5 Days Lijiang Highlights Tour to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

This 5 days tour will take you to enjoy the beautiful scenery at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and hiking at the one of the deepest gorges in the world – Tiger Leaping Gorge.


  • Enjoy the splendid scenery in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
  • Hiking at one of the finest treks – Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Explore the elegance and charms of Lijiang.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang Arrival
  • Day 2: Lijiang-Shigu-Nuoyu-Yachaguo
  • Day 3: Yachaguo-Bendiwan-Middle Gorge-Hetaoyuan
  • Day 4: Hetaoyuan-Lower Gorge-Daju-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Lijiang
  • Day 5: Lijiang Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:

Upon your arrival, met by tour guide and escorted to your hotel. Then explore this city on your own.

Day 2 Tiger Leaping Gorge

Sightseeing and Activities: Qiaotou Elementary School, Naxi Family Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive 2 hours from Lijiang to Qiaotou Town, enjoy the upper Yangtze River Valley on the way.

Start the hiking from Qiaotou Elementary School, arrive at Naxi Family Guesthouse in Zhongnuoyu Village(2 hours hiking) and have lunch there.

After lunch, continue the hiking to the 28 Zigzag Turns trail(2 hours), finish the trekking of the 28 turns, you will have a wonderful view of the Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Trek 1 hour to Yachaguo Village and stay in Tea Horse Hostel.

Day 3 Yachaguo-Bendiwan-Middle Gorge-Hetaoyuan

Sightseeing and Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Bendiwan Village, Guanyin Temple, Guanyi Waterfall, Bamboo Forest,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Yixiantian Ray of Sunshine in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

Enjoy the sunrise view of the Tiger Leaping Gorge from the hotel.

After breakfast, trek 1.5 hours to Bendiwan Village and take a break at Halfway Hostel where you will have a nice view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Trek along the small trail on the cliff, visit Guanyin Temple and Guanyi Waterfall on the way(1.5 hours).

Arrive in the Bamboo Forest,trek down to Tins’s Hostel in the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge(1 hour).

After lunch in Tin’as Hostel, continue the hiking down to the Middle Rapids(2 hour) which is the narrowest part of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Trek along the Yangtze River from the Middle Rapids to Hetaoyuan Village and stay at Saen’s Hostel.

Day 4 Hetaoyuan-Lower Gorge-Daju-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yak Meadow, Baishuihe River, Blue Moon Valley, Ganhaizi Meadow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang

In the morning, do 2 hours easy walking along the road from Hetaoyuan to Xincun Village and enjoy the nice view of the Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Cross the Yangtze River from Daju Ferry, arrive at Daju Town for your lunch.

Transfer to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take the chairlift to visit Yak Meadow.

Transfer back to Lijiang, visit Baishuihe River, the Blue Moon Valley and Ganhaizi Meadow on the way.

Day 5 Lijiang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Explore this city at leisure until being transferred to the airport to take your flight. Service ends.

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.