Tiger Leaping Gorge Transportation

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, at a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak. The transport in Tiger Leaping Gorge includes bus, car rental, bicycle, etc. Here we introduce you the Tiger Leaping Gorge transportation such as how to get to Tiger Leaping Gorge and how to get around.

Car Rental

Taking a shuttle car from Shangri-La or Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Shangri-La costs 300-500RMB. Travellers can firstly take a bus to Qiaotou Town(桥头镇) and then transfer to the Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge in Shangri-La with a car rental for the fee of 60RMB.

Bus

Shangri-La-the Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

There is a bus departing from Zhongxia International Youth Hostel(中峡国际青年旅舍) at 8:00am in Shangri-La for Tina’s Guest House(中峡客栈) via Qiaotou Town(桥头镇) with the fee for 50RMB per person. Hikers can get off the bus at the park lot in the Upper Section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The buses depart from Tina’s at 3:00pm for Shangri-La with the fee for 50RMB per person.

Lijiang the Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

The buses depart from Lijiang Ancient Town for the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge via Qiaotou Town(桥头镇) and the upper section. Hikers can get off the bus at park lot in the Upper Section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The buses depart from Tina’s at 3:00pm for Lijiang with the fee for 50RMB per person.

Daju-Tiger Leaping Gorge

Travellers can take a bus from Lijiang to Daju at 7:30 or 13:30 with the price for 26RMB, then walk towards to the ferries by Jinsha River, across the river by boat, there you arrive at the lower section of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Bycicle

For many bike enthusiasts, riding a bike from Lijiang to the park pot in the Tiger Leaping Gorge would be a good option. You can stay at locals’ home for the night and catch the view of the upper section in Lijiang on the second day, then back to the Tiger Leaping Gorge Town and move towards the upper section in Shangri-La or the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge.