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Muztagh Ata Trekking  Tour Code:XIN003

Muztagh Ata, literally "ice-mountain-father";  is the second highest (7546 metres) of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau (not the second highest of the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau). It is sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamirs. It is also reputedly one of the easiest 7,000 m peaks in the world to climb, due to its gentle western slope and the comparatively drier weather of Xinjiang. Our trip starts in Kashgar with some interesting visits to this ancient trading post. We will then transfer to the Karakol Lake to start our six day trek to Muztagh Ata Mountain. Passing through some Kirghiz villages and we will also camp for a few nights before reaching the Base Camp of Muztagh Ata. We will finish the trek at Subashi and return to Kashgar.

 
Day 1  Kashgar
Arrive in Kashagr, city tour and stay at
Kashgar Qinibak hoteL. (D)

Day 2 Kashgar
visit Aba Khodja/Ib Khand. Transfer to Karakol lake and start trekking. Camping.(B,L,D)

Day 3 Trek the north hill to see the lake and go to Sari Yak 
Trek about 3 hours ,sea-level 3700m - 3800m, name of the 2ed camp is ( Serik-yagaq ) it is the best location of peak kongur 7719 and gaz river there is a kirgez grave -yard there .(B,L,D)

Day 4  Trek to kuqikaqi glcier (4235m) 
Trek about 3 hours ,sea-level 3700m to 4300m, along the trek we could see the Gaz river,grass land ,and abandoned stone houses yak ,and marmot ,at the end we could see the other side of muztagh ata 7546m.(B,L,D)

Day 5 Trek to Janbulak 
we trek about 6 to7 hours trek between the to hill see level 3800 to 4200, it is a beautiful kirgez village with a spring .(B,L,D)

Day 6  Trek to tongue of jangburak glacier (4500m)
Back to Jangbulak sea-level 4000 m to 4500 m to the glacier ,this day we can see the ice pales of the tongue of jangburak glacier trek about 2 hours to go and another 2 hours to come back to jangbulak all together 4 hours.(B,L,D)

Day 7  Trek to Base Camp
Trek about 3hours to the B,C camp and from the B,C camp to subax another 3 hours, sea-level 4450m to 3600m.(B,L,D)

Day 8  Kashgar
Transfer from Karakol to Opal for lunch and  back to Kashgar visit old town.(B,L,D)

Day 9 Kashgar onward travel
Trip finishes after breakfast.
(B)

 
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
--Most meals

--All entry fees and sightseeing

--All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy

--First Aid Kit

--Private Transfers

--English Speaking guide

--Camping Staff

--Tents, sleeping mattress, dinnning tent and chairs

--Pack animals

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Sleeping bag and personal camping equipment

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

 

        Muztagh Ata Trekking
GROUP SIZE : 2 - 12
START/FINISH: Kashgar/Kashgar
DURATION: 9 days, trekking and camping
TRIP GRADE: Strenuous (EXPLANATION)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels, guesthouses, camping
HIGHLIGHTS: Kashgar, Sunday Bazzar, Anaimal Market, Muztagh Ata, Kirghize people and village, karakorums, Karakul Lake
EXTENSION TRIPS: Beijing Extension
Chengdu Extension

Map of this Trip




"It's my second time to China, Muztagh Ata is a truly beautiful mountain, our guide Alim was very good and professional." 

Nadine - 
Frence

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