Blue Lake

May 11, 2020

Elevation: 3100 Meters

Location: Naltar Valley

Time: 3 Hrs Jeep Trek

Accessibility: Apr to Oct


There are six lakes in Naltar Valley known as Naltar Lakes (Urdu: نلتر‎) or Bashkiri Lakes at altitudes ranging from 3,050–3,150 meters (10,010–10,330 ft). Blue Lake is one of the six lakes, colour of water of this lake is blue. This Bashkiri Lake is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) from Upper Naltar (or the Naltar Bala). The road up to the lakes is a dirt road alongside a stream flowing down the valley. The lakes are surrounded by dense pine forests. The best time to visit the lakes is from May to October. During the winter, it becomes almost impossible to reach the lake by vehicle due to the heavy snowfall in the Naltar Valley.


1 – Islamabad to Nomal(Gilgit)

Both public and personal transports can be used.


2 – Nomal to Naltar Bala

2 Hours Jeep Trek

3 – Naltar Bala to Naltar Lakes

2 Hours Jeep Trek


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