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How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang

Where is Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located in 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang, Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China. Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges on the planet, and it has the best hiking trail in the Lijiang area.

How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang

Foreign visitors can rent a car with an experienced driver and a English-speaking tour guide from a travel agency. By this way, the trip will be more comfortable and flexible for you, but the expense is a little expensive. TopChinaTravel can offer the car-renting of transfer service for our clients if you like. 

Also, you can go there by public way. Visitors can take non-stop buses at Lijiang Transport Service Center Bus Station (located at Changshui Road to the southwest corner of Lijiang Old Town) to get to Qiaotou County (also known as Hutiaoxia County), where is the upper Tiger Leap Gorge located in. it only departs at 8:30 am every and the journey takes about 305 hours. Get to Bus station from city centre by bus No.13. Make sure you only pay for going to Qiaotou if you plan to hike the upper gorge. They might sell you a more expensive ticket to "Tiger Leaping Gorge" but that would take you past the start of the trail. 

If you are arriving in Lijiang by train, it is only a ¥15 taxi ride to get to the main bus station from the train station. The public bus is also an option but requires transferring onto another bus. Avoid the private minivans waiting in the train station parking lot that will ask for ¥400-¥500 to drive you directly to Qiaotou County. 

Travel Guide

Best travel time

Tiger Leaping Gorge is suitable for visiting in all year around. But if you want to hike in the gorge, the rainy season from June to September is the most dangerous time to hike. the best time to hike may be in the months of October, November and May.

Opening hour for visiting: 09:00 am-4:30pm

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