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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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  • Despite a long journey, it was worthwhile to spend a few hours just admiring the natural beauty of snow mountain and clear water lake. 
  • 湖很大,可以找一个没那么多人的岸边呆着。可以住在湖边,或者临近的村子里。更推荐住在村子里,感受一下当地人目前的居住环境。 
  • The road up there – not so much! There is a beautiful new highway being built from the plains around Kashgar up over the Karkorum Highway to Pakistan. Karakul Lake is at nearly the top of the pass on ...  more »