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Duration: 7 days
Location: Turpan, Urumqi
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Turpan is a hand-sized, pocket version of Xinjiang. It possesses the fundamental elements, and has been pointed out by travelers alike as a "keyword" in the vocabulary of Xinjiang. With a day trip to one of the top 5 ski resort in China, it would be a wonderful trip.

 

Day 1

Arrive in Turpan,Xinjiang

Our guide will welcome you at Turpan train station / Drive from Urumqi to the Hotel in Turpan.

Turpan, also known as Turfan or Tulufan,  The desert climate has favored preservation of the ancient ruins, murals in the caves, and mummies buried in tombs. It has the lowest elevation and the hottest temperatures in China. Its grapes are the best in all China.

 

 

 

Meals: No

Accommodation:  local best hotel in Turpan

Turpan caves

 

Day 2

Turpan Tour

Sultan Minaret, Karez underground irrigation System, Jiaohe Ruins.

We begin our private Turpan city tour at the time you requested, Turpan is an old oasis city in the basin, it is the hottest, driest, deepest and sweetest place in China. We will travel to Tuyuk village, which is 60 km east of Turpan city, on the way we will see flaming mountain it is the eastern branch of Tianshan mountain, and hottest place in Turpan, looks like flaming from the distance. Then we visit Tuyoq valley, the oldest village in Xinjiang and has the history of 1700 years. In afternoon, we visit Emin Minaret, it is the only mosque built with Minaret in China. Then we will visit Karez underground irrigation system, watering the oasis since 2000 years ago. After that we will visit Jiaohe ruins, it is well preserved since it was located on the cliff and surrounded by two rivers, built 2,000 years ago.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation:  local best hotel in Turpan

Kyocho ancient city

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Day 3

Turpan Tour

Flaming Mountain, Tuyuk village, Gaochang Qocho Ruins, Turpan Museum.

We begin our private Turpan city tour at the time you requested, we will travel to Tuyoq valley, which is 60 km east of Turpan city, on the way we will see flaming mountain it is the eastern branch of Tianshan mountain, and hottest place in Turpan, looks like flaming from the distance. Then we visit Tuyoq valley village, the oldest village in Xinjiang and has the history of 1700 years. In afternoon, we visit Qocho Ruins, built built 2,000 years ago, which was the center of turpan basin. Then we will visit Turpan Museum, watering the oasis since 2000 years ago. After that we will visit Jiaohe ruins, it is well preserved since it was located on the cliff and surrounded by two rivers, built 2,000 years ago.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation:  local best hotel in Turpan

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Day 4

Drive to Silk Road International Ski Resort, Urumqi

After check out the hotel, we will drive to Silk Road Ski Resort(Sichouzhilu or Silk way), located about 1 hour’s drive from Urumqi, the capital of China’s westernmost province, XinJiang. Urumqi is Xinjiang’s capital city of over 3 million people and it offers an ethnic experience that is defined more by the Muslim customs of Central Asia than traditional Chinese culture. The resort is fairly basic with ski shops, rental facility, restaurants and limited lodging. The terrain is decent and steep with enough snow. Ski season begins from Late Oct, ends around Mid April. 6 of the chairlifts here runs to about 2000 meters with the larger backcountry peaks rising to 2800 meters. A day-ski pass could be less than 200rmb including ski rental. Overall it is a friendly ski resort with enough facilities such as restaurants, whiskey bar, spa center, coffee shop and hotel rooms. It is one of the best ski resorts in China.

Meals: B

Accommodation: Silk Road Ski Resort.

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Day 5

Silk Road Ski Resort, Urumqi Xinjiang

A full day ski at Silk Road Ski Resort. Drive to Urumqi.

Silk road international ski resort, Sichouzhilu or Silk way, located about 1 hour’s drive from Urumqi, the capital of China’s westernmost province, XinJiang. Urumqi is Xinjiang’s capital city of over 3 million people and it offers an ethnic experience that is defined more by the Muslim customs of Central Asia than traditional Chinese culture. The resort is fairly basic with ski shops, rental facility, restaurants and limited lodging. The terrain is decent and steep with enough snow. Ski season begins from Late Oct, ends around Mid April. 6 of the chairlifts here runs to about 2000 meters with the larger backcountry peaks rising to 2800 meters. A day-ski pass could be less than 200rmb including ski rental. Overall it is a friendly ski resort with enough facilities such as restaurants, whiskey bar, spa center, coffee shop and hotel rooms. It is one of the best ski resorts in China.

After a day-time ski and other activities, you will be escorted back to your hotel or other destination in Urumqi.

 

Meals: B

Accommodation:  Star-rated hotel in Urumqi.

Silk Road Ski Resort

Day 6

Urumqi City Tour

Xinjiang provincial museum, International Grand Barzzar.

After check out the hotel, we will drive to Xinjiang provincial museum to learn more about people and history, see more than 30,000 collections, such as mummies, relics from tombs. The famous Loulan beauty buried in the desert 3,800 years ago is also displayed in the exhibition. Have lunch at International Grand Barzzar, the biggest market selling all kinds of things and best place to meet local people.

 

Meals: B

Accommodation: Star-rated hotel in Urumqi.

International Grand Bazaar

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Day 7

Drive to Heavenly Lake

Tianshan Tianchi Heavenly lake.

After check out the hotel, we will drive to Urumqi, after lunch visit Tianshan Tianchi Heavenly lake(2-4 hrs). The Heavenly Lake is surrounded by mountains, a good place for hiking. One can go for strolls on the mountain paths, breathe in the fresh air, and hike up to the glacier plains, where the forest and snow cap mountain scenery is simply beautiful. Drive back to hotel in Urumqi.

 

you could choose your next destination according to your travel plan. Our service ends.

 

Meals: B

Accommodation:  No

Tianchi Heavenly Lake

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