19 Days Ultimate Experience in Beijing and Wild Northwest China

19 Days Ultimate Experience in Beijing and Wild Northwest China

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
19 Days & 18 Nights
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van

Oh, Autumn! Beijing is showing its best with the crisp, clear morning skies and stretching warm afternoon sunshine, while we'll take you to the off the beaten track sites to dig into the locals. Experience Beijing differently!

That's not just great enough; prepare to be inspired by exploring the wild northwest China - Xinjiang, Gebi Desert, and the Horse racing. The spotlight is to hike the world's 4th largest desert, Badain Jaran Desert, a paradise for adventure hiking with peculiar peaks, echoing sands, numerous lakes, holy springs and ancient temples. - Becoming a nomad, riding camels and camping under the starry night sky. It'll be an ultimate experience you'll talk about for many years!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Upon your arrival at Beijing international airport, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Free at leisure.

Day 2 Beijing ( B )

Today you will experience a fall foliage getaway. Visit the Fragrant Mountain to have a good time for fall foliage and leaf-peeping, and the ancient Temple of Azure Clouds and Wofo Si Temple gleaming in the Hill as well.

Fragrant Moutain

Day 3 Beijing-Chengde ( B )

Transferred to the train station for short tour to Chengde in the morning. Picked up by our local guide upon your arrival in Chengde. In the afternoon, visit the Putuozongcheng Temple---the small Potala Palace, and Pule Temple. And then after about 1 hour walk from Pule Temple, experience the wonder of Club Rock and Toad Rock.

Putuozongcheng Temple---the small Potala Palace

Day 4 Chengde-Beijing ( B )

In the morning, visit the famous Chengde Mountain Resort. After that, transferred to the train station, returning to Beijing. Picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Chengde Mountain Resort

Day 5 Beijing ( B )

In the morning, visit the White Tower Park and the Badachu Park. In the afternoon, you may make a tour at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird’s Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside. And then, tour in Shichahai and old downtown areas.

Beijing Olympic Village

Day 6 Beijing-Hohhot ( B )

Transferred to the airport for Hohhot. Upon your arrival in Hohhot , the local guide will take you to experience Mongolian history and temple culture by visiting Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, Jokhang Temple and Five Pagoda Temple. In the afternoon, driven to Xilamuren Prairie, where you can watch “Man’s three fortes” of Mongolia wrestling and horse racing. Visit a local herdsman family and learn about the pristine Mongolian custom. Sweet-smelling milky tea will be served by the hospitable hostess and you also can freely taste kinds of local snacks. Get accommodation in the traditional Mongolian yurts.

Horse racing

Day 7 Hohhot-Yinchuan ( B )

Transferred from Xilamuren Prairie to the Museum of Inner Mongolia autonomous region in Hohhot. Afterwards, you will be driven to the train station to Yinchuan. Upon your arrival in Yinchuan, be transferred to the hotel.

Xilamuren Prairie

Day 8 Yinchuan ( B )

In the morning you will visit Rock Paintings in Helan Mountain and the twin pagodas of Baisikou. In the afternoon, the mysterious 108 pagodas in Qingtong Gorge.

Rock paintings

Day 9 Yinchuan- Alashanzuoqi ( B )

After breakfast, visit the Xixia Tombs Site first, then the Ming Great Wall of “Three Pass”. Transferred to Alashanzuoqi, a county of Inner Mongolia autonomous region known as its “different, rare, breathtaking and unique” landscape, where your desert adventure will begin.

Xixia Tombs Site

Day 10 Alashanzuoqi ( B, D )

Driven to Gebi Desert in Alatengaobao, a village of Alashanzuoqi. Along the Gebi Desert, enjoy the astonishing landscape scenery of Five Trees and Agate beach, and some visionary mirages will surprise you as well. Arrive at the Geological Park Museum to meet your logistical personnel and camel team, and the Badain Jaran Desert adventure on foot will begin here next day.

Gebi Desert

Day 11 Badain Jaran Desert ( B, L, D )

Your Badain Jaran Desert adventure begins from the Geological Park Museum; after 15km hiking, arrive at the beautiful Ancient Figure Lake, where you will camp overnight.

Ancient Figure Lake

Day 12 Badain Jaran Desert ( B, L, D )

Today this desert adventure will continue from the Ancient Figure Lake, and then to Duohejilin, Xiaonuoertu and Hateertu, where you will camp overnight after 14km hiking in total today.

Badain Jaran Desert

Day 13 Badain Jaran Desert ( B, L, D )

Go on the adventure from Hateertu to Xileketu, where you will camp after a 14km hiking.

Badain Jaran Desert

Day 14 Badain Jaran Desert (B, L, D )

Today hiking from Xilekte to Nuoertu, where you will camp after 15km.

Badain Jaran Desert

Day 15 Badain Jaran Desert ( B, L, D )

From Nuoertu, pass the Bilutu Sand Everest, to the Yindeertu Castalia, where you will camp after 10km hiking.

Badain Jaran Desert

Day 16 Badain Jaran Desert ( B, L, D )

Starting from Yindeertu, pass the Fairy Peak; after a 12km hiking, arrive at the Badain Jaran Temple. Part from your camel team and meet the off-road team instead. Camping overnight.

Badain Jaran Desert

Day 17 Bilutu Sand Everest ( B, L )

At about 06:30, driven to the Bilutu Sand Everest by your off-road team, then climb this No.1 sand peak step by step with them. It will take about 2.5 hours and be subject to your physical situation. After the climbing, driven to Alashanyouqi, a county of Inner Mongolia autonomous region. And nearly at 13:30-14:00 when arrive at this county, transferred to Wuwei by the tour bus instead. Get accommodation in your hotel.

Bilutu Sand Everest

Day 18 Wuwei-Lanzhou ( B )

Visit Lei Han Tomb and Confucian Temple in Wuwei, the fort city of Silk Road in history; and then go to Lanzhou city, passing through Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County.

Confucian Temple

Day 19 Lanzhou-Beijing ( B )

Visit the Museum of Silk Road and the Baita Mountain Park on the Yellow River. After that, transferred to the airport, return to Beijing.

Baita Mountain Park

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. Accommodations: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
  3. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  4. Personal local English-speaking tour guide;
  5. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  6. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operational and communication.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Beijing;
  2. Beijing Entry Visa Fees;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  5. Personal expenses;

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