Overland Season 15 Episode 7 – From the Altai to the Gansu
The Altai Mountains offers us forests, Kazakh tents, grazing animals, Siberian and Mongolian ethnic minorities. The Uyghurs, the ancient inhabitants of the territory, are mainly concentrated in the large cities and dedicate themselves mainly to trade and their families. The Kanas Natural Reserve, with its marvellous eponymous lake, has been transformed into a story of Chinese Switzerland, given the incredible similarity of the buildings in the vast pine forests. The seemingly interminable journey towards the Gansu corridor ends in Jiayuguan. From here we shall be heading North to Inner Mongolia.