LIST OF TOP FAMOUS LAKES IN PAKISTAN

0
(0)

1- SAIF UL MALOOK LAKE

Location: Kaghan Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Saif ul Malook (Urdu: is a mountainous lake )جھیل سیف الملوک located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran in the Saif ul Malook National Park. The lake is a source of the Kunhar river. At an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level, the lake is located above the tree line, and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.

»Coordinates.     34.876957°N          73.694485°E
»Lake type.  Alpine, Glacial lake

»Primary inflows.   Glacial water

LOCATION:
Saif ul Malook is located in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) north of Naran, in the northern part of Kaghan Valley.

2- SHANDUR LAKE

Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Shandur Lake (Urdu:شندور) lies in Shandur Valley which is located in a high mountain pass. Chitral and Gilgit are accessible via Shandur Pass. This lake is also one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. Surroundings of Shandur Lake has a flat grassy land. Shandur Valley is also home to the World’s Highest Polo Ground. Shandur Polo Festival is famous around the world. The locals observe this beautiful festival every year from 7th to 9th of July.

Location: Shandur Polo festival:

During the annual ‘Shandur Polo Festival,’ there are polo matches played in Shandur Polo Ground on Shandur Top, between the local teams of Gilgit-Baltistan and KPK. Approximately seven matches are played in the three days of the festival usually held on July 7th to 9th every year. The final match is played on July 9th between Teams A of Gilgit and Chitral.

 

Location:


Shandur Pass connects Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

 

3- RAWAL LAKE

Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake (Urdu جھیل راول) in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km2. Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dam. Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Village Malpur, Bani Gala and Margalla Hills National Park.

Fishery

There are 15 fish species belonging to 11 genera that are present in Rawal Lake. The fish species in Rawal lake and its tributaries include: Doula (Channa channa), Rahu (Labeorohita), Thaila (Catla catla), Mori (Cirrhinus mrigala), Carp fish (Cyprinus carpio) and Talapia (Tilapia mossambica).

4- DUDIPATSAR LAKE

> Dudipatsar Lake

Dudipatsar Lake (Urdu: دودی پت سر جھیل) also known as Dudipat Lake, is a lake encircled by snow clad peaks in Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park. The lake lies in the north end of the Kaghan Valley, in the Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in northern Pakistan.

> Geography

The lake’s water is greenish blue hue and very cold, at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,500 ft). The surrounding mountains, with snow patches in the shady dales, average around 4,800 metres (15,700 ft) in elevation. Their natural habitat is in the Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion.

Lulusar Lake, also in the park, is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. Saiful Muluk National Park, with Saif ul Maluk Lake, is adjacent in the 150 kilometres (93 mi) long Kaghan Valley region and together the parks protect 88,000 hectares (220,000 acres).

 

5- ATTABAD LAKE

> Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake (Urdu:عطا آباد جھیل), is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit- Baltistan offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing and other recreational activities.

> Formation

The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad Village in Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 14 kilometres (9 mi) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on 4 January 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 peoples from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000, and inundated over 19 kilometres (12 mi) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake reached 21 kilometres (13 mi) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit.

6- KARAMBAR LAKE

Karambar Lake (Urdu: کرمبر جھیل) also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high altitude lake located in the extreme north of Broghil, a valley in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. It is the 33rd highest lake in the world and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth.

> HYDROLOGY

The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi), width is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and, average depth is 52 meters (171 ft).

LOCATION
The lake is located in the extreme north of Broghil, a valley in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *