Tiger Leaping Gorge Climate

Tiger Leaping Gorge Geography

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, At a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak, located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas-World Heritage Site and one of the top hiking route in the world. 

Tiger Leaping Gorge Climate

Tiger Leaping Gorge weather is generally mild, with abundant rainfall and plenty of sunshine. It has an average annual temperature between 13°C (55 F) and 20°C (68 F), without too much change from spring to winter. In summer, the temperature just falls between 10 - 26°C (50 - 79 F) low because of the continuous rain. Coming to winter, the high mountains block the cold air from northern China, so it is still as warm as spring for most of the days.


March and April are best months to hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge for the comfortable weather with temperatures up to 20°C. Take a light jacket. May is even more warmer than April and there are more blooming flora.


It's the rainy season of Tiger Leaping Gorge from June to September. The heavy rain maybe result the gorge closed on certain days.


The scenery from mid-autumn to November is also excellent. Usually dry and sunny, bring a long-sleeve, light sweater and a coat.


A good time to hike the gorge for the sunny weather, dry and clear. While it's cold at night and chilly at morning.

Best Time to Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge hike can be undertaken at any time around the year as it enjoys a mild climate even in winter (5-15 degrees Celsius), but the temperature difference of a day is great. Most of the days are sunny and dry, however, it rains a lot during the rainy season from July to September and there is some risk that paths could be blocked due to landslides. Check the Tiger Leaping Gorge Weather Forecast before you visit.

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