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7 days Kashgar Group Tour

Price Details: Starting from 5,280 RMB per person

Group Size: 2 to 8 Pax

Highlights: Our 7 days Kashgar group tour includes must see sites in and around Kashgar. In Kashgar city, you will be visiting cultural and historical sites. Outside of Kashgar, you will be visiting natural and sites like Shiptons Arch, Karakul Lake and Taklamakan desert.

Tour Start Date Tour End Date Price Single
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1st Apr 2017 7th Apr 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB  
22th Apr 2017 28th Apri 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB  

29th Apr 2017
5th May 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB  
20th May 2017 26th May 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB  
3rd Jun 2017 9th Jun 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
17th Jun 2017 23rd Jun 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
8th Jul 2017 14th Jul 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
22nd Jul 2017  28th Jul 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  

5th Aug 2017
11th Aug 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
19th Aug 2017  25th Aug 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
2nd Sep 2017 8th Sep 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
16th Sep 2017  22nd Sep 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  

30th Sep 2017
6th Oct 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
1st Oct 2017 7th Oct 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB  
14th Oct 2017 20th Oct 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB  

Day 1: Arrival to Kashgar

Attractions:
Activities: Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar Airport then transfer you to your Hotel.

Day 2: Day Kashgar City Tour

Kashgar Old Town

Kashgar Old Town

Attractions:Apak Hoja Tomb, Live Stock Market, Sunday Market, Eid Kah Mosque, Old Town, Handicraft Street, Uyghur Family Lunch

Activities: We will begin our Kashgar City Tour with a visit to the Apak Hoja Tomb, also known as the “fragrant concubine tomb” (Xingfei in Chinese). This is a very tranquil place and a great example of  Uyghur Islamic architecture. Next we will head to the famous live animal market and Sunday market,  renowned as the biggest market in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at the Sunday market except chicken milk or cow eggs. We will then enjoy our lunch in a typical Uyghur restaurant or arrange your lunch with a Uyghur family in Kashgar Old Town. After lunch, we will wander through the narrow winding streets of historic Kashgar Old Town, rubbing shoulders with the friendly Uyghur residents. Located at the spiritual heart of Old Town is Eid Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China.

 We will enter the mosque and understand a bit more about Islam and the religious life of Uyghur people. After the Eid Kah Mosque, we will pass through Handicraft Street, viewing pots being hammered, wood  craftsmen at work and traditional musical Instrument workshops.
Note: Before entering the Mosque visitors should dress respectfully, no shorts or short-sleeved shirts, and women should cover their heads with a scarf.

 

Day3: Day Tour to Shipton’s Arch Tour

Shipton's Arch

Shipton’s Arch

Attractions: Shipton’s Arch

Activities: After the breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Shipton’s Arch, the world’s tallest natural arch. It is reached after 2 hours driving from Kashgar, and a 45-minute walk. The first half of the way is by road, the remainder is off-road driving. From as far as can be reached by car, we will continue another 45 minutes on foot. This trek involves climbing a ladder and traversing a rocky gorge on the mountain  leading to Shipton’s Arch. This Arch was discovered by the famous English mountaineer Eric Shipton in 1947, while traveling between Tashkent and Kashgar and made known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. The arch has figured in the Guinness Book of Records for its exceptional height, estimated to be 1,200 feet, about equal to that of the Empire State Building. Its span is roughly 180 feet. The “true” height of the arch is debatable: viewed from the east (the usual approach route) it appears to be 200 feet tall from the top of the 100-foot rubble pile; from the west side (approachable only via technical ascent), the height is closer to the estimated 1,200 feet. Thus, the height depends upon what is considered to constitute the base of the arch either the base of the rubble pile (partially under the arch where the span achieves its maximum width) or the floor of the west side canyon head, 900 feet lower. After visiting the arch, we will follow the same trail back to the car/van and return to Kashgar.

 

Day 4: Kashgar to Karakul Lake then to Tashkurgan

kashgar corner lake

kashgar corner lake

Attractions: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Corner Lake, Sand Mountain, Karakul Lake

Activities: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Corner Lake, Sand Mountain, Karakul Lake Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a drive on the Karakoram highway, renowned as the highest paved border crossing in the World and regarded as one of the World’s most beautiful highways. We will see the following on our drive: Opal village, a one-hour drive from Kashgar, is a good location to take photos of village life and traditional activities like bread making and Uyghur food stalls. Half an hour’s drive from the village we arrive at Oytagh Red Mountain. The mountain valley is surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of multi-colored mountains topped by snow-capped peaks. Corner Lake (BulungKul) is a tranquil shallow lake where you can take very nice photographs of the lake with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Karakul Lake is 3600 meters above sea level. It is located between Mt. Muztagata (7546 meters) and Mt. Gonger (7719 meters), said to be 2 of the 6 most  beautiful mountains in the world. We will visit local Kyrgyz yurts and listen to stories about traditional nomadic mountain life. For your lunch, you can either have a lunch in a Kyrgyz yurt by sampling their simple authentic food, or bring your own fruit and bread from Opal Village and picnic by the lake. After lunch, you can walk around the lake on foot or rent a camel or horse and ride around the lake. After the tour, you will proceed to Tashkurgan for spend the night.

Note:

Guests will need to carry their passports on this tour as they are required to show these at the Gaz check point (around an hour after visiting the colorful mountain on the first day and also on the way back to Kashgar). Everybody at this point needs to be registered by the authorities due to its close proximity to many bordering countries. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes as  temperatures here can be colder than those found in Kashgar.
It is also recommended to bring sunscreen and mosquito spray if you are an easy target for mosquitoes.

Day 5: Tashkurgan to Back to Kashgar

Tashkorgan Stone City

Tashkorgan Stone City

Attractions: Stone City, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan Cultural and Custom Museum

Activities: Tashkurgan is a small town on the Pamir Plateau, that was once extremely isolated until the   rebuilding of the Karakorum Highway in 1987. Even today, the local community, reached by this single road from Kashgar, continues to live a traditional way of life. This region is known to be part of the primary route of the “Old Silk Road” connecting China and Western Asia. The prime attraction here is the Stone Fort, with a history of more than 2000 years. The fort had once served as the central palace of the Tajik Kingdom. Our visit here will be followed by the Tashkurgan grassland which is next to the Stone Fort. Tashkurgan Grassland is where you can visit free grazing sheep, goat, yak, and horses. In summer, locals put up tents and serve lunch and dinner for tourists. Last but not least, you will visit Tashkurgan cultural and custom museum that is where you can learn about Tajik culture and customs.

Once you are done with your visit, then we will head down to Kashgar and you are more than welcome to make many photo stops on the return leg of the journey

 

Day 6: Day Tour to Davakul Taklamakan Desert and Farewell Dinner

Taklamakan Desert

Taklamakan Desert

Attractions: Davakul Taklamakan desert

Activities: Dawakul Taklamakan Desert is 130 km from Kashgar, about a 2 hour drive. It is located on the southeastern tip of the Taklamakan desert. Dawakul in Uyghur language means “curing lake” and for many centuries people have visited the lake to swim in its waters seeking a cure for their ailments. Now it has been turned in to attraction where you can look out to the vast  Taklamakan desert, do camel or dune buggy riding. At the lake shore locals oven bake delicious freshly caught fish, lamb and chicken which can be enjoyed for your lunch.

Taklimakan desert is the second largest shifting sands desert in the World, covering an area of 337,600 square km. The Taklamakan Desert is known as the “sea of death” by the ancient Silk Road traders. They use to have to cross it in their caravans in times gone by and many traders who entered the desert lost their way and were never seen again.
While in the desert, you can experience ancient desert transportation by riding a camel or alternatively for a more modern exhilarating ride you can choose to ride a buggy over the dunes. If weather permits, we can also trek through the desert for a couple of hours or days depending on which season and month of the year you are visiting. We will be returning to Kashgar early to late afternoon.

 

Day 7:Kashgar Airport See Off

Attractions: Kashgar Airport See Off

Activities: In the morning our guide and driver will take you to the Kashgar Airport in time for your flights home

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Price includes:
 Air conditioned vehicle as per the group size and program
Uyghur English Speaking tour guide
4 star hotels with breakfast
Entrance fee as per the grogram
Expenses of driver and guide
2 bottle of water per person per day
One lunch at Karakul Lake, and one farewell dinner last day of the trip
Price doesn’t include:
Meals unless specified
Tip for the guide and driver
Travel insurance