Unique Experiences:

•  Get a unique perspective on the Yangzhi River – from the gorge up to 5000m above
•  Hike through dramatic scenery, shoot impressive photos and take in the outstanding views
•  Visit a local farmer’s house to get a peek into the Chinese lifestyle


Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
Please contact us for further details and booking.

Trip Length: 2 Day(s) 1 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Everyday
Travel Season:

All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (Jun-Jul) and snowy days in the winter ( December – January)

Type of Transportation: Private car/van
Type of Accommodation: Local Inn/Guesthouse stay with private bathroom
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

Children age: Up to and including 12 pay child prices
Children price: For children price, please send a special request
This tour is not recommended for: Children below 10 years old

Included in Price:

Meals: 1x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight stay at a local guesthouse (basic facilities, with bathroom)
Transport: Private transport between Lijiang and The gorges
English speaking tour guide: According to itinerary, from start to end of tour

Excluded from Price:

•  Tips to guide and driver
•  Dinner on Day2
•  Drinks and other personal expenses
•  Travel Insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Start City:
End City:


Day 1 :Lijiang – Qiaotou – Tiger Leaping Gorge
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Lijiang at 08:00 and drive to Qiaotou town. The trail starts from Qiaotou with a slight uphill track. Taking you through villages and farms and all the way up to the mountain edge where you will have breathtaking views of the muddy Yangtze river below. After 1.5 hours trekking, you will reach the Naxi Guesthouse. Naxi is the local ethnic people. This is a popular resting place for travellers hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge trail. You will have a short refreshment and a cup of tea here. Afterwards you will continue to the most difficult part to the trek –“28 hairpin" or "28 Bends”, which involves steep trails and climbing using rocks and roots of trees to help. But we guarantee you, the outstanding views will make it all worthwhile.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at local guesthouse, or similar

Day 2 : Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijang
Have breakfast in the early morning. Before you waits a short hiking day where you will pass a Tea House Guesthouse and visit a local farmer’s house. It is a pleasant walk and you will experience many different perspectives of the gorge. Ffinish at Walnuts Garden, which is a nice place to have a few well-deserved beers and rest your legs. After a delicious local food lunch, you will walk down to the main road. Your driver will pick you up here and drive the 2 hours (approximately) back to Lijiang. The trip will end at your own Lijiang hotel around 18:00.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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