I am looking for 2-3 travel mates to go Northern Xinjiang on 14 – 27 Sept 2007. Plan to rent 4WD vehicle, and the whole journey will cover 3,200KM, the route deliberately designed for photographers::
D1: Take flight to Urumqi (transit in Shanghai or Chengdu)
D2: Urumqi- Bayinbuluk grassland (巴音布鲁克草原): shooting the sunset at Jiuqu River (九曲十八湾)
D3: Bayinbuluk grassland to Nalat grassland （那拉提草原）, Bayinbuluk grassland is the second largest grassland in China.
D4: to Ining City (伊宁) and Sayram Lake (赛里木湖): shooting the sunset at Sayram Lake;
D5: to Moguicheng(魔鬼城): shooting the sunrise at Sayram lake and sunset at Moguicheng.
D6: to Buiqin (布尔津), shooting the sunset at五彩滩
D7-D9: horse back riding from Jiadengyu to Kanas (喀纳斯),
D10: shoot in Kanas in the morning and drive to Bahaba (白哈巴)
D7: horse back riding from Jiadengyu to Hemu (禾木);
D8: Hemu (禾木)- Kanas (喀纳斯)
D9: Kanas (喀纳斯) to Bahaba (白哈巴)
D10: visit Baishahu白沙湖, 白沙湖 is the hidden land from tourists, it is not well known so far.. To get there, we need 4WD + trekking in dessert for 1 hour. 白沙湖 is basically a lake surrounded by dessert, here you can see nobody and you can hear nothing, but peace.
D11: Back to Buiqin (布尔津)
D12:Back to Urumqi via road No. 216, you can spot some wild animals on the road. If we got time, we can visit 五彩城 and shoot the sunset at 五彩城 (Muti-colored Bay).
D13: to Heavenly lake,
D14: back to Singapore.
Budget is about S$2,000 (including airfare):
Car rental+ experienced local driver S$400 /person (AA share)
Accommodation: S$250 (twin sharing), sometimes may need to sleep in tent,.
Note: The persons who want to join must not be fussy with living conditions and willing to help others. This is adventure trip at your own risk, it was highly suggested to purchase travel insurance before setting off.
If interested, please send PM or email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, you are very welcome to post any suggestion here. Seats will only be reserved to those confirmed persons.