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Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike Guide

Tiger Leaping Gorge is known as one of the top ten hikes in the world which attracts innumerous visitors to come to visit. However, the famous tourist attraction has no bus station and travelers have to go to Qiaotou Town to catch bus or even hire a local driver with a car for the returning journey.

Tiger Leaping Gorge in Rainy Season

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Travelers on the view platform are closely experiencing huge waves in Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Travel Tips

  1. Opening time for the gorge is from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Sunday. The Gorge has a length of 18 kilometers. To visit it from Lijiang, travelers are charged CNY 65 Yuan per person for sightseeing tickets. To visit it from Shangri La, it is said no entrance ticket is required.
  2. The gorge stretches from Lijiang to Shangri La and it is divided into three sections accordingly including Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. The steep and precipitous Lower Gorge in Shangri la is favored more by hikers and backpackers.
  3. Best time to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge is from Apirl to June as well as September to October in the rainy seasons.

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