National Highway 314 Distance: 292 km
Travel time: 9-10 hours Departure time: AM 9: 00
Stopping place: Hongshankou-Baisha Lake (Gongge Jiubei Peak 7530)- Karakouri Lake (Mustag Tag 7509)- Taxian Accommodation: Taxian Star Hotel.
Today we are heading for Pamir Plateau, the "roof of the world"! Pamirs, "Pamir" is Tajik
The meaning of the "roof of the world", in the ancient times, was called Zhoushu Mountain and Green Onion. The ancient Silk Road passed here was a gathering place of many major mountain ranges in Asia. The main inhabitants were the Tajik people. After breakfast, set off on Karakoram Highway, the "highest and most beautiful highway in the world". On the way, you can admire the rural scenery of the Uyghur farmland in southern Xinjiang. Along the way, you can see the "Oitak Red Mountain", which is called "Southern Flame Mountain", and take photos in front of the Baisha River, which is known as the Quicksand River, and the ghostly axe Blunkou. Admire the color-changing plateau lake [Lake Karakuri] at close range, and the reflection of the “Father of the Iceberg” Muztag Peak at 7,546 meters above sea level is on the lake of Karakuri