Destinations:Kashgar - Tianshan Mountain - Shipton’s Arch - Kashgar
Shipton’s Arch lies about 70 kilometers outside of Kashgar city and it is estimated to be the world’s highest natural stone arch. It was discovered in 1947 by an 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 again!
Your guide will meet you at your Hotel and you 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, after you arrive the entrance office 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 city.
Entrance ticket fee
Note: above items can be included