5 Days Kashgar Weekend Tour

5 DAYS KASHGAR WEEK END CULTURAL TOUR

Destinations: Kashgar-Karakul lake-Muztagh Ata Glaciers-Tashkorgan

Tour Description: this tour begins and ends in Kashgar .Karakoram highway ,which is highest paved international adventurous road in the world ,cuts through incredible Pamir , Karakoram and Hindu kush Mountains to connect China with Pakistan via Kunjirap pass , Karakoram Highway ,Total 430km on the China side ,Geographically Surrounded by glaciers and  popular high peaks like Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur Tagh(7719m) , and easily accessible from Kashgar that you can not only enjoy it’s scenery ,but also experience the distinctive nomadic Kyrgyz and Tajik peoples life back in remote mountains ,and more importantly you would enjoy the kashgar city with help of our knowledgeable guide and driver , kashgar city pearl of Silk Road , western gateway to China at intersection of the southern and northern silk road trade route ,walking in the old town area , getting in touch with locals , eating your lunch in on of the families in old area would be life time experience .

Tour Overview: This is a private tour, we will assign private guide, car, van and bus, and no other participants will be allowed to join in your group. Also the tour is totally flexible. Moreover, if you would like to do some adjustment in this itinerary or book this trip, please contact us  in what area you are not satisfied, we can adjust the itinerary according to your time and budget

  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Best time: April to November
  • Departure Date: depending on your conveniences
  • Where to Start: Start from Kashgar and end in Kashgar

Additional Requests :if you have any requests including home staying with locals, learning Uyghur food ,visiting food markets, please mention to us when you book the trip , we will make special arrangements without any charge of extra fee.

DAILY ITINERARY

DAY 1 SAT  KASHGAR ARRIVAL AND NIGHT MARKE FOOD TOUR

Arrive kashgar By flight , picked up at the airport and transfer to hotel (30minutes to any destination in the city), guide and driver will take you to the night food market to explore the Uyghur cuisines  ,if you are interested you can have dinner there , otherwise we will arrange your dinner in one of the best local Uyghur restaurant or you can have it on your own .

DAY 2 SUN    KASHGAR CITY EXPLORE

Kashgar has been claimed “the best-preserved example of a traditional Islamic city to be found anywhere in Central Asia”, although the city is becoming more developed.

Being the Islamic cultural center and one of the ten internationally influential touristic cities of China, Kashgar,now days, is very important western most special economic zone as well as it was also very important hub and earliest Islamic cultural center in central Asia’s Silk Road.

So far today we will do excursion in this city, and visit Apak Hoja tomb, Central Asia Market ,Kashgar animal (Livestock market)and Kashgar old town, and enjoy the Uyghur local cuisines like kebab, hand pulled noodle in best Uyghur food restaurant in kashgar

Apak Hoja tomb: Mausoleum is finest examples of Uyghur Islamic architecture in China, large dome of 17m is at the center surrounded by four corner minarets with strips and arabesque floral patterns initially built in 1640, powerful religious and political leader Apak hoja’s five generations of relatives buried inside the tomb,

Kashgar old town: well preserved more than 1000s years old Uyghur residential area, people began to settle down there 11 hundred years ago after Uyghur people converted to Islam during the period of Great Karakhanid Dynasty which had been dominated whole central Asia from 9th century to 13th century, Kashgar was a capital .and it was cultural, political and important transportation hub in Central Asia’s silk road, it is treasure of silk road. Karakhanid dynasty imperial palace was also located in this old town, and still some parts of palace wall visible

Because of it’s unique natural old fashion medieval style, old town attracted the attention of Hollywood to shot the film “Kite Runner”, most parts of the film was shot in this old town,

Kashgar Live stock Market: Open field agricultural market only held on every Sunday, Uyghur farmers type, very local atmosphere, business is all about the animals like sheep, yaks, goats, donkey, cows, camels and horses, it is must see place to visit when you are in kashgar ,

South and Central Asia Market: it is regular commodity market that has all sort of goods, Market attracts more than hundred thousand people every Sunday from nearby towns around the kashgar and from central Asian countries as well.

Idkah Mosque: Being largest mosque in China and 12th largest in the world, Idkah mosque is unique best preserved Uyghur architecture in now days and can hold more than 20 thousand worshipers on Friday prayer. The mosque built in 1442,

After the excurtions in the city , driver and guide will transfer you to your hotel ,

DAY 3 MON   KASHGAR -KARAKUL LAKE – TASHKORGAN VIA KARAKORAM HIGHWAY

we’ll take breathtaking highest and adventurous paved highways in the world to go though High Mountain range to Karakul Lake, on the way , we will visit the opal village and  bulunkul lake ,

Karakul Lake: it is rare highland lake in the world at the elevation of 3600m, located on the side of Karakoram highway ,200km south west of Kashgar ,it is surrounded by many snow capped high mountains like Mt Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur (7649m). You will have chance to hike around the lake,

Kyrgyz Yurt: made of stone, still some are made of local embroidered mats; it is living house of local Kyrgyz people settling around the karakul lake, talk to them, stay with them and get to know their adventurous life in the remote mountains going to be your lifetime experience.

Tashkorgan is only western most Entry and Exit gate of western China, mountain Tajik people live in surrounding area and it is important town in the Karakoram, located south west of Kashgar, borders with Badakhshan province of Tajikistan, Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan and Pakistani Kashmir where Karakoram, Pamir and Hindu kush mountain ranges are connected .therefore it has outstanding scenery of mountains,

Spend about two hour there to visit the Ethnic Tajik Museum, best preserved ruin Stone forte which dates back to 7th century, and visit the Pamir Grass land ,

Notice :stay overnight in nomad Kyrgyz Yurt beside the Karakul lake or stay in hotel in taskorgan could be depend on your choice  we will make the reservation according to your request , please mention to us what s your preference

DAY 4 TUE TASHKORGAN – KASHGAR

After breakfast in hotel , we will drive back to kashgar via same highway ,

Check in Hotel in kashgar

DAY 5 WED DEPART FROM KASHGAR

We will make the arrangements according to your flight schedule , if your flight is in the afternoon, you might have free time in the morning to enjoy the city again and picked up at your hotel and drive to airport in the afternoon ,