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The Top 20 Amazing Lakes of Pakistan

One of the most beautiful creations of nature is the lake, one of the most beautiful creations of Mother Nature. There are a lot of people all over the world who like to spend their free time boating, fishing, and swimming in lakes. As well as providing beautiful scenery, lakes offer great opportunities for picnics and also provide wonderful scenery.

A good deal of Pakistan’s natural beauty is centered on its lakes. Pakistan’s lakes are some of the most beautiful in the world. There are a lot of beautiful lakes in Pakistan that you probably haven’t seen yet. Several of these lakes are located in the northern areas of Pakistan, in Gilgit Baltistan, which is part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

In terms of natural beauty, Pakistan is a land of unparalleled splendor, and if you don’t believe us, have a look at what some of the most famous travel bloggers have to say about the country.

You should also take the opportunity to visit the most scenic lakes in Pakistan during your trip to the northern areas of Pakistan if you want to witness all that Pakistan has to offer regarding its scenic landscape. To help you prepare a roadmap for your journey, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ones.

Attabad Lake


Pakistan has the highest altitude lake in the world, situated in Gojal town in Hunza Valley. The lake is 2,559 meters (8,398 feet) above sea level. In spite of the lake being naturally occurring, it did not even exist ten years ago, when during a landslide in 2010, a section of the River Hunza was blocked and a lake named Attabad was created. As a result of its location in close proximity to the town, the lake is sometimes known as Gojal Lake.

Attabad Lake, the largest lake in Gilgit-Baltistan, occupies a total area of 13.5 square kilometers and is often visited by both domestic as well as international tourists. There are 358 feet of depth to the blue waters of the lake, and the primary activities enjoyed by visitors are water sports, swimming, and jet skiing, all with the backdrop of the mountains in the background.

Borith Lake

A lake named Borith is located at the top of the Hunza valley, close to the village of Hussaini that borders the area of Gojal. Having the dangerous passing bridge across the lake makes this lake not only one of the most beautiful of its kind but also one of the most adventurous in the region.

Leaving Gilgit, you drive straight from the Gilgit Glacier to Borith Lake, crossing glaciers on the way. As a result of the cracked glaciers and the length of time it takes to cross them on foot, it is certainly not possible to cross them without the assistance of local guides. In reality, Borith Lake is derived from ice glaciers and is a great destination for travelers and migrants in Central Asia.

Rush Lake

A lake in Pakistan with a height of 5,098 meters is located near Rush Pari Peak, the highest mountain in Pakistan at 5,098 meters. A lake in Pakistan with a height of 5,098 meters is the 25th highest alpine lake in the world. Located about 15 km north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak) which are in Nagar valley, this is a small mountain range.

One can access the lake from Nagar, and Hopar, as well as through the Boultar Glacier (Hopar Glacier) and Miar Glacier. Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak, the spectacular Peak of Ultar Sar and many more breathtaking views are all available from the trek to the lake.

Nalter Lake

Nalter Lakes are three lakes that are located in the Naltar Valley at altitudes ranging from 3050 to 3150 meters. Lower Naltar is 12 kilometers away from the first Bashkiri Lake.

In Gilgit Baltistan region, Naltar valley lies in Karakoram. Over 2000 lakes are in Gilgit Baltistan. The biggest freshwater reservoir on earth is in Gilgit Baltistan. Among them is Naltar Lake. This valley is known for its greenery, forests, and beautiful lakes. It has a ski resort as well. Naltar Ski resort has a chairlift installed by Pakistan Air Force PAF.

World-famous places are famous for many reasons. The lakes, the valleys and the pleasant weather attract tourists to some places. Naltar has all the attributes of a perfect place. Those lakes are colorful and crystal clear, surrounded by lush greenery. Its water is emerald, aquamarine, and azure in color.

Lake Naltar or Bashkiri is bright green and crystal clear. Grass and lush surroundings make water green. There are snow-capped peaks and pine trees surrounding the lake. It is a magnificent sight. Also beautiful is the Naltar trek. Naltar lakes are renowned in the world for their calm beauty and colored water.

Kutwal Lake

It is located near the Haramosh Valley, near the Kotwal Lake. From Gilgit, the road leads to Sassi Village. From Sassi, you can take the jeep to Barchi (Dassu/Stage), where you can begin a trek to Kutwal Lake. An altitude of 9,000 feet above sea level, Haramosh Lake is an extremely beautiful lake. Thousands of pine trees surround the lake.

Skardu to Kutwal trek starts at Sassi. Gilgit is an hour away from Sassi, so it’s better to start from Gilgit. Getting to Dassu by Jeep. It’s all hiking up to the lake after Dassu. Kutwal lake is a three days trek from Dassu to Dassu. The trek is full of tents, and there is no accommodation during the entire trek. Only a few small dhabas in Dasu or Iskere bazaars.

Rama Lake

In Gilgit-Baltistan, Rama Lake is a lake near Astore. There are oak trees and greenery in the Astore Valley. There are not many trees because of illegal logging by locals and “timber mafia”. Low average rainfall and low vegetation cover cause serious concern about forest loss in the region.

Three small lakes are called Sarot in the local Shina language on the way to Rama Lake from Astore Valley. Astore was the fifth district of Gilgit-Baltistan’s District Diamir, before 2005. The district is now Astore. There are over 50 small villages here. A few of them are Chilm, Bubin, Gorikot, Eid Ghah, Fina, Bulen, Chongra and Pari Shing.

Astore village is near Lake Rama. Keep driving on KKH for about another 20 minutes after passing Fairy Meadows. As soon as you reach the sign for Astore, turn right and continue for another 2–3 hours. The village of Astore will soon be reached. Camping can be found in the valley during the summer. It is now possible for tourists to reach Rama lake via a paved road without any difficulty.

Sheosar Lake

The Deosai National Park offers a spectacular view of Sheosar Lake, which you can see for yourself if you choose to visit there. With its location on the Deosai Plateau, which is the world’s second-highest plateau, the lake is accessible via two routes: from the north and the south. The park can be reached via two routes: one leads from Skardu via a short jeep ride, and the other enters the park from Astore via a four-hour 4×4 ride that takes about an hour.

Skardu is the main gateway to the lake, but you can also trek to the lake for a total of two days from Skardu. In spring, when wildflowers are blooming in all the meadows and you can walk all over the park, it is the best time to visit the park and the lake. Located at the height of about 130 feet and set against a gorgeous background of mountains, the lake itself is around 130 feet deep.

Satapara Lake

This lake occupies a vast area, spreading over 2.5 square kilometers, thus making Satpara Lake the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan. In the Skardu Valley, water flowing from the Satpara Stream is used to feed the Satpara Dam, which supplies fresh water to the entire valley from the Satpara Stream.
During winters, the lake looks particularly beautiful, but the roads are often closed to tourists during that time, so go to Gilgit-Baltistan during the summer instead if you can.

Kachura Lake

The lake is about 20 minutes from Skardu and is locally known as Shangrila Lake after a resort that was built on its banks in the 1980s. The word Shangri-la means ‘Heaven on Earth and at this picturesque spot in Pakistan.

You will be able to testify to the meaning of the name and that its translation actually means the same as the name. It is possible to rent a boat privately for a short trip across the lake’s still waters, although the resort offers a number of water sports on the lake.

Another lake that can be found near Skardu is the Upper Kachura Lake, which offers crystal clear water with a depth of 230 feet. This lake is yet another sanctuary for migratory birds.

As a result of the rough terrain and the difficulty in reaching the lake, the Upper Kachura Lake is not as frequently visited as the Lower Kachura Lake. Apricot trees add to the greenery of the surrounding area as spring blossoms, while winter brings about the freezing of everything, including the deep waters of the lake.

Khalti Lake

Khalti Lake lies within the Ghizer District, the westernmost part of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan’s northernmost region. There are trout in this lake, which delivers clean water. PTDC lodge with lake views is nearby. The glaciers supply the water. People can walk on the frozen lake without any problems during iciness season.

Khalti Lake is approximately 2,217 meters (7,274 ft) from sea level and is located in Khalti Village, Ghizer District, Pakistan. It is a trout fish habitat. Khalti, a village near a bend of the Ghizer River, contains the lake. There are trout in Khalti Lake. Trolling in Ghizer River near Golaghmuli Village was originally done. There was a wide variety of fish in Gupis Valley.

Phander Lake

It is located in the Phander Village, in Koh-i-Ghizer, Ghizer District, which is the northernmost part of Pakistan and part of the Gilgit–Baltistan region. The lake supplies clean water to the entire region.
Phander Lake is a lake located in the district of Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, in Koh-i-Ghizer. Nango Chatt is also the name of the lake. There is a lake in this area that is ready to reach 44 meters (144 feet) in depth, wherein huge timber stands can be seen in the middle.

Karambar Lake

The Karambar Lake is the second-highest lake in Pakistan and ranks as the 31st high altitude lake in the world. It is located between the provinces of KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan. In fact, the lake is located at an elevation of 14,121 feet, making it one of the highest inland biologically active lakes on the planet.

Qurum Bar Lake is also known as Tres Nambiar Lake and is the deepest lake in Kashmir; it is 55 meters deep at its deepest point. It is approximately 3.9 km long, 2 km wide, and 52 meters deep, with a maximum depth of roughly 3.9 km.

Katpana Lake

In the Katpana desert surroundings, there are many tourist sites, including Katpana Lake, one of the most popular. Like Satpara Lake, it has beautiful surrounding sights that make the lake an ideal reflection of the world around it.

Aside from snow-capped mountains and dunes, Katpana Lake is surrounded by green trees and patches of grass as well as mounds of snow. In summer, those interested in visiting this place mostly set up camp here during the day to take advantage of the lively scenery.

Ansoo Lake

The Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake in the Kaghan Valley, which is part of the Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This Himalayan peak is situated at an altitude of 4,126 meters (13,537 ft) near Malika Parbat. Among the most beautiful lakes in the world, this one is known as Lake Erie. The name Ansoo is derived from its tear-shaped appearance. A central ice island resembling the iris and a ridge resembling the eyebrow also resemble a human eye in the lake.

Despite its name, the lake has an unusual shape that attracts tourists and trekkers to the area since it looks like a teardrop. One of the most beautiful lakes in the world is located in the Himalayan Mountains near Malika Parbat.

A frozen island in the middle of the lake is said to resemble the iris, and a ridge above the lake resembles an eyebrow, especially when the snow melts off the ridge in the summertime. Pakistan Air Force aircraft discovered the lake in 1993 after spotting its peculiar shape from a low-flying aircraft.

Snow Lake

The snow lake is a high altitude glacial basin located at the head of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers. An ancient highway of ice runs through the mountains from Hunza in the west all the way to Baltistan in the east, connecting two great mountain kingdoms. In addition to the Biafo Hispar, Biafo Glacier is 120 km long, which makes it the second-longest glacier in the world outside the Polar Regions.

Snow Lake – Hispar La Trek Pakistan takes place in a remote and unspoiled region of the Karakoram that is seldom visited by other trekking groups, so the trail will be quiet and peaceful. In the course of your trek, you are unlikely to encounter any other trekkers.

Mahodand Lake

Mahodand Lake, also known as the Lake of Fishes, is a large lake situated in the upper portions of Usho Valley, approximately 40 kilometers south of Kalam. Getting to the lake requires a four-wheel-drive vehicle, but once you are at the lake, you can enjoy boating, camping, and, as the name implies, fishing. It is the summer months that are the best time to visit this picturesque lake in Pakistan because the nearby meadows are filled with wild alpine flowers, and you can catch a variety of trout in the lake’s waters.

In addition to its beauty, the Hindukush Lake is present at the foothills of the Hindukush Mountains and is surrounded by forests and meadows, which add to its appeal. During the winter months, melting glaciers feed this lake from the crests of the mountaintops. A large part of the Swat’s water supply comes from the Ushu Khwar, which was one of the primary sources of that river.

Katora Lake

At an approximate elevation of 11,500 feet above sea level, Katora Lake (a.k.a. Jaz Dand) is located in the Lamoti region of Kumrat valley. The lake is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and pristine flowers of different species line its margins. It is a memorable hike to this lake as you pass through lush green forests, fragrant flowers, and crystal clear springs and gushing waterfalls.

A jogging shoe or a bird is the only sound one hears. In such a remote area, it is almost impossible to live permanently. As the lake face opens up, the shimmering waters of the lake spill out into an attractive foamy waterfall, creating an amazing sight.

Saif-ul-Maluk Lake

The lake is located at the northern end of Kaghan Valley, near Naran, and covers 2.5 square kilometres with a height of more than 10,000 feet. With a depth of about 50 feet below the surface, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. Snow-capped mountains surround the lake, which is fed by melting glaciers from these peaks.

The locals will tell stories of Saif-ul-Maluk, who fell in love with a fairy princess right here at the lake. Fairies are also said to visit the lake at night when it’s moonlit. The lake’s daytime activities include boating and snowball fights, while nights are spent camping near its edge.

Shandur Lake

One of the best-known presents from nature in Pakistan, Shandur Lake, with a length of 3 miles and a width of 1 mile, is one of the finest works of art in the country. Located near the Polo Ground, it is one of the most beautiful fountains in Asia.
There is a lake in the region which is well known for having an uncommon species of aquatic plants in its water; in addition, the lake itself does not feel any liquid emission from its surface. It has been suggested, however, that its water flows under the ground and falls into other bodies of water. The process is not visible to the naked eye, which is a miracle in itself.

Kharfaq Lake

Karfaq Lake is one of the high altitude, natural lakes located in Gilgit Baltistan’s Ghanche, which is part of the Karakoram Range of mountains. In the district of Ghanche lies the village of Kharfaq. There are 30 minutes’ drive to Khaplu city from this resort and 1.5 hours’ drive to Skardu from this resort.
Khaplu is home to one of the few trout fishing spots, Kharfaq Lake. Trout fish and desi fish are plentiful in the lake. Two kilometers away from Kharfaq village is the Kharfaq Lake. You have to hike for four hours to get there. The only way is by trekking. The lake can also be reached via Khaplu Brock. Ancient routes used by locals to travel are Khaplu to Kharfaq Lake.

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