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8 Days Mt. Bogda Trekking and Camping Tour

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Urumqi, Turpan,
Transportation: Car
Min Age : 10+
Tour Highlights

Mt. Bogda trekking is a popular trekking route in Xinjiang. You will cover beautiful lake, dense forest, green meadows, and rolling hills on this trekking tour. After trekking in the day, you will have comfortable camping at night to have a good rest and get well prepared for the next day’s exploration. In addition to trekking, you will also visit Karez Well, Jiaohe Ancient City and Sugong Pagoda to learn splendid history and culture of Xinjiang. If you love trekking or want to challenge yourself physically, this tour would be the ultimate.

  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque Heavenly Lake
  • Enjoy the changing scenery from thick forest to rocky hills along the way
  • Try overnight camp at Bogda Peak Base
  • Trek in Mount Bogda to challenge yourself physically
  • Marvel at the 2000-year-old irrigation system -- Karez Well

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Price Includes

  • All transfers and city transportation
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels and camps mentioned in itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Tips to guide and driver
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2 Urumqi – Heavenly Lake by car: Heavenly Lake

    Day 3 Heavenly Lake – Dapingtai: Heavenly Lake

    Day 4 Dapingtai – Base at Bogda Peak: Mt. Pagoda

    Day 5 Trek Around the Base at Bogda Peak: Mt. Pagoda

    Day 6 Base at Bogda Peak – Sankecha: Mt. Pagoda

    Day 7 Sankecha – Turpan: Karez Well, Jiaohe Ancient City, Sugong Pagoda

    Day 8 Turpan – Urumqi departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Urumqi Arrival

    Upon your arrival, our guide and driver will greet you at Urumqi airport by holding the name board. Then transfer to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the free time in the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 2Urumqi – Heavenly Lake by car (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Have a good breakfast in the hotel. Then board the car and drive toward Heavenly Lake. Heavenly Lake is an alpine lake that locates on the north hillside of Bogda Mountain. It is a national 5 star scenic area and is beloved by local people as summer resort. After getting off the car, we will trek along the lake to get to the other end of the lake and camp there.

    Accommodation: Camp offered by us

    Day 3Heavenly Lake – Dapingtai (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today’s trekking will cover the mountain area that has an altitude of 3200 meters. After the simple breakfast, we will start the trekking. The trekking will travel through the forest and meadows and will last 5-6 hours. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Dapingtai, today’s destination. After the simple dinner we will camp and stay overnight here.

    Accommodation: Camp offered by us

    Day 4Dapingtai – Base at Bogda Peak (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    The highest altitude we cover today will be 3800 meters. With the altitude becoming higher, the dense forest would be replaced by the rocky hills. After the 6-7 hours trekking, we will meet the snow line. When we arrive at the Bogda Peak Base Camp, we will stay overnight there.

    Accommodation: Camp offered by us

    Day 5Trek Around the Base at Bogda Peak (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today is a relatively relaxing day – trekking around the base camp. Our guide will accompany you to trek in the around area in the morning and early afternoon. We advise you get a good rest today to save energy for the long treeking distance tomorrow.

    Accommodation: Camp offered by us

    Day 6Base at Bogda Peak – Sankecha (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    Today we will continue trekking to Sankecha. And most area we will cover today would be above the snow line. If you are lucky, you will meet the rare snow lotus. If you meet it, we advise you take pictures instead of picking it.

    Accommodation: Camp offered by us

    Day 7Sankecha – Turpan (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

    After breakfast board the car and after a 2.5-3 hours driving we will arrive in Turpan and explore 3 most essence sites. The first one will be Karez Well, an amazing irrigation system that take advantage of the snow melt water from Tianshan Mountain to make Turpan an oasis in desert. Then you will pay a visit to ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City which existed from 2BC to 5AD. It is the largest, the oldest, and the best preserved earth construction in the world. The last stop of today is Sugong Pagoda. It is a exquisite Islamic architecture built in 1800s in the Qing Dynasty.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 8Turpan – Urumqi departure (Breakfast)

    Our guide and driver will meet you at confirmed time and escort you to Urumqi airport for departing flight.