Saturday, August 12, 2017

Handarap Lake


Handarap Lake is a high altitude water reservoir situated in the Shandur Valley in Ghizer, the westernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost part of Pakistan. The lake is an important source of fresh water and also a tourist attraction. It houses trout originating in the rivers.

Handarap Lake is located in Handarap Nallah, in the Golaghmuli or Shandur Valley of Ghizer District, in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Its estimated elevation is 3285 metres or 10777.6 ft above sea level.

The lake is reached by taking the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Gilgit, then continuing west on the Gilgit-Chitral road towards Shandur. The final leg of the journey is a four-hour hike from the village of Golaghmuli, where lodging is available. The path is inaccessible to bicycles.

Handarap Lake is surrounded by snow-covered mountains in a variety of shapes including conical and cylindrical.

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