Nomad Livestock Transfer

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Duration: 10 days 
Type: Special
Itinerary:
Urumqi, Fuyun, Kanas, Buerjing, Wuerhe
 
Price: Start from USD1323
Single room:
 TBC

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Tour Details

Group Size: 
2 pax--12 pax 

Travel Season: 
Year around 

Accommodation: 
Stated in the itinerary 

Transport: 
Chartered car or bus

Meals:
N/A

Guide: 
English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees:

Entrance for the sites stated

Payment

Nomad Livestock Transfer

View the imposing livestock transfer by the nomad people in Northern Xinjiang, which happens in Autumn. You might not see it in the future.

Itinerary
D1. Arrival Urumqi

Arrival Urumqi, met and transferred to the hotel
Accommodation in Urumqi 

D2. Urumuqi/Fuyun  

Take a ride to Multi-colored bay in the Kuerbantongute Desert to take photos, then continue driving to Fuyun grassland where you will meet the nomad people who just arrived to prepare the yurt and dinner.
Accommodation in the Yurt

D3. Fuyun

Full day follow Nomad people to take pictures 
Accommodation in local guest house

D4. Fuyun/Habahe

Take a ride to Habahe where you will see more sheep, camels, horses being transferred. It is great opportunity to view t he wonderful scenery where it might not be seen in the future as the nomad including Kazak and Mongols are changing their life.
Accommodation in local guest house

D5. Habahe/Baihaba

Take a ride to the Village Baihaba, you will view more sheep, camels on the way. This is a board village between China and Mongol.
Accommodation in local guest house

D6. Baihaba/Kanas Kake

Take a ride to Kasas Lake that is the stunning lake in autumn as the water changes color with the red and yellow tree leaves to construct impressive picture.
Accommodation in local guest house

D7. Kanasi/Hemu

Take a ride to Hemu Village that is well-known for its peaceful life and huts.
Accommodation in local guest house

D8. Hemu/Buerjing

Take photos in the morning before being transferred to Buerjing County.
Accommodation in local guest house

D9. Buerjing/Wuerhe
Take a ride to the Wuerhe where you will view the multi-leaved trees and visit the wonderful Yardan Landform.
If you wish, you can camp tonight to get close to the wildlife.
Accommodation in local guest house

D 10. Wuerhe/Urumqi

Take a ride back to Urumqi where you trip concludes.



Urumqi乌鲁木齐
Province:Xinxiang
Porpulation:3.1 million

Ürümqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, in the northwest of the country.With a built up population of 3.1millions as of 2010census (5 urban districts plus Midong), Ürümqi, whose name means"beautiful pasture" in the Mongolian language of the Dzungar people,is the largest city in China's western interior. Since the 1990s Ürümqi has developed economically and now serves as a regional transport node andcommercial centre.
The largest city in western China, Ürümqi has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as th emost remote city from any sea in the world. It is about 2,500 kilometres(1,600 mi) from the nearest coastline as Ürümqi is the closest major cityto the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility. The city has an administrative area of10,989 square kilometres (4,243 sq mi) at an average elevation of 800metres (2,600 ft).
In Ürümqi a semi-arid climate prevails, with very large differences between summer and winter, hot summers, with a July daily average of 23.7 °C (74.7 °F), and very cold winters, with a January daily average of −12.6 °C (9.3 °F). The annualaverage temperature is 6.9 °C (44.4 °F). The city is semi-arid, with its summers slightly wetter than its winters. Yet sunny weather is more likely inthe warmer months, and relative humidity is the lowest during summer. Itsannual precipitation is about 290 millimetres (11.4 in).
Although Ürümqi is situated near the northern route of the Silk Road, it is likely to be a relatively young city. According to Chinese scholars, during the 22nd year ofEmperor Taizong's reign in the Tang Dynasty, AD 648, the Tang government set up the town of Luntai in the ancient town seat of Urabo, 10 kilometers from the southern suburb of present-day Ürümqi.
Thus, little is heard ofthe region following the Tang Dynasty in the Chinese texts until the QingDynasty conquest of Dzungaria in 1755 under the Emperor Qianlong. Qianlong Emperor named the expanded town of Luntai "Dihua", meaning "to enlighten." In 1884, the Guangxu Emperor established Xinjiang as a Province,with Dihua (today’s Urumuqi) as its capital. Following the founding of the People'sRepublic of China, on 1 February 1954, the city was renamed Ürümqi, meaning"beautiful pasture" in the Mongolian language of the Dzungar people.


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In bigger cities and large towns the standard is similar although on a lesser scale. In small towns or villages where tourism is less prevalent, the hotels we use are smaller and facilities are more limited, though we generally stay in the best place in town. Rooms will still be en suite but rooms can be basic. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be somewhat erratic and although the welcome is warm, service levels may be less efficient than you may be used to.
 
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Trains
Aboard the overnight sleeper train, berths are usually in 1st class ‘soft sleeper’ lockable compartments for 4 which have 2 sets of bunks with clean bedding provided. WC and washbasins are provided for shared use at the end of each carriage. Hot meals and snacks are sold to your berth on all overnight journeys. In times of large demand we may have to travel in 2nd class ‘hard sleeper’ which consists of sectioned off compartments for 6,leading off an open plan carriage.
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The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:
Restaurants: Tipping is not common practice at restaurants in China or Tibet.
Tour guides: Throughout your tour you may at times have local guides or national guide. We suggest CNY10-15 per person per day for guides.
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Electricity Supply & Plugs
China operates on a 220V and uses a combination of US/European and Chinese style plugs in most hotel rooms. You can buy an international adaptor before the tour

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