Xinjiang Essence Travel from Kashgar to Naraty
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Day 1   Kashgar 

Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Welcome to Kashgar, the first city on our Silk Road trip, it is also the westernmost city in China. Be transferred to the hotel and the rest of the day is for you to relax and prepare for our Natural wonder and Culture Adventure.
Accommodation : In Kashgar

Day 2   Kashgar  Taxkorgan   (320kms, 6hrs driving)

In the morning, enjoy your nice buffet breakfast. At 09:00 your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the adventure. Driving on the China and Pakistan highway about 4hrs to enjoy the landscape of Pamirs Plateau. The following day will be spent exploring the stunning landscape surrounding the Karakul Lake, where the herds of livestock around the lakeside are reflected in lake and is extraordinarily graceful,where Kirghiz herdsmen usually settle down and graze their herds. You will have ample opportunity for leisure walking and enjoy the Magnificant Muztagh Peak. It is highly recommended to visit the local Kirgiz family in their yurt.
After the visiting, we will drive to Taxkrogan County for overnight stay.

Accommodation : In Taxkorgan

Karakul Lake   Karakul Lake
Karakul Lake                                                                            Karakul Lake

Day 3   Taxkorgan  Kashgar  

After breakfast, our guide will escort you to the Stone Fortress. it is one of three most famous stone cities in history. Surrounded by the grassland, snow mountains and rivers, it is a strategically important castle on the ancient Silk Road. Here you will see the temple, city wall and official office which built in Tang and Qing Dynasty. afterwards, walk around the local pasture to experience the lifestyle of Tajik and enjoy the scenery of Taxkorgan. 
In the afternoon, drive back to Kashgar downtown along the beautiful scenery. then you will be transferred to the hotel and have a good rest.

Accommodation : In Kashgar

Stone Fortress   Stone Fortress
Stone Fortress                                                                              Stone Fortress

Day 4   Kashgar 

Today we will do full day Kashgar city excursion. around 09:00 we will visit the Idigar Mosque, the largest Mosque in China and the most sacred mosque for 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 the tourists with the culture show, further exploration to the special culture and experience the lifestyle with the arrangements of the visiting to the local Uighur Family. Lunch arranged in the local Restaurant. Today's highlights is the 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 Bazar 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 bargin. After the visiting, continue to the Apak Hoja Tomb, which is the holiest place in Xinjiang and an architectural treasure. Kashgar city tour ends with the wandering to the bustling Handicraft street, dazzling jewelry, primitive pottery,unique musical instrument, daily resources of the locals. The spare time in the tea house is our special arrangement for you to relax and get a feel for the local culture and traditions.
Accommodation : In Kashgar

Sunday Bazaar   Old Town
Sunday Bazaar                                                                            Old Town

Day 5   Kashgar  Kuqa    K454(11:01-19:05) or similar

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then we will transfer you to the train station and catch the soft sleeper train to your next stop Kuqa. Upon your arrival, we will meet you at the train station and escort you to the hotel check in.
Accommodation : In Kuqa

Day 6   Kuqa 

Today our first stop in Kuqa will go to the Kizil Grottoes, as the one of the four grottoes in China, it is the oldest one, but many architectures and murals are in well preservation. here you will learn more about the culture and history of Buddhism and ancient Qiuci Kingdom. After the visit, you will be arranged to have a lunch and then tour begin from the Tianshan Great Canyon, which is the excellent geological park all over the world. It recorded the whole process of crustal movement in Xinjiang during the past 400 million years.
Accommodation : In Kuqa

Kizil Grottoes   Tianshan Great Canyon
              Kizil Grottoes                                                                    Tianshan Great Canyon

Day 7   Kuqa  Yining

This morning, visit the Subashi Ruins, a Buddhism temple, which was built in the first century and reached its peak during the sixth to the eighth centuries in the Sui and Tang dynasties. In the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), the hierarch Xuanzang was attracted by the splendor of the temple and the popularity of Buddhism in this area, and stayed here for more than 2 months on his way to India to get Buddhist sutra. Finally, we will head to the last site Kuqa Mosque, the second largest mosque in Xinjiang. The mosque consists of a main worshiping hall, a small worshiping hall, a minaret, a qubbah, a religious court and hostels, etc. The mosque is a representative of Uygur architectural art of the Qing Dynasty. we will explore the Kuqa Old Town,  say hello to the kids who are playing, give a smile to the senior man resting under the tree, taste the local cuisine, Kuqa Old Town will make you have an unforgettable memory.
After the visiting, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Yining.

Accommodation : In Yining

Subashi Ruins   Kuqa Mosque
Subashi Ruins                                                                    Kuqa Mosque

Day 8   Yining  Zhaosu   (180kms, 3hrs driving)

A new day begin! Today we will meet you at the hotel and then we will head to visit the Kazanqi culture street where you can learn about the authentic local Uighur family and their architectural style. After that, drive the way to Zhaosu County, zhaosu County as the official romanized name, also transliterated from Todo Mongolian as Mongolküre County, is a county situated within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and is under the administration of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. It contains an area of 10,455 km².
Accommodation : In Zhaosu

Kazanqi   Kazanqi
Kazanqi                                                                                 Kazanqi

Day 9   Zhaosu  Gongliu   (140kms, 2.5hrs driving)

Breakfast at the hotel, then we are going to visit the Xiata Grassland, here is a magical tourist attraction, beautiful grassland, snowy peaks will give you a unforgettable memory. on the way, you can enjoy the scenery of Zhaosu Cole Flower, nearly a million acres of cole flower blossoms spread across the slopes, like a golden blanket. Thereafter, bus transfer to Gongliu for rest.
Accommodation : In Gongliu

Xiata Grassland   Cole Flower
Xiata Grassland                                                      Cole Flower

Day 10   Gongliu  Naraty   (170kms, 3hrs driving)

Today, your guide and driver will pick you up in the morning. We’ll head to the famous pasture Naraty Grassland, one of four famous grassland in the world. you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the Kazakh way of life. 
Accommodation : In Naraty

Naraty Grassland   Naraty Grassland
Naraty Grassland                                                                       Naraty Grassland

Day 11   Naraty 

Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be transferred to the airport and catch the flight around 13:00pm. Wish you a pleasant journey home.

Travel in party of Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
2-5 persons N
6-9 persons N
10 persons & above N
Single room Supplement N

Service included:

* Private transportation with good AC
* Excellent English speaking guide service.
* 4star hotel with breakfast
* Entrance fee listed in the itinerary
* Soft sleeper train from Kashgar to Kuqa
* Airfare from Kuqa to Yining
* 2bottles of water each person on daily use.
* Government tax
* Travel insurance
* Visa support if necessary

Service excluded:

* Personal expenses and tips to the guide and driver
* Full board meals
* Some activities such as boating, camel riding, culture show etc.
* Flight arrive in Kashgar and leave from Naraty

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