Lakes of Pakistan

Pakistan is known to be the Switzerland of Asia. It is an extremely beautiful country and the best tourist attraction place. This land is a jewel on earth, especially in Asia. The northern areas of Pakistan are flooded with tourists in the summer season. What’s so special here?

Let me tell you that Pakistan is bestowed with every beauty attraction that is lacking in many countries. It has valleys, rivers, big mountains, lakes, waterfalls, deserts, plateau, and sea. This is the reason Pakistan ranks in the top priority of tourists to visit. 

In this blog, you are going to have the information of captivating and beautiful lakes of Pakistan that one should visit in his lifetime. 

Saif ul Mulook Lake

Saif ul Mulook, also known as the Lake of Fairies, is a lake located at the northern end of Kaghan Valley, near Naran, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the most beautiful and amazing lake that attracts tourists around the globe. It is surrounded by the famous mountain, Malika e Parbat that gives an additional touch to its beauty.

Here tourists can enjoy boating and camping too. While camping on a night with a full moon gives you inner peace when you see the billions of stars in the sky and the moon shining brightly. 

 

The ideal time to visit Saif ul Malook Lake is from June to September. In winter, the lake is completely frozen

How to reach?

 

  1. Islamabad to Naran
  2. From Naran Bazar take a 4*4 jeep that will take you to lake Saif ul Malook
  3. Ansoo Lake

    People who dare and love adventures must visit this breathtaking lake. This lake is also in the Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Ansoo is an Urdu word which means “Tear”. Ansoo lake has a teardrop shape which led to its name “Ansoo Jheel”. 

    Ansoo Lake is accessible from a short steep trek from Saif ul Malook Lake. It takes almost 12 hours to reach Ansoo Lake from the Saif ul Malook Lake. Many adventure-loving tourists camp here but the locals are against this. According to them, the weather here is extremely unpredictable which can cause severe problems for the campers.

  4. How to reach?

    There are two ways to reach Ansoo lake. Both of them are given below:

    1. Reach Lake Saif ul Malook in the evening and stay there. You can camp there or spend your night in a resort. The next day, early in the morning start your journey from Saif ul Malook and your trek’s first part is to reach Malika Parbat’s base camp and second form Malika Parbat base camp to Ansoo lake. 
    2. In the south of Naran about 25 miles, there’s a village called Mahandari. From Mahandri Bazar, take a jeep to reach village Manori. From there, there is a trek of seven hours that will take you to Ansoo Lake
    3. Lulusar Lake

      Kunhar River flows from Naran and Kaghan and merges into the Jehlum River. The main source of the Kunhar River is the Lulusar Lake. It is located in the beautiful Kaghan Valley and is accessible easily on any vehicle. 

      Lulusar Lake has a natural beauty that captivates tourists. The water of the lake is crystal clear and is surrounded by the snow-capped Lulusar mountains. People visiting Kaghan Valley should visit this elegant lake and make profound memories.

    4. How to reach?

      Going to Lulusar is not a big deal. You can go on any vehicle as the roads are paved and not tricky. From Naran, you have to start your journey on Naran Chilas Road. For almost 50km from Naran, Lulusar Lake is located on the side of the road

    5. Chitta Katha Lake

      Chitta Katha Lake is located in the Shounter Valley of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Chitta Katha means “White Stream” and this name is given by the locals. If you are visiting Kashmir, then Chitta Katha Lake should be on your priority list because it has heart-stopping views that stuns you.

    6. How to reach?

      From Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, you will have to travel to the lush green and beautiful town Kel. From Kel, you will reach on Jeep to the base camp of Chitta Katha Lake which is a 4 hours difficult track. After that, your trekking skills test start because you have to trek for 6 to 8 hours from the base camp to reach Chitta Katha Lake.

    7. Shandur Lake

      Shandur is a famous place where Polo Festival is organized every year. Shandur Polo Ground is the highest Polo ground on Earth i.e. 3,700 meters and tourists from all over the world come and watch this festival. 

      Another reason to visit Shandur is the Shandur Lake. Shandur Lake is located in Gilgit-Baltistan and is only a kilometer away from Shandur Polo Ground. The lake lies in the high mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan and offers great sightseeing. The top of this lake is flat and plateau and for this reason  it is known as  “The roof of the World

    8. How to reach?

      To reach Shandur Lake, you have to take NATCO public transport that is heading to Gilgit. On the way to Gilgit, you have to end your journey at Shandur. The Shandur lake is just on the side of Gilgit-Chitral road

    9. Satpara Lake

      Satpara Lake is located in Gilgit-Baltistan and it supplies water to the Skardu Valley  It is located at an elevation of about 2636 meters. The main source for the water of the lake is the melting of ice from the Deosai Plains. It is also the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan. 

      If you are to visit this lake, then plan your trip in summer as the roads leading to Satpara lake are closed in winter.

    10. How to reach?

      It is not difficult to reach Satpara Lake  It is only 9 kilometers far from the main Skardu District and you can go on any vehicle

    11. Dudipatsar Lake

      Dudipatsar Lake in Kaghan Valley is a jewel in this valley. The name “Dudipatsar” means “White Mountain Lake” which is due to the snow-capped mountains that have surrounded the lake. The lake is only accessible on foot as no road leads to this lake. You have to hike almost 15 kilometers to see the beauty and glamour of Dudipatsar Lake

    12. How to reach?

      From Naran, you will reach Basil which is a small town about 46km far from Naran. Here you will have to start your trekking by reaching Mulla ki Basti and then at the Dudipatsar Lake

    13. Rush Lake

      Rush Lake is Pakistan’s highest lake with more than 15,000 feet above sea level. It is located in the Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. Rush Lake can only be visited by trekking through Nagar and Hopar or via a trek through Hopar Glacier and Miar Glacier. The path to the goal might be difficult but the result you are going to have at the end of the trek is just unexplainable in words. You are going to witness the heavenly and irresistible views from Rush Lake

    14. How to reach?

      To reach Rush Lake, you should first reach Aliabad, Hunza as it is your first destination. From Aliabad, you will reach Hopar Village on a public van. After that, you will cross Bualtar and Miar Glaciers that will make your way to the captivating Rush Lake

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