Xinjiang Photography tour

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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.

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