Tiger Leaping Gorge

The two days long hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge leads through one of the deepest gorges in the world, with a maximum depth of around 3,700 meters (12,434 feet) from river below to mountain peak above.
The gorge is located in Yunnan province, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Lijiang City.
Hiking in the gorge must not to be taken casually, and even for those in a good physical shape, it is a tough a workout.
The path constricts at several points, and can be alarmingly narrow and dangerous in some places, with a dizzy, deep drop-off side. One with a fear of heights will find it highly troublesome to pass these parts.
When it rains, rocks on the narrow path can be slippery, and in the rainy season, in July and August, even landslides or swollen waterfalls can block the path.
Several hikers, including foreign travelers, have lost their life in the gorge.
Despite the dangers, it is a magnificent hike every single step of the way.
Inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people, who live in small villages along the trail. Unless you are willing to walk continuously from early morning till dark (I would mark this as close to impossible), the hike can only be done in two days, so you will need to stop overnight at one of the guesthouses in one of the tranquil Naxi villages along the trail.

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