5-Day Kashgar Highlights Tours

  • Tour Code: KST08

  • Destinations:Kashgar; Karakoram Highway; Karakul Lake; Old city; Grand Mosque; Apak Hoja Tomb; Shipton’s Arch;

  • Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Admire the stunning views around while hiking Karakol Lake.
  • Enjoy stunning sceneries along the Karakorom Highway with Kyrgiz people’s cultures.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea in a century old teahouse.
  • Challenging 4-5 hours hike to the biggest natural Arch in China.
  • Explore the culture, history and see the real life of Kashgar in the Old City.

Day 1
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
Day Trip to Karakul Lake
Hotel:Qinibagh Royal Hotel (5*)
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Drive along the KKH, Stop at Opal Village, Oytagh Kunlunshan Colorful mountain range, Gaz check point and the Valley, 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 Mountains and is one the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world. Return by late afternoon to Kashgar.
Day 3
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), Old city walking tours, livestock market, Sunday market and dinner at a local Uighur family
Explore the rich, endless culture of the Uighurs in Kashgar. First visit livestock market which happens on every Sunday and people bring their horses, sheep, goats, camels,cows,bulls,yaks and donkeys 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).
We’ll also spend time in 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 many other ingredients.
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 4
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 suits for all ages.
It is about 1.5 hour driving from Kashgar city and another 1:20 hours hiking up to the base of the Arch.
Day 5
Kashgar To Your Next Destination
Hotel:Not included
Meals:Breakfast
Activities: See you off at Kashgar airport
Today is the last day of your tour with us, so we hope this 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

Tour price

  • Following is our price lists, it is always better to keep all the services as standard as possible for the tours. However, if tour is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of services.

Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 6830
2 Pax 3821
3 Pax 3168
4-6 Pax 2733
Single
Supplement
578
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 5887
2 Pax 3350
3 Pax 2721
4-6 Pax 2371
Single
Supplement
495
Based on Chinese RMB

Service Includes

  • Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
  • Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
  • Hotels as listed above(one room shared by two people)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for the sights as listed in the program (including shuttle bus)
  • Expenses of the guides, drivers and vehicles (Accommodation and meals for guide and driver; Highway fee, oil and parking fees for the car)
  • Visa support

Service excludes

  • Tips for the guides and drivers
  • Beverages
  • Arrival and Departure flights
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal excursions like horse or camel riding at the spots or boating Etc.
Notes on the Hotel

Qinibagh Royal Hotel

On this tour, We suggested Qinibgh Royal Hotel in Kashgar city which has a great location and nice courtyard with trees.
This hotel is located in the old part of Kashgar, so it is only a few minutes walking distance to old city and 5-10 minutes walking to the city center.
It is very convenient for you have some nice walking in old streets or shopping when you have free time.

Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel

Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel is the 5-star standard hotel in Kashgar which is located about 4Kms from City center.
This hotel is very nice hotel with comfortable beds and good service. If you think the location is fine with you, we can replace this hotel instead of Qinibagh Hotel.
Price for the tour is the same as above.

Other hotel options

Radisson Blu Hotel

This hotel is considered the best Hotel in Kashgar, located about 5kms from city center. the location is not great, but the hotel is nice. So if you don’t mind the location of this hotel, we can change the hotel to this one. The extra cost is 400 Yuan per person from 1st May till 31st October.

Trip Notes

  • Here is some notes for above tour. If you want to make any changes according to your personal request , please let us know , one of our tour specialist will tailor make your tour just for your needs

1. Accommodation

  • —Different types of Hotels are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region.
    —Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at the hotels listed above
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities
    –If you have any special requests for your hotels, please let us know, our travel experts will try to meet your requests and find out the perfect one for you.

2. Meals

  • Breakfast is usually at the hotels. Lunch and dinners will be provided at good conditioned, clean local restaurants or tourist restaurants.
    You can also taste authentic local dishes of different minorities along the Silk Road.
    sometime also arrange local family meals wherever it is possible to let you deeply understand local life and culture. You would also to join cooking if you like.

3. Transportation

  • Air-conditioned good conditioned vehicles for whole land transportation including Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing.

4. Drivers and Car Types

  • All of our tour guides are very experienced and helpful, who create unique and unforgettable experiences to share with you.
    Our tours include excellent English-speaking local tour guides in each destination, so they don’t travel with you on the trains or flights. But our driver/guide always pick up you from railway stations or airports with “your name” on a welcome board.

    All of our drivers are experienced licensed tourism drivers who are very helpful, friendly and easy going.
    We provide the following cars for the tour:
    1. 1-2 PAX: Sedan, SUV or MPV
    2. 3-5 PAX: MPV
    3. 6-8 PAX: 13-15-Seater minibus
    4. 9-10 PAX: 17-22 Seater Minibus
    5. 11 or more PAX: 33 seater or bigger coaches.

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