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● As one of the important cities in NW China, Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province, and it was once an important town of the ancient Silk Road.

● Experience the stunning Sangke grassland and feel the strong Tibetan customs

● Feel the majesty of the Badain Jaran Desert

● Hiking in the spectacular Pingshan Lake Valley

● Mysterious Labrang monastery in Xiahe where also can enjoy the marvel grassland

● Explore the splendid Danxia Rainbow Mountain in Zhangye


Day 1Arrive Lanzhou

Today Our guide will meet you at Lanzhou Airport. And then send you to the hotel. You can take a stroll in Lanzhou by yourself, take a good rest and prepare for tomorrow's journey.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
Altitude: 1520
  • Lanzhou


  • Lanzhou


Day 2Visit Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves, drive to Xiahe

Let's start our Lanzhou in-depth tours today. As one of the important cities along the ancient Silk Road, Lanzhou has preserved many cultural heritages. With an early start today, we will visit the Bingling Temple. You will be driven to the Liujiaxia Dam and then you will take a fast boat to cross the gorge where you will enter the Bingling Temple Grottoes, which you will discover are above the water. These caves, which stretch for 200 metres, were built during the 3rd and 18th centuries. They are highly valued for their contribution to research into the history of Chinese paintings and the spread of Buddhism during that time. We will drive to Xiahe in the late afternoon.

Traffic: Car (240kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Xiahe
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2850m
  • Bingling Temple

    Bingling Temple

  • Bingling Temple.jpg

    Bingling Temple

Day 3Mysterious Labrang Monastery and Sangke Grassland

Today we will arrange the English Speaking Lama guide you through the Labrang monastery, the most populous monks outside of Tibet. You will stay at Thangka Sunning Terrace that is one of a good place to view the monastery and surrounding scenery. Inside the monastery, apart from magnificent Buddha stupas and wall paintings, prayer wheels are also the must-see spot. The whole monastery is surrounded by wheels, walk along the corridor, rotate the wheels and pray for chasing away the troubles.

The view of yaks roaming in the Sangke Grassland amid green pastures is something to behold. In this area, nomadic people can still be found singing their traditional songs and this is often one of the highlights of any visit to Tibet. Then visit the Tibetan family and wear Tibetan cloth, drink milk tea and sample hand-grabbed mutton.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Xiahe
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2850m
  • Labrang Monastery

    Labrang Monastery

  • Sangke Grassland

    Sangke Grassland

Day 4Take the bullet train from Lanzhou to Zhangye

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then pack your luggage and say farewell to this exotic village. We will drive you back to Lanzhou, catch a bullet train to your next stop Zhangye.

Traffic: Car&Train
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1483m
  • Lanzhou


  • Zhangye


Day 5Hiking in Pingshan Lake Valley, then drive to Badan Jaran Desert

After breakfast, we will drive 1.5 hours to reach the Pingshan Lake Valley. It is so far the closest compound tourist attraction to the city in China, which integrates natural wonders, canyon exploration, geological scientific research, ethnic customs, and self-driving cross-country. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Zhangye Geomorphological Landscape Grand View Garden. After that, we will drive to the Badain Jaran Desert for about 2 hours

Traffic: Car (230kms)
Hotel: Overnight in Desert
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1200m
  • Pingshanhu


  • Badain Jaran Desert

    Badain Jaran Desert

Day 6Badain Jaran Desert Adventure, Explore the Rainbow Mountain Park

With an early start of exploring Badain Jaran Desert with different scenery and activities. This desert is home to some of the tallest stationary dunes on Earth, with some reaching a height of more than 500 meters, although most average at around 200 meters. Its tallest dune is also measured, from base to peak, as the world's third tallest dune and highest stationary dune in the world. The desert also features over 100 spring-fed lakes that lie between the dunes, some of which are fresh water while others are extremely saline. These lakes give the desert its name which is Mongolian for "mysterious lakes". It is also crossed by one river, the Ruo Shui ("weak water"), which has formed an alluvial plain in the desert.

After lunch, we head for Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, it is situated in the north of Qilian mountains. The area includes the colour hills in Linze country, ice hills, Danxia GanZhou District and PingShan lake. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhangye city, north from Linze county town by 20 km, this is the most typical arid area of northern China. We will stay overnight in the Zhangye Danxia.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kaoshan Tent
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1483m
  • Badain Jaran Desert

    Badain Jaran Desert

  • Danxia


Day 7Zhangye Departure

This is the end of your trip today. We will send you to the airport and wish you a pleasant journey home.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1483m

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  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • 2nd class train(Lanzhou to Zhangye) listed in the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.


  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned


  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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