Destinations:Urumqi - Heavenly Lake - Turpan - Kashgar - Karakorum Highway - Karakul lake - Kashgar
Xinjiang was the joining point for ancient civilizations, many cities like Kashgar, Turpan and Urumqi lies along the silk road, and became the busy trading centers, today they are the most Cultural and Historical cities in Xinjiang province, we would like to share you it’s unique Culture and History.
Our guide will welcome you at the airport lobby and take you to the hotel, we can arrange your dinner or guide will show you one of the best local restaurants.
High lights: heavenly lake and Urumqi Grand Bazaar.
Today we are going to have one day Urumqi tour. In the morning, we will travel to Heavenly lake, Tianchi in Chinese, which is 110km east of Urumqi city, after 80 km driving we will arrive at the ticket office, there you will take shuttle bus for the mountain road, after you arrive in the last bus station you only left 700m to get to the lake, you can either walk up to the lake or take the electronic shuttle car which is only 10yuan. Heavenly lake is one of the most beautiful place in Xinjiang, It is the alpine lake with the elevation of 1980m, surrounded by snowcapped mountain and pine trees. The famous Boghda Ata peak(5445m) is located at the south side of the lake. You can enjoy the fresh water by riding the pleasure boat. We will have lunch at the lake and back to Urumqi, in Urumqi we will have a tour at Grand Bazaar, after dinner back to hotel. Overnight in Urumqi.
High lights: Xinjiang regional museum, flaming mountain,Tuyuk village, Astana ancient tomb, Bezeklik thousand buddha caves.
After breakfast we will visit Xinjiang regional museum where you will see thousands of cultural relics witch found in Xinjiang area including 3800 years back natural mummies, after that travel to Turpan to explore the most famous Historical sites, we have lunch in Turpan, afternoon start the Turpan tour by visiting the Tuyuk Ancient village witch is 70 km east of Turpan, it is somehow separated from outside world and has fascinating old buildings, on the way see the beautiful flaming mountain and marvelous landscape, visit Astana ancient tomb, it is the natural underground museum of Turpan was used during 3-8 AD centuries, at the last travel to Bezeklik thousand buddha caves where you can understand the flourished Buddhism in the past and murals, go back to Turpan for dinner and Overnight.
High lights: Jiao he ruined city, Karez underground irrigation system, Sultan pagoda.
We will have another half day Turpan tour before drive to Urumqi, In the morning go to the Jiaohe(Yarghol) ruined city which were made 2300 years ago by digging the earth and it is the best preserved ruined city in China, Karez underground irrigation system, it is one of the three ancient achievement of China together with the Great wall and Beijing – Hangzhou Grand canal, Sultan pagoda witch was build 1777, and it is the only Mosque in Xinjiang with pagoda witch is 44m high. After lunch travel to Urumqi airport and fly to Kashgar. Over night in Kashgar
High lights: Karakorum highway(KKH), Opal village, Red mountain, White sand mountain, Karakul lake, Muztagh ata mountain.
Today is one of the highlights of our tour, most of our clients were very happy after visit there. After breakfast travel to karakul lake along the Karakorum High way, Karakul lake located 200km southwest of Kashgar at the elevation of 3600m, on the way we will see Opal village, it is once the summer resort of Karahani kingdom during 9-13 centuries, Red mountain valleys in Oytagh village, white sand mountain at corner lake, there are no proper restaurants around the lake, so we will have picnic at the Karakul lake, after noon travel back to Kashgar city.
High lights: Apak hoja tomb, Livestock Market, Sunday Market, Old town of Kashgar, Idkah Mosque.
Today we are going to have one full day Kashgar tour, In the morning we drive to the Apak hoja tomb witch was build 1640, Then we take a tour to Kashgar Livestock market, it is 15km west of Kashgar city, it is a place you can have unforgettable experience, it is a trace of silk road Market, after lunch visit the Sunday market, it is the largest old way bazaar in China, Then we walk into the Old town of Kashgar, there you can see people still living in their beautiful old style hoses, and the streets are very attracting, then we visit the biggest mosque in Xinjiang China, The Id kah mosque which was built in 1442 by the local ruler of Kashgar.
In the morning, our guide will take you to the Kashgar Airport, your Xinjiang culture tour ends here.