Upper Kachura Lake

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Upper Kachura Lake is of clear water and has a depth of 70 metres. In summer it has a temperature of 15 °C. In winter the surface is frozen solid. The upper Indus River flows nearby at a lower elevation. The beauty of the Upper Kachura Lake is almost untampered and mostly unexplored by travelers, due to lack of infrastructure owing to its rough terrain. One can enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountains and can enjoy the trout fishing, hiking and mountaineering of the Western Himalayas.


Getting There

Upper Kachura Lake is at a distance of abut half hour drive from the Skardu City. 4x4 Jeeps are recommended for this journey. Remains accessible in summers only. In winters it almost takes two hours to get to the lake from Gilgit Skardu Road.

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