Our programs can be extended to Eastern Turkestan - Xinjiang.
This territory called "The New Fronter" is the most
western and the largest Chinese province. During the Tang Dynasty
it played an important role in the traffic between China and Europe
- the Great Silk Road. Not only goods but ideas and religions
like Buddhism and Islam also traveled. Many remnants of this period
can still be seeing. Xinjiang is partually covered by the Taklamakan
Desert, partually by the Gobi Desert and most it's cities are
actually oasises. It shares K2 - the second highest Mount on the
Planet - with Pakistan, the Tien Shan mountains with Kazakhstan
and Kyrgyzstan and the Altai mountains with Russia and Mongolia.
It is home for many different nationalities and cultures. Almaty
is the ideal gateway to this part of China.
The aim of China Extension trip is to visit Urumqi, Turfan and
famous Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar as additional adventure jointed
to your main program.
|Flight to Urumqi.
|Urumqi city tour. Evening flight to Kashgar.
|Visit Sunday Bazaar. Evening flight to Urumqi.
|Excursion to Turfan. Evening flight to Almaty.
Please, refer to program dossier
for more details
Option: Return via Kyrgyzstan.
Day 3 Visit Sunday Bazaar. Overnight in Kashgar.
Day 4 Drive to Torugart Pass, change car to drive to Naryn.
Day 5 Drive to Almaty via Bishkek.