1-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang to Shangri-La

1-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang to Shangri-La

This tour will take you to some distinctive scenic spots between Lijiang and Shangri-la. During this journey visitors can see one of the deepest gorges in the world - the Tiger leaping Gorge with 3900 meters high cliff from the river to the top of the mountain. Enter deep into the Tibetan world of Shangri-la, with its lofty and year-round snow-capped mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and idyllic villages .

• The First Bend of the Yangtze River: Admire the astonishing view of the Yangtze shaped like the letter V
• Tiger Leaping Gorge: Hike down one of the deepest Gorges in the world
• Dukezong Ancient Town: Stroll through an old hub on the old Tea-Horse Road and dive into the local Tibetan culture

Day 1: Departure from Lijiang, First bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dukezong Ancient Town

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang ancient town in the early morning (if the car cannot enter the small streets of Lijiang ancient town we will arrange a meeting point) and we will drive to the First Bend of the Yangtze River, where you can take in the impressive landscape where many important historical stories were written. Then we will continue further north to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world, 16 km long with a sheer 3900 meters between the wild waters and the top of the snow-capped Haba Snow Mountains next to it. The inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people, who live in a handful of small hamlets. Your tour guide will meet you there.

After lunch, you’ll continue further into the remote mountainous area of Shangri-La. People often say that the journey is as important as the destination, and as you follow the road to Shangri-La, you can only agree with them. On the way you will get tingling feelings in your stomach as you continue your way to the far corner of the world up to the Tibetan plateau. Notice the landscape and architecture gradually change, with barley fields and yaks scattered across the valleys and the mountains always towering above you. On the way to Shangri-La we will take a stop at a local Yi Minority Village. Then you will arrive at your final destination: Dukezong Ancient town, where the locals still preserve the old Tibetan way of life, crafting traditional jewelry made of silver or horn, instruments, earth ware and daggers. The amount of traditional handicrafts shows the importance in old times as a trading post on the old Tea-Horse road. Let this lovely mountain town welcome you, and spend your free time wandering through the narrow alleys and cobbled winding lanes or relaxing from the day’s adventures.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
"A maximum of 8 people per booking"
"Visitors should follow tour guide's safe instructions"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Hora de Inicio:

Gathering Time: from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Start Time: 9:00 am

Duración: 1 Day
Lugar de comienzo: Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang ancient town. If the car cannot enter the small streets of Lijiang ancient town we will arrange a meeting point

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 2 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
  • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides
  • Supplement for the tour guide (meals)
  • 24/7 English-speaking customer services
  • Government taxes

No Incluye

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Shopping
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.
  • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested
  • Things not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Things are not mentioned in this itinerary


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