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Unique Experiences:
Get a unique perspective on the Yangzhi River – from the deep gorge up to the 5,000m summit.
Hike through dramatic scenery, shoot impressive photos and take in the outstanding views.
Visit a local farmer’s house to get a peek into traditional Chinese lifestyle.
Trip Length: 2 Day(s) 1 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 3/5
Age Policy: Adults: 12 to 99 years of age
Children: 3 to 11 years of age
Infants: 0 to 2 years of age
How to get here:
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 08:00.
Included in Price:
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transportation: Private car or minivan from Lijiang to Qiaotou, Private car or minivan from Qiaotou to Lijiang
Accommodation: 1 night in a local guesthouse (basic facilities with private bathroom)
Miscellaneous: English speaking guide
Excluded from Price:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
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Itinerary

Day 1: Lijiang to Qiaotou

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 slope. Taking you through villages and farms and all the way up to the mountain's edge, you will have breathtaking view of the muddy Yangtze river below. After 1.5 hours of trekking, you will reach a guesthouse run by the local Naxi people which is a popular resting place for travelers 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 of the trek –“28 hairpin" or "28 Bends”, which involves steep trails and climbing using rocks and roots of trees to help. But the outstanding view at the end of it all will make it all worthwhile.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Transportation: Lijiang Hotel to Qiaotou Private Car or Van
Accommodation: Overnight at a local guesthouse


Day 2: Qiaotou to Lijang

Have breakfast in the early morning and embark on a short hiking day where you will pass a tea house and visit a local farmer’s house. It is a pleasant walk and you will experience many different perspectives of the gorge. Finish at Walnuts Garden, a nice place to have a few well-deserved beers and rest your legs. After a delicious local lunch, you will walk down to the main road. Your driver will pick you up here and drive the 2 hours back to Lijiang. The trip will end at your hotel in Lijiang around 18:00pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transportation: Qiaotou to Lijiang Hotel by Private Car or Van

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