Situated North of China, Inner Mongolia features a harsh eco-environment. In recent decades, the greenhouse effect and unscientific exploitation have aggravated drought, desertification, and soil erosion. The decertified land and the potential ones cover 60 percent of the regional area.
The desertification of the popular grasslands have brought frequent sandstorms. The deterioration of water conservation capacity of the Greater Hinggan Mountains has resulted in floods in the Songhua and Liaohe river valleys. Each year 300 million tons of soil are washed away in the Yellow and western Liaohe rivers, or 30,000 hectares of land lost.
• Take part in the traditional activities of Mongolian nomads. Participate in wrestling, archery and shooting in the best scenery of the Mongolian grasslands
• Spend the night in an authentic Inner Mongolian yurt which is a hut. Take in a wonderful sunrise the next morning
• Take part in exciting cultural activities like sand gliding and camel riding, while being able to experience the sunset that evening. Experience the vast desert of Kubuqit at the Resonant Sand Gorge.
You will take the newly run bullet train from Beijing to Hohhot. At the train station, your English-speaking guide and driver will transfer you to a nice hotel in Huhhot.
After a Mongolian breakfast, you will be transferred to the Huitengxile Grassland. The Huitengxile Grassland location is the ideal area to enjoy a few of the typical tasks of the area. Over 1800 meters over the sea level, the grassland extends over 100 kilometers from east to west, populated by 99 lakes. You will part take in a variety of activities such as horse riding, camel riding, shooting, archery, and Mongolian wrestling.
For the night, you will experience an inner Mongolian lifestyle by staying in a yurt. You will eat their food and drink like an Inner Mongolian!
Wake up in the morning to capture the sunrise spread over the grassland.
We will then travel to the superb Kubuqi Desert. The desert is 50 kilometers large in the west, 15-20 kilometers wide in the eastern and also covers a location of 16,756 sq. Kilometers. This dessert is known as the seventh-largest desert in China.
The Resonant Sand Chasm is a place of natural charm than of historical relevance. Backed by the Kubuqi Desert, the dunes assume a crescent shape. It received its name from the resembling "Shh" that the sand makes as you step on its surface. Marco Polo believed that the sound of the moving sand was the devil's tempting travelers to their death.
Hop on a camel to really experience the desert to it fullest. There is nothing like sitting back and taking in the wonderful views.
The camel walks like a pendulum and takes travellers deep into the large desert. There are activities to do such as sand moving and paragliding. Your evening time will consist of a lovely evening stroll.
This will be where your journey ends and you will be returned to the Train station by our guide to see you off.
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