Rama Lake

Rama Lake is a lake near Astore in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is on the top of the beautiful Astore Valley, with a light cover of oak trees and other greenery. There is not much greenery (as of 2013) due to illegal loging of the forest by locals and "timber mafia". The region has low average rainfall and low vegetation cover hence the loss of forest cover is of a very serious concern.

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.

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.

How to Reach

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.