The fascinated scenery of deserts in Ningxia attracts many travelers, hiking the Tengger and witness the long and vivid local culture along the way; hiking the great wall of Ming dynasty in Helan mountains then visit other tourist sites in Yinchuan…it is 5 day desert tours in Wild Ningxia. And you will visit other highlights like Ningxia Museum, Western Xia Imperial Tombs, Great Wall of Ming dynasty, Tengger Desert, Zhongwei, Gaomiao Temple, Hui Culture Park, Najiahu Mosque, Baisikou Twin Pagodas, Helan Mountain, Maowusu Desert.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Destinations: Yinchuan - Tengger - Zhongwei - Yongning - Yinchuan

Starting Point: Yinchuan

Ending Point: Yinchuan


Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Visit Ningxia Museum, dinner at a local restaurant. 

Meal: D

Visit the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, which are nicknamed by the Chinese as the "Pyramids of China". Pass through the Helan Mountain valley and walk over to the Great Wall of Ming dynasty. Then proceed to Tengger Desert. You will see a salt lake in the desert, and hike to the nearby grassland (1.5 hours). Camel riding is included. Watch sunset in the desert. Overnight at a wooden desert summer resort or local yurt.

Meal: B, L, D

Western Xia Imperial Tombs

After local breakfast, drive to the bank of Yellow River to try sheep-skin raft cruising down the river. Then head for Zhongwei and visit Gaomiao Temple, unique for putting three religions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism under the same roof. En route, you will also explore Hui Culture Park, Chinese Muslims Museum, and a Muslim quarter including Najiahu Mosque. Overnight at Najia local Muslim Yard (traditional local residential house of Chinese Muslim style)

Meal: B, L, D

Drive to visit Baisikou Twin Pagodas of Western Xia period, then pay a visit to the mural site in Helan Mountain and Yinchuan World Rock Art Museum. After lunch, drive to hike along the Great Wall of Ming dynasty for about 1.5 hours. Enjoy the stunning view of Maowusu Desert, and try local donkey cart and boat to see the ruins of towers and ancient cities. Overnight in Yichuan.

Meal: B, L

Baisikou Twin Pagodas of Western Xia period

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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