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8 Days Urumqi Korla Kuqa Aksu Kashgar

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8-9 Hours Each Day
Availability : Departure Every Day
Visit Cities: Urumqi, Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar
Transportation: Flight, Car
Min Age : 2+
Tour Highlights

This 8 days tour will take you to the most sought-after cities along the ancient Silk Road like Kashgar as well as some less-visited but fascinating places such as Korla, Kuqa, and Aksu. Your professional guide and driver will accompany you throughout the tour and take care of everything for you. You just enjoy yourself and have a pleasant stay in Xinjiang with wonderful memories.

  • Explore the spectacular grottoes complex and listen to Buddhist stories
  • Have a full day to relax yourself at the beautiful Karakul Lake
  • Stroll around Kashgar Old Town to feel exotic charm of Xinjiang
  • Private transfers in comfortable vehicles with licensed driver
  • A well-arranged tour without unnecessary hassles

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Price Includes

  • All transfers and city transportation
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels with breakfasts
  • Economy class flight of Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi

Price Excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Hotel in Urumqi
    Tour Abstract

    Day 1 Urumqi Arrival

    Day 2 Uurmqi – Korla by Car: Bosten Lake

    Day 3 Korla – Kuqa by Car: Diversifolious Poplar Forest

    Day 4 Kuqa – Aksu by Car: Kizil Thousand Buddha Grottoes, Tianshan Grand Canyon

    Day 5 Aksu – Kashgar by Car

    Day 6 Kashgar – Karakul Lake – Kashgar: Karakul Lake

    Day 7 Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight: Id Kah Mosque, Kashgar Old Town

    Day 8 Urumqi Departure

    Itinerary Details

    Day 1Urumqi Arrival (no meals)

    Upon your arrival in Urumqi, our guide and driver will meet you in airport/train station and transfer you to hotel. Enjoy your free time in the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 2Uurmqi – Korla by Car (Breakfast +Lunch)

    In the morning meet your guide and driver at confirmed time. Then we will driver for 6-7 hours to Korla, a city well known for the oil and pear. On the way we will make a stop to visit the Bosten Lake, the largest inland fresh water lake in China.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 3Korla – Kuqa by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    After your breakfast board the car and drive for 300km (about 4 hours) to Kuqa. On the way, we will visit the grand and inspiring Diversifolious Poplar Forest in Luntai which lies 170km west of Korla and 110km east of Kuqa.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 4Kuqa – Aksu by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    After hotel breakfast, we will drive for about 1 hour to Kizil Thousand Buddha Grottoes. It locates 70km from Kucha Township. The Buddhist caves here were excavated from the 3rd century to the 13th century. 236 caves and 10000m2 murals are preserved. In some expert’s mind, that Buddhist grottoes is more valuable than Mogao Grottoes. Afterward pay a visit to Tianshan Grand Canyon to explore the oddly-shaped rocks, craggy pinnacles, rugged cliffs and deep ravines.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 5Aksu – Kashgar by Car (Breakfast + Lunch)

    At confirmed time, please meet your guide and driver in your hotel. Then driver for 500km (about 7 hours) to Kashgar. After arriving check in Kashgar hotel and enjoy your free time.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 6Kashgar – Karakul Lake - Kashgar (Breakfast + Lunch)

    Today we will do a full day tour to Karakul Lake. The lake is 190 km from Kashgar and has an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by iceberg and the white cape of the iceberg reflects their images in lake. Visitors could optionally have a rest in yurt and try some local specialties. In the afternoon back to hotel in Kashgar.

    Accommodation: Yurt booked by us

    Day 7Kashgar – Urumqi by Flight (Breakfast + Lunch)

    Before flying back to Urumqi, we will visit two more highlight sites in Kashgar. The first one is Id Kah Mosque, the largest Mosque in China. The Mosque is not only the important spot for religious activities but also the important institute to spread Islam and train religious personnel. The Mosque will be followed by Kashgar Old Town. Taking a walk in the Old Street you will see the traditional folk houses and local people’s real life. After the visiting take the flight back to Urumqi. Met by local guide and driver and then transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Day 8Urumqi Departure (Breakfast)

    Our guide and driver will meet you in hotel at confirmed time and escort you to airport for departure.