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9 Days Silk Road Join In Tour

Tour Code: XJ-GT01

Destinations: Kashgar-Karakul Lake-Tashkorgan County-Kashgar-Urumqi-Turpan-Dunhuang

Tour type: Culture,History,Folklore,Landscape,Photography

Price: USD $1380Free Inquiry

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Day 01 Kashgar
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel

Meet our nice guide and check into hotel,rest for the free time.Tomorrow starts your silk road tour.

Day 02 Kashgar
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel

Today you will take the Kashgar city tour to the Idigar Mosque,Apak Hoja Tomb ,Old Town and Handicraft street. 

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.

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.

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.

  • Apak Hoja

    Apak Hoja

  • Id Kah Mosque

    Id Kah Mosque

Day 03 Kashgar - Karakul Lake - Tashkorgan County (320kms, 6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: BenLeixing Hotel
Karakul Lake

Karakul Lake

Today is Sunday, you will experience the Sunday Livestock Market in the morning and then head to Tashkorgan county along the Karakom highway. Enjoy the amazing landscape of Pamir Plateau, visit the Karakul Lake en route, arrive in Tashkorgan in the late afternoon.

 

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 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.

Day 04 Taxkorgan County-Kashgar (320kms, 6hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel

After breakfast visit Stone Fortress,and walk around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs.Afternoon back to Kashgar.

Stone fortress Located on a tableland northeast of the county seat of Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, the covers an area of 100 thousands square meters and consists of ruins of city and temple of the Tang times and government office of the Qing Dynasty. A temple occupied the eastern part of the city. In the western and southeastern parts are found ruined houses. On the ruins of the temple the Pulitin Office of the Qing Dynasty was built. The city is oval in shape. The city walls were built with sun-dried bricks on stone foundation. It is 1285 meters in circumference outside.

  • Taxkorgan

    Taxkorgan

  • Taxkorgan

    Taxkorgan

Day 05 Kashgar - Urumqi by flight
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel
Heavenly Lake

Heavenly Lake

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to Urumqi and met our guide then drive about 120kms (1.5hrs) to visit the Heavenly Lake which is located in the deep of the Tianshan Mountain Ranges and back to Urumqi to visit Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar in the afternoon.

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 06 Urumqi - Turpan (260kms, 3hrs driving)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Jingu Hotel

In the morning head to Turpan which is famous for the grapes, hot weather and historical sites,and stop by the largest Wind power station in Asia. Visit the Tuyoq Village, Karez Well Irrigation system, Sugong Minaret and Jiaohe Ruins. The dinner in the local Uyghur Family recommended.


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.

Karez Irrigation System,The Karez 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 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.

Karez Irrigation System,The Karez 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 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.

  • Jiaohe Ruins

    Jiaohe Ruins

  • Sugong Minaret

    Sugong Minaret

  • Karez Irrigation System

    Karez Irrigation System

Day 07 Turpan - Dunhuang by express train (10:22-14:28)
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianrun Hotel
Echoing-Sand Mountain

Echoing-Sand Mountain

After breakfast take the taxi on your own (8yuan) to the train station and then take the express train to Dunhuang (Liuyuan Station) and met up with our guide, then drive about 2 hrs to Dunhuang, visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, 

 

the Echoing-Sand Mountain, for many Chinese well known as Mingsha Mountain, is celebrated for the sound of the moving sand. In 1994 it was acclaimed as the national key scenic spot. Together with the Crescent Springand the Mogao Caves, the Echoing-Sand Mountain is most popular sitein Dunhuang travel.You may wonder why the sand makes these different sounds. and after dinner enjoy the relaxing walking in the Shazhou Night Market

Day 08 Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianrun Hotel
Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes

After breakfast visit the Mogao Caves,where you will visit the digital theater that help you have the clear mind of the Mogao in ancient times.and after lunch visit the Yumen Pass and the Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

 

Mogao Grottoes:The traveler finds the Mogao Caves, a shrine of Buddhist art treasures, on the eastern slope of Mingsha Shan (Mount Echoing Sand). A network of plank reinforced roads plying north to south 1600 meters (5, 249 feet) long lead to the cave openings, which are stacked five stories high some reaching up to 50 meters (164 feet). By the way, Mogao means high up in the desert. The history of the Great Wall is said to start when seven powerful states appeared at the same time. In order to defend themselves, they all built walls and stationed troops on the borders. At that time, the total length of the wall had already reached 3,107 miles, belonging to different states

Day 09 Airport transfer and end of services

airport transfer and end of services

Day 01 Kashgar
Meet our nice guide and check into hotel,rest for the free time.Tomorrow starts your silk road tour.
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel
Day 02 Kashgar
Today you will take the Kashgar city tour to the Idigar Mosque,Apak Hoja Tomb ,Old Town and Handicraft street.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel
Day 03 Kashgar - Karakul Lake - Tashkorgan County (320kms, 6hrs driving)
Today is Sunday, you will experience the Sunday Livestock Market in the morning and then head to Tashkorgan county along the Karakom highway. Enjoy the amazing landscape of Pamir Plateau, visit the Karakul Lake en route, arrive in Tashkorgan in the late a
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: BenLeixing Hotel
Day 04 Taxkorgan County-Kashgar (320kms, 6hrs driving)
After breakfast visit Stone Fortress,and walk around the pastureland to see Local Tajiks customs.Afternoon back to Kashgar.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel
Day 05 Kashgar - Urumqi by flight
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and take the flight to Urumqi and met our guide then drive about 120kms (1.5hrs) to visit the Heavenly Lake which is located in the deep of the Tianshan Mountain Ranges and back to Urumqi to visit Erd
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianyuan International Hotel
Day 06 Urumqi - Turpan (260kms, 3hrs driving)
In the morning head to Turpan which is famous for the grapes, hot weather and historical sites,and stop by the largest Wind power station in Asia. Visit the Tuyoq Village, Karez Well Irrigation system, Sugong Minaret and Jiaohe Ruins. The dinner in the lo
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Jingu Hotel
Day 07 Turpan - Dunhuang by express train (10:22-14:28)
After breakfast take the taxi on your own (8yuan) to the train station and then take the express train to Dunhuang (Liuyuan Station) and met up with our guide, then drive about 2 hrs to Dunhuang, visit the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianrun Hotel
Day 08 Dunhuang
After breakfast visit the Mogao Caves,where you will visit the digital theater that help you have the clear mind of the Mogao in ancient times.and after lunch visit the Yumen Pass and the Great Wall of Han Dynasty.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Accommodation: Tianrun Hotel
Day 09 Airport transfer and end of services
airport transfer and end of services
  • 2017 Price

  • 2018 Price

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

MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Jun. 2017Jun 16(Fri)Jun 24(Sun)$1380$220
Jul. 2017Jul 21(Fri)Jul 29(Sun)$1380$220
Aug. 2017Aug 18(Fri)Aug 26(Sun)$1420$260
Sep.2017Sep 15(Fri)
Sep 23(Sun)$1455$260
Sep.2017Sep 29(Fri)Oct 7(Sun)$1455$260
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement
Jun. 2018Jun 15(Fri)Jun 23(Sun)$1380$220
Jul. 2018Jul 20(Fri)Jul 28(Sun)$1380$220
Aug. 2018Aug 17(Fri)Aug 25(Sun)$1420$260
Sep.2018Sep 21(Fri)Sep 29(Sun)$1455$260
Sep.2018Sep 29 (Fri)Oct 3 (Sun)$1455$260

Price Includes

*Private transportation with good AC ( Excellent and experienced driver guaranteed)

*Accommodation with breakfast (twins bed shared room)

*English speaking guide (Professional guide service)

*All the entrance fee through out the itinerary(Shuttle bus in Heavenly Lake are included)

*Travel insurance (please note: only the International travel agency have the insurance service) 

* Meals listed in the itinerary

* 1s Class Express train from Turpan to Dunhuang (Liuyuan Station)

*Travel insurance (please note: only the International travel agency have the insurance service) 

* Visa support letter.

* Service charge and government tax

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

* All Lunches through out the itinerary 

* Flight to Kashgar and departure from Dunhuang

* Tips, 8usd/day* 7days

* All the personal expense, activities such as boating, horse riding, camel riding etc

*Flight with tax from Kashgar to Urumqi

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