Shipton’s Arch lies about 55 kilometers outside of Kashgar and is estimated to be the world’s highest natural arch. It was discovered in 1947 by the English mountaineer Eric Shipton while he was traveling between Tashkent and Kashgar. It was reported by him in his book “Mountains of Tartary.” The arch once figured in the Guinness Book of Records for its exceptional height, but the editors of the book could not locate it exactly so the listing was dropped. It was only as recently as May 2000 that an expedition sponsored by National Geographic finally rediscovered the arch!
High lights: Shipton’s arch, trek in the mountain valley.
Your guide will meet you at your Hotel and you will start the tour at 8:00 am local time, Shipton’s arch is located about 70km north west of Kashgar city, it is considered as the world’s highest natural arch, estimated around 500 meters (1,640 ft) high and 100 meters (328 ft) wide.It was discovered in 1947 by the English mountaineer Eric Shipton while he was traveling between Tashkent and Kashgar. It was reported by him in his book “Mountains of Tartary.” , after you arrive the entrance you will start trekking in the mountain valley about 4km to get Shipton’s Arch, so it is important to choose Hiking shoes, you will have lunch after you come down to the entrance and back to Kashgar end the tour.
Entrance ticket fee
Note: above items can be included