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Upper Kachura Lake, Skardu

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Sitting at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,200 ft), Upper Kachura Lake draws visitors to its clear water and mountain vistas. 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). PutUpper Kachura Lake into our Skardu road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Nice views of Upper Kachura Lake, Can get a boat ride, different boats had different prices, I think I paid 3000 Rs for ours. A small walk from the car park, through a small cafe with a very poor... 
    Nice views of Upper Kachura Lake, Can get a boat ride, different boats had different prices, I think I paid 3000 Rs for ours. A small walk from the car park, through a small cafe with a very poor...  more »
  • The lake is extremely beautiful. Ended up doing power boating and the photography was too good. Our guide Abbas helped. 
    The lake is extremely beautiful. Ended up doing power boating and the photography was too good. Our guide Abbas helped.  more »
  • It is . The trail winds through fields.Do the boating here, you can get to see different view of it if not just sit beside the lake and enjoy the view 
    It is . The trail winds through fields.Do the boating here, you can get to see different view of it if not just sit beside the lake and enjoy the view  more »
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  • Beautiful lake with water sports available. Breathtaking views! Approach is a bit hard as Lake is far from parking and then restaurants make the route unnecessarily longer so that tourists pass through their businesses instead of taking the shorter route
  • An excellent place to spend time. Much better than overrated Shangrila resort. It is advisable to leave early from Skardu for a day trip to ShangriLa, Upper Kachura and Soq valley, and have breakfast @ Upper Kachura.
  • Upper Kachura lake is good. Boating is expansive (Rs 2000/- per trip). Some bargain may be applicable. Photography from other side may be preferred by accessing via boat or have some walk (may be about 30 minutes with some local guide).
  • A scenic place gradually being destroyed by ill planned commercial activity. The place was reeking with litter and sewerage smell. Pathetic. Government needs to do something. Please respect the place. Keep it clean. Act responsibly.
  • This place is one of my favorite places during my visit to Skardu. On Day first we visited Upper Kachura Lake which is about 25KM from Skardu City. You can enjoy Boating, Swimming, Drafting and Hiking. You cannot ignore to have a fresh glass of juice from local Apricot.

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