The Nanshan Mountains (“southern mountains”) are about 70 km (45 miles) south of Urumqi. This range is part of the Tian Shan, and is home to deep, green valleys. Kazakh nomads have long called the Nanshan home, so the area is a great place to try kumis (mare’s milk), mutton, kebabs, and other traditional Kazakh foods. In the hot summers, many people like to vacation in the cooler mountains, and in winter they are popular for skiing.
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Nanshan, which will take roughly 1.5 hours. At the mountains, there will be time to explore the mountains and valleys, visit a waterfall, and breathe the fresh air. Lunch will be served in a Kazakh yurt, and horseback riding can also be arranged. Return back to Urumqi at the end of the day.
- English speaking guide;
- Entry fees.
Tour price does not include:
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
- Horse riding.
Prices per person
The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour.
Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.