Rush Lake

Highest Alpine Lake

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Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peaka at an altitude of 4,694 meters. Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), which are in the Nagar valley. Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached via Nagar and Hopar and via the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, which rises from Miar and Phuparash peaks. The trek to Rush Lake provides spectacular views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar. In winters Rush lake's water freeze. The whole area become white and gives spectacular views that is beyond in description.


Getting There

The trek to Rush Lake can be reached without the need for a long and difficult climb. The treks provides some of most amazing mountains views on earth. The trek to Rush Lake provides magnificent and wonderful views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar. Crossing glaciers, meadows and terraced fields of Karakoram mountains comes Rush Lake. Rush Lake offers beautiful view with crystal clear water, surrounded by lush green slopes full of wild flowers and peaks as high as 7000 meters. Its a 7 day trip from Karimabad (Capital of Hunza Valley). Day 01: Karimabad-Hopar: Drive from Karimabad to Hopar. Day 02: Hopar-Shiskin: It is a hot walk so keep your water bottles full. First you have to cross Hoper glacier, then continue track along the lateral moraine (a mass of rocks) for about an hour and arrive at Shiskin. Day 03: Shiskin-Barpu Giram: Trek over a stony and hot gully leads to Barpu glacier, then crossing Barpu glacier is bit steep and takes almost an hour or two. Day 04: Barpu Giram-Rush Lake: It is an easy zigzag path; at the top of this path one can have extensive views of high mountains like Lupghar, Momhil, Trivor and Bullarang. Day 05: Rush Lake Rest Day: A free day at Rush Lake; one can climb Rush Peak. It is an easy walk for superb views of Hispar Gorge and a 360 degree panorama of Golden Peak, Miar, all of Hunza with Ultar and Passu Peak, all of Nagar and mountains to the north of Hispar. Day 06 : Trek Rush Lake/Gutens (3/4 hrs) Day 07 : Trek Gutens/Hopar (4/5 hrs) Walk down to Hopar and later drive to Hunza by jeeps.

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