Starting from Kashgar the Karakoram highway passes initially through the plains of the Tarim basin where the village of Upal lies. It then enters the Pamir mountain range through the Ghez river canyon. Before reaching the Karakul lake the highway passes by the Shashan sand mountain with its lake.

01 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains 02 Petrol station 03 Tree-lined Karakoram highway 04 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains
05 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range 06 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountain range 07 Karakoram highway and Pamir mountains 08 Man preparing noodle dish in Upal
09 Butcher in Upal 10 Basket with green grapes 11 Fruit seller in Upal 12 Fruit market in Upal 13 Fruit market in Upal
14 Snow capped Pamir mountains 15 Wheat field and bank 16 Sheep herd and shepherd 17 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range
18 Snow capped Pamir mountains 19 Panoramic view of Pamir mountain range 20 Shashan sand mountain and lake 21 Shashan sand mountain and lake
22 Panoramic view of Shashan sand mountain and lake 23 Shashan sand mountain and lake 24 Panorama view of Shashan sand mountain
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