Most Beautiful Lakes in Pakistan
Pakistan is one of those countries that has been blessed with natural beauty across the country, whether it be mountains, greenery, lakes, or numerous literal spots to visit. It’s a thing of fantastic beauty.
The northern regions of Pakistan are host to some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenes on the face of the earth.
Along with the scenic denes, the region is home to plenty of lakes, numerous of which are unknown to the utmost of the population.
So, if you want to endure the elegant of Pakistan’s stunning arena, consider visiting the country’s most magnificent lakes during your visit to the northern sections
Pakistan is blessed with some of the most beautiful lakes on the earth and in this essay, we compile a list of beautiful lakes in Pakistan to make your trip more memorable in northern areas of Pakistan.
1. Saif-ul-Maluk Lake
Travelers’ first love is Saif-ul-Maluk Lake. which is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. Located near Naran, at the northern end of Kaghan Valley.
Saif-ul-Maluk Lake is spread over2.5 square kilometers with an altitude of other than feet. It’s one of the topmost and the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan, with a depth of about 50 feet below the surface.
The lake is enclosed by snow-confined mountains, and the melting glaciers from these peaks continue to feed the lake, which is the source of the Kunhar River.
To visit this lake only 4*4 vehicles can reach on this point, In Naran main Bazar many Jeep drivers are easily available, you can hire them to visit this beautiful lake. From Naran Valley, you can reach this point in about 30 minutes.
Saif-ul-Maluk Lake telling the tales of fairies.
Local people tell you the tale of Saif-ul-Maluk, in which the Prince of Persia fell in love with a fairy queen at this veritable lake, you will also learn from them. ” fairies come to the lake on moonlit nights”.
Day activities at the lake include taking a boat lift on the still and chilly waters or having a snowball fight, while you can also camp under the stars near the edge of the lake.
2. Attabad Lake
Another high-altitude lake in Pakistan, which is considered to be the most scenic, is located in Gojal city in Hunza Valley Gilgit-Baltistan.
This lake was naturally developed about a decade ago when a landslide in 2010 blocked a section of the River Hunza and created Attabad Lake.
Te lake is also known as Gojal Lake due to its vicinity to the city. Being the largest lake in Gilgit-Baltistan, Attabad Lake is spread over13.5 square kilometers and is frequently visited by travelers, both public and foreign.
The blue waters of the lake run 358 feet deep, with voyaging, swimming, and spurt skiing being the primary activities enjoyed by visitants with a background of the mountains.
3. Rush Lake
Rush Lake is at a glance of the highest Lake in Pakistan. This lake is 15000 feet above sea level.
It’s the 25th topmost lake in the world, with its home in the Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The lake can only be reached via a journey through the Nagar and Hopar denes, or via a journey through the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier), and Miar Glacier.
The way may be tricky, but the views are stunning. You can witness panoramic views from the top of the encircling mountain peaks of Spantik or Golden Peak, Malubiting or Malubiting West, Ultar Sar, Phuparash Peak, and Miar Peak.
4. Satpara Lake.
Satpara Lake is the largest and most beautiful freshwater lake in Pakistan.
this Lake is located in Gilgit-Baltistan at an altitude of 8650 feet.
It’s spread over2.5 square kilometers. This lake feeds the Satpara Dam, which supplies fresh water throughout Skardu Valley.
The lake looks magnificent in winters, but roads are mostly closed for trippers during the winter season.
So plan for a summer trip to Gilgit-Baltistan to enjoy the beauty of this lake.
5. Ratti Gali Lake
This beautiful lake is located in Neelum Valley, Azad Jammu & Kashmir at an altitude of 12130 feet.
Ratti Gali is a high-altitude lake in Pakistan fed by the glacial waters of the mountains circling it.
The lake’s beauty has inspired authors for times, with lush green lawn, wildflowers, and cool winds creating a special atmosphere.
First, you have to reach Dowarian bade camp.
you can reach Dowarian on a 4×4 vehicle With a 2.5-hours drive. After reaching Dowarian base camp you have to hike up the mountain further for an hour to get to the lake.
6. Sheosar lake
This lake is located at Deosai Plains, Gilgit-Baltistan with an altitude of13589 feet.
If you are planning to visit Deosai National Park. Located within the Deosai Plateau, which is the alternate- topmost table in the world, the Sheosar lake is accessible via two primary roadways.
One route leads to the park from Skardu via a jeep ride of some hours, while the other enters the premises from Astor over a 4-hours drive in 4 × 4 vehicles. You can also plan your trip for two days to reach the lake from Skardu.
The best time to visit the demesne and the lake is in spring when wildflowers bloom over the meadows. The lake itself is around 130 feet deep, with a beautiful background of mountains.
7. Lulusar Lake
This mesmerizing lake is located in Naran Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an altitude of 11188 feet. It is one of the most beautiful Places to Visit in Naran Pakistan.
Lulusar Lake is a quite visited traveler destination in Kaghan Valley.
The natural beauty of the lake makes it a huge megahit among trippers.
Another reason why you should consider visiting this beautiful lake in Pakistan is that it has a paved road, which is fluently accessible by car. A drive of about 8 hours from Islamabad via the megacity of Muzaffarabad can take you to Lulusar Lake.
8. Dudipatsar Lake
This beautiful lack is located in Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an altitude of 12500 feet.
Dudipatsar Lake means ‘White Mountain Lake’, pertaining to the snow- Face Mountains circling the water body.
The lake is also known as Dudipat Lake. After one hour drive from Naran, at Besal you can park your vehicle then the further journey is only on foot.
You have to hike 15 kilometers to get to the lake. It will take around10 hours.
The time duration can vary depending on your fitness position and speed.
If you are not a good hiker then you can lease a horse for the lift up the mountain.
9. Lower Kachura Lake
This lake is located in Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan at an altitude of 8200feet.
This lake is locally known as Shangrila Lake after the resort that was constructed on its banks in the 1980s.
This lake is only 20 minutes drive from Skardu. The word Shangri-la means ‘Heaven on Earth’.
Your visit to this scenic lake in Pakistan will make you feel its true meaning. You can enjoy water sports activities on this beautiful lake by hiring a private boat.
10. Upper Kachura Lake
This lake is located in Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan at an altitude of 8200feet.
Upper Kachura Lake water is crystal clear with a depth of about 230 feet.
This lake isn’t first priority of trippers like the Lower Kachura Lake because its journey is very rough &tough.
This place looks amazing in the spring season and brings apricot farmyards and lush green soundings. The Winter season makes this lake a Frozen castle.
11. Mahodand Lake
This lake is located in Kalam Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an altitude of 9500 feet.
Mahodand Lake meaning ‘Lake of Fishes’ is located 40 kilometers from Kalam in the upper corridor of Usho Valley.
You’ll need a 4 × 4 vehicle to reach there. You can enjoy voyaging, camping, and fishing over there.
The most suitable time to visit this scenic lake in Pakistan is the summer season. Plan your trip in summer to enjoy Alpine flowers blooming in the meadows, and fishing a large variety of trout.
Hindukush Mountains, surrounding forestlands, and meadows add to its beauty. Melting glaciers from the mountains feed this lake.
12. Swank Lake
This is located in Khandoa Village, Kallar Kahar Tehsil, Chakwal District, Punjab at an altitude of 2474 feet.
Swaik Lake is locally called Khandoa Lake due to its adjacency to the village of Khandwa.
The water of this lake is blue-green with its waterfalls. It’s a good option for a day-long trip.
It’s only 45 minutes drive from the M2 motorway.
13. Chitta Katha Lake
Chitta Katha Lake is one of the famous lakes in Azad Jammu & Kashmir with an altitude of 12999 feet.
Chitta Katha Lake means ‘White Stream ‘This beautiful lake is located in Shounter Valley.
This lake is also the source of a regional stream. If you are planning to visit this beautiful lake then
Your first stay must be at to Kel base camp because you can access the lake from this way.
At first, you will cover 20 kilometers by 4*4 jeep and the remaining 5 kilometers is a hiking track to reach this beautiful lake.
14. Karambar Lake
Being the second topmost lake in Pakistan and the 33rd topmost lake in the world, Karambar Lake is located in Ishkoman Valley, between Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Altitude of14016 feet.
It’s also known as Qurumbar Lake and is 180 feet deep. Trippers can witness and feel its mesmerizing beauty and the marvelous blue waters
15. Ansoo Lake
Another high-altitude (13927 feet) lake in Pakistan that’s truly worth visiting. Ansoo Lake is located in the Mansehra District of Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Its unique shape attracts travelers and hikers. Its actual shape is like a teardrop as per its name. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
In 1993 a low-flying aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force spotted the lake first time. After that this lake becomes famous because of its unique shape.
There’s no place to stay near the lake, people prefer to camp over there in the snowy winds to enjoy this mesmerizing beauty. But it’s not recommended as weather conditions in this area are very unpredictable.
You can reach there from Saif-ul-Maluk Lake which is a 12-hour round trip a short but steep journey.
16. Naltar Lakes
Gilgit-Baltistan is also home to the gorgeous Naltar Lakes, popularly known as the ‘Bashkiri Lakes, which is a popular tripper destination.
There are three lakes in Naltar Valley, which are known as Naltar Lakes or Bashkiri Lakes, and they’re located at an altitude varying from 3050 to 3150 meters above ocean level.
Upper Naltar lies 12 kilometers out from the first Bashkiri Lake, which is the largest in the series.
17. Hanna Lake
This Lake was constructed during the British colonial period in the 1800s; at first, this lake was manmade.
Hanna Lake is located in Quetta. It’s one of the most amazing, spectacular, and splendid sightseer magnets in the megacity.
18. Katora Lake
Katora means “bowl” (Bowl Shaped ). Katora Lake is located in Swat’s Kumrat Valley, near the city of Katora. After passing through Jahaz Banda, travelers can go to this lake.
Katora Lake looks so beautiful with clear greenish water.
To reach this beautiful lake, first, there’s a 4-to-5-hour hike from Thal village to Jahaz Banda.
After all, hikers spend their night in Jahaz Banda Meadows, where they camp under an open sky.
One side hike trip is about 4-5 hours and the complete round trip requires a minimum of 8-10 hours from thal village to Jahaz Banda.
Congratulations! you have completed your digital tour of these 18 beautiful lakes of Pakistan. Now make your plan to explore these beautiful lakes with family, friends, or alone as a tourist.
Have a Nice Journey!
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