Highlights

  • 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.

  • Amazed by the fantastic landscape of Pamir Plateau on the way to Karakul Lake.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Drive to Taxkorgan from Kashgar

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 "Ancient Silk Road" the main route leading from China to West Asia.

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 Kashgar.

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.


Notes:

  • It takes 2hrs and 3 mins ( 98 km ) by car from Tashkurgan to Karakul Lake.

  • Karakul lake is located at the foot of Muztagh Ata, 191 kilometres away from Kashgar.

  • The altitude of Taxkorgan: 4,100m.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Taxkorgan
Altitude: 3600m
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    Karakoram Highway

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    Karakul Lake-1

Day 2Visit Stone Fortress then Back to Kashgar

Driving back to Kashgar. On the way, 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 meters in circumference outside. Walking around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs. 


Notes:

  • It takes 5hrs and 47 mins ( 288 km ) by car from Taxkorgan to Kashgar.

  • The altitude of Kashgar is 1289m.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 4100m
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    Stone Fortress

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    Tajik Wedding

Day 3Visit Dawakun desert

Today we will drive all the way to visit Dawakun desert, which is Located about 110 km (70 miles) from Kashgar. In the center of the Dawakun Desert is a lake, is a great place to sunbathe, relax, and enjoy some delicious Uyghur food. After visiting, drive back to downtown end the trip.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1231m
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    Dawakun Desert

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    Dawakun Desert

Day 4End of Tour

After breakfast in the hotel you will have freetime to explorer this city by yourself. Thereafter, you will end your enjoyable tour, catch the international flight to your destination.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1289m

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 Taxkorgan to Kashgar listed in the itinerary.

  • Domestic flights from Kashgar to other places are 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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