Amazing Sheosar Lake, Gilgit

It is Also Known As Blind Lake. In Shina Language Sheosar Lake means Blind Lake, as Sheo means ‘Blind’ and ‘Sar’ means ‘Lake’ Sheosar Lake (which is also called Shausar Lake, Blind Lake). Sheosar Lake is a lake situated in Deosai National Park, in Gilgit-Baltistan province of northern Pakistan. Deosai is world’s second highest plateau with an average height of 4,000 meters above the sea level.


Sheosar Lake have Crystal clear water and small lush green mountains surrounding is best camping spot The lake is at an elevation of 4,142 meters (13,589 ft) in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe. Its approximate length is 2.3 kilometers (1.4 mi), width 1.8 kilometers (1.1 mi), and average depth is 40 meters (130 ft).

Location, Area & Surrounding:

Deosai Sheosar lake is situated in Balitistan region of Northern Pakistan. Its beautiful waters and natural surroundings make the visit unforgettable. Sheosar Lake have Crystal naturally clear water make it beautiful, also a Green mountains nearby Increases its Beauty.

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One of the most beautiful places on Deosai Plains is the beautiful and spells bounding Sheosar Lake. Deosai Sheosar Lake is a point over the top of a mountain towards the Astore Valley.

Importance and Specification:

Deosai is world’s second highest plateau with an average altitude of 4,000 meters above the sea level, Deosai has been given the status of national park. In Balitistan region of Northern Pakistan Deosai is the most wonderful area of land situated.

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Routes to the Lake:

  1. Skardu Route
  2. Astore Route

The road through Skardu can be covered by jeep in few hours and if trekked it can take 2 days time. From the Astore through chilum comes this lake before going to the Deosai. The mighty Himalaya Mountains are visible all around the area with magnificent heights and endless beauty.

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Sheosar Lake is falls in Deosai Plateau, Worlds second highest plateau after Chang Tang. It looks like a magical land with mysterious beauty. Chilam valley lies nearby. The plateau is positioned at the border of Karakorum and the western Himalaya.

Apart from these attractions, Skardu is famous for its lakes. There are 3 lakes in and around Skardu. All these lakes are naturally beautiful and they attract many visitors and tourists.

Beauty And Speciality:

The rare species of Brown Bear is present in the area. The lake is one of the main attractions of the Deosai Plains. The lake is filled with fish and looks beautiful in the sunny days. The tourists experience peace under the clear blue skies of Deosai. There are no trees so in order to make fire carry wood and light gloves or any insect repellant.

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The area is full of natural beauty especially in spring. The whole surroundings get covered with wide variety of colorful flowers and butterflies. Between the months of November to May the whole area of Deosai is snow bound.

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