Ansu or Ansoo lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of Pakistan. It is of tear shape, that’s why it is called Tear Lake. It is situated kaghan valley, at a high altitude of 5027 meters or 16,490 feet near Malika-e-parbat in Himalayan range. It can be visited by passing through a difficult track from Saiful Mulook. Vehicles cannot reach there so you have to hire a horse from Saiful Mulook. It was discovered in 1993 by pilots of Pakistan Air Force who were flying at low altitude.
If you are planning to visit Ansoo lake then you must keep extra clothes, waterproof clothes and prepare for heavy rain anytime even in August. It takes about 1 day and 1 night to reach Ansoo lake, but if you start early in the morning from Saiful Mulook and travel fast then you can reach there in one day. People having breathing problems should not come here because air pressure is low in such areas.
You must be a good hiker and should have enough stamina because horses cannot carry you all the way. You will have to walk a long distance. Before you reach the peak to view Ansoo lake you will also find another lake called piyala lake, (piyala means cup), but now it is dead and it is filled with stones and snow.
The path to Ansoo Lake passes from base camp of Malika-e-Parbat. You should visit this lake during summer season because at the end of summer there is heavy snow fall and it will be quite difficult for you to travel and it will take you too much time to reach there.
From Saiful Mulook, it will take about 2 or 3 hours to reach base camp of Malika-e-parbat. You should hire a guide from Saiful Mulook to reach Ansoo Lake. From there you will start climbing for Ansoo Lake and this one is the most difficult part. On your way you will be able to observe the marvelous scenes of nature.
First you will pass through green mountains and then through the mountains which remain covered with snow throughout the year. Oxygen at such altitudes is low so you will feel dizzy after some time. As told earlier, people having breathing problems like asthma should not come here because the low oxygen can cause problem for them.
You should keep extra clothes with you because there is heavy rain fall even during summer season and you will need clothes. Also keep a sleeping bag with you because if you are on your way to Ansoo Lake and night falls then you are definitely going to need a sleeping bag.
You will reach the peak after 3 or 4 hours and from there you will be able to observe the one of the most marvelous wonders of nature. At that time you will be standing at a height of 16,490 feet. You can go near the lake if you want to, it will take you only 15-20 minutes to reach there. There are many other beautiful places there, do pay them a visit as well.
Ansoo Lake has shape exactly like a tear, imagine what it is like to watch a monster size tear. Believe me that scene is going to make you stun, you will think it’s a dream. And also if you are planning to stay at Ansoo Lake for a night, don’t forget to watch moon from that place and from Malika-e-parbat. You will never ever forget these scenes. I have seen those scenes and I know much beautiful they are.
Those of you who are going to visit Ansoo lake this year, I suggest they should get ready and start packing their stuff and make plans that what they are going to do there because the best month to visit Ansoo lake i.e. August is near.
I wish you a very happy and safe journey to Ansoo Lake and have fun.