Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Kashgar city centre, that will drive you for approximately 4 hours to to Karakul Lake.
Karakul Lake means black lake, and the lake looks black indeed when the sun is hidden by the clouds and at night. However, during the day the water ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue, its clarity having stunned many generations of tourists. It is one of the highest lake in the world with those in Tibet and Titicaca Lake. The lake has 2 basins separated by a peninsula from the south and an island in the north, and is surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year. The three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztagh Ata (7,546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube (7,530m). When you arrive here, your guide will take you around the lake and to the village to see local life.You’ll enjoy lunch from a lunch box brought from Kashgar at the lake, and then transfer back to your hotel in Kashgar with the rest of the day on your own arrangement.