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Visit Kashgar was a strategically important town with easy access to Central Asia and Russia.
Getting close to Id Kah Mosque, which is the largest mosque in China, and one of the three largest in middle Asia.
Experience the incredible Sunday Market in Kashgar, it still keeps the way of trading as thousand years ago practised in the ancient Silk Route.
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. Trekking by the side of Karakul Lake of Pamir Plateau, visit the yurt of Kyrgyz family at the foot of the Muztagh Peak along the China Pakistan Highway.
Welcome to Kashgar, which means "green glasshouse or jade city", a place of strategic importance in the history of Xinjiang, contributing greatly to the exchange of eastern and western cultures. Today you will enjoy a full day excursion of Kashgar.
Our professional tour guide will meet you at your located hotel lobby, and your private day tour start 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!
Then drive to Sunday Bazaar at East Gate of Kashgar the largest one in south Xinjiang. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, household goods and many things out of your imagination.The outdoor Animal Bazaar 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.
Continue to visit Handicraft street, gathered hundreds of handicraft workshops, which has become a boutique exhibition for handicraft in Kashgar and Central Asia.
Afer visiting, you will back to hotel and have a good rest
Morning after your nice buffet breakfast. At 09:00 your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the adventure and drive about 4hrs to Karakul Lake.
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 before shutting 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.
Today we will adventure to Taxkorgan, a town in the far west of Xinjiang Province in China, bordering Pakistani, Tajik, and Afghani. This region is commonly known as the main road of the "Old Silk Road" the main route leading from China to West Asia.
We will visit the ancient Stone Castle, also referred to as the Stone City. This area has a 2,000 year history as a major caravan stop along the Silk Road and was the capital of various kingdoms. During this time it served to control these caravan routes and provide refuge for the merchants. Then we walk down follow the wooded pathways to walk these beautiful grasslands, known as the Golden Grassland. From here you can get even better photos of the Stone Fort.
Morning after delighted buffet, we will drive back to Kashgar along the Tasha Road, which refers to a thousand-year-old trail winding from Taxian to Tashkurgan Canyon in Shache.
According to legend, about a thousand years ago, Master Xuanzhuang went to Xitian to learn the scriptures. On the return journey, he crossed the Pamir Plateau and returned to Tang Dynasty.
The charm of this road is that sometimes it seems like it has entered a paradise, with flowing water and people living alone; sometimes it is desolate and lonely for a hundred miles.
Upon arrival, transfer you to the hotel and check in
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
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Xinjiang Travel Permit
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.
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.