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Old Road Tours offers a variety of tours to fit your traveling needs - from short 1 day trips to 20 day treks into the heart of Xinjiang.  If you can't find what you're looking for, we can modify most listed tours or you are welcome to "Build Your Own Tour"  You decide the places to go and adventures to experience!

Short Desert Trek - 2 Days

As we travel from Kashgar to Yarkant, we will stop to visit Yengisar, a place famous for its knives. Then we will visit some famous sites in Yarkant before heading into the desert on our camels.
    *Price is per person for a group of 6.
    **Varies slightly according to exchange rate.

Tour Overview

Join us as we travel from Kashgar to Yarkend via Yengisar. Visit some famous sites along the way. Then we will mount camels and ride out into the Karasu Desert for an overnight journey before heading back to Kashgar the next day via a different route.
Yarkant is one of the ancient pearls of the Silk Road and the home of an ancient kingdom. Your camel trek from Yarkant will allow you to relive the days of the Silk Road Caravans and experience the beauty and vastness of the Taklamakan.

*¥1,230RMB - p/person for a group of 5.
*¥1,345RMB - p/person for a group of 4.
*¥1,465RMB - p/person for a group of 3.
*¥1,730RMB - p/person for a group of 2.
+ For all tours between Sept. 28th-Oct. 12th, 14% will be added to the tour cost.

Includes: car, driver, tour guide, camel, camel guide, tent and meals in desert

Excludes: other meals, entrance fees, air fare, train fares, personal expenses, tips, hotels

Cities to Visit

Yengisar, Yarkant, Local Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Sites and Specialties

Yengisar knife makers, famous tombs/mosques in Yarkant, desert, camel trek, local village

Cities to Visit

Yengisar, Yarkant, Local Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Day 1

Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 7:00am local time. From there we will drive to Yarkant, which is approx 190km to the east. En route, we will stop to visit a local Uyghur knife factory in Yengisar, which is renown throughout Xinjiang for its high quality knives and workmanship.

Moving on from here, it should take four hours to reach Yarkant where we'll arrive just in time for lunch at a local restaurant. While in the city we will take the opportunity to visit the Golden Mosque, Ammanisahan Tomb (a famous musician who wrote 12 mukams of classic Uyghur music), the Tombs of the Kings from the Seideye Kingdom, the Chiltan Maziri (biggest grave yard in Yarkand) and the Yarkand Old City. All are optional depending on your interests

Then we will drive to the Karasu Desert.

It takes about half an hour to pack the camels and make ready for trekking. We'll spend three to four hours trekking through beautiful sand dunes before camping for the night. You will also have a chance to help our tour guide start a fire using local scrub wood, as desert nights can often get chilly!

Day 2

After an early breakfast, we will ride the camels back to the village where your driver awaits you. We will have lunch at a local village and return to Kashgar along a particularly interesting village road famed for its local markets. Along the way, you'll have the chance to spend time with a local Uyghur family and taste the fruits from their orchards. You will be in Kashgar around 5:00 local time.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

Join us as we travel from Kashgar to Yarkend via Yengisar. Visit some famous sites along the way. Then we will mount camels and ride out into the Karasu Desert for an overnight journey before heading back to Kashgar the next day via a different route.
Yarkant is one of the ancient pearls of the Silk Road and the home of an ancient kingdom. Your camel trek from Yarkant will allow you to relive the days of the Silk Road Caravans and experience the beauty and vastness of the Taklamakan.

*¥1,230RMB - p/person for a group of 5.
*¥1,345RMB - p/person for a group of 4.
*¥1,465RMB - p/person for a group of 3.
*¥1,730RMB - p/person for a group of 2.
+ For all tours between Sept. 28th-Oct. 12th, 14% will be added to the tour cost.

Includes: car, driver, tour guide, camel, camel guide, tent and meals in desert

Excludes: other meals, entrance fees, air fare, train fares, personal expenses, tips, hotels

Cities to Visit

Yengisar, Yarkant, Local Village, Xinjiang, China, tours

Sites and Specialties

Yengisar knife makers, famous tombs/mosques in Yarkant, desert, camel trek, local village
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