Karambar Lake

May 9, 2020
Lakes, Treks

Elevation: 4272 Meters

Location: Broghil Valley

Time: 2 Days Hiking

Accessibility: May to Oct


Karambar Lake (Urdu: کرمبر جھیل‎), also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high altitude lake located in the extreme north of Broghil, a valley in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. It is the 33rd highest lake in the world and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth. The lake is also known as Qurumbar lake in some references and alternately is spelled as Karomber or Karamber.

The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi), width is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) and, average depth is 52 meters (171 ft). Karambar Lake is the deepest lake in the valley with a maximum and mean depth of 55m and 17.08m respectively and is spread over a surface area of 263.44 hectares (2,634,400 m2) and discharges into Karambar valley of Boroghil and then into Immit Ishkoman of District Ghizer. Water clarity level is 13.75 (Secchi Disc Reading), which is the highest value ever recorded in the literature of lakes in Pakistan.


1 – Islamabad to Mastuj

Both public and personal transports can be used.

2 – Mastuj to Ishkarwaz

(Jeep Track)

3 – Ishkarwaz to Showrsheer

(1 Day Trekking)


3 – Showrsheer to Karambar Lake

(1 Day Trekking)


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