FAQ about Karakoram Highway
How many hours drive to Tashkorgan?
It is 290 kilometers and mountain road and road condition is very good newly paved takes about 6-7 hours so much to see, enjoy and admire. Normally to this frontier city surrounded by ice caped mountains of Tashkorgan is two days trip.
How many hours from Tashkorgan to Kashgar
It is 290 kilometers and mountain road and road condition is very good newly paved takes about 6-7 hours without stop. so you would stop for lunch and taking photos, it takes longer.
If you have flight which you have to catch, the flight time should be later than 18:00 Beijing time
Is that possible to stay at Karakul lake?
Sorry , it is not possible to stay in yurt at Karakul lake? You can stay at Tashkorgan which 100kms from Karakul lake , about two hours drive.
You can spend as long as you want around Karakul lake on day time and stay at Tashkorgan
We will update info when it will be possible to stay.
Is that possible to visit Kunjirap pass?
Sorry, it is not possible to visit Kunjirap pass, the last town you can go is Tashkorgan.
We will update info when it will be possible to visit.
Kunjirap pass is 130ksm from Tashkorgan
Can we make day trip to Karakul lake? how long?
Yes , it is possible to make day trip. It is 200kms, about 4-5 hours drive each way. The view of the mountain is very beautiful and you will enjoy the view of Kunlun and Karakoram mountain during the drive.
Do need permit for visiting Karakoram Highway?
Yes, you need permit for visiting Karakoram Highway, there is a checkpoint at 140kms away from kashgar city.
If you travel with travel agency, the permit is provided.
Is that possible to make desert camping tour?
Sorry, it is not possible to make desert camping tour, but you can make day trip and ride camel and back on the day.
Is home stay possible?
Sorry , it is not possible to stay at local home, you have to stay at hotel.
Do we need permit for visiting Kashgar?
You don’t need special permit as long as you have valid Chinese visa