2. Haba Village to Benxi Village

View of Haba Snow Mountain from Pusa Mt

2. Haba Village to Benxi Village

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: Gain 370 meters. Loss 1,200 meters
Rating: Challenging

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.