Hiking in the Badain Jaran desert

From 9800RMB / person 6 days

Caravan to the Badain Jaran desert

For the nature and sports lovers, this desert trekking tour combines beautiful, magical landscapes and a good amount of efforts. Making it a unique moment, these elements combined will leave on you an unforgettable print!

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Badain Jaran

Located in Inner Mongolia and close to Gansu province, the Badain Jaran desert has many particularities: it is scattered with many salted lakes among the sand dunes, and is also home to the third highest dune in the world. A perfect place for a desert trekking tour.

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Desert hiking tour itinerary

A total of 65kms for 5 days walking through the desert. In case you get tired, camels will be there to carry you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Jinchang

Upon arrival at Jinchang airport, you will meet your fellow travelers and depart to the entrance of the Badain Jaran desert by private bus. You’ll change the bus for Jeeps, better equipped to cross the desert. Once in the middle of the mega dunes your adventure will start with a first walk in the desert while your luggages will be carried to your host.

Day 2: Trek or camel ride in the desert

Today, once the sun is already up, you will start your desert trekking tour with a 15km walk journey. While on top on the dunes you can admire the magnificent view on lake Nuretu. Everyone will have its own camel so you can walk or ride as you feel like. Tonight you will sleep nearby a temple.

Days 3 & 4: Trek or camel ride in the desert

Your next two days will bring you to the third highest dune in the world, from frozen oasis to frozen oasis at a rhythm of approximately 15kms per day. At that time of the year the dunes are partly covered by snow, a magical show that will render you speechless.
In the evenings you will sleep in local guesthouses.

Day 5: Last day of trek

Today is time to say goodbye to your local companions and enjoy a great jeep tour in the dunes to end this amazing week.
Then you’ll be transferred to Jinchang hotel to get a well-deserved shower.

Day 6: Jinchang departure

Today, transfer to the airport to take your flight to your next destination.

Information

Inclusions:
  • 3* hotel with breakfast in Jinchang
  • Night at locals
  • Driver when mentioned
  • Meals during the trek
Exclusions:
  • Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Other meals
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the driver, guide, locals
  • Insurances

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They said

"Thank you !!! We got home safely, what a great trip. Aurelie"
Badain Jaran trek
Between us
Trek from 2021 October 01st to 06th
“This trip allowed us to experience rare moments. Walking in exceptional landscapes, climbing dunes, crisscrossing the ridges, remains an unforgettable experience. We experienced an immersion in another world by sharing the life of a camel breeder who welcomed us into his home; this authentic and warm encounter allowed us to get to know other facets of China. Finally, being guided through an immense and powerful nature is also a great experience of letting go. Anne"
Badain Jaran
Between families
Trek from 2021 April 17th to 22nd
“A big thank you @Emilie great organization. Arthur”
"Yes thank you for everything! Great organization and tour. Naitan"
"Great trip and support. Guillaume"
"Thank you Emilie for everything, it was really great. Will"
"Yes thank you Emilie, great trip, I think everyone particularly enjoyed the food. Thierry"
"Thank you for this great trek Emilie! See you soon. Cyril"
Badain Jaran
Between friends
Trek from 2021 April 10th to 15th
“Hi Emilie, Aurélie and Julia,
we left like a whirlwind without saying goodbye. Very nice these few days with you. Thank you for the pancakes, the humor at all times and Emilie for the organization. It was great ! Happy New Year 2021 and see you soon. ML”

"Glad to have been able to end 2020 in such a magical place in such good company. GS"

"Superb trip forever etched in our memories. SC"

Unforgettable moment for me. Thanks to you of course, but also thanks to this breathtaking place and these people we met. There was a bit of cheating in the photo contest but it's already forgotten. PD"
Badain Jaran
Christmas holiday 2020
Trek from 2020 Dec 26th to 31st

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