Silk Road Travel to Khunjerab Pass

UQ05: 6 Days Private Tour of Urumqi Kashgar - Tashkorgan - Khunjerab Pass
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Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi
Southern Pasture, Urumqi
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Urumqi Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city. You could go to local Uygur restaurants and delicacy stands to taste authentic Xinjiang local dishes and snacks; you could go to the Bazaar, which is the traditional gathering place of Uygur people and where to experience local customs and lifestyle. Erdaoqiao Bazaar in the south end of Tianshan District is a frequently visited spot by tourists.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Urumqi
The whole day will be devoted to the Heavenly Lake. There are several heavenly lakes in China. The one you will visit is among one of the four most famous. The natural crescent alpine lake lies in the mountain side under the grand Bogda Peak. Reputed as the pearl of Tianshan Mountain, the lake is not only a perfect summer resort, but also an ideal skating resort in winter times. Besides, it is a great place to view the vertical eco-landscapes, including the alpine glacier, wetland meadow, forest, valley and Gobi.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Urumqi - Kashgar
Abakh Khoja Tomb, Kashgar
The private trip today will cover the Southern Pasture and Xinjiang Regional Museum. The Southern Pasture is a vast and fertile land in the deserted dry Central Asia, where you could appreciate picturesque scenery of mountains, grassland, rivers, forests and herdsman's tents; you could also ride freely on a horse back or taste the local Kazak folk customs here. Located in the city proper, Xinjiang Regional Museum is a provincial integrated museum and the largest cultural relics research center in Xinjiang which is of full-bodied local architectural features. It has basic displays on pottery, copper and iron articles of different periods of Xinjiang, folk customs of the twenty ethnic minorities living in Xinjiang, ancient corpses of some four-thousand years ago and tens of thousand other exhibits. Afterwards, you will head for Kashgar by flight. Upon arrival, our local guide will greet you outside the baggage claim area at Kashgar Airport and then transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Kashgar
Kashgar Sunday Market
Today's excursion will begin with a visit to the Id Kah Mosque, which is located in the city center. As the largest mosque in Xinjiang, the Id Kah Mosque is an Islamic complex of strong ethnic flavor and religious color. Your next stop is the Abakh Khoja Tomb, a typical Islam style tomb group. It looks like a splendid palace from the appearance which consists of arched gateway, small mosque, big mosque, chanting hall and the tomb rooms. Then, you will explore the Old Street and the Bazaar to observe the local customs and life style. You could also visit a local family to learn about local ethnic flavor in depth.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Kashgar - Tashkorgan
Karakuri Lake
You will journey to Tashkorgan today. On the way, visit the Karakuri Lake, literally meaning the 'black sea'. This huge alpine ice-scour lake magnificently lies about 3,600 meters above the sea level and reflects the mysterious and lofty Muztagata nearby. With the Muztagata covered by white snow and reflecting in the lake, you will be astonished by this beautiful picture. Upon arrival at Tashkorgan, you will check in at the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Departure from Tashkorgan
Your private tour will end today after visiting the Stone City. Located on the top of a hill in north part of the county seat of Tashkorgan, the Stone City was once a castle of a kingdom and a pass of military and commercial importance along the Silk Road. After that, our guide will see you off through Khunjerab Pass, the famous pass between Pakistan and China.

Meals: Chinese breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
UrumqiSheraton Urumqi Hotel Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
KashgarRadisson Blu Hotel Kashgar Radisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
TashkorganCrown Inn Crown Inn
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Questions & Answers
Asked by Maggie from USA | Jan. 10, 2019 18:16Reply
Visiting Tashkorgan in winter?
Is it possible for foreigners to visit Tashkorgan in January or February? Are there any special requirements for foreigners to go there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry | Jan. 13, 2019 18:25

Foreigners are allowed to get to Tushkurgan with China visa, as far as I know, and a special travel permit should also be applied in advance because of its special geographical position. Besides, it is disallowed to reach the border and some remote places of the area.
Asked by uberlieber from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2019 17:23Reply
Urumqi, night market
just two questions:
00) when does night market in Urumqi operate, all months or just when?
01) how/where do i find hotels for foreigners in the city?

thanks in advance !!!
Answers (4)
Answered by Makayla from UKRAINE | Jan. 03, 2019 17:50

1. As I know, the night markets in the city operate every night from around 22:00.
2. There are several youth hotels can accept foreign tourists. Don't worry. I heard one named Tingbo International Youth Hotel is nice. The address is No.399, East Xihong Road, Mogou District.
Answered by unglaublich from CANADA | Jan. 03, 2019 18:24

thanks for your reply, just one more question: does night market operate in march ???
Answered by Makayla | Jan. 03, 2019 18:50

Yes, they still open at that time.
Answered by unglaublich from CANADA | Jan. 03, 2019 19:12

thanks again and have a great+safe new year !!!
Asked by ali from CANADA | Aug. 11, 2018 12:59Reply
please let me know which are best months of travel to Urumqi & Kashgar?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kim from USA | Aug. 14, 2018 18:34

June, July, August and September are the best months to travel there.
Asked by Lim from MALAYSIA | Feb. 06, 2018 01:02Reply
From Urumqi to Kanas n Hemu village, how many days required(minimun)?
any local tour agent in Urumqi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Albert from ITALY | Feb. 06, 2018 21:36

Hi, Lim! I think you may spend at least 4 days to those places. Oh, I was told this agency provides the tour, you may connect them if interested:
Asked by Clement Hoh from MALAYSIA | Aug. 29, 2017 16:45Reply
Xi'an to Urumqi by bus
Hi team, may I know which station?
How long in hours? and how much to pay?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike from SINGAPORE | Aug. 29, 2017 22:24

As I know, no bus is available, and you are suggested to fly there, and it takes less than 4 hours.

Or you can take a train from Xi'an Railway Station, which is available from 2:40 to 23:25, and it takes around 30 hours and CNY 487.5/506.5/533.3 for a hard sleeper, CNY 7607.5/846 for a soft sleeper.
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