5-Days Kashgar Highlights

  • Tour Code: KST03

  • Destinations:Kashgar; Karakoram Highway; Karakul Lake; Old city; Dawakul Desert

  • Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the old city, livestock market, grand mausoleum and the rich culture of Kashgar.
  • Experience a memorable hike around the Karakul Lake.
  • Experience one of the most lively Sunday Bazzar on the Silk Road.
  • Explore the culture, history and see the real life of Kashgar in the Old City.
  • Experience the vastness of the second largest shifting Desert Of Teklimakan in the World.

Day 1
Arrive in Kashgar
Activities: Warmly welcome you at 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
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 Mountains and is one of the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world. Return by late afternoon to Kashgar.
Day 3
Explore Kashgar city
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 enjoy the famous livestock market which happens only on every Sunday and people bring their horses, sheep, goats, camels,cows, bulls and other livestocks to the market from all the directions for sale. It provides a great opportunity to take photos of the faces of local people, enjoy the traditional local market culture, test-drive a donkey or a 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 visit the Grand 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 enjoy the Old Town of Kashgar by walk. walking is the best way to see and understand the ancient historical parts,streets,handicraft workshops and many more;enjoy a century-old Kashgar tea house’s atmoshpere for a short break. sitting by the locals and try various medicinal teas such as those containing rose, saffron, honey and many other ingredients.
Finally wrap up our city tour with a dinner at a local family which offers a great opportunity to deeply understand real local life of uighurs.
Day 4
Day trip to Dawakol desert
Activities: Day trip to Dawakol deseret

Dawakul is a perfect desert experience if you’re short on time. Corner of sand dunes of the Taklimakan Desert,only a couple of hours drive from Kashgar. Camel rides and dune buggies are available.
If you decide to make a day-trip, the desert is only 160m (100miles) from Kashgar city. Start at 8:00am (local time), we drive through lovely villages and arrive after 2 hours. Then you will have enough time to ride Camels or go for walk on the sand, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mother Nature.
There is a famous lake by the desert named Dakul Lake, which means the lake can ‘cure sickness’. In this area local people try to cure their illnesses by covering themselves in hot sand. After riding Camels or have more fun in the desert, swim in the Lake would be the most memorable and relaxing at the end of an exciting day. You can easily extend this trip for as long as you feel.
Day 5
Kashgar to your next destination
Activities: see you off at Kashgar airport

Today is the last day of your tour,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 welcome 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, in the event of tour’s cost is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of service.

Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct

Pax 3* 4* 5*
1 Pax 7042 7322 7658
2 Pax 3995 4144 4312
3 Pax 3253 3393 3561
4-6 Pax 2950 2947 3115
Single
Supplement
550 660 792
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax 3* 4* 5*
1 Pax 6062 6258 6482
2 Pax 3514 3612 3724
3 Pax 2856 2954 3066
4-6 Pax 2492 2590 2702
Single
Supplement
495 572 660
Based on Chinese RMB

Featured Hotels

  • Following is the hotel lists we will book for the tour at different standards based on your requests; these hotels have been rated by our clients in the past years. If you have any more requests for different hotels. you can always let us know and we will try our best to meet your demands.
    If 4-5 star hotels are not available in some areas, we will book the local best hotels.

3-star Hotel list

Destination Hotel Name
Kashgar Qinibagh Hotel (3* buidling)

4-star Hotel list

Destination Hotel Name
Kashgar Qinibagh Hotel (4* buidling)

5-star Hotel list

Destination Hotel Name
Kashgar Yue Xing Jin Jiang International Hotel

Service Includes

  • Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
  • Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary (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 sports or boating Etc.

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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