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See local ethnic families
Check out the Unique livestock market on Sunday
Enjoy the authentic food in the night market
Explore one of the oldest cities along the silk road – Turpan
Enjoy the fantastic landscape in Heavenly lake with its lavish forest, vast grassland,
magnificent snow mountain, experience the unique nomadic culture of local Kazakhs.
Itinerary at a glance:
Kashgar – Turpan – Urumqi
■Day 1: Shanghai✈️Kashgar
■ Day 2: Kashgar🚗 Shipton Arh (220kms, 3-4hrs driving)
Visit sites: Shipton Arch; Sunday bazaar
■ Day 3: Kashgar 🚗 Oytagh glacier park (320kms, 6hrs driving)
Visit sites: glacier park
■ Day 4: Kashgar ✈️ Urumqi
Visit sites: Idigar Mosque and livestock market
■ Day 5: Urumqi-Turpan
Visit sites: Tuyoq Village
■ Day 6: Urumqi-Turpan
Visit sites: Jiaohe ruins, Sugong Minaret, and Xinjiang International Bazaar
■ Day 7: Turpan-Urumqi ✈️ Shanghai
Visit sites: Heavenly Lake and airport transfer
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Shanghai Zhongshan Park|
|WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING||Sports shoes and clothes, Food for the picnic, Sunscreen, Sunglasses.|
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Today you will catch the flight to Kashgar (08:55-17:30 Shanghai – Kashgar (KHG) CZ699)
17:30 Group pickup from the airport. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Have a good rest.
Enjoy your breakfast then to visit Shipton Arh, the first activated stone Museum of geological movement change in China and an excellent Global Geopark. It has a total length of about 30 kilometers, with high cliffs on both sides, just like a mountain torn apart by force. At the same time, the mountain changes in different periods of the Grand Canyon have recorded the whole process of the geological crustal movement in Xinjiang in the past 400 million years, which can be called the living fossil exhibition hall and Geological Museum of the geological crustal changes in China and even the world. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the famous Sunday bazaar that is combined two section. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, household goods and many things out of your imagination. The outdoor Animal Bazaar is the first bazaar we visit, where the farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It’s loud, lively and cheerful as they arrive. It is quite interesting to witness their typical methods of bargain.
Kashgar – Oytagh glacier park (320kms, 6hrs driving)
Today we will drive on the China – Pakistan Highway, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Pamirs Plateau – a large plateau of the Pamirs Mt, with altitude, ranges around 2500m – 3500m, mountain peaks as high as 7000m along the way. we will visit the most beautiful forest park Oytagh Glacier Park, Oytagh is an ancient Turkic name, surrounded by mountains on three sides, steep mountains, ice peaks, surging rivers, primeval forests, alpine meadows, alpine nomads. You can enjoy a walking tour and see the stunning view of the park.
Today meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, then we will do full day Kashgar city excursion. we will visit theIdigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosquefor the locals to practise their Islamic activities. around 10:30 we have to visit the Old Town when the open ceremony ready to greeting all thetourists with the culture show, further exploration to the special culture andexperience the lifestyle with the arrangements of the visiting to the localUighur Family. Lunch arranged in the local Restaurant. We will pay a visit tothe famous Sunday bazaar thatis combined two section. The covered bazaar sells the clothing, nuts, householdgoods and many things out of your imagination. The outdoor Animal Bazaar is thefirst bazaar we visit, where the farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart,truck, bicycle, horseback, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It’s loud,lively and cheerful as they arrive. It is quite interesting to witness theirtypical methods of bargain. Kashgar citytour ends with the wandering to the bustling Handicraft street, dazzlingjewelry, primitive pottery,unique musical instrument, daily resources of the locals.
After visiting, saygoodbye to Kashgar where you must have amazing experience and you will be transferred to the airport andcatch the flight to Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang.
Urumqi-Turpan(200kms, 3hrs driving)
Start the trip offwith the 2-3hours driving to Turpan, passing by the wind power station which isthe largest one in Asia spreading at the foot of Tianshan Mountain. Followingglimpse of Salt Lake in Dabancheng. We’ll be amazed by the histroical sites andoasis land of Turpan. A must and first visit is the oldest Uighur village TuyoqVillage located in the very center of Flaming Mountain Canyon. It used tobe the holy site of Buddhism and Islam. The village consists of four parts:Canyon scenery, Thousand Buddha Caves, Maza tomb and the old buildings of theancient village. Then drive to enjoythe scenery of Jiaohe Ruins with a history of 2,300 years lies betweentwo rivers on a loess plateau atop a cliff of over 30m. It is one of the bestpreserved ruins of its ancient era in China, it was included in the WorldHeritage List. After the visiting, drive back to Urumqi forovernight stay.
Morningdepart from the hotel, we will head to the Karez Well, which is specialkind of irrigation system, here you can not only visit this ancient irrigationsystem, but also get rid of the heat of summer. Then explore the SugongMinaret, the largest Islamic minaret in China built in 1778.
Travel back to Urumqi in the afternoon which is about the other 1.5hrs,After then, visit the Xinjiang International Bazaar, the largestbazaar in Urumqi. You’ll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing,crafts, knives, carpets and almost anything that you can imagine.
Urumqi- Heavenly Lake (120kms, 1.5hrs driving)
Todayyou will enjoy the tour of the picturesque Heavenly Lake (approximately1.5hrs), 2000m up in the Tianshan mountain range. which is surrounded by thesnow mountains, blooming wildflowers, evergreen pine trees. 40-minute sceniicshuttle bus ride that twists though the dramatic mountains. Then you can eitherwalk to the lakeside in 10mins or take the electronic cart. There are 3 optionssuggested. Boating cruise to take the incredible view of Tianshan Mountain.Trekking along the lake in the fresh air. or you can explore further uo to theMaya Mountain by the cable car to enjoy the magnificent view of the Mountains.The lunch in the local Kazakh’s yurt is highly recommended.
We will drive back to Urumqi in the late afternoon, then you will be transferred to the airport and back to your destination. Wish you a pleasant journey home!
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