Karakul Lake One Day Tour
Tour Type: Private
Attraction: Kashgar Sunday Bazaar / the Old Town
Day and day itinerary:
Pick you up from your hotel in the mornong,then we will need about 3 hours on the Karakorum Highway,arrive in tha lake ,then you can have your free time to explore the charming Lake.Back to Kashgar in the afternoon.
Karakul lake spread its waters in Markansu valley - one of the most driest place in Central Asia. Surrounded by high mountains which block humid air masses the valley has less than 30mm of precipitation a year which is3 timesless than inKarakoram desert(kā lā kūn lún shā mò ). Fluctuation of temperatures is a usual thing fordessertsand in Karakul lake they are just incredible. The great Russian Explorer of Pamirs N. Korjenevskiy, describing lake Karakul wrote: "In Febrary, at 9am the temperature was -35 Centigrade, while at 1 pm the temperature raised up to -6,2 Centigrade and so fluctuation of temperature for 4 hours was 28.8 Centigrade".
The temperature measurement taken between 1933 and 1934 shows there were only 15 frost-free days and by latest observations it is known that 67 of 100 years had no frost free periods at all.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
Transfers among sightseeing scenic spots & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English speaking guide.
Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide
Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges
Hotels accommodations and breakfast (click here to check Discover China Tours recommended hotels).
Any meals which are not included in the " The trip price includes".
Domestic flights, trains or buses, international air and train tickets for coming & leaving mainland China.
Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal expenses: The items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day to day itinerary.
Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Remark:Many people visit the lake either as a stop off when travelling the Karakorum Highway betweenPakistanand Kashgar, Xinjiang in China.Get the price:This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request