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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Traveler Description: The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek is very hard work so shouldn't be taken lightly - if you are not fit, do some work before you embark on the trek or... more »
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

trekking through the gorge, A must do in Yunnan. I recommend to spend 2 days for a wonderful trekking in the gorge. Have a look to the middle Tiger Leaping gorge and climb down to the river. Great but take care it is a bit difficult climb.

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I did the walk between Tea Horse GH to Tina's. I started my walk from the lower road and hike up to TH. The path was from gravel and can accomodate only one car. There was no sign up to TH and the path had some branch.I took the wrong branch that straight to Halfway GH. The path between TH... More

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great! You have to go down and climb up for around 1000 steps! But worth the view.. I went down for the great fjord view and took around 30 minutes for me to go up hahaha.. watch out! You have to prepare your oxygen since it is still thousands feet above see level..

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Aiea, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

beware altitude and need for water, gorge is powerful brown water, hike down dirt and wood plank trail. Close to bottom of trail you have two different families asking for trail support fees...a couple of bucks ok but felt like a squeeze...note if you get sick on way back up there is no ski patrol to help...you are on your... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great views from the desks..best seen after a day if rain as the river is more active. Do not go on a weekend as too many people, our guide William Yang took us there on a week day, less people. Also had lunch at a little Restaurant away from the Tour Bus, but still over looking the river

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we took our time (3 days) on the walk and took in the scenery. we enjoyed staying at the local teahouses along the way and taking in the surrounding mountains. well worth it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Only had a day's time, so didn't do the trek on the high path to get from Upper Rapids to Middle Rapids, which we heard was not too fantastic compared to the Middle Rapids trek and will take at least the entire day. Continued the journey on the bus that took us from Lijiang to Tina's Guesthouse at Middle Rapids.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very scenic,wood steps all the way down, allow at least one hour, Also possible doing day trip from Lijiang.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped at the gorge whist travelling from Lijang to Shangri la. It was great to stop and have fresh air whilst climbing down to see the water thundering past. There are 2 sides that you can choose from- one with a few km walk and the other with about 500 steps down. We went the steps route and it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Best attraction around the area in my opinion. Allow a few hours to hike along the trail, but be prepared to shell out RMB10 each time you pass a checkpoint (total of 3 in the trail). There're 3 ascents, Along the middle one, which is called 天梯 or "Sky Ladder", after climbing a ladder towards the top, you can rent... More

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