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10 Days Silk Road Travel from Urumqi to Bishkek via Kashgar

Tour Code: XJ-GT03

Destinations: Urumqi

Tour type: Culture,Adventure

Price: USD $2175Free Inquiry

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Day 01 Urumqi

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to the Hotel upon you arrive in Urumqi

Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake (120km,about 1.5hours)

After breakfast visit Xinjiang Museum,then head to visit the Heavenly Lake,afternoon back to Urumqi visit the Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar.
Xinjiang Museum is the main institution to collect and investigate the unearthed cultural relics and specimens in Xinjiang. There are more than 50 thousand pieces of various kinds of cultural relics stored in the museum, among them, the ancient mummies represented by ‘the Loulan Beauty', manuscripts in Chinese, Kharosthi, Qiuci, Yanji, Tibetan, Uigurian and other characters prevailed in ancient Western Regions, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.
Heavenly Lake is a long and narrow gourd-shaped moraine lake, 3400 meters long, about 1500 meters wide, 105 meters at the deepest point, with an average depth of 40 meters, covering an area of about 5.9 square kilometers. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area, they are “A Ray of Stone Gate”, “Dragon's Pool and Green Moon”, “Magic Needle for Guarding the See”, “Three Stones Bearing the Sky”, “the Snowcapped Southern Mountain”, “Pine Billows in Western Mountain”, “the Hanging Waterfall”, and the “Sea Peak's Sunrise”.
Erdaoqiao Market & International is the largest in Urumqi. You'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine. On Sunday, there are more stalls and more goods to buy than any other day. The old streets around the bazaar are really worth seeing.Here is the most welcomed place by tourist especially by ladies where they can buy some traditional Uygur make up cosmetic.

  • Erdaoqiao Market & International

    Erdaoqiao Market & International

  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

Day 03 Urumqi -Turpan (240kms,about 3.5hours)

After breakfast head to Turpan and then visit the Tuyoq village, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Astana Tombs and Jiaohe Ruins.
Tuyoq Valley:constructed in eastern and western cliffs in Tuyoq valley . more than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. They are considered to be the earliest caves in Turpan, Murals are mostly damaged, but unique in style.
Bezklik Grottoes:“Bezklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The excising caves were reconstructed by Uighur people.
Jiaohe Ruins :is located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turpan City. running from northwest to southeast, 1760 meters long and 300 meters across at the widest part. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple.

  • Bezklik Grottoes

    Bezklik Grottoes

  • Jiaohe Ruins

    Jiaohe Ruins

Day 04 Turpan-Urumqi-(180km,about 2.5hours)- Kashgar

After breakfast visit Karez Irrigation system, Sugong minaret,and after lunch back to Urumqi and take the flight to Kashgar.
Karez Irrigation System is a unique irrigation system in Turpan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservoirs.
Sugong Minaret,Located in Mura Village 2 kilometers to the east of the city of Turpan, the Tower was built in the 41st year of the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty,It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. The tower is 37 meters high and 10 meters in diameter at the base. The body of the tower is cylindroid in shape, built with bricks arranged in various symmetrical patterns on the outer wall. The tower has 14 windows and a spiral stairs inside it leading to the top.

  • Karez Irrigation System

    Karez Irrigation System

  • Sugong Minaret

    Sugong Minaret

Day 05 Kashgar City Tour

Take the city sightseeing ,visit the Sunday Bazaar,Apak Hoja Tomb,Id Kah Mosque,Old town, and Handicraft Street.
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 and the Abakh Khoja family tomb. The latter is domed and faced with muti - colored tiles. I t most complete Islamic tomb of the Qing Dynasty up-to-now in China.
Id Kah Mosque It 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.

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 muti-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar' historic district a highlight of any visit to the city.

  • Apak Hoja Tomb

    Apak Hoja Tomb

  • Id K ah Mosque

    Id K ah Mosque

  • Old town

    Old town

Day 06 Kashgar-Karakul Lake (250kms,about 4hours)
Karakul Lake

Karakul Lake

After breakfast drive on to Chinese Karakorum highway,head to visit the Karakul Lake.On the road, enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Muztag, brave Tajiks people lives on the Pamir more than 2000 year with nomadic life.
Karakul Lake 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. The lake is popular among travelers 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 number of yurts about 1km east of the bus drop-off point and a village with stone houses located on the western shores.
Karakorum high way It 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.

Day 07 Kashgar-Torugat Border-Naryn (370kms,about 6-7hours)

After breakfast head to Torugat Border.The distance from Kashgar to the Torugart Pass is about 180 kilometers. Your Kyrgyz car with driver and guide meets you on the pass, at the demarcation line between Kyrgyzstan and China. .Then drive to Naryn town, located in Naryn region.On the way there we also admire the view of the third largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Chatyr kul Lake. It is an endorheic alpine lake in the Tian Shan mountains in At-Bashi District of Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan; it lies in the lower part of Chatyr-Kul Depression near the Torugart Pass border crossing into China. The name of the lake means “Celestial Lake” in Kyrgyz. The lake and 2 km buffer zone around it is part of the Karatal-Japyryk State Nature Reserve. The water of Chatyr Kul Lake is yellowish-green with water transparency of up to 4 metres (13 ft). The mineralization of the lake ranges from 0.5 to 1.0 milligrams per liter (chloride, hydrocarbonate, sodium and magnesium type of mineralization).

Day 08 Naryn-Bishkek (400kms,about 6-7hours)

Early in the morning is transfer by car from Naryn to Bishkek city . The road itself from Naryn to Bishkek is just amazing! You will drive along mountain roads and on the way you will move over few high passes. The highest one is called Dolon pass. It is 3030 meters high above the sea level! Today it will be possible to meet real nomads that still live in yurts. Yurts are collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made of felt and wood without using a single nail. You will be shocked by the beauty of our mountains that stayed almost untouched till nowadays.  Then we will arrive to Kochkor village. There you will have lunch with a local family to find out more about Kyrgyz people. They will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. You even can create your own carpet together with them! Also you will visit a small local Handicraft museum. At this place you will get acquainted with nomadic traditions. On our way to Bishkek, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). In the capital you will have dinner in a national restaurant. Night is in a hotel.

Day 09 Bishkek

After breakfast take your city tour.Visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and Asian Bazaar.many others places of interest. During this day we will show you our main squares and buildings that were made at Soviet time.

Ala-Too Square іs the central square іn Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The square wаs built іn 1984 tо celebrate the 60th anniversary оf the Kyrgyz SSR, аt whіch tіme а massive statue оf Lenin wаs placed іn the square's center. The statue оf Lenin wаs moved іn 2003 tо а smaller square іn the city, аnd а new statue called Erkindik (Freedom) wаs installed іn іts place.

Dubovy Park, full of strollers on warm Sundays, has a few open-air cafés and some neglected modern sculpture and funnily enough, century-old oaks. Where Erkindik prospektisi (Freedom Ave) enters the park, there is an open-air art gallery.

Asian Bazaar:This bazaar is very colorful and noisy. People sell there all kinds of goods. You will walk there about an hour to see local people, goods, fruits, vegetables, meat store, and other things! On this bazaar you will see very interesting people that come from villages to sell their goods.

Day 10 Bishkek to your destination 

After breakfast you will be transfer to the airport,and take the flight to your destination

Day 01 Urumqi
Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to the Hotel upon you arrive in Urumqi
Day 02 Urumqi-Heavenly Lake (120km,about 1.5hours)
After breakfast visit Xinjiang Museum,then head to visit the Heavenly Lake,afternoon back to Urumqi visit the Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar.
Day 03 Urumqi -Turpan (240kms,about 3.5hours)
After breakfast head to Turpan and then visit the Tuyoq village, Bezklik Thousand Buddha Caves, Astana Tombs and Jiaohe Ruins.
Day 04 Turpan-Urumqi-(180km,about 2.5hours)- Kashgar
After breakfast visit Karez Irrigation system, Sugong minaret,and after lunch back to Urumqi and take the flight to Kashgar.
Day 05 Kashgar City Tour
Take the city sightseeing ,visit the Sunday Bazaar,Apak Hoja Tomb,Id Kah Mosque,Old town, and Handicraft Street.
Day 06 Kashgar-Karakul Lake (250kms,about 4hours)
 After breakfast drive on to Chinese Karakorum highway,head to visit the Karakul Lake.On the road, enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Muztag, brave Tajiks people lives on the Pamir more than 2000 year with nomadic life.
Day 07 Kashgar-Torugat Border-Naryn (370kms,about 6-7hours)
After breakfast head to Torugat Border.The distance from Kashgar to the Torugart Pass is about 180 kilometers.
Day 08 Naryn-Bishkek (400kms,about 6-7hours)
Early in the morning is transfer by car from Naryn to Bishkek city . The road itself from Naryn to Bishkek is just amazing! You will drive along mountain roads and on the way you will move over few high passes.
Day 09 Bishkek
After breakfast take your city tour.Visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and Asian Bazaar.many others places of interest. During this day we will show yo
Day 10 Bishkek to your destination 
After breakfast you will be transfer to the airport,and take the flight to your destination
  • 2017 Price

Price in U.S.dollars are based on per person;departures are guaranteed even with one person!

MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
May.2017
May 3(Wed)May 12(Fri)$2175$220
May.2017May 24(Wed)Jun 2(Fri)$2175$220
Jun. 2017Jun 14(Wed)Jun 23(Fri)$2175$220
Jul. 2017Jul 5(Wed)Jul 14(Fri)$2175$220
Aug. 2017Aug 2(Wed)Aug 11(Fri)$2175$220
Sep.2017Sep 6(Wed)Sep 15(Fri)$2175$220

Price Includes

Private transportation with Good AC

Accommodation based on TWN rooms listed;

Excellent English speaking guide

All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary;

Domestic flights: Urumqi to Kashgar

All Dinners through out the itinerary

Invitation if necessary.

2 bottle of water each person every day

Price Excludes

International flights(flight to Urumqi and departure from Bishkek)

All Lunches

Tourist Visa;

Camera and Video charges during sightseeing;

Alcohol Drinks;

Tips to the guide and driver. 8usd/person/day (suggested)

Personal expenses and optional like boating, camel riding, etc

Supplement of French guide:200usd/group

Vehicles & Hotel

Vehicles we select for our distinguished guests

Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver

  • 1—2 pax 5 seats car
  • 3—5pax 7—9 seats
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
  • New car
Hotels we select
City Superior class Deluxe class Budget class
Kashgar Bacony Hotel Tianyuan International Qinbag Hotel
Urumqi Hoitak hotel New Times Hotek City Grand Hotel
Turpan Tuha Petroleum Hotel Huozhou (fireland) Hotel Jiao He Plaza
Kuqa Kuqa International Hotel Kuqa Hotel