Rush Lake (Pakistan)
Rush Lake (Urdu: رش جھیل) is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peak. At 4,694 metres (15,400 ft), Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), which are in the Nagar Valley. It is the highest lake in Pakistan and 27th highest lake in the world.
|Rush Lake |
|Location||Nagar Valley Gilgit-Baltistan|
|Type||Alpine lake, Glacial Lake|
|Primary outflows||Miar Glacier|
|Surface elevation||4,694 m (15,400 ft)|
|Settlements||Nagar Valley, Gilgit Baltistan|
Rush Lake and Rush Peak is reached via Nagar and Hopar Valley via the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, which rises from Miar and Phuparash peaks. The trek to Rush Lake provides views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar.
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