All About Karambar Lake in Pakistan

Karambar Lake, also known as Qurumbar Lake, is a high-altitude lake located in Broghil Valley, Upper Chitral District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The lake is also known as Qurumbar Lake in some references and alternately is spelled as Karomber or Karamber.  It is the 31st highest lake in the world and 2nd highest in Pakistan at a height of 14,121 feet and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth. Lake falls in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region, which is one of the world’s richest biodiversity regions. The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 kilometers and its width is 2 km with an average depth is 52 meters (171 ft). Broghil Valley borders on the Afghan Wakhan corridor, which stretches between Tajikistan and Pakistan. It is situated in the Chitral district of Pakistan. It is one of the most isolated, remote, and less developed areas of Pakistan. At the same time, it has so much to offer when it comes to the natural environment. Surrounded by glaciers and mountains, the valley features around 30 freshwater lakes in a breathtaking landscape highly attractive to visitors. Karambar Lake has one of the coldest and clearest blue waters among all lakes in beautiful Pakistan. The main lake flows into another mini-lake called Ribat Lake which is 1 mile away from Karambar Lake, before moving downstream towards Broghil. Karomber lake trek is one of the top ten trekking adventures in Pakistan. Karomber (also spelled as Karambar, Karamber, Qurumbar, and Qurumber) lake trek involves a refreshing journey through Yarkhun valley to the most isolated valley of Broghil in Pakistan and then a walk to the famous Karomber Lake shared between District Ghizer and Broghil valley. Trek to Karomber lake is 9-11 hours and horses are also available. The ideal situation would be to camp at night, gaze at the palettes of the sky full of stars, and then snuggle in your sleeping bag and get your much-deserved sleep, to wake up and witness the sunrise. However, if one does not plan on staying the night, the day view of the lake is equally pristine and alluring, with the colors of the lake changing throughout the day.

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