Highlights

  • Experience the featured Uighur culture in Old Town

  • Wandering in the Kashgar Old Town, take the photo of lovely kids, chat with the locals, and admire the craftsmen

  • Amazing Landscape along Karakom Highway

  • Enjoy the tea and nang bread in the hundred years teahouse

  • Professional documents and arrangements in border transfer.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Kashgar Arrival

Today meet the guide and driver at the Irkeshtam Pass, then drive to the hotel and check in.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Altitude: 3055m
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    Irkeshtam Pass

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    Irkeshtam Pass-1.jpeg

Day 2Kashgar City Tour

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion of Kashgar. Pay a visit to Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for the locals to practise their Islamic activities at 09:00. Continue the visiting to Old Town at 10:30 with the open ceremony of Maxilap show. Come and join the exciting movement in this well-preserved Uighur residential area. Our speciality: Relaxing in the Hundred-years Tea house, taste the local rose tea and nang-bread!

Continue to visit the Handicraft street, it gathered hundreds of handicraft workshops, which has become a boutique exhibition for handicraft in Kashgar and Central Asia.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1289m
  • Id-kah Mosque

    Id-kah Mosque

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    Kashgar-6

Day 3Visit Karakul Lake (260 kms)

The tour starts with the nice buffet in the hotel, drives about 4hrs to Karakul Lake around 09:00.

After 1hr's driving, we will stop at Opal village for a rest where you may stroll around the local bazaar with the feeling of the traditional local lifestyle.

Continue to enjoy the majestic views of the Sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valley along the Karakorum Highway, the Hindu Kush Mountains and the Himalayas. It is the world's tallest cross-border roads and most thrilling corridors. Trekking around the Karakul Lake with enjoy the magnificent landscape and the nomadic lifestyle of the local Kirghiz in their yurts.

Back to Kashgar in the afternoon.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 4100m
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    Karakul-lake-2

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    Karakul-lake-3

Day 4End of Tour

Today our journey comes to an end after a good breakfast. Transfer you to the Irkeshtam Pass. Bon voyage!


Note:

  • It takes 3hrs and 45 mins ( 232 km ) from Kashgar to Irkeshtam Pass.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1200m

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • The Luxurious Travel Bus from Irkeshtam Pass to Kashgar and Kashgar to Irkeshtam Pass listed in the itinerary.

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.


Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.


We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

  • Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.


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We will not disclose such personal information to any third party. You have the right to require us at any time to delete your personal information.

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Client’s Reviews Write Review

  • Boussion Laurent Alain

    Review submitted 20th June 2014

    we had a very nice tour in Kashgar and Grand Sunday Bazaar. Our guide  is very 
    professional, he told us fantastic story about the Old Town and we had great time in Kashgar.Thank you for your excellent arrangements for our holiday.

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