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Karakul Lake, Kashi

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The snow-clad peaks of Mount Kongur reflect on the still surface of the water at Karakul Lake, the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, standing at an altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft) some 200 km from Kashgar. Grasslands along the lake shore provide a home to some locals living in yurts, as well as majestic grazing horses. The lake offers a center for visitors, where you can rent boats, camels, and horses, or plan your hiking trip. On a clear day, the backdrop of Mount Muztagh Ata, with its white 7,500 m (24,606 ft) high peak, makes an unforgettable view. Add Karakul Lake to your Kashi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kashi trip itinerary maker.
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  • this lake is one of the most beautifull lake in my life. the Kyrgyz people are also very friendly and always welcoming  more »
  • It is through the Tashkurgan to go up to the Lake. Blue clear sky is Lake, weather permitting, cloud and surrounding mountain snow is pure white with stunning views
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  • The directions here are not very accurate and I thought that the lake would be closer, so my friend and I tried to catch a cab from the railway station to the lake. Instead the cab driver charged us 5...  more »