Drive from Naryn to Kashgar via Tash Rabat
Leave Naryn and travel to Tash Rabat, an ancient caravanserai that is around two hours away. Afterwards cross the border from Kyrgyzstan into China, bound for Kashgar. The road cuts through the mighty Tien Shan via the Torugart pass (3,650 metres). The journey to Kashgar will take approximately five hours.
A fabled trading post at the foot of the Pamir Mountains, Kashgar's position gave it huge strategic importance during the Silk Road era. The vast emptiness of the inhospitable Taklimakan desert to the east assured that the city was a welcome sight for travellers.
Modernity is gradually eating away at Kashgar's history and isolation, but its famous Old Town remains, along with its bustling bazaars that hark back to a time of silk caravans and spice traders.
Travel from Naryn to Kashgar via Tash-Rabat, a journey of around 300 kilometres, taking seven to eight hours, depending on the border crossing.
Morning drive to Tash Rabat, taking around two hours. Tash Rabat served as a fortress for travellers along the Great Silk Road. It was constructed in the 15th century, on the ancient trade route from Central Asia to China, and was a resting place for merchants, ambassadors, travellers and other wanderers. It is the largest stone structure in Central Asia of that epoch. It is notable not only for its size and building materials, but also for its special layout, based on perfect symmetry.
Continue towards the Torugart Pass and the Kyrgyz-Chinese border point. After completing customs formalities, drive to Kashgar, a distance of around 170 kilometres, taking around four hours.Located on a branch of the ancient Silk Road, Naryn is a small city in the remote and mountainous Naryn Oblast (Province). Originally founded as a fortified trading post, Naryn is now the capital of the region. Situated at just over 2,000 metres above sea level, the city is strung along one of the major tributaries to the famous Syr Darya River. A quiet place, Naryn is a good base from which to visit nearby sites, such as Song Köl and Tash Rabat.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
You will be staying at Jinjiang International Hotel, bed and breakfast