Tiger Leaping Gorge is the main gorge of the Yangtze River, located in Shangri-La, halfway of both Shangri-La city and Lijiang city (~ 90 km). This park is surrounded by mountains, you even can see Haba and Yulong snow peaks, few waterfalls and caves. If you are a rock enthusiast, this is a great place for you!
TLG has three reaches, with different levels of trekking difficulty or the main scenic spot in middle reach. Few restaurants are available. You have few options to visit this area:
1️⃣ Visit Middle reach scenic spot (pictures), were you climb up and down stairs. Perfect for one day trip, only will take you a couple hours to visit the canyon spot. This area is inclusive for people with disabilities and elders, if you pay an extra fee you can ride the electric stairs all from summit to lower spot (yet, you will be required to climb couple dozens of stairs to reach electric stairs).
2️⃣ You can either go back to Lijiang or take another bus to Shangri-La. That will be an additional hour and a half. This city has no entry fee, and it’s the only site in Tibet that doesn’t request special permit to foreigners to visit.
3️⃣ There is a 3-4 days trekking tour that includes all reaches. Most people indicates upper reaches are the most beautiful. But is only available for trekking groups that will stay in local guesthouses (mostly Tina’s or Judy’s). There tours include visits to local villages.
There is a public bus available from Lijiang to TLG, leaves at 9:30am and gets back around 2pm. Will take you to Shangri-La small town to buy entrance tickets and to Judy’s Guesthouse.
⚠️Bring your wind proof jacket even in summer
📍 Hutiaoxiazhen East Ring Road Tiger Leaping Gorge Scenery Spot Inner, Shangri-La, Deqen
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It is not normal for a river to create the gorge between two magnanimous mountains in the 'U' shape. Such is the force of Jinsha river (金沙湖）formed by the melting of snow from the Jade dragon snow mountain. As per the ancient mythology, it is believed that the tiger 🐅🐯 wanted to cross the river. And a normal tiger wouldn't be able to pull this off, but this one jumped from the very rock in the second picture to cross the river. And so, the gorge is named after this ferocious tiger. One side of the gorge is the 玉龙雪山 and other side is the Shangri-la. With more rain 🌧️ the view will be stupendous in August/September. #tigerleapinggorge #yunnan
Tiger Leaping Gorge. The name is at once enticing and thrilling.
Located in Yunnan, about midway between Lijiang and Shangri-la, this is where to come to see snow-capped mountains, steep cliffs, raging waters and soaring eagles. Hike along an ancient switchbacked trail and breathe the mountain air. Stop to rest in minority villages clinging to the canyon walls amongst steeply terraced fields.
There might not be any tigers today, but the place has a rugged fierceness of its own.
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The tiger statue is very tiny actually from across the gorge. So so crowded, with many steps. But if you are unable to climb up the steps, there’s always the sedan service which cost about rmb 150 to take you up the steep steps. #wintergetaway
Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its size. It is located in the eastern part of Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County. It is divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower gorges, with a total length of about 20 kilometers. In the middle of the gorge is the Jinsha River. On both sides are the snow-capped mountains of Yulong and Haba. The narrowest part of the river is only twenty or thirty meters and with the huge drop, the river flows very rapidly! Tiger Leaping Gorge is also a world-renowned hiking resort visited by many outdoor enthusiasts every year.
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