Silk Road Travel to Khunjerab Pass

UQ05: 6 Days Private Tour of Urumqi - Kashgar - Tashkorgan - Khunjerab Pass
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 western buffet breakfasts and 1 Chinese breakfast, 4 lunches

  • Travel in depth to the Silk Road of 2,000 years ago & learn about the culture and history
  • Explore the famous Kashgar Sunday Market and experience the local life with locals
  • Appreciate the Karakuri Lake - a "pearl" of the Pamir Plateau
  • See you off through Khunjerab Pass, between Pakistan and China
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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.
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
This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
UrumqiConrad Urumqi Hotel Excemon Xinjiang Yilite Hotel
KashgarRadisson Blu Hotel Kashgar Radisson Blu Hotel Kashgar
TashkorganQianhai International Hotel Qianhai International Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare of Urumqi - Kashgar
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Air or train fares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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