Lake Karakul, Khorog

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Located within a national park, Lake Karakul appeals to nature lovers and bird-watchers. One of the world's highest lakes, this big body of water feeds many different ecosystems, including marshes, wet meadows, sandy plains, and peat bogs. The surrounding area serves as an important breeding ground for migrant birds, while the lake itself only contains one species of fish--the stone loach. To visit Lake Karakul on your trip to Khorog, use our Khorog trip builder website .
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  • August 26, 2017
    This lake was created by a meteor centuries ago and has no drainage so it is stagnant and has nothing living in it because it is too high in the mountains. (an endortheic lake). The surroundings are v...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Rode on the Pamir highway in may, the Lake was covered with ice, place more beautiful, but desolate. Icy wind from the snowfields. It is better to go there in July and August.
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  • June 22, 2017
    We are glad we chose to stay here overnight. Lake was beautiful but even more interesting to walk around town to watch local people going through their daily life.  more »

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The expanding selection of accommodations available in Khorog includes boutique hotels close to the new bazaar and simple, established guesthouses in the center near the park. Homestays have become a particularly popular form of accommodation in the town, with hosts opening up their homes to guests, usually offering shared kitchens and bathrooms. Most of the lodgings have a limited number of rooms, and with the town a regular stop-off for business people traveling through the region, you'll need to book in advance.
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