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Karakul Lake

Karakoram Highway ,Foot of Mushitage Peak | new road to Karakul lake is compelated , all paved road now, Kashi 844000, China
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Karakoram Highway ,Foot of Mushitage Peak | new road to Karakul lake is compelated , all paved road now, Kashi 844000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Karakul Lake you can have a very nice view to the peak of 7546m high Mount Mushitage with the lake in front (if the weather is fine).

Thank WKChina
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit there is absolutely worth, but be aware, the overnight stay in a yurt (round tent of the nomadic Uighur population) is not allowed any more due to security & sanitary concerns. The Mustagh Ata, just reaching up to the sky (7,570 m) is...More

Thank hpizka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took nearly 5 hours drive from Kashi to the lake, on the way, you can see the white sandy beach which I personally think is more beautiful than the Karakul Lake. The outcome of the pictures are very nice. This area is occupied by...More

Thank 954hungg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard many good things about the views and scenery at Karakul Lake. But actually, it all depends upon the time of the year and even the day of the week when you visit. My wife and I traveled along the Karakoram Highway the last...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pristine lake surrounded by majestic mountains that are reflected off the lake's surface. The entire place is picture perfect. At sunrise the sun rises behind the mountains making sun rise worth getting up for! I can't say how beautiful this place was.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visiting Karakul lake is compulsory if you are in Kashgar. The Karakoram highway towards Tashkorgan is now nearly 100% fully paved with new and repaired roads. Enjoyed the scenes of snow-capped mountains all the way to Tashkorgan. Personally I don't think a night stay at...More

2  Thank Rosli_xia
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We went to the lake in mid April. it's a long drive and in summer the lake must be beautiful (also in winter) but in April the snow had mostly melted, the ice on the lake had nearly gone, but the chill wind made picnicking...More

Thank 415katew
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The lake is along the Karakoram highway. The views along the lake are superb and offer great photos. Do bring warm clothes as the wind can be strong and cold.

Thank Sprava
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to have clear weather when we visited the Karakul Lake, and a clear blue sky makes a LOT of difference to the scenery. We stayed a night at a Yurt, and we managed to catch the sunrise view the morning after. It's...More

Thank xally85
Reviewed 22 April 2017

In the past, this was probably an adventurous day trip. Now it's connected by a new highway to Kashgar and is an easy drive on sealed roads. Most interesting is the scenery along the highway, and an opportunity to get out into the countryside /...More

Thank Paul T
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How are Yurts over there? Worth it to stay overnight in a yurt?
14 March 2017|
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Response from gohlh | Reviewed this property |
It depends. If u want to experience it, than it is worth to try it. But at night it is very cold. Even with a few layers of quilt, is still very cold.
hi, is it karakoram highway open all the years? Is it possible to come in April? thanks!
16 January 2017|
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Response from NomadicExplorer1 | Reviewed this property |
There was construction and expansion of the Karakoram Highway when we were there in early October 2016. It was never closed so it should be open in April.
Can we drive into the tashkurgan county as an Alien with an international driving licence ?
24 November 2016|
Response from Kashgar T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can drive into the Tashkorgan with your international driver licence , but you should contact any travel agent to get permit for you and for your car