7 Days Kashgar Group Tour

7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves, Kuqa
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves, Kuqa
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour
7 Days Kashgar Group Tour

Price Detail: Starting from 5090 RMB per person

Group Size: 2 – 8 Pax

Destinations: Kashgar – Tashkurgan – 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
 30th Mar 5th Apr 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
6th Apr 12 Apr 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
20th Apr 26th Apr 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
27th Apr 3rd May 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
May
4th May 10th May 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
18th May 24th May 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
25th May 31st May 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
June
1st Jun 7th Jun  5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
15th Jun 21th Jun  5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
29th Jun 5th Jul  5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
July
6th Jul 12th Jul 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
13th Jul 19th Jul 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
27th Jul 2nd Aug 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
August
3rd Aug 9th Aug 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
17th Aug 23rd Aug 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
24th Aug 30th Aug 5290 RMB  1090 RMB  – Join
September
31th Aug 6th Sep 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
7th Sep 13th Sep 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
21th Sep 27th Sep 5290 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
October
28th Sep 4th Oct 5490 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
1st Oct 7th Oct 5490 RMB 1090 RMB  – Join
19th Sep 25th Oct 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
November
2nd Nov 8th Nov 5090 RMB 1040 RMB  – Join
Note: Price listed above is based on 2 person in a room

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

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9 Days Xinjiang Group Tour

10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour
10 Days Xinjiang Group Tour

Price Details: Starting from 9,390 RMB p/p

Group Size: 2 to 8 Pax

Kashgar – Hotan – Kashgar

Tour Highlight: Our 9 days Xinjiang group tour suitable for first time visitors to Xinjiang. This tour will take you to historically and strategically important cities along the Silk Road Xinjiang. You will have chance to ride a camel in Taklamakan desert and trek around Karakul Lake on Karakorum Highway. This tour will also expose you to culture and custom of various ethnic groups along the route.

Day 1: Arrival to Urumqi

Attractions: Arrival to Urumqi
Activities: Our guide and driver will meet you at Urumqi Airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel. You will be free rest of the day to rest and explore the area near to your hotel.

Day 2: Urumqi to Turpan then Turpan Tour

Attractions: Kariz Water System, Jiaohe Ancient City, Emin Minaret
Activities: After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with our guide and driver then transferred to Turpan. It is 190 km and takes approximately 2.5 hours depending on the traffic. On the way, you will drive pass Da Ban Cheng, which is the one of the largest wind power stations in China. After arriving in Turpan, you will either check in to your hotel before launching your Turpan tour or straight launch your Turpan tour depending on the season or time you arrive to Turpan. First you will inspect Kariz Underground Water System which is the China’s third most important ancient engineering feat with total length of 3100 miles and dating back more than 2000 years. You will visit one of the natural, non-touristy Kariz spots in Turpan. Your next stop will be Jiaohe Ancient City which is the world’s oldest, largest, and tallest ancient city built of mud. From this ancient city, archaeologists have unearthed many cultural relics and Buddhist scriptures dates back to Tang Dynasty. Your last stop for the day will be Emin Minaret which was built in 1777, it is the largest surviving old tower in Xinjiang. It is the only Islamic tower among the hundred most famous towers in China. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

Day 3: Turpan Tour then Overnight Train to Kashgar

Attractions: Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Ancient Tombs, Tuyuk Village Uyghur Family Visit, Flaming Mountain (non touristy)
Activities: After your breakfast in the hotel, you will start your Turpan tour by visiting Gaochang Ancient City located 47 km east of Turpan. The city was built in the first century B.C. and was a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Afterwards, you will head to Astana Ancient tombs; it is the royal graveyard and the underground museum of Xinjiang where many important scriptures, paintings and mummies have
been discovered. Then you will visit Tuyuk Village where you can observe traditional Uyghur life by visiting Uyghur family and village. Villagers in this village live in traditional homes made of mud brick. You will also visit the non-touristy part of Flaming Mountains which extend 100 km from east to west and are about 10 km wide. In the summer, temperatures reach as high as 80 C and the air flow shimmers above the mountains like a fire. After your tour at Flaming Mountain, you will head to Turpan train station to catch your overnight train to Kashgar.

Day 4: Kashgar Arrival and Kashgar City Tour

Attractions: Apak Hoja Tomb, Eid Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town, Sunday Market, Kashgar Live Stock Market
Activities: Your train arrives Kashgar early in the morning. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel if the rooms are ready. Then you will begin your 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 Islamic architecture. Next, you will head to famous live
animal market, which is one of the biggest in the region where you will see livestock being traded. Then you will continue to Sunday Market, renowned as the biggest in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at Sunday Market except chicken milk and cow’s egg. 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 home must be made in advance). After lunch, you will wander through the winding narrow streets of the historic Kashgar Old Town rubbing shoulders with the 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. 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 Handicraft Street, you will be returned 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 5: Day Tour to Shipton’s Arch

Attractions:  Shipton’s Arch
Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, you will start your Shipton’s Arch tour. Shipton’s Arch is reached by a two-hour drive from Kashgar. This drive includes an hour on the road and an hour of exhilarating off-road riverbed driving followed by a 45 minute walk. On foot we will ascend through steeply walled canyons and over rocky riverbed terrain. This trek also involves climbing a series of ladder placed to make
the scramble to the base of the arch easier. Shipton’s Arch is the tallest natural arch in the world, towering 500 meters high and 100 meters wide, enabling a small airplane to pass through it! Shipton’s Arch is known to the local people as “Tushuk Tagh” which literally translates as “Hole Mountain.” It is among the least known twenty Natural Wonders of the World, and was first documented in 1947 by English mountaineer Eric Shipton, who made it known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. Due to its remote, inaccessible location
within the Kara Tagh (Black Mountain) Range, it was all but forgotten. Only as recently as May 2000, an expedition sponsored by The National Geographic Society rediscovered the arch, marking its position to enable foreign travelers to find it. After the visit to the arch we will return to Kashgar.
Note: This walk is moderately challenging and will require good walking shoes and a moderate level of physical fitness. It is advisable to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and warm clothes as it can be cooler at the arch due to the high altitude (2000m).

Day 6: Kashgar to Karakul Lake then to Tashkurgan

Attractions: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Red Mountain, Corner Lake, Karakul Lake
Activities: Karakorum Highway is renowned as the highest paved border crossing in the world and regarded as one of the most beautiful highways. Our scenic drive will bring us first to Opal Village, a 1-hour drive from Kashgar. Hereyou may photograph village life and traditional activities like bread making, and Uyghur food stalls. Half an hour’s drive beyond will bring us to Oytagh Red Mountain, to a valley framed
by multi-colored mountains topped by snow-capped peaks. Corner Lake (BulungKul) is next, a tranquil shallow lake affording spectacular photographic opportunities with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Before continuing our road trip to Tashkurgan, where we will pause at Karakul Lake, 3600 meters above sea level, located between Mt. Muztagh Ata (7546 meters) and Mt. Kongur (7719 meters). These are reputed to be 2 of the 6 most beautiful mountains in the world. During your time at Karakul Lake, you can have your lunch in a Kirgiz yurt or picnic by the lake if you have purchased fruit, kebab and bread from Opal village. Then you can either ride a horse or camel around the lake or trek around the Karakul Lake depending on the month or season you travel, trekking the whole lake takes approximately 4 hours on average. Then we will continue to Tashkurgan that is where we will spend the night.

Day 7: Tashkurgan Tour

Attractions: Tashkurgan Stone Fort, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan 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 depending on month and season of the year. In summer, locals put up tents and serve lunch and dinner for tourists in the grassland. Last but not least, you will visit Tashkurgan cultural and custom museum that is where you can learn about Tajik culture and customs.

Day 8: Tashkurgan to Kashgar

Attractions: Karakul Lake, Karakorum Highway, Kashgar
Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, you will head down to Kashgar. On the way, you will stop at Karakul Lake one more time to enjoy the view and take some more memories back home. Whatever you’ve missed on your previous visit,as the weather is very changeable at Karakul Lake, you can make up for before heading down to Kashgar. Once you are done with your visit at Karakul Lake, then you will head down to Kashgar, on the way you are more than welcome to make more photo stops.

Day 9: Kashgar Airport See Off

Attractions: Kashgar Airport See Off
Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will take you to Kashgar Airport for your next destination. End of our service.
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Price P/P Single Supplement Booked Availability
April
28th Mar 5th Apr 9390 RMB 1380RMB  – Join
18th Apr 26th Apr 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
25th Apr 3rd May 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
May
1st May 9th May 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
16th May 24th May 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
23th May 31st May 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
June
6th Jun 14th Jun  9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
20th Jun 28th Jun  9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
27th Jun 5th Jul  9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
July
4th Jul 12th Jul 9730 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
11th Jul 19th Jul 9730 RMB  1590 RMB  – Join
25th Jul 2nd Aug 9730 RMB  1590 RMB  – Join
August
1st Aug 9th Aug 9730 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
8th Aug 16th Aug 9730 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
22nd Aug 30th Aug 9730 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
September
29th Aug 6th Sep 9730 RMB  1590 RMB  – Join
5th Sep 13th Sep 9730 RMB  1590 RMB  – Join
19th Sep 27th Sep 9730 RMB  1590 RMB  – Join
October
28th Sep 6th Oct 9930 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
30th Sep 8th Oct 9930 RMB 1590 RMB  – Join
10th Oct 18th Oct 9390 RMB 1380 RMB  – Join
Note: Price listed above is based on 2 person in a room

Price Include

Air conditioned car/van as per the group size

English Speaking Uyghur guides

4 star hotels with breakfast

Crown Inn Hotel or other similar rated

Entrance fee

Turpan to Kashgar train (soft sleeper bed)

All the expenses of guide and driver

3 meals and 1 breakfast

Price doesn’t include

Meals

Tip for the guide and driver

11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang

11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang
11 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Dunhuang

Price Details: Starting from 14,570 RMB p/p

Group Size: 2 to 8 Pax

Kashgar – Hotan – Kashgar

Tour Highlight: Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar Airport before transferring you to your hotel. You will be free rest of the day to rest and explore the areas near to your hotel

Day 1: Kashgar Arrival

Attractions: Kashgar Arrival
Activities: Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar Airport before transferring you to your hotel. You will be free rest of the day to rest and explore the areas near to your hotel.

Day 2: Kashgar City Tour

Attractions: Apak Hoja Tomb, Eid Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town, Sunday Market, Kashgar Live Stock Market
Activities: You will meet with your guide and driver after your breakfast at your hotel. Then you will begin your Kashgar city tour by visiting Apak Hoja Tomb, also known as the “fragrant concubine tomb”. This is a very tranquil place and a beautiful example of Uyghur Islamic architecture. Next, you will head to famous live animal market, which is one of the biggest in the region where you will see livestock
being traded. Then you will continue to Sunday Market, renowned as the biggest in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at Sunday Market except chicken milk and cow’s egg. 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 home must be made in advance). After lunch, you will wander through the winding narrow streets of the historic Kashgar Old Town rubbing shoulders with the 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. 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 Handicraft Street, you will be returned 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, Red Mountain, Corner Lake, Karakul Lake
Activities: Karakorum Highway is renowned as the highest paved border crossing in the world and regarded as one of the most beautiful highways. Our scenic drive will bring us first to Opal Village, a 1-hour drive from Kashgar. Here you may photograph village life and traditional activities like bread making, and Uyghur food stalls. Half an hour’s drive beyond will bring us to Oytagh Red Mountain, to a valley framed
by multi-colored mountains topped by snow-capped peaks. Corner Lake (BulungKul) is next, a tranquil shallow lake affording spectacular photographic opportunities with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Before continuing our road trip to Tashkurgan, where we will pause at Karakul Lake, 3600 meters above sea level, located between Mt. Muztagh Ata (7546 meters) and Mt. Kongur (7719 meters). These are reputed to be 2 of the 6 most beautiful mountains in the world. During your time at Karakul Lake, you will have your lunch in a Kirgiz yurt or picnic by the lake if you have purchased fruit, kebab and bread from Opal village. Then you can either ride a horse or camel around the lake or trek around the Karakul Lake depending on the month or season you travel, trekking the whole lake takes approximately 4 hours on average. Then you will continue to Tashkurgan that is where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Tashkurgan Tour then back to Kashgar

Attractions: Tashkurgan Stone Fort, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan 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 depending on month and season of the year. In summer, locals put up tents and serve lunch and dinner for tourists in the grassland. Last but not least, you will visit Tashkurgan cultural and custom museum that is where you can learn about Tajik culture and customs. After the museum visit, you will head back to Kashgar. You are more than welcome to do photo stops along the way.

Day 5: Day Tour to Shipton’s Arch then Overnight Train to Kucha

Attractions: Shipton’s Arch
Activities: After the breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Shipton’s Arch which considered to be one of the tallest natural arch in the World. 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. 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, you will follow the same trail back to the car/van and return to Kashgar. You will then take evening overnight train to Kuqa.

Day 6: Kucha Arrival and Kucha Tour

Attractions: Kucha Mosque, Subash Ancient City, Beacon Tower
Activities: Your train to Kucha arrives early in the morning. Depending on your arrival, we will either include or don’t include hotel for this morning. After the breakfast, you will start your Kucha tour by visiting Kucha Grand Mosque which located in the north of the old city of Kucha County. It is the second largest mosque in the area after the Id Kah Mosque. The construction of the mosque, which
even has its own religious court, was started in 1922. Kuqa Grand Mosque is the center of religious activities in Kucha. Next visit Subashi Ancient City which was also an ancient capital city of Qiuci Kingdom dates back to 4th Century AD. Tourist can still see the ruins of halls, towers, houses, pagodas and monasteries. The Beacon Tower is located in the northwest of Kuqa County, about 12 km away from the town. The tower was the bulwark of a warning alarm system against enemy attacks. After the Beacon Tower visit, you will return to Kucha.

Day 7: Kucha Tour then Overnight Train to Turpan

Attractions: Tianshan Grand Canyon, Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves
Activities: You will start your tour after the breakfast, first you will visit Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves, which is the one of the four biggest groups of grottoes in China. 75 of the caves are still intact with well-preserved frescoes.The Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves were amongst the earliest large-scale grotto-type temples built. The special grotto structures, the themes of the murals and artistic styles reflect the
Buddhist faith of ancient Qiuci. Next you will visit Tianshan Grand Canyon, also known as the Kezilya Grand Canyon. It is located 64 km away from Kuqa town in the southern foothills of the Tianshan Mountain Range. It runs east to north for about 5.5 km and has an average altitude of 1600 m. This natural wonder was formed by erosion resulting from wind and rain. Then, you will return to Kucha and take your overnight train to Turpan.

Day 8: Turpan Arrival then Turpan Tour

Attractions: Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Ancient Tombs, Tuyuk Village, Flaming Mountain (non touristy)
Activities: You will arrive to Turpan then have your breakfast; you will start your Turpan tour by visiting Gaochang Ancient City located 47 km east of Turpan. The city was built in the first century B.C. and was a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Afterwards, you will head to Astana Ancient tombs; it is the royal graveyard and the underground museum of Xinjiang where many important scriptures, paintings and
mummies have been discovered. Then you will visit Tuyuk Village where you can observe traditional Uyghur life by visiting Uyghur family and village. Villagers in this village live in traditional homes made of mud brick. You will also visit the non-touristy part of Flaming Mountains which extend 100 km from east to west and are about 10 km wide. In the summer, temperatures reach as high as 80 C and the air flow shimmers above the mountains like a fire. After your tour at Flaming Mountain, you will return to your hotel.

Day 9: Turpan Tour

Attractions: Kariz Water System, Jiaohe Ancient City, Emin Minaret
Activities: After breakfast at your hotel, you will start your tour by visiting Kariz Underground Water System which is the China’s third most important ancient engineering feat with total length of 3100 miles and dating back more than 2000 years. You will visit one of the natural,non-touristy Kariz spots in Turpan. Your next stop will be Jiaohe Ancient City which is the world’s oldest, largest, and tallest ancient city built of mud.
From this ancient city, archaeologists have unearthed many cultural relics and Buddhist scriptures dates back to Tang Dynasty. Your last stop for the day will be Emin Minaret which was built in 1777, it is the largest surviving old tower in Xinjiang. It is the only Islamic tower among the hundred most famous towers in China. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

Day 10: Turpan to Dunhuang Express Train then Dunhuang Tour

Attractions: Yumen Pass, Han Great Wall, Shazhou Night Market
Activities: You will arrive to Dunhuang early in the morning then transferred to Dunhuang. After your breakfast, you will start your Dunhuang tour. The first sight you will visit will be Yumen Pass which is located 80 km Northwest of Dunhuang. Yumen Pass used to be an important pass where the Caravan’s used to pass. Then you will visit Han Great Wall which is situated 5 km west of Yumen Pass. It was built by Han Wudi
as a defense wall against Western Region. It is considered as one of the oldest sections of Great Wall. After the tour, you will return to Dunhuang. In the evening, you will visit Shazhou Night Market which is one of the biggest and famous night Market in Dunhuang. You will have option to have your dinner in the Shazhou Market or just stroll around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Day 11: Dunhuang Tour then Fly Out

Attractions: Crescent Lake and Singing Sand Dunes, Mogao Caves
Activities: You will start today’s tour by visiting the Crescent Lake, an amazingly blue colored lake located between two huge sand dunes in the desert. The Echoing-Sand Mountain is also a popular site drawing many local and foreign tourists who climband slide down the giant sand dune. The dune gets its name from the sounds produced by the wind, ranging from a roar during strong winds to
sweet musical sounds during a light breeze. Your tour continued by visiting Mogao Caves. The Mogao Caves is the world’s largest and best-preserved treasure house of Buddhist scriptures, murals and architectural design. Dating from 366 AD, 492 caves have survived, of which 30 are open to the public. Early in the last century, a Taoist monk named Wang Yuanlu discovered a walled up cave in the grottoes containing thousands of manuscripts dating from 406 to 1002 AD. The hoard included the world’s earliest printed book, the Diamond Sutra and other Confucian, Taoist and Nestorian Christian works as well records of government and private transactions. After the tour you will be taken to Dunhuang Airport or train station to to your onward journey to next destination. End of services!
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Price P/P Single Supplement Booked Availability
April
30th Mar 9th Apr 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
6th Apr 16th Apr 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
20th Apr 30th Apr 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
May
27th Apr 7th May 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
18th May 28th May 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
25th May 4th June 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
June
1st June 11th Jun 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
15th Jun 25th June 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
22nd Jun 2nd Jul 14,570 RMB 2,370 RMB Join
July
29th Jun 9th Jul 15,190 RMB 2,580 RMB Join
6th Jul 16th Jul 15,190 RMB  2,580 RMB Join
20th Jul 30th Jul 15,190 RMB  2,580 RMB Join
August
3th Aug 13th Aug 15,190 RMB 2,580 RMB Join
10th Aug 20th Aug 15,190 RMB 2,580 RMB Join
24th Aug 3rd Sep 15,190 RMB 2,580 RMB Join
September
31st Aug 10th Sep 15,190 RMB 2,580 RMB Join
Note: Price listed above is based on 2 person in a room

Price Include

Air conditioned car/van as per group size

English Speaking local guides

4 star hotels with breakfast

Crown Inn Hotel in Tashkurgan or other similar ranked hotel

Entrance fee

Kashgar to Kucha Overnight soft sleeper train, Kucha to Turpan overnight soft sleeper train, Turpan to Dunhuang day express train

3 meals in local’s house (two in Kashgar and one in Turpan)

Price doesn’t include

Meals

Tip for the guide and driver

12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang

12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang

12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang
12 Days Xinjiang Group Tour with Northern Xinjiang

Price Details: Starting from 13,980 RMB p/p

Group Size: 2 to 8 Pax

Kashgar – Hotan – Kashgar

Tour Highlight: Our guide and driver will meet you at Urumqi Airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel. You will be free rest of the day to rest and explore the area near to your hotel.

Day 1: Arrival to Urumqi

Attractions: Arrival to Urumqi
Activities: Our guide and driver will meet you at Urumqi Airport then transfer you to your comfort hotel. You will be free rest of the day to rest and explore the area near to your hotel.

Day 2: Urumqi to Turpan then Turpan Tour

Attractions:  Kariz Water System, Jiaohe Ancient City, Emin Minaret
Activities: After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with our guide and driver then transferred to Turpan. It is 190 km and takes approximately 2.5 hours driving depending on the traffic. On the way, you will drive pass Da Ban Cheng, which is the one of the largest wind power station in China. After arriving in Turpan, you will either check in to your hotel before launching your Turpan tour or straight
launch your Turpan tour depending on the season or time you arrive to Turpan. You will start your tour by visiting Kariz Underground Water System which is the China’s third most important ancient engineering feat with total length of 3100 miles and dating back more than 2000 years. You will visit one of the natural, non-touristy Kariz spots in Turpan. Your next stop will be Jiaohe Ancient City which is the world’s oldest, largest, and tallest ancient city built of mud. From this ancient city, archaeologists have unearthed many cultural relics and Buddhist scriptures dates back to Tang Dynasty. Your last stop for the day will be Emin Minaret which was built in 1777, it is the largest surviving old tower in Xinjiang. It is the only Islamic tower among the hundred most famous towers in China. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

Day 3: Turpan Tour then Back to Urumqi

Attractions:  Gaochang Ancient City, Astana Ancient Tombs, Tuyuk Village Uyghur Family Visit, Flaming Mountain (non touristy)
Activities: After your breakfast in your hotel, you will start your Turpan tour by visiting Gaochang Ancient City located 47 km east of Turpan. The city was built in the first century B.C. and was a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Afterwards, you will head to Astana Ancient tombs; it is the royal graveyard and the underground museum of Xinjiang where many important scriptures, paintings and mummies
have been discovered. Then you will visit Tuyuk Village where you can observe traditional Uyghur life by visiting Uyghur family and village. Villagers in this village live in traditional homes made of mud brick. You will also visit the non-touristy part of Flaming Mountains which extend 100 km from east to west and are about 10 km wide. In the summer, temperatures reach as high as 80 C and the air flow shimmers above the mountains like a fire. After your tour at Flaming Mountain, you will head back to Urumqi.

Day 4: Urumqi to Kanas Morning Flight then Kanas Tour

Attractions:  Fish Observation Pavilion, Moon Bay, Immortal Bay, Dragon Bay
Activities: After early breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will take you to Urumqi airport for your flight to Kanas. Urumqi to Kanas is only 1 hour flight.  After arriving Kanas Airport, you will then take airport shuttle to Jia Ding Yu (70 km) and check in to your comfort hotel. Jia DingYu is a place 38 km to  Kanas scenic area, to perverse the environment, most hotels and restaurants are
located in JiaDingYu. After check in to the hotel, then change scenic shuttle heading to Kanas Lake (35km). On the way (or way back) stop at moon bay, dragon bay, and immortal bay.  All these 3 bays are formed by the lake water flowing in strange geography. Kanas Scenic Area is approved by UN as one of the pure preserved nature land. It has different kind of trees, blue water river, and white Kazak Yurts to keep your mind away from noisy city life.  After lunch, you will take scenic shuttle bus to arrive fish observation pavilion, beautiful Zig Zag mountain road takes 25 minutes to destination, then more than thousand steps of wood staircase brings you to the top of the mountain where you stand on top of the mountain, you can have lakes birds view from the top. After fish pavilion take the shuttle back to JiadingYu.

Day 5: Kanas Tour

Attractions:  boat tour, Tuwa house visiting, trekking.
Activities: After early breakfast in the hotel take shuttle heading to Kanas Lake again (35 km takes one hour). Kanas have Tuwa and Kazak people, both are nomads and lives in the yurt. Tuwa people are one of the tribe’s of Mongol ethnic group, and they regard themselves as decedents of Ghangizhan. You will have chance to visit Tuwa people’s house and taste their milk tea, try their butter, and listen to their special
music. You will also have option to ride horse and water drift in the river. According to your interest and your physical strength you can choose accordingly. After lunch, trekking alongside lake on the nice wooden paved track. This quiet and beautiful narrow track alongside the lake let’s you experience the wild flowers grown along the lake. Here you can trek from 2 to 4 hours depending on your interest. Or take a boat tour in the lake for about 30 to 40 minutes. After the lake tour, then you will take the shuttle to head back to your hotel in Jiadingyu.
Note: price quoted above only includes entrance fee, any additional service doesn’t included on the quote.

Day 6: Kanas to Urumqi then to Kashgar Flight

Attractions: Kanas to Urumqi then to Kashgar Flight

Activities: Depending on your flight, you will take the shuttle to Kanas Airport for your flight to Kashgr via Urumqi. Upon your arrival to Kashgar, you will be greeted by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be on your own to explore the areas’s near to your hotel.

Day 7: Kashgar City Tour

Attractions: Apak Hoja Tomb, Eid Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town, Sunday Market, Kashgar Live Stock Market
Activities: You will begin your Kashgar city tour by visiting Apak Hoja Tomb, also known as the “fragrant concubine tomb”. This is a very tranquil place and a beautiful example of Uyghur Islamic architecture.Next, you will head to famous live animal market, which is one of the biggest in the region where you will see livestock being traded. Then you will continue to Sunday Market, renowned
as the biggest in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at Sunday Market except chicken milk and cow’s egg. 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 home must be made in advance). After lunch, you will wander through the winding narrow streets of the historic Kashgar Old Town rubbing shoulders with the 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. 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 Handicraft Street, you will be returned 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 8: Day Tour to Shipton’s Arch

Attractions: Shipton’s Arch
Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, you will start your Shipton’s Arch tour. Shipton’s Arch is reached by a two-hour drive from Kashgar. This drive includes an hour on the road and an hour of exhilarating off-road riverbed driving followed by a 45 minute walk. On foot we will ascend through steeply walled canyons and over rocky riverbed terrain. This trek also involves climbing a series of ladders placed to make
the scramble to the base of the arch easier. Shipton’s Arch is the tallest natural arch in the world, towering 500 meters high and 100 meters wide, enabling a small airplane to pass through it. Shipton’s Arch is known to the local people as “Tushuk Tagh” which literally translates as “Hole Mountain.” It is among the least known twenty Natural Wonders of the World, and was first documented in 1947 by English mountaineer Eric Shipton, who made it known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. Due to its remote, inaccessible location within the Kara Tagh (Black Mountain) Range, it was all but forgotten. Only as recently as May 2000, an expedition sponsored by The National Geographic Society rediscovered the arch, marking its position to enable foreign travelers to find it. After the visit to the arch you will return to Kashgar and your hotel.
Note: This walk is moderately challenging and will require good walking shoes and a moderate level of physical fitness.  It is advisable to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and warm clothes as it can be cooler at the arch due to the high altitude (2000m).

Day 9: Free Day

Attractions:  Free Day
Activities: You will have day off today to relax. You can either stay in Kashgar city or do walking tour of Kashgar Old Town on your own pace. Or do some cultural or adventural tour outside Kashgar city based on your interest. For the tip, you can speak with your travel consultant or local guide during the tour.

Day 10: Kashgar to Karakul Lake then to Tashkurgan

Attractions: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Red Mountain, Corner Lake, Karakul Lake
Activities: Karakorum Highway is renowned as the highest paved border crossing in the or ld and regarded as one of the most beautiful highways. Our scenic drive will bring us first to Opal Village, a 1-hour drive from Kashgar. Here you may photograph village life and traditional activities like bread making, and Uyghur food stalls. Half an hour’s drive beyond will bring us to Oytagh Red Mountain, to a valley framed
by multi-colored mountains topped by snow-capped peaks. Corner Lake (BulungKul) is next, a tranquil shallow lake affording spectacular photographic opportunities with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Before continuing our road trip to Tashkurgan, where we will pause at Karakul Lake, 3600 meters above sea level, located between Mt. Muztagh Ata (7546 meters) and Mt. Kongur (7719 meters). These are reputed to be 2 of the 6 most beautiful mountains in the world. During your time at Karakul Lake, you can have your lunch in a Kirgiz yurt or picnic by the lake if you have purchased fruit, kebab and bread from Opal village. Then you can either ride a horse or camel around the lake or trek around the Karakul Lake depending on the month or season you travel, trekking the whole lake takes approximately 4 hours on average. Then we will continue to Tashkurgan that is where you will spend the night.

Day 11: Tashkurgan Tour then back to Kashgar

Attractions: Tashkurgan Stone Fort, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan 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 depending on month and season of the year. In summer, locals put up tents and serve lunch and dinner for tourists in the grassland. Last but not least, you will visit Tashkurgan cultural and custom museum that is where you can learn about Tajik culture and customs. After the visit at the museum, you will slowly head back to Kashgar. On the way, you will more than welcome to stop by Karakul Lake if you wish to do so before continuing to drive back to Kashgar. You are also free to do photo stops on the way back. Once you are in Kashgar.

Day 12: Kashgar Airport See Off

Attractions: Kashgar Airport See Off
Activities: After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will take you to Kashgar Airport for your flight to your next destination.
Tour Start Date Tour End Date Price P/P Single Supplement Booked Availability
May
21st May 1st June 13980 RMB 1990 RMB Join
June
4th June 15th June 13980 RMB 1990 RMB Join
11th June 22th June 13980 RMB 1990 RMB Join
18th June 29th June 13980 RMB 1990 RMB Join
July
2nd July 13th July 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
9th July 20th July 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
23rd July 3rd Aug 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
Aug
6th Aug 17th Aug 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
13th Aug 24th Aug 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
20th Aug 31th Aug 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
Sep
27th Aug 7th Sep 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
3rd Sep 14th Sep 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
10th Sep 21st Sep 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
17th Sep 28th Sep 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
24th Sep 5th Oct 16,080 RMB 2780 RMB Join
29th Sep 10th Sep 16,080 RMB 2780 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, shuttle bus at Kanas (transport in Kanas part of the trip will be shuttle bus)

English Speaking Uyghur guides

4 star hotels with breakfast

Crown Inn Hotel in Tashkurgan or other similar ranked hotel

Entrance fee as per the program

Urumqi to Kanas flight, Kanas  to Urumqi flight, Urumqi to Kashgar flight

All the expenses of guide and driver

3 meals (one in Turpan, other two in Kashgar)

Price doesn’t include

Meals

Tip for the guide and driver