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12 Days Xinjiang Overland Historical Adventure Trip

Kashgar-Urumqi- Kanas-Hemu- Urumqi

From $1080
TOUR CODE: XJ-001
TOUR TYPE: Group,Culture,Cuisine,Trekking

Summary

This tour will take you across Xinjiang from the South to the North. We will deeply explore one of the most ancient city like Kashgar  and Turplan  but will also take you to place like Kanas lake and Hemu Village to apprecaite the beauty of nature. If you love both culture and nature, this would be an ideal trip. It is not just sightseeing trip but a deep understanding of the local cuture. Part of the route is also part of silk road trip.  For this trip, we will also entre Pamirs Plateau where lives the minority of Tajiks, it would be amazing to see their unique culture and life customs. Come to Xinjiang and join this adventure for your life time experience

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kashgar
Arrive Kashgar. Upon arrival, we shall pick you up and trasfer you to hotel
D2KashagarTaxkorgan(360kms, 5-6hrs)
After a nice buffet breakfast, we will ready to start our adventure for Takorgran where inhabited 2 to 3 minorities. We shall drive on the China and Pakistan highway where you can see the full view of Pamirs Plateau and witness the beauty of Karakul lake where you can find heard of livestock by the lakeside . The herdsmen usually settle down by the lake side while the herds of livestock graze the grass. Around 4 hours driving, we shall reach our destionation for today- Taxkorgan. The following day, we will take our time to explore the stunning landscampe surrounding the highway.
  
D3TaxkorganKashgar (360kms, 5-6hrs)
After a wonderful memory at Taxkorgran, we will drive back to Kashgar. On the way, we will stop to visit the Stone Fotress. This city is in the shap of oval and the city walls were built with sun dried bricks on stone foundation. It is about 1285㎡ outside. Over the past few years, new wooden pathways have been constructed to allow tourists to walk those beautiful grasslands, know as Golden Grasslands. From here you can get even better photos of the stone Fortress. Walking around the pastrue land to see local Tajiks cuttoms. If by chance, you might be able to witness the traddtion ceremony of wedding of Tajiks
   Kashgar1298m
D4KashgarUrumqi  (1077kms,1.5hrs flight)
After the wonderful adventure to Pamirs Plature, we will take a full day to explore the ancient city - Kashgar especiall the old town quatres where much reserved the relics of the past and experience the local tea cultures. To start visit, our first sightseeing place would be Idigar Mosque, the largest mosque in China and also the most sacred mosque for the locals to practisee Isalmis routins.  We will exppore the old town around 10:30am when the open gate ceremony read, thus all tourists including the locals, they will put on a very culture show including dancing with

D6TurpanUrumqi (260kms,2.5hrs driving)
Morning depart from the hotel, we will head to the Karez Well, which is special kind of irrigation system, here you can not only visit this ancient irrigation system, but also get rid of the heat of summer. Then explore the Sugong Minaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778. Then drive to enjoy the scenery of Jiaohe Ruins with a history of 2,300 years lies between two rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the best preserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was include in the World Heritage List on June 22, 2014.In the afternoon, we will drive all the way to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang.   Urumqi836m

D7UrumqiHeavenly Lake (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)
Today you will enjoy the tour of the picturesque Heavenly Lake (approximately 1.5hrs), 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. which is surrounded by the snow mountains, blooming wildflowers, evergreen pine trees. 40-minute scenic shuttle bus ride that twists though the dramatic mountains. Then you can either walk to the lakeside in 10mins or take the electronic cart. There are 3 options suggested. Boating cruise to take the incredible view of Tianshan Mountain. Trekking along the lake in the fresh air. or you can explore further to the Maya Mountain by the cable car to enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains.After the visiting, we will continue the journey to Beitun, Upon arrival, transfer to the downtown hotel for overnight stay.           Heavenly Lake1910m

D8BeitunHemu(270km/5hrs driving)
In the morning, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Then we will travel to the most beautiful Tuwa village Hemu, tranquil village, herds of cattle and sheep, warm and hospitable locals, What a beautiful and mysterious place! if you want to explore the life of Tuwa people, they will very welcome you to visit their family.       Hemu1124~2300m

D9HemKanas(70km/2hrs driving)
Your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning, and then drive along the mountain road to Kanas Nature Reserve, China's only European-like ecological site that has been awarded the title of the "Pure Land of the World" due to its unspoiled natural scenery. En-route, visit Kanas Lake. Upon arrival change the shuttle bus to the inside of the Reserve to enjoy the beautiful scenery, head to the Fish Pavilion, enjoy a view of Kanas. Later afternoon back to Jiadengyu district to check into the hotel. Dinner and rest. Kanas1374m

D10KanasBurqin (180kms,4hours driving)
Today we will head to Burqin, enjoy the scenery of Five-colored Beach, Walk into the colorful Beach, you will feel as if in a dream world. The unique lava landscape consisted of purplish red, vandyke red, yellow and light green mudstone, sandstone and gravel. this is the most beautiful colorful Beach, masterpiece of nature, and miracle of Burqin.In the evening, you can walk around the street in Burqin, enjoy your leisure time and tasty snacks. And we will spend the night in Burqin.        Burqin4374m

D11BurqinUrumqi (700kms/9-10hrs driving)
Say farewell to Burqin and travel along the Gurbantunggut Desert to the Urho Ghost City, also known as Wuerhe Wind City", a unique wind-eroded geological area commonly referred to as "wind city" because of the frequent howling winds.Thereafter, we will drive back to Urumqi in the late afternoon.   Urumqi836m

D12Urumqi
Today you will be transferred to the airport and back to your sweet home, wish you have a pleasant home journey.


 

Price Guide

 
Date Price  single supplement
June 12-23 12000 CNY 2950CNY
July 17-28 12900 CNY 3300 CNY
August 5-16 12900 CNY 3300 CNY
October1-12  12900 CNY                     3300 CNY

Service Inclusions

- Private transportation with A/C, 

- English Speaking guide, 
- All the entrance fee as per itinerary, 
- 4 star hotel with breakfast (double occupancy ), 
- Flight from Kashgar to Urumqi, 
- 2 bottles/person, 
- Goverment tax,
- Insurance

Service Exclusions

- Lunches and dinners, 
- Personal expenses, 
- Optional activities(camel riding, etc.), 
- Tips to the guide and driver (suggested 50 rmb/person/day), 
- Invoice

Notice

① Hats, scarves, sunglasses, sun block and lip balm or some protective material are essential to protect you from sun and wind burns.
② Comfortable shoes are very important because you will be walking most of the time. Sports shoes or low-heeled shoes
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