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

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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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  • We went just after two days of continuous rain so we really heard and felt the power of the world's third longest river. The walk down is not the easiest and the walk up would be next to impossible.....  more »
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge is fantastic. We did the Upper Trail and loved it! We didn't see many other people and it felt like having the place to ourselves! The hike can be a little tricky in some parts...  more »
  • 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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