Khukush Langar (Baha) Lake

Baha Lake
Baha Khukush (Langar) Lake
Baha Lake
Location in Pakistan
Location Koh-i-Ghizer, Ghizer District, Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan
Coordinates 35°59′44″N 72°36′42″E / 35.9956029°N 72.6116242°E / 35.9956029; 72.6116242Coordinates: 35°59′44″N 72°36′42″E / 35.9956029°N 72.6116242°E / 35.9956029; 72.6116242
Type Subglacial lake, reservoir
Primary inflows Ghizer River
Basin countries Pakistan
Max. length 5 kilometres (16,000 ft)
Max. width 0.754 kilometres (2,470 ft)
Surface area 240 acres (97 ha)
Max. depth 240 feet
Frozen November to April
Settlements Phander

Baha Lake (Urdu: باہا جھیل, Khowar: باہو چھت) is situated in Shandur Valley Tehsil Gupis of Ghizer District, Ghizer District, the westernmost part of the Northern Areas and northernmost territory of Pakistan. This lake is an important source of fresh water with full of Trout fishes. Baha Lake is a mysterious lake in Pakistan.


Baha Lake is located in Koh-i-Ghizer of District Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 3622 metres (11883.2 feet). Its direction is from North to South. To reach in Baha Lake, a person must take the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Gilgit. And then take Gilgit-Chitral road west from Gilgit, and then continue his journey straight towards Chitral. When it comes in Langar, the main road goes toward Shandur and on the Left Hand Side to south direction, Khukush Nallah Starts.[1] One cannot take any bike or bicycle as there are bothering trek road to reach Baha Lake. It takes 2 hours from Langar to reach at Baha Lake. A person, after crossing many difficult treks, suddenly reaches at Baha Lake, he never believe that such a beautiful place is located in Pakistan.

Physical Appearance

Baha Lake has a spectacular natural beauty. Its color is as blue as sky has. It is the longest natural lake in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is 5 kilometers in length and 750 meters in width. Its not an easy job for a person to complete a trip round the lake. Apparently, it is a dangerous lake, however it is not so.[2]

At the night time, it is clearly heard that there comes a sound of bang from the lake. Visitors get afraid of it but it is a natural phenomenon. Which might be the crash of stones inside the lake, or the sound of huge Trout fishes living in the lake.

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