July 25th, 2011 3 Comments »
There are direct flights from MOSCOW to URUMQI that are quite cheap.
In the high season (June-July) you can get a round trip for around 600 USD. (www.csair.com)
If you are planning to visit Xinjiang this summer and you are in Europe, why not try to pass through Moscow. The challenge now is to get to Moscow. This might be the beginning of your adventure. Read more »
July 17th, 2011 No Comments »
There are two daily buses from Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sost of Pakistan which runs 1st of May to 31st of Dec every year. The Khunjerab border is closed between 1st of Jan to 30th of April every year. There are two bus stations in Kashgar which operates bus between Kashgar and Pakistan. The distance between Kashgar to Tashkorgan is 290KM and Tashkorgan to Khunjerab Pass is 125 KM and Kunjerab to Sost is 85 KM. Read more »
July 16th, 2011 No Comments »
Uyghur bread, called “Nan”, is a staple food for all locals in Xinjiang. The way Nan’s are baked is most interesting and looks quite challenging. Click “Read more” to watch a video on how Uyghur bakers put their Nan’s in the oven. Read more »
July 16th, 2011 No Comments »
According to Xinhua news agency, a new railway line will link Xinjiang and Tibet via a city called Golmud, in Qinhai province. The new Golmud-Korla project will be the first direct rail link between Xinjiang the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The new line will cut the train journey between Urumqi and Lhasa by more than 1,000 km. Read more »
July 10th, 2011 No Comments »
“不到喀什，不算到新疆” meaning is “Haven’t Been to Kashgar, Haven’t Seen the Real Xinjiang”, it is the motto of Kashgar. If you come to Xinjiang but haven’t been to Kashgar, you are considered you haven’t seen the real Xinjiang. There are many reasons for this saying because Kashgar is the important hub on the Ancient Silk Road where Caraven’s Traded their exhausted cattle’s and goods at the Kashgar Market back 2000 years ago. Today Kashgar is the center of economic, political, cultural, and communication center of Southern Xinjiang. It’s like not going to the Great Wall of China while you’re in Beijing. So if you can make it to Xinjiang, try to make few days more to fly over to Kashgar and experience the hospitality of Uyghur’s. Read more »
May 7th, 2011 No Comments »
There are two borders between kyrgyzstan to China which are (also called Torugart Pass) and Irkeshtam Border (Irkeshtam Pass). These two borders regulations bit different from one another.
One must know that Torugart Border is opened for the purpose of business; therefore only citizens of China and Kirgizstan allowed to travel unless special permits are obtained. If a foreigner wants to cross this border to either country, one must have permit on top of their valid China or Kirgiz Visa, which they can only get through Travel Service on either sides. On top of permit, you must arrange car and guide on both side otherwise you can’t cross the border. Read more »
May 6th, 2011 1 Comment »
Regions visited: Karakul Lake – Muztagh Mountain – Tashkorgan
Dates: From May 2 to May 6 2011
The first purpose of this trip was to experience a unique and different way to discover this huge region of China,
combining human exchanges and trekking. Kashgarguide could entirely fulfilled our expectations by offering us a customized service. Climbing up to 4,600 meters high was a life time experience which I only could encourage everyone to do. Read more »
April 14th, 2011 No Comments »
Yengisar County is a county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. It is under the administration of the Kashgar Prefecture. It contains a notable knife factory. Read more »