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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.

$86 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day trip to Karakul Lake from Karshgar with Horse Riding Option

Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 8:00am in your hotel's lobby.Then heading directly to the Karakul lake which is about 200km away from Kashgar. It will take about four hours. You will heading to the Karakul Lake via China-Pakistan Karakorum Highway.The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China. It was started in 1959 and was completed and opened to the public in 1979.It is one of the highest paved roads in the world, passing through the Karakorammountain range, at an elevation of 4,714 metres (15,466 ft).Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World.On the way you will pass through some small villages, the stunning scenery along the way almost completely unspoiled,sit back and enjoy the sceneries along the way. At an altitude of 3,600 m, Karakul Lake is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tian Shan and Kunlunmountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztagh Ata (7,546 m), Kongur Tagh (7,649 m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530 m). The lake is popular among travellers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. Here you will have enough free time to enjoy the scenery in the area,and you also have the option to ride the horse to enjoy the area.You will enjoy the stunning scenery and no other tourists! It is definitely an experience of a lifetime! While the lake and mountainside is very beautiful and picturesque, it was more the experience of meeting the local Kirghiz people who constantly moving from pasture to pasture.Your lunch will be hold in their yurt where you can enjoy all the charms of a nomadic lifestyle.Your full-day tour will end with drop-off at your Kashgar hotel.

$61 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip to Shiptons Arch from Karshgar including Picnic Lunch

Your English speaking guide and private car will pick you up at 9:00am in your hotel's lobby.Then heading directly to the Shiptons Arch which is located in the mountains northwest of the Kashgar city. It will take about three hours. Sit back, relax and enjoy the villages and sceneries along the way. Shipton's Arch is the earth's tallest natural arch, standing at an impressive 1,500 feet (460 meters).Though long familiar to locals, The Shipton's Arch was famously visited in 1947 by English mountaineer Eric Shipton during his tenure as the British consul in Kashgar – and made known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. The arch once figured in the Guinness Book of Records for its exceptional height, but the editors of the book could not verify the location of the arch exactly, so the listing was dropped.It was considered nearly four times the height of the next tallest arch.Successive expeditions attempted to find it without success until a team from National Geographic rediscovered the arch in 2000.The arch, later called Shipton's Arch in honor of the first Westerner to witness this colossus, comes with an intriguing history so bizarre until you realize the true barreness and harshness of this environment.Once arrive at the Shipton's Arch,your guide will accompany you to start hiking up to the Arch.The hike through the alluvial basins slicing the canyons, it twisted and turned. After each turn, you thought you will see the Arch,however you will see another bend.The mountains are discombobulated here; You then realize why it took Eric Shipton months and months of exploration in these canyons to find the arch.After 1-2 hours hike, you will be there. Site down enjoy this nature wonder! You will have your picnic lunch here.Relax during your comfortable journey back to your Kashgar hotel, where the tour concludes.

$35 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Round-Trip transfer to Shiptons Arch from Karshgar

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Kashgar city center and will drive you to the Shiptons Arch.The ride to Shiptons Arch will take about 1.5 hours. Feel free to tell your driver to stop along the way if you want to stop for photos. Once arrive at the Shipton's Arch,your driver will assistance you to purchase your tickets.Then you will start your own time to hike to this Xinjiang's hidden gem.We suggest to bring enough water and snacks,comforable walking shoes and sun hat.The hike through the alluvial basins slicing the canyons, it twisted and turned. After each turn, you thought you will see the Arch,however you will see another bend.The mountains are discombobulated here; You then realize why it took Eric Shipton months and months of exploration in these canyons to find the arch.After 1-2 hours hike, you will be there. Site down enjoy this nature wonder! You can bring your picnic lunch here to sit ,relax and fill your empty stomach! Shipton's Arch is the earth's tallest natural arch, standing at an impressive 1,500 feet (460 meters).Though long familiar to locals, The Shipton's Arch was famously visited in 1947 by English mountaineer Eric Shipton during his tenure as the British consul in Kashgar – and made known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. The arch once figured in the Guinness Book of Records for its exceptional height, but the editors of the book could not verify the location of the arch exactly, so the listing was dropped.It was considered nearly four times the height of the next tallest arch.Successive expeditions attempted to find it without success until a team from National Geographic rediscovered the arch in 2000.The arch, later called Shipton's Arch in honor of the first Westerner to witness this colossus, comes with an intriguing history so bizarre until you realize the true barreness and harshness of this environment.Relax during your comfortable journey back to your Kashgar hotel, where the tour concludes.

$31 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Half Day Tour to Kashgar Sunday Bazaar

Your tour guide will pick you up in your Kashgar hotel's lobby at your preferred time.Then, set off on your fun Sunday Bazaar adventure! The full name for the Kashgar bazaar is the Middle and West Asia International Trade Market.More than 2,000 years old, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar is the biggest international trade market in the northwest region of China.The good news is that despite the name, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar is open all throughout the week. The busiest and most exciting time is on Sunday morning when more than 200,000 people will come through the gates.Here everything is traded: silks, carpets, food stuffs to suit local and foreign tastes, domestic kitchenware of both a generic plastic and delicately handcrafted ceramic variety, and Western and local fashion apparel. The Kashgar Bazaar provide an unrivalled people watching opportunity; a glimpse into dozens of lives, at every stage of life. There are few better ways to start to understand a foreign culture, than to visit a bustling market.Your shopping guide will advise you on how to bargain with the local vendors, so you can enjoy the fun and interest of bartering for the best prices.You may not walk out carrying bags full of souvenirs but you’ll have a memory that will stick with you much longer. After finish your shopping, your guide will take you back to your Kashgar Hotel.

$48 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Day Tour to Kashgar Livestock Market and Sunday Bazaar

Your tour guide will pick you up in your Kashgar hotel's lobby at your preferred time.Then heading directly to Live Stock Market to start today's adventure! The Kashgar Livestock Market is where locals from all the surrounding villages come to town to buy and sell animals.The day begins with Uyghur farmers and herders trekking into the city from nearby villages.The animals arrive on foot, in the back seats of taxis, in trucks, on the backs of motorcycles, on the backs of other animals.No visit to Kashgar is complete without a trip to the Kashgar Livestock Market.Your guide will accompany you here to watch how animals been traded and picked. Then heading to the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar.The full name for the Kashgar bazaar is the Middle and West Asia International Trade Market.More than 2,000 years old, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar is the biggest international trade market in the northwest region of China.The good news is that despite the name, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar is open all throughout the week. The busiest and most exciting time is on Sunday morning when more than 200,000 people will come through the gates.Here everything is traded: silks, carpets, food stuffs to suit local and foreign tastes, domestic kitchenware of both a generic plastic and delicately handcrafted ceramic variety, and Western and local fashion apparel. This private day tour provide an unrivalled people watching opportunity; a glimpse into dozens of lives, at every stage of life. There are few better ways to start to understand a foreign culture, than to visit a bustling market.Your tour guide will advise you on how to bargain with the local vendors, so you can enjoy the fun and interest of bartering for the best prices.You may not walk out carrying bags full of souvenirs but you’ll have a memory that will stick with you much longer. A lunch in the local restaurant is included during the tour . After finish your shopping, your guide will take you back to your Kashgar Hotel.