The Tiger Leaping Gorge is standing at an altitude of 1.800 m. (5,906 ft.) with two high mountains on both sides of it. In the east bank it is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, towering 5,596 m. (18,360 ft.) above the sea level and covered by snow all the year round. In the west there stands the Haba Snow Mountain with an altitude of 3,000 m. (9,843 ft.). Two mountains together with the rapid flowing water leave the gorge a magnificent and precipitous sight. If you are standing in the middle, you will surely be overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty.
The middle gorge is about 5 km. (3 mi.) away from the up gorge and there are many rocks towering in the rapid water, which is the precipitous area in the gorge. When the water rush down to the lowest area, it get to the down gorge which is the best place to savor the beautiful scenery of Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is an ideal place to adventure and you can only get the exciting feeling unless you see it in your own eyes.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge has been regarded as the top ten beautiful places in China and a paradise for tourism. If you want to come here for adventure, it is recommended that you take a bus from Lijiang City or hike here to enjoy the beautiful scenic spots along the way. But remember to bring some high calory food for hiking always require lots of energy. The entrance fee is 50 RMB and spend half a day here, you will sure enjoy yourself.