Day 0 西安
抵达西安，入住酒店休息 D7346 18：15—23：15
Arrive at Xian at midnight and check in the hotel for overnight D7346 18：15—23：15
Day 0 西安/华山
Xi’an to Huashan Mountains
We will visit the City Wall and Big Googse Pagoda in the morning. The main magnet of Xian is the city wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Now it is 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide covering 14 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding. Big Goose Pagoda was first built in the Tang Dynasty. It is one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.We visit the Terra-cotta Warriors in the afternoon. Now it has turned into the most important attraction in Xian – Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. The museum includes Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. The Pit 1 is the largest of the three. The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world’s cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
Day 0 西安/华山
今天全天参观华山，自古以来就有”奇险天下第一山”的说法。 华山的著名景区多达210余处，有凌空架设的长空栈道，三面临空的鹞子翻身，以及在峭壁绝崖上凿出的千尺幢、百尺峡、老君犁沟等，其中华岳仙掌被列为关中八景之首。 几大主峰各有特色，如西峰绝壁，东峰日出，南峰奇松，北峰云雾。大概下午6点左右返回到西安，自由活动参观钟、鼓楼、回民街。
Xi’an to Huashan Mountains
We will visit the Huashan Mountains all day, which is one of the Five Great Mountains in China, and was once called the West Mountain in ancient times. It is known for being one of the most precipitous mountains in China, and a variety of temples and other religious structures nestle on its ridges and peaks.
The mountain has five summits: South Peak, which is 2,160.5 meters above sea level, East Peak, which is the best place for watching a sunrise, West Peak or Lotus Flower Peak, North Peak, and Middle Peak. We will arrange a round-trip cable car for you to get up and down the mountain, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Walking on the cliffside narrow plank at South Peak is a challenge for thrill seekers.
We take the bus back to Xi’an city in the later afternoon, we continue to visit the Bell and Drum Tower in downtown and then visit he Muslim Street, try to taste local food.
Day 1 西安/乌鲁木齐
Urumqi to Bayinbuluk
We take the fliht to Urumqi, free and easy in the afternooon.
Day 2 乌鲁木齐/巴音布鲁克
Urumqi to Bayinbuluk
Driving over the Tianshan Mountain to Bayinbuluk Grassland, which is the second largest grassland in China. We visit Swan Lake and Nine streams with eighteen Angles at sunset.
Urumqi to Bayinbuluk 420 km 10 hrs
Day 3 巴音布鲁克/那拉提/新源
Driving to Nalat Grassland, Nalat Grassland is as beautiful as poem or picture, there are springs densely distributed here, every year from June to September, flowers are all blossoming out and numerous herds gathering around, Nalat Grassland is called Dear Garden in the history and an ideal place for people of the pasture of exchange materials and hold cultural activities. After that driving to Xinyuan for overnight.
Bayinbuluk to Nalat 100 km 2 hrs
Nalat to Xinyuan city 90 km 1 hrs30 minutes
Day 4 新源/特克斯/喀拉峻
Driving to Tekes Country in the morning, the Tekes is a city was called the biggest Eight Diagrams city in size in the world, the shapes of the city built in accordance with the Eight Diagrams of Chinese Taoism views from the air, also it was a multinational city and there were more than 22 nationalities lived here in the history. The only city there isn’t traffic lights in China we do short exploration in and around Tekes town area,
After lunch, we visit the Kalajun Grassland, it is 60 km away from Tekes city, Kalajun Prairie is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. It is a flower world from May to July, every year. Kalajun, in Kazak means “a dark wilderness.” For generations, people on the grassland have lived a simple nomadic life.
Xinyuan city to Tekes 165 km 4 hrs
Tekes to Kalajun 60km 2hrs
Day 5 喀拉峻
We are hiking 25 km and across the Kalajun Grassland to Qiongkushitai village (琼库什台), the total about 7-9 hours, we will across the grass land, mountains, valley and rivers, the altitude is 600 meters different, but we are lucky hiking from higher to lower place, the sight on the way is very beautiful and fantastic, get to the destination we will stay in the local village for overnight.
Day 6 喀拉峻/特克斯/伊宁
早餐后乘车赴伊宁，午餐后赴“薰衣草基地”—— 霍城县三宫乡、农四师65团或70团欣赏大片的薰衣草，此时薰衣草田汇成一片紫色海洋，去寻找我们期待的纯洁的爱情吧!伊犁早被香薰界誉为“中国薰衣草之乡” ； 伊犁河谷也由此成为世界八大熏衣草知名产地之一。因为当地的气候、土壤和法国的普罗旺斯十分相似，所以在五十年代，中国政府引进薰衣草种植，经过五十年的发展，这里已经成为中国最大的薰衣草生产基地。下午参观惠远故城，现保存较好的是被称为“伊犁九城”之首的惠远城，城内还保留着将军府旧址。 将军府的主要建筑为四合院式，土木结构的飞檐式“人”字梁平房，房檐朴素淡雅，无画梁雕刻。院内古树参天，4棵古树是历史活的见证。晚餐后可在伊犁河大桥欣赏日落，当地人在晚餐后都在这里散步、休闲。晚宿伊宁。
We drive to Yining in the morning, get to Yining before lunch time, and then we are driving to visit the biggest lavender base in China later. Yining is called the hometown of Lavender of China; three varieties of lavender were introduced from France into Ili Valley of Xinjiang in 1964. Huocheng County, situated in the northwest of Ili Valley, shares the similar latitude, climate and soil conditions with Provence of France, one of the most famous lavender origins over the world. Now-days, Huocheng and its around areas has become the largest lavender planting base in China. An area of 20,000 mu (about 1333 hectares) is used for planting and over 97% of Chinese lavender products are made in Huocheng. Lavender will become the main attraction in the county to tours from all over the world. We will visit the Huiyuan Ancient City, it was the poliitical、millitary、and economic center in Yili areas in the ancients time. Back to Yining in the later afternoon,. We take a shot for sunset at the Yining river bridge. or we take the walk in the street, the main nation here is Uighur nationality. The building here is Russian style; you may watch the deluxe splendid building here.
Tekes to Yining 120 km 3 hrs
Day 7 伊宁/赛里木湖
Free and easy in the town in the morning, and drive to Sayram Lake after lunch, we will visit the Fruit Valley (Guozigou) and Sayram Lake in the afternoon, are a famous gorge channel and its length is 28 km. This valley is stretching along in the rough direction of the Urumqi Yining Highway. The north point starts from Sayram Lake, while its south point is in Yili Valley. It is also the natural storehouse of plant species with a wide range of fruits and herbs growing wild in this area. We take a short hiking for 2 or 3 hours for sightseeing. Then take the bus to Sayram Lake to see the sunset.
Yining to Sayram Lake 90 km 1.5 hrs
day 8 赛里木湖/克拉玛依
赛里木湖至克拉玛依 503公里 车程约7小时
We get up very early to see the sunrise in the morning, as the largest alpine lake in Xinjiang, Sayram Lake is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. The lake is like a brilliant emerald inlaid in the basin which is surrounded by Mt. Tianshan. In Mongolian language, the name of the lake means “a lake on the ridge”. In Kazak, Sayram means “blessing”. We are driving to Karamay, Karamay city, it is named by oil, Karamay in Uygur means black oil, and it is the earliest and largest oil field in China. It is produce the oil 10 million tons in 2002.
Sayram Lake to Karamay 503 km 7hrs
day 9 克拉玛依/布尔津
魔鬼城至布尔津 220公里 车程约4小时
We driving to Burqin in the morning, on the way, we visit the Wuerhe Ghost Town; it is 100 km away from Karamay. There is a special wind-erosion Landform here. The local people called as Ghost Town. Actually, it is the typical Yardan Landform area. Yardan is which means “steep hill” in Uygur language. Arrive at Burqin in the afternoon,
Karamay to Wuerhe Ghost Town 100 km 1.5 hrs
Wuerhe Ghost Town to Burqin 220 km 4hrs
day 10 布尔津/喀纳斯
布尔津至喀纳斯 138公里 车程约4小时
We drive to Kanas in the morning, visit the Kanas in the afternoon. We visit the Origin Forests, beautiful sliver birch, Moon Bay Lake, and Wolong Lake. Enjoying a reputation of “the tourism pearl of Mountain Altai”, this crescent freshwater lake is about 120 meters deep on average, and the deepest part reaches 196 meters. It is not only famous for its picturesque scenery, but also for it’s the lake monster stories (it is still a mystery now). The lake shows different colors in four seasons, due to its mineral composition changes. Then we stay in Jiadengyu for overnight.
Burqin to Kanas 138 km 4 hrs
day 11 喀纳斯/禾木
Today we will take the bus to Fishing Pavilion—the topmost place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kanas Lake. You can have a panoramic view of the Kanas Lake, whose surface is smooth and fairy-tale. And the Fairy Bay and Wolong Bay are also visible from far. Grasses, trees and waters are changing irregularly with the light. You can also see the beautiful mountains surrounding the Kanas Lake. Then we are driving to Hemu village, to visit the Tuva people and their wood construction.
Kanas to Hemu 50 km 1.5 hrs
day 12 禾木/布尔津
禾木至布尔津 170公里 车程约4小时
We get up very early to see the sunrise on the top land to the south of village, and then we take a short walk in the village, also enjoy the local customs and life with the hospitable Kazakh families in Hemu Grassland. The natural and primitive scenery of Hemu are beautiful and unique, you’ll see groups of small log cabins and flocks of herds which construct characteristic natural and cultural scenery with Snow Mountains, forests, grassland and blue sky. These log cabins have become the symbol of Tuwa People. We are riding the horse to enjoy the beautiful scenery around Hemu in the afternoon.
we going to visit the Multi-colored Beach beside the Irtysh River, which is Wucai Tan in Chinese. The Irtysh River flows from east to west, through the Multicolored Beach of Xinjiang and into the Arctic Ocean. Belonging to typical Yardan Landform, the Multicolored Beach is gorgeous with multi colors at the sunset time. The bridge on the river is also forming glorious scenery with the Multicolored Beach in the sunset.
Hemu to Burqin 170 km 4 hrs
day 13 布尔津/乌鲁木齐
We take the bus to Urumqi, arrive at Urumqi and check in the hotel, free and easy in the afternoon.
Burqin to Urumqi is 630 km and 8 hr driving
day 14 乌鲁木齐/西安/KL
We are free and easy in the street or take a walk in the largest market in Asia—Erdaoqiao Bazaar. Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, is just like a piece of emerald embedded at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains. With a population of two million gaily-dressed ethnic inhabitants, this graceful prairie city is an important stop along the ancient Silk Road, leading to the Central Asia and even as far as Europe.
day 15 吉隆坡
Arrive at KL and tour end.
20人 33座旅游车 无购物 时间5月29日—6月12日
酒店：中心城市四酒店，县城、小镇安排当地三星以上酒店 标准间带独立卫生 24小时热水洗澡 有两晚住木屋或客栈
About the trip:
No flight fly directly to Urumqi from KL, so you have to transfer to Urumqi via one of city in China such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xi’an and so on, so you have to pay attention to which one is best connecting for your flight and cost of air ticket.
According to my experience, the fare of domestic flight of China, don’t like international flight, it isn’t the sooner you book the air ticket the better, the best time to buy China domestic flight is one or two month before you departure.
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located in the central part of the Eurasian Continent, on the northwest border of China. It covers about one-sixth of the country’s total territory, 1,664,900 square kilometers (about 642,821 square miles), making it the largest administrative division with also the longest land frontier and most neighboring countries in the country. However, only about 4.3% of its territory is habitable. The rest is mostly desert such as Gobi, snow-capped mountains and glaciers. China’s largest desert, Taklamakan Desert.
People & Life
Xinjiang is hometown to 47 ethnic minorities, which together account for 60% of its total population. Of the 47 ethnic minorities, 13 are native, including the Uygur, the major ethnic group living here. The Uygur have their own language and religious belief, Islam. Their traditional clothes are long gowns called ‘Qiapan’. As well, they wear small, beautifully embroidered hats called ‘Duopa’. The main foods of the Uygur are Nang (a kind of crusty pancake) and hand-drawn noodles. Hand pilaf and roast meat are usually offered during festivals or to guests. Their roast mutton chop is famous all over the country and can be found in almost every city in the country. The Uygur residence is flat-topped with a skylight. Inside the residence, there are usually a fireplace and recess, the one used for cooking and keeping warm, while the other used for storing daily articles. Both the inside and outside of the residence are decorated with colorful ornamentation. The most famous traditional festivals of the Uygur are Rozah and Corban Festival. Rozah is the fast-breaking festival of the Islam, while the Corban Festival is the New Year’s Day of the Islamic calendar. Last, but not least, the Uygur are very good at dancing and singing. Sainaimu is one of the most popular dances and their ’12 Mukamu’ is renowned as the ‘treasure of eastern music’.
Is it Safe or not in Xinjiang?
I know many people worry about the social unrest in Xinjiang recently, there are many military policemen and armies patrolled everywhere, and there are security guards in each hotel. Maybe you will find out the regular from the news report: most of terrorism happened in the remote villages and far from the city in South Xinjiang, but seldom happened in North Xinjiang, so I believe it is safety in North Xinjiang, but I and you cannot predict everything in the future, anyway everybody must decide it by themselves.
Situated far from the sea and encircled by high mountains, Xinjiang has a typical continental climate with a low annual rainfall, long sunshine duration and a large diurnal temperature variation. These weather conditions are favorable for sugar accumulation in fruit, so the area is richly cultivated with fruit including melons. It is famous as a ‘hometown of fruit and melons’. The most well-known fruit are grapes and honeydew melon. In general, winters are very cold, springs are often windy, and summers are extremely hot here. The best time to visit is early autumn, when the days are long, the sky is clear, and the temperature is more bearable. Another excellent reason to visit at that time is the abundance of delicious melons and fruits, which are available then.
Our tour is between Spring and Summer in June, generally the weather also is good in June, but some places we visit the altitude is over 3000 meters, so still need thick coat and sweater, the temperature usually between 8- 20 degree, but some place maybe is 0 degree, such as in the mountains. Mostly the average altitude is about 1500—2000 meters, in the daylight the temperature usually about 20 or 30 but it is about 18 degree at night, so the temperature is very different between day and night, the long sleeves T-shirts is necessary, but some place maybe 25-30 degree in the daylight, still don’t forget you short T-shirts. Sunrise is about 06:30 and sunset about 21:30. The flower is blooming and very colorful in June.
Vehicle in the scenery
the bus transfer in the scenery spot means the vehicle in the scenery spot, such as battery car, van and bus and so on, some scenery spot in China now is covers very large area even hundreds of square kilometers, even some scenery spot were enlarge by man-made such as expand the distance between entrance and sight-seeing place, and forbidden our private bus go inside so that you have to no choice to pay and have to use the transfer vehicle inside, such as in Kanas, from the entrance to the destination is about 30 km away, so we have to use the transfer bus, such as Nalat view bus, if we don’t use the bus but walk, it is need about 5 or 7 hours walking, and our van or bus cannot go inside, so sometimes the tourists no choice to do.
Mostly we stay in state-standard 3 star hotels on the trip; which means we have the twin share room with private facilities. But sometime we don’t refuse to use the express Inn, which similar even better to the 3 star hotels. All the hotel including Chinese style breakfast. Usually, I book the hotel located in the downtown or close to the business center in the city so that we are easy to shopping, eating and walking around. We will stay in tent two nights, maybe twin share tent, maybe many people stay in one tent.
Our tour covers North Xinjiang, the local people like noodles almost every day, hope you try to eat the noodles as like them because local noodles really very good and I believe you can’t eat so good noodles outside of Xinjiang. Don’t worry about your meals even you don’t like noodles; rice is very popular everywhere in North Xinjiang, the pork also is popular in Chinese restaurant everywhere in North Xinjiang. The food in Sichuan restaurant is very oily and salty.
The local typical food below list:
Clothing and Temperature Notice to Tourist In June
新疆早晚温差大、早晚温差约为10—18度，夜深时会比较冷，还有早晨也比较寒冷, 气候干燥, 紫外线强烈，女士应备好防晒用品、帽子、太阳镜、遮阳伞等，并准备好充足的饮用水，赛里木湖大家喜欢拍日出和晨雾的，会起得比较早，还要记得带保暖的手套，要不手会冷得相机都拿不稳。巴音布鲁克、喀拉峻等大草原也是比较冷的，路上还可能有雪呢，大家一定要准备好冬天的衣服，薄羽绒比较好，当然如果有冲锋衣裤加抓绒衣裤就差不多了。另外特别提醒大家一定要带好雨具，尽管新疆是干旱地区，但是伊犁河谷地区下雨的可能性不算小（但是下雨的时间并不长，不像内地那种一下就是一天)，不过一旦下雨了，温度马上就会大幅下降，下雨的话雨具的重要性就出来了。雨具建议雨伞或者雨衣，切记必备。喜欢照相的朋友记得多带些色彩鲜艳的衣服裙子，如果穿上纱裙在赛里木湖边上照相会感觉如油画般的美丽，真的。总之，带上四季的衣服都不会有错，而且都用得上的。还有，喜欢夜观天象的朋友记得带手电，新疆伊犁河谷的夜空非常美丽，会看到银河和群星璀璨。
The temperature in Xinjiang is very different between day and night, the temperature is about 10- 18 different in a day, it is a little cold in the morning and at night even in Summer, it is dry and sunshine is very strong, also ultraviolet rays is strong, please take the stuffs such as sun-glasses, umbrellas , hat, sunscreen and so on. Please prepare the thick clothes such as thin feather dress(down jackets) or Pizex with sweater, it is still cold in Sayram Lake, Bayingbuluk, and Nalat grassland. It is also very dry in Xinjiang but it is possible we meet the raining on the tour somewhere, but the raining continue not very long , usually only 20 minutes or 1 hour, but the temperature is down very quickly and very cold after raining.
Please bring the Colourful clothes if you like taking photo, please don’t forget the torch, the star sky is very beautiful at night.