7 Days Northern Xinjiang Tour with Kanas Lake Adventure

Kanas Lake is one of the most beautiful sights in the North Xinjiang area, which presents different colors in different seasons. It was formed around 200,000 years ago as a result of glacier movement. Besides, during this tour, you could also enjoy the best landscape of Northern Xinjiang.


  • Enjoy the stunning views of this peaceful and colorful lake – Kanas Lake.
  • Visit a typical Yardang landform – Multi-colored Bay.
  • Explore the first national Geological Park – Keketuohai National Geological Park.
  • Learn the folklore of Tuwa Pepole in Hemu village.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Urumqi Arrival
  • Day 2: Urumqi – Fuyun
  • Day 3: Fuyun – Keketuohai – Burqin
  • Day 4: Burqin – Kanas
  • Day 5: Jiadengyu – Hemu
  • Day 6: Hemu – Burqin
  • Day 7: Burqin – Urumqi

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Urumqi

Upon you arrival, met by our tour guide and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this city.

Day 2 Urumqi – Fuyun

Sightseeing and Activities: Wucaicheng, Huoshao Mountain, National Wildlife Park
Accommodation: Fuyun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will drive to Fuyun and visit Wucaicheng(colorful city), a typical Yardan landform, which is famous for its imposing views and and natural treasures. Along the way, we will pass by Huoshao Mountain and National Wildlife Park.

Day 3 Fuyun – Keketuohai – Burqin

Sightseeing and Activities: Keketuohai National Geological Park
Accommodation: Burqin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today head to Keketuohai National Geological Park for a visit. Honoured as the “Chinese Yosemite”, it features beautiful natural scenery and was listed as a UNESCO World Geopark in 2017. There are four main scenic areas: Cocoa Surrey Lake, Irene Wood Lake, Irtysh Grand Canyon, Earthquake Museum.

Then drive to Burqin for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Burqin – Kanas

Sightseeing and Activities: Kanas Lake
Accommodation: Kanas Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, head to Kanas Lake. First arrive in the entrance of Kanas lake – Jiadengyu. Then take 1-hour shuttle bus around the lake area. After the shuttle bus tour, hiking along the kanas River and take a boat if you like(optional). Or visit watch tower to see the whole view of the Kanas Lake area, which takes around 3-4 hours.

Then drive to Jiadengyu for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Jiadengyu – Hemu

Sightseeing and Activities: Hemu village
Accommodation: Hemu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Kanas. Then head to Hemu village, located at the south bank of the Kanas Lake, where the local Tuwa people live in. Hemu is a rather primitive village, with all wooden houses here. The most famous is the amazing scenery in autumn.

Day 6 Hemu – Burqin

Sightseeing and Activities: Five-colored Bay
Accommodation: Burqin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive back to Burqin. Stop at the Five-colored Bay for a short visit.

Day 7 Burqin – Urumqi

Sightseeing and Activities: Urho Ghost City
Meals: Breakfast

Morning, drive along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City. The strange shapes of the various strange landscapes were created by strong wind and erosion. Then drive through Karamay city and to Urumqi.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.