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 

$768 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Turpan and Kashgar from Urumqi by Air and Bullet Train

Day 1: Urmuqi - Turpan - Kashgar(L, D) After early morning pickup at your Urumqi hotel's lobby, travel with your tour guide to Urumqi Train Station. Catch a bullet train and gaze out of the window as you pass spectacular scenery on the 2-hour journey to Turpan. Your professional tour guide will give you an explication of the Silk Road and the related Chinese history and culture on the way. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on which attractions you are interested, choose 2 attractions in Turpan.  • Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. • Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) • Karez irrigation system • Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) • Flaming Mountains • Astana Tombs • Ancient City of Gaochang After your sightseeing, your tour guide will drop you off at Turpan Airport for your late evening flight to Kashgar, your driver in Kashgar will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Kashgar (Please book your own hotel) Day 2: Kashgar - Urmuqi (L) Meet your guide at 10:00am and start to explore the 2000-year-old ancient city which full of customs, stories and homes. You will gets the sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith.  Then continue to the Id Kah Mosque which is typical of Uygur Islamic architecture. Being one of the largest mosques in China, it can accommodate up to 20,000 people for religious holidays or the Friday prayers. The mosque is busy and its vast esplanade serves as a meeting place. Stop at a local restaurant for an authentic local Lunch. Then you explore the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb which is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, and an architectural treasure. The site is also known as the Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) Tomb in memory of Abakh Khoja’s granddaughter, Iparhan, who was the Fragrant Concubine of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty.   Your guide will drop you off at Kashgar Airport for your evening flight back to Urumqi. Your driver in Urumqi will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel in Urumqi.

$758 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Turpan and Kashgar from Urumqi by Air

Day 1: Urmuqi - Turpan - Kashgar(L, D) Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 8:00am in your Urumqi hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Turpan, it will take about 3 hours. Your professional tour guide will give you an explication of the Silk Road and the related Chinese history and culture on the way. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on which attractions you are interested, choose 2 attractions in Turpan. • Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves.  • Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) • Karez irrigation system • Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) • Flaming Mountains • Astana Tombs  • Ancient City of Gaochang After your sightseeing, your tour guide will drop you off at Turpan Airport for your late evening flight to Kashgar, your driver in Kashgar will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Kashgar (Please book your own hotel) Day 2: Kashgar - Urmuqi (L) Meet your guide at 10:00am and start to explore the 2000-year-old ancient city which full of customs, stories and homes. You will gets the sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith.  Then continue to the Id Kah Mosque which is typical of Uygur Islamic architecture. Being one of the largest mosques in China, it can accommodate up to 20,000 people for religious holidays or the Friday prayers. The mosque is busy and its vast esplanade serves as a meeting place. Stop at a local restaurant for an authentic local Lunch. Then you explore the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb which is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, and an architectural treasure. The site is also known as the Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) Tomb in memory of Abakh Khoja’s granddaughter, Iparhan, who was the Fragrant Concubine of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty.   Your guide will drop you off at Kashgar Airport for your evening flight back to Urumqi. Your driver in Urumqi will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel in Urumqi. Note: Please book your own accommodation in Urumqi and Kashgar.

$858 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Unlimited Culture Tour of Urumqi, Turpan and Kashgar by Air

Day 1:Urumqi (L) Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 10:00am in your Urumqi hotel's lobby. Your exploration begins with a visit to the Red Hill, which is a symbol of Urumqi. Walk around the park and finally go up to the peak of the hill to enjoy the birds view of the Urumqi city. Continue to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum (Close on Monday). Your private guide will provide history and background information of the exhibition which including a very famous mummy exhibit. Next, heading to Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, it is the prefect place to experience the local life and mouthwatering food. A delicious lunch in the Urghur restaurant is included. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Urumqi. (Please book your own hotel) Day 2: Urmuqi - Turpan - Kashgar (L, D) Start your tour at 8:00am in your Urumqi hotel's lobby. Then heading directly to Turpan, it will take about 3 hours. Your professional tour guide will give you an explication of the Silk Road and the related Chinese history and culture on the way. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on which attractions you are interested, choose 2 attractions in Turpan from following: • Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. • Emin Minaret (Su Gong Ta) • Karez irrigation system • Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) • Flaming Mountains • Astana Tombs • Ancient City of Gaochang After your sightseeing, your tour guide will drop you off at Turpan Airport for your late evening flight to Kashgar, your driver in Kashgar will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Kashgar (Please book your own hotel) Day 3: Kashgar - Urmuqi (L) Meet your guide at 10:00am and start to explore the 2000-year-old ancient city which full of customs, stories and homes. You will gets the sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. Continue to the Id Kah Mosque which is typical of Uygur Islamic architecture. Being one of the largest mosques in China, it can accommodate up to 20,000 people for religious holidays or the Friday prayers. The mosque is busy and its vast esplanade serves as a meeting place. Stop at a local restaurant for an authentic local Lunch. Then, explore the famous Apakh Hoja Tomb which is the holiest place in Xinjiang for the Muslims, also an architectural treasure. The site is also known as the Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) Tomb in memory of Abakh Khoja’s granddaughter, Iparhan, who was the Fragrant Concubine of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty. Be dropped off at Kashgar Airport for your evening flight back to Urumqi. Your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Urumqi.

$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