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Muztagh Ata Karakul Lake Kashgar Trekking Tour - 7 Days

Destination: Muztagh Ata, Karakul Lake
Duration: Seven Day
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Muztagh Ata, or Muztagata is the second highest (7509 metres)of the mountains which form the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It is sometimes regarded as being part of the Kunlun Shan, although physically it is more closely connected to the Pamirs.

This trek takes you to the base camp of Muztgata (4500m), snow-capped peak at 7546m. It is a high-altitude and adventurous trek which can be tailored to suit the abilities of the trekkers. You will have 6 days to discover & enjoy the beauty of Xinjiang sceneries around Kashgar while trekking.

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US$2000/persons 2000USD/Person

Day 1: Beijing - Urumqi - Kashgar
Take the flight in Beijing at 07:40, transfer in Urumqi and arrive in Kashgar at 15:05. Your guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Hotel: Overnight in a 4* hotel


Day 2: Kashgar - Karakul Lake (200km) (B, L)
Departure from Kashgar early in the morning. One hour from Kashgar you will see Upal which is a village with traditional activities like bread making and Uyghur food stalls. 30 minutes drive from the village you will arrive in Oytagh Red Mountain. The mountain valley is surrounded by a beautiful backdrop of multi-colored mountains topped by snowcapped peaks. Corner Lake Bulung Kul is a tranquil shallow where you can see inside reflections of the mountains. Karakul Lake is 3600 meters above sea level, located between Mt. Muztagata (7546 meters) and Mt. Gonger (7719 meters). You will trek around the lake for about 4 hours then visit the local Kyrgyz yurts and listen to their stories about traditional ways of nomadic mountain life. Spend the evening with a local Kyrgyz family and stay in a traditional Kyrgyz yurt.
Hotel: Overnight in a Yurt.

Day 3:  Karakul Lake - Idare village (15km) (B, L)
After your breakfast your luggage will be packed onto camels ready to begin your trek at 9:00am. Your guide and camel driver will lead you towards Idare village. Your trek will last 4 to 5 hours. The settlement comprises 25-30 stone houses occupied by Kyrgyz people. You will arrive at Idare in the afternoon and will have the opportunity to explore the village and meet with the local children. You will enjoy a nomadic style dinner with the families.
Hotel: Overnight in a tent.

Day 4: Idare - Bace Camp - Qaltumak (14km) (B, L)
The destination for the third day of trekking is the very small summer village of Kyrghyz nomads, Qaltumak. During winter the people move to lower altitudes to avoid the freezing temperatures, but during summer the weather in Qaltumak is warm enough for them to stay for 4 months to feed their animals ¨C yaks, camels and donkeys ¨C up higher. Muztagh Ata is known by locals as The Father of Ice Mountain and the towers of the city are 7546m high. You will be able to see the spectacular views of these great mountains while trying to count the hundreds of marmots who appear to be playing hide and seek on the slopes.
Hotel: Overnight in a tent.

Day 5: Qaltumak - Idare (12km) (B, L)
The car will be waiting for you as you journey from Qaltumak to the plains below, descending 900m to Idare. It will take 1.5 hours drive from Karakul lake to Tashkorgan. Tashkorgan is a small town located on the Pamir Plateau. This area was extremely isolated until the rebuilding of the Karakoram highway in 1987 and even today the local community still lives in a very traditional way with only a single road reaching here from Kashgar, so it has retained a certain uniqueness. This region is commonly known as the main road of the "old Silk Road" the main route leading from China to West Asia. The average elevation is 4000 meters.
Hotel: Overnight in a 4* hotel.

Day 6: Tashkorgan - Kashgar (300Km) (B, L)
After breakfast you will visit the Stone fort, located in downtown Tashkorgan. It has a history of more than 2000 years. It used to be the central palace of the Tajik Kingdom. Then you will hike around Tashkorgan grassland and enjoy the scenery of Mt. Mutztah Ata and Mt. Pamir. You will take the Karakorum Highway back to Kashgar and arrive in the late afternoon.
Hotel: Overnight in a 4* hotel


Day 7: Kashgar - Urumqi- Beijing (B)
After breakfast, departure from Kashgar, take the flight in the morning to Urumqi and then take the flight at 14:45 to Beijing. 

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