Real Badain Jaran Desert Highlights
The desert is known as the "forbidden zone of life", but the Badain Jaran Desert has subverted people's cognition. There are more than 144 intoxicating lakes of different colors (some are even pink, red…) and sizes dotted in the deep land of the desert, mingling with the tallest sand dunes in the world. People who have been to this desert all agree that Badain Jaran Desert is even more beautiful than Sahara, the largest desert in the world. In Badain Jaran Desert, the sand dunes are undulating, lakes are lovely-colored, wild lives and plants are abundant, stars are bright and local culture is authentic. It is full of stunning and mysterious appearance and forms. More fortunately, compared with other tropical deserts, Badain Jaran Desert is more temperate with a relatively cool climate.
The best highlights of Badain Jaran Desert including the lakes and sand dunes hide in the central area of the desert which can only be reached by intrepid Jeeps or camels of nomads. To protect the geographic features of the desert and safety of travelers, only Jeeps of the park are allowed to enter the deep region of Badain Jaran Desert. Our 3 Days Badain Jaran Desert Tour is the most classic itinerary to explore the real essence of Badain Jaran Desert. You will ride a well-conditioned Jeep to cross over the sand dunes to look for those mysterious lakes, and stay over a night in a local Mongol yurt. You also have a lot of time to walk, take photos, enjoy sunset and sunrise, or relax on your own.
Highlights of this tour
Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang
Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert