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

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing hike. Spectacular views. Clean air. Great escape from the much of the rest of China. Can message with specific questions, but we started on evening in Qiaotou. Hiked 1.5 hours to Naxi Family guesthouse. Woke up, started at 930 and hiked to Sean's Guesthouse, arriving around 5. This was after stopping for lunch and a short detour to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have just returned from our 3 days 2 nights hike of the high path of the Tiger Leaping Gorge from Qiaotou to Walnut Grove. This was a total distance of about 25 km. On the first day, we caught the bus ($34) from Lijiang to Qiaotou at 8:30am. We arrived at 10:30am at Qiaotou, going via the toll road,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Before I shared our Tiger Leaping Gorge day trip experience, it is important to know more about the Gorge. Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡) is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River (金沙江), a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. She is located 50 kilometres, north of Lijiang and part of the Three Parallel River of Yunnan Protected Areas World... More

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