The undeniable splendor and beauty of Pakistan is renowned for the right reasons. There are beautiful landscapes and sceneries in the Northern areas of Pakistan. However, you don’t need to traverse K2 to understand nature has a strong foothold in this country, there are gorgeous lakes just you may not have known off. They’re listed below.
Lake Saif UL Muluk
This is a mountainous, glacial lake located near Naran . It has amazing large brown trouts and a diverse flora of 26 species . There is limited access to this lake in winter as it is covered in snow but is easily accessible in summer. An interesting fact about this lake is that it is one of the highest in Pakistan.
Another name for this lake is Kalri Lake . It is 18 km from Thatta, Sindh. The birds migrating in winters have made this lake their habitat. Black crowned night heron, cotton pygmy, pheasant tailed jacana are among the few birds which can be found here in winter.
Ansoo literally means a teardrop , this is so named as the lake is shaped like one. Ansoo Lake is acessible in summers only as in winter the route to it is covered in snow. It is 9 hour round trip trek from lake Saif UL Malik and 7 hour round trip trek from Manoor village . You can camp here but there is no place to stay and no population nearby either to help you. The scenic beauty on the way to lake is phenomenal. No people and a great view? Consider this my new home.
This is a newly formed lake due to a 2010 landslide. It has crystal blue water that is so refreshing to the soul of a person gazing on it from above . It is on the river Hunza in Final valley. A newly formed tunnels system at Karakoram highway is used to cross the lake, before that only wooden boats were used to cross it.
This lake is near Quetta. It is a self made reservoir constructed in 1894 during the British Era for local tribesmen. It is situated in Urak valley. There is a lake side restaurant with pine trees. Currently, it has a dead low water level due improper management. Kayaking and swimming is a quite popular in this lake.