New lake discovered in Manang district

Note: We stand corrected regarding the previous information on Lake Kajin set to become the world's highest lake and about Lake Tilicho being the world's highest lake. We apologise to our readers for the unintended error - Ed; August 10

Lamjung, August 9

A new lake, Kajin Sara, has been discovered at Manang located at a height of 5,200 metres. The lake is located at Singarkharka of Chame Rural Municipality, Manang.

According to Chame Rural Municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale, the lake was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers.

“As per the measurement of the lake by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It’s estimated to be 1,500 metres long and 600 metres wide,” said Ghale.

The lake called Singar locally, which is said to have formed out of the water melted from the Himalayas, can be reached after 18 hours’ trek from Manang district headquarters, Chame. It’s 24 km from Chame.

Period between July and November is considered suitable to visit the lake which offers panoramic view of about a dozen peaks towards the north. The lake has Mt Manaslu to the east, Mt Damodar to the west, Mt Annapurna and Mt Lamjung to the south, and Mt Peri in the Tibet to the north.

The authority concerned of the rural municipality hoped that the newly found lake would help promote tourism in the district.