In China, there are many unique beauty that can only be found in Northern Xinjiang. This Xinjiang trekking tour will pay a visit to Hemu Village to explore local ethnic cultures and then continue this awe-inspiring hiking to the picturesque Kanas Lake.


Day 1Kanas Arrival

Xinjiang is one of the beautiful and significant places in China, where you can not only enjoy the magnificent natural landscape but also experience the ethnic culture.

Today our professional guide and driver will meet you at the Kanas airport. In Mongolian, Kanas means "beautiful, rich and mysterious". It is famous for the beautiful scenery of Kanas Lake and its surrounding snow mountains, grasslands and birch forests. It is known as "Eastern Switzerland, and a paradise for photographer".

Be met your guide and driver at the airport and transfer you to the Kanas Nature Reserve, which is one of the best places in Xinjiang where you can not only enjoy the magnificent mountains and lakes, but also visit the snow-capped icebergs. Then you will have plenty of time to trek around the well-known Three Bays (Moon Bay, Dragon Bay, Immortal Bay), enjoy the most beautiful mountain lake you have never seen. The lake takes on different colors following the four seasons of the year, sometimes it's crystal blue, sometimes it's dark green or even gray.

Hotel: Overnight in Kanas
Altitude: 1375m
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    Moon Bay

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Day 2Trekking to the Black Lake (21 kms)

Morning after delighted breakfast at hotel, we will be trekking to the Black Lake. The distance is about 21kms if you can live in a local family. Under the influnce of weather, we will continue to the wooden house. The mileage on this journey is about 24kms. Today, everyones walking time will be around 8-10 hours.

The Black Lake, named after the dark black color of the lake, is bright and clean when picked up. It is quiet and beautiful, and the sun shines on the lake, making it a quiet place.

Hotel: Overnight in the local family or wooden house
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2300m
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    Black Lake

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    Black Lake

Day 3Local family/Wooden House - Hemu village (15-16 kms)

Today we will depart from the local family/wooden house, and trek to Hemu village, which is also known as the first village in China, the Scenic Spot is located in Burqin County, Altay District, about 30 kilometres east of Kanas Lake. It is an exquisite and unique wooden house village with a small bridge and magnificent scenery. Meanwhile, you can also experience the unique lifestyle of Tuvas, which is quite worth to visit.

It will be more relaxed for your journey, because this journey is downhill

Hotel: Overnight in Hemu
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1170m
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    Hemu Village

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Day 4Hemu - Mid-levels Inn (14-15 kms)

Today delighted buffet at hotel, we will continue trekking to Mid-levels Inn, that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.

Hotel: Overnight in Mid-levels inn
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1375m
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    Mid-levels Inn

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Day 5Trekking to the Jiadengyu (14-15 kms)

In the morning, we will depart from Mid-Levels Inn and walk to Jiadengyu, which is actually the entrance for Kanas National Park. Jiadengyu is 30 kilometers from Kanas Lake, and is the major service area for the lake.

Hotel: Overnight in Jiadengyu
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1600m
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Day 6End of Tour

Today after delighted breakfast, say farwell to magnificent North Xinjiang Tour, and you will be transferred based on your flight or train schedule. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast


  • Private transportation through out the itinerary.

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


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


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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