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Muztagh Ata Mt. Climbing - 20 Days

Muztag Ata is 7546m above sea level. Located in front of Lake Karakul, Muztag Ata is a Uyghur phrase which means "Father of Glaciers". If you look at Muztag Ata from the side, it looks like the head of an old man. With more than 10 glaciers here, about 200 climbers come each summer for climbing.
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Tour Overview

Visit Kashgar city to experience the local life. Then after making proper preparations we'll drive along the Karakorum Highway to Karakul Lake. After packing the camels, we'll head up to the first base camp. From there you can begin your climb to the top of Muztagh Ata. After you have conquered Muztagh Ata, we will take you to the border to continue your journey, or drive you back to Kashgar.

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Subash Village, Muztagh Ata, (Tashkorgan), Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Kashgar city and bazaar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Karakorum Highway, Subash Village, Muztagh Ata

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Subash Village, Muztagh Ata, (Tashkorgan), Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Day 1

Today we will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a one day cultural tour of Kashgar. You pick and choose the sites you'd like to see during your time here.

Day 2

In the morning we will make some preparations for the coming climb before we begin our journey along the Karakorum Highway. We will stop in Opal to pick up some nan and other food before stopping at Karakul Lake for lunch in a Kyrgyz Yurt.
In the afternoon you can hike around the lake area and allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Tonight we will stay in a Kyrgyz yurt by the lake.

Day 3

Enjoy sleeping in a little today before we begin our climb.

After lunch we will drive a little further to Subash Village where we will pack the camels and begin the trek to Muztagh Ata Base Camp which is 4500m above sea level.

Day 4

DAYS 4-18

There are 3 camps beyond Base Camp. Camp 1 is at 5200m, Camp 2 is at 6300m, and Camp 3 is at 7000m. The summit reaches 7546m. If the weather is very good, it takes about 12 days to climb to the top and about 3 hours to ski down.

Day 5

DAY 19

After breakfast, you will pack the camels and go down to Subash village. Then depending on your next destination, our driver and guide will take you back to Kashgar or drive you on to Tashkorgan.

Day 6

DAY 20

After a good night's sleep, our guide will either show you more sites of Kashgar before your departure or show you the sites of Tashkorgan before you cross the Hunjirap Pass into Pakistan.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

Visit Kashgar city to experience the local life. Then after making proper preparations we'll drive along the Karakorum Highway to Karakul Lake. After packing the camels, we'll head up to the first base camp. From there you can begin your climb to the top of Muztagh Ata. After you have conquered Muztagh Ata, we will take you to the border to continue your journey, or drive you back to Kashgar.

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Subash Village, Muztagh Ata, (Tashkorgan), Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Kashgar city and bazaar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Karakorum Highway, Subash Village, Muztagh Ata
Categories: Mountain Climbing

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