Starting from Kashgar the Karakoram highway passes initially through the plains of the Tarim basin where the village of Upal lies. It then enters the Pamir mountain range through the Ghez river canyon. Before reaching the Karakul lake the highway passes by the Shashan sand mountain with its lake.
01 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains 02 Petrol station 03 Tree-lined Karakoram highway
04 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains
05 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range 06 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountain range
07 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains 08 Man preparing noodle dish in Upal 09 Butcher in Upal 10 Basket with green grapes 11 Fruit seller in Upal
12 Fruit market in Upal 13 Fruit market in Upal 14 Snow capped Pamir mountains 15 Wheat field and bank
16 Sheep herd and shepherd 17 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range
18 Snow capped Pamir mountains
19 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range 20 Shashan sand mountain and lake
21 Shashan sand mountain and lake 22 Panoramic view of Shashan sand mountain and lake 23 Shashan sand mountain and lake
24 Panorama view of Shashan sand mountain
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