6 Days Circle Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorge-Jade Dragon Mountain

6 Days Circle Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorge-Jade Dragon Mountain
  • Experience the upper valley of the Chinese Mother River -- Yangtze River.
  • Experience the life of Chinese minorities between the two snow mountains -- Jade Dragon & Haba.
  • Visit Lijiang Ancient City as a World Cultural Heritage.
  • Visit Shuhe Old Town, which is the relic of the Tea-Horse Trading Caravan.
  • The circular line keeps you from watching the repeated scenery.

 6 Days
 Private Tour
 Depart Everyday(from April to October)
Itinerary Summary

This tour around Lijiang will take you experience the deepest gorge in the world with 3900 meters in depth between Haba Snow Mountain(5536M) and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(5596M). You will visit Lijiang Ancient Town, Dongba Culture Museum, Black Dragon Pool,Wagulou Tower on the top of the Lion Hill, Mu Palace in Lijiang. After a Lijiang city tour, you will drive to Qiaotou Town and start your Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Tour from Qiaotou. You will have a nice fantastic view of the upper, middle and lower parts Tiger Leaping Gorge of the Jinsha-Yangtze River. After crossing Daju Ferry, you will drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take the chairlift to Yak Meadow at 3700 meters above the sea level. You will come back to Lijiang from Yak Meadow in the afternoon. This tour is around the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge and you will explore the Naxi culture in Lijiang Old Town as your travel highlight.

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Day 1:   Arrival in Lijiang

We'll begin our journey to Lijiang, which is the travel highlight of Yunnan. Our local guide will meet us in Lijiang airport. And then we will be transferred to our hotel.

The rest time will be free in Lijiang Old Town.

Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang Ancient Town

This well-preserved UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site covers an immense area of 1255 square kilometers. Once the habitation of local Naxi people, the place is now crammed with a profusion of fancy restaurants and boutique hotels, yet its enduring allure never fails to fascinate visitors.

Day 2:   Lijiang

 Breakfast & lunch

We'll head for Shuhe Old Town, which is the relic of the Tea-Horse Trading Caravan from bank of Mekong River to India via Tibet. We are planning to walk from LongQuan (Dragon Spring) in Shuhe Old Town to Baisha Village, we will visit the the Naxi family and Baisha Mural in Baisha village. Lunch at “Just Here Restaurant” in Baisha Street.

After lunch drive back to Lijiang and visit the Wangu Pagoda on the top of the Lion Hill, here you will have a wonderful panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town. We will walk down from the Lion Hill to Mu Emperor’s Palace which is the local chieftain’s former residence.

Attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace in the Lijiang Old Town at night.

Shuhe Old Town

Wangu Pavillon

Day 3:   Lijiang- Qiaotou - Halfway Guesthouse

 Breakfast & lunch

At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Your hiking trip starts from here, the 28 bends trail will be a real test. From the top of "28 turns" on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge. The go pass Tea Horse Guest House (5 hours) and arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m) to finish today's trekking. The total trekking route is 26 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours.

28 bends trail

View of halfway platform

Day 4:   Halfway Guesthouse-Tina's-Middle Rapids-Walnut Grove-Daju

 Breakfast & Lunch

In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina's Inn (2 hours) after another hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to the Middle Gorge (Middle Rapids), worship the dangerours shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River. Lunch at the Middle Rapids or where it is more suitable or convenient.

Middle Rapids

There are 3 roads from the Middle Rapids back up to the Gorge to Walnut Grove. One ends at the left of Woody No.2 (using the main road for tourist coaches, 15 RMB for "road crossing" fee). Another ends near Teacher Zhang's Guesthouse (through Tianti which takes 2 hours, 5 RMB "road crossing" fee), take the third which go through ends near Woody's guesthouse where you see a sign advertising Xia Yin Gu's guide service. Take the third one which goes through Yixiantian but takes 3 hours as the scenery is the most spectacular in the entire Tiger Leaping Gorge. Notice that on this third way close to the rapids there is a very dangerous section of a few dozen meters long called "Tiny Sky" (and you need to pay 5 RMB to cross that). Note at the rapids itself, there are two places charging "road crossing" fees of 15 RMB for each: one for a small bridge leading to the first road, the other for crossing the wooden plank to the Middle Tiger Leaping Rock.

Upper Gorge Trail

Middle Tiger Leaping Rock

From Half way Guesthouse to Middle Rapids will take between 3 to 4 hours. Then climb up the gorge to Walnut Grove (Woody’s Guesthouse) using either the Tianti or Yixiantian route. Depending on how tired, choose the one to suit on the day. So from Middle Rapids to Walnut Grove will take 2 or 3 hours and hence the total for the day from Halfway Guesthouse to Walnut Grove will be about 5 to 6 hours.


our price doesn’t include all the fee "road crossing".

Day 5:   Daju- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain –Lijiang

 Breakfast & lunch

After early breakfast at Woody’s Guesthouse, we will walk along the road to a Naxi village at the back of Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge.Then aross the Yangtze River at Daju Ferry.We will continue the trekking to Daju Town.

Lunch at Daju Town, then drive back to Lijiang. On the way visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take the chairlift to visit the Yak Meadow.

Yak Meadow

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Day 6:  Lijiang-departure


Transfer to Lijiang Airport for the returning.Finish your wonderful trip in Lijiang.Service ends.

Please Note:

Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Yunnan after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.

 Price Including
  • All land transfer and transportation.
  • Luggage transfers between airport and hotels.
  • Accommodation with breakfast as listed (5 Nights).
  • 4 Lunches.
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program.
  • Skilled driver & Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance
 Price Excluding
  • Train Tickets/Flight Tickets.
  • Dinner.
  • Excess baggage charged by Airline.
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Chinese visa fees
  • Tips (150CNY/day to Guide; 100CNY/day to Driver)

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