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Tour Overview

Join in the classic 8 days Northern Xinjiang group tour to explore the most scenic part of Xinjiang and even China. The route incredibly covers these picturesque places in Xinjiang, say Heavenly Lake, Keketuohai National Geopark, Kanas Lake, Hemu Village, Five-colored Beach, and etc. Comfortable accommodations, transfer vehicles, and professional English-speaking guides are arranged to guarantee you enjoyable experiences. Get ready to be wowed by so many awe-inspiring scenery.

Highlights of this tour:

*Marvel at the breathtaking beauty in Heavenly Lake combing snow-capped mountains, wildflowers, tree-blanketed valleys, and fabulous lake scenery.
*Visit Keketuohai National Geopark to observe the unique geological landscapes and heritages.
*Visit Kanas Lake and Hemu Village which are surreally beautiful, offering ideal photo op; get a rare opportunity to experience Tuva people’s life in Hemu Village.
*Be shocked by various structures formed by wind erosion in Urho Ghost City.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 8 days Northern Xinjiang group tour! Please arrive Urumqi on your own. You will be collected from Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC) and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest time is free for you. You may like to check out the Xinjiang Bazaar, a symbol of Xinjiang’s cultural diversity and unique ethnic flavor.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi

  2. This morning, after breakfast, you will drive around 1.5 hours to the Heavenly Lake (aka Tianchi Lake in Chinese) in Tianshan Mountain for a nature adventure. An alpine lake nestling in the Tianchi Lake National Park, the Heavenly Lake is a popular destination offering a brilliant display of snow-capped mountains, wildflowers, tree-blanketed valleys, and fabulous lake scenery. You can either hike around the lake and capture some photos, or take a boat to enjoy the charming views.

    After touring the Heavenly Lake, head to Fuyun.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Fuyun County

    Xinjiang Heavenly Lake
    Heavenly Lake

  3. Start today with a drive to the Keketuohai National Geopark. If you are lucky, you may encounter herds of cattle on the way. Doesn’t this sound exciting?

    Tour the Geopark leisurely, you will meet Irtysh River featuring granite landform, No. 3 Ore Scenic Area which is known as “natural mineral museum”, and Fuyun earthquake fault zone with the best preserved earthquake fault zone remains and relics. Afterward, drive 3 hours to Burqin for staying overnight.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Burqin

    Keketuohai National Geological Park
    Keketuohai National Geological Park

  4. Today you will immerse into the picturesque beauty of Kanas Lake - a can’t miss for any Xinjiang trip. Don’t forget to take your camera!

    After breakfast in the early morning, a 4-hour drive will take you to the Jiadengyu Forest Park for lunch. Then, a shuttle bus will take you to the long-anticipated Kanas Lake. Deep in the dense forest, Kanas Lake is amazingly beautiful and dotted with yurts and herds of horses and sheep. Different seasons, lights and temperatures will bring color changes to the lake.

    After finishing the relaxing sightseeing, drive to the hotel for check-in.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Kanas

    Xinjiang Kanas Lake
    Kanas Lake

  5. Today, after breakfast, you will board a car to Hemu Village which is 30 km from Kanas Lake. The integration of the village’s green grassland to surrounding dense forest and misty snow-covered mountains make it a paradise for shutterbugs. There is a tranquil and mysterious charm preserved in the wooden houses and local Tuva people who have lived here for centuries. You will get a chance to stay overnight in a local cabin and experience the unique local lifestyle.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Hemu Village

    Xinjiang Hemu Village
    Xinjiang Hemu Village

  6. This morning get up early to appreciate the stunning sunrise view which would be an added bonus to your trip in Hemu Village. You can simply sit in a chair, gaze at the sun rise slowly from the rolling mountains, and empty your mind.

    Then after breakfast, you will drive back to Burqin to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Five-colored Beach next to Irtysh River. Thanks to the various mineral types in this area, the rocks in Five-colored Beach are in different color tone. And it is especially incredible when in the sunshine, plus the wooden pathways zigzagging around the colorful rocks, providing various positions and angles for photo taking.

    Finally, come to a Burqin local hotel for check-in.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Burqin

    Xinjiang Five-colored Beach
    Five-colored Beach

  7. Your Burqin adventure come to an end after breakfast this morning. Then drive back to Urumqi. Expect a long drive on the road. Take it easy, we will have some rest stops on the way.

    Along the road you will pass by the famous oil city Karamay, and Gurbantunggut Desert. Then as we continue our drive, we will encounter the Urho Ghost City which is a wind erosion yardang landform. It is a shock to see pagodas, temples, pyramids, Angkor Wat, etc. being carved out of hummocks and dunes by wind erosion.

    After visiting this horrifying site, continue your return journey to Urumqi.

    In the evening, check in a hotel in Urumqi and have a good rest.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi

    Urho Ghost City
    Urho Ghost City

  8. Today is departure day, the time to say goodbye to scenic Xinjiang. Airport transfer will be arranged according to your flight schedule, wish you a pleasant journey to home! The end of your 8 days Northern Xinjiang group tour.

Price Includes

  • 4 star hotels with daily breakfast(twin-sharing rooms); 2 nights' local cabin experience in Kanas and Hemu
  • Excellent local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Comfortable transportation in air-conditioned vehicles with licensed drivers
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • 2 bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Travel agency liability Insurance during the tour

Price Excludes

  • Any optional golf car/battery car/shuttle bus/horse ride/boat cruise etc. inside attractions
  • Flights/Meal
  • Single room supplement fee (RBM2100)
  • Gratuities for the guides and drivers (Highly Recommended)
  • Any item beyond the "Price Includes"
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