Welcome to Kashgar


In recent years, modernity has swept through Kashgar, bringing waves of Han migrant workers and huge swathes of the old city have been bulldozed in the name of ‘progress’. Only a tiny section of the 'real' Old Town remains today, and is unlikely to survive for much longer.

Yet, in the face of these changes, the spirit of Kashgar lives on. Uyghur craftsmen and artisans still hammer and chisel away as they have done for centuries, traders haggle over deals in the boisterous bazaars and donkey carts still trundle their way through the narrow alleyways. Do not miss the city's Sunday livestock market, which remains a fascinating sight, no matter how many tour buses roll up.


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$412 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Kashgar and Tashkorgan Private Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Discover the charms of the Kashgar City (L)Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 10:00am in your Kashgar hotel's lobby.(Accommodation arranged by yourself,Pick up location can be at the railway station or  airport) Your tour will begin with a visit of Kashgar Old Town, followed by your guide, you will explore this 2000-year-old ancient city which full of customs, stories and homes.Then continue to the Id Kah Mosque which is typical of Uygur Islamic architecture.After lunch in the local restaurant, you will explore the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb. This Mazar is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, and an architectural treasure. Finally you will visit the Kashgar Grand Bazaar.Then your tour will end with a drop off in your per-arranged accommodation in Kashgar.(inclusive) Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel or same standard Day 2: Kashgar - Karakul Lake - Tashkorgan (B, L, D )  After breakfast in your hotel, you will heading directly to the Karakul lake. It will take about four hours. You will heading to the Karakul Lake via China-Pakistan Karakorum Highway. On the way you will pass through some small villages, the stunning scenery along the way almost completely unspoiled,site back and enjoy the sceneries along the way. Once arrive at the Karakul Lake you will have enough time to enjoy the beauty of the lake and mountainside. Your lunch will be hold in local Kirghiz yurt where you can enjoy all the charms of a nomadic lifestyle. Arrive Tashkorgan in the late afternoon and stay overnight in the per-arranged accommodation (inclusive).Accommodation 4-star Crown Inn Hotel or same standardDay 3: Tashkorgan - Kashgar (B, L)After breakfast in your hotel, you will heading directly to visit the Stone Fort and visit Tajik village. Because of Tashkorgan's  strategic importance, it was once an important hub on the old Silk Road. Built on a mound of 20 meters high, all that remains of the Stone City today are some parts of the periphery of city, such as the gate, city wall whereas the buildings inside the city had all collapsed. Here you will not only enjoy the nature beauty of the area, but also to get to know better the life of the local Tajik people and their unique culture! After lunch, drive back to Kashgar, your tour will end with a drop off in your per-arranged accommodation in Kashgar.(inclusive) Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel or same standardPlease note: If it happened to be Sunday, your tour will including the visit to the Kashgar Livestock Market.

$528 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Kashgar and Tashkorgan Private Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Discover the charms of the Kashgar City (L)Your English speaking guide will pick you up at 10:00am in your Kashgar hotel's lobby.(Accommodation arranged by yourself, pick up location can be at the Kashgar Railway Station or Airport). Your tour will begin with a visit of Kashgar Old Town, followed by your guide, you will explore this 2000-year-old ancient city which full of customs, stories and homes.Then continue to the Id Kah Mosque which is typical of Uygur Islamic architecture.After lunch in the local restaurant, you will explore the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb which is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, and an architectural treasure. Finally you will visit the Kashgar Grand Bazaar.Your tour will end with a drop off in your per-arranged accommodation in Kashgar.(inclusive) Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel or same standard Day 2: Kashgar - Karakul Lake - Tashkorgan (B, L, D)  After breakfast in your hotel, you will heading directly to the Karakul lake. It will take about four hours. You will heading to the Karakul Lake via China-Pakistan Karakorum Highway. On the way you will pass through some small villages, the stunning scenery along the way almost completely unspoiled. Once arrive at the Karakul Lake you will have enough time to enjoy the beauty of the lake and mountainside. Your lunch will be hold in local Kirghiz yurt.Arrive Tashkorgan in the late afternoon and stay overnight in the per-arranged accommodation (inclusive). Accommodation: 4-star Crown Inn Hotel or same standard Day 3: Tashkorgan - Kashgar (B, L)After breakfast in your hotel, you will heading directly to visit the Stone Fort and visit Tajik village. Because of Tashkorgan's  strategic importance, it was once an important hub on the old Silk Road. Here you will not only enjoy the nature beauty of the area, but also to get to know better the life of the local Tajik people and their unique culture! After lunch, drive back to Kashgar, your tour will end with a drop off in your per-arranged accommodation in Kashgar.(inclusive) Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel or same standard Day 4:Kashgar -Shiption's Arch -Kashgar (B, L )After breakfast in your hotel, you will heading directly to the Shiptons Arch.It will take about three hours.Shipton's Arch is the earth's tallest natural arch, standing at an impressive 1,500 feet(460 meters).Arch.The hike through the alluvial basins slicing the canyons, it twisted and turned. After 1-2 hours hike, you will be there. You will have your picnic lunch here. Relax during your comfortable journey back to your per-arranged accommodation in Kashgar.(inclusive)Accommodation: 4-star Qinibagh Hotel or same standardIf your travel date happened to be Sunday,  you will also visit the Kashgar Livestock Market 

$949 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Private 4-Day Tour to Kuqa and Kashgar from Urumqi

ItineraryDay 1: Urumqi--Kuqa by airStop At: Kuqa Grand Bazar, Kuqa County, Xinjiang UygurMet and transferred to Urumqi airport from your centrally located Urumqi hotel, where you will fly to Kuqa. The flight information will be sent to you after the booking. Upon arrival, you will visit the Grand Bazaar in Kuqa. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kuqa, 5-star hotelDay 2: KuqaStop At: Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves (Kezi'er Qian Fo Dong), Baicheng County, Xinjiang UygurTake 1.5-hour ride in the morning to Kizil Grottos that is one of the oldest grottos in China. There are colorful frescos and paintings in these caves to display the Jatakas stories. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tianshan Mysterious Grand Canyon, Kuqa County, Xinjiang UygurThen you will take 1-hour ride to Tianshan Grand Canyon. The 5-km long canyon is impressive for its splendid red rocks. Afterwards you will drive back to Kuqa.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Kuqa, 5-star hotelDay 3: Kuqa to Kashgar by overnight trainStop At: Subashi Gucheng Temple, Kuqa County, Xinjiang UygurYou will visit the large ruin of the renown temple, Subash. The ruin displays its splendid past with the huge wall, gate, and the halls. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuche Temple, Kuqa County, Xinjiang UygurThis mosque is situated in the old town of Kuqa, renown for its old buildings and the islamic court. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuche Royal Palace, Kuqa County, Xinjiang UygurThe palace was rebuilt recent years, but it is still insteresting to view the relics from Kuqa area in the museum.Later you will catch overnight train to Kashgar for about 8 hours. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight on the soft sleeper trainDay 4: KashgarStop At: Kashgar Bazaar, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurUpon arrival, you will visit Kashgar old town. The traditional Uyghur houses are well decorated with flowers, trees, and paintings. Then you will move to the Grand Bazaar. It is interesting to explore the local shops for handicrafts, souvenirs, and scarves etc. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurVisit the old mosque in the city center. The earliest history of the mosque can be tracked back to 1442AD. You can go inside of the mosque to view the old houses. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kashgar Live Stock Market, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurYou will visit this market on Sunday only. If you want to visit here, you must ensure to get to Kashgar on Sunday. The sheep, cows, yaks, and horses are sold in the open market. Local farmers are from nearby area to sell and buy their livestocks here on Sunday.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gaotai Ancient Homes, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurThis area is part of the old town in Kashgar. The houses are well preserved, you can wander in the narrow lanes. Afterwards you will be transferred to hotel in Kashgar where the tour concludes. We can offer a free Kashgar airport transfer for next day if you need it. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Kashgar, 5-star hotel

$3970 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private 13 Days China Silk Road Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Beijing ArrivalStop At: Wangfujing Street, BeijingPick up you from airport and take a short visit at wangfujing street, then transfer to your Hotel.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Beijing Day tourStop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, BeijingVisit forbidden city in the morning, which was the palace for the last 24 emperors during Ming and Qing synasty, which was symbol of Chinese emperors´s supreme power. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, BeijingLater on take amazing day tour Mutianyu Great wall today in the afternoon, then take a evening flight to Xi'an.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Xi'an For Whole DayStop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, ShaanxiExplore Terra-Cotta Warriors in the morning first; which was built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Over 7,000 life-size warriors and horses there.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Small Goose Pagoda, Xi'an, ShaanxiThen explore Xi'an Bell Tower; small Goose Pagoda and muslim street in the afternoon.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Xi'an to DunhuangStop At: Dunhuang Museum, Dunhuang, GansuFly to Dunhuang and visit Crescent lake first, which is nearly 120 meters long in North and south, 25 meters wide in East and west. The water is deep in east, shallow in West and shallow in the deepest part. It bends like a crescent moon, so it is named "the first spring in desert".Later on visit Sounding Sand mountain in the afternoon, which is a national key tourist scenic spot and a magical scenic spot in Gansu Province on the Silk Road.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Dunhuang to TurpanStop At: Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, GansuAfter breakfast Visit Mogao Grottoes; which is known as Thousand Buddha Caves, are the largest and richest Buddhist art sites in the world. After lunch fast speed train to Turpan. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Turpan for whole dayStop At: Ancient City of Gaochang (Kharakhoja), Turpan, Xinjiang UygurVisit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city in the morning, which includes outer city, inner city and palace city. There are a large number of religion building sites and palace sites in the city. There are Manichaeism murals, Buddhist murals and statues in the temple buildings. The city is rich in relics and unearthed documents and classics in different languages.Then explore Toyuq village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Flaming Mountains in the afternoon. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Turpan to UrumqiStop At: Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto), Turpan, Xinjiang UygurVisit Yargul (Jiaohe) Ancient city in the morning, which is the largest, oldest and best preserved city of native architecture in the world. It is also the most complete urban relic preserved in China for more than two thousand years.Then explore Karez underground Irrigations system and Emin Minaret. After lunch drive to Urumqi.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Visit Xinjiang Museum And Fly To KashgarStop At: Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), Urumqi, Xinjiang UygurAfter breakfast visit Xinjiang Provincial Museum,which mainly displays "Xinjiang historical relics" and "Xinjiang ethnic folklore". It has also held special exhibitions and exhibitions on "primitive society of China", "feudal society of Gaochang in Wei, Jin, Southern and Southern Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties", "silk weaving technology of great motherland", "primitive society of Xinjiang", "Xinjiang in Han-Tang Dynasty", "Xinjiang grotto murals (copies),"unearthed cultural relics of Xinjiang","beautiful motherland", and "ancient corpses of Xinjiang (and accompanied cultural relics), and take afternoon flight to Kashgar after lunchDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Explore Kashgar CityStop At: Abakh Hoja Tomb, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurVisit Grand mosque, Apak Hoja tomb (which is also called Fragrant Concubine Tomb), which is like a magnificent palace, 40 meters high. It consists of five parts: the gate building, the chapel temple, the chapel temple, the church hall and the main tomb room. On the dome-shaped dome, there is a delicate tower. Then explore Old city walking toursss later on. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Kashgar to TashkorganStop At: Kashgar Bazaar, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurDrive along the Karakoram Highway, visit Opal village, Bulongkol lake, Karakul alkeDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 11: Tashkorgan to KashgarStop At: Kashgar MuseumVisit Stone Fort, Tajik village, Hike on the Grassland and drive back to Kashgar after lunchDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 12: Kashgar Sunday MarketStop At: Kashgar Live Stock Market, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurWhole day visit Livestock market and Main Sunday bazaar.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 13: Depart from KashgarStop At: Kashgar AirportSee you off at Kashgar airport, thank you for join our silk road trip. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$377.60 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kashgar Bus Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Kashgar airport and transfer to a hotel Stop At: Kashgar Live Stock Market, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurBe met from Kashgar airport and transfer to a hotel in local style with abundant local culture. Visit Ancient city of Kashgar, Muslim Mosque, Apak Hoja Tomb (Xiangfei Tomb), Kashgar Sunday Bazaar.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: VIP Tower of Qiniwak HotelHotel Accommodation (double sharing)Day 2: One day SIC tour Stop At: Karakul Lake, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurBe met from hotel. One day SIC tour of Karakul Lake ( Lake Karakuri ). ( Breakfast)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: VIP Tower of Qiniwak HotelHotel Accommodation (double sharing), Day 3: Hotel and transfer to AirportStop At: Kashgar Live Stock Market, Kashgar, Xinjiang UygurBe met from hotel and transfer to airport.( Breakfast)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: VIP Tower of Qiniwak HotelHotel Accommodation (double sharing),

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Central Asia on the Silk Road

Since opening up to travellers, China and its northwestern neighbours don’t seem quite as out-there a destination to some people – but they’re clearly not looking in the right places. This comprehensive 26-day journey from Beijing to Tashkent is one of those experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Picking up in the Chinese capital, you’ll visit the Uyghur province of Xinjiang, learning about the food, culture and history of this minority group. Then, we’ll leave China behind and venture into Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to retrace part of the route that helped build empires: The Silk Road. From stunning snow-capped mountains to arid deserts, experience a side of Asia in a way that you’ll barely believe is real.