Badan Jiling Trek
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 arranged in 12 rows on the west bank of the Qingtongxia reservior. Drive back hotel and free.
Check out in the morning and leave for Alxa 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 Alxa Zuoqi town and check-in hotel. 1N at 3-star Long Xing Hotel
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
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. Back to hotel in the afternoon.
Check out hotel 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 trek. Camping
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
The trekking today is a easy one. We are going to hike for 10Km from the lake Gonggutu via Duohe Jilin to little Nuo To, set up and tents near by the lake. Camping
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 for 13KM, 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 Alxa Youqi and Zhangye (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 Alxa Youqi and change onto tour coach to Wuwei for overnight. 1N at Huachen Hotel
Day14 Zhangye-Wuwei，drive to Wuwei, enrtoue stop for the Mati si and Dafo Si, overnight in 3*Wuwei hotel
Day 15 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-star hotel Legend
Day16 Leave Lanzhou for home (B)
Check out and transfer to airport for departure flight.