View of the Stone Drum House rock climbing hostel in Shigu, China
Beautiful mountain scenery with great hiking trails near Lijiang, China
Beautiful mountain scenery with great hiking trails near Lijiang, China
Climbing travel diary 8a+ in the cave area in Shigu, China
Rock climbing at the sock wall in Shigu, China
Rustic but cofortable accommodation with big bed in this traditional naxi house near lijiang
Cheap but cofortable beds in the dorm room of our dedicated climbing hostel.
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Welcome to the Stone Drum House, a small family run rock climbing hostel, located close the the market town of Shigu and just one hour from the famous old town of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China.

The house is set in a beautiful valley, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, jagged mountain peaks and pristine forests. With fresh air, clear blue skies and unspoilt nature, it feels a long way from the hustle and bustle of Chinese city life.

We arrived here in 2015 and have lovingly restored the traditional Naxi house as a base for rock climbers. Currently there are around 160 routes from grade 5.7 to 5.14a, but with new routes going up every week and massive potential this will soon be one of China's top climbing destinations. It's also only 65km from the crack climbing paradise of Liming, making this area unique having both traditional climbing on red sandstone, as well as limestone sports climbing.

For the adventurous there are endless possibilities for hiking, mountain biking, camping and exploring untouched villages well off the tourist trail.
And if you just want to relax, you can enjoy the unique experience of staying in this traditional house and get a glimpse of rural life in northern Yunnan.

We can provide Chinese and western food, prepared using locally sourced ingredients. We also have freshly baked bread and cake, and real Yunnan coffee.


  • COMFORTABLE ROOMS
  • - DELICIOUS FOOD
  • - 24H HOT SHOWERS
  • - WIFI INTERNET
  • - CLIMBING ADVICE
  • - CLIMBING COURSES
  • - GUIDED HIKING
  • - MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL
  • - SLACKLINING
  • - TRAVEL ADVICE
  • - FRESH AIR
  • - AND BLUE SKIES
Contact Us

English (+86) 18088229256

中文 (+86) 13888516186

stonedrumhouse@climbshigu.com

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