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The Classic Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Adventure 6D5N, Fully Guided

The Classic Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Adventure 6D5N, Fully Guided

The Classic Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Adventure 6D5N, Fully Guided

$3,150.00

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Trek through Tiger Leaping Gorge and explore one of Asia's finest geological wonders. This is one of the finest treks in China, offering breathtaking natural scenery, diverse landscapes and historical attractions that China has to offer. This hiking adventure boasts six days of views that will leave the most seasoned traveler inspired.

Three hours drive from Lijiang, vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the turquoise waterways to the Tibetan glaciers - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5596m) and Haba Snow Mountain (5396m). The Jinsha River, a tributary of the mighty Yangtze River, cuts its way through the gorge, carving a twisting path through verdant terraced farmlands, imposing limestone ridges, and quiet villages.

Set off on your journey by following the legendary Jinsha river, accompanied by the sound of it crashing against the rock walls as you head to Walnut Grove. A new day sees you turn uphill, falling in single-file behind the farmer and packhorse carrying produce destined for Naxi villages along the road. Be welcomed into the home of locals to savour a pause and a cup of Pu'er. Finally, descend into fabled Shangri-La to explore golden-roofed temples and Tibetan market fare.

The Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of China's finest trails, awaits those willing to raise their heartbeats a little!

Trip Map

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2017 Departure Dates:
October: 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26

2018 Departure Dates:
May: 13, 20, 27
October: 21, 28
November: 4, 11, 18, 25

Please contact us for more information and availability.  E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • FEATURES

    Tiger Leaping Gorge: Located within a UNESCO World Heritage area in Yunnan province, China, Tiger Leaping Gorge is among the deepest gorges in the world, able to be leapt in a single bound, according to legend. At every corner on its high trail you will come face-to-face with rugged cliffs diving sharply into jade-colored, rushing waters.

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    Trip Highlights
    - Hiking the lower trail of Tiger Leaping Gorge to Walnut Grove
    - Trek the 28 bends
    - Passing through Naxi, Yi and Hui (Muslim) ethnic minority villages in the Haba Mountains
    - Gazing in awe at White Water Terrace, a mythical landform at the end of the gorge trail
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  • Accommodation

    You'll stay at a boutique accommodation for the first night and local guesthouses along the Tiger Leaping Gorge trail. Your final night will be at a luxury boutique lodge in Songtsam Shangri-La.

    Zen Garden Lion Hill Lijiang (3.5 star)
    The accommodation offers traditional Chinese architecture and landscaped gardens, just a few minutes' walk from Si Fang Street. It's located on a hill overlooking Lijiang old town. It has traditional Naxi garden-style rooms with Free WiFi, heating, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms feature Qing Dynasty furnishings. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and free toiletries.

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    Songtsam Shangri-la Lodge (5 star), Altitude 3300m
    Situated right next to the Songzanlin Monastery, this small lodge has been a base for travelers from around the world for ten years. The lodge is housed in a traditional Tibetan dwelling within a self-sufficient farming village where founder Baima Dorji spent his childhood. Although most of the rooms are modest in size, they excel in creating a true feeling of home.

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    Please contact us for accommodation upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • Food

    This trip offers unique opportunities to taste local cuisine, sample country cooking and enjoy tea ceremonies.

    Of China's 55 classified ethnic minorities, 51 can be found in Yunnan. As the province with the largest number of ethnic minority groups, Yunnan cuisine is vastly varied and offers gastronomic experiences for food lovers. You'll taste Bai, Naxi and Tibetan cuisines.

    Some culinary highlights on the trip:
    - Tibetan dinner and breakfast

    Please contact us if you have special dietary requirements. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • Experiences

    Included:
    - Enjoy a Naxi ethnic minority orchestra performance as part of your welcome party.
    - Hike the lower Tiger Leaping Gorge trail and the surrounding mountains.
    - Trek the 28 bends.
    - Stay in the local villages and mingle with the locals.
    - Visit White Water Terrace, a mythical landform created by a continual deposition of calcium carbonate..
    Wander through the gilded pillars and incense-filled rooms of Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan lamasery in Yunnan.
    - Tasting local Tibetan delicacies in Shangri-La Old Town.

    Other Activities at Additional Charge:
    - Beijing tours
    - Shanghai tours
    - Guilin tours
    - Xi'an tours
    - Airport VIP transfers
    - Helicopter flights over the Great Wall of China
    - Cruising along Yangtze river


    Please contact us to tailor make your itinerary. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3 - 4

  • DAY 5 - 6

  • What's included

    - All overland transfers with chauffeur and in-transport refreshments.
    - All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
    - All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water (No alcohol included).
    - All services of English-speaking guide(s).
    - All accommodation, based on twin-share and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax.
    - Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip.
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    Please contact us for more information. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • WALKING GRADING

    Please contact us for more information. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Getting There

    - The departure point is Lijiang, a city in the northwest part of China's Yunnan province.
    - Major commercial flights or bullet trains provide convenient access to Lijiang.

    For hassle free and seamless transfers for your China trip, please contact us for transfer arrangements. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Weather and Climate

    The rainy season from June to September is the most dangerous time to hike. With an elevation of approx. 2,700 meters or 8,800 feet, the trail may be too cold for a comfortable hike in the winter. The best time to hike may be October, November and May.

    Lijiang Temperature

    Dali Temperature

    Shangri-La Temperature

    Shangri-La Temperature
  • Other Information

    OCT4 Pty Ltd trading as ONLY LUXE CLUB acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by ONLYLUXE CLUB.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    Liability
    The participant agrees to indemnify OCT4 PTY LTD, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Not suited for children under the age of 8.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise OCT4 PTY LTD and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. OCT 4 PTY LTD and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which OCT4 Pty Ltd or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure OCT4 Pty Ltd will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    Evacuations
    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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