3-Days Tour On KKH Including Glacier Park

  • Tour Code: KST-01

  • Destinations: Karakoram Highway, Opal Vilalge, Kunlunshan Mountain, Gaz valley, Bulongkol Lake (Sand Mountain), karakul lake, Tashkorgan; Stone Fort; Grassland; Oytagh Glaicer Park

  • Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning sceneries along the Karakorom Highway with Tajik and Kyrgiz people’s cultures.
  • Enjoy the beauty of both Kongur and Muztagh mountains the highest in Xinjiang.
  • Visit the vast grassland and stone fort in Tashkorgan roof of the world.
  • Enjoy hiking around the lowest glaciers of Oytagh mountain.

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, Bulungkol Valley (white sand mountain), Karakul lake and local Kyrgyz family visit
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). The lake sits at the foot of the notorious, Muztagh Ata (7546m) and Gongur (7719m) mountains. ‘Muztagh Ata’ means Father of the Ice Mountain and is one of the most beautiful and mysterious mountains in the world.
Lunch will be at local Kyrgyz family or at the lake side restaurant as your like.
We will stop along the way at some good spots for photos as much as you like or hike around Karakul lake for a few hours. Our driver and guide never mind for your many stops or spend time for hiking
Arrive Tashkorgan in the late afternoon and stay overnight
Day 2
Tashkorgan For Whole Day
Hotel:Qianhai International Hotel (3-star))
Activities: Visit stone fort, hiking around grassland, visit Tajik family
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the town’s ancient stone fort – still standing after 2200 years! ‘Tashkurgan’ means ‘Stone Fort.’ Walking around Tajik neighborhoods and spend some time at one of the family by the grassland.
For dinner our driver will take you to a restaurant with Tajik music and dance, which is a good chance to enjoy and try their traditional eagle dance.
Day 3
Tashkorgan to Glacier Park and Kashgar
Hotel:Not included
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Activities: Visit Oytagh Glacier Park on the way to Kashgar
After breakfast head back to Kashgar on the same way through beautiful snow capped mountains with Tajik, Kyrgyz villages again.
Hiking through the pine trees and trekking along the lowest Glacier at the base.Oytagh Glacier is surprisingly little known corner of China that features a glacier and forest more to the North than the bare mountain scenery typical to Southern Xinjiang. Oytagh boasts as one of the best hiking place in Xinjiang for outdoor-lovers.
we stay here for about an hour and drive back to Kashgar which takes about two more hours.

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 milk tea at 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 the lake for hiking or horse riding as you like .
  • Tashkorgan:Hike around Tashkorgan Grassland;
  • Hiking Oytagh Park: spend a few hours around the Park and grassland

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 6960
2 Pax 3828
3 Pax 2982
4-6 Pax 2451
Based on Chinese RMB

Tour Price from 1st Nov till 31st May

Pax Price per person
1 Pax 6032
2 Pax 3147
3 Pax 2615
4-6 Pax 2059
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 spots 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.

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 could 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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