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Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tour Code: KMGP008   Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
Trip Duration: 7 Days  
Departure Day: daily    
Visiting: Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge  
Summary: Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest, longest and narrowest gorge in the world tucked between the Yulong Snow Mountain and the Haba Mountains, offers one of the most attractive trekking in Southwest China. A thunderous roar of the gushing river welcomes you as you approach her, and trekking through will be fantastic and the scenery is absolutely amazing!  
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Day 1 Arrival / Kunming (-/-/-)

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

pon arriving in Kunming, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out onto the city for a little adventure of your own.

Day 2 Kunming (B/L)

Stone ForestToday you will visit Kunming's famous Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created over millennia of rain and weather. A must-see!

Day 3 Kunming / Lijiang (B/L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Fly to Lijiang in the early morning. Visit Lijiang Ancient Town, then go up to the Wangu Pavilion on the top of Lion Hill to have a bird view of the old town. Later, go to visit the Black Dragon Pool from where the view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the most obligatory photo shoot in south-west China. At last, go to the Baisha Mural Paintings. It is a mixture of artists of Chinese Taoist, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans.Tiger Leaping Trek - Halfway House

Day 4 Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge (B/L)

You will then be driven 2 hours to Qiaotou at an altitude of 2070 meters. Then first hike about 1 hour to Naxi Family Guest house, have a good rest there. You will then hike for 5 to 6 hours along the High Trail from Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, pass the gorge's 28 bends till you get to the Half Way Guesthouse. It has a great view of Yulong Snow Mountain and overlooking the Jinshaojiang River Valley. The guest house is simple but quiet and clean. Stay overnight at Half Way Guesthouse.

Day 5 Tiger Leaping Gorge (B/L)

Middle Tiger Leaping GorgeGet up early in the morning to continue your amazing hike. Today you will continue hiking for about 5 hours on the High Trail from the Half Way Guesthouse to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, and then you will hike through the Heaven's Staircase until you get to the Hetaoyuan (Walnut Grove). Stay overnight at the No.1 Woody's house (Guesthouse), which has a viewing platform, offering spectacular views of the gorge and the Yangtze River raging through it.

(For the more adventurous visitors, there is another path called "Heaven of One Thread" from the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge to the Hetaoyuan (Walnut Grove), which takes an hour longer than the above mentioned route, but the scenery is absolutely amazing!)

Day 6 Tiger Leaping Gorge / Lijiang (B/L)

MBlack Dragon PoolToday, you will hike from Hetaoyuan (Walnut Grove) to Daju about 14 kilometers taking about 6 hours. At first you will walk along the Yangtze River on the main road first and then on the small trail down to the bank of the river, where you will take a very simple ferry to get across the Yangtze River (about 20 minutes on the ferry) to the side of Daju. You will continue hiking up on the small trail to the parking lot where your driver will be waiting for you. You will then be driven back to Lijiang.

Day 7 Lijiang / Exit (B)

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.



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Kunming Camellia Hotel Golden Dragon Hotel Green Lake Hotel
Lijiang Sanhe Inn Lijiang Yinxianggucheng Wenyuan Hotel Treasure Harbour International Hotel
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Tiger Leaping Gorge No.1 Woody's house(No star) N/A N/A
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