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9 Days Best Xinjiang Tour

Tour Code: XJ-FA03

Destinations: Kashgar-Karakul Lake-Kashgar-Urumqi-Turpan-Urumqi-Heavenly Lake-Urumqi

Tour type: Culture,History,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape,Handcraft

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Day 01 Kashgar
Meals: Dinner

Our nice guide will meet you at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel.

Day 02 Kashgar to Karakul Lake (260kms, 4hrs)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
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After breakfast take the drive on the China and Pakistan highway to visit the Karakul Lake and enjoy the Pamir landscape.

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 03 Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Visit Sunday Bazaar, Id Kah Mosque, Old Town, Apak Hoja Tomb, Handicraft Street

Sunday Bazaar (livestock Market)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 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 Pray Hall of the mosque can hold 4000 prayers is supported by 140 carved wooden pillars.The buildings of Id Kah Mosque look magnificent and solemn , and display the artistic styles of Islamic mosque architectures.

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 multi - colored tiles. I t most complete Islamic tomb of the Qing Dynasty up-to-now in China.

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.

Handicraft streetStreets 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.

Day 04 Kashgar to Urumqi by Train
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

After breakfast take the morning flight to Urumqi.

Visit Xinjiang Museum. Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar,The Erdaoqiao Bazaar 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 especialy by ladies where they can buy some traditional yugur make up cosmetic.

  • Heavenly Lake

    Heavenly Lake

  • Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

    Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar

Day 05 Urumqi ----Turpan (190kms 2.5hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Lunch

After breakfast visit Xinjiang Museum then head to Turpan

Visit Jiaohe Ruined city, Karez Irrigation System, Sugong Minerat, Local Uyger family in the Vineyard

Xinjiang Museum the 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 Westen Regions, the silk ,wool, cotton and hemp fabrics and folk rainment, etc., are unusual tidbits in the world.

Jiaohe Ruined The Jiaohe Ruins is located on a mesa in willow leaf shape between the Yarnaz River valleys 10 kilometers to the west of Turfan 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. 

Karez Irrigation System The Karez System is a unique irrigation system in Turfan, 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 reservois. 

Sugong Minerat Locatedin Mura Village 2 kilometers to the east of the city of Turfa , theTower 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.

Local Uyger Family with Vineyard Turpan is a kingdom of Grapes, all the local uyger families plant the grapes at the back of their house. Local Uyger family visiting is a special experience for you to know their lifestyle in the fireland.

  • Xinjiang Museum

    Xinjiang Museum

  • Sugong Minerat

    Sugong Minerat

Day 06 Turpan to Urumqi(2.5hrs) driving
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Astana Tombs

Astana Tombs

Visit Bezklik Grottoes, Astana Tombs, , Tuyoq Valley and in the afternoon back to Urumqi

Bezklik Grottoes It is located 50 kilometers to the east of Turfan City . “Bezeklik”means “a place with beautiful decoration”. There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The exising caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian people. In some caves one can find that Buddhish murals are painted on Manichean murals. Themes of the murals are mainly the stories about causes.

Astana Tombs Located over 40 kilometers to the southeast of Turfan City , covering an area of 10 square kilometers, the Astana Tombs are the graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. Between 1959 and 1975,here had been excavated 13 times, a great number of cultural relics have been unearthed, including Chinese documents, textiles, epitaphs, coins, clay sculptures, pottery, wooden wares, silk-paintings, crops and foods ,etc., and total number of them reaches tens thousands. Known as “the Underground Museum.

Tuyoq Valley The caves lies 65 kilometers to the east of the city of Turfan and are constructed or dug in eastern and western cliffs in Tuyoq valley . Among more than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. They are considered to be the earliest caves in Turfan, Murals are mostly damaged, but unique in style.


Day 07 Urumqi to Heavenly Lake
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Xinjiang Museum

Xinjiang Museum

Xinjiang Museum Heavenly Lake & cruise there, do some trekking, overnight in the Kazak Yurt.

Heavenly Lake,110 kilometers from Urumqi, the 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”.

Day 08 Heavenly Lake to Urumqi
Meals: Breakfast

PM back to Urumqi Check into the Hotel Red Hill Park

Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Meals: Breakfast
Day 01 Kashgar
Airport transfer to Hotel Free to explore
Meals: Dinner
Day 02 Kashgar to Karakul Lake (260kms, 4hrs)
Karaul Lake
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 03 Kashgar
Sunday Bazaar, Idgar Mosque, Old Town, Apak Hoja Tomb, Handicraft street
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 04 Kashgar to Urumqi by Train
Train to Turpan K9788 (13:16—11:28) 22hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 05 Urumqi ----Turpan (190kms 2.5hrs driving)
Astana Tombs, the Flaming Mountain, Tuyoq Valley, Bezklik Grottoes and Local Uyger family in the Vineyard
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 06 Turpan to Urumqi(2.5hrs) driving
Jiaohe Ruined city, Karez Irrigation system, Sugong Minerat, Erdaoqiao & International Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 07 Urumqi to Heavenly Lake
Xinjiang Museum Heavenly Lake & cruise there, do some trekking, overnight in the Kazak Yurt.
Meals: Breakfast Lunch
Day 08 Heavenly Lake to Urumqi
PM back to Urumqi Check into the Hotel Red Hill Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 09 Urumqi to Your City
Airport transferred based on your flight time
Meals: Breakfast

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
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  • 6—9pax 15—19seats Mini-bus
  • 10—16 pax 22---37seats Jinglong Bus
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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