The British embassy staff tour - two days treking at Tiger Leaping Gorge
The junction of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau stands one of Yunnans 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.The 17km-long gorge is divided into three segments with an aggregate fall of 210 meters. At the opening of the gorge, which is also the mouth of the Jinsha River, a Herculean pebble, about 30 meters wide, seems to be stranded amidst the billowing waves.You can witness an incredibly loud, churning, foaming river relentlessly pounding giant boulders in its path. Tiger Leaping Gorge is an unforgettable display of powerfully intense raw nature. Having been adventured by western intrepid hikers since 1980s, the gorge used to offer two hiking footpaths: the High Trail and the Low Road. Today the Low Road was transformed into a vehicular road. Fortunately, the easily accessible High Trail, with well-marked signs, clean and friendly lodges, amazing landscapes, still offers a wonderful trek to any fit traveler who loves wild nature.
Tour Dates Destinations Distance Todays Activities Meals
Day 1 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge 120KM The First Bend of Yangtze River, the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge,Nuoyu Village
Day 2 Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang 120KM Guanyin Waterfalls, Bamboo Forest, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge,Walnut Grove Garden, Daju Town