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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

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Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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There is nothing I can add to the reviews already here except that this is breathtakingly beautiful attraction. You see the placid Yangzte turning into a roaring gorge. Apparently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

There is nothing I can add to the reviews already here except that this is breathtakingly beautiful attraction. You see the placid Yangzte turning into a roaring gorge. Apparently the water changes colours and level with the seasons. We happened to be there on a sunny day at the end of the rains. In other words, the water was muddy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Simply Amazing !!! Magnificent view through the forest in the west south of China. Many influence of Tibetan culture. I recommend make this route in 2 days doing a stop in the Mama Natchi lodge hotel in the top of the mountain. Foot massage can be especially helpful to continue the trip the morning after.

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the most amazing hikes! Challenging in some places, but guest houses along the route where you can stay if it rains or you get tired. The upper trail is quiet and full of nature and spectacular views. When you get to Tina's, definitely go down and check out the river up close! One of the best hikes I've... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The gorge is nestled in the mountains between Lijiang and ShangriLa. We left Lijiang around 8 am; a 90 minute bus ride to the entrance of the park. A two hour relatively easy climb to the Naxi Guesthouse for a leisurely lunch. Enjoy this luch because the next bit is the strenuous 28 bends going to the highest point of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I did the hike and it was amazing. The views were great and it was pretty quiet. (If you've been to China, you'll know how rare it is to find a tourist location that isn't bursting with Chinese tourists.) The hike isn't too hard. The 28 bends are short. In fact, I found the hike to the start of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a really great trek. There is no need for a guide, just get the bus to Qia Tou - Check in at Janes and go the next day along the path which is not that hard to find. I found a great travelling partner at the hostel and the two days of Trekking were absolutely amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This UNESCO site is one of the more interesting geological sites in China. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Filled with Chinese tourists -- some of which are very pushy -- this is not a spot to be rushed through. There are about 400 steps to the bottom of the gorge. The gorge is divided into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This hike is a good 3 hard hours but the gorge is undeniably the greatest attraction Yunnan has to offer. There are two paths down to the gorge kept up by locals so there are a few fees. Take the trail by the Tibet hostel not by Tina's it's less populated and more scenic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were here in July, and the water was fairly high. Thunderous water reverberates in your body, and it's really a mesmerizing experience. A fun hike up and down the stairs, especially if you've been sitting in a car for a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We started our first day in Shangri-la. We arranged a car with the very nice lady of the hotel. (Kevin's trekking inn). The car was ready at 6am. After a 2 hour drive we arrived at the ticket office, were we bought a ticket to enter the track. Nobody ever checked our ticket but.. Ok.. The car took our big... More 

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