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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Mountains around Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is arguably the world's deepest river canyon. Placed between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Haba Snow Mountain, its spectacular rapids and breath-taking scenary have inspired thousands of travellers from all over the world.

Around 15km in length, the gorge takes its name from the legend of a tiger that apparently leapt across it at its narrowest point (about 30m) to escape a hunter.

Bridge on Tiger Leaping Gorge

True or not, the natural beauty of the gorge and surrounding regions have stirred the imagination of many writers, artists and adventurers who have witnessed the exhilarating power of the gorge's rapids and marvelled at the exquisite majesty of the cliff faces that drop headlong into the swirling waters.

The area was officially opened to foreign tourists in 1993 and has many trails for trekkers to explore.

The main hiking path extends the length of the gorge and is well-maintained and marked. It is used daily by the local Naxi inhabitants and is an ideal place to get a direct feel for the beauty of the region.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Bridge

We mostly take public transport, stay and eat in small-scale locally-owned establishments, travel in small groups, and spread the word of sustainable tourism wherever possible.

And that goes for the whole trip experience too. Our travellers get the chance to meet local people and really get to know their culture first hand.

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