3 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour

Hike above the Cloud


You will firstly get to Lijiang where you can take a short stay to explore leisurely in Lijiang Old Town. Then transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge. The hiking takes 2 days to go from Qiaotou to the Halfway. And with this tour, you go the classic trail which offer fantastic landscape and local village custom.

Highlights of this tour

  • Challenge yourself by walking the steep paths in the Tiger Leaping Gorge;
  • Have grand view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain;
  • Step back in ancient time by wandering through the old streets, old bridges, old shops...

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, your guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel with a private car which is comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking.

After a short rest, you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town (Dayan Ancient Town). Take a leisure walk up the Lion Hill and climb up the 33-meter-tall Wanggu Tower - the landmark building of Lijiang to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole old town and countryside scenery, as well as overlook the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Later, be followed a trip to Ming-dynasty style Mufu Palace, the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to know Tusi’s ruling history and appreciate Naxi people’s brilliant culture and fine arts. Then, walk through the old alleys, old bridges, featured shops and bars to Sifang Street Square, a meeting place of sorts and a mingling ground to enjoy lively atmosphere and unwind yourself. If time permits, join the Naxi people and tourists to dance happily in a round.

Lijiang Ancient Town
Day 2 Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge (B)

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In the morning, drive for 2 hours from Lijiang to Qiaotou. Stop on the way for a dramatic view of the Yangzi's near-180-degree turn.

Departing from Qiaotou (Hutiaoxia Town), buy the ticket, then walk a few minutes to the High Road which refers the hiking paths on the upper region of mountains. You will hike about 1.5 hours to Naxi Family Guest House. Keep hiking from Naxi Family Guest House, then you need to climb up some steep narrow paths, such as the challenging hiking section of Tiger Leaping Gorge – the 28 Bends. Keep hiking until you reach Tea & Horse Guest House.

Accommodate at Tea & Horse Guest House.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 3 Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking (B)

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If possible, you can try to get up early to enjoy the breathtaking view of sunrise, then go to have a breakfast. Today, you will hike from Tea & Horse Guest House to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Firstly, take a 2-hour hiking to get to Halfway. Then start to hike downhill to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, which will take about 3 hours. Many hikers regard this part as the best highlight of all hiking in the gorge during which you can get vivid views of the sweep deep gorges, furious Jinshanjiang River, huge rocks,etc.

Climb up the hiking paths back to the highway where your driver will pick you up, and drive to back to Lijiang or ahead to Shangri La.

Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge

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