10-Day Xinjiang Tours

  • Destinations: Kashgar; Shipton’s Arch; Karakoram Highway; Tashkorgan; Urumqi; Turpan; Heavenly Lake

  • Number of Pax: 2 PAX (couple)

  • Clients from: German

Day 1
2018-09-28 (Friday)
Arrive Kashgar
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:Welcome dinner
Activities: pick you from Kashgar airport and transfer to your hotel
Our professional tour guide and driver will welcome you at Kashgar airport and transfer to your Hotel. Have a good rest after a long flight.
Kashgar, an oasis city in Xinjiang, is one of the westernmost cities of China, located near the borders of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It has a history of over 2,000 years and served as a trading post and strategically important city on the Silk Road between China, the Middle East and Europe.
Day 2
2018-09-29 (Saturday)
Day Trip To Shipton’s Arch
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Driving and hiking up to the Arch.
Shipton’s Arch is the world’s highest natural arch. This imposing, entirely natural structure, rises an amazing 500m/1500ft.
Some walking and climbing is required, this trip is suitable for all ages.
It is about 1.5 hour driving from Kashgar city and about  another 1:20 hours hiking up to the base of the Arch.
Day 3
2018-09-30 (Sunday)
Kashgar to Tashkorgan After Livestock Market
Hotel:Crown inn (Local best)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit livestock market before driving along the KKH, Stop at Opal Village, Oytagh Kunlunshan Colorful mountain range, Gaz Valley and check point, Bulungkol Valley (white sand mountain), Karakul lake and local Kyrgyz family visit
Drive to Livestock market and enjoy there for about one hour, then set out along the Sino – Pakistan Karakorum Highway, on the Pamir plateau (the roof of the world) visit Karakul Lake (3600m above sea level). The lake sits at the foot of the notorious, Muztagh Ata (7546m) and Gongur (7719m) mountains.
‘Muztagh Ata’ means Father of the Ice Mountains and is one of the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world.

Lunch will be at local Kyrgyz family or at the lake side restaurant as your like.
Arrive Tashkorgan in the late afternoon and stay overnight

Day 4
2018-10-01 (Monday)
Tashkorgan to Kashgar
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit Stone Fort, Tajik village, Hike on the Grassland and drive back to Kashgar after lunch
Tashkurgan Tajik autonomous county was once an important hub on the old Silk Road. The area borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan  via the Kunjerab Pass and Wahan Corridor.
After breakfast, you’ll have an opportunity to see the town’s ancient Stone Fort – still standing after 2200 years! ‘Tashkurgan’ is a translation of ‘Stone Fort.’ Later Hike on the grassland next to the Stone Fort.
After lunch, drive back to Kashgar and you can make stops along the way if you like.
Day 5
2018-10-02 (Tuesday)
Explore Kashgar City and take evening flight to Urumqi
Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel (4*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit Apak Hoja Mausoleum (Fragrant concubine tomb), Idkah Mosque, old city and local family dinner;Take evening flight to Urumqi
Explore the rich, endless culture of the Uighurs in Kashgar. After breakfast, spend some time by the Id Kah mosque, the largest mosque in China and marvel at the intricate architecture of Kashgar’s historic Apak Hoja Tomb which is also known as Fragrant concubine tomb).
We visit the Kashgar Old Town and have some walking tours through some ancient historical parts; Stop at a century-old tea house for a short break and taste local medicinal teas such as those containing rose, saffron, honey and other ingredients.
Finally, we conclude our city tour with a dinner at a local family which offers a great opportunity to deeply understand real local life, culture and traditions of local Uighurs.
After Dinner take evening flight to Urumqi , our driver and guide will send you off at Kasghar airport and different driver will pick up you from Urumqi airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 6
2018-10-03 (Wednesday)
Urumqi to Turpan By Fast Speed Train
Hotel:Silk Road Lodges
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Take fast speed train to Turpan after breakfast and visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret
You take a bullet train from Urumqi to Turpan which takes around one hour and arrive at Turpan North Train station where our driver will wait for you with your name on a board. Then start a wonderful day in Turpan with a visit to Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient City which is one of the best preserved ancient cities in China. The ruins of the buildings are divided into temples, civilian dwellings and government offices. Workshops,residential houses and the streets are still visible and time there is a time spent in a long lost world.
After an hour of touring around the ancient city, we’ll drive on to see the world famous Karez Underground Irrigation System, unique to this part of the world. The system is considered as one of the three great projects in China with the other two being the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
Then visit Emin Suliman minaret which is a magnificent combination of ancient Uighur and Islamic architecture. It is the tallest ancient tower in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient minaret in the country. Locals call it “pure tower.”
Day 7
2018-10-04 (Thursday)
Turpan For Whole Day
Hotel:Silk Road Lodges
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Toyuq village and Flaming Mountains
After breakfast We start our exciting day in Turpan with a visit to the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). The city was first built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century. We’ll spend this ancient city for about one hour and then drive to Toyuq village, an old, beautiful and timeless village with a friendly Uighur community. Here we visit several local families and have lunch with a local family in their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.
After lunch we will stop at the Flaming Mountains which people claimed to be the hottest and driest along the silk road that “flying birds even a thousand miles away dare not to come”.
You can have a walk at night Market in the evening at your leisure
Day 8
2018-10-05 (Friday)
Turpan to Urumqi
Hotel:
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: After breakfast drive to Urumqi and Visit Xinjiang Museum in the afternoon
After breakfast drive to Urumqi and arrive by lunch time.
In the afternoon visit Xinjiang Museum which houses an impressive collection of exhibits, covering artifacts and relics from more than 12 minority groups. By this way you have some understanding about Xinjiang and the Silk Road.
Day 9
2018-10-06 (Saturday)
Day Trip to Heavenly Lake
Hotel:Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel (4*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Drive to Heavenly lake and spend a few hours around the lake for Hiking or boating as you like
Our guide and driver see you at the hotel lobby and Leave for Heavenly Lake after breakfast which is 115 kms (71 Miles) over two hours by vehicle. This beautiful and crystal-clear waters of Heavenly Lake is guarded by the Tianshan mountain and once you are at the lake, you will have free time to roam around the lake, simply trekking up the mountains through the various valleys, go for boating or take a cable car (own expense) up to the top of the mountain for full scenery of the lake
Whenever ready drive back to Urumqi and stay overnight.
Day 10
2018-10-07 (Sunday)
Urumqi To Your Destination
Hotel:Not included
Meals:Breakfast
Activities: See you off at Urumqi airport
Today is the last day of your tour with us, so we hope this tour shouldn’t be the last. We strive to make every day of your time with us the one that you’ll always remember and if you’d like to book some other tours please Contact us for more information.

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