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17 Days Desert Hiking Tour

   
from US
$3313

Tour code:

DH-0103

Days:

17

Destination:

Lanzhou-Jiayuguan-Ejina-Kulietu-Nuoertu-Zhangye-Wuwei

Summary:

17 days to explore China's broad inland and hike in the desert to experience the boldness of the northwestern landscape.

 
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Lanzhou/Jiayuguan
Lanzhou/Jiayuguan

This morning, after arrival at Lanzhou Zhongchuang Airport (Before 12:00 lunch time), you will meet your English speaking guide and transfer you to the railway station for you soft-sleeper train Lanzhou/JiayuguangT9203(1520-2255). Be met by guide at the Jiayuguang Railway Station for your transfer to your hotel for 2 nights.

  • 4* Jiugang Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : Jiayuguan
Jiayuguan

Half day at Leisure. This afternoon, visit Jiayuguan Pass City, No.1 Tower under Heaven and Overhanging Great Wall. It meanders over deserts, grasslands, and mountains until finally arriving at its destination Bohai Gulf. The wall had witnessed many changes through several thousand years of history from the Warring States to the Ming Dynasty.

  • 4* Jiugang Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 3 : Jiayuguan/Ejina County
Jiayuguan/Ejina County

Be Driven to Ejina County (about 6 hours). After arriving, visit the Black Water City which was first built before Yuan Dynasty and best preserved city in the ancient Silk Road. Then, transfer to the local hotel for your overnight. 

  • 3* Ejina County Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 4 : Ejina County/Talmud Sue/Kulietu
Ejina County/Talmud Sue/Kulietu

Drive from Ejina County to Kulietu (about 7 hours). Tonight, stay overnight in a tent.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 5 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 6 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 7 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 8 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 9 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 10 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 11 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 12 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert. On Arrival at Badain Jaran Temple: the only temple in the hinterland of Badain Jaran Desert. It was built in Qing Dynasty. Due to the deep desert, it has still maintained the original appearance. Today's hiking is finished here.

  • In Tent
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 13 : Desert Hiking
Desert Hiking

Hike in the desert. From the Badain Jaran Lake to Nuoertu and today's hiking is finished here. 

  • Jinge Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 14 : Nuoertu/Zhangye
Nuoertu/Zhangye

Be driven to Zhangye Huachen Hotel to meet your local guide in Zhangye. Visit Horse Hoof Temple, The grottoes of Horse Hoof Temple were firstly carved in Eastern Jin Period (317 - 420AD) by Guoyu and his followers about more than 1600 years ago. After exploring the temple, you will go back to your hotel for the overnight.

  • 4* Dianli Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 15 : Zhangye/Wuwei
Zhangye/Wuwei

This morning, visit the Giant Buddha Temple, which was built in 1098 to house the Buddha. In its 900 years the temple was restored many times during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then go to explore the Bell and Drum Tower and Wooden Pagoda, you will see the biggest towers in the Hexi Corridor of the silk road district, was built during the Ming Dynasty (1507) and the present Wooden Pagoda has been well kept since 1926, which is regarded as one of Zhangye City's 'Five Elements' Pagodas. This afternoon, drive to Wuwei city (about 3.5 hours) and have dinner in Wuwei. 

  • 4* Tianma Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 16 : Wuwei/Lanzhou
Wuwei/Lanzhou

In the morning, see the Leitai Han Tombs in Wuwei City. In the year 1969, the tombs were discovered, and there unearthed many precious relics, including gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade, bone, stone, and pottery vessels. After lunch, be driven to Lanzhou city (about 4.5 hours). 

  • 4* Legend Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Day 17 : Lanzhou
Lanzhou

Be transferred to Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport for your flight. Our service will end here. 

  • Breakfast
Price Dates
Customized Tour

April - November

Price

Single Supplement

8-9 traveler

¥22496

$3408

¥2808

$425

10 traveler

¥21864

$3313

¥2616

$396

Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars


December to March

Price

Single Supplement

Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

  • Price Includes
  • Price Excludes

1. Soft-sleeper train from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan
2. Hotel and tent specified in the itinerary with private facilities
3. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
4. Desert hiking from Day 5 to Day 13, all the equipment for the transportation and camel.
5. Private air-conditioned vehicles for transfer
6. Local English Speaking Guide in each city except the desert section
7. All entrance fees
8. National guide from Lanzhou for your group.

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