Your tour guide will be ready to pick you up at the airport. And then your private driver will escort to the hotel. After check-in, you can have a rest or even explore a little by yourself.
Housing a large number of collections, including stone steles, coins and currency, ceramics, wooden articles, and paintings, Xinjiang Museum is a best place to know the culture and history of minority groups in Xinjiang, but also the ancient Silk Road. Erdaoqiao Market is the largest market in Urumqi, where many commodities are sold, such as fruits, clothing, crafts, and carpets. You can buy some delicate handicrafts with distinct Uygur features.
Then you will take a flight from Urumqi to Kashgar and check in the hotel in Kashgar.
Id Kah Mosque is a holy place for Islamic people. On every Friday, there are ten thousand people who gather here, praying, studying and discussing the Koran. Everyone is asked to act strictly in a very traditional way. Visiting Zhiren Street, you can see many aspects of commodities, ranging from daily utensils to exotic musical instruments.
Well-known as “the father of glaciers”, Karakuli Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in China, with beautiful natural scenery around and mirror-like peaceful waters. Seen from different distance, you can witness different colors of the water, changing from light to dark.
The spectacular Oytagh Glacier is about 130km from Kashgar and still largely undiscovered by tourists, it’s not on many tour routes. Access to glacier is via an amazing alpine forest and grassland dotted with flocks of sheep and yurts belonging to local people.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the life, customs and food of the Keekekezi local people in their ancestral homeland. Have tea and snacks with the family as they welcome you to their world.
As your tour ends today, you will reach Urumqi by flight first, and then depart. The guide will help you carry the luggage and certain all the formalities at the airport.