5-Day Sensational Hiking in the Mountains of Yunnan Tour

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

5-Day Sensational Hiking in the Mountains of Yunnan Tour Highlights

  • The exceptionally well-preserved ancient town of Shaxi and the hiking route.
  • Incredible hiking in amazing Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • The stunning landscape of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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Services Included:

  • Double or twin-shared accommodation with daily breakfast as listed.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the trip.
  • Meals as specified in the trip.
  • Private English-speaking tour guide.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle service.
  • Service charges and government taxes.
  • Daily mineral water (1 bottle per person.)

Services Not Included:

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Lunch and dinner during the trip.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa to China.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charges, beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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  • Groups allowed
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Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Dali-Shaxi

Meals: null

Accommodation: Shaxi Cato's Inn or similar

Yunnan, the stunning gem of southwestern China, with its fascinating natural landscapes, distinct traditional culture of minority peoples, delicious local food, and comfortable climate. In addition, there are interesting and challenging hiking routes. 

Upon arrival, (We suggest you should book the morning flight to Dali ), you will be picked up at Dali Airport and transferred to the famous Shaxi Ancient Town, which is considered to be the pearl of the ancient Tea-horse Road. Stroll around in the old town by yourself. Overnight at the clean, comfortable inn located in the ancient town. Shaxi Ancient Town

Day 2  Shaxi-Maping Guan-Shaxi

Meals: Breakfast

Hiking duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Shaxi Cato's Inn or similar


Today, our local guide picks you up from your hotel lobby. Then start the hiking tour and experience the old Horse and Tea Trade Route. We will walk along the village of Maping Guan, an extraordinary holdover from the old Horse and Trade period. This section is less visited by tourists. You can enjoy the fun of hiking and discover more about the Ancient Tea-horse Road. Populated mainly by Bai peoples, this village boasts a Confucian Temple, a shrine to the Guanyin Buddha, as well as a traditional theater. You can explore the village at your leisure. It takes 5 -6 hours for the hiking. Overnight at Shaxi.

Day 3 Shaxi-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Tea Horse Guesthouse 

Hiking Route: Qiaotou- Tickets Office-School-28 Bends-Tea Horse Guesthouse.

Hiking duration: 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea Horse Guesthouse or similar

Today, your guide picks you up from your hotel lobby in the morning at 9 am and will drive you to Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world with 34 rapids. This gorge is a scenic canyon on a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River, called Jinsha River (Golden Sand River) in this area. We will hike from Qiaotou to Tea Horse Guesthouse. It takes another 4 - 5 hours.28 Bends

Day 4 Tea Horse Guesthouse-Walnuts Guesthouse 

Hiking Route: Tea Horse Guesthouse-Half Way-Tina’s- Teacher Zhang’s Inn-Walnuts Guesthouse.

Hiking duration: 9 hours


Accommodation: Walnuts Sean’s Guesthouse or similar


Today after breakfast, you will start a full day hiking tour of the middle section of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Today will be a long day with around 9 hours on hiking. The hiking tour starts from Tea Horse Guesthouse, passing by Half Way Inn, Tina’s, Teacher Zhang’s Inn, crossing the famous Yixiantan, finally arrive at Walnuts Village and stay at the Sean’s Guest House.


Day 5 Walnuts Guesthouse-Xindukou-Daju-Lijiang-Departure    

Hiking duration: 1-2 hours

Hiking Route: Walnuts Sean’s Guesthouse-Xindukou

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will continue on your hiking tour from Walnuts Sean’s Guesthouse to Xindukou where you will take a ferry to Daju. After that, you will be transferred to Lijiang Airport for your departure flight (we suggest you should book the flight with departing after 6:00 pm).  Thus, the end of your memorable hiking tour in Yunnan.


Themes: Ancient Town, Ethnic Minority, hiking, Historic, Nature, outdoor, Outdoor Activity, Walking Tour
Attractions: Maping Guan, Shaxi Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Cities visited: Dali, Shaxi
Provinces visited: Yunnan
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Private Car
Budget: Affordable/Cheap