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Karakoram Highway, Xinjiang Uygur: Address, Phone Number, Karakoram Highway Reviews: 4.5/5

Karakoram Highway
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kidman255068
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
Perfect roadsurface
Jun 2018 • Family
The amazing thing is that on such a superb road the speed limit is only 80 for cars and 60 for bus/trucks .Be ready for multiple security check stops .
Written October 2, 2018
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xally85
Malaysia34 contributions
Amazing landscape
Apr 2017 • Couples
A drive through Karakoram will allow you to see endless variety of landscape, from snow capped mountains, to red mountains with their minerals, the Gez river and of course the famous Karakul lake.

Beautiful view, not to be missed.
Written April 30, 2017
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elvisablimit
Kashgar, China13 contributions
Karakoram Highway
Jul 2016 • Family
Karakoram Highway which is one of the most beautiful highways ways in the world. it is 195km from Kashgar city and one of the best destinations for the travellwes who visited Kashgar.
Written October 31, 2016
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Adri B
Costa Rica15 contributions
到Karakul湖和Karakoram的高速上是一个难忘旅程 An unforgettable trip to karakul lake and Karakoram Highway
Jun 2016 • Couples
Islamja 是一个非常棒的司机一个不可思议的人。开车非常小心,在每一个需要拍照的地方都会停下来让游客拍照,让大家休息和上厕所。我们在喀什的一家青旅拿到他的电话号码。我们到Tashkurgan一直走Karakoram高速公路,走了一晚上,第二天我们住在karakol湖边的Guilis,睡在蒙古包里。你们可以通过电话预定18719937554。我可以想象冬天睡在蒙古包里是非常冷的,我们六月住在这里加上暖气很舒适。如果你想找更暖和的房子住,Islamja也能帮你在Gulis帐篷附近找到。Islamja能说普通话、维吾尔语、当地语言和一点英语,但没关系,我相信你能找到相互交流的方法,他态度非常好,如果他的客人开心他也会非常开心!想联系他就打这个电话13899182327

Islamja is a great driver. He drives always carefully and will stop as many times as you need to take pictures enjoy the view or just stretch or go to the toilet!. We got his contact recommended by the international youth hostel recommendation in kashgar. We did the Karakoram highway all the way to Tashkurgan for a night, and the second day we slept at Gulis yurt on the Karakol lake (you can book with her at phone number: 18719937554). I can imagine in winter yurts can be really cold during the evening (we were there in June and it was ok because they have heating) but if you need some place warmer Islamja also can suggest a guest house near Gulis yurt! Islamja's speaks mandarin, Uighur the local language and a bit of English, but anyway even if you're not a mandarin native speaker I'm sure you can find the way to understand each other if you speak basic Chinese, he has a great attitude and will do as much as he can to keep his guests happy! To contact him call him at 13899182327.
Written October 30, 2016
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Kashgar T
Kashgar, China101 contributions
We had a great time again on the KKH today with English people ,
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Karakoram Highway so amazing that we all enjoyed very much , stopping Bulug kol lake in one of the best stop today ,

The Karakul lake is one of the amazing places to be experienced, yet the beauty of the lake and the surrounding place is breath taking. The back drop of Muztagh ata mountain ,The road trip from kashgar to karakul lake is awesome, even though its under construction, you will quickly forget the shakes , bumps and so on while viewing the sorroundings , the fresh air, very high snowcapped mountains, rivers ... Etc, i felt the absolutely thrilled while driving in those narrow road ways with stunnings peaks on each side of the road.We reached the lake around
noon and it was a bit cloudy with a frozen karakul lake and awesome Muztagh ata ( father of glaciers in local language) mountain. After that we went to meet the local friend's friend and had tea in their home and returned back to the city. The karakoram highway is itself an amazing highway with stunning views. If i can get a chnace i would love to go their in summer as they said its more beautiful,
Written October 2, 2016
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alikarim
Dallas, TX1,249 contributions
An impressive scenic highway
May 2016 • Couples
We took this trip from Kashgar to Tashkurgan with Thirsty Camel Tours. Abdul was our guide and spoke excellent English, and has an excellent grasp of the local area history, customs, people and their way of life. We started early in the morning from Kashgar, and stopped for breakfast at Opal village, a small Uyghur ethnic town. Breakfast was Polo (pilau) and local tea.

Beautiful scenery along the way as we entered the Karakoram mountains on our left, and the Pamirs on our right. Snow-cap mountains accompanied us along the way. We stopped at Karakul lake, which was a beautiful crater lake on a Pamir plateau high up in the mountains, with Muztagh mountain towering above the Karakul lake. A very beautiful site, with local yurts along the side of the lake. You can trek around the lake on foot, or rent the horses. Place was a little cold and windy, so be sure to take warm clothes.

Then drove onto Tashkurgan, and the road turned into an off road drive because of the KKH that is currently being reconstructed into a nice highway. Because Of recent rains in the area, the roads were quite muddy and bumpy. You do pass small villages, but it is mostly remote agricultural outposts. We did see some Chinese army activities and buildings in remote areas; expected since this is close to various borders (Kyrghiz, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan). Drive to Tashkurgan took over 10hrs due to the road construction, multiple photo stops etc, and also a couple of police checkpoints. To cross this area, you do need to get prior approvals in Kashgar, which Abdul had handled and managed beforehand.

Tashkurgan is a good size Tajik town, very clean with wide boulevards. Stayed at the Crown Inn, which is the best hotel in town. The Local Museum, theStone Fort and the Grasslands are great spots to soak in the history and beautiful views around Tashkurgan
Written August 11, 2016
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splname15
Kolkata (Calcutta), India13 contributions
visit to roof of the world
Sep 2015
best activities would be at kashgarh before proceeding to a very interesting tremendous laborious and painstacking exercise on a loooooooooong whirl type foggy full of mist and cloud with often occurance of landslides over here and there, road, to proceed further through a barren but explicitely beautiful roadway seemingly taking you to heaven or behest inshallah with quoranic ayats alhamdullilahi rabbil al amin................
Written August 11, 2016
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SilkRoadExpeditions
Kashgar, China28 contributions
must do activity when you are in kashgar
Oct 2015 • Friends
as everyone elso discribed ,karakoram highway day trip or two from kashgar might be the most accessible beautiful outdoor trip , i would highly recommend a a day trip ,otherwise overnight trip until tashkorgan , don't forget to make a stop at opal village which is mostly local uyghur populated village ,nice stop for snacks and lunch for the way , it would also be nice view if you would stop at the red coulored mountain range once you enter mountain part of the road , please bear in mind that you can not take picture of the army checkpoint wich is called gez on the way , make sure that you have your passport with you to pass through ,
stop at bulung kul lake and karakul lake , there are kyrgyz yurts beside the lake can offer accomodation and food ,
list of top spots on the karakoram highway on the china side would be :

opal village ,bulungkul lake , karakul lake ,muztagh ata , subash pass(4000m) ,stone forte relic ,down town of tashkorgan , khunjirap pass(4900m,)
Written December 23, 2015
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Victorie42
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands17 contributions
Very bumpy because of roadworks
Oct 2015 • Couples
As everyone describes the snowcapped mountains are very impressive. Travelling from Kashgar soon you see the giant mountains.The sky is very clear, the road is partly good, but many stretches are under construction what makes the trip enervating.They are making a broader highway for the touristic and commercial traffic they expect.The feeling of the old Silk Road is difficult to get, until you get to the Karakul Lake surrounded by the mountains.You might be served a lunch in one of the yurts standing near the lake. The yurts are not used by the local people anymore, but if you like you can spent the night in one.
Written October 10, 2015
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Expat Traveller
Bengaluru, India118 contributions
One impressive road
Oct 2014 • Family
Leaving Kashgar, you start to see the Himalayas after about 40 minutes and slowly you snake into the high snow mountains. You will be treated to majestic views.
Why no 5 stars:
an upgraded road is under construction. So loads of roadworks and backbreaking road conditions at the moment. Not the most pleasant driving for a strecth of more than 100km.
Written October 3, 2014
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