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“VERY PICTURESQUE”
Review of Karakul Lake

Karakul Lake
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$99.00*
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All Inclusive Private Karakul Lake Day Trip from Kashgar
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Kashi
Certificate of Excellence
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new zealand
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766 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“VERY PICTURESQUE”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Travelled to the Lake in March 2013. Some great views available. Also some stunning views on the drive to the Lake. The Yurts are quite basic and would seem in winter local Uyghurs don't all live in the Yurts. Sad that the local school needs financial assistance to keep operating but was told a Taiwanese tourist funded new tables and chairs. Had lunch with local shepherds which was great. Wanted to horse ride round the lake but being about - 3 C, the local shepherd said he didn't want to saddle up the horse as i would get pneumonia.

Visited March 2013
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Ramrod Key Florida
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82 reviews
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“Great camel ride to the top of the dunes”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

The lake was very picturesque. There were 2000 camels for rent to ride to the top of the dune and you could see them up the side of the dune alone with people climbing the dunes

Visited July 2012
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Singapore
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“Gorgeous”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Nice views but yurts aren't the best experience, cold, and they're not private. I'd recommend stopping for photos and horseriding if you have the time, then pushing on to Tashkurgan (stay at the Crown inn hotel) or Kashgar depending on which direction you are going.

Visited October 2012
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Shanghai
2 reviews
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“Stunning Scenery”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

A beautiful lake ringed by 7000+ metre peaks. I would recommend arriving for he sunset and staying in Kyrgyz yurts overnight. It's possible to walk around the lake (or arranging pickup at the village next to Muztagh Ata) in a couple of hours.

Visited September 2012
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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“high up on the Karakoram Highway, a jewel.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is a long way from Kashgar but no-one should miss this beautiful jewel. It is about four hours from Kashgar on the way to Tashkurgan and the Pakistan Border. There is little at the lake except a few small stores selling Kyrgyz hats but the lake setting is beyond [hotographic descrip[tion. The air is clean and cool and you can drink the water.

Visited October 2012
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