IXinjiang Discovery Karakul Lake 7 Days Tour
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Day 1 Arrival Urumqi
Arrival at Urumqi in Xinjiang, an area of the unparalleled scenery and cultural diversity, you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Urumqi-Turpan
Today, you will take hours driving to Turpan (200km, 2 - 2.5 driving), on the way, you will pass Urumqi Wind Power Mill, which was built for producing electrical power in the area. After cross the valley of Tianshan we will arrive in the lowest depression of China - Turpan City. Upon arrival, visit the mysterious death city, the Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City, which reveals traces of a prosperous ancient trading center and military stronghold 1,600 years ago. And then visit Emin Minaret (Sugong Pagoda) - the biggest ancient pagoda existing in Xinjiang and the only Islamic ancient pagoda in the country and ancient Karez Well, the underground water supply and irrigation system.
Day 3 Turpan-Urumqi-Kashgar
Have another day excursion in Turpan that including the visit to Gaochang Ancient City, which was an important garrison town on the Silk Road, Flaming Mountain which the mountains seem to be on fire in the burning sun and become a purplish-brown color, and Bezeklik Caves. After the tour, be transferred back to Urumqi (200km, 2 - 2.5 driving)for your flight to Kashgar.
Day 4 Kashgar
Take a tour through the Karakurum Highway to Karakul Lake, enjoy the beautiful snow- capped mountain of Muztagh Ata and the lake. After the tour, drive back to Kashgar for overnight. You could choose to walk around and explore the local market in the free time.
Day 5 Kashgar
Today, take a visit to Zhiren Street, an old street with an amazing hand-made stuff from strictly utilitarian cookware to exotic musical instruments. Then continue your trip to Id Kah Mosque, which is one of the largest and busiest in China. Then, you can take a short visit to Apak Hoja Tomb. If it is Sunday, the local Bazaar will be a good place for you to have a visit. This ancient market attracts locals and merchants from all over Xinjiang and nearby countries such as Pakistan and Kirghizstan.
Day 6 Kashgar-Urumqi
After a leisure breakfast in the hotel. Take the morning flight back to Urmqi. In the afternoon, visit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, from which you could know the history and culture of Xinjiang. You could also have chance to see the mummy discovered in Xinjiang. Then have walk in Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar, which is believed to be the largest outdoor market in town. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 7 Departure Urumqi
Say goodbye to beautiful Xinjiang. Be transferred to the airport for your flight to next stop.Service End.