8-Days North Xinjiang Scenery Tour

  • Tour Code: CNXJ11

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

  • Tour Type: Private Tour


Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a nice hike in the Grand Canyon of Tianshan.
  • Enjoy the highest and the second biggest Grassland in China in the middle of Tianshan Mountain.
  • Admire the most beautiful Lake Kanas in China by hiking and horse riding.
  • Enjoy the virginity of forests and the grasslands of Hemu Village.
  • 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.

Day 1
Urumqi to Burjin
Meals:Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Drive through Kurban Tongut desert, Visit Wucaiwan, the multi- colored bay, wild animal protection area
After breakfast, you’ll meet your tour guide and driver in your hotel lobby then drive to Burjin County through Kurbantongut desert and, en-route, to enjoy the vast desert steppes of the China’s second largest desert.
After about 3 hours of driving we’ll stop at Wucaicheng also known as Wucaiwan, the multi-colored bay. The bay presents the visitor with an artist’s composed colors of reds, yellows, greens, grays, blacks and whites. The multi-colored Bay was one of the main locations for the Oscar Winning Best Foreign language film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”.
We enjoy this fascinating Bay for about an hour then continue driving through “Karamay Wild Animals Protection Area.” On a good day, you’ll hopefully see some of the many wild horses, camels or deers during our crossing. We can stop to take photos at any time you want.
We’ll arrive in Burjin county at about 6:00pm local time and you’ll check into your hotel before dinner. Following dinner, we’ll take you to sample the raucous, earthy atmosphere of a famous nearby night market where we’ll taste locally caught fish from around Burjin county (at your own expense)
Day 2
Burjin to Hemu Village
Activities: Drive to Hemu village and visit Wusaitan on the way
After breakfast visit Wucaitan which is also known as “Rainbow Beach” and “Five-Colored Hills”,
located about 25km from Burjin county, Wucaitan means “multi-colored beach” as it is formed with many different colors and located on the North Side of Irtysh River while South Bank is luxuriantly trees, rolling forests, the distant meandering hills with panoramic view of the desert scenery.

Then keep driving through some beautiful grasslands and zigzagged mountain roads with pine trees. 

Arrive in Hemu village in the afternoon and relax for the rest of the day. Rest of the day is free to Hike around the village and grassland. 

Stay at Tuwa wooden guesthouse 

Hemu village has been ranked by China National Geography as one of the six most beautiful villages in China.

Day 3
Hemu Village To Kanas Lake
Activities: Drive to Kanas lake and spend the rest of the day
Get up early in the morning and hike up TO Meilifeng which is a nearby hill provides a great opportunity to take spectacular photos and enjoy panoramic view of the small village at Sunrise.
Then have breakfast and leave for Kanas Lake.

spend whole rest of the day around Kanas lake which is a great place for some outdoor activates.You will have chance to hike around the lake,go for boating, horse riding, river rafting as you like (on your own expenses).

End of the day take shuttle bus and come back to Jiadengyu which is the entrance of the lake for overnight stay

Day 4
Jiadengyu to Karamay City
Activities: Whole day driving to Karamay city and visit Ghost City on the way
After your 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 have an opportunity to hike aound for a while.
Shortly after, we’ll reach Karamay city and check into your hotel, you can freshen up before dinner.
Day 5
Karamay City to Sayram Lake
Activities: Drive to Sayram lake which takes about 4-5 hours and spend whole afternoon around surrounding
Drive to Sayram lake after breakfast. Lunch will be At Jinghe county of Borlata prefecture.
Arrive Sayram Lake in the afternoon and rest of the day is free time to relax. Sayram Lake and its surrounding area is a great place for hiking or horse riding.
Your stay at the Sayram Lake is your own time to explore the hills on horseback, take photos or simply trek around the lake for the whole afternoon.
Day 6
Sayram Lake to (Ghulja )Yinning
Activities: Hiking around Sayram lake in the morning and drive to Yining after lunch, visit Guozigou (Fruit Valley on the way)
Sayram Lake and its surrounding area is a great place for hiking or horse riding. Your stay at the Sayram Lake is your the time to explore the hills on horseback, take photos or simply trek around the lake for the whole morning.
When finished, we leave for Yining after lunch and drive through some small Kazak Nomad villages to enjoy the fantastic scenery of Guozhaigou (Fruit Valley) with its many pastures and pine trees along the way.
Day 7
Yining to Bayinbulak Grasslands
Activities: Drive through Narat Grassland , visit Kanzak and Mongol Nomadic people, have tea in their yurt , visit Swan lake and nine streams with Eighteen Angles 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 here.  locals from Xinjiang boasts the beauty of Xinjiang with Narat Grasland as it is one of the most beautiful parts of our region.
After lunch keep driving along the Narat River lined up with pine trees to Bayinbulak Grassland which is the second largest in China. Once arrive in Bayinbulak, visit swan lake which is made of a group of small lakes and ponds as opposed to one massive body of water.
We highly suggest you to stay till sunset and snap photos on a hill that overlooks the river. The numerous bends in the river, especially against the backdrop of a sunset makes incredible scenery.
Optional activities: You can visit Narat tourist park and take shuttle bus up to the mountain on your own expenses
Day 8
Bayinbulak to Kucha
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Activities: Drive through Tushuk Tagh (the mountain with Tunnel) and visit big dragon lake, small dragon lake and Tianshan mystery Grand Canyon
Set out for Kucha after breakfast and drive through Tushuk Tagh which is another adventure driving day for you. First we drive up to the top of the mountain a long zigzagged road which provides better opportunities for taking photos of the mountain sceneries from different location.
We arrive the big dragon lake and stop here for lunch and hike around. This is a village with some nomad people and the area is really beautiful with grassland, the dragon lake, pine trees, sheep, cows, horse, goats and snowcapped mountains.
Then keep drive till small dragon lake which is not far away from big dragon lake, it is sparkling like a gem.
Before arriving Kucha , you’ll enjoy a glorious Grand Canyon and a good opportunity to stretch your legs by a walking around this dramatic, mysterious formation of the mountain which is very attractive not only by its colors but also for the strange shapes. 
Kucha Grand Canyon was voted by the Chinese National Geography magazine (2005) as one of the ten most beautiful Canyons in China.
Arrive Kucha in the evening and check into the hotel before dinner

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