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Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Lake Rama at the foot of Nanga Parbat

Located about 3,500 meters high, Lake Rama is only 20 kilometers as the crow flies from the majestic Nanga Parbat, 8,126 meters high, the ninth highest mountain on planet Earth. This beautiful lake, from which you can admire part of the Pakistani Himalayan mountains, is reached via a bad road (better to call it a path) that starts from Rama Meadows.

After the small bridge, the road climbs towards the lake and often becomes highly dangerous due to frequent landslides that block the ascent to vehicles, forcing them to make very risky reverse gears or even more risked reversals in a really narrow path. From the bridge it is always advisable to do the stretch on foot, it is about 3.5 kilometers (one way) in a magnificent landscape. However, remember that the stretch is uphill and you are between 3,100 and 3,500 meters above sea level. So walk slowly and enjoy the scenery.

The road leading to Lake Rama, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
The road leading to Lake Rama, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The lake is located in the Astore Valley in the Gilgit − Baltistan region, Pakistan. Going up to the lake, towards the north, you can admire numerous mountain peaks, which are part of both the Himalayas and the nearby Karakorum range.

NANGA PARBAT THE PEAKS AND ITS SECONDARY OPEN IN FRONT OF YOU

Once at the lake, if the day is clear you can admire the impressive wall of the ninth highest mountain on the planet. It is one of the eight thousand and one of the most difficult mountains to climb. From the lake you can also admire other subsidiary mountains of Nanga Parbat, including Rakhiot Peak (7,070 meters) and Chongra Peak (6,830 meters), the latter mountain is located right in front of the lake.

Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Lake Rama and the slopes of Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

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