We will be traveling in Turpan and Urumqi area in late May. What should I expect in weather, temperature and such?
We will also be visiting Heavenly Lake (Tianchi Lake) and spending the night at Rashits Yurt.
Dry heat! I was there last year in late May and early June. I wore light weight cotton shirts and loose cottons pants. When we went to see the Flaming Mountains (amazing!) it was 45c, windy, no clouds, sun beating down on us. Spectacular landscape. You will love it. No doubt you will but am reminding you to eat melons! Best I've ever tasted! Best way to stay hydrated, as they are sold on almost all street corners.
When you're staying in Turpan, I highly recommend riding bikes to explore the outskirts of town and to see the Emin Minaret. One of my favourite memories.
Safe travels! almost 6 years ago