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Trekking to Muztagh mountain

duracion Duration:
9 days
duracion Travel guides:
English
duracion Departures from:
anywhere from China
ingo Highlights:
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Muztag Ata means "Father of all Ice peaks". Sounds impressive... However the story goes that the explorer who mapped the area for the first time asked a boy, what the name of the mountain was and the boy answered, "Muztagh, Ata", meaning "Ice peak, father" (father being used out of respect for the elderly stranger). Another example that a comma can make a big difference.

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Itinerary
Day 01, Origin/Urumqi/Kashgar
-Pick up from the airport;
-Xinjiang Regional Museum;
-Transfer to the airport;

Day 02, Kashgar/Karakul Lake (3.600 meters)
-Transfer to Karakul Lake;
-Meeting with the camels and the camel men;
-Setting of the tent and warm-up trekking;

Day 03, Karakul Lake/Kunsiwa (3.700 meters)
-Trekking to Kunsiwa (approx. 6 hours);
-Landscape of Kongur (7.719 meters)
-Kanyailak Grassland;

Day 04, Kunsiwa/Kyqikaqi (3.900 meters)
-Trekking to Kyqikaqi (approx. 5 – 6 hours, 12 km.);

Day 05, Kyqikaqi/Subash (3.700 m.);
-Trekking to Subash village (approx. 3 hours, 6 – 7 km.);

Day 06, Subash/Qaotumak (4.100 meters);
-Trekking to Qaotumak village (approx. 8 hours, 15 km.);

Day 07, Qaotumak/Muztagh Aga (4.300 meters)/Qaotumak
-Trekking to Muztagh Aga base camp (approx. 4 – 5 hours);
-Janblak Glacier;
-Trekking to Qaotumak (approx. 1 hour);

Day 08, Qaotumak/Subash/Kashingar/Urumqi
-Trekking to Subash (approx. 3 hours)
-Transfer to Kashgar;
-Flight Kashgar-Urumqi;

Day 09, Urumqi/Destination
-Transfer to the airport


-Private trip;
-Compulsory travel insurance;
-Local guide speaking English or other languages;
-Private vehicle;
-Hotel in a double bedroom with breakfast;
-Tickets for the visited places;
-Eight breakfast, seven lunches and eight dinners (picnics while trekking).


-Personal objects for trekking;
-Snacks;
-Excursions or extra services;
-Tips for the tour guide and the driver;
-Single room supplement;
-Personal expenses;
-Any service not mentioned in “Includes”.
The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at the airport or train station to begin the tour.

Xinjiang Regional Museum
If you arrive in the morning, you can visit the province museum in the afternoon and be transferred to the airport for the flight to Kashigar at night. If you arrive in the late afternoon, you will change the flight to Kashigar directly.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests to the airport.

Flight Urumqi-Kashgar

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at the airport to transfer them to their hotel.
The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at their hotel to begin today visits.

Meeting with the camels and the camel men and set up the tent.
In the morning we will drive 200km (about 6 hours) from Kashgar to Karakuli Lake (3600m). There, we will meet the camels and the camel men and set up the tent. Once this is done, we will do some trekking around as a warm up for the next day.

Montaje de la tienda y senderismo por los alrededores
Empieza a calentar motores para la aventura dándote un paseo por los alrededores del Lago Karakul y del campamento en el que pasaremos nuestra primera noche.

We will spend the night in the camping at the side of the lake.

Trekking to Kunsiwa (approx. 6 hours) 
Begin your first trek along the Lake to Kunsiwa, a warm-up exercise that will take about 6 hours trekking time. Bring only the necessary with you, the luggage and equipment will be transferred directly to our campsite by the camels and camel men. 

Landscape of Kongur and Kanyailak Grassland (7.719 metros)
Enjoy the landscape of Kongur(7719m) (the highest peak of Kun Lun mountain) and Kanyailak Grassland, the east part of Muztagh Ata Mountain.

We will spend the night in the camping at Kunsiwa.
Trekking to Kyqikaqi (approx. 5 – 6 hours, 12 km.)
Trekking for 5-6 hours about 12km to Kuqikaqi, the Kyrkiz nomads summer village, to have a view of the northeast side of Muztagh Ata Mountain. 

We will spend the night in the camping at Kyqikaqi.
Trekking to Subash village (approx. 3 hours, 6 – 7 km.)
Trekking for 3 hours about 6-7km to the Subash Village(3700m), winter home of the Kyrkiz people. Visit the Kyrkiz primary school and one of the Kyrkiz families and learn more about their customs.

We will spend the night in the camping at Subash.
Trekking to Qaotumak village (approx. 8 hours, 15 km.)
Trekking for 8hours about 15km to Qaotumak village.

We will spend the night in the camping at Qaotumak.
Day 07
Trekking to Muztagh Aga base camp (approx. 4 – 5 hours)
After the past few days we have already get use to the high altitude and are ready for the trip to Base camp. Trekking 4-5 hours to visit the Base camp of Muztagh Ata (4350m), the first camp for the climbing expedition's groups. 

Janblak Glacier
Admire the beautiful Glacier -Janblak Glacier and enjoy the great view.

Trekking to Qaotumak (approx. 1 hour)
Trekking 1 hour back to Qiaotomak village.

We will spend the night in a camping in Qaotumak.

Day 08
Trekking to Subash (approx. 3 horas)
Trekking for 3 hours back to Subash where we will meet the bus waiting for us. 

Transfer in bus to Kashgar (approx. 5 horas)

Dinner in a local restaurant
Enjoy one last meal together before taking the night flight to Urumqi.

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests to the airport.

Flight Kashgar-Urumqi

The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, picks up guests at the airport to transfer them to their hotel.

Day 9
The tour guide, together with the private vehicle, transfers guests to the airport for their return to their destination.


-Total distance: aprox. 110 km;
-Trekking time: 5 - 6 hours for day, 6 days;
-Recommended from Abril to October;
-Difficult level: 4.
We recomend wear proper trekking shoes, raincoat, sun screen, sun glasses ans snacks to eat during the trekking.
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