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How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from Shangri-la

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a famous grand canyon in the world, famous for its extraordinary danger and majesty. It is divided into three stages: upper tiger leaping gorge, middle tiger leaping gorge, and lower tiger leaping gorge. The river flows forward under the two snow mountains of Yulong and Haba, with extraordinary momentum. Tiger Leaping Gorge has always been famous for its "risk". On both sides of the gorge, high mountains stand upright.

Where is Tiger Leaping Gorge?

Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡)is located in 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang, Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County, China. Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges on the planet, and it has the best hiking trail in the Lijiang area.

A is for Shangri-la and B for Tiger Leaping Gorge

How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from Shangri-la?

By Private Transfer Services via Travel Angecy(Recommeneded)

Because of the remote location of Tiger leapping gorge and it is surrounded by rugged mountains, road condition there can be really complicated and experienced drivers are definitely required. Foreign visitors are most recommemded to reach there by car renting from a reliable travel agency.  TopChinaTravel can offer the car-renting of transfer service for our clients if you like. We have experienced drivers who are familiar with local road condition and English-speaking tour guides. By this way, the trip will not only be more comfortable and flexible for you, but the expense is a little expensive.

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By Long-distance Bus

You can pick any bus passing by from Kunming, Lijiang and Dali, and ask to get off at Hutiaoxia County(虎跳峡镇). There are four or five buses every day and it departs from Shangri-la long-distance Bus Station(香格里拉汽车客运站) (located at Zhongxiang Rd. Shangri-la County). The journey takes about 3 hours from Shangri-la to Hutiaoxia County, which is the middle range Tiger Leap Gorge located at. There is one bus from shangri-la bus station to Tiger leapping gorge every day, it departs at 07:30,ticket fare cost 44 CNY.


Travel Guide

  • Best Travel Time: Tiger Leaping Gorge is suitable for visiting in all year around. But if you want to hike in the gorge, the rainy season from June to September is the most dangerous time to hike. The best time to hike may be in the months of October, November and May.
  • Opening Hours : 09:00 am-4:30pm