● Experience the Wild Xinjiang with our luxurious recreational vehicle arrangements
● Amazed by the natural wonders of the Dushanzi Grand Canyon
● Enjoy the fantastic landscape of Sayram Lake, where you can see the blooming wildflowers and beautiful grasslan
● Explore the mysterious Bagua City—Tekes and enjoy the ingenious Kalajun Prairie
● Wandering in the Kashgar Old Town, take the photo of lovely kids, chat with the locals, and admire the craftsmen.
● Drive along the Karakoram Highway to enjoy the amazing Pamir Plateau
● Discover the ancient Stone Fortress in Taxkorgan. Surrounded by the grassland, snow mountains and rivers, experience the folk customs of Tajik
Welcome to Urumqi, means the most beautiful grassland in Mongolian Language. Our nice guide will greet you at the airport/trains station and be transferred to the hotel for rest.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then we will pick you up from the hotel lobby and travel to Sayram Lake. On the way, you will enjoy the fantastic landscape of Dushanzi Grand Canyon, a natural primitive travel resource, and it is undeveloped and belongs to the canyon landform. Upon arrival, enjoy the picturesque Sayram Lake, the another highlight of your northern Xinjiang tour, which is known as the last drop of tears of the Atlantic. Sayram Lake is a fairyland with wonderful natural scenery. its water is very clear and pure. you can stroll on the shore, enjoy the blooming wildflowers and the beautiful grassland around the lake. Spend the night at the recreational vehicle and enjoy the beautiful starry sky.
This morning, we will say farewell to Sayram Lake and travel to our next stop Tekes. On the way we can see the famous Guozigou Bridge, the largest and most important bridge in Xinjiang. There are many beautiful S bends and you can enjoy the scenery of Guozigou valley which is the most beautiful valley in southern Xinjiang en route. Thereafter, we will have a time to the romantic Lavender Garden and take some fabulous photos. Stop at the fragrant Cole Flowers When passing by Zhaosu. Arrive in Tekes in the late afternoon.
The journey will begin from the ingenious Kalajun Prairie, which is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. Every year, from May to September. The ideal place for people of the pasture to exchange materials and hold cultural activities. For generations, people on the grassland have lived a simple nomadic life. The traditional lifestyle exudes a unique charm. We will drive you to Narati after the exploration.
This morning we will see a typical river bed grassland—Narati Grassland, one of four famous grassland in the world.
Prairie is as beautiful as in a poem or a picture. There are springs densely distributed here. Every year, from May to September, with flowers all blossoming out here and numerous herds gathering around, a great number of tourists domestic and abroad are attracted here. The Narat Prairie is also called "Deer Garden" in history and an ideal place for people of the pasture to exchange materials and hold cultural activities.
Ride the horse in the vast grassland. Explore the traditional Kazakh way of life is also an activity that you can't miss in this place.
Afterwards, drive back to Yining for overnight stay.
Enjoy a morning tour at Kazanqi Folk Village, the only large-scale cultural scenic spot in Northern Xinjiang, which mainly reflects the Uygur customs. Unique architectural style and Hospitable locals are the best choices to experience the local lifestyle and culture. We will catch the afternoon flight to the westernmost city—Kashgar.
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. 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 at Taxkorgan 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.
The tour will begin from the Stone Fortress, it is one of three most famous stone cities in history. Surrounded by the grassland, snow mountains and rivers, it is a strategically important castle on the ancient Silk Road. walk around the local pasture to experience the lifestyle of Tajik and enjoy the scenery of Taxkorgan. In the afternoon, drive back to Kashgar and visit Idigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for the locals to practise their Islamic activities. then enjoy a walking tour at Old Town to exploration to the special culture and local lifestyle.
Breakfast at the hotel and then pay a visit to the famous Sunday bazaar, 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. Thereafter, we will arrange the airport transfer for you. Wish you have a pleasant journey home.
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 (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, Airfare from Yining to Kashgar
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.