Photographer's Note

A place you wouldn't need a freezer up here for a moment and a place that turns this almost a black&white picture. A cold and frosty silent morning in spring, a shot depicting the effect of the severe weather on the local landscape.

At an altitude of 3600m, the frozen Lake Karakul is the highest lake of the Pamir Plateau near the junction of The Pamir, Tianshan and Kunlun Mountain Ranges surrounded by mountains with snow-covered peaks throughout the year, the lake is formed from meteoritic impact about 25million years ago.

In spite of the unfavourable weather condition, the backdrop is still fairly visible as you can have a good view of the mighty Muztagh Ata Mountain 7546 m, locally known as the "Father of Glaciers" Dotted of Kirghiz villages can be seen well spread out in the distance lake shore on the rocky slopes backed by quite overwhelming glaciers and snowfields.

Note: Actual Local Central Asian Time is 4hours behind Beijing time ie Exit time minus 4 hours

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