Tranquility: Upper Kachura Lake by RiazSiddiki

If there is a place in the world, where both me and my wife would love to move to permanently without thinking twice, it is Skardu. A beautiful valley (and a city) located at the confluence of river Indus and river Shigar. It is a place with breathtaking beauty; surrounded by mountains of Karakoram-range with 8,000 meter peaks.

I took this shot at the Upper Kachura Lake near Skardu during my second visit to the place. Approachable by a jeep track and hiking, the lake presented such cool and calm atmosphere that spending the morning there – just watching the crystal clear water, gliding clouds, and greenery became a memory to cherish forever.

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