● 2~3 hours field test ride & 3 and a half days field ride. More than 100 kilometers, crossing the most beautiful grassland in China
● A 4*4 nanny car will follow the whole journey, and you can take a bath every day
● Live cooking, three meals a day, authentic cuisine
● A number of cycling leaders + local chefs accompany
● Riding into the depths of East Karajun is the essence of the entire grassland. On the boundless prairie, the colorful flower clusters are like colorful stars.
● The perfect horseback route with thousands of years of historical landforms, scattered landscape levels, and colorful natural colors
Yili Valley, an oasis in the vast desert. the bottom of the valley is full of flowers, bees and butterflies; quiet and beautiful. Today you need to arrive in Yining on your own, and transfer to the hotel check in.
At 8:30AM, there is a special car to transfer to East Karajun; the whole journey is 180 kilometers, and it takes about 3 hours.
After arriving at the racecourse, check into the camp.
After lunch, appropriate horses will be allocated according to the height, weight, age and equestrian level of the team members. Before getting on the horse, we will conduct basic training and explain the precautions for horseback travel.
When everything is ready to go, we will start the wild ride ( It takes about 2 to 3 hours). And we move forward along the pastoral path, which is the path that few people take.
The East Kalajun, which is far away from the scenic area still maintains its original ecology and style. It will welcome us with a magnificent grassland sunset.
Lunch: Xinjiang Special Noodles, Cold Dishes
Dinner: Roasted Whole Lamb, Various Drinks and Beverages
In the morning, start with a cup of authentic Kazakh milk tea.
After breakfast we ride all the way to east.
The scenery on this journey is magnificent, majestic and primitive.
Riding in the magnificent Kalajun grassland, sometimes you will feel short of breath and sometimes you will feel fun and refreshing.
Nearly 2,000 meters of altitude difference, ups and downs of the curve, high and low scattered landscape distribution, this is a cycling and visual feast.
Arrive at the camp in the evening.
Support crew were already there and you can smell the fragrance of kebabs before you get down from the horse.
Satisfied and full, tonight we have the whole valley to ourselves.
Breakfast: Kazakh Milk Tea, Bauersack
Lunch: Big Plate Chicken, Biangbiang Noodles, Cold Dishes
Dinner: Red Willow Skewers, Various Drinks and Beverages
From Tarim to Qiaxi, there are mostly undulating grassy slopes.
The grass grows very deep, and the white yurts are dotted on it. Occasionally, there are nomads who live here.
Qiaxi grassland is full of idylic life atmosphere, compared with the three-dimensional grassland landscape of East Karajun, it's really fabulous.
Breakfast: Western Breakfast, Fruits
Lunch: Turnigal Burger Set, Fruits, Drinks
Dinner: Turnigal Pure Mutton Stuffed Dumplings, Various Drinks and Beverages
From Qiaxi to Mohur, pass through three mountain passes and through a jungle to reach the grassy Mohur grassland.
From Mohur to Kurdening, it is a landscape road of snow ridge spruce:
From alpine meadows, subalpine meadows, pure spruce forests, mixed coniferous and broad-leaved forests, wild fruit forests, to meadow grasslands, the beauty of the valleys of the Tianshan Mountains is unobstructed.
The Tianshan Mountains unfold slowly like a three-dimensional picture scroll:
The spruce is on the side, the snow-capped mountains are continuous, and the grasslands are layered...
That kind of shock, only those who have walked through it understand.
Breakfast: Lamb Meatball Vermicelli Soup
Lunch: Xinjiang Style Braised Tripe, Cold Dishes, Fruits
Dinner: Instant Boiled Sliced Mutton in Grassland Copper Pot, Various Drinks and Beverages
In the early morning, we continue to set off on horseback in Kurdening, and enter the forest steppe.
All the way surrounded by green hills, meandering streams.
As we approach the finish line, a super big surprise awaits us:
The highest peak of the Nalati Mountains - Kabambayi Peak.
Kabambayi Peak, a symbol of holiness, is covered with snow all year round. The legendary snow lotus flower blooms on the iceberg, and snow leopards and argali are frequented. It is a holy place in the hearts of the Kazakh people.
We'll be at the end of our trip by noon. After lunch, the special car will send friends to Yining Airport (before 6 PM) or any place in Yining City. The trip is over.
Breakfast: Lamb Chops Slices, Fruits
Lunch: Xinjiang Special Polu, Cold Dishes, Fruits, Drinks
Horses: Yili horses
Saddle: Western saddle, Kazakh saddle, military saddle;
Protective gear: helmet, vest, leggings, gloves. (Riding boots, breeches, and other personal equipment please prepare by yourself.)
Foods and Beverages (Day0: Dinner, Day1 to Day4: Three Meals, Day5: Breakfast and Lunch). Roasted Whole Lamb, Big Plate Chicken, Xinjiang Special Polu, Lamb Chops Slices, and the horse farm owner's collection wine, etc.
Photography Service. Gopro + SLR camera to follow the shooting; Photos or videos can be edited and released at the same day with shooting.
4 nights camping, both in double tents, two people sharing a room. Luggage: quilts, mattresses and pillows are all washed per guest; (If you need to use the tent alone, please inform in advance and make up the difference of 170usd.) (If you need an RV, you need to pay separately, see below for details)
Transportation cost to Yining Airport or downtown on the fifth day Airport pick-up not included (20 minutes by taxi from the airport to the city, about 10 yuan)
Team leader, equestrian coach, photographer, chef, driver provide full service; SUVs and Pickup trucks follow the horse team throughout the journey.
High value outdoor sports insurance
A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
The transportation costs from all over the country to Yining City;
All expenses incurred for continuing travel or returning after the trip.
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.
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.