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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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A Must if you are in China

You can take a tour group from Nanning in Guangxi province and probably many other cities in southern China. Or do as we did and go to the ancient town of Lijiang in Yunnan... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can take a tour group from Nanning in Guangxi province and probably many other cities in southern China. Or do as we did and go to the ancient town of Lijiang in Yunnan Province (see my review) which makes a good base for seeing the Gorge (coach about 90 minutes from Lijiang), visiting the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Would 100% recommend doing the two day upper trekking route! We organised a lift from Lijiang to Qiaotou by calling Tina's guesthouse the day before and they were even able to take our luggage and store it for free. We could then pick it up at Tina's the end of the hike. The journey from Lijiang to qiaotou takes around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As an inexperienced hiker, this was both the most difficult and most beautiful hike I've ever done. It's amazing, but make sure you're in good shape. It's never very dangerous, but you do want to keep your wits about you. ADVICE: -There are several splits in the road. If you hike at separate paces, if you get separated, wait at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rushing waters of Tiger Leaping Gorge is mesmerizing, but do watch out for the slippery steps as you are going down the gorge (it may be a bit steep). For the elderly who might have some trouble climbing up the stairs from the gorge, porters are available to carry you to the entrance (for a fee of course). A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Weather was good and very easy to do yourself and stay along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was worried about doing this hike because I was by myself and it had been rainy in the gorge. I took the shuttle bus (not public bus) from my hostel in Lijiang and figured I would at least give it a try. I'm so glad I went. This hike was one of the best experiences in my entire life.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a tour near the entrance of Lijiang old town for ¥110 each person to go to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Next day, we were pick up by bus at South Entrance of Lijiang old town at 7 in the morning. We were taken to many "undesired" places before TLG. A lake and a places like museum, we didnt take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike through stunning scenery. Path is easy to follow. First day is tougher and would suggest staying at the first guesthouse after the 28 bands rather than going on to the halfway house which is actually more than halfway. Hiking time was around 4-5 hrs on the first day and 3 hours on the second. Be aware that on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are feeling quite victorious after hiking the upper trail in two days. We packed lightly (backpack, phone, rain coat, change of clothes, money, ID, basic toiletries, ibuprofen, water and snacks). Here is an overview of our trip- Day 1: We arrived in Qiaotou by bus from Lijiang Bus Station. The bus ticket was more expensive (45 RMB) due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driven up the Upper Road to Half-Way House, then hiked over to Tina's. Our trek took 2 - 2½ hours at a leisurely pace. Spectacular views of the Gorge throughout the hike, and ours was one of many hikes available for enthusiasts. Our only mistake was going during the rainy season, which made footing treacherous, and subjected us... More 

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