Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan

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Pakistan is a land full of surprises. It would be fair to say that the country has few of the best tourist locations in the world.

The exquisite mountainous range of North to the cultivated lands of Punjab and even in the heat of South, Pakistan is a treat for the sore eyes.

If you are interested to wander around the country then its mesmerizing lakes are a perfect place to start your tour and to assist you in that, this list of top 45 lakes will help you see truly see Pakistan with all its beauty.

1. Saiful Muluk:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Saiful Muluk

The land of fairies is the most popular destination in the whole country as people from around the world travel to the Naran kaghan Valley and witness this lake of fairies.

2. Attabad Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Attabad Lake

Heading up to extreme North near Hunza, this lake is situated between two mountains and was formed because of a melting glacier.

3. Borith Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Borith Lake

Borith is a lake in Gulmit, Hunza Valley in Gilgit–Baltistan. Borith is a hamlet in the surroundings of the Borith Lake to the northwest of Husseini, a village near Gulmit, Gojal, in the upper Hunza.

It is one unique place to be at and the taste of water also justifies the point. It is extremely salty in taste but the surroundings are definitely according to what we all desire.

4. Ghanche Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Ghanche Lake

The water of Ghanche is the purest. It is even supplied to the locals living in the Khaplu village, Gilgit Baltistan.

5. Handarap Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Handarap Lake

Formerly also known as Shandoor lake another lake that adds more beauty to North is Handarap in Ghizer valley.

6. Hrkolong Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Hrkolong Lake

Khaplu valley of Gilgit Baltistan has a lot of monuments, guest houses and tourist attractions to tempt you but this lake stands as an epitome of natural beauty found in the region.

7. Paristan Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Paristan Lake

A lake surrounded by peaky white mountains, amazing right? If you want to witness this in real then head up to Skardu.

8. Karambar Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Karambar Lake

The Karambar lake is at 4,272 m above sea level and considering it adventurers love to explore this area.

9. Katpanah Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Katpanah Lake

Katpanah lake is another gem in the Katpanah valley which is at considerate height of 2,190 m above sea level.

10. Naltar Lakes:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Naltar Lakes

Throughout the Naltar Valley, you will find these amazing triplet lakes which are an example of their own, with surrounding beauty.

11. Lower Kachura Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Lower Kachura Lake

A lake which is known for crystal clear water, variety of flowers and beautiful guesthouses, Lower Kachura, at just 20 mins away from Skardu, surely gives a glimpse of heaven.

12. Rama Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Rama Lake

Gilgit Baltistan has the best natural wonders in Pakistan and Rama Lake is the part of that list. The oak trees surrounding the lake will make you fall in love with God’s art, all over again.

13. Rush Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Rush Lake

Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, near Rush Pari Peak. At 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world.

14. Satpara Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Satpara Lake

Satpara lake is an integral part of Skardu as people find it as a source of their daily water supply and fortunately they get the best quality of water to be found anywhere in Pakistan.

15. Sheosar lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Sheosar lake

Imagine a lake right in between the beautiful lush green plains, Sheosar will definitely make you wish to live there forever.

16. Upper Kachura Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Upper Kachura Lake

The Upper Kachura lake is more commonly known for its apricot trees and what better way to enjoy them with their gardens located right across the lake.

17. Zharba Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Zharba Lake

Located in the Shigar valley of Baltistan, It is a panoramic lake which we bet would be unlike anything you have seen before.

18. Ansoo lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Ansoo Lake

A lake which only opens up in summers and looks like a teardrop. But yes, this one is also relatively high.

19. Baghsar lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Baghsar Lake

Bhagsar Lake in Bhimber District is almost half a km long. We wish boating was an option here!

20. Chitta Katha Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Chitta Katha Lake

Surreal beauty in a peaceful environment! It is one of those things that are only found in parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir, particularly at this beautiful lake.

21. Drigh Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Drigh Lake

Situated in Qamabad Shahdadkot, this has been explored in recent years but still remains as one of the most beautiful natural reservoirs in Sindh.

22. Dudipatsar lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Dudipatsar lake

Would you like to see water that is SO white accompanied with exquisite species of plants? Dudipatsar lake offers that and is situated in Kaghan valley of KPK.

23. Ganga Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Ganga Lake

Another lake that has won hearts of the visitors is located in Bagh District of Kashmir.

24. Hadero Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Hadero Lake

The water of the Hadero lake is slightly salty in nature. The lake has been declared a wildlife sanctuary.

25. Haleji lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Haleji Lake

Another lake which is a beautiful escape for people who are tired of the busy life of Karachi is Haleji Lake

26. Hanna lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Hanna Lake

Hanna Lake is an unexplored specialty of Quetta, Baluchistan, when it comes to natural wonders.

27. Kallar Kahar:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Kallar Kahar

Kallar Kahar is undoubtedly the best lake found in Punjab and together with mountainous range of Salt Mines, people get a lot of other things to enjoy here.

28. Khabikki lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Khabikki Lake

Khabikki lake is another perfect destination found near the salt range.

29. Kundol Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Kundol Lake

This is a gorgeous piece of water body in KPK which is crystal blue and gives a reflection of the surroundings, like a painting.

30. Lulusar lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Lulusar Lake

Lulusar is a tiny lake. It is located about 48 kilo-metres (30 mi) away from Naran and is accessible by any kind of vehicle.

31. Manchar lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Manchar lake

Sindh has few of the best freshwater lakes as well and this is the biggest among them.

32. Namal Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Namal Lake

This lake was artificially built near Mianwali when Namal Dam was constructed and is yet another natural spectacle.

33. Payee Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Payee Lake

Surrounded by the Makra Peak and the Malika Parbat, this lake is a tiny gorgeous piece of clear water and gives a fantastic view of KPK.

34. Pyala Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Pyala Lake

Pyala is an Urdu word meaning bowl and therefore it was given the name because the lake is also known for its bowl like shape and Kunhar River right beside it.

35. Banjosa Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Banjosa Lake

Even the artificial lakes in North are as beautiful as the natural ones as this lake resides in the Poonch Valley of Azad Kashmir.

36. Siri lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Siri Lake

Talking about the beauty of North, one cannot skip Shogran valley and its Siri Lake in KPK. Pictures or words can never describe the views of it.

37. Khanpur Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Khanpur Lake

It is relatively crowded as the lake has become extremely popular for water sports and paragliding activities in Khanpur village near the capital city Islamabad.

38. Mangla Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Mangla Lake

Another artificial reservoir created in the city of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir one can also find the Mangla Dam right at some distance from it.

39. Tarbela Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Tarbela Lake

Continuing with artificial reservoir this is accompanied by the very famous Tarbela Dam in KPK.

40. Ratti gali Lake:

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Ratti gali Lake

Right in the middle of Neelum valley AJK, this lake has the well known Dowarian as its base camp.

41. Phander Lake

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Phander Lake

Canoeing in Phander lake will make you see a world which is full of lush green fields, beautiful mountains and little bridges. It is one of the most underrated places in North as of yet.

42. Mahodand Lake

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Mahodand Lake

Up above in the Usho valley of Swat, Mahodand is an ideal spot for fishing and picnics.

43. Saral Lake

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Saral Lake

Surrounded by the snowy mountain range in Neelum Valley, Saral is worth your hike of 2 hours near Gumut National Park

44. Rawal Lake

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Rawal Lake

Right in the heart of the capital city, Islamabad, Rawal Lake is one of the most beautiful artificial reservoirs in Pakistan. With a park and so many entertainment options right beside it, it is a perfect family vacation place.

45. Ucchali Lake

Top 45 Lakes of Pakistan - Ucchali Lake

Another lake in the salt range area of Punjab is Ucchali which was basically formed because of the absence of drainage.