Attabad Lake is a lake and one of the biggest tourist attractions point in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.
Attabad Lake History:
Attabad Lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit-Baltistan because of the offering activities like jet skiing, boating, fishing, and other recreational activities.
Attabad Lake in Hunza was created in less romantic circumstances. The tragedy behind the lake is bigger than the landslide that created it. On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide dammed the Hunza River and the Hunza River flow was stopped. As a result the Lake was created, that’s why it is also called the Disaster Lake. Villages were either entirely or partly submerged, more than 20 people were killed, around 6,000 were displaced and thousands were affected in other ways. Damming of Hunza River resulted in, five villages north of the barrier were flooded. Another result of the calamity change was the formation of the Attabad Lake in Gojal Hunza Valley.
Some other facts about Attabad Lake are;
Maximum depth of the lake is 109 meters. Its Length is 20.9 km. Water capacity of Attabad Lake is 407 million m³. Its Location is Attabad, Gojal Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It is about half an hour east of Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza District in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Some of the stunning images of Attabad Lake are:
- Attabad Lake Gojal Valley
2. Attabad Lake, Gojal Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
3. Beautiful flow of water in Attabad Lake Hunza Valley
4. Stunning view of Sun rays over the Attabad Lake and Hill station
5. Beautitful view of Gojal Valley Attabad Lake with boats and near by Hill station
6. A boat in the Attabad Lake is holding the Flag (honor) of Pakistan
7. Semi frozen Attabad Lake and beautiful Mountains