9 beautiful lakes in Pakistan

Published: November 12, 2015
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We look at nine of the most beautiful lakes across the country. PHOTO: amazingplacesonearth.com

We look at nine of the most beautiful lakes across the country. PHOTO: amazingplacesonearth.com

Pakistan won’t always be on the top of a traveler’s list and it’s a shame that the country doesn’t attract much tourism. However, a recent trip by Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton shows that the country has a lot to offer.

Pakistan is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world and we look at nine of the most beautiful lakes across the country.

1. Satpara Lake

With close proximity to Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Satpara Lake is surrounded by mountains and fed by the Satpara stream.

PHOTO: MOIN KHAN- ADIFFERENTAGENDA

2. Naltar Lake

The breathtaking Naltar Lake also known as the ‘Bashkiri Lake’ is also situated in Gilgit-Baltistan.

PHOTO: MARYAM ZAIDI

3. Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is also known as the Gojal Lake and is situated in Hunza’s Gojal Valley.

PHOTO: MOIN KHAN – ADIFFERENTAGENDA

4. Rainbow Lake, Domal

The Rainbow Lake is a serene lake located in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Minimarg area.

5. Lake Saiful Muluk

This lake is nothing short of breath-taking. Located at the northern end of Kaghan Valley, near Naran, the lake attracts tourists all year round.

PHOTO: DEFENCE.PK

6. Upper Kachura

There are two main lakes in the Skardu district of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Upper Kachura and Lower Kachura.

The Upper Kachura Lake is the most unexplored by tourists.

PHOTO: SUMMIT POST

7. Lower Kachura

Lower Kachura Lake is the more visited out of the two, with tourists visiting all year round.

PHOTO: FLICKR

8. Handrab Lake

Handrab Lake is located in Gilgit-Baltistan and is over 10,000 feet above sea level.

PHOTO: USMAN BUKHARI

9. Sheosar Lake, Deosai Plains

Sheosar Lake is located in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan. The lake is accessible through two routes, Skardu and Astore District.

PHOTO: TOURISMINPAKISTAN

 

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Reader Comments (8)

  • AB
    Nov 12, 2015 - 5:48PM

    SubhanAllah – our country is so blessed with natural beauty. Hope that one day our own people appreciate and admire the beauty of their own land.Recommend

  • SNKN
    Nov 12, 2015 - 7:59PM

    As beautiful and gorgeous as Pakistan is, it is also a reminder how kind Allah has been to this country … All the signs of Allah’s blessings are there! The citizens need to take care of this blessing…Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Nov 12, 2015 - 8:14PM

    Surprised you missed Hannah Lake Quetta Recommend

  • HZ
    Nov 12, 2015 - 9:03PM

    Simply Beautiful! I wasn’t even aware of some of these lakes are in our country.Recommend

  • US CENTCOM
    Nov 12, 2015 - 9:11PM

    Truly amazing!

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  • MAK
    Nov 13, 2015 - 1:33AM

    Surprised you missed Rawal LakeRecommend

  • shaukat ali
    Nov 13, 2015 - 3:26AM

    All these lakes are beautiful and I have been to alteast half of these. However the problem is once you have travelled a little in the world, you realize that these lakes are just small ponds by international standards, not even regular size ponds. These lakes would call for a nice picnic spot, maybe a day relaxing in a rest house but thats it, there’s not to do besides taking a few photos. Not much to explore or to do in these small lakes, but beautiful scenery nevertheless.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Nov 13, 2015 - 7:16PM

    The last pic my friend, is not Sheosar, its a small pond on Paya meadows. In the back makra peak is clearly visible.Recommend

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