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Trekking to Lakes in Desert Badain Jaran
6.5 days trekking with pack camels to lakes in the desert Badain Jaran (Badan Jilin)
Tombs of the West Xia Kingdom (1038-1227)
Visit the ruin Khara Khoto
Important stations on the silk road Wuwei and Lanzhou
Mongolians call the "country without water" as Gobi. The Badain Jaran or Alashan Shamo that we are intended to visit is the largest Gobi in Asia. It is in fact an enormous system of pastures and deserts extending in southern Mongolia and in northern China. We start our trekking journey with camel caravan at a lake in the midst of the Gobi, where we will have completed our preparation for the adventurous trekking. The camels help us to load all the necessary things, including the indispensable stores of water. In 6.5 days we trek in the terrifying waves of sand dunes above 300 meters.
Dates and Price
Length15days
Member number minimum06persons
Member number maximum12persons
Reise-Nummer: PANO-GT-TR-04
Reiseziele: Yinchuan – Helan Shan – Alanshan Zuoqi - Ejina Qi – Alanshan Geo National Park – Trekking in desert Badain Jaran - Alanshan Youqi – Wuwei - Tianzhu – Lanzhou
Preis: USD2058,-
Dauer: 15 days
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Single Room Supplement: USD318,-
Included
7 nights in hotels and 7 nights in two-person-tent (N=overnight)
All transfers and overland tours, entrance fees for sightseeing according to program
Meals as stated: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
English speaking guide
Permits for Tibet tour
Two-person-tent with mattress, cooking tent, cooking devices, cook, pack camels during the trekking

Excluded
Sleeping bag
Some meals
Tip and personal expenses
Flight or train to Yinchuan and from Lanzhou
China Visa
Service not mentioned in the itinerary

Itinerary
Day01 Arrival Yinchuan
Today we arrive in Yinchuan, the capital city of China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Meet with and transfer to hotel in town. 2N at 4*Haiyue Jianguo Hotel

Day02 Yinchuan B/L/D
Full day guided tour in and around Yinchuan. Visit the Cliff painting at Mt. Helan, and the Twin Pagoda at Baisiku. PM we will proceed to the famous 108 Stupas lied in 12 rows on the west bank of the Qingtongxia reservior.

Day03 Yinchuan - Alashan Zuoqi B/L/D
Check out in the morning and leave for Alashan Zouqi. On the way we will visit the Tombs of the West Xia Kingdom, and make an excursion to the Ming Great Wall on Mt. Helan at Sanguankou. Later of day arrive in Alashan Zuoqi town and check-in hotel. 1N at 3*Long Xing Hotel

Day04 Alashan Zuoqi - Erjina Qi B/L/D
In the morning we leave for Erjina Qi, the largest settlement in west Inner Mongolia. On the way we will traverse Badan Jilin Desert, and make stopovers at Five-Trees, and Agate-Shoal, and if lucky, we can see the mighty visions of mirage in desert. Late of the day arrive in Erjina Qi and check in hotel. 2N at simple Erjina Qi Hotel

Day05 Erjina Qi B/L/D
Full day sightseeing at Erjina Qi. Visit to Khara Khoto, the so-called Black City, on the northeastern brim of the Akashan Gobi. This ancient city is the most important excavation area in the Gobi and its ruins are well preserved. In addition, we will visit to the Five-Pagoda-Temple, the ruins of Da Tong Cheng built up in the Tang Era, and the forests of diversifolious poplar and the peculiar woods.

Day06 Erjina Qi – Alashan B/L/D
Check out in the morning and leave for Alashan via Urliji, Alaten. In the afternoon we arrive in Alashan and visit the Museum of Alashan National Desert Geologic Park. Here we will meet with our logistic team and camel caravan. Get ready for the forthcoming trekking. Camping

Day07 Trekking B/L/D
Start the trekking in the Badan Jaran Desert. Today we will trek approx. 15km to the lake Tonggutu. Enjoy the beauties of the sand dunes and get used to walking in the desert. Camping

Day08 Trekking B/L/D
The trekking today is a easy one. We are going to hike from the lake Gonggutu via Duohe Jilin to little Nuo To, set up and tents near by the lake. Camping

Day09 Trekking B/L/D
Trek to Hatertu for 13km. Continue the walking in the desert. Camping

Day10 Trekking B/L/D
Trek to Hiler To. The walk today is approx. 15km, the biggest one amidt the trekking days. Camping

Day11 Trekking B/L/D
Today we will trek to Nuo To Holy Water, the largest lake in the Baden Jinlin Desert, with a size of 2205 mou, embraced by sand dunes and sky blue canopy, has been called "a fairyland in desert" or "the Jiangnan in Gobi". Camping

Day12 Trekking B/L/D
Last day trekking. It is a walk of 13km till arrival the Temple of Badan Jillin, the only exited Lamasery in the desert built in AD. 1755 surviving with the harsh entironment to this day. Here we will bid our farewell to the camel caravan and meet up again our jeeps and drivers. Camping

Day13 Drive to Alashan Youqi and Wuwei B/L/D
Leave our camp site at 0630hrs AM., and drive with jeep to Yinderetu for a visit to the Holy Spring Yinderitu. The spring feeds a lake in midst of the desert and this phenomenon contradicts to the Mongolian name of this region as "Gobi" meaning land without water. Afterwards we will do a climb on foot to the top of the sand dune Binutu, the Everest in Desert. Finally we drive back to Alashan Youqi and change onto tour coach to Wuwei for overnight. 1N at 2*Wuwei Hotel

Day14 Wuwei – Tianzhu – Lanzhou B/L/D
Check out after breakfast and visit a little bit in town of Wuwei. We will tour the Confucian Temple and the Leitai Han Tomb. After this we leave for Lanzhou via Tianzhu. 1N at 4*Legend Hotel

Day15 Leave Lanzhou for home B
Check out and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of the trekking tour.


 
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