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Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

One thing all backpackers seem to do round here in northern Yunnan is the tiger leaping gorge trek, for good reason too as it is stunning! Its only quite a short walk, 24 km and can be comfortably done in 2 days. Some understandably take longer just to take in the views.
We got a bus from Lijiang in the evening and stayed overnight at the start of the trek to take advantage of the cool early morning setting off at 7am. It was a good move too as place soon became baking after the sun had risen over the mountains on the far side of the gorge. We walk about 16 k's the first day to a lodge up in the mountains where we stayed the night.
The next day was mostly a descent right into the bottom of the gorge and its vertical cliffs where you can get right up to the thundering rapids and to the rock from which the tiger lept!
The river itself id the Yangzee by the way before it heads north east to Sechuan and the East across China.
I don't really know what else to say about the walk except it was beautiful so check out the pictures!

permalink written by  Dan on April 11, 2008 from Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
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Amazing....tell me about the geology, looks volcanic.Your photos are great, good camera.

permalink written by  carol atherton on April 27, 2008

I think its glacial, isn't that how gorges form? Never mind the camera what about the photographer. That dawn one took me ages. I had to trick the camera into thinking there was lots of light. Skill and cunning!

permalink written by  Dan on April 27, 2008

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