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Handarap Lake

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Type  lake, reservoir
Basin countries  Pakistan
Surface area  44 acres (18 ha)
Max width  754 m
Primary inflow  Ghizer River
Primary inflows  Ghizer River
Max. length  1 kilometre (3,300 ft)
Length  1,000 m
Area  18 ha
Settlement  Golaghmuli Valley

Location  Koh-i-Ghizer, Ghizer District, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan

Handarap Lake (Urdu: ہندارپ جھیل‎, Khowar:شونجو چھت) 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.

Location

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.

References

Handarap Lake Wikipedia


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