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The Tiger Falls Gorge: hiking in Yunnan

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Contemplating the mountains of the Jade Dragon

The best memories I keep from my trip to China They focus especially on the Yunnan and Sichuan regions. Its mountainous landscapes outlined by the Himalayan mountain range, its rivers overflowing with fury its flows, the exquisite spicy cuisine and the peasant kindness - although it spawns in English words - mark one of those places on the planet that I would like to repeat in the near future that I hope.

The throat of the tiger jump It is a spectacular gorge severed centuries-old from the huge body of water of the Yangtze. This very long river that rises in the Himalayan mountains and dies in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, makes its way between the vertical walls of the Jade Dragon Mountain at 4,000 meters high for an extension of about 16 kilometers.

View of the stage that we leave behind

The Gorge of the Tiger Falls is a trekking of about three days which follows the Yangzi route in reverse offering aerial and other views accompanying the river's side.

Its peculiar name comes from a legend that tells the story of a tiger who escaping from a hunter managed to jump the cannon from side to side at its narrowest point.

We start from the bucolic town of Lijiang by minibus to Qiaotou where we start A two day hike through the gorge.

In August, the monsoon was strong in these parts and during our first day of hiking it did not stop raining. The dirt road climbed muddy away from the Yangtze. However, in each recess we could enjoy panoramic views of the riverbed protected by the vertical of the mountains of an intense green.

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