Bulunkul Lake

Bulunkul Lake, Khorog: Address, Bulunkul Lake Reviews: 4.5/5

Bulunkul Lake
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alikarim
Dallas, TX1 249 contributions
Nice village by this Alpine lake
Sep 2019
While the lake is not much to write home about, it is quite nice, but Yashikul lake, a few kms to the west is more spectacular. However, we were fascinated by the village of Bulunkul, which had about 38 families (37 of them are Pamiri's) living in this harsh highland desert area. We visited the school (K-Grade 4) and really enjoyed talking to the staff and 18 students there. Wish we had more time and stayed here; it is a little west of the M41 Pamir Hwy, but the roads were reasonable and scenery along the way was spectacular
Written 16 August 2020
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Hannisze
Hebden Bridge, UK1 394 contributions
Not one of the best
Jul 2019
We were driving from Murghab, so had to make a slight detour out from the M41 Pamir Highway to visit this lake, its village and the more picturesque Yashikul Lake nearby. We have seen more stunning lakes in Tajikistan. I wouldn't mind missing this lake, but since it is so close to the other lake, Yashikul, which I think is absolutely stunning, it is worth a stop, just to add "another lake" to your list :-)
Written 19 August 2019
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Joost G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands655 contributions
Great colours
Sep 2018 • Friends
Bit of a detour when coming up from the Wakhan, but worth it. Relatively small high altitude lake, yet with great colours.
Written 22 September 2018
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AHA2006
New York City, NY526 contributions
Serene lake with a warm spring
Jun 2017 • Couples
We went there in late afternoon in June when the lighting was the most beautiful. Not only were we able to quietly enjoy this lake all by ourselves, there was a nice warm spring nearby which one can go and enjoy. Great experience.
Written 22 June 2017
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Donna B
Fountain Hills, AZ187 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2016 • Couples
While the lake is stunning the real draw for me was staying in the town next to the lake. This is as real as it gets - yaks roaming on the plains, locals playing volleyball before supper, women setting out piles of dung to dry for use as fuel. The stars at night are unimaginable as there is no light pollution. Only a couple of houses have solar panels and therefor, lights. It's not an easy place to get to nor the most hygienic or comfortable place to do a home stay, but the experience is unforgettable. One side note; seven km up the road is a lovely hot spring, complete with bath tub. As there is no running water in the village, hot or cold, it provided a warm bath and shampoo after a day of dusty roads.
Written 7 September 2016
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Marloes020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands225 contributions
Quite an experience!
Jul 2015 • Couples
This beautiful lake and almost deserted village offer quite an experience at the Pamir Highway. Stay overnight at a homestay. You can easily book this through PECTA.
Written 29 June 2016
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1 906 contributions
Curious
May 2016 • Couples
The village of Bulunkul is known as the place where the lowest temperature in Tajikistan was recorded, about -63 degrees Celsius, which is quite cold. The people there live in the most traditional way possible and observing their life is very interesting. The lake is beautiful.
Written 14 June 2016
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