Chinese Silk Route

Xi'an - Kashgar

22 days through China
FROM: $2560 USD + 670 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Local Bus, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, One Local Crew Member
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 1 night
Basic Hotel 14 nights
Guesthouse 3 nights
Camping without facilities 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 5, Lunches x 2, Dinners x 2
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZKX
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The Silk Route was created by the traders and armies that used to travel through Central Asia to China. They were followed by the Mongul armies of Genghis and Kublai Khan, and it is this route that we follow across western China. The gateway to China is the infamous Torugart pass, near the city of Kashgar, a wonderful place to see the diverse peoples of the region. You must be there for the Sunday Market. On this journey we cross the Taklamakan Desert, 'the desert you enter and never come out of' to the western end of the Great Wall of China and climb onto the lower slopes of the Tibetan plateau to the holy city of Xiahe, with it's remarkable Tibetan Buddhist temples and architecture. There are numerous remarkable monuments, such as the giant Buddha of Bingling Si, the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan and, of course, the wonders of Xi'an and the terracotta army.

Explore Kashgar's traditional Sunday market and Animal market
Cross the Taklamakan Desert
Exploration of the oasis and the Jiaohe ruins at Turpan
Guided tour of the Mogao caves, Dunhuang
Camp near an adobe section of the Great Wall near Jiayuguan
Explore the colourful natural phenomenon of the Rainbow Mountains
Cross the northern end of the Tibetan Plateau
Explore Xiahe - one of Tibets most historic cities
See Bingling Si's vast Buddha statue and outstanding cave sculptures
Explore the stunningly beautiful Mt. Kongtong and its temples

A real journey along China's Silk Road and it's variety of cultures. Some long day drives are really worthwhile to travel through these more remote regions of China; small hotels and excellent local food are mixed with some camping.

Day 1 - Xi'an (19th August 2020)
Border Information: if joining in Xi'an, you will most likely enter China at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA code: XIY).

Welcome to the amazing city of Xi'an, the ancient capital of Shaanxi province and the end of the 'Silk Road'! We will have a free day to explore the city, it's famous walls, bell and drum towers, pagodas and Muslim Quarter.

There will be a group meeting today at 6:00pm - please look out for a note from your tour leader at the hotel reception with more information about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the optional activities listed will only be possible for those with extra time in Xi'an before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Xi'an.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Xi'an (20th August 2020)
Day 3 - Pingliang (21st August 2020)
Day 4 - Pingliang (22nd August 2020)
Day 5 - Xiahe (23rd August 2020)
Day 6 - Xiahe (24th August 2020)
Day 7 - Xiahe (25th August 2020)
Day 8 - Liujiaxia (26th August 2020)
Day 9 - Zhangye (27th August 2020)
Day 10 - Jiayuguan (28th August 2020)
Day 11 - Dunhuang (29th August 2020)
Day 12 - Dunhuang (30th August 2020)
Day 13 - Turpan (31st August 2020)
Day 14 - Turpan (1st September 2020)
Day 15 - Urumqi (2nd September 2020)
Day 16 - Urumqi (3rd September 2020)
Day 17 - Korle (4th September 2020)
Day 18 - Aksu (5th September 2020)
Day 19 - Kashgar (6th September 2020)
Day 20 - Kashgar (7th September 2020)
Day 21 - Kashgar (8th September 2020)
Day 22 - Kashgar - End Date (9th September 2020)

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29 Jul 20 Xi'an
19 Aug 20 Kashgar
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23 Jun 21 Kashgar

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