9 Days Kanas and Hemu Village Riding and Photo-Shooting Tour

Tour Code: CTKH-01
Tour Duration: 9 Days
Attractions: Kanas Lake of Xinjiang, Fishing Pavilion (Guanyu Ting), Demon City (Mogui Cheng) of Xinjiang, Multicolored Beach of Xinjiang

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Urumqi (D)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Be met in the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: three-star hotel of Urumqi or similar
 

Day 2 Urumqi/Burqin (B,L,D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
sightseeing: Kalamaili Ungulate Wildlife Reserve, Huoshao Mountain and the Guerbantonggut Desert

Drive to Burqin after breakfast and visit Kalamaili Ungulate Wildlife Reserve, Huoshao Mountain and the Guerbantonggut Desert in the center of Junggar Basin (the second largest desert of China and the largest fixation and half-fixation desert covering 4.88 square kilometers) on the way.

Accomodation: three-star hotel of Burqin or similar

Tips: the bus ride takes about 12 hours on this day so please have a good rest in the first day. You should take enough water on the way because the climate of Xinjiang is relatively dry.
 

Day 3 Burqin/Hemu (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us

Drive to Hemu in the morning and visit Hemu. Hemu attraction was praised as one of the six most beautiful ancient village of China and the "private plot in the backyard garden of the god".

Accomodation: hotel of Hemu

Tips: the bus ride takes about 4.5 hours on this day; please take care of yourself when shooting; there is big temperature difference between its day and night, so please take thick clothes with you.
 

Day 4 Hemu (B, L, D)

Sightseeing: Hemu

Shoot the morning sceneries of Hemu: white birches, pine trees, fogs, villages of Towa people, wooden residences; Hemu in the afternoon is more impressing.

Accomodation: hotel of Hemu

Tips: full-day photo-shooting. Please wear thick in the cold morning.
 

Day 5 Hemu/Black Lake (B, L, D)

Transfer via: riding

Ride to the Black Lake after breakfast and visit the beautiful alpine flowers, lakes, grasslands and snow mountains there.

Accomodation: tent

Tips: take care of yourself when riding; no running to avoid accidence; please cover yourself well with quilt at night. 
 

Day 6 Black Lake/Kanas Lake (B, L, D)

Transfer via: riding
Sightseeing: Black Lake, Kanas Lake

Shoot the beautiful sceneries of the Black Lake in the morning. The Black Lake is also named 1000 Lakes with big and small lakes in good order. Visit the deer farms and overlook Kanas. Then ride to the famous Kanas Scenic Spot to visit the Moon Bay, Fairy Bay and Dragon Bay. To the north of Kanas, there is the snowy Kuytun Mountain and towering Friendship Mountain.

Accomodation: tent

Tips: full day riding, please be careful.
 

Day 7 Kanas/Burqin (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
Sightseeing: Fishing Pavilion, Tuwa Ethnic Village, Multicolored Beach

Visit the Fishing Pavilion and listen to the tales of the lake monsters. The Fishing Pavilion is also called Cloud Pavilion or Rain Pavilion because the sky seems quite close here. The snowy Friendship Mountain, located in the joint border of China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, is towering in the northeast. Among the mountains, there is blue lake waters melt from the snowcap. The color of the lake changes with the changing clouds, just like phantasmagoria. When it rains, the whole lake was covered in a mist-a separate world. After visiting Tuwa Village, drive to Burqin and shoot the sunset at the gorgeous Multicolored Beach.

Accomodation: three-star hotel of Burqin or similar

Tips: the bus ride on this day takes about 3.5 hours; please respect the local customs of Tuwa People when visiting the village of Tuwa Ethnic Group.
 

Day 8 Burqin/Wuerhe/Urumqi (B, L, D)

Transfer via: bus arranged by us
Sightseeing: Demon City

Drive to Urumqi after breakfast in the morning and visit the 10 square-kilometer Demon City. More than 10 million years ago, Demon City was a huge freshwater lake and the paradise of aquatic animals: thick plants grow by the lakeside and primitive animals including Wuerhe stegosaurus, plesiosaur and dinosaur lived there. Then the land was formed after two times of huge crustal movements.

Accommodation: three-star hotel of Urumqi or similar

Tips: the bus ride this day takes about 12 hours; do not climb the Demon City and pay attention to safety.
 

Day 9 Urumqi (B)

Be transferred to the airport after breakfast and return home.

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.