Urumqi as the capital of whole Xinjiang Province and Kashgar as a border city in both today and past are the 2 must-go cites for travelers who are going to do a Silk Road tour to Xinjiang. This tour starts from Urumqi and goes head to Kashgar and finally come back to Urumqi, covering almost all the highlight attractions and seeing points of the 2 places, such as Heavenly Lake, Southern Pasture, Xinjiang Museum, Id Kah Mosque, the Old Street of Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Tomb and Sunday Market. You will learn this land deeply about its history, culture, local life and enjoy its beautiful natural views.
Day 1 Urumqi Arrival
Day 2 Urumqi: Heavenly Lake
Day 3 Urumqi – Kashgar by Flight: Southern Pasture, Xinjiang Museum
Day 4 Kashgar: Id Kah Mosque, Old Street of Kashgar, Abakh Khoja Tomb
Day 5 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight: Sunday Market
Day 6 Urumqi Departure
Our driver and guide will wait for you at the airport terminal exit by holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel and have a good rest. The rest of the day is free at your disposal.
Today we will do a full day tour to Heavenly Lake and cruise on the lake. 100 kilometers away from city of Urumqi, Heavenly Lake gives the impression of nobleness, elegance and beauty. Clear lake, snow mountains and soaring trees compose the charming scenery of the Heavenly Lake.Come to Heavenly Lake, and you will find words are so weak for the surrounding. It will make you totally relaxed no matter you are sitting in a boat, walking in the mountains, or just standing by the lake. Then back to hotel in Urumqi.
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Southern Pasture. The southern Pasture boasts not only the nice grassland view, cattle and horses herds, but also the yurts for tourists to have short rest and also other items full of local taste. You will enjoy the grassland view and pay a visit to a local family. Then drive to the Xinjiang Museum. The largest comprehensive museum in Xinjiang that focuses on the history and costume of Xinjiang. At last take a flight to Kashgar and transfer to the local best hotel.
Today we will first go to the Id Kah Mosque, a typical Islamic architecture like domes, minarets and arches, as well as pious prayers. It has a 500 years history. Then Pay a Visit to the Old Street to see what the place looks like in ancient time. Afterwards continue to Abakh Khoja Tomb, an ancient Islamic building complex and a cemetery where five generations of famous Islamic masters were buried. Concludes today’s tour with a visit to local kindergarten to play with local children.
The first stop of today will be the famous Sunday Market, also known as Sunday Bazaar, the largest international trade market on the northwest boundary line of China. Next we will pay a visit to a local family to see the daily life of local people. At last take a flight back to Urumqi and transfer to the hotel.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport for your homeward flight. Hope the 6 days Urumqi & Kashgar Tour leaves you an impressive and pleasant memory.