QINGMING【April 4-7】Inner Mongolia: Hike in the Desert, Sleep in Yurt

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Use your footsteps to measure the Tengger Desert. Listen to the sound of the wind 🌬 the flow of the sand 🏜 appreciates the beauty of life 🌵in the Oasis

It's gonna be a unique Adventure! 😝

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
⛺️Sleep in a Yurt
🌵Desert lake & Oasis
🏜Desert
🔥 Bonfire Party with a Sky full of Stars
🍖The Food
⛰ Hiking

ITINERARY
Meeting Point: Yinchuan Hotel
Drop-off Point: Yinchuan Airport (the dropping-off destination might be slightly adjusted)

Thursday - April 4
Arrive and check-in Yinchuan Hotel.
If you arrive early, you can visit the Western Xia Imperial Tombs and China West Film Studio, or check many nice Mosques in the city (optional).
19:30 Gather and have a group dinner in a nice local restaurant (optional).

Friday - April 5
07:30 Time to wake up and have breakfast
08:30 We will depart from the hotel to Alashan Zuoqi.
11:00 Arrive~ Let's have a picnic lunch (bring-your-own) before the hike!
12:00 Start the desert hiking! Today's hike will be approximately 16km, be prepared for some stunning view!
Today we will be hiking on either flat or low sandhills (3-5m) at a relaxed pace!
17:30 By then, we will arrive at Swan Lake Camp and set up our tent before dinner, just in time to catch the sunset.
18:00 Let's enjoy the best local food! We will be eating the famous & delicious lamb meat mixed with veggies.
19:00 Get ready, it's now time for the biggest Desert Bonfire Party! Woot Woot! And late at night, with the fire going off, you will see a sky full of stars.

Saturday - April 6
You can wake up earlier to catch the sunrise, if not, feel free to sleep-in
07:00 Breakfast time.
07:30 Ready for today's hike? We will be visiting Suhai Lake, Wulan Lake, Sun Lake and Oasis on the way. So impressive! And I haven't even mentioned how amazing the sand dunes look like.
Today we will be hiking around 26kms, 5km on the grassland of the lakes. And with going deep in the desert, today's sandhill will be taller, around 3-7 meters.
12:00 We will have a picnic lunch (bring-your-own) at Suhai Lake and then continue hiking.
17:30 ETA to our base camp for tonight - the Sun Lake Camp. Tonight we will have the chance to spend the night in a Mongolian Yurt! Such a memorable experience.
18:00 It's dinner time!
19:00 Time to relax and chitchat around the bonfire, or hide in our warm Yurt beds!

Sunday - April 7
You can wake up earlier to catch the sunrise, if not, feel free to sleep-in
07:00 It's breakfast time.
07:30 Ready for today's hike? This will be our last hike, overlooking the Moon Lake.
Today is gonna be an exciting day for us, one of the highlights is climbing a couple of high sandhills of 20-40m, and using the slide to do down (just like snowboarding). And you can see great view and bird-eye desert view on the top. Truly Amazing!!!
12:00 Lunch time! We will be having a picnic lunch (bring-your-own) & continue our hike.
15:00 Arrive at Moon Lake reception station, the ending point of our hike. It's time to drive back to Yinchuan.
17:00 Arriving at Yinchuan City. Time to drive to the airport and go home with good memories~

OTHER INFO
2999 RMB

Prepayment:
- 500 RMB
Balance:
- Pay the remaining balance 10days before the trip

*Included in the price:
- On-site Transportation fees & Driver's allowance
- Professional local guide & organizing fees
- M2adventure Team Leader(s)
- Professional outdoor insurance,
- Entrance tickets to the lakes and oasis
- Access to the campsite
- Local supporting Jeep drive team
- Public equipment, walkie talkies, cooking gears, first aid kit...
- Accommodation:
Thursday: Local 4 stars hotel, shared 2 ppl per room
Friday: Camping, 2ppl per tent (by default, includes tent, mats & sleeping bags)
Saturday: Local Yurt (10-12 ppl per yurt)
- Meals:
Friday: Breakfast and Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast and Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast
- Camp cleaning fee
- Friday night bonfire fee, 2 local beers per person on that night
- Sunday Sand Slide expenses