Destinations:Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Kazakh Yurt - Urumqi
Xinjiang museum and Red Hill park (Hongshan), Heavenly lake
Urumqi is the capital city with more than four million people, biggest city in the Xinjiang Region. In the morning, we will drive in the city to visit the Xinjiang museum and Red Hill park (Hongshan), a good place to observe the local people life and city view from the high ground. At the museum, you can get to know about the region and its people, history and cultures, including the famous mummy LouLan Beauty, the natural dried body found in Taklamakan desert, dated back 3800 years ago. After lunch, set off to the Heavenly lake, 110 km away from the city. Heavenly lake is located on the eastern Tianshan mountains, an alpine lake. The surface of the lake is almost 2000 meter above sea level, one km up from Urumqi. The lake surrounded with snow covered high mountain peaks. You can walk around the lake, enjoy from the blue sky, pine trees, clear water, a real nature. In the evening, we will stay at the Kazakh Yurt around the lake, which is going to be the highlight of your trip to Xinjiang. You can observe the sunset and sunrise. At night, you can hear the wild birds sound, a great experience with Kazakh people and being part of the nature.
Sunrise at the Heavenly Lake, International Grand Bazzar
In the morning, you will leave from the Yurt after breakfast. You will enjoy from the lake view when no tourists for one or two hours before you down the mountain. In the afternoon, you will visit the International Grand Bazzar a local market you can walk around and see many different faces, hand crafts and taste fresh fruits.