Xinjiang is an amazing province in China with its well-known and spectacular history as well as the fantastic landscapes attracting travelers to explore. This is a 7-day comfort tour to travel from Urumqi to Tianchi, Turpan, Kashgar, and Karakul by flight and car in Xinjiang. You will enjoy the adventure on the impressive land with your local guide.
Welcome to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. Upon arrival Urumqi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your free time to explore.
Today you will take 3-hour car ride to Turpan, which used to be a hub on the ancient Silk Road in the history.
In Turpan, you will visit the endless Kumtag Desert, which is wonderful place to walk on the Sand.
Today you will visit the impressive Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves where you will learn the history of Turpan on the ancient Silk Road. The caves are situated in the amazing Flaming Mountain valley, it is a wonderful place to take photos.
Moreover, you will view Emin Minaret, the token of the city of Turpan with typical Uyghur architecture, which was built in 1777AD.
Then you will head to hotel to check in Turpan.
Today you will explore the Ancient City of Jiaohe that is a huge city ruin built on a big terrace being protected by two rivers.
Then, you will visit the Karez Irrigation System, which supplies the water to the people living in the dry Turpan Depression by the underground system.
Then you will drive back to Urumqi, you have opportunity to visit the Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar before moving back to hotel.
This morning you will take 1-hour ride to Heavenly Lake, or Tianchi in Chinese, which is a high mountain lake with stunning scenery in the Tianshan Mountains.
Then you will catch 2-hour flight to Kashgar. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel.
Today you are busy to explore the historical city Kashgar with a local guide. You will visit the old Id Ghar Mosque, the old town, the Grand Bazaar, Apa Hoja Mausoleum, and Animal Bazaar (Only on Sundays). It is so interesting to wander around in the old town of Kashgar to view the old houses, traditional shops, fruit stands, markets, and mosques. You can taste some local drinks and snacks if you wish.
Today you will take about 4 hours by a private vehicle departing from Kashgar to Karakul Lake. You will drive along the renowned friendship highway to Pamir Plateau. On the way, you will stop at Upar Uyghur town to buy some snacks and fruits before heading to the mountains.
Then you will view the pretty White Sand Lake that looks like a mirror reflecting the snow-capped mountains on the lake water.
Afterwards you will wander around the stunning Karakul Lake(3600 meter), which is situated beside Muztagh Summit. The mountain, the lake and the yurt around the lake create a picture of paradise.
Later, you will be transferred back to Kashgar.
Transferred to Kashagr airport to catch your flight heading for your next destination, where the wonderful Silk Road tour concludes.
- Local guide
- 3 or 4-star hotel 6 nights (Half room per person)
- Flight Urumqi/Kashgar(Economy Class)
- Private car for transfer
- Entrance fees
- 6 Chinese breakfasts
- Dinners and lunches
- Arrival/Departure transfer
- China Visa
Tour duraton: 7 days
Group size: Min 2 - Max 15