Attabad Lake


Attabad Lake is located in the Gojal Region of the District Hunza in Gilgit−BaltistanPakistan. The lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit−Baltistan, offering activities like boating, jet-skiing, fishing, and other recreational activities.

The lake was formed when Attabad village in Gojal Valley had a major landslide, 14 kilometers upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on 4 January 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months.

The stunning blue colors of this beautiful Attabad Lake, nestled among the peaks of the Karakoram mountain range in Gilgit Baltistan Northern Areas of Pakistan, belies its violent origin. Attabad Lake offers an amazing experience with breathtaking scenery. Attabad Lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan, attracting thousands of tourists every year. A look at the calm and clear blue water of Attabad Lake will make you feel like you are living in Heaven and the lake is really picturesque.

The shimmering turquoise lake of Attabad is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Hunza Valley of the Gilgit Baltistan region. Visitors come to experience the stunning view of the landscape and enjoy many recreational activities on and around the lake such as boating, jet skiing, swimming, and ice skating during winter season, the lake is frozen whereas, in summer it's teal blue color gives an eye-catching view for travelers. The blue color of Attabad Lake is so clean and clear that it clearly shows the reflection of the sky within the water. Because of its nature, one cannot view the whole of Attabad Lake completely standing at one point.