7 Days Kashgar Group Tour

February 15, 2018
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7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
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7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
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7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour

Price Detail: Starting from 4880 RMB per person

Group Size: 2 – 8 Pax

Kashgar – Hotan – Kashgar

Tour Highlight: Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel. You will free rest of the day to explore the area around your hotel and get yourself ready for Kashgar adventure.

Day 1: Arrival to Kashgar

Attractions: Kashgar airport to hotel transfer
Activities: Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel. You will free rest of the day to explore the area around your hotel and get yourself ready for Kashgar adventure.

Day 2: Kashgar City Tour

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 by visiting the Apak Hoja Tomb, also known as the “fragrant concubine tomb”.
This is a very tranquil place and a beautiful example of Uyghur Islami carchitecture. Next, we will head to the famous live animal market, one of the biggest in the region where you will see livestock being traded. Then you will continue to the Sunday Market, renowned as the biggest in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at the Sunday Market except chicken milk or cow eggs. After the
Sunday Market, you will have your lunch either in a Uyghur private home or in a Uyghur restaurant (note: the request for having lunch in a Uyghur family must be booked in advance). After lunch we will wander through the winding narrow streets of the historic Kashgar Old Town rubbing shoulders with friendly Uyghur residents. Located at the spiritual heart of the Old Town is Eid Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China. We will go inside and learn about Islam in Kashgar and how it is practiced by the Uyghur people in the region. After our visit to the Mosque, we will stroll down Handicraft Street, viewing pots being hammered, wood craftsmen at work and traditional musical instrument workshops. After the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel.
Note: For entering the Mosque, visitors should dress respectfully: no shorts or short sleeved shirts and women should cover their heads with a scarf.

Day 3: Kashgar to Karakul Lake then to Tashkurgan

Attractions: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Corner Lake, Karakul Lake, Kirgiz Yurt Visit
Activities: After your breakfast at the hotel, you will meet with our guide and driver for Karakoram highway tour. Karakorum 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, aone-hour drive from Kashgar, is a good location to take photos of village life and traditional activities like bread
making and Uyghur food stalls. There is a village market here on Monday’s. 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 before heading to Tashkurgan. 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 with them 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 4: Tashkurgan to Back to Kashgar

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. On the way back, you are more than welcome to make many photo stops as you wish.

Day 5: Free Day in Kashgar

Attractions: Stone City, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan Cultural and Custom Museum
Attractions: free day
Activities: Today is designed for you to have a day off from tour and enjoy the day on your own pace. Except your hotel, no service is included. But if you wish to have a tour in or around Kashgar, you can speak with us and we can arrange it for fee.

Day 6: Day Tour to 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, theremainder 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 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. End of service!
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Price P/P Single Supplement Booked Availability
April
31st March 6th Apr 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
14th Apr 20th Apri 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
21st Apr 27th Apr 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
28th Apr 4th May 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
May
5th May 11th May 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
19th May 25th May 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
26th May 1st June 4880 RMB 990 RMB
June
2nd Jun 8th Jun 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
9th June 15th June 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
16th June 22nd June 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
23th June 29th June 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
July
30th June 6th July 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
7th July 13th July 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
14th July 20th July 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
21th July 27th July 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
28th July 3rd Aug 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
August
4th Aug 10th Aug 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
11th Aug 17th Aug 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
18th Aug 24th Aug 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
25th Aug 31st Aug 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
September
1st Sep 7th Sep 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
8th Sep 14th Sep 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
15th Sep 21st Sep 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
22th Sep 28th Sep 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
29th Sep 5th Oct 5250 RMB 1090 RMB Join
October
6th Oct 12th Oct 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
13th Oct 19th Oct 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
20th Oct 26th Oct 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
November
3rd Nov 9th Nov 4880 RMB 990 RMB Join
Note: Price listed is per person based on 2 person, hotel is twin share otherwise single supplement applies.

Price Include

Air conditioned car/van as per group size

English Speaking Uyghur guide

4 star hotels with breakfast

Entrance fee

Expenses of driver and guide

One lunch at Karakul Lake, one meal in Uyghur family in Kashgar, one farewell dinner last day of the trip

Price doesn’t include

Meals

Tip for the guide and driver