Kajin Sara, a newly discovered lake in the Manang district of Nepal is likely to set a new world record of being the world’s highest lake. Located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, it was discovered a few months ago by a team of mountaineers, as reported by the Himalayan Times.
Facts are yet to be verified, however, it is estimated to be 1,500-metres long and 600 metres wide. If the measurements taken by the team verify these details, then it will replace Tilicho Lake in Nepal which currently holds the title. The Tilicho lake sits at an altitude of 4,919 metres and is approx. 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.
The Kajin Sara lake is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality. Locally known as Singar, it is said to have formed out of the water melted from the Himalayas. It can be reached after 18 hours of trek from Manang district headquarters in Chame. With stunning views all around, this lake is surrounded by 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.
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