We will visit the stunning Lake Karakol in the colossal Karakoram Mountains before heading to the fascinating city of Kashgar.
From here we'll head through the isolated Taklamakan Desert and the oasis of Turpan to the incredible Buddha caves of Mogao in China's remote western provinces.
Train No.: K615 (leave Beijing at 15h40, arrive Datong at 21h45).
Upon arrival at Datong railway station, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and drive to your hotel.
-- City transfers by train for soft seat class: Beijing to Datong.-- City transfers by overnight train for soft sleeper class: Datong to Pingyao, Taiyuan to Xian.-- Accommodations in Datong, Pingyao, Xian: Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star.-- Private escorted tours in with service of English Speaking tour guide.-- Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach.-- All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.-- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for western breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant.We'll overland past the western end of the Great Wall of China to the Tibetan town of Xiahe, before descending past the Bingling Si Buddha caves and the temples of Mount Kongtong to arrive at the colossal historic city of Xi'an, home of the world-famous Terracotta Warriors.Join us on this unforgettable epic overlanding experience on the Silk Road!Folk Crafts: Xi’an’s folk crafts have many varieties and a long history.Among the fairly famous ones are clay toys, cloth piecework, embroidery, puppets and leather shadow show figures.