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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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Great Hiking place!

Beautiful place to hike, would recommend setting aside 3 days to hike this part of the Gorge. Photos attached are from the ray of sunshine area, best entered from the walnut... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to hike, would recommend setting aside 3 days to hike this part of the Gorge. Photos attached are from the ray of sunshine area, best entered from the walnut garden side. Entrance is 15 yuan, if people ask you to pay more, refuse is that's all you need to pay, the rest is arbitrary. Can get a better,... More 

Thank Guang-Hui C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First part of the hike is quite tough and marred a bit by some construction across the river, however after this the views are some of the finest I have ever seen and despite it being winter it was actually too hot in the sun to wear a jumper. If you get the chance, stay at the Naxi family guesthouse... More 

Thank Luke W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started hiking in the morning. The 28 bends etc almost killed me!! But then other younger hikers have no problems...so get there while you can! OR get a donkey ride up. The climb though hard but very rewarding!! The view is spectacular and if you take it slowly up the mountains, you get rewarded for the most beautiful set... More 

Thank LeePW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TLG is a nice hike if you have a spare few days! It's really easy to follow with nice views along the way. The first day is pretty tough for the average Joe (my husband is super fit and ran off ahead while I struggled behind), and the first two hours are pretty unimpressive due to construction. However, after that... More 

Thank jenna_lou_bd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you have time, please visit this place. Not too far from Lijiang and a must-go place. If you love something natural and beautiful creatures, this is one of the best place for you to go. Staying in Middle TLG is also a great choice. It feels like you're living far awar from the modern life. Its all about nature,... More 

Thank Masyita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Everything well organised. Large car parks and easy walk down to the gorge. The views and scenery are marvellous. Of course you have to walk back up to the top, or you can be carried up if you wish. Personally, I did not find the ascent difficult. There was so much to see and great photo opportunities along the way.... More 

Thank montemaranne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The high trail of the Tiger Leap Gorge in Yunnan is easily one of China’s best hikes, and a must do for anyone visiting Yunnan. I did the hike in a day. By getting an overnight bus from Kunming and starting early (about 6:45am) I was able to comfortably complete the trail by about 14:15 and catch a 15:30 onward... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Tiger Leaping Gorge is breathtaking. A very narrow water way that hurls through a very steep canyon. It is a long walk (many steps) down to the viewing platform by the river but worth the walk. You can see the gorge very well from higher up but the noise, the water agitation is best experienced from beside the water way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I found it to be a difficult hike, it took 7 hours to get to the Halfway House. The initial climb, and the 28 bends are the hardest part. There are little vendors to buy snacks and water from up until the 28 bends then nothing for several hours ! Be prepared

Thank Aaron H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Definitely one of the highlights of my trip in Yunnan. If you have trekking experience, this is a pretty easy day hike although I would still split it into two days just so you can enjoy the scenery more. I would also dedicate some time (afternoon or day) to exploring the lower gorge once you've hiked the upper gorge. In... More 

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