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Muztagh Ata Mt. Trek #2 - 4 Days

We begin this tour by visiting the small village of Opal to visit a famous tomb and pick up some food. Along the Karakoram Highway we will stop to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. After arriving at Karakul Lake, we will enjoy lunch in a Kyrgz yurt and later begin out trek.
    * Prices vary according to group size and season.

Tour Overview

This is a great tour for enjoying the great outdoors and also experiencing the real life of local nomads and shepherds. Take in the scenery of lakes, mountains, and a glacier. Make friends with Kyrgyz and Uyghurs along the way as you eat meals with them and communicate with them through your guide.

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Muztagh Ata, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Opal, Mahmood Kashgari Tomb, Karakul Lake, Karakoram Highway, Kyrgyz Yurt, Shepherd's homes, Muztagh Ata BC and Glacier, Koshkaqi, Tokkuz Bulak ("9 Springs")

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Muztagh Ata, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Day 1

Today we will leave from Kashgar in the morning. We will stop in Opal to buy food supplies for our trek. Here we will also visit the tomb of the famous Mahmood Kashgari.
As we continue our drive along the Karakoram Highway, we will stop to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. Arriving at Karakul Lake, we will enjoy lunch in a Kyrgyz Yurt. In the afternoon and evening you can hike, ride horses, or ride camels around the Lake area to become acclimatized to the altitude. We will stay the night in a Kyrgyz yurt beside the lake.

Day 2

Today we will trek to Koshkaqi where we will enjoy lunch with a local shepherd. Then we will trek on to Muztagh Ata Base Camp where you can take photos of the glacier. After spending some time here, we will trek back to Koshkaqi for the night.

Day 3

After eating breakfast with our shepherd friend, we will continue our trek on to "9 Springs" where we will cross over the river on a special bridge. We will enjoy lunch along the riverside and spend the night in a stone home of one of the shepherds.

Day 4

Today we will trek back down to Karakul Lake where our driver will be waiting for us. After lunch with our Kyrgyz friends we will begin the journey back to Kashgar.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

This is a great tour for enjoying the great outdoors and also experiencing the real life of local nomads and shepherds. Take in the scenery of lakes, mountains, and a glacier. Make friends with Kyrgyz and Uyghurs along the way as you eat meals with them and communicate with them through your guide.

Cities to Visit

Kashgar, Opal, Karakul Lake, Muztagh Ata, Xinjiang, China, tour / travel

Sites and Specialties

Opal, Mahmood Kashgari Tomb, Karakul Lake, Karakoram Highway, Kyrgyz Yurt, Shepherd's homes, Muztagh Ata BC and Glacier, Koshkaqi, Tokkuz Bulak ("9 Springs")
Categories: Mountain Climbing

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