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Karakoram Highway ,foot of Mushitage Peak | The new road to Karakul lake is compeleted and is now all paved., Kashgar 844000, China
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not sure why people like this place so much. It is a small and dirty pond surrounded by dry and dusty land. Hours of road just to take a picture and drive back: makes no sense to me. There are way nicer mountain lakes in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ffrige
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Karakul lake, located about 190km from Kashgar is the second lake on the way to Tashkurgan after Bulunkou lake which was the real highlight for us. The snow-capped giant Muzthag Ata (chinese Mushitage Feng) with it’s 7546masl (or 7509masl?) behind the Karakul lake offers stunning...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I agree with another viewer—Karakul Lake probably changes color with the weather. We visited on a bright sunny Autumn day. I truly gasped at the water at first sight...so shockingly beautiful against the backdrop of Mushitage Peak...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane W
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Kunlun mountain ranges. Awesome sight along karakoam drive to see snow capped mountains and reflection

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 208adelinel
Reviewed September 22, 2018

After we arrived at 15.00 in Kashgar from Yarkand in the QuiniBagh hotel, we went to Ali Tash from Uygur Tours opposite of the hotel (see my review of Uygur Tours). It was no problem to arrange a daytour for the next day - Saturday...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank MarcelTraveller
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I would imagine that this lake could have many different "looks" depending on the weather. You must not miss this place.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank studioworks
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The scenery along the route and the lake are stunning. There were only two security checks along the way the day I went. Take all the food and water you need for a ten hour day out as there are very few options to buy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CatherineABC
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The warning was it is a long day and so it proved. Basically nearly 5 hours to get there with stops. Security checks now 1 major one. No special permits needed for foreigners but you need passport. The lakes are spectacular as was the scenery...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lankylee
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place in Karakoram Road! We stopped by for lunch in a yurt - very local food. The lake view is simply amazing. We hanged around for a while taking photos and enjoying the amazing scenery

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ana0106
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited in May but freezing cold winds. Had picnic lunch in a traditional yurt. Toilets were very dirty and smelly. I nearly threw up.

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 25, 2018|
Response from Janelizabeth56 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about public buses but van trips are organised daily through hotels and accommodation. Although a permit is not necessary, there are several security checks along the way so you need to always carry your... More
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Response from Uncle888 | Reviewed this property |
The last I heard the terrorist shoot Singapore Han Chinese on sight. 😂
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Response from AkuPakistani | Reviewed this property |
I was there last June. The road condition was excellent, no difficulties at all. We were 2 families with six young kids on a mini van. We did not stay there too long as we carried on our journey through the Pakistan border... More