1 Day Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Tour from Tina’s Hotel to The Middle Rapid and Hetaoyuan Village

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

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, you’ll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in Shigu Old Town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. In the First Bend of Yangtze River, you will have an optional rafting tour to Longpan Village. This is a very special experience rafting in the Upper Yangtze River.

Continue the driving of 40 KM more to 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.

Drive along the Yangtze 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 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, drive back to Lijiang. Service ends.

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.