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Sleep under the Milky Way along Kara-Kul Lake

Crystal-blue waters at day and shiny stars at night

In the Northern part of Tajik National Park, close to the Chinese and the Kirghiz borders, Kara-kul lake lies at almost 4000 meters above the sea level. With sparkling crystal-blue waters, Kara-kul lake is an unforgettable spot.

Lake Kara-Kul during the day
Lake Kara-Kul during the day

With barely any human presence, beside the small village of Karakul where you can get to discover a piece of the Tajik culture, Tajik National Park and the surroundings of Kara-kul lake are peaceful and undisturbed by any kind of light pollution. The massive human-made pollution and the omnipresence of light in our urban areas are detrimental to the observation of the sky and Milky Way. But visiting Karakul village and the Tajik National Park gives you the chance to sleep under the stars and to observe without any limit the immensity of the sky.

A stunning night under the starry sky
A stunning night under the starry sky

Start your day with a hike around the lake, try to spot local bird species you have never seen before, enjoy the reflection of the mountains on the lake and spend the night looking at the stars until lull you to sleep.