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4-Night Kashgar Tour of Xinjiang

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    What to Expect
    Day 1: Arrive in Kashgar

    Your guide will pick up from Kashgar airport and transfer to your hotel.

    Day 2: Explore Kashgar city

    Explore rich culture of the Uighurs in Kashgar. First, visit Livestock market which is the most interesting and traditional part of the Sunday market. Then, continue on to the largest bazaar in Central Asia at the Kashgar Sunday Main Bazaar. Later, spend time by Id Kah mosque, the largest mosque in China, and marvel at the intricate architecture of Kashgar’s historic Apak hoja tomb. You will also spend time in Kashgar old town and have dinner with a local Uighur family.

    Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel

    Day 3: Kashgar to Karakul Lake and stay at a local family yurt

    Today set out along the Sino-Pakistan Karakorum Highway on Pamir Plateau (the roof of the world) where you will see colorful Oytagh Kunlunshan Mountain range and Bulungkol Valley (White Sand Mountain) before visiting Karakul Lake (11,811f/3600m above sea level). The lake sits at the feet of the notorious, Muztagh Ata (24758f/7546m) and Gongur (25,3235f/7719m) Mountains. "Muztagh Ata" means Father of the Ice Mountain and is one the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world. Travelers from around the world visit here to experience the live of its own, which is why you must spend the night in a yurt of a local Kyrgyz family.

    Accommodation: Yurt

    Day 4: Karakul Lake to Tashkorgan

    After breakfast, hike around Karakul lake. You can visit local villages and homes of local residents before driving to Tashkorgan after lunch. Cross through Subash Pass, from where, you can see more beautiful views of the valley and majestic peaks of Muztagh Ata and Konger. If you prefer, your driver and guide will make a stop at Tagharma Village surrounded by beautiful grassland and colorful trees for you to visit a local Tajik family before arriving in Tashkorgan in late afternoon to enjoy some personal free time. Tashkorgan, used to be an important hub on the old Silk Road, is an area borders Pakistan and Afghanistan with Kunjerab Pass connecting them.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Crown Inn Hotel

    Day 5: Tashkorgan to Kashgar/depart

    Visit Stone Fort, Tajik Village, Prairies, Tashkorgan Museum, and then drive back Kashgar. After breakfast, you will have an opportunity to see the ancient stone fort of the town, Tashkurgan, which is still standing after 1,800 years! Then, walk around Tajik neighborhoods and pay a visit to local Tajik families living in this historic town. After lunch, drive back Kashgar and you will be transferred to Kashgar Airport where this 5-day tour concludes.
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    Reviewed 24 July 2018

    Our guide was Alim! And he was epic! We had safe drivers, reliable journey, they answered all our questions (there was a lot!)...so many super cool sites and aspects of the Kashgar culture. Loved it on this tour...I really dont know if I could have...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank richardforbes03
    Reviewed 25 June 2017

    Thank you, UIGHUR TOURS, for a wonderful few days! Having always dreamt of visiting this area of Silk Road and Marco Polo fame, we were absolutely not disappointed! Xinjiang is a very different part of China, a blend of the Orient and Central Asia. Kashgar...More

    Date of experience: May 2017
    Thank Janet D
    Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

    This trip is a last minute one for my husband and I and we did not have a lot of time to plan. We usually do not engage a tour company as we like to plan things ourselves but this time, we made an exception....More

    Date of experience: March 2017
    Thank xally85
    Reviewed 17 September 2016

    This was a private 'Silk Road Tour' by my wife and myself for a total of about 2 weeks traveling to Kashgar (1 week), Dunhuang (2 days) and X'ian (3 days), all expertly arranged by Ali of Uighur Tours. We had chosen his tour company...More

    Date of experience: August 2016
    Thank wildevos
    Reviewed 3 August 2016

    Just returned from a 4 day tour of Kashgar, Karakol Lake, and Tashkorgan organized by Ali. It was a great experience and everything went without any problems. Treking around Karakol Lake and Muztagh Ata mountain was truly spectacular scenery and a wonderful local experience to...More

    Date of experience: July 2016
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