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6-Day Hulunbuir Winter Tour with Reindeer Experience

Dance with Santa's Reindeers

Yearning for the ultimate ice and snow experience, but resent the China crowds? Why not cross the vast ice fields and retreat to the forests with China's reclusive reindeers?

Let's journey into the forests of the Greater Khingan Mountains, hug the reindeers, have fun with snow to your heart's content, stay with the families of the coldest village in China, and feel their enthusiasm for a simple but harsh life.

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Tour 'Wow' Points

Get Close to Reindeers Like Santa's

Walk with the reindeers in the deep forest of the Greater Khingan Mountains and feed them with fresh moss. Listen to the stories of the last reindeer herders' tribe in China.

Feed the reindeer

Have Winter Fun on the Grasslands

Experience horse riding, snowmobile riding,snow sliding in a dinghy,and enjoy the tranquility of vast ice fields and snowscapes.

watching archery and wristling

Make Fresh Wilderness Tracks and Have a BBQ in the Snowy Forest

Walk into the fairytale world of the Greater Khingan Mountains, and capture the stunning primitive forest views of trees laden with rime. With the help of your guide, collect the firewood, and build a fire with your own hands that will light in the coldest of conditions.

make a track in snowy forest
have a BBQ in snowy forest

Step into the Real Lives of Local People in China's Coldest Village

Eat the locals' homemade food, try an outdoor hotpot on an ice table, sleep on a traditionally heated brick bed. Appreciate the wisdom and spirit of Lengji Village's remaining six families in their daily fight against the extreme cold, which has reached -58°C (-72°F).

lengji village
enjoy an outdoor hotpot on an ice table and

Have fun with ice and snow to your heart's content

 Go skiing and play activities the traditional way as local people do in Lengji Village .

lengji village
the bonfire party in the grassland

Feel the International Charm of Northeast China

Visit a local Russian family, dress up in their clothes, learn about their life and customs, taste Russian snacks, and listen to traditional Russian musical instrument being played live.

a Russian Family visit
a Russian Family

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

Day 1 Hailar Arrival

Flights from Beijing or Shanghai to Hailar are available. After our airport pickup, the rest of the day is your own to explore.

Day 2 Hailar to E'erguna — 138 km (86 miles), 2 hours

Take part in fun snow activities on the grasslands, including snowmobile riding, a snow slide, and snow sliding in a dinghy.

Enjoy beautiful snowscapes at E'erguna Wetland, visit the Wetland Museum, and taste Tieshan ice cream.  

Stay overnight in E'erguna City.

Day 3 E'erguna to Genhe — 127 km (79 miles), 2 hours

Experience horse riding on a vast grassland. Walk into E'erguna's primitive birch forest to immerse yourself in its scenic winter wonderland.

Visit a local Russian family, learn about their life and customs, taste Russian snacks, and listen to them lay their traditional musical instruments.

Stay overnight in Genhe City.

Day 4 Genhe to Lengji Village — 56 km (35 miles), 1½ hours

You will have a chance to meet China's reindeer and walk with them in the deep forest of the Greater Khingan Mountains.

Then, listen to the stories of the Ewenki — China's last reindeer tribe. Apart from being Santa's helpers, in Mongolian folklore, reindeers are mystical creatures believed to carry the spirit of past loved ones. With a basket of fresh moss, you can get up close to the gentle reindeers to pet and feed them.

After the reindeer experience, you will head to the coldest village in China. Take the challenge of eating a hotpot outdoors on an ice table. Bake sweet potatoes and make dumplings on a traditional heated brick bed. Enjoy local ice and snow activities.

Stay overnight in a local villagers' house in Lengji Village.

Day 5 Lengji Village to Genhe — 56 km (35 miles), 1½ hours

Lead by a local and your English-speaking guide, make fresh tracks into the forested hinterland of the Greater Khingan Mountains to appreciate the scenery of primitive trees hung with rime. Then, have a unique BBQ in the snowy forest.

Stay overnight in Genhe City again.

Day 6 Genhe to Hailar for the Departure — 250 km (155 miles), 3½ hours

After breakfast, your guide and driver will accompany you to Hailar Airport for your departure. We suggest you book an afternoon or evening flight. If there is only a morning flight available, we suggest you stay the previous night in Hailar.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Genhe Forest and Snow Hotel
Hulun Buir Holiday Inn Hotel Zhongcheng
FromCNY 9990/ USD 1570p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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