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 

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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.

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The Silk Road of China

Geographically and culturally, Northwest China is about as far away from “traditional China” as you can get without crossing the border. The source of the Silk Road – the ancient trade route that helped create the modern world – is unlike anything you’ll find in Beijing or Xi'an, and this 18-day adventure crossing the country via rail takes you deep into the China few ever see. Otherworldly experiences abound, both on train and off: watch the sun rise over the dunes outside Dunhuang, explore the world of the Muslim Uyghurs, spend the night in traditional yurts near Urumqi, and venture into the Taklamakan Desert to Kashgar. There’s more, of course, but we’ve got to keep a few secrets, right?