LAKES

Deosai Sheosar Lake

Deosai Lake, or Sheosar Lake is in the park. The lake, at an elevation of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft), is one of the highest lakes in the world. Its length is 2.3 kilometres (7,500 ft), width 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) and average depth 40 metres (130 ft). It is located near the Chilim Valley on the Deosai Plains.Tourist can also enjoy fishing at the lake.It is also famous for Brown Bear which is the only species found in the world here. There are also other kind of wild animals among them Markhor is famous.

Satpara Lake Skardu

Satpara Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Pakistan at a distance of 9 km from the Skardu city in Gilgit-Baltistan. It supplies the drinking and agricultural water for the Skardu City. Tourist can enjoy the trout fishing and boating at the lake. It takes about 20 minutes by jeep to reach here from the Skardu City. One hour jeep drive from this lake takes the visitor to the world's second highest paeataue known as "Deosai Plains" This lake is fed by the Satpara Stream which actually has its origination in Deosai Plains. A dam has been constructed on this lake named, Satpara Dam to fulfill the agricultural water requirement of the Skardu City. There is a small island in the mid of the lake fully surrounded by the water and a "PTDC Motel" on side but it is said that after completion of the dam the island and the Motel would be drowned in water.

Upper Kachura Lake

Upper Kachura Lake is a beautiful lake in Skardu District at a distance of abut half hour drive from the Skardu City. The lake contains the fresh water with a depth of 70 m surrounded by the forest mainly consiting of the Apricot and Conifer forest. It can be accessed from the Skardu City easily. The Indus River"Pakistan's Largest River" passes nearby at lower elevation. One can enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountains and can enjoy the trout fishing, hiking and mountaineering of the Western Himalayas.

Lower Kachura Lake

Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 30 minutes from Skardu city. It is a popular tourist destination, and has a unique restaurant that is built on the fuselage of an aircraft that had crashed nearby. Tourist can take a full view of Skardu city in a single glance from here. On two sides are beautiful mountains having peaks covered by snow on another side is Skardu city. The Indus River, Pakistan's largest river and Skardu Gilgit link road is passing by side. Tourist can also enjoy verities of fruits never seen in the world. The airport is also situated on a distance of 20 minutes drive.

Borith Lake

Borith Lake is a beautiful lake in the village of Borith near Gulmit and Gojal valleys of upper Hunza, Gilgit-Baltisan Pakistan. It can be accessed from the Husseini Village near the Gulkin Village. It can be accessed from Husseni Village through 2 km unpaved road or it can be accessed directly from the Gulkin Village passing directly through glacier with a tracking route of 2-3 hour. The lake becomes home of of the thousand of migratory birds from the southern Pakistan, Central Asia and South China.

Rama Lake

Rama Lake is a beautiful and spectacular lake in Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. The lake is one the east face of Nanga Parbat (9th Highest peak in the world). The surrounding landscape of the lake is very charming and stunning, hugely forested with cedar, fir and juniper trees. The lake is also used as camping site by the trekkers and climbers, as eastern face of Nanga Parbat is accessible from here.

Rush Lake, World's Highest Alpine Lake

Rush Lake is one of the most spectacular and breath-taking lake in Gilgit Baltistan region of the Pakistan. It is also the world's highest alpine lake of the world. Rush lake can be accessed via Nagar Valley of the Gilgit Baltisan. The visitors can take a view of some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Karakorum Mountain Ranges which includes, Spantik, Malubiting, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar.While heading towards the Rush Lake one can enjoy the views of beautiful terrace fields, glaciers and snow capped mountains.

Karambar Lake Ghizer

Located at a distance of 205 km this lake is the 2nd highest lake in Pakistan on the border of KPK and Gilgit Baltistan. The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 km and width is 2 km. The depth of the lake is 52 meters. The area of the lake is 263.44 hectares. Also this lake has the highest water clarity in all the lakes of Pakistan.The surrounding landscape of the lake spectacular and breath-taking.

Khalti Lake Gupis

Khalti Lake is located in Gupis, District Ghizer, Tehsil Punial. Its is 20-30 minutes drive from Gupis. Gupis Valley is located about 112 kilometers (70 miles) in west of Gilgit on the bank of River Gilgit, in District Ghizer of Gilgit Baltistan region, Pakistan. The 35 kilometers (22 miles) road between Gahkuch (capital of District Ghizer) and Gupis Valley is full of beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views. The turquoise water of river flowing along the road and surrounding fields and forests presents are very charming for tourists. Khalti Lake is famous for being habitat of trout fish. The lake is formed due to stretch of river near the village of Khalti. The dark blue waters of lake during summer look very charming. The lake usually freezes during winter and villagers of Khalti use to walk on this. There is beautiful restaurant near the Khalti Lake. A PTDC motel is situated nearby to facilitate tourists. Its nice place stay for a overnight in the PTDC. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the lake from the PTDC Motel.

Attabad Lake Gojal Hunza

Attabad Lake, Gojal, also known as Gojal Lake, is a lake in the Gojal Valley of Gilgit Baltistn Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslide dam. The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000, and inundated over 12 miles (19 km) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake reached 13 miles (21 km) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit. The subdivision of Gojal has the greatest number of flooded buildings, over 170 houses, and 120 shops. The residents also had shortages of food and other items due to the blockage of the Karakoram Highway. By June 4 water outflow from the lake had increased to 3,700 cu ft/s (100 m3/s).

Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake is a manmade, small but breathtaking beautiful lake in Domel Baltistan HQ at 10200 ft (AMSL). This lake is famous for Rainbow Trout. Fauji Meadows, a military equivalent of Fairy Meadows is located in Domel and is surrounded by neru Parbat.

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