About 32 km (20 miles) from Skardu, 2 hours by jeep, lie the shimmering waters of the Kachura Lake. In the springtime, its banks are adorned by a multitude of colorful flowers, while the trees are laden with peach, apricot and apple blossoms. The lake offers great opportunities for trout fishing. The shimmering waters of the Kachura Lake present a unique look which is worth seeing and capturing. In spring, its banks are adorned by a multitude of colorful flowers, while the trees are laden with peach, apricot & apple blossoms. The lake offers great opportunities for trout fishing.
At 8 km (5 miles) south of Skardu, 20 minutes drive by jeep, lies the Satpara Lake. Surrounded by high glacial mountains, this lake has an island in the middle of its clear waters, which can be reached by boat. The lake is considered ideal for fishing. In the lap of gorgeous mountains and glaciers, a number of lakes can be found all over the District. These lakes offer opportunities for fishing, boating, and sightseeing. Some of the lakes are very famous for trout fish while many of these are home to wild birds traveling from Siberia. One of the famous places in Skardu is Satpara Lake where Satpara dam is being constructed. Surrounded by high glaciers and mountains, this lake has an Island in the middle of its clear water, which can be reached by boat.
Upper Kachura Lake:
It is ten KM upward of Main Kachura Lake. It is jeep road but a car can also be driven on this path. It is a private lake and you can do boating in it. But be careful while you are boating.
Lower Kachura Lake:
The Lower Kachura
or most commonly known as the Shangrila which means “Heaven on Earth” is a one of a kind resort located at about 20 minutes drive from Skardu. The Resort was established by the late Brig Muhammad Aslam Khan who was the first Commander of the Northern Scouts Army. The Resort is famous for attracting a huge variety of local and international tourists. The lower Kachura lake is surrounded by the Shangrila Resort with almost 70 swiss cottages facing the lake makes the place totally mesmerizing. The resort offers a variety of services to accommodate the tourists e.g pick n drop to airports, sports facilities etc.
Naqposo and Jarbaso are other lakes of the region.
Sheosar mean Blind Lake. It is located on the roof of world Deosai
. As there is no way for in stream and out stream of water for this lake that is why it is called the blind lake. It is very near to chachur top. It can be reached through Skardu via Ali Malik Pass as well as via Chilim, Astore using chachur top. This lake is an ideal picnic stop in this region.
It is situated at the junction of Biafo and Hisper Glacier. It is basically a snow covered lake which is totally frozen throughout the year. One can access it via Askole.After one day trek from Askole towards K2 Base camp
, on the base of Biafo and Concordia glaciers, turn towards biafo glacier and five days trek will lead you to Snow Lake. Very high mountains are around this lake.