UQ02: 4 Days Private Tour to Kashgar and the Karakuri Lake

Day 1 Arrival in Kashgar
When you arrive in Kashgar today, you will be warmly welcomed by the professional tour guide and driver at the airport, and then be accompanied to check into a very nice hotel. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with the city a bit on your own.

Kashgar is an important town on the ancient Silk Road, located in the extreme west of China. It includes the old town and the new town. Most of the historical sites are in the old town. The best time to visit Kashgar is in August, September and October, when the climate is quite pleasant and various melons and fruits become ripe. So during the tour, you will not only enjoy the picturesque natural scenery, but also taste the fresh fruits.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
Day 2 Kashgar
Idkah Mosque
Id Kah Mosque
Your Kashgar tour itinerary will start with a pleasant walk in the Old Town, where most of the buildings are in the Islamic and Uyghur styles and the streets are crisscrossed with a unified style. What's more, you will have a special home visit to a local Uyghur family in Kashgar Old Town and you will have lunch with them to enjoy some delicious authentic home-cooked food.

After lunch, your guide will accompany you to the Idkah Mosque, which is a landmark of Kashgar and where you can see many magnificent structures in the Islamic style. The next stop is the Abakh Khoja Tomb, a typical Islamic ancient architectural complex. Today's Kashgar tour itinerary will end as you get back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Kashgar - Karakuri Lake - Kashgar
Karakuri Lake
After breakfast, you will be transferred through the Karakurum Highway to the Karakuri Lake, which is about 5 hours driving from Kashgar. You could have a big breakfast today and take some snacks with you. The Karakuri Lake is a "pearl" on the Pamir. The lake is surrounded by several mountains such as the snow-capped Mount Muztagata and the Kongur Tagh. In the calm days, the white silver peaks, green grasslands and lakeside herds can all be reflected in the lake, which is extremely beautiful. You can enjoy a pleasant trip around the lake and view the Muztagata Mountain from a distance. Do not miss the chance to take wonderful photos while enjoying the scenery. When finishing the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kashgar.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Departure from Kashgar
Kashgar Sunday Market
Today, your guide will accompany you to visit the famous local bazaar. If it happens to be on Sunday, you will be scheduled to a more unique livestock bazaar, where people take their livestock to trade. If not, you will also see a lively traditional market full of all kinds of products, which is equally interesting.

After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight. Your Xinjiang Kashgar tour ends here. Hope you have had a good time with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Questions & Answers
Asked by Luzia from GERMANY | Jun. 07, 2020 16:41Reply
travel restrictions to xingjiang?
Hello,
We have our residence Jiangsu China and therefore have valid visa. Can we Travel freely to Xiangjiang?
Are all the spots open foreign tourists now?
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Answered by Amy | Jun. 07, 2020 17:30
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As I know, the scenic spots in Xinjiang only open to local people now. It is still unclear that when will Xinjiang open to foreign travelers.
Asked by Arman from IRAN | Dec. 31, 2018 03:31Reply
How does 24 hours visa free work in Urumqi Airport?
Is it from the first landing hour in the first airport to the last hour at the last Chinese airport? Or is it the total stay in different Chinese airports?
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Answered by Sarah from CANADA | Jan. 03, 2019 17:20
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Are you an Iran passport holder? If yes, you are not eligible for the 24-hour visa-free transit.
Asked by jim from USA | Feb. 28, 2018 02:32Reply
Hello, i like to know how long it takes from Urumqi to Almaty by train. or by plane?and the cost?
Thank you
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Answered by William from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 28, 2018 21:00
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The train takes about 25h 50mins and the fare 1,041RMB. The plane takes about 1h 50mins but the fare changes a lot, you may pay attention to that.
Asked by Trang from LAOS | Sep. 12, 2017 07:44Reply
From Shangrila to Urumqi
I'm in Dali now and heading to Shangrila. From Shangrila I wanna go to Urumqi( Kashgar ). I don't want to take a flight. I just wanna take trains or buses. Is there some way I can get to Urumqi by buses or trains from Shangrila or kunming? Thank you
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Answered by Ian from IRELAND | Sep. 14, 2017 03:00
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Then you can take a train. From Kunming Railway Station, a train is scheduled to Urumqi daily and it leaves at 19:05. It takes almost 65 hours. Hope you can bear this!
Asked by Irene from SINGAPORE | Apr. 12, 2017 09:49Reply
Is end May a good time to visit Urumqi/Kashgar?
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Answered by Isla from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 13, 2017 02:44
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Yes, in general, May will be a nice time to tour around Urumqi. The climate will be cool and comfortable. The scenery will also be impressive. Have a nice trip!
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