5 Days Karakul Lake -Muztagh Ata BC Trekking

5 DAYS KARAKORAM HIGHWAY TOUR WITH MUZTAGH ATA AND KARAKUL MINI TREKKING

Destinations: kashgar-karakoram highway-karakul lake-mzutagh ata bc-tashkorgan

Tour Description: this is the sightseeing cultural tour with few days trekking involved that you are not only get in touch with remote mountains of Muztagh Ata (7546m)and Konggor(7649m) mountains, but also explore the remote villages of nomad Kyrgyz people in the area , and you can visit the Muztagh Ata climbing Base Camp which has been using by hundreds of Ski travelers and Mountain climbers every year during climbing season in July and August

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,

  • Difficulty level: Mountaineering guide and logistic supported light trek, average altitude 3900m
  • Destination: Kashgar, Karakul lake, Muztagh Ata Mountain BC, Tashkorgan,
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights ,
  • Best time: April to November
  • Departure Date: Anytime

DAILY ITINERARY

DAY 1  KASHGAR -KARAKUL LAKE- IDARE VILLAGE

Today we’ll drive to Karakoram highway which leads us to Karakul Lake and Enjoy the breathtaking view of Karakoram range on the way and visit Opal village to take some snacks, arrive Karakul Lake in the afternoon, after visiting karakul lake , we will continue driving to idare village which is located at the boot of the mountain where we start our trekking next day , we will stay overnight in Kyrgyz local stone hut

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. Stay in Kyrgyz yurt/ hut

  • Driving distance:215KM
  • Waliking distance: 00
  • Starting point altitude/kashgar : 1260m ,
  • destination altitude idare: 3700m ,
  • gained altitude : 2440m,
  • lost altitude :00m

DAY 2  IDARE VILLAGE – CHALTUMAQ VILLAGE 18km/15mile

After Kyrgyz breakfast in yurt, we will walk towards chaltumaq ,today we will gain altitude , so we will walk slowly to acclimatize the weather ,and arrive chaltumq village  by lunch time , once you arrive there you will have optional few hrs walking around the village to make photography and enjoying the scenery of Mountains and come back to our yurt ,

  • Driving distance:0KM
  • Walking distance: 12KM
  • Walking Hrs: 4 hrs
  • Starting point altitude/idare : 3700m ,
  • destination altitude chaltumaq: 4000m ,
  • gained altitude : 300m,
  • lost altitude :00m

DAY 3  CHALTUMAQ –MUZTAGH ATA BASECAMP-GALCIERS 15KM/12MILE

Today our walking distance is bit longer , but we will also considerably gain altitude up to (4700m) at the glaciers of Muztagh Ata and Lunch will be packed or we can eat in one of the climbing camp in base camp of Muztagh Ata , stay overnight in Kyrgyz yurt in chaltumaq,

  • Driving distance:0KM
  • Walking distance: 15KM
  • Walking time: 6 hrs
  • Starting point altitude/idare : 4000m ,
  • destination altitude Muztagh ata glaciers: 4700m ,
  • gained altitude : 700m,
  • lost altitude :00m

DAY 4  CHALTUMAQ –SUBASH VILLAGE-TASHKORGAN

Breakfast in yurt in chaltumaq , we will walk back to subash village near the highway and meet with our driver to drive to tashkorgan in the afternoon, once we arrive there  we will visit the downtown are to see the markets and the way of business of the people , Stay in hotel in Tashkorgan

  • Driving distance:100KM
  • Walking distance: 12KM
  • Walking Time : 3 hrs
  • Starting point altitude/idare : 4000m ,
  • Destination altitude subash village: 3700m ,
  • Gained altitude : 0m,
  • Lost altitude :300m

DAY 5  TASHKORGAN – KASHGAR

After breakfast, we start exploring Tashkorgan ,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 ,

spend about few hours there in the morning to visit the Ethnic Tajik Museum, best preserved ruin Stone forte which dates back to 7th century, and visit the Pamir Grass land , then we will end our tour and drive back to kashgar , arrive kashgar in the evening and end our tour ,