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3-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Baoshan Stone Village Hiking Tour

Secrets of the Yangtze

3-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Village Hiking Tour

The great mountain ranges in the western corner of Yunnan Province create so much incredible scenery, which attracts hikers to explore. The Haba Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain massifs, which both rise to more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) above sea level, narrow the Jinsha (upper Yangtze) River and create one of the most magnificent gorges in China.

On this 3-day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Village hiking tour, you will not only experience the great gorge and snow mountains, but also discover hidden Stone Village and a best-kept secret of the Jinsha River.

3-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Baoshan Stone Village Hiking Tour

Tour 'Wow' Points

Essence of Tiger Leaping Gorge — Upper Trekking Route

Climb to the top of the 28 Bends and overlook the gorge and rushing river.

Essence of Tiger Leaping Gorge — Upper Trekking Route

Your 15-km (10-mile) trek will be accompanied by Jade Dragon Snow Mountain scenery.

Essence of Tiger Leaping Gorge — Upper Trekking Route

Unlock a Less-Traveled and Wilder Route — Mid-Height Trekking Route

A wild waterfall may try to block your way!

Unlock a Less-Traveled and Wilder Route — Mid-Height Trekking Route

Be careful trekking on narrow paths between steep cliffs.

Unlock a Less-Traveled and Wilder Route — Mid-Height Trekking Route

Challenge yourself on the "sky ladder" with steep slope of 70°.

Unlock a Less-Traveled and Wilder Route — Mid-Height Trekking Route

Visit a Castle on the Cliff — Baoshan Stone Village

Trek to the village and see how Naxi people live in isolation.

Visit a Castle on the Cliff — Baoshan Stone Village

People living there use the stone to the fullest — stairs, tables, beds...

Visit a Castle on the Cliff — Baoshan Stone Village

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experience

Discover the best-kept secret of the Jinsha River. Hike to find an exclusive view, which is not seen by most visitors.

Jinsha River Gorge
hiking in the gorge

Enjoy a beer (or other drink) prepared by us on Halfway Guesthouse's viewing terrace for a beautiful sunset experience.

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experience

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking

In the morning, we will drive from Lijiang to Qiaotou Town, which is the entrance to Tiger Leaping Gorge. On day 1, we will hike 15 km in approximately five hours to Halfway Guesthouse.

Starting from Naxi Family Guesthouse, you will hike about 2 hours up the steep 28 Bends, where the views are remarkable.

After another 2–3 hours on the trail, we will arrive at Halfway Guesthouse, with a great view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and overlooking the Jinsha River valley. Stay overnight in Halfway Guesthouse.

DAY 2 Tiger Leaping Gorge to Baoshan

On day 2, we will get up in the early morning and hike down to Tina's Guest house (about 2 hours) passing through Guanyin Waterfall and Canyons on the way.

After another hour walking down the steep cliff, we will reach the bank of the Jinsha River and the middle of Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the dangerous ‘starry sky reef' marks the narrowest part of the gorge and a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.

Taking our private car to the pier, we'll cross the river to Daju Town for lunch. Then we'll head for Baoshan Stone Village, which will take about 3½ hours.

DAY 3 Stone Village Hiking and Transfer Back to Lijiang

Explore Baoshan Stone Village, hike around the terraced fields, and climb over the ridge to find the incredible Taiziguan (‘Prince Pass'), which will make you exclaim "wow". The Jinsha River is calm in this section, like a beautiful ribbon. The huge mountains dive into the river and form a very narrow gorge, and the Jinsha River flows towards you from this perilous pass. Why is it called ‘Prince Pass'? Let your guide reveal the answer.

Transfer back to Lijiang in the afternoon.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the courtyard of the hotel

the bedroom of the hotel
FromCNY4,500/USD699 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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