Videos about Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

Exploring beautiful YunNan 云南 province

A BeiJingBuzzz special.

Including DaLi 大力, LiJiang 丽江, Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 and ChengDu 成都.

A great film - don't miss it ...

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Hiking through the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

Tiger Leaping Gorge in YunNan province lies 60 kilometers north of LiJiang.

It is part of the UNESCO 'Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan' World Heritage Site.

The road in (up) - an excerpt, with Shiraz Dole and friends ...
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Hiking with Tim and Glo ...

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The gorge in gorgeous 4K by Milosh Kitchovitch ...
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The site of the leaping rock close up, by Valpard ...
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The gorge is one of the world's deepest canyons and is populated by a few villages of the NaXi minority. Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,600 meter high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the 5,400 meter high HaBa Snow Mountain in a series of rapids below steep 2000 meter cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at its narrowest point (still 25 meters wide, though with a rock in the middle).

There are a fair number of basic guesthouses for hikers, so your visit does not need to be rushed. These can also provide meals or snacks to passers by.

The Hiking Trails.

Hiking the entire length of the gorge is possible. There are two paths.

The 'the high road' is well-maintained by the locals and marked, although sometimes narrow, and is used by the Naxi as part of everyday life. This trail is longer than the lower road, approximately 22 kilometers (14 miles), but more varied. It features a variety of micro-ecosystems and waterfalls, and is probably the best choice if you only take one of the paths.

The 'low road' is a stretch of pavement (until recently a simple mule track) crossed by several waterfalls. This path more closely follows the Yangtze, so there are more views of the river and a stronger sense of being in a gorge.

Where the high road descends to meet the lower road, one can climb down to the river near the Tiger Leaping Stone, the point at which the tiger is said to have leaped across in two bounds.

Preparation

That the gorge is outstandingly beautiful is coupled with the need for care. The environment is natural and so the almost absence of safety clutter puts the responsibility on the those visiting. Rockfalls are not unknown. Prepare for wet weather, which can arrive suddenly, and use suitable shoes. Take extra care when crossing wet rocks and in general don't take risks; think first. Don't go alone in case of accident. Take a mobile phone. Swimming and kayaking are extremely dangerous and must be avoided. Don't go off track; take a map (essential). Head back to your lodgings well before dusk as, being within a gorge, light fades quickly.

       
   

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous 虎跳峡, YunNan province

Join Tim and Glo at the world's deepest river gorge.

Count on two days for this hike, with a stay at a half-way guest house (book ahead).

Tiger Leaping Gorge, HǔTiào Xiá, lies about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north-west of LiJiang and is also 'near' Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (YuLong XueShan) and ShangRi-La (XiangGeLiLa; real name : Zuong DiAn).

Wonderful, beautiful place, awesome video ...

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The magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province, in Ultra HD / 4K

Filmed during two days hiking in the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

At a maximum depth of approximately 3790 meters, from the YangTze River to mountain peak, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world.

Tiger Leaping Gorge lies between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and HaBa Snow Mountain. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province

There are three trails along this deepest river gorge in the world - lower, middle and upper. The views are amazing and the experience truly unforgettable.

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A day at Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡 / HǔTiào Xiá) is a beautiful canyon on the JinSha River, a primary tributary of the upper YangTse River. It lies about 60 kilometers (38 miles) north of LiJiang in YunNan province, south west China and is part of the 'Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan' UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tiger Leaping Gorge is around 15 kilometers (9 miles) in length and passes between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids below towering 2,000 meter (6,600 feet) cliffs. This film shows part of the lower trail and the spot where legend says a tiger jumped the rapids at their narrowest point (some 20 plus meters).

Extreme Marathon, LiJiang 丽江

The marathon routes around LiJiang. passing the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. This film is of the 2013 event which took place at the end of march (2013).

A hiking trip to the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

The gorge is located about 60 kilometers north of LiJiang in YunNan province.

Beautiful views of Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

Filmed in spring 2012. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the JinSha River (Golden Sands River), a primary tributary of the upper YangTze River. It is located 60 kilometers north of LiJiang City, Yunnan, in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a contender for the world's deepest river canyon, depending on the exact definition used.

Hiking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge trail - video

Yunnan province. Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest canyons in the world and has a height of 3900m and is 17 km long. Normally the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike lasts for 2 days and you can start form either ends of the trail - Qiaotou or Daju. There are guesthouses on the trail.

China trip clips - LiJiang 丽江 and Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

YunNan province.

Dancing around China 中国 (1)

A 5 day trip travelling to YunNan in South China. Through KunMing and LiJiang to hike the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge ... Tiger Leaping Gorge is a deep valley (canyon) on the YangTze River, located 60 kilometers north of LiJiang.

The waterfalls at Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

A dramatic gorge on the YangTse river. Situated 60 kilometers north of LiJiang in YunNan province. The gorge runs for about 15 kilometers and has a number of spectacular hiking trails ...

Hiking around Tiger Leaping Gorge

In Yunnan province.

LiJiang 李江 and the Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province

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Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province - slideshow video

60 kilometers north of LiJiang in south west China. The gorge is about 15 kilometers long and passes the 5,600m high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

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