10-Day Xinjiang Tours

  • Destinations:Kashgar; Tashkorgan;Kucha; Turapn, Urumqi, Heavenly lake

  • Number of Pax: 4 PAX(Couples)

  • Clients from: USA; England

Day 1
2018-03-29 (Thursday)
Arrive Kashgar
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:B,L,D
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
2018-03-30 (Friday)
Kashgar to Tashkorgan
Hotel:Crown inn (Local best)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Drive 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
We 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 Mountain 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.
You can stop along the way at good spots for photos as much as you like or hiking around Karakul lake for a few hours. Our driver and guide never mind for your many stops or spending time for hiking
Arrive Tashkorgan in the late afternoon and stay overnight
Day 3
2018-03-31 (Saturday)
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 4
2018-04-01 (Sunday)
Explore Kashgar City
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit Grand mosque, Apak Hoja tomb (which is also called Fragrant Concubine Tomb), livestock market, Sunday market and dinner at a local Uighur family countryside of Kashgar.
Explore the rich, endless culture of the Uighurs in Kashgar. First stop is livestock market which happens on every Sunday and people bring their horses, sheep, goats, camels and other livestocks to the market for sale. It provides a great opportunity to take photos of the faces of local people, study traditional local market culture, test-drive a donkey or horse or even make its shoes. Like opening a window, today is a real glimpse into a time lost in the annals of the Silk Road’s past and an opportunity not to be missed.
Later move on to Sunday market main Bazaar which is considered one of the largest market in Central Asia. From fluffy sheepskin hats to rugged camel-hide boots, not to mention beads, buttons and buckets of locals. Everything – including plenty of kitchen sinks – is for sale at this fairytale bazaar. It is the best chance to practice your bargaining skills.
After lunch 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).
Finally 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.
Day 5
2018-04-02 (Monday)
Kashgar To Kucha By Train
Hotel:On the train
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit old city and take train to Kucha afer lunch
After breakfast at the hotel, spend some time in the Kashgar Old Town and have some walking tours through some ancient historical parts; Stop at century-old tea house for a short break and taste local medicinal teas such as those containing rose, saffron, honey and other ingredients.
After lunch take soft sleeper train to Kucha which is about 8-9 hours train journey
Once arrive Kucha in the late evening, our local driver will pick up you and transfer to your hotel. He also helps you to check in.
Day 6
2018-04-03 (Tuesday)
Kucha to Urumqi
Hotel:Meiyu Hotel (4-star)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Visit Tianshan Grand Canyon , fly to Urumqi
After breakfast drive to Tianshan Grand Canyon (also known as Keziliya Grand Canyon) which is about 80Kms from Kucha city (1.5 hour driving distance).
The canyon is attractive not only for its color but also the shapes of the mountain. Today, Tianshan Great Canyon is regarded as one of the ten most beautiful in China.
Drive back to Kucha then take afternoon flight to Urumqi
Our driver from Uruqmi will pick up you from Urumqi airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7
2018-04-04 (Wednesday)
Day Trip to Heavenly Lake
Hotel:
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 8
2018-04-05 (Thursday)
Urumqi to Turpan
Hotel:Local Family in Tuyuq village (basic)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Drive to Turpan after breakfast and visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Toyuq village and Flaming Mountains.
After breakfast, drive on the first-class highway to Turpan for about 2:30-3:00 hours. Once you arrive Turpan first check into the hotel, then we start our wonderful day in Turpan with a visit to the ancient city of Idikut (Gaochang). The city was built in the first Century BC and later became capital of the Idikut (Gaochang) Uighur Kingdom in the 8th Century.We enjoy seeing this ancient city for about 40 minutes 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 tea with a local family in their home. This could be the highlight of your tour today.

On the way back to the hotel we will stop on the roadside for photos of Flaming Mountain 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”.

Day 9
2018-04-06 (Friday)
Turpan to Urumqi
Hotel:Meiyu Hotel (4-star)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: After family breakfast , visit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret . Drive to Urumqi in the afternoon
After typical local Uighur breakfast at the family, you will have chance to walk around the village for a few hours.
We start our tour 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 seeing around the ancient city, we’ll head on to see the world famous Karez 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.”
Later in the afternoon drive to Urumqi
Day 10
2018-04-07 (Saturday)
Urumqi To Your Destination
Hotel:Not included
Meals:B,L,D
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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