• Explore one of the oldest cities in Xinjiang - Turpan, the best place for you to know the Silk Road Culture.

  • Enjoy the fantastic landscape in heavenly lake, where the thick forest, vast grassland, magnificent snow mountain, experience the unique nomadic culture of local kazakhs.

  • Pay a great visit the turquoise finger-shaped Kanas lake, the Last Fairyland on the earth to discover Water Monster here as well.

  • Enjoy yourself in Tuwan Village of Hemu for its cooking smoke alike painted in pictures rising up on Tuwan's wooden houses, grassland, horse riding, yurt culture, wolf hunting (perhaps) and Tuwan' food and traditions.


Day 1Kashgar Arrival

Today you will catch the flight to Kashgar. We will meet you at the airport and take you to  check in the hotel. Afterwards, you can have a good rest in the hotel and enjoy your leisure time in Kashgar downtown.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar

Day 2Kashgar-Taxkorgan (320kms, 6hrs driving)

In the morning, enjoy your nice buffet breakfast. your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the adventure. We will first pay a visit to the famous Sunday Bazaar 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 bargain. After visiting, drive to Taxkorgan County.

Driving on the China and Pakistan highway about 4hrs to enjoy the landscape of Pamirs Plateau, 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. If you are interested, you can experience the camel riding around the Lake. The following day will be spent exploring the stunning landscape surrounding the highway, and we will drive to Taxkrogan County for overnight stay.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Taxkorgan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3Taxkorgan-Kashgar (320kms, 6hrs driving)

Today you will visit the Stone Fortress. The city is oval in shape and the city walls were built with sun-dried bricks on stone foundation. It is 1285 metres in circumference outside. Over the past few years, new wooden pathways have been constructed to allow tourist to walk these beautiful grasslands, known as the Golden Grassland. From here you can get even better photos of the Stone Fortress. Thereafter, we will drive back to Kashgar. 

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Fly to Urumqi from Kashgar

Today meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, then we will do full day Kashgar city excursion. we will visit the Idigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for the locals to practise their Islamic activities. Around 10:30 we have to visit the Old Town when the open ceremony ready to greeting all the tourists with the culture show, further exploration to the special culture and experience the lifestyle with the arrangements of the visiting to the local Uighur Family. Lunch arranged in the local Restaurant. Kashgar city tour ends with the wandering to the bustling Handicraft street, dazzling jewelry, primitive pottery,unique musical instrument, daily resources of the locals.

In the afternoon, you will say goodbye to Kashgar where you must have amazing experience and be transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Urumqi. After arrival, we will meet you at the airport and then check in the hotel.

Transport: Coach+Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5Urumqi-Turpan (200kms/3hrs driving)

Today enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then we will drive to Turpan. A must and first visit the oldest Uighur village Tuyoq Village located in the very center of Flaming Mountain Canyon. It used to be the holy site of Buddhism and Islam. The village consists of four parts: Canyon scenery, Thousand Buddha Caves, Maza tomb and the old buildings of the ancient village.

Then drive to the Kumtag Desert, whose Uyghur name is translated to "sand mountain," has yellow sand similar to the Gobi Desert; an arid area in Xinjiang that may soon combine itself with nearby deserts to form the largest national park in the world. The desert is the only attraction in the world that links the modern world with the ancient Loulan Kingdom, offering scientific exploration as well as camel rides and sand therapy treatments.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Turpan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6TurpanUrumqi (200kms/3hrs driving)

Morning depart from the hotel, we will head to the Karez Well, which is special kind of irrigation system, here you can not only visit this ancient irrigation system, but also get rid of the heat of summer. Then explore the Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. Then move to enjoy the scenery of Jiaohe Ruins with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.

Back to Urumqi in the afternoon and visit the Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. Then we will drive all the way to Wujiang Hot Spring Hotel for rest.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Kuitun (420kms/5-6hrs driving)

Today you will enjoy the tour of the picturesque Heavenly Lake (approximately 1.5hrs), 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. which is surrounded by the snow mountains, blooming wildflowers, evergreen pine trees. 40-minute scenic shuttle bus ride that twists though the dramatic mountains. Then you can either walk to the lakeside in 10mins or take the electronic cart. There are 3 options suggested. Boating cruise to take the incredible view of Tianshan Mountain. Trekking along the lake in the fresh air. or you can explore further to the Maya Mountain by the cable car to enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains.

After the visiting, we will continue the journey to Kuitun, Upon arrival, transfer to the downtown hotel for overnight stay.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Kuitun
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8Kuitun-Burqin (460kms/5-6hrs driving)

After having a delighted breakfast at the hotel, then travel to the Urho Ghost City, also known as Wuerhe Wind City", a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as "wind city" because of the frequent howling winds.

Thereafter, you will be transferred to Burqin for overnight stay. In the evening, you can walk around the street in Burqin, enjoy your leisure time and tasty snacks. And we will spend the night in Burqin.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Burqin
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9Burqin-Kanas(180km/3hrs driving)

Our guide and driver will pick you up in the morning, and then drive along the mountain road to Kanas Nature Reserve, China's only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the "Pure Land of the World" due to its unspoiled natural scenery. En-route, visit Kanas Lake. Upon arrival change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful scenery, head to the Fish Pavilion, enjoy a view of Kanas. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu district to check into the hotel. Dinner and rest.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Jiadengyu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10Kanas-Hemu (70kms, 2hours driving)

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Then we will travel to the most beautiful Tuwa village Hemu, which is the one of the famous Tuvas village. Arrive at the entrance of Hemu, we still have to change the shuttle bus to the village. Here we would like to suggest you leave your big luggage in our coach and take your must stuff.

tranquil village, herds of cattle and sheep, warm and hospitable locals, What a beautiful and mysterious place! if you want to explore the life of Tuwa people, they will very welcome you to visit their family.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Hemu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11Hemu-Beitun (270kms/5hrs driving)

Enjoy the fresh air in Hemu. If you are interested, you can go to the platform to see the sunrise and have a bird's eye view of the whole Village.  

Then we will transfer to visit the Five-colored Beach, Walk into the colorful Beach, you will feel as if in a dream world. The unique lava landscape consisted of purplish red, vandyke red, yellow and light green mudstone, sandstone and gravel. this is the most beautiful colorful Beach, masterpiece of nature, and miracle of Burqin.

Tonight we will stay at the hotel in Beitun.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Beitun
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12Beitun-Keketuohai (240kms/3.5hr driving)

Today we will transfer to Keketuohai along the highway. On the way, we can enjoy the stunning views of Ulungur Lake, It is an ideal home of migratory birds, famous for its abundance of fish. This Wetland park is vast in territory, rich in aquatic products, with the valuable wetland resources,the ecological system is typical,uniqueness and diversity. 

Continue the trip to Keketuohai, then we head to the Keketuohai National Geological Park. On the way there, you can enjoy the beautiful Kekesuli, one of the main components of the Keketuohai scenic area, is a naturally formed marsh. In the geological park you will see "Haizi Kou" and explore the Tunnel of Mine No 3, which comprises of many types of minerals. Take a tram ride and travel along Irtysh Grand Canyon till you reach Shenzhong Mountain and visit the "Earthquake Museum". 

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Ketuohai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13Keketuohai-Urumqi (530kms/6-7hr driving)

Today after breakfast, we will take a 6-7 hours' driving back to Urumqi. After arriving, we will check into the hotel first, then our guide and driver will show you around the Urumqi city, you can shop freely, if you want to buy some special products for your family and friends; or just explore the cultural customs of Urumqi.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: Overnight in Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14Urumqi Departure

Breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to your sweet home.It has been a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you another China trip.

Transport: Coach
Accommodation: No Accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

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  • 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

  • Domestic flights and 2nd class express train listed in 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.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

Trip Notes

  • 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.

Climate and Altitude

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.

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