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Address: Foot of Mushitage Peak, Kashi 844000, China
Phone Number: 8618009983672
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great lanscape around the lake

karakul lake has fantastic lanscape scenery surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks like a muztagh ata 7546m , kongur peak 7719 , kokodak peak 7200 , once you are arrive at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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Kashi, China
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Kashi, China
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

karakul lake has fantastic lanscape scenery surrounded by snow capped mountain peaks like a muztagh ata 7546m , kongur peak 7719 , kokodak peak 7200 , once you are arrive at the lake there is 4000m hill on the left side of the lake , i recommend you to climb up to that hill to see the whole view around... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Karakoram Highway is being "upgraded" big time, and as a result over half the 300km journey is over a road that has been partly broken up, meaning a spine shattering ride for at least 150 km.This has been going on for several years and is nowhere near finished. The lake is quite impressive, but small, set round with mountains... More 

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United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Karakul Lake is a stunningly beautiful place, especially on a clear day with the Mushtagh Ata (Mushitage) glacier in the background and a few yaks grazing out in the front :) We first stopped at the lake for a few hours while en route from Kashi to Tashkurgan (our car had gotten a flat tire). A few days later, we... More 

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Thank Eirene C
Kashi, China
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It is a 3600mt altitude lak by the muztagh ata peak which is 7546mt and also there are peaks of kongur on the east and north so you can see the reflaction of the peaks at the lake. It is around 190km from kashgar on the karakoram highway. There are yurts and some houses of kyrgiz people there. The road... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were at Karakul Lake two days in a row - one cloudy day and another cloudless day. It was very cold so we decided not to stay in a yurt (no regrets there). But the lake was amazingly beautiful. It was totally worth the bumpy drive there and back the next day.

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Thank Tracywon
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We left our hotel in Kashgar at 8:30am and reached Karakul Lake at 3pm. Although it's only about 180km away, half the journey was very rough/bumpy, hence the 6.5-hour ride. Well that added to the whole adventure feel I guess. The 6.5 hours include the 3-4 scenic stops we made on the way, which helped make the journey bearable and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were the last visitors to stay in our yurt. The owners removed the stove in the morning as part of shutting down. I do NOT recommend an October stay unless you're seriously hardy. Otherwise, fantastic! Breathtaking! Awesome! Morning walk around the lake included close encounters with all the animals of the region. Highly recommended

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Thank chinawells
Shanghai, China
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This place is amazing. We stayed overnight in one of the yurts at the lake - simply breathtaking to see the sunset and sunrise around there.

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Thank SebBud
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Fantastic view. Although we went there during the chinese golden week, the place was not full of people. I regret not to have stayed there at night to spend more time. 1-day trip from Kashgar is too short

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Thank Evlyn N
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had ridden our endure motorcycles for around 5 hours from Kashi before arriving KaraKul Lake, Not something I recommend for the light hearted. Must be an experienced rider and equipped for the harshest and toughest conditions of your life. I will say that diligence is rewarding One of the most Spectacular places on Earth to visit no matter how... More 

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