Sheosar Lake

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Sheosar Lake
Sheosar Lake1.jpg
Location Deosai Plains, Gilgit-Baltistan
Coordinates 34°59′30.35″N 75°14′43.42″E / 34.9917639°N 75.2453944°E / 34.9917639; 75.2453944Coordinates: 34°59′30.35″N 75°14′43.42″E / 34.9917639°N 75.2453944°E / 34.9917639; 75.2453944
Basin countries Pakistan
Max. length 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Max. width 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)
Average depth 40 metres (130 ft)
Surface elevation 4,142 metres (13,589 ft)
Settlements Skardu
Website http://www.skardu.pk

Sheosar Lake (Urdu: شاؤسر جھیل) (also called Shausar Lake) is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan.

The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft) in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe. Its approximate length is 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi), width 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi), and average depth is 40 metres (130 ft).

Meanings in Local Language (Shina)[edit]

The Deosai National Park is located in the Skardu, Pakistan at 13497 ft from sea Level . Deosai means 'the land of Giants'. Deosai Plateau is the second highest plateau in the world after the Chang Tang in Tibet. In Balti language, Deosai is called Byarsa meaning 'summer place'. Under my eyes the lake is called 'Shoesar Lake' from Shina Language it means 'Blind Lake'.

Sheosar Lake means 'Blind Lake', as 'Sheo' in Shina Language means 'Blind' and 'Sar' means 'Lake'.[1]

Routes to the Lake[edit]

The lake is accessible through two routes. One is via Skardu and the other via Astore District.[2]

Skardu Route[edit]

The road through Skardu can be covered by jeep in few hours, however, if trekked, it can take 2 days time.

Astore Route[edit]

Second route is from Astore District. From main Astore town, it takes about 4 hours' jeep travel through a semi-metal road to reach Chilim, the last residential area adjacent to the plains.

Best Time to Visit[edit]

Between the months of November to May the whole area of Deosai is snow bound. However, the area has much natural beauty during Spring and Summer Season. During spring, the whole surrounding gets covered with wide variety of colorful flowers and butterflies. The best time of visiting this beautiful lake is in summer between June to early September.[3]

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The Deosai National Park is located in the Skardu, Pakistan at 13497 ft from sea Level . Deosai means 'the land of Giants'. Deosai Plateau is the second highest plateau in the world after the Chang Tang in Tibet. In Balti language, Deosai is called Byarsa meaning 'summer place'. Under my eyes the lake is called 'Shoesar Lake' from Shina Language it means 'Blind Lake'.
Panoramic view of Sheosar Lake - Deosai Plateau

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