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Borith Lake AM00000090000000531 7, 2008

Posted by Mыsofer in gojal, Gojal Pakistan, Places, Villages.
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Borit Lake (enjoy large version)

From Ghulkin a footpath crosses the grey Hussaini Glacier to Botith Lake (2645m), two hours away. It’s about 1¼ km across the glacier, although the way ismarked by rocks pile on the south moraine, it’s easy to your bearings.Borith Lake is although about five hours (about 12 km) from Gulmit via kamaris, or two to three hours (about 8 km) via the KKH to Ghulkin or half an hour from   Hussaini. you can spend the night at Borith Lake Hotel is at the east-south corner of the lake. Passu is about two hours from the lake (closer to three if you walk on the KKH).

Approximately 2 km to the north of Ghulkin lies Borith Lake, a saline body of water occupying a small hollow at an elevation of 2500 meters. The lake can be reached via a 2 km unpaved jeep route from Hussaini village, which lies adjacent to Ghulkin village. It is also accessible by a 2-3 hour trekking route directly from Ghuylkin, across the end of the glacier. The site is an important sanctuary for migrating wildfowl and is a must to be included in the itinerary of bird-watchers and nature lovers. To witness the large number of ducks arriving from the warmer parts of southern Pakistan, one should visit between the months of March and June. The birds rest here on their way northwards to the cooler waters of central Asia. Similarly, from September – November, the spectacle occurs in reverse with the onset of winter towards the north.

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1. Qayyum - PM00000030000005430 7, 2008

A quick observation !!!! Are you sure that you name the glacier correctly. Would appreciate if you can consult some authentic source.
Thanks

2. Mыsofer - AM00000040000000330 7, 2008

Qayum bahi, I think the local source is authentic, where the glacier is localy known in the region, as concern the name on maps or somewhere eles is the changed name after 1986 when some layman tourist guides advertised it to foriegn tourists.


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