Cultural Tour Historical Tours Kashgar Tours Silk Road Tours Turpan Tours Urumqi Tours Xinjiang Tours South Xinjiang Tour

Best Silk Road Travel
Price
$Ask us per person
Duration
12 Days
Destination
Xinjiang
Travellers
1-15 Person

Enjoy the ancient corners of Xinjiang Travel to Silk Road Xinjiang

  • Information
  • Tour Plan
  • Location
  • Gallery
  • Reviews
  • Similar Tours
To see better of Silk Road corners in Xinjiang, you required to have 12 days, here we have made you a wonderful itinerary of including all the necessary spots of the ancient Xinjiang.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Kashgar Airport
Return Location
Urumqi Airport
Additional Information
Flexibility : Tour itinerary can be customized according to your per request, please feel free to let us know what is most convenient and ideal tour for for. Best Time: From April to December
Price includes
  • All meals during the tour
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and tour spots
  • Hotel accommodation during the tour
  • LOI for Chinese Visa
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation with air-conditioned car/bus
Price does not include
  • All flight tickets
  • Excursions other than those specified in trips
  • Extra cost if tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Day1, Arrive in Kashgar
  • Day2, Kashgar city tour
  • Day3, Kashgar to Tashkorgan, 300km.
  • Day4, Kashgar-Tashkorgan
  • Day5 Tour around kashgar, travel to Shipton’s Arch
  • Day 06 Kashgar to Kucha, 300km
  • Day07, Kucha Tour
  • Day 8, Kucha to Korla,
  • Day 9, Korla to Turpan
  • Day 10, Turpan Tour
  • Day 11 Turpan to heavenly Lake, then to Urumqi
  • Day12, Visit Grand bazaar, Transfer to airport.
Day1, Arrive in Kashgar

Our guide and driver will welcome you at Kashgar airport and take you to Hotel. On the way, guide will tell you the basic information about the Kashgar city and the area.

Overnight in Kashgar

Day2, Kashgar city tour

After breakfast, we will visit the Id Kah mosque, biggest one in Xinjiang. There is a handcraft street around the mosque to visit. Then visit Appak Hoja Tomb, a very special royal family Tomb which was built 17th century, a unique combination of Uighur traditional architecture. After lunch, we will visit the old town of Kashgar. The old town might be high light of your tour. It is not only about construction, but also the people living in the town, their daily life fascinates you.

Overnight in Kashgar

Day3, Kashgar to Tashkorgan, 300km.

It is about 7 hours drive to Tashkorgan through famous Karakorum high way. On the way, we can stop at the local Villages, mountain valley, white sand mountain, and visit Karakul Lake, it is an alpine lake surrounded by high mountain peaks, including the famous Muztag-Ata (father of ice mountain).

Overnight in Tashkorgan

Day4, Kashgar-Tashkorgan

In the morning, we visit Golden grassland, it is the largest and very beautiful grassland around Kashgar, located between two mountains, local Tajik nomads keep their animals and Yurts on the grassland during the summer. After spending a few hours on the grassland, we will visit the ruins of Stone Castle, which was a military stronghold built about 2000 years ago, then drive back to Kashgar.

Overnight in Kashgar

Day5 Tour around kashgar, travel to Shipton’s Arch

In the morning, we visit Kashgar livestock market, it is a very local, trading market for live animals, View of hundreds of sheep, cattle, horse and camels and people at the market reminds you the layout markets of mid centuries. In the afternoon,we will drive to the Shipton’s Arch, a mountain site about 70 km away from Kashgar, maybe the highest natural arch in the world. On the way, you we will pass through very dry landscape and some oasis, main feature of southern Xinjiang.

Overnight in Kashgar

Day 06 Kashgar to Kucha, 300km

From Korla to Kucha, the landscape is mostly dry, the high way is just between the Tianhsan mountains and oasis, go along with original silk road tracks. Kucha is the biggest oasis town in Xinjiang, has a long history and culture. We visit Kucha Bazaar after arrivel.

Overnight in Kucha

Day07, Kucha Tour

The mountain landscape on the way is fantastic. Kizil thousand buddha caves is 70 km out of Kucha town. The caves was built between 3-8th century AC, one of the earliest and biggest buddha caves in China. Tianshan mysterious grand canyon is located south foot of Tianshan, a naturally formed narrow, deep canyon. The mountain is very dry and color of soil is reddish.

Overnight in Kucha

Day 8, Kucha to Korla,

On the way, we visit Tarim Poplar park along the Taklamakan desert highway. Taklamakan desert is the largest desert in China, and second largest as shifting sand desert in the world, along the highway you will visit desert poplar forest and enjoy the trees two side of the road, cultivated to protect the road.  

Overnight in Korla.

Day 9, Korla to Turpan

On the way, visit Bosten Lake, it is biggest inland fresh water lake in China, covers about 1000 square km.

Overnight in Turpan.

Day 10, Turpan Tour

Turpan is a very multicultural area, Turpan is the lowest and hottest basin in China. The Flaming mountain is so dry that not a single plant grow on it. Jiaohe ruins is best preserved Soil structured city ruins in china, also a UNESCO site. The Kariz is underground irrigation system which has been used for almost 2000 years. You may compare the Bizeklik Buddha caves with Mogao grottoes.

Overnight in Turpan.

Day 11 Turpan to heavenly Lake, then to Urumqi

After breakfast, drive to all the way to the Heavenly lake. It is located on the top of  Tianshan mountain, one of the most green and most beautiful places in western China, the surface of the lake is 1910 meters above sea level. views of natural forests and grassland are drastic contrast with the view of dry landscapes in Dunhuang and Turpan.

Overnight in Urumqi.

Day12, Visit Grand bazaar, Transfer to airport.

In the morning, you will visit Grand bazaar of Urumqi, enjoy the local and around area handicrafts, local products etc, later drive to airport. Back home, end the tour.

More about Xinjiang

Xinjiang is located in the middle of Asia, a vital gateway of the Silk Road, which connect China with the Southern Asia, Western Asia as well as Europe. In the past 2000 years, through the international trading passage – The Silk Road, the products and techniques from China, such as Silk fabric, powder, medical materials, paper making and compass etc., spread into the western world. At the same time, glass, Medical materials, wool fabrics, vegetables, melon and fruits, as well as the three world big religions came to China from the West and Central Asia.v
To see better of Silk Road corners in Xinjiang, you required to have 12 days, here we have made you a wonderful itinerary of including all the necessary spots of the ancient Xinjiang.

There are no comments yet.

Write your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on social networks
Close

South Xinjiang Tour

Price
$Ask us per person
Duration
12 Days
Destination
Xinjiang
Travellers
1-15 Person
[contact-form-7 id="" title=""]
[contact-form-7 id="" title=""]