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Kanas Lake 4 Days Adventure


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TOUR TYPE: Off The Beaten Path,Photography


Kanas Lake is located in a valley in the Altai Mountains, near the very northern tip of Xinjiang, and the province's borders with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. The lake was formed around 200,000 years ago. During this trip, we will have an in-depth explore to Kanas Lake.


Day 1: Urumuqi-Burqin
Today we will drive around 700km to Burqin via the famous “Ghost City”. Situated about 100 kilometers from Karamay City in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the “Ghost Town of the Earth” has become a famous tourist site for its unique landforms and its typical wind erosion physiognomies.
Ghost City in Xinjiang Ghost City Urumuqi

Day 2: Burqin-Kanas
The Kanas River, flowing out of the lake, later merges with the Hemu River to form the Burqin River, which itself discharges into the Irtysh River at Burqin Town. A family visit is highly recommended. There is a large population of ethnic Tuvans and Kazakhs in the Kanas valley. While most of these people have maintained their traditional agricultural and nomadic life styles, many work in the developing tourism industry, and have established facilities for orienteering, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding and camping.
Kanas Lake in Xinjiang Tuvan people living near Kanas Lake

Day 3: Kanas-Burqin
In the afternoon we will drive back to Burqin County. On the way we will pass through Kazak yurts, grassland and Burqin River. Burqin River is 25 km long with various plants, flowers growing nearby. It’s a perfect place for sightseeing.
Burqin River at sunset Burqin River

Day 4: Burqin-Urumuqi
We will drive back from Burqin to Urumuqi.

Price Guide

Price Included
1. Local transfer with experienced driver
2. Pick-up and drop-off service
3. Accommodation on the way
4. Professional English speaking guide
5. Entrance tickets
6. Service fee
7. Insurance
8. Government tax
Price Excluded
1. Tips to the guide and driver
2. Meals
3. Your own expense like drinking, shopping, etc


The tour itinerary is taken as a guideline only, but also is an indication of what the tour should accomplish. The sequence of your sightseeing may be adjusted when something specific requires, such as the weather, road condition and something our company think of it necessary for better operation. 

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