Attabad Lake is a lake in the Gojal Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan, it is also known as Gojal Lake. The Lake was formed by Landslide at Attabad Village in January 2010. Natural beauty of northern Pakistan is Unmatched. Northern area of Pakistan is famous all round the world because lush green valleys, beautiful lakes, natural lakes and sky high mountains. Attabad Lake is one of the famous natural lakes of 21st century which formed due to landslide.
Attabad Lake is situated 19 Kilometer east of the Karimabad, Gilgit Baltistan. Gojal is basically is an area in north of Gilgit near the border with China and Afghanistan. Gojal is the largest tehsil of the Gilgit Baltistan. Boats has used to visiting the beautiful Gojal Lake. Vehicle are available across the lake, locals also have used the boats to cross the lake.
The maximum length of Attabad Lake is 21 KM and depth is 109 meter. After formation of Attabad Lake, almost 25000 people of Gojal Valley were affected and 6000 people from upstream village were displaced. All type of traffic on Karakoram Highway was disconnected and also blocked the flow of River Hunza. After few days, Attabad Lake was converted into a dam. Now, Attabad Lake is most visiting place during summer for Pakistani tourists.
Distance of Attabad Lake from Islamabad, if you want to go by your own car it almost takes 14 hours but if you go to Daewoo it takes 18 to 20 hours. Last destination form Islamabad to Gojal Valley is Ali Abad Hunza. From Ali Abad Hunza it will take 30 mints to reach this astonishing lake.