Apr.5th-7th Inner Mongolia | Grassland+Kubuqi Desert
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Leave from Beijing to KuBuQi at 7pm.
According to the Chinese traffic rules,buses can't keep moving during 02:00-05:00.We will have a rest in the service area.
【Day2】Warming up - Go hiking 10km
We will arrive at the start point at 10:40am. Our leader will help you to adjust the equipments and have a try hiking 1 hour to get adapted. Take lunch together and have a rest.
Our first day will begin with the desert- crossing, during which we will go through many kinds of landforms. We will consume much strength, please pay attention to replenish nutrients and moisture. It will take approximate 4 hours to hike to the camp in Longtouguai.
Longtouguai locates in the middle part of Xiliugou, one of the branches of yellow river. This is a seasonal stream. In the rainy season, it is the jade belt inlayed in the Kubuqi desert.
At down, we can feel the ancient poet’s feeling which he expressed in his poem——‘A plume of smoke rises up into the evening sky of the Great Desert, while the Yellow River dimmed as the setting sun goes down.
In the evening, we will have a campfire party.When night comes, we will enjoy the starry night.
【Day3】 Tough Hiking - Go hiking 15km
7:00：Wake up and have breakfast, pack all your belongings up
We will leave at 7:30, because we need to walk in the sand mountain during the whole journey, perseverance and stamina is needed; besides, the team members should keep up with the team leader.
We need to climb several high sand mountains and cross the desert-crossing highway in the journey; we will take a break and have a meal in the desert oasis halfway.
09:00：We will arrive at the Sounding Sand Bay scenic zone (Attention: everyone needs about 3 to 5 liters of water, there is no water supply in the whole journey).
11:00: Move on in the sand-crossing highway, arrive at Friendship Forest and have lunch
17:00：We will leave the Sounding Sand Bay parking lot， then head for the Dalate hotel and check in.
【Day4】Back to Beijing
8:00am Leave to Beijing after breakfast.
Attention: all the time above is estimated. Please take the actual time on the activity day as the standard.
Camping&Tough Hiking to Cross the KuBuQi Desert
Kubuqi desert is the seventh largestdesert in China. "Kubuqi" means "string on the bow" in the Mongolian language. Because the desert looks like a golden string hanging overthe Yellow River, hence, the name “Kubiqi” is settled.
In ancient days, the desert was also called "Kujie sand"(Ku Jie Sha in pinyin),"Po Na sand"(Po Na Sha in pinyin), also as "Pu Na sand"(PuNa Sha in pinyin). The Kubuqi Desert is the nearest desert from Beijing, which is located in the north of the ridge line of the Ordos Plateau, covering some areas of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region including Hangjin Banner in Ikezhao League, Dalad (DaLa Te in pinin) Banner and Jungar(Jun Ge Er in pinyin) Banner.
The desert covers an area of about 1.45 million hectares in total, where mobile sand dunesaccount for about 61 percent. The desert is 400 km in length and 50 km in width, with sand dunes of 10-60 meters in height. The Kubuqi desert is like a yellow Chinese dragon lying on the north of the Ordos Plateau across the Three Bannersin the Inner Mongolia area.
The Kubuqi Desert is the paradise for hikers. The vast desert scenery is awe-inspiring, not to mention the uniquescenery of the deserts, including unpredictably holy lights in desert, the desert flowers engraved by the gale, the marvelous sunrise on the desert, as well as themythical mirage, which are immensely attractive to many travel enthusiasts.
When you stand at the high place andgaze afar, you will see the endless desert sea roll with heat waves. If you press the shutter at the moment, it will record a rare and be witchingly beautiful scene in your life.
Some people say that if you fall inlove with someone, accompany him to the desert, where the scenery is as beautiful as paradise; if you hate someone, nerve hesitate to take him to the desert, where the life can be as tough as in hell. But we say that if you want to experience the vast and barren Gobi desert and challenge yourself, then join us to venture into the Kubuqi Desert.