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7 Days Xinjiang Best Culture Tour

If you have limited time, and want to see the most important parts of Silk Road in Xinjiang, we recommend you our 7 days itinerary, it contains the best parts of Kashgart, Turpan and Urumqi.

 Quotation based on 2 person in the group

Day 1, Arrive in Kashgar,

Our guide and driver will pick you up at airport and transfer you to pre-booked hotel in Kashgar.

The rest of the day is at leisure. You can walk around the old town of Kashgar.

Over night in Kashgar.

 

Day 2, Kashgar tour

Today, we will spend full day at the Livestock market and Sunday Bazaar,Livestock market probably the most fascinating market in China, not only the animals you can enjoy, most importantly you can feel the old trading style during the ancient time.

 Over night in Kashgar.

 

Day 3, Kashgar to Karakul Lake, 200km .

After breakfast, you drive to Karakul Lake along the world famous Karakorum highway(KKH), en route, you can stop and take photo at Opal village, red mountain, white sand mountain, later you will arrive the main destination Karakul Lake and Mjuztagh ata mountain, this is the most beautiful area around Kashgar and the elevation of 3600m, and the Muztagh ata mountain is beyond your expectation.

Over night in Kashgar.

  

Day 4, Kashgar tour  

Today, we spend half day to visit Kashgar, visit Apak hoja tomb, Apak hoja had strongly influenced kashgar area from mid 17th to mid 18th century, his tomb chamber was completed in 1640, and is the only one of it’s kind. then visit Idkah mosque, the biggest one in China, built 1442. afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly Urumqi.

At arrival transfer to hotel in Urumqi.

Over night in Urumqi.

 

Day 5, Urumqi Tour

In the morning, we visit Xinjiang regional museum, it is the best place learn Xinjiang’s history, culture, and landscapes, one of the highlights is natural dried mummy from 3800 years ago. after that, we drive to Heavenly lake(Tianchi), it is 110 km from Urumqi, it is a 1980m high old lake, was formed during the Himalayas activity 200 million years ago, and is the most green, beautiful land in Xinjiang.    

Over night in Urumqi.

 

Day 6, Urumqi to Turpan, 180km

After breakfast, we drive to Turpan, en route, we see salt lake, wind power plants, and Flaming mountain. In Turpan, firstly visit Tuyuk ancient village, it has the history of 1700 year, is the holly village for locals because of the religions which were flourished there. Then visit Beziklik Buddha caves, it was the temple of Gaochang kingdom. In the end visit Emin minaret, the only Minaret with a mosque, was built in 1777.  

Over night in Turpan.

 

Day 7, Back to Urumqi, transfer to airport.

Today is the last day of our Xinjiang trip, in the morning, we visit Jiaohe ancient city, it is the best preserved earth constructed underground old city, was built 2300 years ago. Then we visit Karez, an ancient underground irrigation system, starting to use from 2000 years ago, The weather in Turpan is very dry and very hot, so “No Karez No Turpan” comes from this fact. Later we drive to Urumqi Airport for your return journey to home.  

Number of days: 7
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: 1. All flight tickets; 2. Meals during the tour; 3. Entrance tickets to monuments and tour spots; 4. Excursions other than those specified in trips; 5. Personal expenses Tips to guide and driver
What to bring: 1.paper and some kind of hand cleanser; 2.hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chap stick; 3. basic medicines for headaches, upset stomach; 4.passport and a copy of passport front page and visa;
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
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May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.