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Old Road Tours offers a variety of tours to fit your traveling needs - from short 1 day trips to 20 day treks into the heart of Xinjiang.  If you can't find what you're looking for, we can modify most listed tours or you are welcome to "Build Your Own Tour"  You decide the places to go and adventures to experience!

Karakul Lake - 1 Day

Leaving early in the morning we will stop in Opal to buy some fruit, bread, and water before driving on to Karakul Lake. We will pass by one check-point along the way and will arrive at the lake around noon to enjoy lunch in a Kyrgyz yurt. You may wish to hike, ride horses, or ride camels too.
    * Prices vary according to group size and season.

Tour Overview

This is a popular tour due to the beautiful scenery of the Karakoram Highway and the chance to visit a Kyrgyz family as you enjoy lunch in one of their yurts. At Karakul Lake you will have the chance to hike around some, take pictures, and ride horses or camels.
We must cross one check point along the way, this is very easy and normally does not take very long.

Cities to Visit

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

Sites and Specialties

Opal, Karakul Lake, Karakorum Highway, Kyrgyz yurt, camel ride, horse ride

Cities to Visit

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

Day 1

Our driver and guide will pick you up after breakfast to begin your drive along the Karakoram Highway.
We will stop in Opal Village to buy some snacks and drinks. If you wish, we can also visit the grave of the famous Mahmut Kashgari here.
As we continue our drive, our driver will stop for you to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. You may see some camels out grazing too.
We will arrive at Karakul Lake around noon where we will enjoy some traditional Kyrgyz food in a Kyrgyz yurt.
Then take a little time to hike around the lake, ride horses or ride camels before we begin our return journey to Kashgar. We may stop in Opal again for dinner depending on the time.

Tour Destinations

Tour Overview

This is a popular tour due to the beautiful scenery of the Karakoram Highway and the chance to visit a Kyrgyz family as you enjoy lunch in one of their yurts. At Karakul Lake you will have the chance to hike around some, take pictures, and ride horses or camels.
We must cross one check point along the way, this is very easy and normally does not take very long.

Cities to Visit

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

Sites and Specialties

Opal, Karakul Lake, Karakorum Highway, Kyrgyz yurt, camel ride, horse ride
Categories: Kashgar Area Tours

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