Explore Kashgar by having this classic tour. You will not only experience the exotic culture and folklore in Kashgar, but also appreciate the stunning mountain scenery on the Karakoram Highway when heading to Taxkorgan. Be amazed by both the breathtaking scenery on the Pamir Plateau and the unique and interesting enthic culture of Kashgar!
Visit the lively Sunday Market in Kashgar where to see the transaction ways practiced thousands of years.
Drive through the magnificent Pamir Plateau and enjoy the gentle wave and breeze on Karakul Lake.
Welcome to Kashgar, the westernmost border city in China, also an important commercial port on the ancient Silk Road. We will wait for you at the airport or train station based on your schedule and escort you to the hotel check in. Tomorrow we will start our Kashgar tour.
Our nice guide and driver will meet you at the train station and then we will drive along the Karakom Highway which is twisting in the valley of the mountain to visit the Karakul Lake. In the next 2 hours thrilling journey, we will have stunning views of the great Pamir Plateau as we drive across the vast plain, you'll pass by sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach the Karakul Lake that Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds. You can pay to visit the yurt of local nomadic Kirghiz tasting the milk tea and snack when talking with them. In the afternoon, we will head to Taxkorgan County with about 6 hours driving. Upon your arrival, have a good rest.
In the morning, we are going to today's first site Stone Fortress, which is located on a tableland northeast of the county seat of Taxkorgan. The city is a strategic castle on the ancient Silk Road and now has been designated as a key cultural relic protection unit in the autonomous region. There are snow peaks, grass beaches, rivers around the castle, as welll as the Tajik Ethnic customs. You can also stroll around the local pasture, to explore the lifestyle of Tajik.
After the visiting, you will say goodbye with Taxkorgan, and bus transfer to Kashgar with the beautiful scenery along the way.
After breakfast, around 9am, our guide will bring you to visit the Idigar Mosque which is an architectural treasure built in 1442. As the largest mosque in Xinjiang，It is not only the holiest mosque for the Muslims to pray, but also the center of religious activities. Then it is the time to visit the Kashgar Old Town that the ceremony of welcoming the tourist held at 10:30am, come on join the Maxilap show to dance with performers. Afterwords, walking in the street to explore the special culture,art character and the customer of their daily life. You are suggested to pay the visiting to the local Uighur family and having lunch is also highly recommended.
Highlight of Kashgar visiting is to experience the livestock trades of the farmers in the Sunday bazaar which is the biggest one in the World. Continue the visiting to the Central Asia market displayed numerous varieties of the goods from neighbouring countries.
After visiting the famous livestock market, We are going to start our Kashgar city tour with the 1hr visiting to Apak Hoja Tombs, which is an architectural and artistic treasure Built in 1640. Then enjoy the easy walking in the Handicraft street where displayed not only the various products,handicraft etc, but also the fruits, vegetables and food of the daily life resources. Hundred years of the Tea House will be our special arrangement for you, Tea and nang bread will be served, Musical instrument performance of the local Uighur might be enjoyed if lucky.
Today you will end your 5 days Kashgar Tour and transfer to the airport to catch your flight. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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* Private transportation with good AC
* 4star hotel with breakfast (two persons share one room)
* Excellent English Speaking Guide Service
* Entrance fee listed in the itinerary
* All shuttle bus included
* 2bottles of water each person on daily use.
* Government tax
* Travel insurance
* Visa support if necessary
* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver
* Some activities such as boating, camel riding, culture show etc.
* Flight arrive and leave from Kashgar
* Full Board Meals