Xinjiang & Silk Road

The Silk Road evokes exotic images of long caravan stretching across vast sand dunes and dusty travelers relaxing in the shade of the desert oasis.

Retrace this ancient trade route, be mesmerized by the ethnic cultures of the Tibetans, Tajiks and Uygurs and be awed by the impressive grottoes at Dunhuang and gorgeous ruins in Turpan. Visit the ancient archaeological sites deep in the Taklamankan Desert and enjoy the alpine scenery in Tian Shan.

Best Season

May - Oct

May is beautiful when snow melts and spring blooms. October is golden when weather cools with fall foliage.

Kyrgyzstan Across The Tian Shan - Overland From Kashgar to Almaty
From RMB 38,900/Adult
From RMB 38,900/Adult

The mountain range known as Tian Shan (‘Celestial Mountains’) marks the border of Chinese Xinjiang and the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan, and continues across northern Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan border. This is a country of dramatic scenery, with dozens of peaks over 5000 m high, thousands of glaciers and some beautiful highland lakes.

Classic Xinjiang - Silk Road In Depth in Hemu and Kanas Lake Extension
From RMB 25,500/Adult
11 days
From RMB 25,500/Adult

The very mention of the Silk Road evokes a sense of romance and remoteness. Retrace this ancient trade route. This itinerary traverses off-the-beaten path to lesser-visited Silk Road gems such as Hotan and Kuqa . Treat yourself to an extension into Kanas Lake, one of the most picturesque ones in China!

Southern Silk Road – Unveiling the Ancient Mystery
From RMB 16,640/Adult
7 days
From RMB 16,640/Adult

Visit the less traveled section of the Silk Road and explore villages and deserted ancient cities, archaeological sites deep in the Taklamakan Desert. Be impressed by how local people live in the Taklamakan Desert, as if they were still in ancient times, enjoying a simpler life.

Gansu – Silk Road Less Trodden
From RMB 26,900/Adult
From RMB 26,900/Adult

Much lesser known by modern tourists as compared to Xinjiang, this slender province of Gansu has long seen travelers and goods of all kinds traveling between China and Central Asia. This itinerary covers the highlights of the Hexi Corridor, including the famous Rainbow Rocks of Zhangye Danxia to the Mogao Caves.

Gansu Luxury Camp on the Tibetan Plateau - Authentic Tibetan Culture in Remote Grasslands
From RMB 14,500/Adult
From RMB 14,500/Adult

Stand in front of Binglingsi Cave and enjoy the magnificent grottoes of ancient China. Walk the “kora” around Labrang Monastery and witness the monk debating for the Buddhist classics. Sip a cup of milk tea and immerse into the real life of local nomad life.  This is the most authentic of Tibetan Culture. (Note: Norden Camp is open from 1 May – 15 Oct 2015)

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