1 Day Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Group Tour (Finishing in Lijiang or Shangri-La)

Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking is the most perilous part than other parts of Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking. There are two ways connecting upper place to lower place. One is called “Tianti Ladder”, another one is called “Yixiantian”( A Tread of Sky). Get down to the river side, you will see the Jinsha River shrinking and getting blocked by several huge stones in a narrow valley. Listen to the deafening voice of water flapping at the stones, and explore the nearby.


  • Challenge yourself by trekking the steep paths in Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge;
  • Have a grand view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang – Shigu – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Hetaoyuan- Lijiang or Shangri-La

Sightseeing and Activities:the First Bend of  Yangtze River, the Iron Chain Bridge, Shigu Old Town, Stone Drum Town, the Upper and Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorgge, Hetaoyuan Village
Meals: Lunch

From Lijiang, meet in the fornt of Water Wheel (丽江古城大水车 in Chinese) in Lijiang Ancient town, take the shuttle bus from Lijiang. Start the trip along the Yangtze River after Lashihai Lake. Arrive at Qiaotou Town and visit the Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge (Shangri-La side), the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river.

After the wonderful view of the Middle Rapids in the upper gorge, drive along the Jinsha River to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge for the hiking tour.

Arrive at Tina’s Hostel in the middle gorge, hike down to the Middle Rapids of Yangtze River which is the narrowest part of Tiger Leaping Gorge. Hike along the Yangtze River from Middle Rapids (middle gorge) and arrive at Walnut Garden Village. (Note: The trail from Tina’s Hostel to the Middle Rapids is very steep, you can choose the hiking according to your ability. )

After the hiking, take the shuttle bus back to Lijiang or Shangri-La from Tina’s Hostel in the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Service ends.
Shuttle Bus from Lijiang to Tina’s Hostel in Tiger Leaping Gorge
Shuttle Bus from Tina’s Hostel in Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge to Shangri-La

Service Included:

  • Chinese lunch as listed in the itinerary;
  • All land transfers & transportation with private air-conditioned car;
  • All transfers and sightseeing with skilled English-speaking tour guide;
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All government taxes;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance coverage

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
  • Personal travel accident insurance.
  • All optional programs.