This 7 days Xinjiang tour includes major attractions in Kashgar, Turpan, and Urumqi. You will enjoy the natural beauty at Karakuri Lake and Heavenly Lake and visit famous historical sites such as Abakh Khoja Tomb, Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins, and Bezklik Grottoes. And you will also experience the lively and authentic side of Kashgar at local livestock market. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Xinjiang at affordable price.
Day 1 Kashgar arrival
Day 2 Kashgar: Karakuri Lake
Day 3 Kashgar: Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old Town of Kashgar
Day 4 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight – Turpan by Car: Local Livestock Market, Karez Well, Sugong Pagoda, Jiaohe Ruins
Day 5 Turpan – Urumqi: Bezklik Grottoes, Tuyuq Village, Flaming Mountain, International Bazaar
Day 6 Urumai: Xinjiang Regional Museum, Heavenly Lake
Day 7 Urumqi departure
Met by our local driver at airport by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to hotel for rest. The rest day is free at your disposal. Accommodation: Kashgar
Today we will pay a full day tour to Karakuri Lake. After hotel breakfast, drive for about 3 hours we will arrive at the lake spot. The lake is surrounded by the mountain who wears snow cap almost all year round. The tranquil lake and it’s surrounding environment makes a big contrast to the bustling city area. Then back to hotel in Kashgar. Accommodation: Kashgar
After hotel breakfast, you will firstly visit the Id Kah Mosque which is the holy land for the Muslims. Every day, there are thousands of Muslims worshipping here. In the history, Id Kah Mosque used to be a school where taught Islam culture. Many scholars and honored clergies graduated from here. Next you will visit the Abakh Khoja Tomb which used to be the family graveyard of the powerful ruler, Abakh Khoja, in 17th century. At last take a walk at the Old Town to see the past of Kashgar. Accommodation: Kashgar
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby and pay a visit to a local livestock market, afterwards transfer to airport for flight to Urumqi. The flight ticket will be left to you and we suggest the flight departing Kashgar at around 15:00. Upon arrival in Urumqi airport, pick up by local driver and guide and drive for about 2.5 hours to Turpan to visit Karez Well — an amazing underground irrigation system which made Turpan a rich oasis. Followed by Sugong Pagoda, the largest existed ancient Islamic pagoda in Xinjiang. At last we will visit Jiaohe Ruins which was once the biggest and oldest city built on rammed earth, dating back to 2nd century BC. In the evening have dinner in a local Uighur family. Accommodation: Turpan
In the morning, pick up by driver and guide from your hotel and start to days tour with Bezklik Grottoes to appreciate the Buddhist relics in Xinjiang and next move to Astana Tombs which is called “Underground Museum of Turpan Area”. The 500 tombs will tell you detailed information of ancient Gaochang Kingdom. Afterwards transfer to visit Tuyuq Village where you will see vineyards, orchards, narrow roads and irrigation channels stretch through local earth-and-brick houses while taking walk. Finally pay a visit to the Flaming Mountain to feel the temperature of the hottest place in China. Transfer back to Urumqi and visit International Bazaar. After that back to hotel. Accommodation: Urumqi
After breakfast visit the Xinjiang Regional Museum where over 50,000 items in the collection about the Niya Ruins,Loulan Ruins. Then we will drive about 1.5hr (120km) to the Heavenly Lake to experience the lifestyle of the local Kazaks in the deep of Tianshan Mountain. Back to hotel in Urumqi. Accommodation: Urumqi
Pick up from hotel lobby according to your flight time and transfer to airport for flight departing Urumqi. Service ends here.