2 Days Karakul lake & Tashkorgan Tour
2 Days Tour to Karakul Lake and Tashkorgan
Destinations: kashgar-karakoram highway-karakul lake-mzutagh ata -tashkorgan
Tour Description: the tour is totally flexible, this tour is suitable for the tourists who has in tight schedule, but if you would like to go until Khunjirap pass you need to stay overnight in hotel in Tashkorgan , if not ,then you may either choose to stay overnight in Kyrgyz Yurt or Hotel in Tashkorgan , and Muztagh ata glaciers are also could be included in the program , please contact us for more details ,we could adjust the plan according to your every request ,
Tour Overview: This is a private tour, we will assign private guide, car, van and bus ,and no other participants will be allowed to join in your group unless you agree. Also the tour is totally flexible. Moreover, if you would like to do some adjustment in this itinerary, please contact us in what area you are not satisfied, we can adjust the itinerary according to your every request.
Additional Requests :if you have any requests including home staying with locals, learning Uyghur food ,visiting food markets, please mention to us when you book the trip , we will make special arrangements for your requests without adding any extra days in the program,
- Duration: 2 days / 1 night
- Best time: April to November
- Departure Time: 08:00AM(could be changed according to your request)
- Where to Start: Peak up at your hotel and drop you off at your preferred destination after the tour
DAY 1 KASHGAR TO KARAKUL LAKE
Today early in the morning ,we’ll take breathtaking highest and adventurous paved highways in the world to go though High Mountain range to Karakul Lake, and stay overnight in nomad Kyrgyz Yurt, visit Opal village ,Mahmud al Kashgari Mausoleum , and Bulungkol Lake on the way ,
Mahmud al Kashgari Mausoleum: very respected Uyghur Scholar and linguist lived in 11th century, He compiled old Turkic dictionary called Diwanu lughatil Turk (Turkic language dictionary), for his great contribution to the comparative language and culture study, UNESCO honored him (Mahmud al kashgari year of 2008 on his 1000th anniversary)
Karakul Lake: it is rare highland lake in the world at the elevation of 3600m, located on the side of Karakoram highway ,200km south west of Kashgar ,it is surrounded by many snow capped high mountains like Mt Muztagh Ata(7546m) and Konggur (7719m).
Kyrgyz Yurt: made of stone, still some are made of local embroidered mats; it is living house of local Kyrgyz people settling around the karakul lake, talk to them, stay with them and get to know their adventurous life in the remote mountains going to be your lifetime experience.
Start hiking around Karakul Lake in the evening for couple of hours,
Overnight in Kygyz Yurt in lake side ,
DAY 2 KARAKUL LAKE – TASHKORGAN – KASHGAR
After Kyrgyz breakfast in Yurt, enjoy the morning scenery of the lake and Muztagh ata peak ,Then drive further up to Tashkorgan and explore town ,
Tashkorgan is only western most Entry and Exit gate of western China ,mountain Tajik people live in surrounding area and it is important town in the Karakoram, located south west of Kashgar ,borders with Badakhshan province of Tajikistan, Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan and Pakistani Kashmir where Karakoram, Pamir and Hindikush mountain ranges are connected .therefore it has outstanding scenery of mountains ,
And visit the Ethnic Tajik Museum, best preserved ruin Stone forte which dates back to 7th century, and visit the Pamir Grass land ,
Head back to Kashgar in the afternoon,