Category: moderate

On trek: 7 days

Brief Introduction: Lijiang – An amazingly prosperous ancient town, with lots of quaint surrounding villages full of adventure .When you arrive in Yuhu village, at the foot of Jade dragon Snow Mountain, you will reach the former residence of Joseph Rock the American scholar and Botanist, you can then begin to understand why he said:

“I prefer dying amidst the flowers at the foot of Jade dragon mountain than dying on a Hospital bed.” Trekking through Tiger Leaping Gorge between Haba and Jade dragon Snow Mountain, where the old legends claim a tiger leaped over the chasm across the river there, you can feel the immense power of the mountain and the fast flowing river below.

The Tiger leaping gorge trail is still a classic and one of the most brilliant trails in the world. Although we never know how long it will last since the authority is preparing to build a train rail. Let’s us enjoy this trail before it’s gone.

Haba village is discovered recently by trekkers, it is not only under the beautiful Haba snow mountain, but also it is amazing of 5 different ethnic tribe living harmony together,includes:Yi,Naxi,Muslin,Tibetan as well as Han.


Arrive in Lijiang

after arriving at the Lijiang airport, we will pick you up and take you to Shuhe, a quaint Naxi village, which is less touristy than Lijiang. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and resting.


Day 1 Lijiang(Shuhe) trek to Wenhai village
Leave 9:30 in the morning. Over 3 hours’ trek from the Yushui Stockaded village (2750m) to Yulong Snowmountain Pass(3250m). Another 2 hour’s trek to Wenhai Villiage (3100m)then to British garden eco lodge.Visit the Wenhai swamp. (Big luggage of clients are kept on the bus that day) Hotel. stay in the British run clean eco lodge.


Day 2: Wenhai - Yi minority village

Trek about 4-5 hours, we will pass the British Botany garden, and we will see lots of Yak and sheep in the village from the Mountain, at night we will

visit the Yi local family, and camping along the river. Back, stay in the nice clean eco lodge. I minority village to Shanghai village

We will hike in the dense forest and we will go to explore a cave, camp next to the local family, the village is mist of four Sides Mountain.


Day 3 trek to Tiger leaping gorge.
take a car to Qiaotou then start hiking up, will take horses up over the 28 Bends, the most challenging section of trail. Here, we will officially enter the gorge, in all its majesty! Steep limestone cliffs drop several thousands meters to the raging rapids of the JinSha River below. We
will continue along the trail at a comfortable pace, taking our time
to savor the gorge. In the afternoon, we will arrive at a mountain lodge, which boasts a terrace and bathrooms (it's true!) with the nicest views in the world. And, their apple pie is delicious.


Day 4: Trek from Half way of Tiger leaping gorge to down gorge

Today, we will trek along path carved into the cliffs, through a waterfall and past a temple dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. We will continue down to the main road, and then further down to the very bottom of the gorge (something which most hikers don't have the opportunity to do). We will stand atop a massive boulder in the narrowest part of the gorge as the river surges violently past us and marvel at its splendor. after lunch and cola we will stay in a nice local guesthouse.


Day 5 trek from Tiger leaping gorge to haba village.

We will take horse to trek 6 hours up around Yazi river to Haba village, also we can take van, on the way we will pass Sanba village of Naxi tribe, and also Tibetan village, this area is the most beautiful part of YangZi river. We will arrive Haba,the most beautiful village under the Haba snow mountain,we will stay in a local guesthouse which has fire in the kitchen an electricity blanket on bed.


Day 6 Haba village trek to visit ethnic tribes.

Trek 4-5 hours around Haba village, visit 5 different ethnic villages, includes: Mountain Yi, Muslin,Naxi,Tibet tribes. Come back, we will have lunch with their family, back stay in a local hostel.


Day 7 Trek from Haba village to water terrace.

Trek 5 hours down Sanba Naxi village to water terrace, where the Naxi Dongba religion has been first transfer here according to the legend. take bus to Shangri-la, We will stay in the Shangri-la styli shed guesthouse, local hostel.

Day 8 Fly back from Shangri-la airport.


Fact and information: Style: Trekking Difficult: Middle level During: 7days/7 nights Group size:

MIN 2 ,max 6

Difficulty difficult/moderate

Days Trekking

5 days, 1 rest/acclimatization days


Tour package includes:
1. The accommodation from 3* standard to comfortable guesthouse 2. private transportation
3. All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
4. Professional English speaking guide

Tour package excludes:
1. Domestic Flights from Shanghai to and back from Kunming or Lijiang

2. Visa stamp fee

3. Travel insurance

4 Mineral water beyond that supplied

5. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,coffee.

6. Additional transport required due to any emergency situation

7. Tips and gratuities

8. Personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program

9. International air tickets and airport departure taxes