Kashgar Travel to Khunjerab Border
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Day 1

Kashgar-Taxkorgan County (300km,about 5hours)
Karakul Lake

After breakfast meet our nice guide and drive and then take the drive on the China and Pakistan highway to visit the Karakul Lake ,Stone city and enjoy the Pamir landscape.

Karakul Lake At an altitude of 3,600 m. it is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tianshan and Kunlun Mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztag Ata (7546m), Kongur Tagh (7,649m) and Kongur Tiube. The lake is popular among travelers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose color ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. There are two Kirgiz settlements along the shore of Karakul Lake, a number of yurts about 1km east of the bus drop-off point and a village with stone houses located on the western shores.
Karakorum high way It is 1200 kilometers almost Sino Pakistan—Chinese friendship high way build since 1976. Ancient Silk Road Merchants often run Via over Karakorum, Wahan corridor with Hindi Kush Mountain to India, Pakistan until Iran. On the road, enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Muztag, Taxkorgan, Persian language that means, stone castle, the brave Tajiks people lives on the Pamir more than 2000 year with nomadic life..

 

Day 2

Taxkorgan County-Khunjerab Port (100km,about 1.5hours)
 
The Khunjerab Port

After breakfast drive to visit the Khunjerab Port.Afternoon back to Kashgar.

The Khunjerab Port is located in Kashgar Tajik Autonomous County, more than 5000 meters above sea level, adjacent with Pakistan, 125 km south of Taxkorgan county, is approved by the state of opening up a class port, May 1, 1986 officially open to third country . Khunjerab scenery is magnificent, but the bad environment, known as Death Valley known as the local residents are mainly Tajiks.
Khunjerab Pass is a pass outside the valley on the Pamirs, known as "blood trough said. The oxygen content of less than 50% of the plains, wind perennial in more seventy-eight, the minimum temperature of minus 40 degrees Celsius, also known as the "Valley of Death" Persian. "Wanshan accumulation of snow, snow pressure WANSHAN" best describe the Khunjerab. According to legend, the monk Buddhist sutras, there was a case of a blizzard, up to million people in the caravan and all died. Has also tirelessly to find discarded treasures that support caravan.




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