Blind Lake Skardu

Blind lake or jharba xho is a scenic lake between Skardu and Shigar. Although this lake is in District Shigar. Blind lake is nearly 30 minutes drive from Skardu city. The lake is on the way to Shigar district from Skardu. A pearl and hidden gem for adventure lovers. Visitors can enjoy walks on sand and rocks and lush green grass. A hidden pearl between mountains and and famous Cold desert Sarfaraga Skardu. Most importantly this lake is on the way legendary route of K-2, the world’s second highest mountain.

Blind/Jarba sho/lake Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.

Water Source of Blind Lake

Although there is no direct source of water. Perception and probably possibility that the great Indus river is the main source of water of this lake. The lake is surrounded by Indus river on one side and Shigar river on the other side. Both of the rivers may be source of water of this lake. District Shigar is the home of many of the eight-Thousander mountains. The most famous among them is the world second highest mountain K-2. This district has great destinations for mountaineering, hiking, trekking, camping and other adventure sports.

Fish Farm

A small fish farm is establish by the government of Pakistan on the Blind lake. The main aim of this is to test fish farming in the lakes of Gilgit-Baltistan. This is part of research of a University according to one of the authorities of the lake. Trout fish is the famous fish in Gilgit-Baltistan. This fish is almost entirely present in fresh lake water and rivers . There are more than 300 lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan. The most famous among them are Shangrila lake, Upper Kachura Lake, Sadpara Lake, Sheosar Lake, Attabad Lake, Rainbow Lake. Majority of the lakes are still need to explore.

Raft (Zakh) Competiton

The locally famous Boat Zakh is using from years here to cross rivers in Gilgit-Baltistan. For the first time a Raft or Zakh competition was organized during the Sarfaranga Cold Desert jeep rally in Skardu. That was a great expedition and good initiative to preserve this traditional Raft of Baltistan. On the occasion of Noroz a competition is organized by the local district administration on this lake.