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Clara Favini Seasoned Traveller
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The town of Tashkurgan is on the border ofChina and Pakistan, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

My review

It's the last town before the border, perched at 4,700m on the Khunjerab Pass. As a result, it's only accessible between May and October - weather permitting!

It was a trading post along the Silk Road, linking China to Pakistan, a place where only the hardiest of travelers would go. The route running from Kashgar to Tashkurgan is worth the effort - it's stunning. Part of it is on the Karakoram Highway, which crosses impressive landscapes and offers breathtaking views before arriving at the Pakistani border.

In Tashkurgan itself, have a stroll around its streets and drop by its little museum. You can also climb up to its stone fortress and take a hike across its surrounding prairies.

Bear in mind that to travel along the Karakoram Highway to Tashkurgan, you'll need a special permit, obtainable via most of Kashgar's travel agencies.

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