D1 Lanzhou ,Today you will arrive in Lanzhou by train or flight on your own. Upon arrival, meet our nice guide and then will be transferred to the hotel for rest.
D2 Lanzhou---Train to Zhangye D2753(18:27-21:53)Breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to visit the Binglingsi Thousand Buddha Caves which is close to Liujiaxia Reservoir, These caves stretch for 200 meters, were built between the 3rd and 18th centuries. after that transfer to the train station and take the express train to Zhangye.
D3 Zhangye train to Jiayuguan D2749(17:19-18:28)
After breakfast, we will head to visit the Grand Buddha Temple, which is the important place of the Silk Road. then visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park which is the most typical arid area of northern China.then we will take the train to Jiayuguan.
D4 Jiayuguan train to Dunhuang D2711(15:34-17:40)
In the morning, visit the Jiayuguan pass. This Ming Dynasty fort guards the strategic then visit the Weijin Tombs,which are ancient tombs of brick paintings dating back 265-420 AD.catch your train to Dunhuang
D5, Dunhuang train to Turpan D2711(17:43-21:17)
Morning visit the Mogao Thousand Buddha Grottoes, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the great artistic and religious wonders of the world and it is famous for its exquisite murals and various sculptures inside the caves, which was built in different dynasties, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art.visit the Echoing Sand Mountaion&Crescent Lake. then catch your express train to Turpan.
D 6, Turpan drive to Urumqi (200kms,3hrs driving)
In the morning, take you to visit the Karez Well, which is a special irrigation system in desert areas. Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. And Jiaohe Ruins—with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. in the afternoon drive to Urumqi.
D7 Urumqi drive Heavenly Lake(120kms,1.5hrs driving)
Morning drive to visit the Heavenly Lake, a picturesque Alpine lake, 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. Heavenly Lake is a long and narrow gourd-shaped, after lunch back to Urumqi, visit the Xinjiang Museum and Grand Bazaar.
D8 Airport tranfer based on your flight schedule