Tempo em movimento  uma hora 5 minutos

Hora  uma hora 27 minutos

Coordenadas 893

Enviada em 30 de Abril de 2018

Registrada em Abril 2018

428 m
334 m
5,62 km

Visualizado 398 vezes, baixado 1 vezes

perto de Shanshan, Xinjiang (China)

Desert hike

Amazing desert with moving sands stretching till horizon.

This hike was done in a typical Chinese truistic spot. Basically you paying 30RMB to access the desert via small plaza surrounded by vendors.

Once in a desert area you are further surrounded by vendors offering you rides on buggies, quads (you will drive but one of the staff will seat behind you), and camels - all those would take you into the sand banks.

You have also an option to take a small electric shuttle bus that would take you for a loop ride between the dunes on a narrow but paved road.

None of those are up to my taste so i just venture for a hike up the tallest hill i could see within 30 min hike distance.

It was a pleasant hike and for some time i was indeed walking on what in some moments felt like untouched soil. It was especially interesting to see mini land slides (10mm thick, few m2 in area) at each step while walking the ridge.

Some tourist might find it annoying to see s loud V6 buggy with bunch of tourists speeding through the dunes. I found it bit disturbing when one of those drove no more than 2m of a small girl who was playing with balloons and wasn't really paying attention to the car.

Driving back towards Turpan we took small road south of Flame Moubtains and along the edge of the desert where we saw some interesting cliffs / rocks that formed a backdrop to the juicy grapes plantations. It seems as it was also possible to enter a desert through those formations which would make a much nicer hike compared to the touristic spot we entered, but we had a lot on our schedule for that day and decided to continue our drive.

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Starting alley


Tha map


Price list for activities and rentals (in chinese)


Off into the sands banks


Halfway up the large dune


2/3 up the large dune


look behind on a way back from the large dune


Play a ball anyobady ?


heading back to the starting point through desert bushes


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