Duration: 5 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tips:From June to October, the best time for Inner Mongolia trip;
Tips:Huitengxile Grassland is closed on Sept 15th;
Day 1 Beijing - Hohhot
Pick up from your hotel around 19:30 and transferred to Beijing Train Station. Take overnight train to Hohhot from Beijing by K89 ( 10:17pm - next day 7:55am) for Hohhot. 4 people sharing one compartment.
Day 2 Hohhot- Grassland Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
You will arrive Hohhot in the early morning, after breakfast , drive to the Huitengxile Grassland, after lunch, enjoy the horse-riding, make sacrifice to Aobao, visit Herdsman’s family, taste dairy product and the finger mutton, watch the wresting, Mongolian songs and dances by the Campfire at night; stay in the yurt.
-Aobao: The most common and grand sacrificial activity of the Mongolians is the sacrificing of Aobao. Aobao means heaps of stones. Aobao is normally set up in hills and mountains, it is a cone-shaped solid tower made of stone.A long pole is inserted on the top, fur or animal skin and cloth ribbons are tied on the pole end, rocks for incense are placedaround.Sacrificing of Aobao is mostly held in each June, July and August. When sacrificing, the worshipper will take Hadas,mutton, fermented milk and dairy food to the Aobao. Hadas and sacrifices will be presented firstly and Lamas will chant Buddhist scriptures and the other people will worship on bended knees. Then, they will addstone or wicker to the Aobao and colorful silk strips and Sutra streamers. After the sacrifice, such activities as horse races, wrestling and archery will be held, the event later will develop into a Nadamu meeting.
Day 3 Grassland-Kubuqi Desert Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
Get up in the early morning for the breath-taking sun-rising on the grassland, walking around the great grassland and enjoy the blue sky, crystal lakes, unnamed flower, drive to the Kubuqi Desert for the mysterious Resonant Sand Gorge, where you could enjoy sand-sliding, and camel-riding and the sun-set on the desert, drive back to Hohhot.
-The Kubuqi desert: It is one of China's eight largest deserts. Its rainfall reaches no more than around 250mm. Strong wind and spreading sand along with sparse vegetation make it an incurable cancer of the earth.Engebei means peace, luck in Mongol. It's located in the middle stretch of the Kubuqi desert. It's where the Mongol people had lived in the time past one generation after another, where green grass thrived, livestock fed in herds, and incense from temples hung around. However, human activities such as aggressive reclamation, overuse of land for grazing , plus historical wars, were later inflicted on this weak ecosystem and eventually turned it into a sand land. People living on it were forced to migrate.
Day 4 Desert/Hohhot Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
After breakfast drive back to Hohhot, after lunch visit Dazhao Monastery, Dinosaur Museum, five Pagoda Temple, after dinner, take train K90 (21:42-7:25) back to Beijing, overnight on the train.
-Dazhao Monastery: Dazhao Temple, 'Wuliang Si (Infinite Temple)' in Chinese, is the oldest building and the largest temple in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Locally, people usually refer to it as the Silver Buddha Temple (Yinfo Si) for it is here that there is a rare silver statue of Sakyamuni that measures 2.5-meter-high (8.2-foot-high).
- Inner Mongolia Museum: North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, famous for its dinosaurs fossils, is planning a museum exhibiting dinosaur fossils. The museum will be located in the Eren Basin in the northern area of the autonomous region. The ten-meter high museum, which needs an investment of 20 million yuan(approximately 2.5 million U.S. dollars), will cover an area of 4,000 sq. m. The museum will arrange exhibition halls to show the life of dinosaurs and the fossil excavating process. The Eren Basin is considered by paleontologists as the tomb of dinosaurs, for it reserves various species of fossilized dinosaurs.
-Five-Pagoda Temple: The Five-Pagoda Temple is situated about 200 meters to the northwest of Beijing Zoo. Its original name, the Temple of True Awakening (Zhenjuesi), was later changed to the Temple of Great Righteous Awakening (Dazhengjuesi). Today, however, it is popularly referred to as the Five-Pagoda Temple.
Day 5 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing in the Morning, and you will arrange your own way to the airport or your hotel.
Vehicle mode: private car or MPV van(click for picture)
|Tour price includes:||Tour price excludes:|
| Pick up and drop-off from your hotel and Railway Station.
Air-conditioned car, van or bus.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
English-speaking tour guide.
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Train tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
2 persons share a Mongolian yurt with daily breakfast
| Tips for tour guide and driver.
Horse back riding.