6 Days Kashgar Indepth Photograhy Tour

Being one of the westernmost cities of China, Kashgar was a major stop along the Silk Road. With a history of over 2,000 years, it boasts abundant historical and natural resources, as well as folk custom of the local uighur & Tajik people.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the highlights in Urumqi city and Kashgar city.
  • visit the Karakul Lake and enjoy the Pamir landscape.
  • Learn the folk custom of the local uighur & Tajik people.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Urumqi Arrival
  • Day 2: Urumqi – Kashgar
  • Day 3: Kashgar – Karakuli lake
  • Day 4: Karakuli – Tashkorgan
  • Day 5: Tashkorgan – Kashgar
  • Day 6: Kashgar Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Xinjiang Museum, International Bazaar
Accommodation: Urumqi
Meals:

Today take a morning flight to Urumqi. Upon arrival, tour guide will pick you up and transfer to hotel for a short rest. Then head to Xinjiang Museum for a visit. A visit to Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi would be incomplete without a visit to the Xinjiang Museum. It is a comprehensive historical museum in China built in 1953, and famous for holding artifacts and mummies of Caucasians who lived in the region 1500 and 4000 years ago.

Afterwards continue the trip to International Bazaar, one of the most famous landmarks in Urumqi city, which is the largest bazaar in the world by scale, combining Islamic culture, architecture, ethnic commerce, tourism and entertainment.

Day 2 Urumqi – Kashgar

Sightseeing and Activities: Id Kah Mosque, handcraft street, Abakh Khoja Tomb
Accommodation: Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take the flight to Kashgar. Then start the tour with Id Kah Mosque, one of the biggest mosque in China, which was built by Saqsiz Mirza in 1442. Then head to handcraft street, which is full of unique and exotic goods. It is one of the most featured street in various local handicrafts in and around Kashgar Xinjiang China.

After that, visit the Abakh Hoja Tomb, the largest Islamic mausoleum of Xinjiang. It is most known as the Tomb of Xiang Fei, who is one of the imperial concubines of Emperor Qianlong.

Day 3 Kashgar – Karakuli Lake

Sightseeing and Activities: Sunday bazzar, Karakul Lake
Accommodation: local Yurt
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning, drive to visit Sunday bazzar first. It is the busiest part of the city, which covers a total area of 0.17 square kilometers with more than 5,000 stable stalls. Then head to view the fantastic scenery of Karakul Lake. It is the highest lake of the Pamir Plateau. Enjoy the crystal water, the peaks and blue sky, and also the creatures here.

Today we will stay in the local Yurt for overnight.

Day 4 Karakuli – Tashkorgan

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone fortress, Tajik Ethnic museum
Accommodation: Tashkorgan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive to Tashkorgan via Chinese Karakorum highway. Tashkorgan, means Stone Fortress in Uygur language. Enjoy the scenery along the road such as Mt. Muztag. Then we will visit the ruins of Stone fortress and Tajik Ethnic museum, as well as learning the cultures of local people.

Day 5 Tashkorgan – Kashgar

Sightseeing and Activities: Kashgar old city
Accommodation: Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today drive back to Kashgar. Visit the Kashgar old city, a major stop along the Silk Road, where is full of Uygur style folk residences.

Then explore this city at leisure.

Day 6 Kashgar Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, escorted to the airport to take your flight to next destination.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.