Lakes and Nature in Pakistan
In Pakistan you will find amazing scenery, beautiful lakes and stunning mountain ranges as well as lovely wine regions and national parks protecting diverse landscapes. In the summer, Pakistan has plenty of beautiful lakes to cool off.
Lakes to Refresh Yourself
Attabad Lake, Gojal Valley, also known as Gojal Lake, is a lake in Gojal created in January 2010 by a landslide dam. Since the lake was formed the only means of crossing was by loading vehicles onto wooden boats. This changed when a road tunnel was built and it opened for traffic in September 2015.
The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gojal Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles upstream of Karimabad that occurred on 4 January 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months.
Ratti Gali Lake
The Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake which is located in Neelum Valley, Pakistan Administered Kashmir at an altitude of 12,130 feet (3,700 m). The lake is fed by the surrounding glacier waters of the mountains.The lake is accessible from Dowarian by an unmetalled 19 kilometers (12 mi) road cum hiking trek through breath-taking sites. Dowarian is the base camp to this lake. From Dawarian it takes almost Two and half hour to reach base camp at Domail. From that point it’s preferable to get horses , as the tracking is too much steep.
Chitta Katha Lake
Chitta Katha Lake is located in Shounter valley, Azad Kashmir at the elevation of 13,500 feet (4,100 m). Chitta Katha means White Stream; it is the local name of the stream coming down from the Hari Parbat originating from the lake called Chitta Katha Sar or lake of the Mount Hari parbat. This Mountain is sacred for some people who relate it to Lord Shiva and consider it abode of the Lord and identify it as Kailash. The lake is accessible from Kel by a 20 kilometers (12 mi) jeep track and then 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) hiking trek. Kel is the base camp to this lake.
Dudipatsar Lake or Dudipat Lake is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. The lake lies in the extreme north of the Kaghan Valley, in the Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in northern Pakistan. The word “dudi” means white, “pat” means mountains and “sar” means lake. This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow on surrounding peaks. In summer the water of the lake reflects like a mirror. The lake’s water is a beautiful greenish blue hue and very cold, at an elevation of 12,500 ft.
Saif Ul Malook Lake
Saiful Muluk is a mountainous lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran. It is in the north east of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan and feeds water to Kunhar river. At an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level, it is well above the tree line, and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. Malika Parbat, the highest peak in the valley is near the lake. The lake is accessible from the nearby town of Naran during the summer season but access during winter is limited.
Naltar Blue Lake
Naltar valley is located in the heart of Karakoram in Gilgit Baltistan region. Gilgit Baltistan has more than 2000 lakes. In fact Gilgit Baltistan has the largest fresh water reservoirs on the planet. Naltar lakes are one of them. Naltar valley is famous for its greenery, forests and beautiful lakes. Besides lakes Naltar is famous for ski resort. Pakistan Air force PAF has installed ski chairlift at Naltar Ski resort. Naltar lakes are colorful, crystal clear and have lush green surroundings. Naltar lakes are famous for their azure, emerald and aquamarine color of water.