I slept in a yurt by Karakul Lake. It’s about 200km west of Kashgar on the Karakorum Highway, in Xinjiang province. At 3,600m altitude it’s the highest lake on the Pamir plateau, so it got pretty chilly at night!

Early morning at Karakul Lake
Early morning at Karakul Lake
The yurt where I slept, with Muztagh Ata mountain in the background
The yurt where I slept, with Muztagh Ata mountain in the background
Doing the laundry
Doing the laundry
Collecting water
Collecting water
Taking a rest
Taking a rest
Snow-capped landscape
Snow-capped landscape
The two-humped Bactrian camel that even eat snow to get water
The two-humped Bactrian camel that even eat snow to get water
Sunset at Karakul Lake
Sunset at Karakul Lake