Highlights


Pay a visit the turquoise finger-shaped Kanas lake, the Last Fairyland on the earth to discover Water Monster here as well.


  • Enjoy yourself in Tuwa Village of Hemu for its cooking smoke alike painted in pictures rising up on Tuwan's wooden houses, grassland, horse riding, yurt culture, and Tuwa' food and traditions


  • Urho Ghost City, also know as wind city. Being one of the few typical wind erosion physiognomies in the world, it is renowned for its howling wind and unique structures.


  • Appreciate the fascinating scenery of one of the most beautiful grasslands in the world - Naraty Grassland to experience the nomadic lifestyle of Kazakh people


ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Urumqi Arrival

Arrival in Urumqi, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Urumqi is the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the farthest city from the ocean. It is Mongolian for 'beautiful farm'. Our bilingual tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Altitude: 836m

Day 2Urumqi to Fuhai

Today you will enjoy the tour of the picturesque Heavenly Lake (approximately 1.5hrs), 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range which is surrounded by the snow mountains, blooming wildflowers, evergreen pine trees. 40-minute scenic shuttle bus ride that twists though the dramatic mountains. Then you can either walk to the lakeside in 10mins or take the electronic cart. There are 3 options suggested. Boating cruise to take the incredible view of Tianshan Mountain. Trekking along the lake in the fresh air. or you can explore further to the Maya Mountain by the cable car to enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains. 


After the visiting, we will drive you to Fuhai County for overnight stay.

Traffic: Car 1.5hrs
Hotel: Overnight in Fuhai
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2000m
  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

Day 3Fuhai to Hemu

Arrive in Beitun in the early momrning, enjoy a simple breakfast at the local restaurant, Then we will travel to the most beautiful Tuwa village Hemu, tranquil village, herds of cattle and sheep, warm and hospitable locals, What a beautiful and mysterious place! if you want to explore the life of Tuwa people, they will very welcome you to visit their family. 


Tips: When arrive in Hemu, we will change the shuttle bus to the village, please  leave your luggage in the coach. Prepare a washing bag and just take your necessities.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Hemu
Meals: Breakfast
  • Hemu Village

    Hemu Village

  • Hemu Village

    Hemu Village

Day 4Hemu to Kanas

Your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning, and then drive along the mountain road to Kanas Nature Reserve, China's only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the "Pure Land of the World" due to its unspoiled natural scenery. 


En-route, visit Kanas Lake. Upon arrival change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful scenery, head to the Fish Pavilion, enjoy a view of Kanas. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu district to check into the hotel. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kanas
Meals: Breakfast
  • Kanas

    Kanas

  • Kanas

    Kanas

Day 5Kanas to Burqin

Today we will head to Burqin, enjoy the scenery of Five-Colored Beach, Walk into the colorful Beach, you will feel as if in a dream world. The unique lava landscape consisted of purplish red, vandyke red, yellow and light green mudstone, sandstone and gravel. This is the most beautiful colorful Beach, masterpiece of nature, and miracle of Burqin. You can also walk around the street in Burqin, enjoy your leisure time and tasty snacks. And we will spend the night in Burqin. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Burqin
Meals: Breakfast
  • Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach

  • Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach

Day 6Burqin to Dushanzi

Travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City, aka Wuerhe Wind City", a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as "wind city" because of the frequent howling winds. 


Thereafter, we will drive to Dushanzi and pay a visit to the amazing Dushanzi Grand Canyon, which is the hidden attraction in Xinjiang, formed by the snow and rain of Tianshan Mountain in dry years, like a group of bamboo poles rising up. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dushanzi
Meals: Breakfast
  • Urho Ghost City.jpg

    Urho Ghost City

  • Dushanzi Grand Canyon.jpg

    Dushanzi Grand Canyon

Day 7Dushanzi to Yining

Today we are going to the most beautiful  Sayram Lake, the another highlight of your northern Xinjiang tour, which is known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic. Sayram Lake is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. its water is very clear and pure. 


You can stroll on the shore, enjoy the blooming wildflowers and the beautiful grassland around the lake. Then driving on the spectacular Guozigou Bridge, the largest and most important bridge in Xinjiang.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Yining
Meals: Breakfast
  • Sayram Lake

    Sayram Lake

  • Guozigou Valley

    Guozigou Valley

Day 8Yining to Tekes

Driving from Yining to Tekes, you will start your journey from the ingenious Kalajun Prairie, which is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. Every year, from May to September. The ideal place for people of the pasture to exchange materials and hold cultural activities. Kalajun, in Kazak, means "a dark wilderness". For generations, people on the grassland have lived a simple nomadic life. The traditional lifestyle exudes a unique charm. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Tekes
Meals: Breakfast
  • Karajun Grassland

    Karajun Grassland

  • Karajun Grassland

    Karajun Grassland

Day 9Tekes to Naraty

Today, your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning. We'll head to the famous pasture Naraty Air Grassland, The famous pasture has been famous pasture land ever since the ancient times, and there are wide river valley, high mountains, the crisscrossed deep gores, the flourishing foreset and open grassland. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the Kazakh way of life. Afterwards, we will transfer you to check in your hotel. Have a good rest.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Naraty
Meals: Breakfast
  • Naraty Air Grassland

    Naraty Air Grassland

  • Naraty Air Grassland

    Naraty Air Grassland

Day 10Naraty to Yining then Train to Urumqi

Say farewell to beautiful Naraty and back to Yining. we will go to Kazanqi Folk Village, a blue fairy tale town in the city. This village in the hinterland of the Tianshan Mountains is full of colorful Uyghur dwellings. It is a Soviet style with sky blue Color-based, colorful spire houses with wood-carved windows are like walking into Chefchaouen in Morocco. 


Next, pay a visit to the Accordion Museum on Liuxing Street. According to reports, the museum has a collection of more than 800 accordions from more than 20 countries, attracting many tourists to take pictures here, and even music lovers come here.


Later in the day, take high-speed train from Yining to Urumqi. Upon arrival, be met at the train station and transferred to the hotel to have check-in.

Traffic: Car + Train
Hotel: Overnight in Yining
Meals: Breakfast
  • Kazanqi Folk Village

    Kazanqi Folk Village

  • Accordion Museum

    Accordion Museum

Day 11Urumqi Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport and back to your sweet home, wish you have a pleasant journey home!

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No Accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

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INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights and 2nd class express train listed in the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.

Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.

Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.

Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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