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Stunningly blue lake with backdrop of snow-capped mountains

Karakul lake is a large lake high in the Pamir mountains (altitude 3914 m). About 33 x 24 km, it... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia
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North of Murghab (not Khorog as shows in Trip Advisor) Karakul Lake is a must-stop and see if you... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
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M41 Pamir Highway, Khorog 736000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Karakul lake is a large lake high in the Pamir mountains (altitude 3914 m). About 33 x 24 km, it covers 380 square km. Highway 41 follows its southern shore, offering stunning views of the blue lake nestled against the snow-capped Pamir mountains. Its waters...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Large blue lake near the Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan border. Village nearby is as you’d expect of the region, lake itself is impressive due to its shear size and the fact that it’s fringed by snowcapped peaks, including the 7,000mtr + Peak Lenin. Worth a stop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoostG3
Reviewed 30 June 2018

North of Murghab (not Khorog as shows in Trip Advisor) Karakul Lake is a must-stop and see if you are travelling through the area. A beautfil, pristine blue lake set in magnificent surroundings, it is a wonder to behold and for those into hiking and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This lake was created by a meteor centuries ago and has no drainage so it is stagnant and has nothing living in it because it is too high in the mountains. (an endortheic lake). The surroundings are very empty and quirt. We stopped near it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rifky K
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We are glad we chose to stay here overnight. Lake was beautiful but even more interesting to walk around town to watch local people going through their daily life.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We drove all around the Lake Karakul when we were travelling along the Pamir Highway and we really enjoyed out selves. was a stunning backdrop.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lake Karakul (a bit redundant as "kul" means "lake" in Tajik) sits surrounded by mountains. It's a beautiful setting and worth spending some time to see. We sat in the sun on the shore and just enjoyed the beauty and the day. Local moms and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Donna B
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Stopped along on our way to Murghab. The lake is very pretty, there was still some ice on it at the beginning of may. The region is known for its rough weather, dress warmly.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This lake is super beautiful,I tried hitchhiking to this place from Murghab which was very hard specially at the cold season,but I got there anyway and I didn't fancy getting out of the car as it was freezing and windy. I enjoyed the view while...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Shaghayegh N
Reviewed 13 September 2015

You don't have to stop because you can see it from the road. But you will probably be staying in Karakul which is a rather strange, high and cold settlement.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Dennis J
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