Trek Muztagh-ata Peak

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Duration: 15 days
Type:
Active
Itinerary:
Urumqi, Kashgar, Muztagh-ata Peak

Price: Start from USD8,989
Single room:
TBC

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Tour Details

Group Size: 
2 pax--12 pax 

Travel Season: 
May to September

Accommodation: 
5 star hotel and Camping

Transport: 
chartered car or bus

Flights: 
Urumqi/Kashgar/Urumqi

Meals:
Listed in the itinerary

Guide: 
English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees:
Entrance for the sites stated

Payment

Trekking Around Muztagh-ata Peak 16 Days

Muztagh-ata Peak  is located in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, and callesd the Cradle of Climbers. Trekking Around Muztagh-ata Peak offers opportunity to conquer the well-known snow-covered mountain.

Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Urumqi

Met  and transferred to hotel.
Attraction: Heavenly Lake 
In the morning fly to Urumqi, then ride a private bus up the mountains to Heavenly Lake , a relaxing break from the daily hustle-bustle. Lodging in with the Kazaks in their yurts (tents) around the magnificently situated lake offers unique vistas and a beautiful outdoor experience. We can sit back, take in the fresh air and (only for the brave) taste the grim mare milk. here we will ride horse to explore the origin of the Heavenly Lake . 
Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Back to Urumqi 

In the morning take a ride back to Urumqi. 
In the afternoon we’ll visit the Xinjiang Museum, which houses an impressive collection of exhibits, covering artifacts and relics from more than 12 minority groups. the lay out and presentation of the exhibits is imaginative and the preserved bodies of men, women and babies found in tombs in Xinjiang, along with the 3000 year old mummies, make for insightful (if a little spooky) visit! 
Then visit visit the lively market at Erdaoqiao, where anything from Uygur handicrafts, silk carpets to fruits and kebabs are sold. We will also visit the Old Town area, where we will see how Uygurs live in today's modern capital. 
Overnight in Urumqi 5 star Hotel 
Meals: BLD 


Day 3: Urumqi / kashgar 

Kashgar/karakul Lake / Xindi (Private Bus 260kms 6 hours ) 
In the morning we board one short flight to Kashgar , then drive along the Karakoram Highway winding for several hours through the narrow gorge of the Gez River. 
Then you ascend to an altitude of 3,900 metres by the shores of KARAKURI LAKE, 196 km from Kashgar. Horses, yaks and camels graze on the rich pasturage. 
Then we drive 60 kilos to Xindi on the side of KKH 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day 4 Trek to Langar 

Trekking cross the last unnamed pass (4900m), taking 7 hours to langar Grassland. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day5: Trek to Qiqaklik 

Trekking along river bank to Yango lake (4579m), then take 2 hours crossing Yango pass(4827m), after that, taking 7 hours to Qiqaklik. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD
 

Day6 Trek to Yanbulak 

Today we will have bit tough trek.we woul like to awake early in the morning, after breakfast, we will take 3 hours to cross the Torbulung Pass(4918m), then down to yangbulak (4300m). today’s trekking will take over 7 hours. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day7 Trek to Torbulung 

Trekking up to Torbulung (4370m) in the Torbulung Valley, Today’s trekking will take 6 hours. here we enjoy a hearty meal to rejuvenate ourselves for the next day's journey. .
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  

Day8 Trek to Koksal 

Today's trek will take us through vast Kangxiwa Grasslands to the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier (about 4000 m), which surrounded by the towering walls of Mustagh Ata, Kuksay, Tokoruk, and Kala Peaks.  Today’s trekking will take 5 hours. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day9 Trek to Tokkuzbulak 

Trek down along the bank of Torbulung river to Tokkuzbulak (3600m), here we could look into the distance for the tongue of the Kuksay Glacier (about 4000 m); today’s trekking will take over 4-5 hours. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day10 Trek to Koqkaqi 

The trek to Ayaktaxningojadi village, which is reached on unimproved roads winding through the barren foothills of Mustagh Ata.  After the village is passed, the trek proceeds by camel to a "highpoint" along the Torbulung river, where the Kuksay Glacier joins the river, and hopefully above that point. We camp at Koqkaqi, that is one of grazing point of the local Kirgiz herdsman(4080m). today’s trekking will take over 4-5 hours. 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day11 Trek to Subax Dadui 

As we move across the mountain face, we will appreciate new views of Mutztag Ata with Lake Karakuri and glacial mountains in the distance, the trek will take between 3 to 4 hours. (Incl:B-L-D) 
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD  


Day 12 Trek to B.C. 

Today's trek will take you up to the Base Camp (3-4 hours), Base camp is at an altitude of approximately 4,350m (14,500ft) so time is needed for adaptation to the altitude. This grassy site is tucked in between a moraine and the foot of the steeper slopes of the mountain - a great place to relax now.
Overnight in Camping
Meals: BLD   


Day13 Trek to Qaltumak 

Today meet our camels ,then we trek up to the Qultumark village inhabited by local Kirgiz herdsman located on the foot of Muztagh Ata .(1-2 hours) , here we make a interesting family visting. Camp at 3,900 meters above sea level. Then trek to the HHKL.  Transfer to Kashgar
Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: BLD  


Day14 Tour in Kashgar 

Begin your discovery today with visits to the Id Kah Mosque fronted by the busy square., the largest in China that built in 1442, the Abakh Hoja Tomb, built in 1640, it is reminiscent of the Central Asian artistic style of Samarkand of Isfahan. The site is also known as the Xiang Fei (Fragrant Concubine) Tomb in memory of Abakh Khoja's granddaughter, Iparhan, who was the Fragrant Concubine of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty.roam through the colorful natinal street that assembled rich and verity workshop of making uyghur’s handcrafts. 
Overnight in Kashgar
Meals: BLD  


Day15 Kashigar/Urumqi

Breakfast in hotel. Rest. Transfer to airport DEP from Kashgar to Urumqi and connecting flight to Beijing CZ 6806  
End of the tour. 

Urumqi乌鲁木齐
Province:Xinxiang
Population:3.1 million
Ürümqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, in the northwest of the country. With a built up population of 3.1millions as of 2010census (5 urban districts plus Midong), Ürümqi, whose name means "beautiful pasture" in the Mongolian language of the Dzungar people, is the largest city in China's western interior. Since the 1990s Ürümqi has developed economically and now serves as a regional transport node and commercial centre.
The largest city in western China, Ürümqi has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most remote city from any sea in the world. It is about 2,500 kilometers(1,600 mi) from the nearest coastline as Ürümqi is the closest major city to the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility. The city has an administrative area of10,989 square kilometres (4,243 sq mi) at an average elevation of 800metres (2,600 ft).
Although Ürümqi is situated near the northern route of the Silk Road, it is likely to be a relatively young city. According to Chinese scholars, during the 22nd year of Emperor Taizong's reign in the Tang Dynasty, AD 648, the Tang government set up the town of Luntai in the ancient town seat of Urabo, 10 kilometers from the southern suburb of present-day Ürümqi.
Thus, little is heard ofthe region following the Tang Dynasty in the Chinese texts until the Qing Dynasty conquest of Dzungaria in 1755 under the Emperor Qianlong. Qianlong Emperor named the expanded town of Luntai "Dihua", meaning "to enlighten." In 1884, the Guangxu Emperor established Xinjiang as a Province, with Dihua (today’s Urumuqi) as its capital. Following the founding of the People's Republic of China, on 1 February 1954, the city was renamed Ürümqi, meaning "beautiful pasture" in the Mongolian language of the Dzungar people.

Kashgar (Kashi) 喀什
Province: Xinjiang
Population: 210,000
Kashgar or Kashi is an oasis city with approximately 350,000 residents in the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Kashgar is the administrative centre of Kashgar Prefecture which has an area of 162,000 km²and a population of approximately 3.5 million. Located in the western extremity of China, the city covers an area of 15 km² at the altitude averages 1,289m/4,282 ft. above sea level.
Kashgar has been an important trading centre since the days of the Silk Road, and still is today. The road from Eastern and Central China branches out to both the north and south of the Taklamakan Desert, and Kashgar is where the two branches meet again in the western part of the desert. The local population is a mixture of Uyghurs, Han Chinese, Kyrgyz, Tajiks and Uzbeks, boasting a colorful ethnic variety. The majority residents are Uyghurs in Kashgar. The Uyghurs employed an alphabet based upon the Syriacand borrowed from the Nestorian, but after converting to Islam widely used also an Arabic script. They spoke a dialect of Turkic claimed to be preserved in the Kudatku Bilik, a moral treatise composed in 1065

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