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Tiger Leaping Gorge is located in the northeast of Longpan Township, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, 105 kilometers away from Zhongdian County and 35 kilometers away from the First Bay of Yangtze River. After the rushing Jinsha River flowed through the first bay of the Yangtze River in Shigu Town, it suddenly turned north and hardened from the crack between Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Formed the world’s most spectacular Grand Canyon, the narrowest part of the valley is the Tiger Leaping Gorge landscape.
The canyon is in the upper reaches of the Jinsha River, with a total length of 18 kilometers. It is divided into three parts: the tiger jump, the middle tiger jump, and the lower tiger jump. The road is 25 kilometers.
To the east is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and to the west is the Haba Snow Mountain in Diqing. The vertical height of the canyon is 3790 meters, which is one of the deepest canyons in the world.
The narrowest place in the river is only 30 meters. Tiger Leaping Gorge is at the junction of Shangri-La and Lijiang, so most visitors to Lijiang or Shangri-La will visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge to see this magnificent canyon landscape.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: the upper tiger jump, the middle tiger jump, and the lower tiger jump. Each section has its own characteristics and is worth a visit.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: the upper, middle and lower tigers. They are all hiking. The walking time of the tiger jumping is about 2 hours, the walking time of the tiger jumping is about 4 hours, and the walking time of the tiger jumping is at least 2 days. You must first determine which section to go.
LiJiang Tiger Leaping Gorge
How to get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from LiJiang
Lijiang Hotel– Tiger Leaping Gorge Charter Car
7 seats car with driver (buick GL8)
250 USD total (round trip)
- 5 seats or 7 seats car with good condition
- round way trip
- Parking fee，fuel cost，toll gate fee…
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- insurance coverage of passengers
- ChengDu Hotel Pick up and drop off
- scenic spot admission tickets
- scenic spot cable car…
- personal expense
- english tour guide
- tips for driver, depends on service
LiJiang Tiger Leaping Gorge Photo
LiJiang Tiger Leaping Gorge Tourist Map
Among them, the upper tiger jump is the narrowest section of the entire canyon, the narrowest point is less than 30 meters, and the water flow here is large.
The rushing rivers and the boulders fight each other, the waves splash, the roaring sounds through the canyon, and many tourists will take photos here.
At 9 kilometers from the tiger’s jump, there is a town called Tiger Leaping Gorge, also known as Qiaotou Town.
Lijiang is only 99 kilometers away from Qiaotou Town, while Shangri-La County is also 96 kilometers south of Qiaotou Town.
The bridgehead is a market town with a river facing east and a narrow north-south direction. The town of Zhendong is named after the Jinjiang River.
Although the Tiger Leaping Gorge Town is not large, the restaurants and hotels on the streets are prepared for tourists who come here. Don’t worry about the tourists who come to Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is very convenient to eat in Tiger Leaping Gorge Town. The local special flavor food is worth tasting.
However, it should be noted that the price of dining in Tiger Leaping Gorge is more expensive, so you must first ask the price and order again.
The Chinese tiger jumped 5 kilometers from the tiger, and the special danger was very large. The “Gypsophila” reef area is the most dangerous place here.
In the 100-meter canyon, the reefs are standing, the water is rushing, the waves are shot, and the waves of the river are filled. It looks like the stars of the Milky Way, hence the name.
Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge refers to starting from Tiger Leaping Gorge Town (Qiaotou), taking the mountain trail through the entire canyon and finally arriving at the Lijiang Township, or vice versa.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge can be counted as an “international route”. From the 1980s, some foreign backpackers will take the mountain trails through the canyon.
Gradually, there is a simple inn in the canyon for hikers to rest, offering simple dining. The road runs through the entire canyon, and the hiking trails are getting better and better. The hotels and hostels along the way have also increased, and the facilities have gradually improved. Walking the Tiger Leaping Gorge is a very comfortable journey.
On the hike, the Tiger Leaping Gorge can also see the elegance of the Jinsha River. In fact, only the Zhonghu Leaping Gorge can reach the Jinsha River.
If there is a fear of high passengers, it is not recommended.
Because the mountain roads on the way are relatively steep, many downhill roads have no steps, and they are all curved roads, which test the guts and physical strength of the hikers.
On the way, some roads were built by the villagers spontaneously, so they will be charged when they pass.
The villagers built roads and bridges in this steep mountain cliff, risking their lives, so that tourists can enjoy the mighty Jinsha River, but the tolls are not much.
When the river is the largest in August and September, the entire area near the dull stone will be inundated, and visitors will not be able to reach the river. Otherwise, they may face the danger of being swept away by the river.
And the things that tourists fall into the river are endless, so it is best to buy insurance. On the way from the tiger jump to the next tiger jump, there will be a small village. The village is full of walnut trees, so it is called the walnut garden.
Tourists walking through the gorge in the morning, whether in the morning from Qiaotou Town or from Dazhi Township, whether they take the gravel road or the Haba Mountain Trail, they can just arrive here for dinner and stay overnight.
Therefore, the walnut garden has become a special scene of the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
It should be noted that the Dashengou Waterfall located between the Walnut Garden and the Zhongxia Hotel will fall into the rocks regardless of the rain. It is very dangerous!
It takes two and a half days for the hiking route to go easily. If you go fast, it only takes two days.
Walking Tiger Leaping Gorge requires a certain amount of physical strength. It is best to avoid rainy days and may encounter dangers such as landslides.
Walking physical exertion is large, and can bring some high-calorie foods, such as chocolate, malted milk, beef jerky, etc. to replenish energy at any time.
Entering the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Lijiang, it should be entered from Dazhi Township in Lijiang County. This is actually the Xihuoxia section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
After the tiger jumped, the tiger jumped to the town of Qiaotou in Shangri-La.
The next tiger jump has a huge depth of 1 km. It is close to the exit of the Tiger Leaping Gorge and is the best place to enjoy the Tiger Leaping Gorge landscape.
After crossing the ferry, I went to the side of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Take the “Zhi” mountain road and climb a mountain ridge. You can walk straight into a large road along a wide road.
On this road, looking back at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, you can see two snow-capped mountains at the same time. The one on the left is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and the one on the right is the Haba Snow Mountain.
The dark shadow between the two snow-capped mountains is the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The two snow peaks are comparable to the shoulders, and the scene is spectacular!
From Lijiang or Shangri-La, take the shuttle bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town or Dazhi Township, and you can enter Tiger Leaping Gorge from both the Tiger Leaping Gorge Town and Dazhi Township.
The route that often goes is from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town (bridge head) or big, and enters Tiger Leaping Gorge. If you are departing from Lijiang, it is best to go to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town (Qiaotou) and enter the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
how to get to tiger leaping gorge
Lijiang has two buses (8:00, 8:30) to the town of Tiger Leaping Gorge every day, and the fare is 20-23 yuan. You can also take the shuttle bus to Shangri-La County and get off at Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Shangri-La County has a number of shuttle buses to Lijiang every day, and you can get off at Tiger Leaping Gorge Town. The fare is about 20 yuan.
From Lijiang, you can charter car to Tiger Leaping Gorge. pls consult with westchinago.