Dawakul Lake Desert
Dawakul Lake is located 130km from kashgar, on the southeastern tip of the Taklimakan desert. Dawakul in Uyghur means “curing lake” and for many centuries people have visited the lake to swim in its waters seeking cures for their ailments.
From the lake you can look out to the vast Taklimakan desert and the sand dunes stretching away before you. At the lake shore locals oven bake delicious freshly caught fish, lamb and chicken which you can enjoy for your lunch. We will take a walk around the lake and enter into the desert. There is the option to experience ancient desert transportation by riding a camel or alternatively for a more modern exhilarating ride you have the opportunity to drive one of our dune buggies over the dunes. We can also trek through the desert for a couple of hours.