We take the 9AM bus from Buerjin to 奎屯 (transit to 塞里木湖). The is bus full and the journey takes 8 hours.
Kuytun 奎屯 is a larger town than Buerjin. We stay at a slightly better hotel next to the bus station for RMB 150 per night.
We roam the town and walk pass a park where all the elders and kids hangout. The kids peddle their little boat in a little pool where the adults waltz.
We went to Wusu Road 乌苏街 for dinner, where there are dozen of restaurants. We try 二娃沙煲.
A local offer us accommodation for RMB 60 per person, but the normal rate is RMB 60 per person, and this is a bad start.
The tent area is on the other side of the main road. The view of the lake gets better as you walk up the hill slope towards the tents, or beyond it. On the far side of the lake are snow cap mountains. On the hill slope behind the tent area are grassland with plenty of flowers, and some cows and goats.