Must Visit Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan & Hunza

Awesome Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan & Hunza

It is difficult to describe the beauty and serenity of some places on earth in a written form, because they have been so beautifully and amazingly designed by Mother Nature. The uniqueness and exquisiteness of these areas can only be experienced by actually visiting the areas and taking a closer look Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan.  Although some may consider it lunacy or madness to leave the comforts and facilities of home and suffer the bitterness of nature, for me, it is the best place to find peace and quiet and time to escape from the routine hectic and frantic lives at work and home. However, let us set off for a walk in an enchanted land where greenery inspires you, streams sing for you, and cool breezes caress your hair with their invisible fingers. List of beautiful Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan Hunza as below:

  • Sheosar Lake Baltistan
  • Attabad Lake Hunza
  • Borith Lake Hunza
  • Sadpara Lake Baltistan
  • Blind Lake Baltistan
  • Rainbow Lake Baltistan
  • Kachura Lake Baltistan
  • Phandar Lake Gilgit
  • Naltar Lake Gilgit
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Katpana Lake Baltistan
  • Rush Lake Hunza

Sheosar Lake Baltistan

While exploring the vast plains of Deosai, you will encounter the mesmerizing lake of Sheosar Lake in between the plains. The world highest lake is of its own kind with an attitude of 13,589 feet above the sea level. The deep blue water that is surrounded by the green plains of Deosai. As well as, in the backdrop you will find the killer mountains of Nanga Parbat makes a captivating view. Each season at the lake has its own charm, the frozen lake in winters while crushing various colors in summer cast a spell on the tourist. You can visit the Sheosar lake from Skardu side as well Astore side. One of the best lake in Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan

Sheosar Lake

Attabad Lake Gilgit

attabad lake hunza

Borith Lake Hunza Trek:

Borith Lake is one of the wild and fantastic lake in the lap of Upper Hunza. To witness large number of ducks from warmer parts of southern Pakistan. One should visit between the month of April to June. From Borith Lake, there is one hour hike to Ghulkin Glacier and a longer walk can lead you to Passu glacier is another attraction for tourists. Borith Lake is is located in Gojal, Upper Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith lake. Which is a part of Ghulkin, Gojal, in the upper Hunza. Residents of Ghulkin village are use the land for their irrigation purpose. They live at borith during summer time. The altitude of Borith is about 2,650 meters (8,550 feet) above the sea level.

Borith Lake Hunza

Sadpara Lake Skardu:

Another astonishing place to visit in Skardu is the Sadpara Lake that is exalted at 8650 ft. above the sea level. The melting ice of the Deosai Plains are the main source of water for the lake and the lake spread over 2.5km. There is a fairy-tale scenic island in the midpoint of the lake. The turquoise blue water of the lake is so enthralling that attracts hundreds of tourist. Moreover, they enjoy boating, fishing and roaring in freshwater. A wonderful place to testify and embrace the beauty of nature. Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan

Sadpara Lake

Blind Lake Baltistan

blind lake

Rainbow Lake Baltistan

rainbow lake

Kachura Lake Skardu

Kachura Shangrilla Lake is also known as Shangrilla Lake is located in Kachura village in Skardu city at a height of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet). Shangrilla Resort built on its bank of Kachura lake in 1983. Shangrilla was named after a book title Lost Horizon which is written “James Hilton”. Basically, it is an artificial lake and filled with the water of Upper Kachura Lake. Many resorts an hotels are operational on this lake. So, We have offered wide range of Skardu Tour Packages. Word Shangrila mean “Heaven on Earth”

Kachura Lake Skardu

Naltar Lake

There are many lakes in Naltar Valley. All are beautiful and scenic and of different colors. For more Lakes of Naltar Valley.

Naltar Lake

Phandar Lake:

It can be easily accessed both from Gilgit and Chitral. Phander Lake is among the nation’s best-known tourist spots and scenic valleys. An enchanting valley is reached from the road which winds through lush green fields and forest with a panoramic view of a rushing river and snow-capped peaks. There are all colors of nature’s magnificence here in Phandar Valley: crystal clear springs, shimmering lakes, and rivers of deep blue water. You will feel completely rejuvenated once you see this valley, and all the ardor of the trip will be erased. Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan


phandar lake

Upper Kachura Lake

The most mesmerizing lake of Skardu whose depth is almost 60 meters. It is located 20 km away from Skardu city. In summer, its temperature is almost 15 °C but in winter the weather is frozen. The beauty of the Upper Kachura Lake is almost unrestrained and mostly unsearched by tourists, because of lack of infrastructure and its rough area.

Suggested Read: Must Visit Places in Skardu

Katpana Lake

Katpana Lake Listed in some of the unexplored places of Skardu. The Katpana Lake is gaining popularity because of its enchanting beauty. The lake falls in wonderland Katpana village. Moreover, it is approximately 4km away from the main city Skardu. There is a large range of trees alongside the lake that gives more amazement to the view. If you are planning a tour to Skardu then must visit the Katpana Lake, it is one of the most ravishing lakes of Pakistan. Must check the climate of this region before visit.

Attabad Lake

It is the most renowned lake among the  four huge lakes of Hunza. It is situated in Gojal Town of Upper Hunza Valley. The lake came into being in 2010 on account of a disaster. Thousand of local and foreign tourists visit the lake and enjoy themselves every year. Moreover, Attabad lake provides the tourists a chance to enjoy boating, jet skiing, fishing and other recreational activities.

Behind this beauty there is a tragic story. On January 4, 2010, there was a huge landslide in the area where the mountain collapsed over the residents. Many died. It is this area that has since collected the water, turned into a lake and naturally got that unique blue color. It is very beautiful, but at the same time a reminder to us about the power of nature that we still can not overcome or beat. The total estimate Length of Attabad lake is 21 km and Depth 109 m.