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Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Be aware of which side the river you go

The Leaping Gorge is a narrow section of the Yantze river with rushing rapids, steep chasms, and lots of fable tales in its history. You can view it from either side. One requires... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Leaping Gorge is a narrow section of the Yantze river with rushing rapids, steep chasms, and lots of fable tales in its history. You can view it from either side. One requires a 2-3 KM walk along the river until you reach the spot. You would easily spend 2-3 hours here in that case. On the other side, you... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

the fun is into hiking/climbing down from the edge to the river. You have to be reasonably fit and not faint hearted as some trails are carved in the rock with not much to hang on to. Forget the upper gorge trail where zillions of tour busses go. Middle trails are the most interesting and the most deserted (fortunately). But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As a family with young kids, we only visited the high gorge and did not do the famous 2-day hike. The site is well organised, as everywhere else we visited in Yunnan, with large viewing platforms at different levels and good staircases to the river level, steep of course but easy to manage. The sight is impressive, with the narrow... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We recently hiked Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Upper Trail - amazing! There are quite a few guest houses along the route which enable you to go from one to the other - we didn't book in advance and managed to find somewhere with no problem. The trail from Qiao Tou to Tea Horse Guest House is pretty tough -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We hiked from Tina's Guesthouse (midpoint hiking trail, I believe) down to the gorge. Very rigorous and at times very steep trail. Allow minimum 3 hours. You can save some time by hiking directly from John's, a short distance below Tina's. Well worth the cost of taxi from Lijiang (about 1.5-2 hours) and then the haggling with local drivers to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Recovering from a case of food poisoning and with two kids, we could only manage walking to the view point at the Lower gorge from the parking lot. We chose to do it on Lijiang side because the trail leading to the view point is flat and does not involve as many stairs. It's about 2.6 km one way. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of our highlights of China. Do not miss this. We hiked the gorge over 2 days on the high trail. Stayed at halfway guesthouse where the food, service and view from our room were all fantastic. Took us 7 hours to get there and then an hour and a half to Tina's the next day for the bus back.... More 

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Gundaroo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fantastic scenery and culture. Challenging walk with beautiful guesthouses to visit for lunch and overnight stays. The gorge is very scenic and one of the best activities to do on a China trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The gorge is just under 2 hours drive from Lijiang. We stopped on the way to see the first bend of the Yangtze and then on to the gorge. The walkway from the car park to the gorge is about 2.5 km and easy going. At the gorge steps take you right down to the river which is very impressive.... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the Gorge is huge as the river finds its way though the Snow mountains, the views are amazing. it is AAAA, so you can expect a good infra structure and washrooms are clean the sight is around 2 hours from Lijiang and arriving there be ready for many many steps. the way back costs RMB 150 for a chair in... More 

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