Day 1Kashgar-Karakul Lake (200km,about 4hours)
- Karakul Lake
Our nice guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel around 9am, drive and then take the drive on the China and Pakistan highway to visit the Karakul Lake and enjoy the Pamir landscape.Afternoon back to Kashgar .
Karakul Lake At an altitude of 3,600 m. it is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tianshan and Kunlun Mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztag Ata (7546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube. The lake is popular among travelers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. There are two Kirgiz settlements along the shore of Karakul Lake, a number of yurts about 1km east of the bus drop-off point and a village with stone houses located on the western shores.
- The Sunday Bazaar
Great Kashgar City tour,start the tour from visit the Grand Sunday Bazaar(if today is Sunday), then visit the Id Kah Mosque ,Apak Hoja Tomb ,Handicraft Street and the Old Town.Sunday Bazaar (livestock Market)Streets near this big market are choked on Sundays with farmers and buyers arriving by donkey cart, truck, bicycle, horseback, ute, motorbike or on foot, with their animals. It's loud, lively and cheerful. Id Kah Mosque is the large Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. The Mosque started to build in the mid of fifteenth century .Apak Hoja Tomb,which is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure Built in 1640 ， it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand or Isfahan.Old Town,walking in the streets of its Old Town, will provide a sense of what this legendary Central Asian hub was like in the days when the Silk Road was at its zenith. 500-year old remnants of the city wall, narrow lanes and colorful multi-ethnic crowds combine to make Kashgar's historic district a highlight of any visit to the city.
Prices are in U.S. dollars and based on per person
* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
* Hotel accomodation with breakfast