Day Hikes East
East Peak Group
These day hikes traverse the East Peak Group region of Haba Snow Mountain. Elevations range between 1,800 and 3,200 meters. Please read the explanation of hiking times, distances, altitudes and rating levels.
1. Luke’s Hostel to Ennu Village
Regions: Tiger Leaping Gorge, East Peak Group
Itinerary: Luke’s Hostel—Ennu Village
Duration: 6½ hours one-way
Altitude in Meters: Start 2,360. Max 3,200. End 2,600
Elevation gain: 1,000 meters
Summary: Superb views of Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡) via the Luke-Haba Route (栌克-哈巴路线). The hike begins at Luke’s Hostel (古道栌克青年旅舍) and ends in Ennu Village (恩努村). Hiring a guide is recommended.
2. Haba Village to Benxi Village
Region: East Peak Group, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Itinerary: Haba Village—Benxi Village—Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge
Duration: 4½ hours one-way
Altitude in Meters: Start 2,650. Max 3,000. End 1,800
Elevation: Gain 370 meters. Loss 1,200 meters
Summary: This is the quickest way to walk from Haba Village to Tiger Leaping Gorge. The hike follows the Haba-Benxi Route (哈巴-本习路线). Upon reaching the Tiger Leaping Gorge highway, just below Benxi Village (本习村), the optional walk to Walnut Garden Village (核桃园) takes an additional 1½ hours with elevation gain of 200 meters. A guide is recommended.