Welcome to Tiger Leaping Gorge


One of the deepest gorges in the world, it measures 16km long and is a giddy 3900m from the waters of the Jīnshā River (Jīnshā Jiāng) to the snowcapped mountains of Hābā Shān (Hābā Mountain) to the west and Yùlóng Xuěshān to the east, and, despite the odd danger, it’s gorgeous almost every single step of the way.


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$115 Private & Custom Tours

Lijiang Private Full-Day Highlight Trip with Black Dragon Pool

In the morning, you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Lijiang at 8am. It will take about 60km from Lijiang to First Bend on the Yangtze River. It has the amazing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The village of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.After that ,you`ll enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch in the restaurant. Continue to drive another 40 km and you will arrive Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha, it is because there is rumor to say that you are able to find gold in the river. In the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, you can walk about 2.6km to Tiger Leaping Rock. It is a nice walking along the Jinsha River and Marble trail, the view is breathtaking. In the afternoon, you will head to Black Dragon Pond Park and Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture. Black Dragon Pond Park is a famous pond in the scenic Jade Spring Park (Yu Quan Gong Yuan) located at the foot of Elephant Hill, a short walk north of the Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan province, China. It was built in 1737 during the Qing dynasty and offers a spectacular view of the region's tallest mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, over its white marble bridge. At the Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum. If you want, you can also attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace(at your own expense).  Your tour will end by dropping you off at your centrally located hotel in Lijiang.

$145 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge Private Trekking Tour from Lijiang

Day 1 Lijiang- Qiaotou - Halfway Guesthouse At 8:00, pick you up at your hotel in Lijiang downtown. Drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Tiger Leaping Gorge hike tour is one of the most beautiful trekking tour of Yunnan Province. Your hiking trip starts from Qiaotou.About two hours trekking in the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, you will arrive at Naxi Family and have lunch there.It is easy trekking from Qiaotou to Naxi Family, but beautiful scenery. After lunch, a trekking from Naxi Family to 28 zigzagging turns will be a challenge for you .From the top of "28 turns" on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge. The go pass Tea Horse Guest House (5 hours) and arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m) to finish today's trekking. The total trekking route is 26 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours. Meals: Lunch Accommodation: Halfway Guesthouse Day 2 Bendiwan Village-Hetaoyuan-Lijiang In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina's Inn (2 hours) after another hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to the Middle Gorge (Middle Hutiao or Middle Rapids), worship the dangerours shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River. From Half way Guesthouse to Middle Hutiao or Rapids will take between 3 to 4 hours. Then climb up the gorge to Walnut Grove (Woody’s Guesthouse) using either the Tianti or Yixiantian route. Depending on how tired, choose the one to suit on the day. So from Middle Hutiao to Walnut Grove will take 2 or 3 hours and hence the total for the day from Halfway Guesthouse to Walnut Grove will be about 5 to 6 hours. Transfer back to Lijiang via the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge. Drop you off to your hotel in Lijiang downtown. Service ends.Meals: breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: none

$537 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days Shangri-La Circle Tour and Three Parallel Rivers Adventure Start from Shangrila

Day 1 - Shangri La - DeqinOur driver and tour guide will pick you up at 8am from your hotel, drive 6 to 7 hours to Deqin County (3400m altitude) which is 187km away from Zhongdian through Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, you will be able to view Baimang Snow Mountain if the weather is clear, pass the top part of today at 4292m altitude at 156km. After traversing mountain ranges, you will make a short stop and have lunch at Benzilan town, take some shots on the first bend of Jinsha(Yangtze) River, Dongzhulin monastery and Baima (white horse) Snow Mountain. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages.Stay at Feilaisi(Note: hotel will be managed by yourselves).Day 2 - Feilaisi-Meili Snow Mountain-CizhongEnjoy the sunrise view of Meili Snow Mountain, visit Mekong Grand Canyon between Baima Snow Mountain and Meili Snow Mountain; trek 2 hours to visit Mingyong Glaciers and Mingyong Village.After lunch,drive to Cizhong Village and visit Cizhong Catholic Church.Stay at Cizhong Village(Note: hotel will be managed by yourselves).Day 3 - Cizhong-Weixi-TachengDrive to Tacheng and visit Tacheng National Snub-nosed Monkey Park and Lisu ethnic villages.Stay at Tacheng Town(Note: hotel will be managed by yourselves).Day 4 - Tacheng-Shigu-Tiger Leaping Gorge-LijiangDrive along the Yangtze River to Shigu Old Town, visit the First Bend of Yangtze River;Drive to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge;Drive to Lijiang.Drop you to Lijiang Airport. Service ends.

$233 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Shangrila City Tour from Lijiang

Day1 - Lijiang-Shigu-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangrila From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge,the Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu Old Town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you'll head for Shangri La, the former Zhongdian which is well known as the paradise destination for every tourist. Upon arrival in Shangri La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. Walk around Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. Walk up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of shangrila county and Dukezong Ancient Town. Stay overnight in Kersang's Relay Station guesthouse.Day2 Shangrila-LijiangIn the morning, visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace ', so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.Drive around Napahai Lake and visit some Tibetan villages and families. Then drive back to Lijiang.Service ends.

$158 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Trip to Yangtze River First Bend, Shigu Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang

Tour Guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am after your eat breakfast, then drive around 1.5 hours for the first stop: The First Bend of Yangtze River: The Yangtze River Bend, as its name denotes, is the spot where the south running river suddenly turns northward due to changes in the shape of the nearby mountain ranges which form a mammoth V shape at this spot. The second sport is Town Shigu. Town Shigu is one of the most famous ancient town at the river bank of the upper reaches of Yangtze River. As there is a drum-shaped stone tablet carved with white marble, hence the source for name of the town. The diameter of the stone tablet is 1.5 m and the thickness is 0.7 m. It is said that if the society is unrest, the drum will go crazy, but when the society is peaceful again, the drum will close. Lunch time, you might enjoy your food at  local restaurants. After lunch, you will visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is one of deepest gorge in the world, you might feel the power of nature, we spend 1 hour in Tiger Leaping Gorge and drive 1.5 hours back to Lijiang for your hotel.

$819 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Classic Tour to visit most famous Cities of Kunming Dali Lijiang and Shangri-La

Day 1: KunmingThe tour guide and driver will pick you up from Kunming airport then take you to visit Yunnan Provincial Museum to know Yunnan's history and the rich ethnic culture.Day 2: Kunming - Stone Forest - DaliAfter pick up from your hotel you will be served with freshly brewed tea at the Yunnan Puer Tea Ceremony. Later on you head to the Stone forest also known as the "First Wonder Under Heaven" UNESCO listed in 2007. Get delighted by this magical, mystical place where culture, legend, and natural history share the stage with limestone rock formations. You will then be served with a local authentic lunch then afterwards head to the train station to catch the first class over night soft sleeper train to Dali.Day 3: DaliArrive in Dali in the early morning where the local guide and driver meet you and take you for breakfast at first. Enjoy the beautiful view from the outside of three pagodas then go ahead and check in the hotel and have a rest. In the afternoon we visit the spectacular Dali Old Town sandwiched between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. This will then be followed by hotel drop off.Day 4: Dali - LijiangXizhou village is your first stop on this day after hotel pick up where you will be treated with a genuine tea ceremony of local Bai ethnic group along with a song and dance performance.Afterwards we head to Erhai for a lake cruise then have a local lunch before we take a relaxed and comfortable drive to Lijiang. Check in the hotel upon arrival.Day 5: LijiangVisit the famous Black Dragon Pond after hotel pick up at first then move to the beautiful Dongba Museum which presents the different aspects of its rich and complex culture through a range of exhibits, including a scroll depicting the progression of the soul and various altars and paintings. Stop for lunch the visit the tranquil Jade Water Village and ride a horse on the green meadow before hotel drop off.Day 6: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-laEnjoy a relaxed drive to Shangri-la after hotel pick up then visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge en route. From Tiger Leaping Gorge, it takes another 105km and about 2.5 hours’ drive, you will be taken to Shangri-la.You will have a local lunch on ways to Shangri-la. Overnight: Shangri-laDay 7: Shangri-Lapick you up from hotel. You will be driven to Songzanlin Lamasery. Songzanlin Lamasery is regarded as little Potala Palace of Tibet . Another 15 miuntes’ drive, you will be taken to Baiji Temple.After lunch, you will be taken to Napahai Lake in 15 minutes’ drive. Napahai Lake is a highland lake. The visiting time is one hour. Overnight: Shangri-LaDay 8: Shangri-la (Departure)You will be send to Shangri-la airport by. From airport, driver and tour guide will say farewell to you .

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