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.[1] 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.[2]

Rush Lake
رش جھیل
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Rush Lake رش جھیل is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Rush Lake رش جھیل
Rush Lake
رش جھیل
LocationNagar Valley Gilgit-Baltistan
Coordinates36°10′28″N 74°52′57″E / 36.1745°N 74.8825°E / 36.1745; 74.8825Coordinates: 36°10′28″N 74°52′57″E / 36.1745°N 74.8825°E / 36.1745; 74.8825
TypeAlpine lake, Glacial Lake
Primary outflowsMiar Glacier
Basin countriesPakistan
Surface elevation4,694 m (15,400 ft)
SettlementsNagar 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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Rush Lake - The highest lake of Pakistan". pamirtimes.net. Retrieved 14 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "27th Highest Lake of world". highestlake.com. Retrieved 14 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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