Along Marko Polo Road (CTKgCh-1)
The itinerary: Dushanbe - Haburobad Pass - Kalaykhumb - Horog - Yamg - Khargush Pass - Murgab - Ak-Baytal Pass - Sari-Tash - Karakul Lake - Irkeshtam Pass - Muztagata - Kashgar - Yarkent – Hotan - Mingfeng - Kuqa - Korler - Turpan - Dunhuang - Lanzhou - Tibetan Labrang Monastery - Xi’an - Beijing - Great Chinese Wall
A fascinating tour repeats the road walked by great traveler Marko Polo in XIIIth century in Central Asia. In spite of the fact that from those times 7 centuries were gone many places still remain less visited. Your road will pass through the rough Pamir Mountains to Kashgar oasis and farther across Taklamakan and Goby deserts to the residence of KhabibulayKhan – the ruler of large medieval empire (Balik) nowadays Beijing. You will see the ruins of ancient zoroastric Kaahka, Yamchun, and Ratm fortresses in Vahan corridor, buddhistic Vrang caves, healing Garm Chashma hot springs, mountain Lake Kararul, famous Alay valley, Peaks (7000m) of Zaalay range, mountains of Afghan Gindikush, Kashgar oases, ancient legendary towns: Yarkend, Hotan, Aksu on The Great Silk Road; you will see the western part of the Great Chinese Wall in Dunhuang, terracotta warriors in Xi’an, an emperor palace in Beijing’s “Forbidden City” and many other outstanding monuments and nature objects.