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Itinerary - 2016
Host Town for the Event
  • Hami, Xinjiang Province, China   

    Note: The best route to get to the host town of Hami (also known as Kumul) is:
  • - Fly into an international gateway city (Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
    - Then take domestic flight(s) to Urumqi
    - There are a number of domestic flights to Urumqi every day. There are also direct international flights from Dubai (UAE), Istanbul (Turkey) and Moscow (Russia).
    - From Urumqi we recommend taking the train (less than 4 hours - 4 times a day).
  • Contact us for details on how to arrange these bookings by on info@4deserts.com.
Event Hotel
  • Hami Hotel

  • No.4 Yingbin Road
    Hami, Xinjiang
Thurs, 16 June
  • Volunteers arrive (any time)  at the Hami Hotel
  • Volunteers stay overnight at the Hami Hotel
Fri, 17 June
  • Volunteer training (all day)
  • Competitors arrive (any time) at the Hami Hotel
  • Competitors & Volunteers stay overnight at the Hami Hotel
Sat, 18 June
  • 09:00: Competitor Briefing
  • 10:00 – 13:00: Competitor Check-In, including administrative, medical
    and equipment review.
  • 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch.
  • 15:00: Depart for Camp 1
Sun, 19 June
  • 08:00: Start / Stage 1
Mon, 20 June
  • 08:00: Stage 2
Tues, 21 June
  • 08:00: Stage 3
Weds, 22 June
  • 08:00: Stage 4
Thurs, 23 June
  • 08:00: Stage 5
Fri, 24 June
  • Stage 5 (continued)
Sat, 25 June
  • 10:00: Stage 6
  • 12:00(noon): Finish
  • 19:30: Awards Banquet
  • Competitors & Volunteers stay overnight at the Hami Hotel
Sunday, 26 June
  • Departure
*Note that all times are approximate and may change.
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