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Karakul Lake

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Address: Foot of Mushitage Peak, Kashi 844000, China
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Private Karakul Lake Day trip from Kashgar

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I was there back in 2008 and I was traveling alone with a tour guide and a driver. I spent the night in a yurt, and will never forget that experience. I did experience slight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there back in 2008 and I was traveling alone with a tour guide and a driver. I spent the night in a yurt, and will never forget that experience. I did experience slight altitude dizziness up there, though!

Thank Moostro
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The trip from Kashgar to the lake was aided by our guide Elvis for Offbeat. The area was highlands with many beautiful vistas. The road is in a state of being upgraded so a couple hours each way of rough road. The desert scrub, the dunes, the glaciers, the lakes, the mountains, and the river made for a phenomenal trip.... More 

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Frisco, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean lake in a Pamir mountain Plateau. View on a clear day is excellent of the Muztagha mountain and the blue waters of Karakul Lake. There are yurts around that you can stay at for a minimal fee and / or have lunch/dinner. You can also take a horseback ride or a Trek around the lake as it is not... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to the lake you will travel on the Karakoram highway, which is under reconstruction right now.. But this is use to be great silk way road, road is in the narrow valley between huge mountains...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Situated on the Karakoram highway this beautiful and breathtaking lake is a must-see. It is typical Central Asian scenery with mountains, horses and yurts

Thank Marloes020
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

When we were there it was freezing! We were supposed to stay in a yurt at the lake, but the night we stayed it was down around -10, so we stayed in a homestay instead. Really wonderful place, but the outdoor toilets needed to be cleaned out. The people we stayed with were amazing.

Thank Swimmmer63
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This lake is worth the visit. I've never seen anything like it. Once the car was out of view behind a low hill, I literally could have been dropped down in the Central Asian highlands any number of thousands of years ago. The wind was cold, the air was clear, and the stucko brick houses were all empty at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The 8 hour road journey to the lake is terrible, as all the reviews rightly stated. If you can, avoid going there until 2017 when the highway will cut the Kashi to lake journey to 3 hours. The lake is stunning in its raw beauty. We were able to walk around, take pictures in sunshine, run for cover to a... More 

1 Thank WWTraveller26
Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Karakul lake is one of the amazing places to be experienced, i have been there during winter and it was freezing cold , yet the beauty of the lake and the surrounding place is breath taking. The back drop of Muztagh ata mountain is stunning. My trip was total of 10 days , 3 days stay kashi (kashgar) ,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The drive to Karakul Lake is long with the beginning and the end bits being pretty easy going, but that middle bit, oh my. The government is putting in a new highway which has been under construction for three years and I would guess it will be at least one more year until it is complete. However, don't let this... More 

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