The Wild Road to Sheosar Lake in Pakistan
Sheosar Lake is an alpine lake at an elevation of 4.158m (13,641ft) above the sea level, located in the Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. It’s one of the highest lakes in the world.
Tucked away in the northern part of the country, the road to the lake, also known as the Shausar or Blind lake, is mostly unpaved. It’s called Deosai Park Road. The road is 84km (52 miles) long, running north-south from Skardu to Astore Valley Road. A 4x4 vehicle is required.
Located in the Deosai Plains, the second highest plateau in the world, after the adjoining Tibetan Plateau, between the ridge of the Himalayas and Karakoram, the road is accessible only in summers, the heart shaped lake is reported to be 2.3 km long, 1.8 km wide, and an average depth of 40 meters.
Located in the western part of Deosai National Park, the road is usually impassable in winters. Considered as one of the highest elevated lakes in the world, the lake remains frozen from November to May.
Pic: Hassan Raza