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Karakul Lake, Kashi

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#2 of 99 in Parks in Xinjiang Uygur
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. Make Karakul Lake part of your personalized Kashi itinerary using our Kashi day trip website .
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  • What splendor as this Lake has 3600 m surrounded by peaks more than 7000 meters including the famous Muztagh ATA. A lasting memory
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  • If you're around Kashgar, this is a trip worth a visit. It could be done as a day trip, an overnight trip (stopping at Tashkorgan) or a two night trip in summer (staying a night at the lake at a yurt ...  more »
  • Security is tighter in Kashgar than in other Xinjiang provinces so it can be a great hassle to travel up to Tashkurgan (speed limits, about 8 multiple police checks where you have to get out of the ca...  more »
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