From Lijiang we rode to the outskirts of the Himalayas and 'Tiger Leaping Gorge,' one of the deepest gorges in the world, for a two-day trek.

From Lijiang we rode to the outskirts of the Himalayas and Tiger Leaping Gorge,
one of the deepest gorges in the world, for a two-day trek.

 

Our trek began at the downstream end of the gorge.

Our trek began at the downstream end of the gorge.

 

Corn drying at a guesthouse along the way.

Corn drying at a guesthouse along the way.

 

Views from the gorge.

 

More views from the gorge

 

The gorge.

 

This is the back of Yulong Mountain, the same one visible from Lijiang!

 

And more pictures...

The stunning views made it hard to stop taking pictures.

 

Late-day shadows on the mountain.

Late-day shadows on the mountain.

 

Mountain close-up.

 

We sat outside waiting for dusk.

 

A waterfall on our second day, cut by the path up ahead.

A waterfall on our second day, cut by the path up ahead.

 

Billy goat. Baby goat.

 

Terraced fields above the gorge.

 

More terraced fields.

 

The wall of the gorge, up close.

 

Approaching the upstream end of the gorge.

Final view of the gorge, looking north to the Himalayas.

 

 

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