I was lucky enough to have found Xinjiang travel right before my trip to Xinjiang province and they helped immensely. Even with hotel bookings and topping up my cell phone with credit it was great to have a friendly faces help me in a place where I didn’t know anyone.
I had such a short trip to Xinjiang that I’m so happy that they were able to make it so memorable. On my first day the entire day was spent looking for a decent hotel as I found the hotel I originally booked the Wyndham was 40 km from Urumqi. Xinjiang Travel helped me to switch to a hotel more at the Centre of Ürümqi, the Tumaris which was quite good. Anyway so was able to spend only an hour visiting the Grand Bazaar in Ürümqi the first day. Next day we headed to Tianshan Lake which was really awesome and I would highly recommend a trip (even in the winter, at least late November).
But they really helped me also in Kashgar where I had a trip of my lifetime on the Karakoram Highway driving basically on what was the ancient Silk Road. Our guide Tudajim and driver Erkan were stable, knowledgeable and overall awesome. Tudajim gave me a walking tour of Kashgar old city the next day which really rounded out my excellent but short trip to Xinjiang. I hope I can come back again! And I’ll always remember this exciting trip!
Khurrum S from Bangladesh (Source of the review is Xinjiang Travel TA listing)
Kashgar Guide – Xinjiang travel experts. Kashgar Guide is the “go to” company if you’re planning to travel in Xinjiang, China. We’ve used them twice for travel there and cannot speak highly enough of them. This year at the end of September we crossed the Irkeshtam Pass into China from Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan. During planning of this trip, Kashgar Guide helped with valuable information about getting through the Chinese checkpoints from the Kyrgyzstan border. Once we were in Kyrgyzstan, Abdul was in constant contact regarding the logistics, we found his help invaluable. As planned, once we got through the 1st Chinese Custom House, Tudajim was waiting outside with a comfortable car and driver. We travelled with Tudajim during our last stay in Xinjiang and were very pleased to see him again. We had a welcome meal while we waited for the 2nd Custom House to open. Going through the 2nd Custom House, Tudajim went out of his way to help us through the visa checking process. Following this, Tudajim went into every security check point with us on our drive to Kashgar. If you are considering a border pass trip into China, you need Kashgar Guide on your side. Three years ago, we used Kashgar Guide for trips to Tashkurgan and Hotan, which were fantastic experiences. This year, while in Kashgar, we also did a walking tour of Old Kashgar, which is well worth doing if you are staying in Kashgar.
Beverley S from Australia (Source of the review is Kashgar Guide TA listing)
Great Kashgar City Tour We had a very recommendable experience with our guide who knew the city from his childhood days. As architects and urban planners we were very glad that this offered us a detailed insight in to the resuts of Kashgar´s urban renewal. Highly recommended.Florian S from Germany (Source of the review is Kashgar Guide TA listing)
We did a 5 day trip to Xinjiang flying into Urumqi. Kashgar guide helped organise pick up at the airport to drive into Turpan for a day and a half, driven back to Urumqi for a flight to Kashgar the following night…and then picked up the next day for a day trip to Karakul Lake.
We booked our own hotels and Abdul kindly helped us organise the drivers for both locations who were very friendly and patient with us taking photos. We decided to spend the last day exploring Kashgar by ourselves rather than include it into the tour for some flexibility.
All in all the process was very smooth and well organised for us even tho we booked super last minute. It was also a great time to go – zero tourists.
Fei Y from Australia (Source of the review is Kashgar Guide TA listing)
Great tour with a great guide ! We did a 2 days tour to Karakul Lake and Tashkurgan city during the chinese holidays at the end of September 2017 and it was amazing ! The landscapes were breathtaking, the tour was calm and peaceful. Our guide was very kind and he spoke a good english so we could ask him all our questions about the region and its history.
We felt totally safe on the road thanks to a great driver. Even if the road was long, we wasn’t exhausted, it was a very good road trip.The price was very good for the great quality of the tour. We totally recommend it !
Fairouz B from France (Source of the review is Kashgar Guide TA listing)
I was a lone traveller but this was no problem either for the Kashgar Guide Company or myself. Abdul consistently responded quickly and most helpfully to initially e-mails and then via WeChat, to all of my questions / concerns; the arrangements being much complicated because of sudden changes in regulations. However Kashgar Guide / Abdul came through with all the required documents in time for me to make a most splendid two day trip to Tashkurgan (spending one night at the Crown Inn) stopping at beautiful Karakul lake on the way. The drive and scenery is stunning as well as being of great interest; the road building feat also being worthy of note alone. The tour and stops were conducted at my pace, never did I feel hurried. Tashkurgan city and the ancient Stone City if found fascinating. I also completed another two day trip, being driven from Urumqi to Turpan to stay one night, meeting Anwar a friendly knowledgeable English speaking local guide in Turpan. This tour again was impeccably organised with visits to the Karez, Tuyu Valley, Qocho ancient city, Thousand Buddha caves, Turpan Minaret and Yar City. Each and every site was a fascinating insight into this area of Xinjiang. The hotel booked for me in Turpan was also excellent. So a highly recommended company who also incidentally (for a fee) collected me from the airports at both Kashgar and Urumqi bringing along a member of the Company as well as the driver to discuss final arrangements. Most enjoyable I hope to one day return.
Paul H from UK (Source of the review is Kashgar Guide TA listing)