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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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  • A visit there is absolutely worth, but be aware, the overnight stay in a yurt (round tent of the nomadic Uighur population) is not allowed any more due to security & sanitary concerns. The Mustagh Ata...  more »
  • It took nearly 5 hours drive from Kashi to the lake, on the way, you can see the white sandy beach which I personally think is more beautiful than the Karakul Lake. The outcome of the pictures are ver...  more »
  • I've heard many good things about the views and scenery at Karakul Lake. But actually, it all depends upon the time of the year and even the day of the week when you visit. My wife and I traveled alon...  more »