The Kachura Lake Skardu are three freshwater lakes located in the Indus River basin of Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake. Furthermore Lower lake is commonly known as Shangrila Lake Skardu and is within a tourist resort named Shangrila Resort outside the town of Skardu. An another lake Zambakha Lake is in the small village Zambakha adjacent to Shangri-la. The lakes are in the Karakoram mountain range of the western Himalayas, the greater Kashmir region, and in the Indus River basin.

Upper Kachura Lake:

Upper Kachura Lake Sitting at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,200 ft) draws visitors to its clear water and mountain vistas.
The beauty of the Upper Kachura Lake is amazing. Mostly unexplored by travelers, due to lack of infrastructure owing to its rough terrain. The area has a rich flora of the Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests ecoregion, and also known for its wild apricot – Prunus armeniaca orchards.

Nature of lake :

Upper Kachura is Located amongst lush trees of conifer and apricot. The lake is about 70 metres deep and filled with clear blue water. It is a charming and peaceful place, surrounded by majestic and imposing Himalayan mountains on all sides. An average summer water temperature of 15C (59F) might make the lake too cold for swimming, but trekking and fishing are prime activities. The lake reaches a depth of 70 m (230 ft).

Lower Kachura lake :

Lower Kachura lake itself is in the middle of the resort. It is small but deep, and there are boat rides around it which offer great opportunities for photography. This lake has vibrant hotels and restaurants serving local cuisine in its surrounding. As well as attractions like the Orient Skyline airplane. Which is now converted into a café outside the resort.

Location :

They are about a half-hour drive from Skardu’s city centre, and twenty minutes away from the airport.
we caught sight of the mighty Indus river, coursing form the mountains in all its bluish-green splendor.

Activities at Kachura Lake Skardu :

Activities here include a boat ride around the lake, swimming, fishing. Also a casual walk around the surrounding village areas.
The locals are soo helpful and are used to seeing tourists. But for women, it is recommend to keep a headscarf.

Hotel and other Facilities at Kachura Lake Skardu :

Different type of Hotels and Resturants available here. In addition peoples here are soo freindly and helpful.