The lake is situated near the Base Camp of Eye catching & Snow Covered Mountain called Malika Parbat. Height of this lake is 4,245 meters (13,927 ft.) over the ocean level. At the time of Kashmir Earthquake (2005), this lake's beauty was also damaged. Despite everything it stays a standout amongst the most fascinating sights to find in the northern parts of Pakistan.
Best time to visit that lake is in between June-September in which Hikers will face less of snow.
- Trek of Ansoo Lake is mentioned as one of the toughest and adventurous trek in Pakistan, So be prepared for one.
- Do not go alone, have a experienced guide to start with.
- Do not cross river with shoes otherwise you will have a problem in hiking afterwards with wet shoes.
- Climate is always unexpected there, do not forget to take jackets and Raincoat.
- Oxygen level is low, so take rest if get tired.
- Never ever try to spend a night on Ansoo Lake because of the surface and sudden climate changes.
There are two trekking routes for Ansoo Lake, Both routes have their own beauty.
Route 01 (Ansoo Lake)
Reach Naran City and have some rest there. Book a jeep for next day which is highly recommended and ask him to be ready before 5.am. Spend 1st night in Naran City.
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There starts a steep hike which is tiring and beautiful at the same time.
1st of all hikers will cover the slippery mountain, than there will be test of shoes on Rocks which are nightmares too. Completion time is around 5-6 hours i.e. around 1-1:30pm. If lucky enough, than the Lake will be visible for more than 5 minutes. Do not spend more than an hour on Ansoo Lake so that you can reach back to Lake Saif ul Maluk easily. The Trek is quite fast if guys are coming back so it will easily be completed it in 3-4 hours. Time will be around 5:30-6pm, and jeeps are easily available for Naran city (in case team don’t have any plan to spend night on Lake Saif ul Maluk).
Route 02 (Ansoo Lake)
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