Lake Karakul, Khorog

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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  • We arrived at the Karakul Village late evening and the whole place was deserted (due to high wind). We were lucky to find accommodation at Aigerim Homestay (nearest to the main road). Very cosy and...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • Eventually melt water from the surrounding mountains filled the basin, forming Lake Karakul with a diameter of 25 km. ... The lake is popular among for its unreal scenery and the clarity of its reflection in the water, whose colour ranges from a dark green to azure and light blue during the summer.

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