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China Tour Add-on:
Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek

A great way to experience the grandeur of one of the deepest canyons in the world is to traverse it on foot. On this two-day guided trek, we enjoy incredible views of the gorge, skirt waterfalls cascading down to the Jingsha River 700 feet below, and pass through remote villages of the Naxi people who inhabit the area.

We drive from Lijiang to the town of Qiaotou, where the trek begins. The trail winds upward, rewarding us with increasingly spectacular views. Then, after two hours hiking, we arrive at the Naxi Family Guesthouse, where we stop for lunch against a stunning backdrop. After lunch, we continue along the trail and reach the “28 bends,” a series of steep switchbacks that take us to the highest point on the trail—an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet. A few more hours of hiking along a trail carved out of the mountain brings us to our accommodations for the night: The Tea Horse Guesthouse. Here, we relax with warm food, cold beer and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers from around the world.

In the morning, following breakfast, we set out again, watching the peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain catch the morning sunlight. The trail descends toward the river, and after about five hours of hiking we arrive at our endpoint, Tina’s Guesthouse, where we savor a well-deserved lunch by the Jingsha River. After lunch, we are transferred back to Lijiang.

Best time: March thru October.

Length of time: This package adds one night to our Yunnan Explorer tour.

What’s included: English-speaking guide, transportation to and from trailhead, accommodation, meals during the hike. Minimum: two persons.

Departures: Daily departures.

Price: Per person, double occupancy $350*

*Note: Prices subject to change without notice.

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