2 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour

At the junction of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau stands one of Yunnan’s more famous spots, Tiger Leaping Gorge. The gorge is tucked neatly between the Yulong Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, which surround its two sides. During this tour, we will hiking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge to appreciate it’s splendid landscape and scenery.


  • Appreciate the splendid landscape around the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Take amazing photos of the renowned attraction.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang- Qiaotou – Halfway Guesthouse
  • Day 2: Bendiwan Village – Hetaoyuan – Lijiang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang- Qiaotou – Halfway Guesthouse

Sightseeing and Activities: Nuoyu Village, 28 Turns Trail, the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba Snow Mountain
Accommodation: Lunch
Meals: Halfway Hostel

At 8:00 AM, met by the tour guide at the hotel and take the public bus to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Tiger Leaping Gorge hike tour is one of the most beautiful trekking tour of Yunnan Province. The hiking trip starts from Qiaotou. About two hours trekking in the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, arrive at Naxi Family and have lunch there.

After lunch, trekking from Naxi Family to 28 zigzagging turns, it will be a challenge for you. From the top of “28 turns” on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge. The go pass Tea Horse Guest House (5 hours) and arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m) to finish today’s trekking. The total trekking route is 26 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours.

Stay at Halfway Hostel(standard room).

Day 2 Bendiwan Village – Hetaoyuan – Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Waterfalls and Streams, Middle Rapids, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Walnut Grove
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina’s Inn (2 hours), after another hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to the Middle Gorge (Middle Hutiao or Middle Rapids), worship the dangerous shoal of “Starriness”, it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.

From Half way Guesthouse to Middle Hutiao or Rapids will take between 3 to 4 hours. Then climb up the gorge to Walnut Grove (Woody’s Guesthouse) using either the Tianti or Yixiantian route. Depending on how tired, choose the one to suit on the day. From Middle Hutiao to Walnut Grove will take 2 or 3 hours and hence the total for the day from Halfway Guesthouse to Walnut Grove will be about 5 to 6 hours.

Finish the trekking and take the public bus (15:00 from Tina’s Hostel) back to Lijiang.

Service Excluded:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.