Trip 1: Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge & Stone Drum Village (First Bend of Yangtze River)
7 hours | 9:30 am start
Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and narrowest gorges in the world. The Upper Gorge is the most
accessible section of the gorge, and offers travelers a relatively easy way to experience the power of the raging waters. Choice of either (a) Shangri-La side: Walking down a flight of wooden steps to a platform at the water’s edge (30-40 mins); or (b) Lijiang side: Walking from the “start” of the gorge to the central section with the rushing waters (2.5 hours). Along the way, visit Stone Drum Village and the ‘First bend of the Yangtze River’, where you can see a sharp ‘V’ shaped bend of the Yangtze River.
Trip 2: Trek Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge
9 hours | 8:30 am start
The Middle Gorge is the most spectacular section of Tiger Leaping Gorge, featuring sheer cliffs rising from
the churning waters of the Jinsha River. The trek down to the water’s edge takes hikers through a breathtaking path carved into a vertical cliff face. At the bottom, get up close to the roaring waters; and coming back up, hikers have the option of climbing up the “sky ladder” directly to the top.