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Karakul Lake

Karakul Lake, meaning black lake,is located about 200 kilometers southwest of Kashgar.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), Gongur Tagh (7,649m) and Gongur- Jiube (7,530 m).Muztag is known as “the Father of  Ice Mountains”,not far from Karakul Lake. The lake is popular among travellers for its beautiful scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose colour ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue. 


The snowy mountains are quite magnificent, with the different light, the autumn grass in the Subashi grassland is bright and golden. Unlike the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Pamir Plateau is vast and magnificent, photographs can also make people feel more mysterious.