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Northern Xinjiang Adventure Trail

Northern Xinjiang Adventure Trail - 8 Days

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Urumqi - Koktokay - Burjin - Hemu - Kanas - Urho - Karamay - Urumqi
Explore the enchanting Northern Xinjiang Loop, where you can discover the beauty of Koktokay, the tranquility of Burjin, the mystique of Kanas, and the vastness of Urho. Each destination offers its own unique charm - from crystal-clear lakes and picturesque landscapes to serene towns and stunning grasslands. This journey is a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences in Northern Xinjiang.

Day 1 Urumqi

airport-hotel transfer in Urumqi
Urumqi International Grand Bazaar
Urumqi's International Grand Bazaar is a lively market showcasing Uyghur culture. Visitors can explore colorful stalls selling traditional crafts, spices, and textiles, sample local delicacies, and shop for unique souvenirs. It's a must-visit for an authentic Xinjiang experience.

Day 2 Urumqi - Koktokay (by automobile)

private transfer from Urumqi to Koktokay
breakfast, lunch
Heavenly Lake
The Heavenly Lake is surrounded by the vastness of mountains and alpine meadows with an elevation of 2000 meters above sea level.

Day 3 Koktokay - Burjin (by automobile)

private transfer from Koktokay to Burjin
breakfast, lunch
The Koktokay national geological park, The Multy Colour Bay
The Koktokay national geological park where enjoy the grassland mountain gorges near close the outer Mongolian border , deep inside big black stone rock which is named sacred mountain and the symbol of Koktokay gorges , then out of the mountain visit big metallurgic mine and also fomous geologic site museum, more than 146 metals in the world ,here discovered 86 kinds .also famous mine Nomber 3 , paid the big debt of Russian in 60ies and helped to solved the problem hence the name “Patriotic Mine”.
The Multy Color Bay, located 24 kilometers northwest of Burqin County in Xinjiang along the northern bank of the Irtysh River, is a river beach known for its yardang landforms. The unique hilly geological formations here boast a variety of colors, especially stunning when illuminated by the evening sun, creating a spectacular and fantastical sight. Across the river lies a lush poplar forest, reflecting beautifully in the water, making it a fairy-tale-like scene in autumn. The vibrant yellow leaves make it a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts.

Day 4 Burjin - Hemu (by automobile)

private transfer from Burjin to Hemu
breakfast, lunch
Hemu Village
Hemu is the oldest and most complete Tuva minority village in China with several hundred years of history.

Day 5 Hemu - Kanas (by automobile)

private transfer from Hemu to Kanas
breakfast, lunch
Kanas lake
Kanas Lake, located in the Kanas Nature Reserve in Xinjiang, China, is a stunning alpine lake surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped mountains. Known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant blue hues, Kanas Lake is a popular destination for nature lovers and photographers. Visitors can enjoy boat rides on the lake, hike along scenic trails, and marvel at the reflection of the surrounding peaks on the tranquil waters. Kanas Lake offers a peaceful and picturesque retreat for those seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Hiking around Khanas lake , you can also hike along the three bays ,such as Holly spring Bay ,Moon bay and Dragon bay .Kanas lake , to the lake sight again visit the the fish pavilion which enables you to see the whole lake from high above.

Day 6 Kanas - Urho (by automobile)

private transfer from Kanas to Urho
breakfast, lunch
Urho Ghost City
The Urho Ghost City has carved castles and temples out of the landscape. When the wind blows through, the rough stones and hummocks magnify the sound which creates an eerie moan across the ghost city.

Day 7 Urho - Karamay - Urumqi (by automobile)

private transfer from Urho - Karamay - Urumqi
breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Urumqi

hotel to airport transfer in Urumqi

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

-- Private tour guide

-- Private air-conditioned car or coach

-- Land transfers between airport or train station and hotel

-- First entrance tickets as listed

-- Chinese lunch as listed

-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast

-- Service charge & government taxes


Tour Excludes :

-- International flights with taxes

-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

-- Tips for guides and drivers

-- China Visa

-- Travel insurance


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