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15 Days Kanas Lake Photography Tour (13000CNY /PAX, from 3 pax )
Route: Urumqi--Burqin--Kanas--Hemu--Wuerhe--Urumqi
The winter in kanas is calmly wrapped with silver dress. Everywhere of this miraculous?earth will be covered by the thick snow, holy and calm. The place in winter is an isolated world. Some-meter-thick snow has completely blockaded this piece of magical land and the sky also seems to be frozen. Such a state will last seven months.
Day 1 -----Urumqi
Once you arrive at the airport be transferred to the hotel. if time allowed you will visit the Xinjiang Museum, which can help you have a general idea about xinjiang. in the afternoon, visit the International Bazaar and enjoy the Uyger show.
Xinjiang Museum: the museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.
Day 2 Urumqi -- Burqin(700kms, 8-10hrs)
After early breakfast, drive some 700km northwards to Burqin today, and enjoy the Gebi Desert view on the way.
Day 3--DAY6 Burqin - Hemu (150kms, 4hrs)
In the morning we will do some shopping for our trekking. and then head to Hemu Village where we will stop 3days and leave on day.Hemu Village: It is one of the three residences of the Tuva Mongol in China. The Tuva Mongol is believed to be the offspring of the troops of Genghis Khan when he crusaded west. The Tuva Mongol of Hemu Village lives in frame houses half-buried in the ground to resist the chillness of winter. They believe in Buddhism and have well preserved the traditional beliefs of their tribe. Religious and traditional festivals are always jolly and busy, while the landscape tempts every visitor come back to experience the wildness of nature after lunch enjoy the beautiful view around the lake
Day 7-day 10Hemu --Kanas Natural Reservation
Kanas is only 50km away from Hemu town. Drive to the Kanas Lake, where we will stay 3days for creation and leave on day 11 the most beautiful mountain lake you have never seen. A boat trip is highly recommended, also a visit to local ethnic family -TUWA people . - The Tuwa Tribe: A Mongolian tribe called Tuwa lives on the south bank of the Kanas Lake. Believing in Lamaism, it is a valiant ethic minority with a long history. Tuwa people speak Turkish, resembling the language of Kazakh, and live on hunting and graze. They also have a special folk custom. It is the latest lake open to all tourists in China and has attained a reputation as “the tourism pearl of Mountain Altai”.
Day 11 Kanas--Burqin (180kms, 4-5hrs)
Drive to Burqin after breakfast and take the photo of Great Altay Mountain in the snow.
Day 12 Burqin--Karamay (350kms, 4hrs)
After breakfast head to Karamy and visit “Wurhe Ghost City” while we will take the photo of the beautiful City's sunse. - Ghost City: the most beautiful Yardan landform in this region. The movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” has left you a deep impression of the multi-colored bay where the heroine Ziyi was hidden, this special desert scene shot in the movie is located at the Gobi desert, about 220 kilometers from Fuyun county of Xinjiang.
Day 13 Karamay--Urumqi (320kms, 4hrs)
In the early morning we will take the photo of the sunrise view of Ghost City and then back to Urumqi
Day 14 Urumqi--Tianshan
After breakfast drive about 50kms to the depth of the Tianshan mountain and enjoy the beautiful view there, and if you want, we can arrange the Skiing which is a very different experience
Day 15 Urumqi--Your Destination
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight back to your destination.
Price inclusion:
4star hotel in the city and local family in the mountain.
4WD with experienced driver who is also one of the member of China Photography Organization.
Meals through out the Itinerary.
Horse-drawn sleigh in Hemu or Kanas.
Entrance fee listed in the itinerary.
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