This place was known as Zhongdian before changing its name to Shangrila in 2001. Shangrila is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. It is 3,300 m above sea level. Some people may experience altitude sickness here. You may buy some oxygen canister, just in case.
This gorge lies between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain. It is the narrowest part of the Jingsha Jiang (Jingsha River) where (according to legend) a tiger once leaped across the gorge here.
It is a 3 km walk along the gorge
Walking through a tunnel
The water is calm here
Finally we reached the Tiger Leaping Gorge
at 3900 m below the peak
The water flows thunderously here as the gorge narrows