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Kanas, Xinjiang – Best of Autumn Landscape

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11 Days
Availability : 28 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
8 Oct 2019
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12
Tour Dates & Price

28th Sep 2019 to 8th Oct 2019

SINGLE ROOM: $5200 | SHARED ROOM: S$4500

SINGAPORE DOLLARS (SGD)

Note:
Duration is based on Land Tour.
International Flights are excluded.

Tour Details
PRELUDE
NORTHERN XINJIANG PHOTO TOUR

Northern Xinjiang

The special climate and geographical position shares borders with Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. give Kanas Nature Reserve its unique natural landscapes and make it a popular destination for tourists and photographers. The scenic area boasts a beautiful natural ecosystem formed by lakes, rivers, glaciers, forests, and grasslands. The prairie is peaceful, home to nomads and grazing flocks of sheep and herds of cows.

Guided by Award Winning Photographer Joseph Mak, who has been to Xinjiang numerous times, with his photos having won numerous International Awards. With him guiding the group, you have a high chance of capturing these award winning photos.

UNUSUAL EXPEDITION’s trips are well known for accomplishing a lot in just a few days. We basically pack a lot of content with different themes in the trip. This workshop will be no different. Locations shots each day are based on daily weather and lighting conditions.

Suggested Departure Flight

Air China (CA970)
SIN( 23:25 )→PEK( 05:30 +1) 6 hrs 05mins

27th Sep 2019 Night Flight. Tour will start on 28th Sep 2019

Air China (CA1275)
PEK( 07:30 )→URC( 11:35 ) 4 hrs 05mins

Note: International Flights are excluded.

Suggested Return Flight

Air China (CA1276)
URC( 18:00 )→PEK( 21:40 )3 hrs 40mins

Air China (CA975)
PEK( 00:10 +1)→SIN( 06:30 )6 hrs 20mins

 

Note: International Flights are excluded.

Price Includes

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All meals as stated in Itinerary
  • Domestic Flight

Price Excludes

  • Return International Air Ticket
  • Guide Service Fee - RMB70 per day
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Porter Services
  • Visa Fees (If Applicable)
  • Beverages / Alcohol during meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)
  • Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)

Complementaries

  • Mineral Water
What to Expect

The highlight of the Nature Reserve would be Kanas Lake. The melting of Kanas Glacier in Altay Mountain forms the Kanas River, which runs through the mountains and eventually created the lake. Kanas lake is like a pearl shining on the beautiful river.

Wolong Bay & Moon Bay are attractions alluring many visitors and photographers. Virgin forests and flowery grasslands combined with clear green water make the whole area a paradise to capture.

Hemu Village is one of the three residences of the Tuva Mongol in China, its prairie peaceful and home to nomads and grazing flocks of sheep and herds of cows.

The vast grasslands and mountainous backdrop are what many come to see, dotted with mushroom shaped gers and land as far as the eye can see. One almost expects to see Ghenghis Khan and his horde charging across the land, for the area is still very much untouched by the ravages of modern times.

  • Lush Landscapes
  • Hemu Village
  • Kanas Lake
  • Herders and their animals
Itinerary

DAY 1 – URUMQI
We arrive in Urumqi in the afternoon, and will proceed to make our way to Urumqi. We will check into our hotel and spend the night here. This is your chance to meet your fellow expeditors, and ask our friendly instructors any questions you might have.
Meals: (D)

DAY 2 – KANAS
We will transfer to the airport for a domestic flight for an early morning flight to Kanas. Upon arrival we will settle ourselves to the local hotel and prepare ourselves for a sunset shoot.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 3 – KANAS
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park. The mountains surrounding the lake are covered with dense alpine forests filled with birch, elm, and Siberian larch. During autumn season, the forests provide a vivid backdrop of colors, an unspoiled dazzlingly beauty that make postcard-esque photographs. We will explore the national park for the entire day.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – KANAS / HEMU VILLAGE
We rise early today for morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park before we set off to Hemu Village in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Hemu village, we will settle down and prepare for dinner. You may want to explore the rustic village for the rest of the night.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – HEMU VILLAGE
In the early morning, we will do a sunrise shoot at the viewing platform above Hemu village. You are expected to climb a long flight of stairs to reach the top of the mountain. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a picturesque landscape with the early morning mist, the rustic Hemu village and the mountain as backdrop (If weather permits). In Hemu village, there lived the descendants of Mongols. The Tuwa live by herding and hunting. They raise horses, cows and sheep and live a nomadic life. We will capture of these nomadic lifestyle in photos.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – HEMU VILLAGE / BUERJIN
We rise early to photograph the sunrise at the viewing platform above Hemu village again before we proceed back to the main city, Buerjin. Five-Colored Hills is the fascinating combination of colorful rock, riverbed and greenery. At dawn and dusk, the sun has a way of causing these rocks to glow with vibrant colors. We will proceed to Five-Colored Hills at Buerjin for a sunset shoot before checking in the hotel.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – BUERJIN / KEKETUOHAI / WUCAICHENG
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Koktokay National Geopark. We will visit the Irtysh Grand Canyon in the park. It sets with a deep gorge, with clear and fast flowing river, with a backdrop of beautiful mountain peaks. After the morning shoot, we will travel a long distance to reach Wucaicheng. The unique landscape in Wucaicheng is similar to Danxia. Dinosaur fossils can be found here and scientists have been researching this area for prehistoric geology for years.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – WUCAICHENG / HUYANGLING
We will depart early to travel to Huyangling. The populus euphratica is one of the few trees which can live in the desert. Autumn is the best season when the leaves turn yellow and the forest turns into a golden fairy tale world. We will spend the whole day in the national park making beautiful pictures.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 9 – HUYANGLING / SHANSHAN DESERT
We will depart early to travel to Shanshan Desert. Upon arrival, we will arrange to shoot sunset with the scenic desert landscape.
Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 10 – SHANSHAN DESERT / URUMQI
After an early sunrise shoot, we will proceed back to Urumqi. En-route, we will pass by Turpan. Turpan is rich in high-quality grapes of many kinds, it is known as the Hometown of Grapes. After enjoying the beautiful vineyards and the sweet grapes, you can try something totally different at Flaming Mountain – the hottest place in China. You have to remember to bring plenty of sun-block and water when you visit this area.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 11 – URUMQI
The morning is free for you to explore till noon. We will set off to Urumqi International airport for our flight back to Singapore.
Meals: (B)

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