China's Wild West offers great scenery, fascinating history and culture. Ride the famous Karakorum Highway.
ride the Karakorum Highway, one of the most spectacular, breathtaking, mind-blowing roads on the planet
Price & Services
twin, duo: sharing room and riding two up
Not included in the tour price (all items not mentioned under services, in particular:)
Map & Route
FOLLOW PARTS OF THE ANCIENT SILK ROAD AND EXPERIENCE HISTORY, SCENIC BEAUTY AND HOSPITALITY IN CENTRAL ASIA.
2,000 years ago, China and the Roman Empire were two separate universes, connected only by a mysterious network of caravan routes. The bygone days of this ancient Silk Road will feel alive to you as you stroll the Sunday Market in Kashgar. The tour starts in Urumqi, the bustling capital of Xinjiang, China’s largest province. With its glass-and-steel skyscrapers and the extensive bazaars at street level it is a unique mixture of 21st-century China and medieval Persia. Central Asia has become a true melting pot. Day 2 brings us down to Kuitun – a great place to explore China’s secrets. On our way southwest, we follow the impressive snow-capped mountain chain of Tianshan, meaning Heavenly Mountains, with the infamous Taklamakan Desert on the other side, stretching endlessly to the horizon. Then we reach Kashgar.
Close your eyes and say the name slowly – and your mind will see pictures of colourful bazaars, men with long beards and artfully embroidered caps sitting on donkey carts and veiled women in long, flowing dresses. Are we still in China? After a rest day in Kashgar we set out to ride one of the most fascinating roads on the planet: the Karakorum Highway. Several 25,000-ft peaks as well as camels and yaks surround us as we climb to Tashkurgan, an ancient trading outpost. At elevations of 12,000 ft and more, the scenery will literally take your breath away! When we return to Kashgar on our last day you
will have a different view of what we know as the ancient Silk Road.
10 DAY VACATION, 8 RIDING ROUTE
* The first and last day mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in you may have to leave a day early, respectively you will arrive one day later back home. Book your flight accordingly!