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Most lakes are found in the mountainous reign of any country. Pakistan is full of breathtaking and awe-inspiring views and locations. Dozens of lakes may cast a spell on tourists with their enchanting beauty and panoramic views. Northern areas are packed with numerous world-famous lakes witnessed by tourists from all over the world. Tourist finds heaven in the lap of Pakistan. Considering their beauty, we have composed a list of the top 10 lakes; details are given below:
Saif-ul-Malook is one of the most famous lakes in the world from Pakistan. Located in Manshera District of Khyber Phatunkhawn, which is 9 km in length, 50 ft. in-depth, elevated at 3,224 above the surface, and mesmerizes anybody due to its immense natural beauty. The lake is surrounded by gigantic mountains that give awe-inspiring views, which tourists usually prefer for hiking. The lake enhances its beauty in winter with snowcapped mountains and unforgettable views of glaciers.
Another wonder lake in the lap of Kaghan valley is Lulusar Lake, which is at the highest peak in Kaghan Valley with magnificent panoramic views almost elevated at 3410m above sea level. Lulusar Lake is a popular tourist spot in the valley after Saif ul Malook and Babusar top. The fresh, clean water of the lake can be accessed by the jeep almost 48 km from Naran. Hiking, trekking, fishing, rafting, and boating can be enjoyed by anyone there. In other words a perfect picnic spot in Kaghan Valley.
One of the natural lakes of Pakistan, Satpara Lake, is located in the most beautiful part of Skardu of Gilgit Baltistan. It is elevated at 8,650 ft., spread over 2.5km above sea level. The melting ice of the Deosai plains is the lake’s primary water source. There is a picturesque fairy-tale island in the center of the lake. The turquoise blue water of the lake is so mesmerizing and attracts hundreds of tourists who enjoy boating, fishing, and roaring in freshwater—a marvelous place to witness and embrace the beauty of nature.
It is merely a new lake in Skardu but gaining popularity day by day. The upper Indus River flows nearby at a lower elevation. The lake’s crystal clear water has a depth of 70m—the heavenly place with the most mesmerizing sight around. Tourists can spend hours there in its serenity and enjoy trout fish, boating, rafting, and emerald green water. The climate is so pleasant in summer to about 15C and very harsh in winter as the lake is frozen. Immense mountains surround the lake with various flora and fauna.
Shangri La Lake, formally known as lower Kachura Lake, is located in Pakistan Skardu’s extreme north city. The approximate surface elevation is about 2499m. The most beautiful lake attracts thousands of tourists per year. The lake also possesses a beautiful resort, adding more beauty to the views. Tourists find heaven between the immense snow-covered mountain with a large variety of flora and fauna.
Words cannot do justice to the beauty and amazement of the lake in the wonderland. Sheosar Lake is one of its kind, with the highest lake in the world, almost 13,589 ft above sea level. Furthermore, snowcapped mountains surrounded the deep blue water of the lake with lush green ground and immense Nanga Parbat at the back. However, there is a large variety of unique flora and fauna. To fully enjoy the magnificent colors of nature at the lake, tourists love to visit in spring as the lake is frozen in wild winters, and the temperature is so unpredictable.
It is located in the blue gem of Pakistan, Neelum Valley, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. It is an alpine glacial lake at an altitude of 12,130 ft. Lake is accessible through Dowarian, a village of Neelum Valley well known for its scenic beauty. One cannot miss a single sight of the mesmerizing lake, as the water is so unique that it does not reflect the surroundings. The area is so humble and full of tranquility people can trek to reach the most fantastic place of Neelum Valley.
The picturesque Attabad Lake falls in the Gojal Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, well known for its immense beauty and vastness, with a length of 13 miles and a depth of 358 feet. Since the lake was formed, the only means of crossing was loading vehicles onto wooden boats as there was no bridge over it. The crystal turquoise water makes anyone spellbound within the gigantic mountains of Karakoram. The colors and charm of the spring season are awe-inspiring, attracting many tourists annually.
Yet another new lake in Skardu, the depth and total elevation is still undiscovered. But the beauty and charm of Katpana lake are unforgettable to whosoever visits the lake. The lake falls in the wonderland Katpana village Deosai, within the cold desert. The dawn and dusk over the lake bewitch the visitors; it is almost 4km away from the central city of Skardu. An extensive range of trees alongside the lake gives more amazement to the view.
It is considered a unique teardrop-shaped lake in the Manoor Valley of Kaghan. It is a high-altitude lake adjacent to Malika Parbat in the whole valley. It takes seven to nine hours a trek for a round trip from Lake Saif-ul-Malook to Ansoo Lake. Almost the entire area is covered with snow throughout the year because of the highest altitude. There are two routes to the lake, one is from Lake Saif ul Malook and the second is from Manoor Village. There is no proper place to stay there, but it is a magnificent piece for nature lovers.
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