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Nov 3, 2011 - Tiger Leaping Gorge
Lovely bus ride from Shangri-la to Qiaotou, stayed at Jane's Tibetan GH to start our trek tomorrow, one of the major reasons for coming to China. Linked up with 5 other travellers who are doing it too. I nearly bottled after several sleepless nights and a few crying outbreaks but glad I didn't. Tiger Leaping Gorge - quoting from Lonely Planet:. "One of the deepest gorges in the world, it measures 16km long and is a giddy 3900m from the waters of the Yangtze River to the snow capped mountains of Haba Shan. The Gorge trek is not to be taken...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2010 - Tiger Leaping Gorge
The hike through the “Tiger Leaping Gorge” was simply amazing. On the first day we walked for 7 hours and arrived at the “Half Way Inn” (actually a misleading name, since it is not at all situated in the middle of the trekking tour, but rather in the last quarter). Although the Lonely Planet painted an uncomforting picture of the degree of difficulty of the ascent that reminded me of my experience at the Cang Shan not too long ago, walking up the “28 Bends” was not really hard to do. After having passed the bends the track continued...Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2007 - And another sidetrip to Tiger Leaping Gorge.......
I phone Jane's Guesthouse the next morning to try and establish the current position on treking the gorge, and Jane tells me that some of her guests set out in the early morning to trek the high trail on the gorge, and so far all seems well. I decide to take a chance and stay at Jane's Guesthouse for the night, establish the current position, and maybe trek the gorge if possible. I arrive and meet a French couple called Jean Pierre and his Russian wife with an unpronouncable name, and a dutch guy called Jerome. It turns out that the gorge...Jump to full entry