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  • 108 Stupas at Qingtongxia
  • Xi Xia Dynasty Mausoleum
  •  Mausoleo de Genghis Kha
  • temple Dazhao de Hohhot

7-Day Inner Mongolia and Ningxia Tour from Beijing

Route: Beijing, Hohhot, Baotou, Yinchuan, Zhongwei, Beijing/other destination

a) Combine Inner Mongolia and Ningxia from Beijing.

b) Discover historical sites, deserts, steppes, and rivers on-site.

c) Partake in thrilling outdoor activities like horseback riding, camel treks, sandboarding, and more, based on your preferences.

d) Immerse yourself in the rich culture of local ethnic groups (Hui and Mongols) and relish delightful local cuisine.

Tour Code : CT-206

Destinations : Baotou, Hohhot, Yinchuan,

Duration :7 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( Buddhist Art/ Grassland/ Desert/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing to Hohhot - Five Pagoda Temple, Dazhao Temple

In the morning, board the high-speed train from Beijing to Hohhot. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on the afternoon tour.


Begin at the Five Pagoda Temple in the old town, a 15th-century architectural gem featuring five renowned pagodas intricately crafted with rectangular bricks and adorned with a Mongolian astronomy table, offering a captivating exploration.

Next, visit Dazhao Temple, Hohhot's oldest and largest Buddhist temple, linked to the Gelug Tibetan Buddhist sect. Known as the Silver Buddha Temple for housing a silver Buddha statue, it showcases impressive architecture, precious cultural relics, and captivating art. Don't miss the mystical Chamu dance and Buddhist music, offering a unique cultural experience in Hohhot.


Following the tour, make your way to your hotel in Hohhot city. 



Day 2: Hohhot - Huitengxile Grasslands

Today, head to the Huitengxile Grasslands, situated 130 km from Hohhot and renowned as some of the world's most picturesque mountainous grasslands. Upon arrival, join a welcoming ceremony, visit a local Mongolian family, sample dairy products, savor yogurt, and leisurely stroll through the grasslands. The day concludes with an enchanting bonfire evening, where you can observe local Mongolian singing and dancing, spending the night in a traditional yurt.


If the skies are clear, take the opportunity to stargaze; the view is truly breathtaking.


Optional outdoor activity: Horseback riding is available on-site, ensuring safety as a top priority.



Day 3: Hohhot to Baotou - Wudangzhao Monastery

Start your day with a relaxed breakfast amidst the Huitengxile Grasslands before making your way to the Wudangzhao Monastery.


Situated in Wudanggou village to the northwest, approximately 70 kilometers from Baotou, this is Inner Mongolia's largest and most comprehensive Tibetan lamasery. Nestled amidst verdant mountains, a clear creek flows gently in front of it. The monastery's architectural style adheres to Tibetan traditions, featuring flat roofs, straight walls, small white windows, and fluttering Tibetan prayer flags.


Following your visit, continue your journey to the city of Baotou for an overnight stay.



Day 4: Baotou to Ordos - Xiangshawan Desert

Following breakfast, set off from Baotou towards Ordos. Along the route, explore the enchanting Xiangshawan Desert. A cable car ride provides a breathtaking panoramic vista of the desert landscape. Depending on your preferences, you can opt for additional activities such as camel rides, sandboarding, beach motorcycling, or rail cycling.


In the evening, settle into your accommodations at a hotel in Ordos.



Day 5: Ordos to Yinchuan - Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

Following breakfast, explore the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan, a revered Mongol leader, unified the Inner Mongolian grasslands and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Yuan Dynasty. The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan stands as a renowned tourist destination, featuring three Mongolian-style halls and a gallery within its main building, spanning over 55,000 square meters. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to admire traditional Mongolian architecture and immerse yourself in Mongolian culture.


After the tour, continue your journey to Yinchuan, where you'll spend the night.



Day 6: Yinchuan to Zhongwei to Yinchuan - 108 Stupas at Qingtongxia, Shapotou Dunes

Travel from Yinchuan to Zhongwei to explore the 108 Stupas at Qingtongxia and the Shapotou Dunes.


The Shapotou Dunes, among the four largest deserts, span approximately 38 kilometers by 5 kilometers, with elevations of 1300-1500 meters, blending desert, Yellow River, mountain, and oasis landscapes. They offer stunning views of the northwest and the southern Yangtze River.


Visit the 108 Stupas at Qingtongxia, some of China's largest stupas, built during the Western Xia Dynasty on the Qingtongxia Reservoir's western shore. With 108 stupas, they're considered auspicious and bring good fortune according to Buddhism.



Day 7: Yinchuan to Beijing - Xi Xia Dynasty Mausoleum, Helanshan Rock Carvings

A day dedicated to Yinchuan's cultural treasures, with visits to the Western Xia Dynasty mausoleums and the Helanshan Rock Carvings.


Begin by exploring the mausoleums of the Western Xia Dynasty, built for emperors and royal families, characterized by rectangular structures often likened to Eastern Pyramids by travelers.


In the afternoon, journey to the Helanshan Mountains to admire ancient rock carvings depicting diverse aspects of ancient life, including hunting, rituals, battles, entertainment, dances, and more. You'll also find engravings of steppe animals like sheep, cows, horses, camels, as well as tigers, leopards, forests, and human portraits.


Conclude your day by boarding the overnight train from Yinchuan to Beijing, marking the end of your journey.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions

    a) All the visits mentioned in the itinerary.

    b) Meals mentioned at local restaurants with one local drink per meal.

    c) Transfers and ground transportation by car, minibus, or bus depending on the group size.

    d) Hotel room, based on double occupancy with either one double bed or two single beds. Breakfast included.

    e) Service of local English-speaking guides.

    f) Accident insurance during the trip in China.

  • Price Exclusions

    a) Visa fees.

    b) Personal expenses.

    c) International round-trip airfare.

    d) Tips for guides, drivers, and baggage handlers; tips are not mandatory but are appreciated for their service.

Additional Info

When exploring the desert and steppes, prepare for notable temperature fluctuations between day and night by packing warm clothing.

Don't forget to bring sun protection products when visiting the desert.

Change and Cancellation Policy

  1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.

  2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.

  3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.

  4. Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.

  5. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

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