TREK - Danxia Mountains, China, 5D4N | #ReachForTheRainbow | 16-21 May 2018

Zhangye's Danxia landscape is located in Gansu Province, in the northern West zone of the country, near Zhangye City. The formations of the red sandstone are known for being very dramatic and colorful. Most of them are several hundred meters high, and the multicolored ridges of weathered strata sometimes stretch to the horizon. These formations, sometimes smooth sometimes sharp, stand out against the greens or grays of the plains, looking grand and magnificent, vigorous and virile.

Danxia refers to isolated peaks, steep pillars, ravines, mountains and hills that have formed after a long period of erosion by wind and running water. Several Danxia Landforms are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

At a Glance

  • Travel in May, one of the best times of the year, an av high of 23°C and low of 8°C
  • Hike deep into the hills and valleys of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
  • See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu
  • Visit Horse Hoofprint Temple and caves, Jiayuguan Fortress,Temples and Buddhist sites near Zhangye
  • Twin hotel accommodation

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Itinerary Overview
Arrive Beijing

Fly from Beijing to Jiayuguan; visit Jiayuguan Fortress
Sleep: Hotel / Food: Dinner

Travel to Zhangye - hike in Danxia

Bus to Zhangye, hiking in Danxia Landform,
Visit Zhangye’s Giant Buddha Temple.
Sleep: Hotel in Zhangye/ Food: All meals

Hike in Binggou Rock Area

Sleep: Hotel in Zhangye / Food: All meals

Visit Horse Hoof Temple and hike

Bus back to Jiayuguan
Sleep: Hotel in Jiayuguan / Food: All meals

Visit Beacon Tower of Ming Dynasty Great Wall

Fly back to Beijing and then to Singapore.
Food: Breakfast

*Please note that all timings are estimated and subjected to actual ground conditions.
*You will need to purchase your own medical and travel insurance.

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