Ablimit-”Elvis”-Ghopor

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“Professional English-Speaking Guide”
With over 30 years of guiding experience in Xinjiang Province,  Ablimit- “Elvis” -Ghopor has introduced hundreds of visitors to a true local experience.Featured in 
the pages of the Lonely Planet and highly recommended on TripAdvisor,Elvis can
 always be found at the Old Teahouse in Kashgar. Elvis’s services include arranging
 tours to the weekly village markets, teaching visitors how to choose the perfect rug,
 and helping others to discover the rich art and music of the Uyghur culture as well 
as arranging treks to nearby historical and geographicalsites. He specializes in tours
 to Lake Karakul and the Taklamakan Desert. Let Elvis help you arrange personal or
 semi guided to the Kashgar region. He can tailor a tour to meet your schedule and interests.
 Mobile : (+86)1389.913.6195
Wechat ID : ElvisAblimit

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Excursions

One Day Tours

1. The Abak Hoja Tomb, Yusuf Has Hajip tomb, The Hanoi  City and Mor Pagoda
2. Kashgar —Taklamakan desert — Camel riding — back to Kashgar
3. Kashgar — Yingisar — Yarkan — Kashgar
4. Kashgar to Lake Karakul — camel and horseback riding — back to Kashgar
5. Kashgar — Ouytagh glacier — Kashgar
6. Visit famous old teahouse and Kashgar Sunday Market.
7. Kashgar — King’s tomb — Mahmud Kashgary tomb — Kashgar
8. Exotic Monday Market near Kashgar — Kashgar

9.Carpet hunting tours in Kashgar

Two Day Tours —

Day 1:  Kashgar to Lake Karakul — camel and horseback riding (staying overnight in a yurt)

Day 2: Lake Karakul to Tashkurghan — Stone Fort —back to Kashgar.

Three Day Tours —

Day 1-4:  Carpet hunting tours to Khotan

Lake Karakul and Muztagh Ata

Karakul Lake is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations for visitors to the Kashgar region. You can plan for a day trip or an extended stay. If you plan for extended stay you can experience living in a yurt while you explore the surrounding hills. This small lake sits more than 3.5 km above sea level, with Muztagh Ata (7,546m/24,757ft) as a part of the Tibetan Himalayas, producing an imposing backdrop.

Lake Karakul and Muztagh Ata

Tomb of Mahmud Kashgari

The tomb of the famous Uyghur scribe who compiled a dictionary of the Turkic languages in the 11th century. You can find out his life and contribution to the local culture. This picturesque complex is situated on a hillside and includes a mosque and a sacred spring where he planted his staff that grew into a great tree. Nearby Upal boasts a lively bazaar too.Admission Fee ¥30 RMB

Tomb of Mahmud Kashgari

Corner Lake

The most stunning feature is “Sand Mountain” directly across the lake from the highway.It is literally an expansive sand dune – and at over 11,000 feet elevation. The mountain did not exist until 140 years ago when a large storm dumped huge quantities of sand at this location.

Corner Lake

Taklimakan Desert

Davakul Lake is located 130 km from Kashgar, on the southeast tip of Taklimakan Desert. Davakul means “curing lake” in Uyghur language. It is one of the nearest places to Kashgar to do one or more days of camel trekking in the Taklimakan Desert. Admission Fee ¥30 RMB

Taklimakan Desert

Id Kah Mosque

Open 8:50AM-10PM, though closed during services. First built in 1442, it is distinctive for its yellow walls and Central Asian architecture. Women are generally not allowed inside, but modestly dressed foreigners should have no problem. You should remove your shoes before entering the carpeted area. Admission Fee¥50 RMB

Id Kah Mosque

 

Tomb of Apak Hoja

A massive, elegant building created in 1640 in typical Islamic style. Also a pilgrimage site. This is also the resting place of the “Fragrant Concubine”, although the historical mentions of her rebellion against the Chinese imperial army are delicately omitted in the tomb’s accompanying introduction. Admission Fee ¥30RMB.

Tomb of Apak Hoja

Shipton’s Arch Trekking

This is a one day trek done in steeply walled canyons and over rocky river bed terrain. The arch was first discovered by Eric Shipton, then the British consul in Kashgar, and was officially measured by a National Geographic-sponsored team in 2000. The arch is 500 meters high and 100 meters wide, making it the tallest natural arch in the world. Admission Fee ¥30 RMB