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7-day Kashgar Group Tour

Price Details: Starting from 5, 280 RMB p/p

Group Size: 2 to 8 Pax

Highlights: Our 5 days Kashgar group tour includes must see sights in and round Kashgar. In Kashgar city, you will be visiting cultural and historical sites. Outside Kashgar, you will be visiting natural sights like Shipton’s Arch and Karakul Lake.

Tour Start Date
Month Start Date Price Starting Single Room Enquiry
Apr . 2017 1st Apr 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB
22th Apr 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB
May . 2017 29th Apr 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB
20th May 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB
Jun . 2017 3rd Jun 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
17th Jun 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
Jul . 2017 8th Jul 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
22nd Jul 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
Aug . 2017 5th Aug 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
19th Aug 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
Sep . 2017 2nd Sep 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
16th Sep 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
Oct . 2017 30th Sep 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
1st Oct 2017 5800 RMB 1020 RMB
14th Oct 2017 5280 RMB 910 RMB

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrival Kashgar

Day’s Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer

Our guide and driver will meet you at Kashgar Airport then transfer you to your Hotel.


Day 2

Place & Transport: Kashgar City Tour

Day’s Activities: Apak Hoja Tomb, Live Stock Market, Sunday Market, Eid Kah Mosque, Old Town, Handicraft Street, Uyghur Family Visit

  • Kashgar Apak Hoja Tomb
  • Kashgar Sunday Market
  • Kashgar Old Town
  • Kashgar Id Kah Mosque
  • Kashgar Handicraft Street

Your train arrives in Kashgar at 08:59 a.m. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. We will begin our Kashgar City Tour by visiting the Apak Hoja Tomb, also known as the “fragrant concubine tomb”. This is a very tranquil place and a beautiful example of Uyghur Islamic architecture. Next, we will head to the *famous live animal market, one of the biggest in the region where you will see livestock being traded. Then you will continue to the Sunday Market, renowned as the biggest in Central Asia. It is said you can buy anything you want at the Sunday Market except chicken milk or cow eggs. After the Sunday Market, you will have your lunch either in a Uyghur private home or in a Uyghur restaurant (note: the request for having lunch in a Uyghur home must be made in advance). After lunch we will wander through the winding narrow streets of the historic Kashgar Old Town rubbing shoulders with the friendly Uyghur residents. Located at the spiritual heart of the Old Town is Eid Kah Mosque, the largest mosque in China.  We will go inside and learn about Islam in Kashgar and how it is practiced by the Uyghur people. After our visit to the Mosque, we will stroll down Handicraft Street, viewing pots being hammered, wood craftsmen at work and traditional musical instrument workshops. 

Note: For entering the Mosque visitors should dress respectfully: no shorts or short sleeved shirts and women should cover their heads with a scarf.


Day 3

Place & Transport: Day Tour to Shipton’s Arch

Day’s Activities: Shipton’s Arch

  • Kashgar Shipton’s Arch
  • Kashgar Shipton’s Arch

After the breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Shipton’s Arch, the world’s tallest natural arch. It is reached after 2 hours driving from Kashgar, and a 45-minute walk. The first half of the way is by road, the remainder is off-road driving. From as far as can be reached by car, we will continue another 45 minutes on foot. This trek involves climbing a ladder and traversing a rocky gorge on the mountain leading to Shipton’s Arch.  This Arch was discovered by the famous English mountaineer Eric Shipton in 1947, while traveling between Tashkent and Kashgar and made known to the West in his book Mountains of Tartary. The arch has figured in the Guinness Book of Records for its exceptional height, estimated to be 1,200 feet, about equal to that of the Empire State Building. Its span is roughly 180 feet.  The “true” height of the arch is debatable: viewed from the east (the usual approach route) it appears to be 200 feet tall from the top of the 100-foot rubble pile; from the west side (approachable only via technical ascent), the height is closer to the estimated 1,200 feet. Thus, the height depends upon what is considered to constitute the base of the arch either the base of the rubble pile (partially under the arch where the span achieves its maximum width) or the floor of the west side canyon head, 900 feet lower. After visiting the arch, we will follow the same trail back to the car/van and return to Kashgar.


Day 4

Place & Transport: Kashgar to Karakul Lake then to Tashkurgan

 Day’s Activities: Karakoram Highway, Opal Village, Corner Lake, Sand Mountain, Karakul Lake

  • Karakoram Highway
  • Corner Lake
  • Karakul Lake

After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a drive on the Karakoram highway, renowned as the highest paved border crossing in the World and regarded as one of the World’s most beautiful highways. We will see the following on our drive: Opal village, a one-hour drive from Kashgar, is a good location to take photos of village life and traditional activities like bread making and Uyghur food stalls. Half an hour’s drive from the village we arrive at Oytagh Red Mountain. The mountain valley is surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of multi-colored mountains topped by snow-capped peaks. Corner Lake (BulungKul) is a tranquil shallow lake where you can take very nice photographs of the lake with stunning reflections of the sand mountains. Karakul Lake is 3600 meters above sea level. It is located between Mt. Muztagata (7546 meters) and Mt. Gonger (7719 meters), said to be 2 of the 6 most beautiful mountains in the world. We will visit local Kyrgyz yurts and listen to stories about traditional nomadic mountain life. For your lunch, you can either have a lunch in a Kyrgyz yurt by sampling their simple authentic food, or bring your own fruit and bread from Opal Village and picnic by the lake. After lunch, you can walk around the lake on foot or rent a camel or horse and ride around the lake. After the tour, you will proceed to Tashkurgan for spend the night. 

Note: Guests will need to carry their passports on this tour as they are required to show these at the Gaz check point (around an hour after visiting the colorful mountain on the first day and also on the way back to Kashgar).  Everybody at this point needs to be registered by the authorities due to its close proximity to many bordering countries.

It is also advisable to bring warm clothes as temperatures here can be colder than those found in Kashgar.

It is also recommended to bring sunscreen and mosquito spray if you are an easy target for mosquitoes.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Tashkurgan to Back to Kashgar

Day’s Activities: Stone City, Tashkurgan Grassland, Tashkurgan Cultural and Custom Museum

  • Tashkorgan Stone City
  • Tashkorgan Grassland

Tashkurgan is a small town on the Pamir Plateau, that was once extremely isolated until the rebuilding of the Karakorum Highway in 1987. Even today, the local community, reached by this single road from Kashgar, continues to live a traditional way of life. This region is known to be part of the primary route of the “Old Silk Road” connecting China and Western Asia. The prime attraction here is the Stone Fort, with a history of more than 2000 years. The fort had once served as the central palace of the Tajik Kingdom. Our visit here will be followed by the Tashkurgan grassland which is next to the Stone Fort. Tashkurgan Grassland is where you can visit free grazing sheep, goat, yak, and horses. In summer, locals put up tents and serve lunch and dinner for tourists. Last but not least, you will visit Tashkurgan cultural and custom museum that is where you can learn about Tajik culture and customs. Once you are done with your visit, then we will head down to Kashgar and you are more than welcome to make many photo stops on the return leg of the journey.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Day Tour to Davakul Taklamakan Desert and Farewell Dinner

Day’s Activities: Karakul Lake, Kashgar

  • Karakul Lake
  • Karakul Lake

Dawakul Taklamakan Desert is 130 km from Kashgar, about a 2 hour drive. It is located on the southeastern tip of the Taklamakan desert. Dawakul in Uyghur language means “curing lake” and for many centuries people have visited the lake to swim in its waters seeking a cure for their ailments. Now it has been turned in to attraction where you can look out to the vast Taklamakan desert, do camel or dune buggy riding. At the lake shore locals oven bake delicious freshly caught fish, lamb and chicken which can be enjoyed for your lunch. 

Taklimakan desert is the second largest shifting sands desert in the World, covering an area of 337,600 square km. The Taklamakan Desert is known as the “sea of death” by the ancient Silk Road traders. They use to have to cross it in their caravans in times gone by and many traders who entered the desert lost their way and were never seen again.

While in the desert, you can experience ancient desert transportation by riding a camel or alternatively for a more modern exhilarating ride you can choose to ride a buggy over the dunes. If weather permits, we can also trek through the desert for a couple of hours or days depending on which season and month of the year you are visiting. We will be returning to Kashgar early to late afternoon.


Day 7

Place & Transport: Kashgar Airport See Off

Day’s Activities: Kashgar Airport See Off

In the morning our guide and driver will take you to the Kashgar Airport in time for your flights home.


Price includes: 

Air conditioned vehicle as per the group size and program

Uyghur English Speaking tour guide

4 star hotels with breakfast

Entrance fee as per the grogram

Expenses of driver and guide

2 bottle of water per person per day

One lunch at Karakul Lake, and one farewell dinner last day of the trip

Price doesn’t include: 

Meals unless specified

Tip for the guide and driver

Travel insurance