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6-Day Huitengxile Grassland and Kubuqi Desert Tour with Hiking and Camping

Inner Mongolia Wild Heartlands

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track summer vacation in the heartlands of Inner Mongolia around Hohhot with hiking and camping, this tour is highly recommended for you.

On this 6-day private trip, you can experience local nomadic life and appreciate fantastic views of alpine meadows on Huitengxile Grassland, hike in the majestic Yin Mountains, take an adventure to the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert far from civilization, and enjoy a Mongolian handcraft experience.

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Tour 'Wow' Points

Escape from the Summer Heat in a Flowery Grassland

Visit Huitengxile Grassland, which is one of the world's three largest areas of flowery alpine meadows. Enjoy a horse riding into the hinterland of the grassland to appreciate the best views.

Huitengxile Grassland
Have a horse ride in the grassland

Experience Local Nomadic Life

See Mongolian archery and wrestling, enjoy minority folk singing and dancing, join in a grassland bonfire party, stay overnight in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

the bonfire party in the grassland

Kubuqi Desert Hinterland Adventure with Camel Riding, Sunset Shoot, Barbecue, and Camping

Ride a camel into the depths of the desert, appreciate the stunning views of a desert sunset, enjoy a barbecue dinner, camp in the desert, and see the incredibly starry sky.

Kubuqi Desert adventure
Kubuqi Desert adventure

Enjoy a Kubuqi Desert Off-Road Vehicle Experience

You will drive into the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert, an area far from the crowds, then get on an off-road vehicle and experience an exciting ride including sliding down 45° sand dunes.

an off-raod vehichle experience

Measure the Grandness of the Yin Mountains with Your Feet.

Hike on Daqing Mountain, which is part of the Yin Mountain Range, where you'll have panoramic views of fantastic natural beauty.

trekking on Daqing Mountain
The Daqing Mountain

Tour Map

Inner Mongolian tour map

Itinerary Quick Look

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

Day 1 Hohhot Arrival | Airport Transfer

Your private driver and guide will be ready for you when you arrive in Hohhot. Enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own to explore Hohhot.

Day 2 Huitengxile | Experience Nomadic life in a Flowery Grassland

In the morning, head to Huitengxile Grassland (2 hours' driving). Visit Huanghuagou ('Yellow Flower Valley') to appreciate multifaceted natural beauty — peculiar stones, unique peaks, and colorful alpine meadows.

In the afternoon, enjoy Mongolian singing and dancing, and watch Mongolian archery and wrestling. Have a horse riding in the peaceful hinterland of Huitengxile to measure some of the vastness of the picturesque grassland on the horse back. 

After an ethnic-flavor bonfire party in the evening, stay overnight in a traditional Mongolian yurt.

Day 3 Huitengxile Grassland to Hohhot | Hiking on Daqing Mountain

Enjoy the sunrise on the grassland. Then go to Daqing Mountain in 2 hours' driving. It is part of the Yin Mountains, which divide the Mongolian Plateau to the north and the Hetao Plain to the south.

The hike will take about 5 hours. You will pass ancient birch forests on the way to the top of Daqing Mountain, where you'll have a panoramic view of the fantastic natural beauty.

Stay overnight in Hohhot.

Day 4 Kubuqi Desert | Camel Riding, Sunset Shoot, Barbecue, and Camping

In the morning, go to the Kubuqi Desert at Yemingsha with a 3-hour drive.

Enjoy an substantial camel ride as you venture deep into the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert.

Appreciate the stunning views of the desert sunset, enjoy a barbecue dinner, camp in the desert, and see the incredibly starry sky for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Day 5 Kubuqi Desert to Hohhot | Desert Off-Road Vehicle Experiences

In the morning, enjoy the sunrise over the desert.

Then drive to the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert, an area far from the crowds, get on an off-road vehicle and experience an exciting ride including sliding down 45° sand dunes. The activity will last for about half an hour.

In the afternoon, return to Hohhot and visit Inner Mongolian Museum.

Day 6 Hohhot Departure

Your private guide and driver will transfer you to Hohhot Airport / Railway Station for your departure.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Mongolian Yurt
Mongolian Yurt
Camp in Kubuqi Desert
FromCNY 8588/ USD 1349p/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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