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Ansoo lake – A view of paradise on the earth

ansoo lakeAnsoo Lake is located in Pakistan and is considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes around the globe. It is a lake with an amazing feature of being located at a very high attitude of 4245 above sea level. But the most amazing fact about this lake is that it is located on top of the Himalayan range. Thus it is little wonder that it has continued attracting many tourists from different parts of the world.  Though Pakistan has been able to boast about this awesome provision of nature, it is interesting to note that this is not a lake that can easily be located like any other lake around the globe.

Upon getting to a village that is located closest to the lake it can take up to seven hours of walking before finally reaching the its location. But this is mainly due to the fact that it is located in a mountainous area where there are no forms of human habitation to this day. Therefore, in order to locate it, there are tour guides who normally take tourists to this place. Some people can hire horses to make the trip more manageable but its been estimated that even if this is done, one will still have to walk up to 30 to 35 percent of the remaining distance.

Ansoo lake in winter

Image credit: Flickr Farooq (Extremely busy )

The name Ansoo is taken from a word which is translated in English as teardrop. This is one description that fits the shape of that lake when viewed from a closer range or from and aerial view. But another look at the shape of the lake reveals that it can also be liked to the drawing of eyebrows around an eye. Whatever the case, many people earth-wide have continued taking interest in coming to know about this amazing and beautiful lake.