Duration: 18 Tage
Modern and Original China, Biluthu, the Highest Dune Mt. in the world with 1610m of altitude, Caravan Romance, inaccessible area of the Gobi,
Buddhist monastery in the desert Badan Jaran, Lamaistic Labrang Monastery, camel caravan of Mongol nomads, desert landscapes
Beijing – Lanzhou – Alashan Youqi – Baoritaolegai – Yihelihuduge – Nortu – Yinderitu – Yinderitu – Badain Jaran (Badan Jilin) – Lazhou – Xiahe – Lanzhou – Beijing
Trekking Difficulty: 3 (max. 5)
Activities: Trekking + Tour
Accommodation: Hotel, Tents
Transportation: Car / Van / Bus/ SUV
PAX of Participants: from 1
Best Season: April to October
Arrive in Beijing, tour guide pick up you at airport and transferred to the hotel.
Flight to Lanzhou, pick-up by local tour guide and transfer to hotel. Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province in northwest China and is famous for Lanzhou noodles-Lamian. At least since the first millennium BC, the city was an important junction of the historic Silk Road and the north is also an important place to cross the Yellow River.
Drive to Alxa Youqi, the last town before the great experience of the Gobi desert. Dinner at a Mongolian restaurant, and stay overnight in the hotel.
Drive to the site of entrance of Badan Jaran Desert, then you begin the trek and hike tour to the largest freshwater lake of Baoritaolegai, where you can climb the famous singing sand dunes. Overnight in tents.
About 7 hours hiking to the lake of Yihelihuduge. Overnight in tents.
Daily 4-5 hour hiking to the largest and most beautiful lake in Nortu Dadain Jaran. The Nortu Lake is the largest in the Badain Jarain desert with a total area of 147 hectares. Overnight in tents.
Today we climb the highest peak of dunes in the world Biluthu sand (426 m). Overnight at the “Holy Lake” Yinderithu.
4 hours hiking up to the monastery built in 1755 of Badan Jaran. The monastery is dedicated to the Lamaist Buddhism. Sometimes the nomads visit here and perform their prayers. Stay overnight in monastery.
Today is free and relaxing. Stay overnight in nomadic family, or in tents.
Daily hiking of 5-6 hour. Stay overnight in tents.
Half-day driving to Alxa Youqi by SUV. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Full day drive back to Lanzhou, Gansu province.
Drive along the beautiful landscape to Xiahe (“Little Tibet”) and Labrang Monastery. Labrang Monastery is situated at 3,000 m altitude in the middle of the majestic mountain scenery. On the road we’ll pass by the Muslim residential area Linxia, which is in the region also called as “Little Mecca”.
After breakfast, visit the Labrang monastery of the Gelugpa School, one of the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Drive to Lanzhou, and flight to Beijing.
Transfer to airport and departure, and our service ends.
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