Introducing Eastern Gānsù
The southeast of Gānsù holds some of the prettiest country in northwest China. Tamped earthen houses and terraced wheat and corn fields are interspersed with lush, forested hills, and the Silk Road remnants at Tiānshuǐ and Luòmén are in relatively good condition compared with much of what you’ll see to the west.
Xi'an to Kashgar
Discover China away from the tourist trail. From the home of the famed Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an we make our way up to the Tibetan Plateau and the pilgrimage site of Xiahe. From here we journey to Jiayuguan and the end of the Great Wall, some 3,000 miles from Beijing.
Kashgar to Xi'an
Discover China away from the tourist trail. Beginning at the famous market town of Kashgar, this trip will explore China's remote west. Our route skirts the edge of the isolated Taklamakan Desert, stopping along the Silk Route at the oasis of Turpan. Many travellers to China visit the Great Wall, but few see the remote western end of it at Jiayuguan, 3000 miles from Beijing.