6 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour

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Tour Code: CTG-YN07

Tour Description

If you want to discover how great the almighty natural is, you can come with us! We take you to hike stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which those both lay on the upper reaches of Yangtze River. In such pollute-free surroundings, take deep breath and walk along narrow pass on the cliff of Snow Mountain. You could enjoy it.

Tour the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Explore the breathtaking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Taking fantastic photos of the snow mountains, steep valley, rushing water, etc.

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang - Free time
Today's Activities

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our guide at the Airport and then transfer to the hotel in Lijiang Old Town. Relax during the remainder of the afternoon and evening to explore Lijiang Old Town. If you have enough free time, recommend you to visit the Mu Mansion which is famed as Forbidden City of Naxi people. Then ascent Wangu Tower on Small Lion Hill enjoy vistas of breathtaking scenery over the rooftops of Lijiang and the great Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Tonight you will stay at the featured hotel in Lijiang.

Day 2 Lijiang - Daju - Tiger leaping Gorge (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

At 8:00 departure from Lijiang, drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then catch a cable car to the summit of the Yak Meadow, one of 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. 1 hour walk around the summit (about 3km), half hour cable car down the mountain. Then head for Daju town. After lunch at local the guest house, walk down the mountain to the river valley and then cross the Yangtze river by boat which was run by local naxi people. Enjoy the low ranch view of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Then take half hour to climb up the mountain and trek another 2-3 hours to the hotel you will stay for tonight - Woody Guest House. For today, total walking distance is about 40km.

jade dragon snow mountain  tiger leaping gorge sign on the way of trekking          
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tiger Leaping Gorge Sign on the way of trekking          
Day 3 Tiger Leaping Gorge (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

In the morning, continue our trekking to reach Tina's Inn. Walk for 3 hours along the river valley to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge Rock, then climb up the mountain by a path of "ladder" to the hotel you will stay for tonight - Tina's Inn. For today, Today the total walking distance is about 40km.

rushing jinsha river tiger leaping gorge rock steep cliff          
Rushing Jinsha River Tiger Leaping Gorge Rock Steep cliff          
Day 4 Tiger Leaping Gorge (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

In the morning start your trekking from Tina's Inn. Walk on the "high way" trail on mountains for 3-6 hours. Along the way, you will enjoy the view of the Jade Dragon from different level, there are thousands of photo opportunities for the Snow Mountain. In the afternoon you will reach the hotel you are going to stay tonight - Halfway Guest House. The rest of the day is free at leisure, you may just seating at the yard of the guesthouse with a cup of tea or coffee or bear, enjoy the view and relaxed yourself from daily fairs. You can also walking in along the village or the field and the forest. For today, total walking distance is about 30km.

Qiao Family Compound tiger leaping gorge hiking village on the way of hiking          
Tiger Leaping Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Village on the way of hiking          
Day 5 Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

In the morning, continue trekking for 5 hours. On the way you will pass the most difficult part of 28 turns. Then have lunch at Naxi Guest House, the best restaurant you can find in the gorge. In the following 1 hour, it is leisure time for you. Afterwards go to Qiaotou town. Your coach will pick you up here and take you back to Lijiang. Upon arriva, check in your hotel in Lijiang. Overnight at hotel in Lijiang.

Qiao Family Compound  28 turns torrent under hiker's foot          
View of the great gorge from top of mountain Famous '28 turns' Torrent under hiker's foot          
Day 6 Lijiang Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to the Airport for your flight. Wish you a thoroughly happy tour!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches; Hotels: accommodation in mentioned cities;
Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary ; Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers; Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide;
Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges.
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Lijiang
Treasure Harbour International Hotel
The Treasure Harbour International Hotel is located in the main trunk highway of Lijiang –Shangri-la Road. Just north of the hotel are the miraculous and grand Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the old, and mysterious, Shuhe Ancient City. The hotel is only 30 minutes drive from Lijiang Airport.
Sightseeing Hotel
Built in traditional Chinese courtyard style, Sightseeing Hotel is located on Lijiang Shangri-La Road. The hotel offers first-class service to each and every one of our guests. It is located just five minutes away from the Dayan old city and 28kms from the airport, an ideal place for travel, business and relaxation.
Old Town Grand Hotel
The Old Town Grand Hotel is in the absolute centre of Lijiang and is located in the entrance of ancient town. Rooms on the north side have magnificent views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain range, while the old town is just outside the front door, within walking distance of many scenic spots including the Dongba Cultural Center and Black Dragon Pool.
Hotel in Middle Gorge
Half Way Guest House (local best)
Located on the only way of Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking, Halfway is a hostel on Haba Snow Mountain at the height of 3500-3600 meters (2.17-2.24miles). It has more than 50 beds, 8 double Rooms but more Tripe Rooms and Quad Rooms.
Hotel in Lower Gorge
Walnut Grove Woody Inn (local best)
Woody Guesthouse is located at the cross road of the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Lower Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge. The main facilities are standard rooms and ordinary rooms with more than 50 beds; a sight seeing restaurant which can hold 60 people; 3 opening platforms and all-day hot water. 2 small passenger cars are offered by the hostel.

Meals in the Package

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 5 breakfasts and 4 lunches.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


Because of the proximity to so many food styles, the cuisine of Lijiang is diverse. Great attention is paid to bringing out the natural flavors and there are a number of local delicacies worth trying. Square Street in the center of Old Town is an ideal place to find some of the best local dishes.

Yak Chafing Dish Cici Bean Jelly
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