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Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

Post Time: December 18,2012 By Vanessa Li

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
People who love the outdoors hiking all know that the Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its risk. On the canyon’s sides, mountains are standing high.

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze Riverupper stream---the Golden Sands River, located 60km north of Lijiang, Yunnan. It is about 15km long. The canyon is located between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain with a series of rapids and steep 2000m cliffs.’s
 
Deep gorge

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 

It has Yulong to east with snow capped throughout the year. Silver Peaks insert to the sky with absurd rocks on the mountainside. Old vines coil and wind here. 
 
Turbulent water in the river 

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
 
So, for I who like the outdoors, it is sure a spots that could not to be missed, even it was raining. When coming to Yunnan in the rainy season, you should prepare for the rainy weather.
 
How can the long and slim gorge withstand the raging water in the river? 

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
Turbulent Jinsha River runs through the Shigu town--- the first Yangtze River bay, and makes a sudden U-turn northward from the cracks between the Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and forming of the world's most spectacular Grand Canyon.

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

The narrowest part of the canyon is the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is said that a tiger stepping on the huge rock in the river can skip the Jinsha River.

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
 
Most tourists who come to Tiger Leaping Gorge will visit the Upper Tiger Leaping Part, so, for avoiding the crowded tourists we chose to start our hiking from the middle part of the gorge.

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

The hiking of middle gorge is from the Zhang Laoshi Lodge. Before we started hiking, the old women in the lodge asked us 10 CNY each one as passing fare, as the path was constructed by her family. 

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
Just hiking half way, there is another old woman stopped us to ask for another 5 yuan for the passing fare. She said started from here, the way was built by her family. 

 Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
 
 
After the hiking of the middle gorge, looking back to see the way we passed, it was seemed no as hard as imagine. 

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan
 
The upper gorge

Hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan

When passing the upper gorge, we saw lots of tourists, so we did not climb down to the bottom of the gorge; instead we looked down and find the scenery more momentum.
 
Lijiang Travel Guide
 

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