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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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Wow, incredible mountain landscape!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you like spectacular sights this one is for you. As the Yangtze River makes it's way between the Dragon Snow mountain and the Jade Dragon Snow mountain there's a quite narrow gorge where the water is forced creating a raging torrent. Viewing is easy-park (with the hundreds of others) at the roadside (the free toilets are good)and than take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

We hiked the Tiger leaping gorge in february 2015. weather was great to do it. we bookd a bus with our hostel which would be 40 to the beginning of the trail, close to the school, but we decided to go a little further for 55. We started our hike at kilometer 11 at the lower road and then hiked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015

it was a realty nice place. there a promenade , you are walking about 1.5 km along the river. the view is beautiful and you may see the power of the river. the walking along the river is not difficult and you don't have to clime, it's flat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

Due to a change in circumstances we had to opt for the one day trip, and found useful information very hard to come-by. We discovered that there was a bus that left Lijiang bus station every morning at 8:30am and cost 27rmb each, so we bought two tickets. Later that night we showed our tickets to the staff at our... More 

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