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Urumqi Burjin Kanas Lake Karamay Sayram Lake Yinning Bayinbulak Northen Xinjiang Uighur Tour - 8 Days

Destination: Northen Xinjiang
Duration: Eight Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:All year
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Kanas Lake

The Kanas Lake is located in the northern Bu'erjin County of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and 150 kilometers to the county town. Kanas in Mongolian means lake in canyon. Nestled in the deep forests and mountains of Altay, the lake is 1,374 meters above sea level and covers an area of 45.73 square kilometers with the deepest point of 188.5 meters.

Embraced by snow-capped mountains, the Kanas Lake is covered with dense forests and is the only area where animals and plants of South Siberia species can be found in China. A total number of 798 kinds of trees have been found in the area, including some rare species such as larch, red pine, spruce, fir, and birch. The lake also has 39 species of beasts, 117 species of birds, 4 species of amphibious animals, 7 species of fish, and more than 300 species of insects.


Sayram Lake

As the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang, Sayram Lake is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. The lake is like a brilliant emerald inlaid in the basin surrounded by Tianshan Mountai. In Mongolian language, the name of the lake means 'a lake on the ridge'. In Kazak, sayram means 'blessing'.

The lake is 90 kilometers southwest of the Bole City , on the north side of the Urumchi-Yining Road, and is connected to the Fruit Valley of Yili at Songshutou in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region . It encompasses an area of 457 square kilometers. The fault basin is at an elevation of 2,073 meters. The lake, about 90 meters deep at the greatest depth, holds 21 billion cubic meters of water.

The lake is a wonderful natural water resource and is surrounded by lush grasslands. Tucked away in the mountains, it's secluded and, on occasions, misty. The surrounding snow-capped peaks and the dragon spruce plants (Picea saperate) on the mountains give a picture postcard feel to the area.

The scenery is quite varied in four seasons. In winter, the cold wind stirs a boundless wave which splashes the bank, and the mist can even hide the snow-capped mountains. In spring, the mountain slope is covered with a green blanket dotted with colored blooming flowers. Summer and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Sayram Lake. The water in the lake is very peaceful, and the lake surface is as smooth as a mirror.

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Day 1: Urumqi to Burjin

After breakfast, you'll meet your tour guide and driver in your hotel lobby and begin driving to Burjin County through Kurbantongut Desert and, en-route, to enjoy the vast desert steppes of the China's second largest Desert.

After 3 hours of driving we'll stop at Wucaicheng also known as Wucaiwan, the Multi-Colored Land. This land presents the visitor with an artist's composition of reds, yellows, greens, grays, blacks and whites. The multi-colored Land was one of the main locations for the Oscar Winning Best Foreign language film "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon".

We'll stop here for about an hour and 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 deer during our crossing. We can stop to take photos at any time you want. We'll arrive in Burjin county at about 5:00pm 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.


Day 2: Burjin to Hemu Village

After breakfast visit Wusaitan which is 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 Side  is luxuriantly trees, rolling forest, the distant meandering hills and panoramic view of the desert scenery. Then keep Driving through some beautiful grasslands and zigzag mountain roads line up pine trees. Arrive in Hemu Village in the afternoon and relax on the rest of the day. Hiking around the village and grassland.


Day 3: Hemu village to Kanas Lake

After Breakfast get on the shuttle bus to our car and drive to jiadengyu which is the entrance of Kanas Lake, then take shuttle bus to inside of the lake and spend whole day around lake.

1. Get up you watch tower to see whole view of Kanas lake and surrounding area which takes around 1.5-2 hours.

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

3. Boating for about half an hour

4. Take shuttle bus to Jiadengyu and stop on good spots like Moon Bay, wolongwan ( Lying Dragon Bay) and Duck lake.

Stay overnight at Jiadengyu.


Day 4: Jiadengyu to Karamay City

After having 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 also have an opportunity to stretch your legs and take a hike back in time. Shortly after, we'll reach Karamay
and the relaxation of your hotel where you can freshen up for dinner.

Stay in Karamay city
 

Day 5: Karamay City to Sayram Lake

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 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 afternoon.

 

Day 6: Sayram Lake to (Ghulja )Yinning

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 and visit Grand Mosque and bazaars in the afternoon.

Stay in Ghulja (Yining)


Day 7: Yining to Bayinbulak Grasslands

Leave from Yining after breakfast, drive through some villages, grasslands and farming lands, arrive in Narat Grassland at about noon and aat lunch here which locals from Xinjiang express the beauty of Xinjiang with Narat Pastry as it is one of the most beautiful parts of our region.

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


Day 8: Bayinbulak Grasslands to Urumqi

Drive Through Bayinbulak Grassland and eat lunch at Balghuntai which is a small town. Next stop is Glacier No. 1 in Tianshan Mountains. Arrive in Urumqi in the evening and stay overnight.

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