7 Days Inner Mongolia Tour with Daqing Mountain Hike
Eager for a journey that mixes desert and grassland? This is the trip! This 7-day Inner Mongolia trip will take you deep into the region to explore its unique treasures. Ride a horse on the Xilamuren grassland, enjoy a thrilling jeep ride through the desert, and visit the Inner Mongolia Museum’s dinosaur exhibition hall…
This tour combines nature and culture, allowing you to deeply experience the culture and history of Inner Mongolia and at the same time take a hike in the Daqing Mountain. A bonfire party and an Inner Mongolia-style barbecue will leave you with unforgettable memories.
1. Enjoy horseback riding into the Xilamuren Grassland hinterland for the best views of the azure blue sky and green lawns.
Highlights of this tour:
2. Join the ethnic bonfire party to enjoy minority folk singing and dancing, and spend the night in a traditional yurt.
3. Camp in the Kubuqi Desert, with the fun of a camel ride, driving on the sand dunes, and Mongolian BBQ.
4. Visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Inner Mongolia – Wudang Lamasery.
- Day 1: Hohhot Arrival
Welcome to Inner Mongolia! Upon arrival, please make your own way from the Hohhot Baita International Airport to the hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: in Hohhot
- Day 2: Hohhot - XilamurenXilamuren Grassland, Horse Riding Performance
After breakfast, depart for Xilamuren Grassland (about 2.5 hours by car), a famous summer resort at home and abroad. Every summer, flowers bloom here and cattle and sheep are everywhere. The flat expanse of grassland is like a green gem, making every tourist enchanted.
Enjoy a light hike on the grassland, with a big breath of fresh air. Sample Zhama banquet lunch in a traditional yurt, and then watch the stunning horse riding performance combined with acrobatics.
Stay in a Mongolian yurt on the picturesque grassland for the night.
Accommodation: Xilamuren Grassland
- Day 3: Xilamuren - BaotouWudang Lamasery, Sahantala Grassland
In the morning, you can experience an optional activity - horse riding on the peaceful hinterland of the grassland (at your own expense). Then drive you to Wudang Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Inner Mongolia.
Next, visit the Sahantala Grassland, a unique "urban prairie" in China and even in Asia. Here you will witness that the vast green grass meets the blue sky in the distance. In addition to walking among the wildflowers and grass, there are many recreational activities (for an extra fee), including horseback riding, archery, and camel riding. After that, transfer you to Baotou for the night.
Accommodation: in Baotou
- Day 4: Baotou - Kubuqi DesertBaotou Museum, Kubuqi Desert, Camel Ride
After breakfast, head to Baotou Museum, which focuses on the development process of human cultural heritage and civilization in western Inner Mongolia.
Afterwards, take a 1.5-hours ride to the Kubuqi Desert, the seventh-largest desert in China. Our activities are mainly concentrated in the Singing Sand Bay Scenic Area. You will be arranged to experience a 1-hour camel ride.
Watch the breathtaking sunset view of the endless desert near the camping site. Enjoy a Mongolian barbecue, attend a bonfire party, and lie in the desert watching the starry sky.
Accommodation: Camping in Kubuqi Desert
- Day 5: Kubuqi Desert - HohhotJeep Ride, Dazhao Temple, Tongshun Alley, Saishang Old Street
Today, take a desert walk to capture the sunrise. And then take a jeep to feel the speed and passion in the desert (about 15 kilometers).
After that, you will be escorted back to Hohhot. In the afternoon, visit the Dazhao Temple, also known as the "Silver Buddha Temple" because there is a silver Buddha enshrined in the temple.
Then head to Tongshun Alley, an antique street that focuses on food. Here you can not only taste local snacks, but also find many handicrafts and various cultural sights.
Visit Saishang Old Street, another century-old street near Dazhao Temple. It is one of the four old streets in the old town of Hohhot, with a length of 380 meters, lined with Ming and Qing-style buildings on both sides.
Drive you to the hotel in Hohhot.
Accommodation: in Hohhot
- Day 6: Hohhot - Daqing MountainInner Mongolia Museum, Daqing Mountain
After breakfast, drive to the Inner Mongolia Museum for a cultural tour, which is an important stop for visitors to experience the history and grassland culture of Inner Mongolia. The museum displays the natural scenery and social development of Inner Mongolia in ancient times through objects (such as dinosaurs and other mammal fossil specimens) and pictures.
Hike in Daqing Mountain in the afternoon. Famous for its four characteristics of "beautiful, secluded, strange, and vast", Daqing Mountain is a great leisure resort in Inner Mongolia. On the hike, you will enjoy a variety of landscapes, such as peaks and caves of various shapes, as well as canyons, deep pools, and meadows.
The whole hike lasts about 3.5-4 hours.
Accommodation: in Hohhot
- Day 7: Hohhot Departure
Thanks for joining this 7-day Inner Mongolia tour. At the confirmed time (according to your departure flight), your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and see you off at Hohhot Airport. Wish you a pleasant journey home!