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Attabad Lake: Here’s Everything to Know Before You Visit It

Attabad lake (also known as Gojal lake) is unarguably the most beautiful lake in Pakistan and also one of the most visited tourist points in country! In this article, we’ll try to address all common queries regarding this lake. From its location and history, to tour packages and hotels and resorts, to the best time to visit it with your family, we’ll try to briefly answer everything about Atabad lake. So read on.

Where is Attabad Lake located? 

Attabad Lake is located Located in Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan. Its road distance from Islamabad is is around 600 km, which is why flying to Gilgit Airport is the best way to visit/ travel to Atabad Lake.

Attabad Lake
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How was Atabad Lake formed?

This beautiful lake was formed due to a disastrous landslide that occured in Atabad village on 4th Jan 2010. More than 20 people were killed in this landslide and the Hunza River remained choked for the next 5 months.

What happened in Atabad tragedy?

The resultant floods inundated more than 19 km (12 miles) of the Karakoram Highway and caused displacement of more than 6000 people, who had to immediately leave their homes. At least 25000 people remained trapped for several months.

How big is Atabad Lake?

At around 21 km (13 miles) long and 100 m (330 feet) deep, Atabad Lake is way bigger than it seems in pictures.

What does the Atabad Lake offer to tourists?

Atabad Lake offers a picturesque beauty and the most splendid turquoise waters you can find on the planet. Besides enjoying its stunning beauty, visitors can engage in a lot of exciting adventures and activities, including fishing, boating, jet skiing.

best time to visit attabad lake with family
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What’s the best time to visit Attabad Lake with your family?

Attabad lake gets frozen during winters. In spring and summer, Atabad lake is blooming in all its glory with its transparent, crystal clear turquouise water. Though summer (June – August) is the best time to visit Attabad Lake but it’s also when this lake has a lot of tourists.

If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit Attabad Lake with family is April to May, and September to October. It’s these months when the lake isn’t frozen and also don’t have a lot of tourists.

How much does Attabad Lake tour packages cost?

The cost of Attabad lake tour packages depend on a lot of things, such as what activities you’ll engage in while you’re there, how long would you be staying in hotels and resorts, and how premium your tour agency is.

On average, a 4-5 days tour package of Attabad lake from Islamabad with a good tour agency costs you around Rs. 35,000/-.

Are there any hotels and resorts near Attabad Lake?

Yes, there are a lot of hotels and resorts near Attabad Lake offering different kinds of amenities. You can find a good hotel/ resort in your budge range at Tripadvisor.

In Conclusion

Attabad lake is a must-visit tourist spot in Hunza, GB, and is absolutely worth visiting. You’ve to see it to believe it. We hope we were able to address all your common queries regarding this lake.

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