5 Days Grassland & Hohhot Train Travel
Highlights
  • Watch breath-taking sun-rising on the Huitengxile Grassland.
  • Visit the Buddhist architecture and Dinosaur Museum in Hohhot.
  • Pick up on arrival, transportation, accommodation and English speaking guide services all included.
  • Watch sunset and starry sky on Kubuqi Desert and experience various activities in Resonant Sand Gorge.


 5 Days
 Private Tour
Available Everyday

Itinerary Detail

This route allows you to visit the essence of the city. You can ride horses on the exotic grasslands, watch stars in the mysterious desert, and explore the history root of the city in historical relics.The best time for Inner Mongolia trip is from June to October.Huitengxile Grassland is closed on Sept 15th.


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Day 1  Beijing-Hohhot

Pick up from your hotel around 19:30 and transferred to Beijing Train Station. Take overnight train K89 from Beijing to Hohhot. Soft sleeper, 4 people sharing one compartment.

Day 2  Hohhot-Grassland

  Breakfast& Lunch& Dinner

You will arrive Hohhot in the early morning, and then have a mongolian flavor breakfast. After breakfast, you will be driven to the Huitengxile Grassland.

After lunch, there are various marvelous activities waiting for you, such as enjoying the horse-riding, making sacrifice to Aobao, visiting herdsman’s family, tasting dairy product and the hand-grasping mutton, watching the wrestling, Mongolian songs and dances by the campfire at night.

In the evening, the gorgeous sunset will go down from the grassland to the horizon. Immersed in such enjoyable landscape, you will stay in the yurt at night, which situated in the grassland.

Huitengxile Grassland

Huitengxile Grassland

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 placed around.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 add stone or wicker to the Aobao covered with colorful silk strips and Sutra streamers. After the sacrifice, such activities as horse races, wrestling and archery will be held, the event later developed into a Nadamu meeting.

Day 3  Grassland-Kubuqi Desert

  Breakfast& Lunch& Dinner

Today is a combination of a desert and grassland journey. You'd better to get up in the early morning for the breath-taking sun-rising on the grassland,then you can enjoy walking around the great grassland and the blue sky, crystal lakes, unnamed flowers.

After lunch, you will continue a trip to the Kubuqi Desert for the mysterious Resonant Sand Gorge, where you could enjoy sand-sliding, camel-riding and the sun-set on the desert.

After that, you will be escorted back to Hohhot.

Count stars on Kubuqi Desert

Resonant Sand Gorge

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 having breakfast, you will pay a visit to Hohhot——the capital city of Inner Mongolia. After lunch, you will take a tour to Dazhao Monastery, Dinosaur Museum, Five Pagoda Temple.After dinner,we will escort you to the train station to catch train K90 (21:42-7:25) back to Beijing.

Dinosaur Museum

Five Pagoda Temple

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

After arriving in Beijing in the Morning, you can arrange your own way to the airport or your hotel.

Vehicle mode: private car or MPV van(click for picture)

Tips

Inner Mongolia has extreme weathers. There is a dramatic difference in temperature between day and night. It is necessary to take some warm clothing or rent one on the spot when you travel on the grassland. It is also one of the driest regions in China. You are kindly reminded to bring hydrated and moisturizing lotion to protect your skin.

Note:

  • Reservation should be made at least three days before your departure time.
  • The prices do not apply to National Day, Spring Festival and Labour Day). For Naadam Festival around from July 25 to July 31, extra charge for pasturing area entry: RMB150/person.
  • The train schedule released above is only provided as a reference for you. We will choose the appropriate train shift for you according to the available seats.

 Price Including
  • Pick up and drop-off from your hotel and Railway Station.
  • Air-conditioned car and English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance tickets and Meals as listed.
  • Train tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 2 persons share a Mongolian yurt with daily breakfast
 Price Excluding
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver.
  • Horse back riding.
  • Personal expenses.

 Private Tour :
 Best Value
  • Flexible and time saving. No need to wait for others from different hotels.
  • Customize your own itinerary and a private tour guide and car will be at your service.

How to Book?
1. You can book online or by email, tell us which hotel to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email.
2.When you arrive in Beijing, our tour guide will call you the night before the tour, if you are not in hotel room, we will leave a message in your room, to inform the time to pick you up in the next morning.

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Reply :    HELLO thanks for your inquiry from us  we only have private tour for this if you are alone ,the price should be 6800cny about 986usd.
Reply :    Thanks so much for your tour inquiry about Grassland in Inner Mongolia, and I can try to arrange 3 days on Grassland, but I want to check whether you also want to visit desert in the trip?   Await your reply.
Reply :    Sorry for this delay reply, and if you can arrange the train to Hohhot and departure from Hohhot by yourself, I can just arrange 3 days 2 nights local tour for you, and the tour fee is 3450CNY about 539USD per person.   If you have any other question, please let me know for free.
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