Xinjiang Overland Expedition consists of three stages. Stage one goes to the western part of the Tianshan Mountains. Stage two covers the most exciting southern part of the Tianshan Mountians. Stage three is an extention exploration to the Karakul Lake from Kashgar.  You are welcome to join all stages. All stages are tailored made packages including transfer and guide service,  but you can also choose to drive yourself.

Tour Highlights | Xinjiang Overland Expedition

Dushanzi Grand Canyon, Duku Highway, Sayram Lake, the vast stars of Ili Valley, horse riding on Nalati Grassland, endless lavender (Jun-Sep), Kazak nomads, Yining Old town, border town Khorgos

Tarim Basin & Tarim River, Kizilyar Salt Water gully, Kizil Buddhist Art Caves, Kuche Grand Canyon, Taklamakan Desert, Korla fragrant pears, Khotan Silk workshop, Khotan rug, Khotan Jade factory, chaotic and free-spirited Khotan market, 2000-years old town Kashgar

2000-years old town Kashgar, Karakoram Highway, Pamir Plateau, Karakul Lake, Tajik village,Oytagh glacier,Rock castle, Golden meadow wetland, pass the Taheman Wetland

Brief Itinerary | Xinjiang Overland Expedition
Stage one, across the Tianshan Mountains
2021.8.08-12 | 5 days 4 nightsD1. 8.8 Sun Urumqi city or airport ->Kuitun
Dushanzi Grand Canyon, dinner included
Kuitun Jin Ze HongFuQuan Hotel
D2. 8.9 Mon
Kuitun ->Duku Highway -> Nalati Grassland
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Westward Zunmao Nalati Resort Hotel
D3. 8.10 Tue
Nalati Grassland ->Yining
Kazak nomads family, Yining old town
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Yining Yili River Hotel
D4. 8.11 Wed
Yining -> Khorgos -> Sayram Lake -> Yining
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Yining Yili River Hotel
D5. 8.12 Thu
Yining -> departure
Xinjiang Overland Expedition Stage one ended
hotel breakfast included

Stage two, the South of the Tianshan Mountains
2021.8.12-19 | 8 days 7 nights 

D1.8.12 Thu
Korla meet & greet,  visit a local vineyard,
dinner included
Korla Garden HotelD2. 8.13 Fri
Korla -> Iron Pass -> Kuche
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Kuche Tianyuan Hotel

D3. 8.14 Sat
Kuche: Kirizlyar Salt Water Gully, Kizil Buddhist Art Caves, Kuche Grand Canyon
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Kuche Tianyuan Hotel

D4. 8.15 Sun
Tarim River Bridge -> Taklamankan Desert -> Minfeng
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Minfeng Niya Hotel

D5. 8.16 Mon
Minfeng -> Khotan
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Khotan Hotel

D6. 8.17 Tue
Khotan -> Kashgar
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Kashgar Radisson BLU Hotel

D7. 8.18 Wed
Explore Kashgar
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Kashgar Radisson BLU Hotel

D8. 8.19 Thu
Kashgar -> departure
Xinjiang Overland Expedition Stage two ended. Departure

Stage 3, Karakul Lake Excursion
2021.8.19-21 | 3 days 2 nights 

D1.8.19 Thu
Kashgar -> white sand lake at burunkol pass -> Karakul Lake -> Tashkurgan
Dinner included
Tashkurgan Europa HotelD2. 8.20 Fri
Rock castle -> Golden meadow wetland -> Tajik village -> Oytagh glacier -> Kashgar
Hotel breakfast & dinner included
Kashgar Radisson BLU Hotel

D3. 8.21 Sat
Kashgar -> departure
Xinjiang Overland Expedition Stage three ended
Hotel breakfast included Departure

Price p.person, based on 8 pax traveling together

Stage one, across the Tianshan Mountains
2021.8.08-12 | 5 days 4 nights

¥6280 p.p. twin sharing
¥7680 p.p. single room

Stage two, the South of Tianshan Mountains
2021.08.12-19 | 8 days 7 nights

¥8680 p.p. twin sharing
¥10380 p.p. single room

Stage three, Karakul Lake Excursion
2021.08.19-21 | 3 days 2 nights

¥2880 p.p. twin sharing
¥3680 p.p. single room

What’s included

Experience tour leader, special designed routes, private transfers*7-seats or 18-seats van, hotel accommodations, daily hotel breakfast, sightseeing tours, dinners that are mentioned in program, licensed local English & Mandarin speaking guide, travel insurance, all mentioned entrance fees-Stage one: Dushanzi Grand Canyon, Nakati Grassland, Sayram Lake, border town Khorgos
-Stage two: Iron Pass, Kuche Grand Canyon, Kizil Buddhist Art Caves, Huyanglin park, Kashgar Old Town, Apak Hoja Tomb, Id Kah Mosque
-Stage three: Karakul Lake*also the permit, Rock Castle, Golden Meadow Wetland park, White Sand Lake

at’s Not Included

In and out flights or train fares, personal expense, meals that are not mentioned in program, tips 


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