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
Location Deosai Plains, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
(Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe)
Coordinates 34°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
Etymology Sheosar Lake means 'Blind Lake' in Shina language, as Sheo means 'Andhi' (Blind) and Sar means 'Lake'.[1]
Basin countries  Pakistan
Max. length 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi)[2]
Max. width 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[2]
Average depth 40 metres (130 ft)[2]
Surface elevation 4,142 metres (13,589 ft)[2]
Settlements Skardu

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

Routes to the Lake[edit]

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

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 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.[3]

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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. ^ http://www.northpakistan.com/lakes/sheosar-lake/

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