Lake Saif-Ul-Malook

Situated at the Northern end of picturesque Kaghan Valley, North-East of Mansehra district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, it is one of the highest (3224 meters) and most beautiful lakes of Pakistan. It is close to the Malika Parbat, which is the highest peak of the valley. It was formed by glacial moraines that blocked the water of the stream passing through the valley. The rising temperature of Kaghan valley, which was covered in ice in 300,000 years before, causing glaciers meltdown left a large depression and melting water collected into the lake. Rich in eco-diversity, the Lake holds many species of blue-green algae besides large brown trout. The valley is also rich in numerous species of the plants.