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Borith Lake

Pakistan consists of numerous lakes which are the picturesque tourist spot. One of the famous lakes among these is Borith Lake. It is nestled in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The lake is surrounded by rural community towards the northwest Husseini a parish near Gulmit, Gojal in the upper Hunza. 2,600 m is its altitude above the sea level.  The lake is just 2km away from the north of Ghulkin; it is just about 2 km away from the north of Ghulkin, a brackish body of water containing a small hollow at an altitude of 2,500 meters. To reach the lake jeep is the ultimate source, its route is from Husseini village which is near to Ghulkin village. It is also reachable through 2-3 hour trekking route directly from Ghulkin transversely to the ending point of the Ghulkin glacier.


The place is significant shelter for wandering wildfowl. It is a must visit place for the nature lovers and bird-watchers. In Borith Lake, tourists witness a number of ducks arriving from the warmer parts of southern Pakistan. During the month of March and June, its attractiveness enhances and becomes an eye candy for all the sightseers. Amazing birds of all kinds rest here on their way to northwards to the chilled water of Central Asia. The climate of that area changes from the month of September and from September–November the demonstration happen in reverse with the commencement of winter season towards the north.

The tourist mostly prefer going with experienced tourist guide. Trekking lovers have the best opportunity to explore it as a trek of just an hour get you to the Ghulkin Glacier, tourist just simply have to follow the trekking route towards Borith Lake by the edge of the glacier, and to come back they have to follow the same route.


To make your trip more happening and audacious, fitness lovers can walk all the way through Passu Gar Glacier, which is an eye catching place for all, which crosses through both Ghulkin and Borith Lake after covering Ghulkin Glacier by the same direction there lies the Borith Bala and deserted settlement of Shahabad at the southern side of the Borith Lake. Many years ago due to the deficiency of water supply the village near the lake has changed to a desert. After reaching Passu Gar, one finds an extravagant outlook of all the icy crenellations by the side of its length. Almost 4-5 hours are required to reach from Ghulkin to Passu. Near the glacier lies a path that lead down to the Karakorum Highways and the hotel Shisper.


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