Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge is located at the upper reach of the Golden Sands River, 60 km from Lijiang Old Town. It is the longest, deepest, and narrowest gorge in the world. Flowing through Shigu Town which is known as the First Bend of the Yangtze River, the Golden Sand River turns around up north in the crack between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain from which a gorge is formed. The narrowest part is where Tiger Leaping Gorge located which is only 30 meters wide. The gorge is dangerous with standing reefs, 21 dangerous shoals, 7 drop-ridge of 10 meters high and 10 waterfalls. It offers some of China’s most stunning scenery, which can be enjoyed via a variety of hiking trails. There are two main trails at the gorge, the lower road and the upper trail. Although the trail is well maintained and not too strenuous, it does feature some steep climbs, so it’s probably not the best choice for small children or those with mobility issues. In addition, the rainy season should be be avoid due to the safety concern. One day or Two days tour will be suggested.