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5 Days Northern Xinjiang Photography Tour

Destinations: Altay – Kanas – Hemu Village – Altay

Our 5 day Northern Xinjiang Photography Tour allows you to do a short trek to Kanas Lake in order to capture the beauty of Kanas Lake and it’s settlement. It also allows you to enjoy and capture the beauty of Hemu Village, reported to be third most beautiful village in China.

Day 01:Arrival to Altay


Transportation: Flight, Bus/ Car

Activities: You will take a connected flight from any cities of China to Altay via Urumqi. Our guide will meet you at Altay airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel.

Accommodation: At a 3 stars hotel


Day 02: Altay to Kanas Lake

Attractions: Grassland Stone Man Statues, Jadengyu, Bays

Transportation: Bus/ Car

Activities: After breakfast you will drive to Jiadengyu, on the way you will visit the Stone Man Statues and stop at Jiadengyu for lunch. Jiadengyu is the tourist distribution center of Kanas area. After lunch you will continue the drive toward Kanas lake, it is a drive of one hour. You will see the beautiful landscape all along the road and will be stopping in different location to take photos of the Laying Dragon Bay, Immortal Bay and Moon Bay. They are the most well known and beautiful scenery in this area.

Accommodation: Kazak or Tuwa Wooden Guesthouse


Day 03: Kanas to Hemu Village

Kanas Lake

Kanas Lake

Attractions: Kanas Lake, Hemu village

Transportation: Bus/ Car

Activities: After breakfast, you will hike on your preferred location for several hours. Kanas Lake is famous for its changing colors. The color of the water changes several times in a day, from dark green to sky blue, then to gray and white. The higher you climb up, the more colors you will see.

In the afternoon you go to Hemu Village. A Hemu village is supposed to be the 3rd most beautiful village town in China.

Accommodation: Hemu Village Local Hotel or Guesthouse


Day 04: Hemu Village to Altay

Attractions: Hemu Village, Tuwa people

Transportation: Bus/ Car

Activities: Today you can get up early to enjoy the spectacular sunrise scenery of this lovely village. Enjoy some free time to ride a horse or walk around and explore the Tuwa Tribe, the local ethnic minority who have been inhabited here for centuries and have developed their unique custom.

After having lunch in a local restaurant, you will drive back to Altay

Accommodation: 3 stars hotel


Day 05: Altay departure


Transportation: Flight, Bus/ Car

Activities: Our guide and driver will take you to Altay airport, and then you can take a morning flight from Altay to Urumqi and leave for your next destination in Xinjiang or in rest of China.