Upper Kachura Lake

The Kachura Lakes  are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,two hundred feet) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake. The latter is also known as Shangrila Lake and is within a traveller motel named Shangrila Resort out of doors the city of Skardu. The lakes are within the Karakoram mountain variety of the western Himalayas, the extra Kashmir region, and in the Indus River basin.

Upper Kachura Lake

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Upper Kachura Lake is of clear water and has a intensity of 70 metres (230 ft). In summer time it has a temperature of 15 °C (59 °F). In iciness the surface is frozen solid. The top Indus River flows close by at a decrease elevation.

The beauty of the Upper Kachura Lake is almost untampered and typically unexplored by means of vacationers, because of loss of infrastructure because of its difficult terrain The location has a wealthy flora of the Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests ecoregion, and additionally acknowledged for its wild apricot – Prunus armeniaca orchards. Recreation sports at Upper Kachura Lake encompass trekking, trout fishing, and Himalaya mountaineering.

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