"Tough times don’t last….. But tough people do"
~ E X P L O R E D
Mohammad Ali, World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion
Btw we did all this trek on foot and we were the only ones doing it so, rest were going by horses ;) it took us around 4 hours to reach on top of this lake, It was the toughest and best trek which I have done till date, we witnessed snowfall and rain, slippery mountains and glaciers, we weren't prepared well for the trek as we thought it would be peace of cake since we already did the nangaparbat basecamp trek but was it tough or what. Nevertheless its a life time experience, I recommend everyone to go there once at least.
Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake (elevation 13,540 feet or 4,126 metres) in the Kaghan Valley in the Mansehra District of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is near Malika Parbat in the Himalayan range.
It can be reached by a difficult trek from Saiful Mulook Lake and requires physical and mental fitness. If one chooses to walk it takes more than eight hours for a round trip starting from lake Saif ul Muluk. The trek is covered with snow in most parts of the year. The best time to trek is from 25th July to 30th August. The optimal time to set off for the lake is around 09:00 in the morning. Horses can also be hired from the Lake Saif ul Muluk along with a guide person who will take you to Ansoo Lake. It costs almost PKR 800-1000 per horse. Another trek to reach Ansoo Lake is from Mahandri, which is 40 km below Naran, but this is a less trod route and the difficulties are unknown. The name "Ansoo" comes from its tear-like shape (the Urdu word Ansoo means teardrop). The lake is said to have been discovered in 1993 by Pakistan Air Force pilots who were flying low above the area. Earlier, the lake was not even known to the locals.
Credits: my cousin Waheed