12 Days tour to southern Xinjiang


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Destinations:

Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Turpan - Korla - Kucha - Aksu - Hotan - Yarkant - Kashgar - Urumqi


 

Second biggest desert in the world, biggest desert in China Taklemakan desert located at the Northwestern part of china, in Xinjiang province. Our tour starts from the capital city of Urumqi and ends in Kashgar, total distance is about 2000 km. During the trip, we pass through dry mountains, many oasis towns, sand dunes, rives and high mountains covered with ice and snow. Taklamakan desert surrounded with mountains by all around. These high mountains supplies water to the oasis between mountains and desert. Each oasis has its special features from different special fruits, special food, different landscape even different dialects of Uighur language.

During the trip, we mostly going to see pretty dry landscape and ethnic Uighur areas.

We are not only seeing some natural and historical sights, but also explore local peoples

Second biggest desert in the world, biggest desert in China Taklemakan desert located at the Northwestern part of china, in Xinjiang province. Our tour starts from the capital city of Urumqi and ends in Kashgar, total distance is about 2000 km. During the trip, we pass through dry mountains, many oasis towns, sand dunes, rives and high mountains covered with ice and snow. Taklamakan desert surrounded with mountains by all around. These high mountains supplies water to the oasis between mountains and desert. Each oasis has its special features from different special fruits, special food, different landscape even different dialects of Uighur language.

During the trip, we mostly going to see pretty dry landscape and ethnic Uighur areas.

We are not only seeing some natural and historical sights, but also explore local peoples

daily life, culture and handcrafts among people, which are unique in china. For example, in Turpan, we can stop by grape fields and air-drying house.( a special construction that dry the fresh grapes to raisin). In kaskgar, you see local people making knives and musical instruments at their shops….

daily life, culture and handcrafts among people, which are unique in china. For example, in Turpan, we can stop by grape fields and air-drying house.( a special construction that dry the fresh grapes to raisin). In kaskgar, you see local people making knives and musical instruments at their shops….

Day 1

Urumqi-Heavenly (120 km)

 

Heavenly lake(Tianchi in Chinese), Urumqi Grand Bazar.

Today we travel to Heavenly lake(Tianchi in Chinese) in Urumqi, Heavenly lake is a high mountain lake on Tianshan mountains. Fantastic nature of crystal clear water, blue sky, mountain trees and snow mountains. After the mountain, come back to the city and visit the Urumqi Grand Bazar.

Day 2

Urumqi -Turpan (200 km)

 

Ancient city of Jiaohe, kariz, Imin minaret.

During the Turpan tour, we visit the ancient city of Jiaohe (UNESCO), underground water system kariz, The Highest tower in Xinjiang called Imin minaret, have lunch and dinner at good Uighur restaurant.

Day 3

Turpan Tour

 

Turpan Museum, Bezeklik Budda caves, Flaming mountains and Tuyuk village.

Today we take a tour to Turpan Museum where we understand the long history of Turpan, see precious cultural relics were excavated from Turpan area, then travel to the east about 70km to Visit the famous Bezeklik Budda caves, Flaming mountains and Tuyuk old village.

Day 4

Turpan-Korla (400 km)

 

On the way to Korla tour, we pass through semi desert areas, very dry mountain and some oasis towns. After lunch , visit the Golden beach scenic spot of Bosten lake, a lake between the mountain and big desert.

Day 5

Korla-Kucha. (270 km)

 

Kucha Grand mosque and local market.

Kucha is a famous city along the ancient silk road also a big oasis at the south of Tianshan. After lunch, Take a tour to Kucha Grand mosque and local market. (Kucha Nun bread is biggest in China).

Day 6

Kucha-Aksu. (260 km)

 

Kizil Budda caves, Tianshan grand canyon.

On the way to Aksu, we visit Kizil Budda caves. Is one of the four major caves of China and earliest Buddhist center, Have a lunch at Bay county. In the afternoon, Take a tour to Tianshan grand canyon witch is one of the ten most beautiful canyon in China.

Day 7

Aksu-Hotan. (570 km)

 

Taklamakan desert, Populus diversifolia(desert poplar) forest.

It is going to be a long drive to cross the Taklamakan desert from north to south. While Travelling along the desert high way you will see the Populus diversifolia(desert poplar) forest, this tree considered the hero of the desert by local people, which can remain three thousand years in the world. There is no proper lunch at noon. So we will have picnic on the sand.

Day 8

Hotan Tour

 

Jade market, carpet factory, silk factory, traditional paper making.

Hotan is located north of Himalayas, very south of Taklamakan desert, a very Uighur populated area. During the Hotan tour, we will visit the Jade market the best jade in China, carpet factory, silk factory, traditional paper making..

Day 9

Hotan-Yarkant, 310km

 

Hotan museum, Altunluk cemetery, Kings palace, Amannisahan tomb.

In the morning, visit the Hotan museum, know the history of the area and about the best quality of jade in china- Hotan jades. After museum Travel to Yarkant, the capital of local kingdome of 15th century. In Yarkant, visit the Altunluk cemetery, Kings palace, Amannisahan (queen of Saidiya kingdom) memorial palace and local markets.

Day 10

Yarkant-Kashagar (200 km)

 

Kashgar old town and Apak Hoja tomb.

On the way, we will go through some oasis around kashgar, Mostly produce agricultural products like cotton and wheat, fruits like walnut, apricot..In the afternoon, we will take a tour to the Kashgar old town and Apak Hoja tomb.

Day 11

Kashgar Tour

 

Id kha mosque, Kashgar markets.

Today you are going to have a relaxing day. Around 9 o’clock local time, we start the Kashgar city tour, firstly visit the Id kha mosque and will have a walking tour in cultural streets around Id kha mosque to see hand craft shops, observe local people’s life. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kashgar markets.

Day 12

kashgar-Urumqi.

 

After breakfast, we will take you to the airport. You will fly to your home via Urumqi. Xinjiang tour ends here.

All the services and Itinerary can be adjusted to your own needs, Please contact us via email if you are interest in our Tours, we are ready to offer you the best travel services !

 

Service Include

 
  1. Meal fee for clients
  2. Hotel fee for clients (for more details please send email)
  3. Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
  4. Professional English speaking tour guide
  5. Mineral water/2 bottles per person
  6. Meal and Hotel for guide and driver
  7. Entrance ticket for tourist spot

Service Exclude

 
  1. All flight tickets
  2. Personal insurance
  3. Own expenses
  4. Tip for guide and driver