Sheosar Lake

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Sheosar Lake
شاؤسر جھیل
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Sheosar Lake is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Sheosar Lake
Sheosar Lake
Sheosar Lake is located in Pakistan
Sheosar Lake
Sheosar Lake
LocationDeosai Plains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
(Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe)
Coordinates34°59′29″N 75°14′12″E / 34.99139°N 75.23667°E / 34.99139; 75.23667Coordinates: 34°59′29″N 75°14′12″E / 34.99139°N 75.23667°E / 34.99139; 75.23667
EtymologySheosar Lake means 'Blind Lake' in Shina language, as Sheo means 'Andhi' (Blind) and Sar means 'Lake'.[1]
Basin countries Pakistan
Max. length2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi)[2]
Max. width1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[2]
Average depth40 metres (130 ft)[2]
Surface elevation4,142 metres (13,589 ft)[2]
SettlementsSkardu

Sheosar Lake (Urdu: شاؤسر جھیل‬) (also called Shausar Lake) is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. It is located at the height of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft).[3]

Routes to the Lake[edit]

The lake is accessible through two routes. One is via Skardu and the other via Astore District.The road through Skardu can be covered by jeep in few hours, however, if trekked, it can take 2 days time.Second route is from Astore District. From main Astore town, it takes about 4 hours' jeep travel through a semi-metal road to reach Chilm, the last residential area adjacent to the plains.

Climate[edit]

Between the months of November to May the area of Deosai is snow bound. During spring, the surrounding area is covered with wide variety of flowers and butterflies.[citation needed] Most visitors come to the lake are in summer between June to early September.[4]

Sheosar Lake is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. It is located at the height of 4,142 metres.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Syed Mehdi Bukhari (27 April 2015). "Deosai Plains: Welcome to surreal Pakistan". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sheosar Lake – North Pakistan | Northern Areas of Pakistan". northpakistan.com. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Sheosar Height, Length and Width". Worldfortravel.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.northpakistan.com/lakes/sheosar-lake/

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