Shangri-La Tiger Leaping Gorge is located in Tiger Leaping Gorge town, Shangri-La city, 105 km to Shangri-La city and 60 km to Lijiang City. It is a national AAAA level tourist attraction. The Tiger Leaping Gorge includes upper, middle and lower Tiger Leaping Gorge and High Road Hiking Line. Among them: upper Tiger Leaping Gorge is the core part of the whole scenic spot; the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Line is known as “one of the world's top ten classic Hiking lines”, which is mainly composed of two parts: the High Road hiking line and the middle Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking line.
The poet Sun ranweng once wrote: "There is no trace of the axe of the city, and the ploughing of the ploughing cattle to Liben. In the middle of the line, the two mountains are smashing the stone, and the two mountains are the stone gates." That’s what poet Sun said about stone gate of the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge. Here is the narrowest and most dangerous part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the rock walls on both sides of the river are like sharp knife and axe.
The Jinsha River has been a lot slower in the lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. The danger of the canyon has gradually disappeared. Less dangerous, but more clear, open and a wide view. The mighty river is vast and unbridled. Here, you can not only enjoy the pleasant scene of the Jinsha River singing and dance like a girl, but also look the beauty of Haba and Yulong Snow Mountain. Here, you can hear your own voice wandering between the mountains and river without resounding water flow when you face the deep canyon.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Line，known as “one of the world’s top ten classic hiking lines”, includes the High Road hiking line and the middle Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking line, is a world-class hiking place. Starting from the town of Tiger Leaping Gorge, ending at the middle Gorge, with a total length of about 23 kilometers, the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Line is a small road winding on the Haba Snow Mountain. When hiking, you can go through Haba and Yulong Snow mountain, and enjoy the scene of jinsha river. You can enjoy high mountains(Haba and Yulong Snow Mountain), rapid torrent(jinsha river) and canyon, you can also enjoy the quiet time in a paradise village inn along the way and feel the unique humanistic features of ethnic minorities.
Upstream of the Tiger Leaping Gorge during the flood season
High road to see the upper reaches of the Tiger Leap