Visit Kashgar was a strategically important town with easy access to Central Asia and Russia.
Wandering in the Kashgar Old Town, take the photo of lovely kids, chat with the locals, and admire the craftsmen.
Amazed by the fantastic landscape of Pamir Plateau on the way to Karakul Lake.
Getting close to Id Kah Mosque, which is the largest mosque in China, and one of the three largest in middle Asia.
Arrival in Kashgar, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Kashgar is the west most city in China, full of local Uighur, Kyrgyz and Tajik culture and customer. Have a good rest rest of the day. Suggest you enjoy free walking in the night market.
After a breakfast, we will drive about 4hrs to 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 Kashgar.
After visiting, we drive you to Taxkorgan for overnight stay.
Karakul lake is located at the foot of Muztagh Ata, 191 kilometres away from Kashgar.
The altitude of Taxkorgan: 4,100m.
Today you will visit the Stone Fortress. The city is oval in shape and the city walls were built with sun-dried bricks on stone foundation. It is 1285 metres in circumference outside. Walking around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs. Driving back to Kashgar in the late afternoon.
It takes 5hrs and 47 mins ( 288 km ) by car from Taxkorgan to Kashgar.
The altitude of Kashgar is 1289m.
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.
After Lunch in the local Restaurant. Pay a visit to Sunday Bazaar that is combined two section. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, household goods and many thingsout of your imagination.The outdoor Animal Bazar is the first bazaar we visit, where the farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive. It is quite interesting to witness their typical methods of bargin.
Then we will transfer you to the hotel and have a good rest.
There are no activities planned for Kashgar today. You will be transferred to take flight based on your schedule. Look forward to your next journey China.
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
Domestic flights 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 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.
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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