Ansoo Lake is located in Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 13,927 feet (4245 meters) above sea level and considered among one of the highest lakes of Himalayas. The lake is situated near Malika Parbat, the highest mountain of Kaghan Valley.
According to a resident of Naran Valley, M. Tahir, Ansoo Lake is his discovery and he named this Lake as Ansoo Jheel (transformation in English: “Tear Lake”). The lake (Jheel) is shaped like a tear (Ansoo) that why it is named Ansoo Lake. The lake has become very popular attractions for tourists in a very short time.
It is said that one need to be lucky to behold the beautiful Ansoo Lake. Because sometimes when you reach the lake after hours difficult trekking, the lake does not viewable due to fog or rain. Track to the lake itself present several breathtaking and picturesque views to the visitors. After 5 hours of trek a hill comes, and when you look down to the other side from the summit of the hill, Ansoo Lake is there saying behold I am what brings you here, away from the crowds and communities of human. Traveling a little more will take you closer to the bank of lake. The lake stays covered in snow whole year except from July to August. It is said that best time for this trek is between July 10 to August 15 and one can see the mirroring waters of lake during this period of time.
Address: Ansoo Lake is situated in Manoor Valley, Kaghan Valley in the Mansehra District of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa