Classic Gorge Trek (经典峡谷跋涉)
Region: Tiger Leaping Gorge
Itinerary: Qiaotou—Upper Gorge—Zhongnuoyu Village—28 Bends—Yongsheng Village—Bendiwan Village—Dragon Cave Waterfall—Middle Gorge—Tina's Guest House
Distance: 23 km one-way
Duration: 8½ hours one-way (per WikiVoyage.org)
Altitude in Meters: Start 1,850. Max 2,610. End 2,200
Elevation Gain: 1,200 meters
Rating: Challenging (2 days) or Extreme (1 day)
Hiking Times: Please consult the Tiger Leaping Gorge page at WikiVoyage.org
Please read the explanation of hiking times, distances, altitudes and rating levels.
Experience the world-famous trek through Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡). The trek begins at Qiaotou Town (桥头镇) and ends at Tina’s Guest House (中峰国际青年旅舍). The gorge may be traversed in either direction. Strong hikers can complete the trek in one day, but most spend a night at a guest house within the gorge. Hiring a trekking guide is not necessary for most hikers.