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$543 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Night Kashgar Tour of Xinjiang

Day 1: Arrive in KashgarYour guide will pick up from Kashgar airport and transfer to your hotel.Day 2: Explore Kashgar cityExplore 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 yurtToday 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: YurtDay 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/departVisit 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.

$59 Cultural & Theme Tours

All Inclusive Day Tour in Kashgar including Apa Hoja Tomb, Id Ghar Mosque and Grand Bazaar

Your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kashgar hotel at 10:00am. Your first stop of the day will be Apa Hoja Tomb (built in 1640 by local Imam), and the mausoleum is in impressive Uyghur architectural style. Next, you will move on to Kashgar old town to immerse yourself in local lifestyle. Wander around local streets and browse through shops. From Kashgar old town, you can walk to the old  Handicraft Street to see local workshops producing music instruments, tools, bronze vessels for food...etc. At the end of the walking tour, you will visit Id Ghar Mosque, the biggest mosque in Xinjiang. Enter the mosque at non-praying time to appreciate its architecture and decor. Lunch is arranged at a local Uyghur’s house for you to taste the authentic and traditional Uyghur food including nang bread, hand-stretched noodles, and pilau...etc. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time for shopping at the Grand Bazaar, which is well known in Central Asia for its colorful and lively market. It has been two thousand years since the inception of Kashgar Grand Bazaar. Located at the crossroads, you will find a diverse crow from allover central Asia. When your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Kashgar City Highlights and Animal Bazaar

Meet your friendly tour guide in the lobby of your hotel at 10:00am to start your exciting Kashgar city day tour. First, you will visit Apa Khoja tomb. Built in 1640 AD by local Imam Yusup, notice its impressive Uyghur Islamic architectural style with its minarets and domes. Next, head out to the city's suburbs to visit the Sunday Animal Bazaar where local farmers sell their livestock including sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, camels and more. After visiting the farm, you will return to Kashgar and make your way through the old town to indulge in the local life, wander around the local streets and shops. Continue to the Ancient Art Street also known as Handicrafts Street where you will see local workshops making musical instruments, tools, bronze vessels, food, etc. To end the walking tour, enjoy the architecture and an inside visit of Id Ghar Mosque, the largest mosque in Xinjiang (outside visit only during prayer time). Savor lunch arranged in a local Uyghur’s house where you will taste traditional Uyghur food including Nang bread, hand-stretched noodles, pilaf and more. In the afternoon, you will be offered plenty of time to shop in the Grand Bazaar which dates back to 120 BC. Upon completion of the tour, board your private vehicle for a transfer to your hotel.

$69 Day Trips & Excursions

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Shipton's Arch from Kashgar

At 9: 30am Beijing time, you guide will meet you in your hotel lobby and take a private vehicle driving about 3 hours to Shipron’s Arch for about 125 miles (200 kilometers). Shipton’s Arch, Tianmen in Chinese, meaning "Heavenly Gate", is a conglomerate natural arch, west-northwest of Kashgar, near the village of Artush in Xinjiang, China. The arch was discovered by English mountaineer Eric Shipton in 1947 while he was traveling between Tashkent and Kashgar, though it was known by locals. However, it could not be verified of its location after his discovery. It was only as recently as May of the year 2000 that an expedition sponsored by National Geographic Magazine rediscovered the arch for foreigners thus it became well-known. Shipton's Arch is probably the world's tallest natural arch.The height of the arch is estimated to be 1,200 feet (370 meters). Travelers will be impressed by the natural view while hiking in the valley extending about 19 miles (30 kilometers). Upon arrival, your guide will lead your hike in the valley to get the best view of Shipton's Arch. Picnic lunch is included in the valley. Afterwards you will be transferred back your hotel where the trip concludes.

$99 Day Trips & Excursions

All Inclusive Private Karakul Lake Day Trip from Kashgar

At 9:30 am Beijing time, you guide will meet you in your hotel in Kashgar and take a private vehicle from Kashar to Karakul Lake that is 190 km away. While driving on the Friend ship Highway from Kashgar to Islamabad, you will view the Uyghur villages, Kirghiz yurts, impressive mountains on the Pamir Plateau. Moreover, this is part of the ancient Silk Road. Upon arrival Karakul Lake, which covers an area of 6.2 square miles (10 square kilometers) with altitude of 11,811 feet (3,600 meters),  you will walk along the lake to view the famous lake constructed a wonderful picture with Muztagata Summit that means Ice-mountain-father in Uyghur, 7509 meters. The famous Swedish explorer and geographer Sven Hedin recorded this Summit in 1894. Lunch is included and served at local restaurant.Afterwards you will be transferred back your hotel in Kashgar where the trip concludes.

$338 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Private Tour to Kashgar

Day 1. Kashgar [L,D]You will be met by your guide upon arrival at Kashgar Airport. Your driver will take you to the city's downtown to begin your fantastic trip. Visit the animal bazaar, located 20km outside of Kashgar,where sheep, donkeys, and camels are sold. Next you will visit the Sunday bazaar, the biggest in Central Asia. Overnight stay at a Kashgar 4-star hotel.Day 2. Kashgar [B,L]After breakfast at the hotel you will be transported to Karakul Lake, along the Friendship Highway from Kashgar to Islamabad. Karakul Lake (3600m) has a fantastic view of the famous Muztagh Ata Mountain (7509m) located beside it. Transfer back to Kashgar to be dropped off at the Kashgar Airport before your trip concludes.