Mother Nature so exquisitely and brilliantly creates some locations on earth that it is impossible to convey their beauty and tranquility in words. Only by visiting the locations and getting a close look at the Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan can one truly appreciate the singularity and beauty of these places.
Although some people would think it’s crazy or insane to leave the conveniences and amenities of home and experience nature’s sting, I believe it to be the ideal location to discover peace, quiet, and time to escape from the usually stressful and chaotic life at work and home. But let’s go for a stroll in a magical place where the vegetation stirs your soul, streams hum for you, and cold winds caress your hair with their invisible fingers.
1.Sheosar Lake Baltistan
You will come across the captivating Sheosar Lake while visiting the expansive plains of Deosai. The highest lake in the world is unique in its position at 13,589 feet above sea level. The lush Deosai plains surround the beautiful blue lake.
Additionally, the terrifying Nanga Parbat mountains in the background provide a mesmerizing vista. Every season at the lake has its own allure; the frozen lake in winter and the explosion of hues in summer enchant visitors. Both the Skardu side and the Astore side are accessible for visiting Sheosar Lake.
2. Borith Lake Hunza Trek
Borith Lake is one of the wild and wonderful lakes in the region. To see a great number of ducks from southern Pakistan’s warmer regions. Visits should be made between April and June. Ghulkin Glacier is an hour’s trip from Borith Lake, while Passu Glacier is another popular destination for travelers who take longer walks. Gojal, in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan’s Upper Hunza Valley, is home to Borith Lake. A hamlet called Borith is located near Borith lake. This is located in the upper Hunza and is a part of Ghulkin, Gojal. Ghulkin village residents use the area for irrigation purposes. They spend the summer months residing at Borith. Borith is located around 2,650 meters (8,550 ft) above sea level.
3. Satpara Lake Skardu:
Satpara Lake, which is located 8650 feet above sea level, is another amazing site in Skardu. The lake, which spans 2.5 km, gets its water mostly from the Deosai Plains’ melting ice. In the center of the lake sits a picturesque island straight out of a fairy tale. Numerous tourists are drawn to the lake’s turquoise blue water because it is so captivating. Additionally, they take pleasure in freshwater roaring, boating, and fishing. A beautiful location to bear witness to and appreciate the wonders of nature.
4. Kachura Lake Skardu
Kachura, at the height of 2,500 meters, Shangrilla Lake, commonly known as Shangrilla Lake, is situated in Kachura Village in Skardu City (8,200 feet). On the shore of Kachura Lake, Shangrilla Resort was constructed in 1983. Shangrilla was given the name James Hilton, after the author of the book Lost Horizon. In essence, it is an artificial lake that contains Upper Kachura Lake water. On this lake, there are several hotels and resorts in operation. As a result, we have a variety of Skardu tour packages available. The meaning of Shangrila is “Heaven on Earth.”
5. Phandar Lake:
It is easily accessible from both Chitral and Gilgit. One of the most well-known tourist destinations and gorgeous valleys in the country is Phander Lake. The route, which meanders through lush greenery fields and woodland with a panoramic view of a mountain stream and snow-capped hills, leads to a charming valley. In the Phandar Valley, there are rivers of deep blue water, lakes that shimmer, and springs that are perfectly pure. When you arrive at this valley, you’ll feel entirely renewed, and the excitement of the journey will all be forgotten.
6. Upper Kachura Lake
Skardu’s most captivating lake, with a depth of over 60 meters. It is 20 kilometers from Skardu City. It is almost 15 °C in the summer, while the weather is frozen in the winter. Because of a lack of infrastructure and its undeveloped location, travelers seldom explore Upper Kachura Lake’s natural beauty.
7. Katpana Lake
Katpana Lake is listed as one of Skardu’s undiscovered locations. Because of its alluring beauty, Katpana Lake is growing in popularity. In the town of Wonderland Katpana, the lake falls. Additionally, it is around 4 kilometers from Skardu, the largest city. The variety of trees that line the lake makes the vista much more amazing. One of Pakistan’s most beautiful lakes is Katpana Lake, which you must visit if you plan a trip to Skardu. Check the weather in this area before traveling there.
8. Attabad Lake
Of the four enormous lakes in Hunza, it has the most reputation. It is located in the Upper Hunza Valley’s Gojal Town. The lake was created in 2010 as a result of a catastrophe. Thousands of local and international visitors have fun at the lake every year. Additionally, Attabad Lake allows visitors to partake in boating, jet skiing, fishing, and other leisure activities.
A dark tale hides underneath this beauty. There was a huge landslide in the region where the mountain fell on the locals on January 4, 2010. A lot of people passed away. This region eventually began to gather water, developed into a lake, and subsequently acquired its distinctive blue hue. It’s lovely, but it also serves as a reminder of the force of nature, which we haven’t yet conquered or outshine. Attabad Lake has an estimated total length of 21 km and a depth of 109 m.
9. Rainbow Lake Astore
Despite being a little lake, Rainbow Lake is really beautiful. Rainbow Lake’s crystal clear water changes color throughout the day from turquoise to green and is fed by freshwater streams from nearby mountains. The lake is well-liked by fishermen and home to healthy brown trout.
10.Rama Lake Astore
Lake Rama Astore is a little lake in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan’s Astore Valley. There are several pastures and meadows in Astore Valley. The genuine beauty of this area is seen in the meadows around Rama Lake. Natural beauty is buried along the winding route from Astore to Rama in one of the calm settings.
Rush Lake is Pakistan’s highest lake, rising more than 15,000 feet above sea level. Its home in Gilgit-Nagar Baltistan’s Valley is also the world’s 25th highest lake. Only a journey across the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, or a walk through the Nagar and Hopar valleys, will get you to the lake. Despite the dangers, the scenery is breathtaking. From the tops of the nearby mountain summits of Spantik or Golden Peak, Malubiting or Malubiting West, Ultar Sar, Phuparash Peak, and Miar Peak, you may see sweeping panoramas.
12. Karambar Lake
Karambar Lake, the second-highest lake in Pakistan and the 33rd-highest lake in the world, lies tucked between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. It is 180 feet deep and is also referred to as Qurumbar Lake. Tourists who are ready to go far to see its spectacular beauty will find the lovely blue seas.
13. Khalti Lake, Ghizer
Khalti Lake is located in the Ghizer Valley village of Gupis. The drive to the lake by automobile from Gilgit city takes around 3–4 hours. The lake is close to the main road, making it convenient for elderly people to visit.
14. Satrangi Lake Naltar Valley
Naltar valley has Satrangi Lake. Camping and hiking are both excellent in this area. One of Gilgit Baltistan’s nicest lakes is this one.
These are some of the most stunning lakes in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, so pay them a visit when you’re in the country’s northern regions.