5 Days Classic Kashgar Tour
Destinations:Torugart border, Kashgar, Taxkorgan, Kashgar, Irkestam border
Tour Code: CITIC-XJ-03
Day 1Transfer to Kashgar
- Apak Hoja Tomb
Our nice guide will meet you at the border (Irkistab/Turgat/Kunjirap) there is no suitable restaurant in the border, so we will prepare something for our distinguished customers. Then head to Kashgar and check in the hotel. Apak Hoja Tomb, This Mazar is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure. Built in 1640 ， it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan. A handsome blue-and-white tiled gate leads into the compound, which includes a small religious school an
d the Abakh Khoja family tomb. The latter is domed and faced with multi - colored tiles. I t most complete Islamic tomb of the Qing Dynasty up-to-now in China.
Day 2Kashgar City Tour
- Id Kah Mosque
After breakfast take the city sightseeing tour and you will visit Idgar Mosque, Handicraft street.
Handicraft street, Streets near this big market are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, Ute, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive, eat breakfast, set up their animals and check out the action. Cattle, sheep (they definitely look different), goats, donkeys, horses have their own sections; sellers show their animals are "good eaters"(most go as livestock not meat) and the entire experience is fascinating and fun.
Id Kah Mosque is the large Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. The Mosque started to build in the mid of fifteenth century, and has gradually developed to the present size. Id K ah Mosque, with about 16800 square meters in area, consisting of Pray Hall, the Koran teaching Hall, The Corridor, the Arches and other buildings attaching to it.The buildings of Id Kah Mosque look magnificent and solemn , and display the artistic styles of Islamic mosque architectures.
Day 3KashgarTaxkorgan county (360kms, 4-5hrs driving)
- Karakul Lake
After breakfast visit take the drive on the China and Pakistan highway to visit the Karakul Lake and enjoy the Pamir landscape. Have packed lunch by the side of the lake then continue your excursion to Taxkorgan county.
Karakul Lake,At an altitude of 3,600 m. it is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tianshan and Kunlun Mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztag Ata (7546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530 m). The lake is popular among travellers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. There are two Kirgiz settlements along the shore of Karakul Lake, a small number of yurts about 1km east of the bus drop-off point and a village with stone houses located on the western shores.
Day 4Taxkorgan countyKashgar(300kms, 4-5hrs)
- Karakorum high
Today you will enoy the folklore of the Tajik Pepole and after lunch back to Kashgar by the Karakom Highway, and visit the Old Town upon arrival.
Karakorum high wayIt is 1200 kilometers almost Sino Pakistan—Chinese friendship high way build since 1976. Ancient Silk Road Merchants often run Via over Karakorum, Wahan corridor with Hindi Kush Mountain to India, Pakistan until Iran. On the road, enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Muztag, Taxkorgan, Persian language that means, stone castle, the brave Tajiks people lives on the Pamir more than 2000 year with nomadic life. Visit Stone fortress, Tajiks National art gallery museum and walk around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs.
Old town, Kashgar is an ancient city, and in walking the streets of its Old Town, will provide a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar's historic district a highlight of any visit to the city.
After breakfast go to shopping center and prepare some food for the border transfer. and then drive to your next destination.
|Travel in party of||
|2-5 persons||$1000||$910||$ 850|
|6-9 persons||$550||$ 530||$ 480|
|10 persons & above||$540||$ 480||$ 410|
|Single room Supplement||$300||$ 170||$ 126|
2: Excellent English speaking guide
3: Hotel (twins bed shared room) with breakfast listed in the itinerary
4: Entrance fee listed
5: Government tax and travel insurance
2: personal expenses such as tips to the guide and driver
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