10 Days Amazing Yunnan with Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking

Kunming, Lijiang, Qiaotou, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la

Tour Code: TCT-Hiking-02

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from July to October.

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Rough but absolutely worthwhile! As one of the most classical hiking itineraries of China, this one includes the swift Tiger Leaping Gorge and picturesque Shangria-La. Meanwhile you will have the hard-won chance to see Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Habra Snow Mountain from different perspective when you are in the gorge.

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Kunming Be transferred to the hotel
02 Kunming Stone Forest
03 Kunming Western Hill, Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnic Culture, Flower and Birs Market
04 Kunming - Lijiang Flight to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
05 Lijiang Jade Dragon Sown Mountain,Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
06 Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge Vehicle to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town, Hiking from Qiaotou Town to Half-way Guesthouse
07 Tiger Leaping Gorge - Haba Jokul Y.H. Hiking form Halfway Guesthouse to Tina's House, Down to  Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Vehicle to Haba Jokul International Youth Hostel
08 Haba Jokul Y.H. - Baishuitai - Shangri-la Vehicle to Baishuitai (White Water Terrace), Potatso National Park, Arrival Shangri-La
09 Shangri-la - Kunming Songzanlin Lamasery, Flight to Kunming
10 Departure Kunming Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kunming

Arrive in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Kunming

Kunming City View

Day 2 Kunming

Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will take a visit to the Stone Forest, created by ancient winds and water erosion over millions of years. After the tour, you will be driven back to Kunming.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Kunming

Stone Forest

Day 3 Kunming

After breakfast, you will take a visit of Western Hill, Dragon Gate and the Village of Ethnic Culture which is  a window to show the cultures and customs of various ethnic groups of Yunnan. And in the afternoon, a visit to Flower and Birds Market will bring you a life of Kunming locals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Kunming 

Village of Ethnic Culture

Day 4 Kunming  Lijiang

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Lijiang for a visit to this peaceful Lijiang Ancient Town with long history and profound Naxi culture. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in, enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang

Lijiang Ancient Town

Day 5  Lijiang

In the morning drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Sown Mountain (cable car and green vans available in the scenic area). After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple - displays a harmonious mix of architectural styles of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and local Naxi Dongba Religion and Baisha Mural in the ancient capital of Naxi Kingdom in Baisha village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Lijiang

Jade Dragon Sown Mountain

Day 6 Lijiang Qiaotou Town  Tiger Leaping Gorge  Halfway G.H.   

After breakfast, be driven 100km to Qiaotou Town (Tiger Leaping Gorge Town), you will then start your trekking from Qaiotou Primary School to Half-way Guesthouse via Changsheng VillageZhong Nuoyu Village and 28 Zigzag Bends Trail. Stay overnight in the Halfway Guest House on a mountain.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Halfway Guest House
Hiking Duration: 6-7hours

Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking

Day 7 Half-way G.H.  Tina's G.H. Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge  Back to Tina's G.H.  Haba Jokul Y.H.

Get up early in the morning then hiking to Tina's Guesthouse and have lunch there. Continue to down to trekking to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge. In the afternoon, back to Tina's House. And then, be transferred to Haba Jokul International Youth Hostel to stary overnight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Haba Jokul International Youth Hostel
Hiking Duration: 6 -7 hours

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 8 Haba Hokul Y.H.  Baishui Terrace  Shangri-la

Today after breakfast, starts from Haba Jokul Y.H.. A stop to Baishui Terrace for catching the amazing scenery in Yunnan. Then visit Potatso National Park by hiking along the plank (green vans available in scenic area). After arrival Shangri-la, catch up with some good rest after check-in your hotel in Shangri-la.

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel:In Shangri-la

Potatso National Park
Potatso National Park

Day 9 Shangri-la  Kunming

Get up early, you will drive to Songzanlin Lamasery and take a visit, which is the largest lamasery in existence. After that, be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kunming.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Kunming

Songzanlin Lamasery

Day 10 Departure Kunming

Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight or the flight to the next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Note: Not recommended to have Tiger Leaping Gorge between May and August:
1. Rainy season falls into this period. And the thunderstorm may have threats for the life.
2. High temperature will be another reason to let you tired out.

Prices (per person in US$)

Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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