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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Quite a sight and experience. Best go with a guide to give you the run-down and show you the best places, and also to get away from the tourists, who arrive in hordes to the rock and viewing area.

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Cupertino, Santa Clara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its a ROCK!!! nothing special about a rock. but the walk was nice along the semi polluted river. I would skip this place and save 3 hours doing something else.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went for a two day hike here and it was absolutely amazing. This is our highlight of China, the view is unbelievable. A must if you go to China!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Did the most common hike over 2 days sleeping at the halfway hostel. The gorge itself is really amazing with amazing views. The walk was relatively strenuous at the start due to the real path being closed due to a landslide.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Climbing up to the high-point of the trail at 2640m you are awarded impressive views, and a wonderful sense of achievement after having tackled the '28 Bends'. Be warned, the views remain the same throughout most of the hike, and the path can be challenging at times to an inexperienced hiker. There are several other similar trails in places like... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

TLG is beautiful - stunning scenery draped with ever changing clouds However - you need to make an effort The daytrippers from Li Jiang get dumped in a dirty overcrowded area with limired views and piles of litter. You need to travel down the gorge to really experience it - either by hiking or by small taxi to one of... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We booked a day tour from Lijiang to the gorges. With a small group we drove in a bus in about 2 hours to the start of a hike. We went a steep path down to the river. Along the way, the views were really splendid and very impressive, the neighboring mountains have a very high altitude. For the way... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was a trek planned a year ago and we were so looking forward to. I hiked with my teenage daughter and my sister who has never done a day of serious walking. She completed the hike on the back of a horse 'Sugar' after an hour's hike from Qioatou! The horse vendor who followed us with 2 horses finally... More 

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Atlanta, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I went with a guided tour hiking on the upper trail on the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It was just an amazing experience with a lot of beautiful scenery. I especially like the small guest house we stayed during our trek. I believe its called something with Naxi. I can recommend this trek to anyone who is physically fit but take... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Start in the village (Qioatou?), don't let your driver drop you randomly at the side of the mountain! My friend and I are pretty fit but the hike still took almost 8 hours with only 3 short breaks. Of course that includes a 2-hr detour bc we were dropped at the side of the mountaint. Everyone talks about the 28... More 

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