Tour Code: CITA-GP-05
Tour type: Culture,History,Adventure,Folklore,Landscape,Handcraft,Photography
Price: USD $960Free Inquiry
Today you will arrange your international flight to get to Kashgar, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel check in. tonight you will have a good rest.
Our nice guide and driver will meet you at the train station and then we will drive along the Karakom Highway which is twisting in the valley of the mountain to visit the Karakul Lake. In the next 2 hours thrilling journey, we will have stunning views of the great Pamir Plateau as we drive across the vast plain, you'll pass by sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach the Karakul Lake that Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds. You can pay to visit the yurt of local nomadic Kirghiz tasting the milk tea and snack when talking with them. In the afternoon, we will head to Taxkorgan County with about 6 hours driving. Upon your arrival, have a good rest.
In the morning, we are going to today's first site Stone Fortress, which is located on a tableland northeast of the county seat of Taxkorgan. The city is a strategic castle on the ancient Silk Road and now has been designated as a key cultural relic protection unit in the autonomous region. There are snow peaks, grass beaches, rivers around the castle, as welll as the Tajik Ethnic customs. You can also stroll around the local pasture, to explore the lifestyle of Tajik.
After the visiting, you will say goodbye with Taxkorgan, and bus transfer to Kashgar with the beautiful scenery along the way.
After breakfast, around 9am, our guide will bring you to visit the Idigar Mosque which is an architectural treasure built in 1442. As the largest mosque in Xinjiang，It is not only the holiest mosque for the Muslims to pray, but also the center of religious activities. Then it is the time to visit the Kashgar Old Town that the ceremony of welcoming the tourist held at 10:30am, come on join the Maxilap show to dance with performers. Afterwords, walking in the street to explore the special culture,art character and the customer of their daily life. You are suggested to pay the visiting to the local Uighur family and having lunch is also highly recommended.
Highlight of Kashgar visiting is to experience the livestock trades of the farmers in the Sunday bazaar which is the biggest one in the World. Continue the visiting to the Central Asia market displayed numerous varieties of the goods from neighbouring countries.
After visiting the famous livestock market, We are going to start our Kashgar city tour with the 1hr visiting to Apak Hoja Tombs, which is an architectural and artistic treasure Built in 1640. Then enjoy the easy walking in the Handicraft street where displayed not only the various products,handicraft etc, but also the fruits, vegetables and food of the daily life resources. Hundred years of the Tea House will be our special arrangement for you, Tea and nang bread will be served, Musical instrument performance of the local Uighur might be enjoyed if lucky.
After breakfast, we will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Torugart border. Your Kyrgyz guide will meet you on the border and you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). The building is unique. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. Tash Rabat was built of stone blocks inside a mountain at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The walls are 1 m thick. There are also underground prison cells formerly used to incarcerate thieves in ancient times. After excursion you will drive to Naryn. Night is in a yurt.
Today we will depart from Naryn and drive to our next stop Bishkek. You will drive along mountain roads and on the way you will move over few high passes. The highest one is called Dolon pass. It is 3030 meters high above the sea level! Today it will be possible to meet real nomads that still live in yurts. Yurts are collapsible nomadic dwellings that are made of felt and wood without using a single nail. You will be shocked by the beauty of our mountains that stayed almost untouched till nowadays.
Then we will arrive to Kochkor village. There you will have lunch with a local family to find out more about Kyrgyz people. They will show you the way our national felt carpets are produced. You even can create your own carpet together with them! Also you will visit a small local Handicraft museum. At this place you will get acquainted with nomadic traditions. On our way to Bishkek, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an Open Air Museum of Balbals (stone warriors). In the capital you will have dinner in a national restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel, then you will end your enjoyable journey and transfer to the airport based on your flight schedule.
* Private transportation with good AC
* 4star hotel with breakfast (two persons share one room)
* Excellent English Speaking Guide Service
* Entrance fee listed in the itinerary
* All shuttle bus included
* 2bottles of water each person on daily use.
* Government tax
* Travel insurance
* Visa support if necessary
* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver
* Some activities such as boating, camel riding, culture show etc.
* Flight arrive and leave from Bishkek
* Full Board Meals
Guarantee: Every vehicle with good air-condition
New car within four years
Professional & experienced driver
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