Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), Shangri-La County

4.5
#1 of 187 in Parks in Yunnan
Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
One of the deepest gorges in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) separates two ranges and ranks as a top choice for independent hikers in China. Walk a narrow, winding trail tenaciously clinging to the Haba Xue range, listening to the roar of the Jinsha River as it cuts even deeper into the steep slopes of the Yulong Xue range across the way. View awe-inspiring peaks with a height of 4,000-6,000 m (13,123-19,685 ft) from the gorge, which makes up part of a larger World Heritage Site noted for its ecological diversity. Walk across a sky bridge at its narrowest 30 m (66 ft) width. There is a well-marked high trail and a paved low road that can accommodate vehicles. Options include following a trail on horseback, hiking a smaller section, or trekking from one end to another (which takes two days). Put Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and other Shangri-La County attractions into our Shangri-La County day trip site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • World Heritage site, a magnificent gorge. You can get as close as the riverbank and experience the power of the river at this point. Even though it was not high season, there were many cars at the...  more »
  • We walked the middle section of the gorge from Halfway Guesthouse back to Tea and Horse Guesthouse. Incredible sights and really great photo opportunities. The walk is easy, but getting from the main....  more »
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  • Hiked this in a solid day and a half. The upper and middle sections of the gorge are beautiful. The lower section is not quite as beautiful, but still worth a visit. The entrance fee as of Dec 2018 dropped to 45RMB, half-price for students like in most places. Would recommend for either a hiking excursion or for a drive through.
  • awesome place. we went there for a two day hike and loved it. great nature, very viewy.

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