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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  • Just over 2 hours, moving in a land cruiser from Murgab, arrived. In nearby houses had yogurt, bread and tea.
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  • 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 »
  • 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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