Rachel & Gary

Our family of four (with 2 small girls aged 5 & 8) contacted Kashgar Guide with one day’s notice before our planned trip to Xinjiang province. Imam (owner) was quick to respond and pull together a fantastic itinerary for us at an affordable price. He was also happy to change around the order of the trip to accommodate our requests with about 12 hours notice.

Our 9 day Xinjiang adventure started in Urumqi and ended in Kashgar. All the guides were truly professional and welcomed us with open arms to their home towns. They even included us in family dinners and visits to locals in out of the way areas, creating a truly intimate experience and one we will not forget. The drivers were always incredibly safe and we never feared for our lives, despite the hairy Karakoram Highway!!!

Luckily for us we visited this region in what appeared to be low season (late April 2012) as we were the only tourists at nearly all the places we visited. Highlights for us and our girls include the Sunday livestock market in Kashgar, staying in a yurt by Karakul Lake, dining with a family in Subash Village, visiting the traditional Uighur village near Turpan, driving the Karakoram Highway and suriviving a dust storm in Turpan. Our kids loved the camel rides in the Taklamaken Desert and at Karakul Lake, and seeing all the animals – everywhere! Oh, and of course the food, glorious food. Local fare is definitely the way to go.

We recommend Kashgar Guide to anyone visiting this region. Imam and his team offer a wonderful, personalised service for an unforgettable experience. Try to get here soon before the character of the region changes.

Rachel & Gary (Australia)

Natalie & Rob

Imam of Kashgar Guide is a very professional and easy person to work with to set up a trip in the Xinjiang region. Given that we only started trying to plan the trip in the week prior to arrival in Kashgar, his promptness in response and straightforward answers to our many questions was a valuable asset. While some issues arose during the one-week trip due to difficulties in procuring permits, Imam and the guide Alim adjusted quickly to help us develop alternative travel plans. Despite these small issues, we had a great trip to Taklamankan Desert, Karakul Lake, Muztagh Ata Base Camp, and Tashkurgan. The driver Osman also proved to be a steady and attentive driver. In the end, we saw quite a bit more than initially expected. If you are looking for a reliable and professionally run guiding company for traveling in the Xinjiang region then we would highly recommend Imam and his team from Kashgar Guide.

Natalie & Rob from USA & Canada!