Visiting: Xinjiang, Northern Xinjiang
Best Season: Sep.-Oct.
Salimu Lake; Karamay oilfield; Urho Ghost City (Yadan landscape); the second largest Desert in China-Gurbantunggut Desert; Hemu Villiage scenery; local minority culture along the road: Mongolia minority, Kazakstan monority etc.; The tribe of Tuwa minority; Wucaitan; Ghost city on the sea; Wucaicheng (Yadan landscape), Maza Villiage in the Tuyu valley, Ancient City of Jiaohe (Cross river city)
Day 1 Settng off
Day 2 Urumiqi Hotel
Arrived in Urumqi. According to schedule visits.
Day 3 Urumqi / Sailimu (Sayram) Lake 570KM
Drive to the Sailimu lake, and walk around the lake. Stay in the lakeside yurts on night.
Day 4 Lac Sailimu/Karamay/Devil’s City ( Wuerhe) 595KM
Towards the north, pass the China's second largest Gurbantunggut Desert (Gurban Tunggut), a broad oil field. Wuerhe(The Devil’s city) walking tour, returned to the guesthouse after sunset.
Day 5 Wuerhe/Buerjin(Burqin) /Village Jiadengyu 321KM
To the north, via the pasturing area of Kazakhstan and Mongolia, visit the stone man in the grassland. Have simple lunch or picnic.
Day 6 Jiadengyu/ Village Hemu (Ride horse) 33KM Hotel
Day on horseback throughout the 33 KM. Early departure, along the river Hemu to Hemu village. Beautiful Scenery for photography. About 8H-horse riding. Have picnic for lunch.
Day 7 Hemu/Buerjin (Burchin) 143KM
Back to Buerjin. Walk around the Wucaitan Park. Visit Kazakhstan and ethnic village houses. 4/5H walking. Return to the park before 18:00, shooting the colorful sunset beach
Day 8 Buerjin / Fuhai 158KM
Head for the Fuhai direction. To visit Jili lake. And the Devil’s City on the sea. About 4 / 5 hour walking. Have picnic for lunch. And back to stay in Fuhai at night.
Day 9 Fuhai / Wucaiwan 468KM
Head for Wucaiwan, on the road can be met Platts Broncos (Prezwalski) with good luck. Visitors walk to visit Wucaiwan, night stay in the hotel. If willing, the guest could go to the hot springs bubble bath. This may be the nearest hot springs from the desert.
Day 10 Wucaiwan/Jimsar/Qitai 168KM
Visit in the Old City of the North and the West Monastery. Visit silicide stone valley. Stay overnight in Qitai
Day 11 Qitai/Mori/Balikun (Barkol) 247KM
Pass the Balikun grasslands, along the way and meet herd folk. Balikun lakesides walk.
Day 12 Balikun / Hami/Shanshan ( Piqan) /Turpan 479KM
Hami: visit the tomb of the King Visit the Maza Village in the Tuyu Valley, which are the oldest Uygur ethnic villages in Xinjiang.
Day 13 Turpan/Urumqi 184KM
Visit the ancient city of Jiaohe (Cross river City) and the Sugong Tower (for Minda). Back to Urumqi to visit its Bazaar.
Day 14 Urumqi/Exit
Transfer to airport.