3-Day Tours Include Pakistan Border

  • Tour Code: KST18

  • Destinations:Karakoram Highway, Oapl Village, Gaz Valley , Kumtagh (white mountain), Karakul Lake, Stone fort, Khunjirap Pass, Tajik family & Kyrgyz

  • Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy horse or camel ride at the Karakul Lake with splendid views of snowcapped mountains.
  • Enjoy stunning sceneries along the Karakorom Highway with Tajik and Kyrgiz people’s cultures.
  • Visit the westernmost frontier city of Tashkorgan in the Pamirs.

Day 1
Kashgar to Tashkorgan
Hotel:Qianhai International Hotel (3-star))
Meals:Lunch and Dinner
Activities: Drive along the KKH, Stop at Opal Village, Oytagh Kunlunshan Colorful mountain range, Gaz Valley and check point, Ancient Caravan Saray, Bulungkol Valley (white sand mountain), Karakul lake, Tashkorgan Stone Fort and Tajik Family
We set out along the Sino – Pakistan Karakorum Highway, on the Pamir plateau (the roof of the world) visit Karakul Lake (3600m above sea level) on the way.
Then Keep driving till Tashkorgan Tajik autonomous county which was once an important hub on the old Silk Road. The area borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan via the Kunjerab Pass and Wahan Corridor. 
After arriving at Tashkurgan, you’ll have an opportunity to see the town’s ancient stone fort – still standing after 2200 years! ‘Tashkurgan’ means ‘Stone Fort’. Then walk around the roof grassland this historic town with its streets.
Day 2
Tashkorgan to Kunjirap Pass–Karakul Lake
Hotel:Local Yurt
Meals:B,L,D
Activities: Drive to Kunjirap Pass, the China Pakistan Border, then drive to Karakul lake
Leave for the Khunjerab Pass at 8:00am local time and travel 130Km from Tashkorgan into the peaks atop the nearby Karakorum Mountain Range. It takes 1.5 hours to summit the pass and it’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Entering into an amphitheatre of fluted peaks atop the highest international border in the world, you’re in a place few people on Earth can ever claim to have been.
Note: Chinese military check point would stop you about 3km before the real border. Visiting the pass all depends on the real time policy.
We’ll head back to Karakul lake whenever you’re ready and stay overnight in the yurt of a local Kyrgyz family, which is a great opportunity to experience the life of local people and temporarily slot into the life of another world.
Day 3
Karakul Lake to Kashgar
Hotel:Not included
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Activities: Hiking around lake and drive back to kashgar
The lake sits at the foot of the notorious Muztagh Ata ( 7546m ) and Gongur ( 7719m ) Mountains. A Hot Spot for mountain climbers, ‘Muztagh Ata’ means Father of the Ice Mountain and is one of the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world.
Trekking and hiking around the Karakul lake for whole morning and drive back to kashgar in the afternoon.

You will experience and enjoy the following on this tour

  • Opal village:This village is about 50kms (one hour drive) from Kashgar city and it is worth for about 10-20 minutes stop to walk around; Taking photos, taste fresh bread; have breakfast (if you have not eaten); buy some fruits or water for the trip.
  • Oytagh Colorful Mountains: Kunlunshan is famous for it’s rich Minerals which Mineral gives a special color to the mountain, you will stop for take photos or just walk around
  • Bulongkol lake: Which means corner lake in Kyrgyz language , it is also well-known as Sand-Mountain (Baishashan), on a good day, It offers an impressive reflection of mountains on the water.
  • Kyrgyz family: you can pay a visit to Local Kyrgyz family and have a cup of Yak mild tea in their yurt by the lake (if they set up their tent already near the lake (depends on)
  • Hiking around lake: You can spend a few hours around lake for hiking , horse riding as you like .
  • Tashkorgan:Hike around roof of the world Tashkorgan;
  • Stay local Yurt:Staying at local yurt without shower (no bathroom or bed inside) tough, but real nomadic life experience

Tour price

  • Following is our price lists, it is always better to keep all the services as standard as possible for the tours. However, if the tour is beyond your budget, we’ll try our best to accommodate your needs while still maintaining our high standard of services.

Tour Price from 1st June till 31st Oct

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 7018
2 Pax 3872
3 Pax 2977
4-6 Pax 2458
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 5810
2 Pax 3255
3 Pax 2590
4-6 Pax 2153
Based on Chinese RMB

Service Includes

  • Air-conditioned private Vehicle for whole land transportation
  • Private excellent English speaking local Tour guides
  • Hotels as listed above(one room shared by two people)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for the sights as listed in the program (including shuttle bus)
  • Expenses of the guides, drivers and vehicles (Accommodation and meals for guide and driver; Highway fee, oil and parking fees for the car)

Service excludes

  • Tips for the guides and drivers
  • Beverages
  • Arrival and Departure flights
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal excursions like horse or camel riding at the sports or boating Etc.

Trip Notes

  • Here is some notes for above tour. If you want to make any changes according to your personal request , please let us know , one of our tour specialist will tailor make your tour just for your needs

1. Accommodation

  • —Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at the hotels listed above
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities
    –If you have any special requests for your hotels, please let us know, our travel experts will try to meet your requests and find out the perfect one for you.

  • Yurt stay at Karakul Lake: At the moment , we are not sure if you can stay in yurt at Karakul lake, so if you can not stay at Karakul lake, we book hotel in Tashkorgan and stay there instead of Karakul lake. So we can make sure about a month earlier.
    Visiting the pass: at the moment , it is not possile to visit the pass.
    so we suggest you to take 3-day tour to Tashkorgan including Glacier park instead .

2. Meals

  • Breakfast is usually at the hotels. Lunch and dinners will be provided at good conditioned, clean local restaurants or tourist restaurants.
    You can also taste authentic local dishes of different minorities along the Silk Road.
    sometime also arrange local family meals wherever it is possible to let you deeply understand local life and culture. You would also join the cooking if you like.

3. Transportation

  • Air-conditioned good conditioned vehicles for whole land transportation including Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing.

4. Drivers and Car Types

  • All of our tour guides are very experienced and helpful, who create unique and unforgettable experiences to share with you.
    Our tours include excellent English-speaking local tour guides in each destination, so they don’t travel with you on the trains or flights. But our driver/guide always pick up you from railway stations or airports with “your name” on a welcome board.

    All of our drivers are experienced licensed tourism drivers who are very helpful, friendly and easy going.
    We provide the following cars for the tour:
    1. 1-2 PAX: Sedan, SUV or MPV
    2. 3-5 PAX: MPV
    3. 6-8 PAX: 13-15-Seater minibus
    4. 9-10 PAX: 17-22 Seater Minibus
    5. 11 or more PAX: 33 seater or bigger coaches.

Questions and answer!

When is the best time to take this tour?
From Aprill till October is the best season to visit take tour along the Karakoram Highway
How long is the driving from Kashgar to Tashkorgan
It is about 6:00 hours driving from Kashgar to Tashkorgan. It would take longer if you stop for photos and hiking around Karakul lake
How is yurt condition
Yurt condition is very basic without shower or toilet inside the yurt, you have to outside for bathroom. There is not bed, but there is Wood floor. Blankets and mattress are provided .
There is stove in the middle of the yurt which hits the yurt with coal

When do we back on the third day?
We don’t limit your time unless you catch a flight; train or any appointment. Anyway you can be back kashgar at any time before dark as you like
can we stop for photos along the way
Sure, our guide and driver are happy to stop as much as you want along the way for photos or hiking.
Is that possible to stay at local family in Tashkorgan?
At the moment it is not possible to stay at local family.
How is the temperature?
It is quite warm on day time and quite cold at night time. The difference between day and night is quite high. Day time would be about 15-25 degree and night time 5-10 degree. So suggest you to bring warm and light clothes
What is the altitude?
Karkaul lake is 3600m and Tashkorgan is 3200m high sea-level. You drive through a pass which is 4100m on the way.
Does it Couse high altitude sickness and is it dangerous?
It would Couse High altitude sickness.
If you are healthy it is not dangerous. If you don’t know or don’t have experience over 4000m altitude, we suggest you to bring some medicine with you. we can provide oxygen bag if needed.
How do we book this tour?
If you like to book this tour, we request 20% down payment; you can pay this down payment by one of the following payment methods.
please check our “terms and conditions”

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