Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rama Lake

Posted by Fawad Ahmad on 9:42 AM


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Astore Valle
Rama lake is one of the famous lake in Pakistan Rama lake is located near the Astore Valley in Gilgit, Baltistan, Pakistan. On the top of the beautiful valley of Astore Rama lake is located, encircled by greenery and oak trees. This valley is dense forested with large cedar, pine, juniper and fir trees, above the sea level Rama Lake is about 3300 meters and is covered by snow for almost 7-8 months of the year. While during summer this valley become lush green, for local shepherds this condition is the most favorable. There are three lakes on the way to Rama Lake from Astore valley in the local Shina language it is called as Sarot.

Astore Valley
 Rama Lake is located in the Choungrah Valley; it is a travel of about half an hour to reach to Rama lake. It is about 9 km away from the Astore beautiful valley in the Northern areas. Rama Lake is very beautiful spot, the forest of alpine in the surroundings also give a very pleasant atmosphere. There are many routes for hikers and trekkers and some of these tracks are best for jeep safari. There is newly constructed motel by PTDC in the Rama Lake because of its location it can be served as the best place as a base camp. For the hikers and trackers to covers the height of Nanga Parbat.

Rama Valley

Rama Valley is thickly forested with huge pine, cedar, fir and juniper trees near the Rama Lake. The valley is about 3300 meters (10800 feet) above sea level and thus is snow covered for 7-8 months of the year. In summer, it becomes lush green; conditions favored by local shepherds.
From Rama Lake one can trek to east side of the Nanga Parbat (also known as the Killer Mountain), the world's 8th highest mountain.

How to get there

Lake Rama is near Astore village. On KKH after passing the exit for Fairy Meadows keep driving for about another 20 minutes. When you come across the sign for Astore turn right there, keep going for another 2-3 hours. You will arrive at the village of Astore. Inquire the locals for directions to the Rama Lake. The valley is popular for camping in the summers, and also has a good PTDC hotel near Rama Lake.Road towards Rama Lake now has been cemented and tourists can reach there without undue difficulty. Rama Lake is known for its spectacular views, especially during the dawn and early morning hours.

PTDC Hotel Rama   

Nine kilometers away from the beautiful valley of Astore in Northern Area is Rama Lake. Alpine Forests surrounds this lovely lake in the wilderness. The area has many Treks for hikers and some routes are ideal for a jeep safari.

PTDC Motel Rama Lake (Astore)
 PTDC’s newly constructed Motel at Rama Lake is a welcome addition as an important tourist resort. By virtue of its peculiar location Rama Lake conveniently serves as a base camp for trekkers and mountaineerers intending to scale the mighty heights of Nanga Parbat.

Following are some images of Rama Valley and Rama Lake.... Click one of them and Wait few seconds to load good quality images....
Rama Lake Lush Green

A view of Camping at Night

Jeep Safari at rama valley

Rama Lake

Rama plateau

Alpine trees in Rama

A view of a Stream in Rama 

Rama valley

Lush green Rama

Sunset at Rama

Rama Lake in Winter

A view of Mount Nanga Parbat from Rama lake


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