Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), Shangri-La County

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One of the deepest gorges in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) separates two ranges and ranks as a top choice for independent hikers in China. Walk a narrow, winding trail tenaciously clinging to the Haba Xue range, listening to the roar of the Jinsha River as it cuts even deeper into the steep slopes of the Yulong Xue range across the way. View awe-inspiring peaks with a height of 4,000-6,000 m (13,123-19,685 ft) from the gorge, which makes up part of a larger World Heritage Site noted for its ecological diversity. Walk across a sky bridge at its narrowest 30 m (66 ft) width. There is a well-marked high trail and a paved low road that can accommodate vehicles. Options include following a trail on horseback, hiking a smaller section, or trekking from one end to another (which takes two days). Put Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and other Shangri-La County attractions into our Shangri-La County day trip site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Way back when, this was a fantastic trek with a strong "Himalayan" flavour. That has gone. There is significant construction in the middle section with multiple access points for cars and huge... 
    Way back when, this was a fantastic trek with a strong "Himalayan" flavour. That has gone. There is significant construction in the middle section with multiple access points for cars and huge...  more »
  • Took 2 days and 1 night guided trip thru the trail. It can be finished in one day. Sunset is gorgeous 
    Took 2 days and 1 night guided trip thru the trail. It can be finished in one day. Sunset is gorgeous  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in china and one of the best hikes in the world. The trails are very well prepared and there are plenty hostel options available.
  • The biggest rapids I have ever seen and, I have seen a lot of them...!

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