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Special trip photos - Tengger Desert Lakes, April 29–May 2, 2011

Near the end of April we made a visit to the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia, a 30,000 square kilometer expanse of sand. We traveled for two days through the dunes by foot, jeep, and camel, visiting desert lakes, oases, and the tiny settlements of desert dwellers.

The desert trips are some of our most popular long-distance trips, and it’s easy to see why: we get deep into the desert, with sand as far as the eye can see.

Getting started on the first day, Beijing Hikers Alashan hike, April 29- May 01, 2011

Getting started on the first day.

Crossing the dunes, Beijing Hikers Alashan hike, April 29- May 01, 2011

Crossing the dunes

Hiking on the second day, Beijing Hikers Alashan hike, April 29- May 01, 2011

Hiking on the second day.

On our last day in the desert, we rode camels to get a little closer to our pickup point, Beijing Hikers Alashan hike, April 29- May 01, 2011

On our last day in the desert, we rode camels to get a little closer to our pickup point.

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