• Explore the archaeological treasures of the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures in Xinjiang Regional Museum.

  • Picturesque Heavenly Lake and Tianshan Mountain chains.

  • Explore the west most city Kashgar of its most interesting corners.

  • Marvel Karakul Lake, a high-altitude lake set at the foot of snowcapped Muztagh Ata ( 7,546 m ) and Kongur Tagh ( 7,719 m ).

  • Cross the Khunjerab Pass to Pakistan.


Day 1Urumqi Arrival

Welcome to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and the farthest land from any ocean.  It is the heaven of travelers for its beautiful natural scenery, profound cultural deposits and special local customs and practices. Upon arrival, be transferred to the hotel and check in. The rest of day is free at leisure.


  • Urumqi Diwopu International Airport is located in the NW of the suburb of Urumqi, which is very close to the urban area. Tourists can take Urumqi Metro Line 1 to the commercial centre and International Grand Bazaar.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Urumqi
Altitude: 800m
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Day 2Visit Xinjiang Regional Museum then Flight to Kashgar

After enjoying breakfast, your fascinating day will start this morning. Today our tour guide will bring you to head to Xinjiang Regional Museum. There are many archaeological treasures of the Silk Road and Xinjiang's minority cultures. You will learn about the history of Xinjiang and its peculiar ethnic customs.

After visiting, transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Kashgar


It takes 34 mins ( 17 km ) from Xinjiang Regional Museum to Diwopu Airport.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 800m
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    Xinjiang Regional Musum

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Day 3Visit Karakul Lake, then Drive to Taxkorgan

In the morning, enjoy your nice buffet breakfast. At 09:00 your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the adventure. Driving on the China and Pakistan highway about 4hrs to enjoy the landscape of Pamirs Plateau.40mins driving. we stop in the Opal village to visit the traditional bustling bazaar

On the way, you can experience beautiful Karakul Lake where the herds of livestock around the lakeside are reflected in lake Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds before shuttling you onward to Taxkorgan.

Stay one night and explore its peculiar folk customs of Tajik nationality. Taste snack and milk tea provided by local herdsman and spend your rest of day at leisure.


  • It takes 6hrs ( 289.4 km ) from Kashgar to Taxkorgan.

  • The altitude of Taxkorgan: 4,100m.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Taxkorgan
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1,289
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    Karakul Lake

Day 4Taxkorgan to Pakistan via Khunjerab Pass

Today our journey comes to an end after a good breakfast. You will cross the border of Konjirap to Pakistan by public bus or Private car on requirement. Bon voyage!


  • From Khunjerab Port, it is 125 km to Sost and 270 km to Gilgit, Pakistan.

  • Khunjerab pass is located in the southwest of Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, within the territory of Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County in the Pamirs Plateau, adjacent to northern Pakistan. With an altitude of 4733 metres, which is the highest port in the world.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 5,000m
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    Khunjerab Pass


  • 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 shuttle bus from Kashgar to Tashukurgan, Tashkurgan to Pakistan via Khunjerab Port listed in the itinerary.

  • Domestic flights to Urumqi Diwopu International Airport and Urumqi to Kashgar 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


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


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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