Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1 (Tuesday): Urumqi
Itinerary
Arrival in Urumqi International Airport, meeting with a guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2 (Wednesday): Thursday, Urumqi – Heavenly Lake (130 kms, 1.5 hrs)
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to Tianshan Mountian wings. Visit Heavenly Lake & boat cruise on the lake.
110 kilometers away from Urumqi the Heavenly Lake is a long and narrow gourd-shaped moraine lake. There are eight beautiful scenic spots in the lake scenic area, they are: “A Ray of Stone Gate”, “Dragon's Pool and Green Moon”, “Magic Needle for Guarding the See”, “Three Stones Bearing the Sky”, “the Snowcapped Southern Mountain”, “Pine Billows in Western Mountain”, “the Hanging Waterfall”, and the “Sea Peak's Sunrise”.
At 2 PM back to Urumqi Visit Xinjiang Museum, Erdaoqiao Market & International Bazaar, where you can find almost anything that you can imagine. Overnight at Urumqi.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3 (Thursday): Urumqi – Turpan (190 kms 2.5 hrs)
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to Turpan. Visit Bezklik Grottoes (50 km to the east of Turfan City). There are 83 numbered caves; among them 40 preserved murals totaling 1200 square meters. These caves are first excavated in Qu`s Gaochang period. The existing caves were reconstructed or newly extended by Uighurian people. Visit to Astana Tombs - known as the Underground Museum. The graveyard of the residents lived in the Gaochang City in the Jin-Tang times, including large sized family graveyard. Transfer to Tuyoq Valley and Kumtag Desert.
Among more than 40 caves, there are 10 preserving murals. They are considered to be the earliest caves in Turfan. Although the most part of the murals are damaged, they keep their uniqueness in style.
Overnight at Turpan.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Day 4 (Friday): Turpan – Urumqi - Kashgar (190 km, 2.5 h.)
Itinerary
Breakfast. Visit Jiaohe Ruined city. The city includes city gates, streets and lanes, government office, temples, domestic houses, cave houses, wells, and an underground temple. Karez Irrigation System is a unique irrigation system in Turfan, which, taking advantage of the slopes, draws the underground water to flow by itself to irrigate farmland. It consists of four parts: vertical wells, underground channels, ground canals and small reservoirs. Sugong Minerat - the Tower was built in the 41st year of the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. It is an embodiment of the ancient architectural arts of the Uygur nationality. Local Uyger family visiting is a special experience for you to know their lifestyle in the fireland.
Transfer to the airport in Urumqi. Flight to Kashgar. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5 (Saturday): Kashgar Sunday Market
Itinerary
Today is a further day in Kashgar for us to experience the famous Yakshambe Bazaar - the Sunday Market. In the morning we will first visit the famous animal market. Here we will spend the morning watching the locals trade everything from woodwork and iron wear to sheep, donkeys, cattle, horses and camels before progressing onto the covered bazaar, believed to be the biggest in Central Asia. The afternoon & evening will be free for you to spend at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6 (Sunday): Kashgar – Torugart - Tash-Rabat
Itinerary
Transfer to Torugart Pass. Meeting with Kyrgyz travel company at the border. Transfer to Tash-Rabat ( 115 km ) towards Naryn town. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. Overnight in yurts (Kyrgyz dwelling).
Meals
B - D
Accomodation
Yurt
Day
7
Day 7 (Monday): Tash-Rabat - Kochkor
Itinerary
Breakfast. Visiting Tash-Rabat caravanserai. Transfer to Kochkor. On arrival visiting a felt carpet workshop on the way where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz National carpets. Overnight in Kochkor in a home stay.
Meals
B - D
Accomodation
Home Stay
Day
8
Day 8 (Tuesday): Kochkor- Cholpon-Ata
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to Issyk-Kul lake – the second largest alpine lake in the world. Visiting petroglyphs in the open air and Grigirievskoe Goege, Overnight at the hotel near the lake.
Meals
B - D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Day 9 (Wednesday): Cholpon-Ata- Bishkek
Itinerary
At 10 AM transfer to Bishkek. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII). Farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel or guest house.
Meals
B - D
Accomodation
Hotel/Guest House
Day
10
Day 10 (Thursday): Bishkek - airport
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport. Fly home.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
Hotel