Shipton’s Arch

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…

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…

Excursions

Excursions One Day Tours— 1. Livestock market —Old teahouse —Sunday market —back to hotel 2. Kashgar— Lake Karakul — camel and horseback riding — back to Kashgar 3. Kashgar —Taklamakan desert — Camel riding — back to Kashgar 4. Exotic Monday Market near Kashgar — back to Kashgar 5. The Abak Hoja Tomb — Yusuf…

Discover Kashgar with our native guides

If you are looking for a real local tour guide who can help you discover the very best of Kashgar, to experience its authentic culture, real life and incredible scenery, you have come to the right place!  Kashgar Offbeat Tours is run by local Uyghurs from Kashgar. We are a group of experienced tour guides…

Tomb of Yusup Khas Hajip

The tomb of Kashgar’s much loved philosopher and poet who wrote the 13,290-line poem, “The Wisdom of Happiness and Pleasure,” in the Uyghur language. Admission Fee ¥30 RMB

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…