Flight to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport on time and get ready to pick you up to the hotel.
Located on the top of Lion Hill, Wangu is the landmark building of Lijiang Ancient Town. This pure wood building is 33 meters (108 ft) tall, overlooking the scenery of Lijiang at its foot, and looking out to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.
Lijiang Ancient Town enjoys beautiful scenes, an indeed famous city with long history and splendid culture. It is very rare in China that such well-preserved minority ancient city still exists. The old town is quite busy in the afternoon and evening with an active atmosphere of the lights and crowd. An early morning visit will be less crowded.
Baisha Murals at Baisha Village, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Painted over a thousand years ago, the murals at Baisha Village combine the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people displaying the life stories of the Tibet Buddhism, Confucian and Taoism.
Seen from a far distance, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain looks like a quiet beautiful girl wearing a pure white wedding gown. Noted as the highest tourist cable in China, the Large Cable way goes up to Shanzidou (Shanzi Peak) the main peak of the snow mountain, with the an entire length of 2,914m, a top altitude of 4,506 km, and a perpendicular ascent of 1,150m.
The cable car will take you into the clouds, where you will be far away from the worldly hurly-burly, and find yourself in a real paradise. Many visit Ganhanzi, Baishuihe (White Water River), and Glacier Park from this cableway.
Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
In the morning, drive 2.5 hours from Lijiang to Changsheng village of Qiaotou town where the tiger leaping gorge hiking starts, view the First Bend of Yangtze en route. Today we will hike 17 KM for approximately seven hours to the Halfway Guest house. Firstly, hike two hours to Naxi Family Guest house, have a lunch there. Then continue to hike another 2 hours further up the steep 28-bends and the views were remarkable.
Another 2-3 hours on the way we will arrive at half-way guest house, with a great view of Yulong Snow Mountain and overlooking the Jinsha River Valley. Stay overnight in the Halfway Guesthouse. Hiking tip: Take only necessary luggage for the hike and Leave the rest in Lijiang. There is a one night stay in the gorge area.
Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
Today, we will get up in the early morning, hiking down to Tina's Guest house (about 2 Hours) passed through Guanyin waterfall and canyons on the way. After have lunch at Tina's, 1 hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River and middle tiger leaping gorge, worship the dangerous shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.
Walk 1 hour back to Tina's. Then go to Xincun village pier
after half hour's drive and go down to Xincun village pier, the lower section of the Gorge where you will take ferry across the River to Daju pier. It usually takes about 1.5-2 hours from Xincun pier to Daju pier. After that, it takes about 2.5 hours' drive to Lijiang.
1. Wear walking shoes and clothes suitable for outdoor activities.
2. Don't forget to bring water, sunscreen, sun-glasses, and cap etc.
3. Spring and autumn are the best times, when the temperatures and humidity are lower.
Get ready for your departure today. Your private driver will escort you to the airport on time. Goodbye, China Highlights is looking forward to serving you again.