Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Lijiang at the appointed time, and then escort you to the Tiger Leaping Gorge by a private drive. En route, we will stop at First Bend of the Yangtze River, where the turbulent river takes a 180-degree turn, to take pictures, and then have a short stay at the nearby Shigu Town as well.
After lunch, we will set out for our hiking tour to the upper part of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Take a 15~20 minute walk along the plank road to the viewing platform on the valley floor. Strong currents of Jinsha River roar through the narrow valley, with waves slapping against the rocks. Please have your camera ready to capture this spectacular view.
You will have 1~1.5 hours taking in the great scenery of the gorge. After that, reverse the trip back to the parking lot in our guide’s company. A 1.5 hour private drive will take you back to your hotel in Lijiang. This 1-day private Lijiang tour will come to an end at this point.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest valleys in the world, drawing a natural boundary line between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Dongba Snow Mountain. The turbulent Jinsha River rushes through the gorge and drops 7 times along the way with a fall of 210 meters (690 feet) in total.
The whole Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three parts: the upper section, middle section, and lower section. Today’s Ljiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge 1 day trip leads you to have a 1.5~2 hours’ exploration of the upper part, located at the mouth of the Jinsha River. At the narrowest point, you will see a giant rock of 13 meters (43 feet) high seated in the middle of the river, abruptly cutting the torrents into two branches. Meanwhile, the surging waves crash against the rock with a tremendous roar. A special viewing platform was built there for visitors to fully appreciate this impressive scenery and take pictures.
There is a popular saying about the stone that a fierce tiger once jumped through the Jinsha River from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the Dongba Mountain with this giant rock as the springboard. In this way, locals called the stone the ‘Tiger Leaping Rock’ and even named the whole gorge this way.
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