11-Day North Xinjiang Tours

  • Duration: 11 days
  • Tour Code: NXJ1

  • Destinations:Urumqi, Fuyun, Koktokay, Burjin, Hemu village, Kanas lake, Karamay, Sayram Lake, Yining, Narat, Bayinbulak

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the highest and the second biggest Grassland in China in the middle of Tianshan Mountain.
  • Admire the best combination of mountian, river, grassland and hot spring of the Koktokay Park.
  • Kanas Lake “Paradise on Earth” “Garden of Gods”.
  • Discover the beauty of Hemu village “a virgin forest in China” by walking around or riding horse.
  • Admire the breathtaking scenery of colorful Bay by Irtysh River.
  • Enjoy scenery of the highest and the biggest lake Sayram in Xinjiang.
  • Enjoy interesting geological erosion of the Ghost City.
  • Visit the famous apple city with rich traditions of Yili.
  • Admire the beauty of nature with life of Kazak people on one of the four largest grassland Narat in the World.
  • Enjoy the biggest white swan protected lake in China.

Arrive in Urumqi

Activities: pick you up from Urumqi airport and transfer to the Hotel which is about 40 minutes drive from airport.
Our professional guide and experienced driver welcome you at Urumqi airport with your name and accompany you to your hotel. Our guide let you know the itinerary of your tour and general information about Urumqi before arriving Hotel 

Urumqi to Fuyun county of Altay

Activities: drive through Kurban Tongut desert, Visit Wucaicheng on the way. Arrive in Koktokay town in the late afternoon and stay overnight
Stay in Fuyun
Details: After breakfast, you’ll meet your tour guide and driver in your hotel lobby to begin driving to Fuyun County through Kurbantongut desert and, en-route, to enjoy the vast desert steppes of the China’s second largest.
After 3 hours of driving we’ll visit at Wucaicheng also known as Wucaiwan, the multi-colored bay. The earth of the bay presents the visitor with an artist’s composition of reds, yellows, greens, grays, blacks and whites. The multi-colored Bay is one of the main locations for the Oscar Winning Best Foreign language film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”.
We’ll enjoy this unique formations of the city for about an hour then continue driving through “Karamay Wild Animals Protection Area.” On a good day, hopefully you’ll see some of the many wild horses, camels or deers. We can stop to take photos at any time you want..

Fuyun/Koktuokai to Burjin county

Today activities: visit Koktokay National park and then drive to Burjin county , visit rainbow beach
Stay in: Burjin county
Details: After breakfast, drive to Koktokay National park which a is well-known high rockstone mountain peaks with different shapes surrounded by forests and Irtish River. During the tour visit Irtish River valley, Shenzhong Mountain which means “holly Bell Mountain” , it is named like this as the shape of this mountain looks like a bell , you also visit camel peak and Elephant Peak mountains , shape of these peaks similar to these animals.
After lunch drive to Burjin county which is about 4-5 hours
Once arrive in Burjin visit Wucaitan which means “multi-colored beach; Rainbow beach and five colored Hills” as it is formed with many different colors and located on the North Side of Irtysh River while South Side is South Bank is luxuriantly green with rolling forest, the distant meandering hills and panoramic view of the desert scenery.

Burjin to Hemu Village

Today activities: Drive to Hemu village and visit Tuva local family and discover their local culture and life.
Stay in Hemu village Wooden house hotel
Details: After breakfast Dive to Hemu village , on the way drive through some beautiful grasslands and zigzag mountain roads lined up with pine trees.
Arrive Hemu village by lunch time and relax for the rest of the day. Hiking around the village and the grassland.
we can arrange local family visit of Tuva people and let you have chance to understand their life and culture .

Hemu village to Kanas lake

Activities: Drive to Kanas lake and spend the whole day around the lake for trekking, Hiking, boating or rafting.
After Breakfast get on the spot shuttle bus to the lake area and drive to jiadengyu which is the entrance of Kanas Lake, then take a shuttle bus to the lake area and spend the whole day around the lake.

1. First go up to the observation deck to enjoy the whole view of Kanas lake and surrounding area which takes around 1.5-2 hours

2. Hike around the lake and along the Kanas River for a few hours

3. Boating (own expense)

4. Take a shuttle bus back to Jiadengyu. on the way back stop on couple of scenic spots like Moon Bay, wolongwan ( Lying Dragon Bay) and Duck lake.

Stay overnight at Jiadengyu.

Jiadengyu to Karamay city

Activities: Whole day driving to Karamay city and visit Ghost City on the way
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Karamay City, about470km from Jiadengyu. Your reward for today’s long drive will come in a glorious sunset at Ghost City where you’ll also have an opportunity to stretch your legs take a hike and back in time. Shortly after, we’ll reach Karamay relax and freshen up before dinner.

Stay in Karamay city

Karamay City to Sayram Lake

Activities: Drive to sayram lake which takes about 4-5 hours and spend the whole afternoon around this picturesque area
Drive to Sayram Lake after breakfast. Lunch will be at Jinghe county of Borlata prefecture. Arrive in Sayram Lake in the afternoon and rest of the day is your time to relax.

Sayram Lake and the surrounding area is a great place for hiking or horse riding. Your stay at the Sayram Lake is your time to explore the hills on horseback, take photos or simply trek around for the afternoon.

Sayram Lake to (Ghulja )Yinning

Activities: Hike around Sayram lake in the morning and drive to Yining after lunch, visit Guozigou (Fruit Valley on the way)
We leave for Yining after breakfast and drive through some small Kazak Nomadic villages to enjoy the fantastic scenery of Guozhaigou (Fruit Valley) with its many pastures and pine trees along the way.

Arrive in Yining around noon, visit Grand Mosque and bazaars in the afternoon.

Stay in Ghulja (Yining)

Yining to Bayinbulak Grasslands

Activities: Drive through Narat Grassland, visit Kazak and Mongol Nomadic people, have tea in their yurt , visit Swan lake and nine streams with Eighteen Angles spot at Sunset.
Leave from Yining after breakfast, drive through some villages, grasslands and farming lands, arrive in Narat Grassland at about noon and have lunch. which locals from Xinjiang express the beauty of Xinjiang with Narat Pastureland as it is one of the most beautiful parts of our region.

After lunch keep driving along the Narat River lined up pine trees to Bayinbulak Grassland which is the second largest in China. Visit Swan Lake and Nine streams with eighteen Angels spot at sunset.

Bayinbulak Grasslands to Kuqa/Urumqi

Activities: Drive through Tushuk Tagh (the mountain with Tunnel) and visit big dragon lake, small dragon lake and Tianshan Grand Canyon
Set out for Kucha after breakfast and drive through Tushuk Tagh which is another adventure driving day. first we drive up to the top of the mountain a long zigzag road which provides better opportunities for taking photos of the mountain scenery from different locations. we arrive at the big dragon lake to have a lunch and hike around. This is a village with some nomadic people and surrounding scenery is really beautiful with grassland, the dragon lake, pine trees, sheep, cows, horses, goats with snow capped mountains. Then keep driving till small dragon lake which is not very far away from big dragon lake, it is sparkling like a gem. Before Kucha , you’ll be rewarded with a glorious Grand Canyon and take the opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy walking into this dramatic, mysterious formations of this Canyon. which is located about 70km from Kucha city. Canyon is very attractive with not only by its colors but also the strange shapes of the mountains. Kucha Grand Canyon was voted by the Chinese National Geography magazine (2005) as one of the ten most beautiful Canyons in China.
Take evening flight to Urumqi

Urumqi to your destination

Activities: see you off at Urumqi airport

The following price is standard package private tour price based on Chinese RMB Yuan per person price (¥)

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Hotel rate ****
2 pax 12235
3 pax 9995
5 pax 7987
8 pax 6635

Tour Includes:

  • Air-conditioned vehicle for the whole land transportation
  • Standard room at 4-5 star hotels
  • English speaking local tour guides
  • One way flight ticket from Kucha to Urumqi

Tour excludes:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Persoanl excursions like horse or camel riding on the spots
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals

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