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Karakul

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Karakul

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Karakul is a small village on the Pamir Highway surrounded by a large Crater lake. It sits on a desolate high plain. If you are coming from Kyrgystan beware of possible Altitude Sickness.

There is a rest house for truckers that will serve a hardy dinner, its cheap but don't go expecting it to be pristine clean.

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The people who live in Karakul are primarily ethnic Kyrgyz. No one speaks English here, so basic Russian or Kyrgyz is advisable.

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There is a tiny shop which sells extremely basic products. They do not sell bottled water so if you don't like tea, make sure you bring something to purify your water.

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Tea - every household will make tea as their primary source of hydration.

You might find some bottled juices or other drinks at the shop, but don't expect much.

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  • Homestay at the edge of town, (Don't worry, you can't miss it). $9 bed, $4 dinner, $2 breakfast.  edit


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