Best of Kashgar tour with Karakoram Highway

Best of Kashgar tour with Karakoram Highway

this tour begins and ends in Kashgar .Karakoram highway ,which is highest paved international adventurous road in the world ,cuts through incredible Pamir , Karakoram and Hindu kush Mountains to connect China with Pakistan via Kunjirap pass , Karakoram Highway ,Total 430km on the China side ,Geographically Surrounded by glaciers and popular high peaks like Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur Tagh(7719m) , and easily accessible from Kashgar that you can not only enjoy it's scenery ,but also experience the distinctive nomadic Kyrgyz and Tajik peoples life back in remote mountains ,and more importantly you would enjoy the kashgar city with help of our knowledgeable guide and driver , kashgar city pearl of Silk Road , western gateway to China at intersection of the southern and northern silk road trade route ,walking in the old town area , getting in touch with locals , eating your lunch in on of the families in old area would be life time experience .

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kashgar and food tour in old town

Stop At: Kashgar, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur
today you will be arriving to kashgar ,our guide and driver will pick you up at train station or airport ,transfer you to hotel for checking in , then you will be visiting the night food market in kashgar
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in kashgar

Day 2: Kashgar city cultural walking tour

Stop At: Kashgar Live Stock Market, Kashgar 844000 China
Kashgar Live stock Market: Open field agricultural market only held every Sunday, Uyghur farmers type, very local atmosphere, business is all about the animals like sheep, yaks, goats, donkey, cows, camels and horses, South and Central Asia Market: it is regular commodity market that has all sort of goods, Market attracts more than hundred thousand people every Sunday from nearby towns around the kashgar and from central Asian countries as well. our guide will accompany you for few hrs at the market ,

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kashgar Bazaar, Kashgar 844000 China
kashgar sunday market is one of the authentic and largest markets in xinjiang and central asia , you will explore the market for few hrs, our guide will accompany you for walking tour in the market
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Abakh Hoja Tomb, 421 County Rd, Kashgar 844504 China
Mausoleum is finest examples of Uyghur architecture in China, large dome of 17m is at the center surrounded by four corner minarets with strips and arabesque floral patterns initially built in 1640, powerful religious and political leader Apak hoja’s five generations of relatives buried inside the tomb,

dkah Mosque: Being largest mosque in China and 12th largest in the World, Idkah mosque is unique best-preserved Uyghur architectural mosque and can hold more than thousands of worshipers on pray time Kashgar old town: well preserved more than 1000s years old Uyghur residential area, people began to settle down there 11 hundred years ago ,and it was cultural and important transportation hub in Central Asia’s silk road, it is treasure of silk road. Because of its unique natural old fashion medieval style, old town attracted the attention of Hollywood to shot the film “Kite Runner”, most parts of the film were shot in this old town,


Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Chinibagh hotel 4*-star

Day 3: Kashgar-Karakul lake -Tashkorgan via Karakoram highway/5hr driving

Stop At: Tashkurgan County, Tashkurgan County, Xinjiang Uygur
today we start from kashgar on the karakoram highway to tashkorgan , along the way , we will visit opal village ,Bulunkul sand mountain lake ,Taheman grassland ,drive across the nomadic pastures and we stop at Karakul Lake: it is rare highland lake in the world at the elevation of 3600m, located on the side of Karakoram highway ,200km south west of Kashgar, it is surrounded by many snowcapped high mountains like Mt Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur (7649m). You will have chance to hike around the lake if our time allows Duration: 2 hours

arrive tashkorgan in the evening ,

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Karakul Lake, Karakoram Highway ,foot of Mushitage Peak The new road to Karakul lake is compeleted and is now all paved., Kashgar 844000 China
stop at the lake and hike around for 2hr ,
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Upal Village, 32km Southwest of Shufu, Tashkurgan County China
on the way , we will stop by at Upal village
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mushitage Mountain, Boundary line of Akeletao County and Tashikuergan, Tashkurgan County 845250 China
Muztagh ata 7546m one of the most popular peaks for skiiers and climbers , on the way to tashkorgan , we will stop by muztagh ata and kongur peaks ,
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karakoram Highway, China
drive on the karakoram highway until tashkorgan , stop for photographies along the road ,
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in best local hotel in tashkorgan

Day 4: Tashkorgan-Karakul lake-Kashgar/5hr drive back

Stop At: Tashkurgan Fort, Tashkurgan County 845250 China
in the morning , we will visit stone forte , pamir grassland ,down town of tashkorgan for few hrs and drive back to kashgar
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Karakoram Highway, China
we will drive back on the karakoram highway
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: overnight in Chinibahg hotel 4-star former British consulate hotel which has bes location in kashgar to old towns

Day 5: Kashgar -Shipton's Arch day tour

Stop At: Shipton's Arch, Kashgar China
today we will drive one hr to the shipton's arch attraction , then we will need 3-4hrs of time for hiking up the arch and back to the car ,
Shipton’s Arch is roughly 70 km (44 miles) from Kashgar, and takes a couple hours by car and a couple hours by foot to reach. The arch is named after Eric Shipton, who served as the British consul in Kashgar in the 1940s. He visited the arch in 1947 and wrote about it in his book, Mountains of Tartary. Shipton’s Arch is often considered to be the highest natural stone arch in the world, though its exact height depends on how it’s measured. For many years, Shipton’s Arch was forgotten by the outside world, though it was brought back to the world’s attention in May 2000 with a National Geographic expedition. The height of Shipton’s Arch from the south side is 460 m (1,500 feet – roughly the height of the Empire State Building), and the top spans a total of 55 m (180 ft).
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: overnight in Chinibahg hotel 4-star former British consulate hotel

Day 6: kashgar-Taklamakan Desert Day tour

Stop At: Taklamakan Desert, Talimu Basin Centre, 848000 China
Taklamakan is second largest shifting sand dune desert in the world ,today we will drive two hr to the western edge of taklimakan desert ,and explore the sand dunes on camels ,and drive back to kashgar in the afternoon
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: overnight in Chinibahg hotel 4-star former British consulate hotel

Day 7: Depart from Kashgar

Stop At: Kashgar, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur
today our guide and driver will take you to airport or train station , you will be ending kashgar tour ,
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/1/2020 - 9/13/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Duración: 7 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
our guide and driver will meet you at the kashgar airport exit gate with sign of your name

Airports

  • Kashi Airport, Kashgar China



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Hotel accomodation 3*-4* each room shared by two person
  • Private Tourist vehicle with Driver
  • Admisstion fees to the attractions mentioned above
  • Permits for traveling on karakoram highway to tashkurgan
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kashgar Live Stock Market
  • Entry/Admission - Kashgar Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Abakh Hoja Tomb
  • Entry/Admission - Karakul Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Upal Village
  • Entry/Admission - Mushitage Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Tashkurgan Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Shipton's Arch
  • Entry/Admission - Taklamakan Desert

No Incluye

  • Personal expenses ,lunches ,dinners and tips

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