Lake Karakul, Khorog

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Located within a national park, Lake Karakul appeals to nature lovers and bird-watchers. One of the world's highest lakes, this big body of water feeds many different ecosystems, including marshes, wet meadows, sandy plains, and peat bogs. The surrounding area serves as an important breeding ground for migrant birds, while the lake itself only contains one species of fish--the stone loach. To visit Lake Karakul on your trip to Khorog, use our Khorog trip builder website .
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  • It takes about two hours from Murgab. There are cafes and homestays, but there are only a few dozen families. It is mainly used by bicycle travelers, but it is used for the ratio of wanting to stay here once in a while. However, according to travelers, it is very difficult to secure a taxi from here.
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  • This lake resides in a high altitude basin with no drainage. It is surrounded by mountains which provide a beautiful backdrop as they are covered with snow. We walked near the lake. Beware: the silt o...  more »
  • Beautiful place unlike any other. Lots of bugs when I was there, but the amazing views make it worth while. Keep in mind there's almost nothing available in the area, so be prepared and have fun.
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