Siri Lake: The Charming Lake of Kaghan Valley, Pakistan

Siri Lake: The Charming Lake of Kaghan Valley, Pakistan

Also famously termed as Siri, Paye Lake Siri lake is located 6 kilometers away from Shogran in Siri, on the way to Payee in Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. It is situated at the height of 8572 feet (2612 meters). This is a spectacular lake is situated in the Kaghan valley near the famous tourists place Shogran.

Location of Siri Lake

Siri, Paye Lake is located near Shogran in the Kaghan Valley in Pakistan. It is situated at the height of almost 3,000 m (10,000 feet). The lake is encircled by mighty mountains such as Makra Peak, Moosa da Musalla, and mountains of Kaghan valley. Situated in the Kaghan Valley, Shogran is a plateau that lies at an amazing 7,749 feet above sea level. Siri Lake is a small lake like pond but the green forest and mountains standing along the lake make it very appealing and charismatic. A small forest rest house also exists there.

The road to this lake is very steep and dangerous hence, from the Shogran one has to hire a jeep to reach this lake.

Better To Visit

The Siri is associated with Siri Lake. A stamp has also been released on the Payee Lake. Siri Lake is situated close to Paya Lake. A jeep track takes the tourists from Shogran to Siri and Paya. The lake is accessible through Kiwai and the scenery throughout the way is amazing. Despite of the slippery path, one enjoys the trip to full. Only one jeep can pass through this muddy road and the drivers are much trained. Most of the time, the peak is covered with heavy snow and is accessible merely in the season of summers.


These lakes have a strange tradition linked with their origin. Along with the charm of these lakes, the legends claims about their origin that a respected old Sufi threw head (Siri) and feet (Paya) of the goat he sacrificed on two distinctive places to give birth to these lakes, is another reason of popularity of these lakes. Travel through the route of Kaghan valley to visit the beauty of these two lakes. Sri Paye is an astonishing, rather funny name, yet this place in a remote corner of Kaghan, 6 kilometers away from Shogran has superb views unrivaled by any other place. Nestled in this valley is a small hamlet known as Siri Paye.

Beauty & Specifications

The Siri lake make your way through the beautiful waterfalls and glaciers, lush grasslands, steep hills as you trek towards Siri, Paye, Makra Top or Dona Meadows.

The lake is accessible through Kiwai passing via Shogran on a jeep track. When it is July, there will be rains everywhere. Clouds, the rain and the small ponds and rivulets formed on slopes and hollowed spaces on soil, paved or unpaved, create a romance unto themselves, still the sweat, the vapory atmosphere with a downpour every now and then turns one wet. Therefore, it is also the time to run away and seek shelter in some cool, refreshing place where there is no sweat, no “pitch pitch” of the plains, and where there are lakes and mountains to give peace and freshness to body and soul. If you might wish to run, it’ll turn you because there is deficiency of oxygen. There are superior mountains, calm lakes and lush green terraced fields in the valley of Kaghan.

Siri Paye gives a carefree weekend adventure, away from the stressful day to day routine for us, the dwellers of Punjab plains. Visiting this stunning vale in the season of summer carries promise of a cool and fresh weather coupled with a warm welcome from the regional people, the best bet in any case.


There are no hotels and restaurant on Paye. It is suggested that you must take meals from Shogran along with them. There are 3 unspoiled grassy mountains particularly Paye I, Paye II and Paye III. Because of a harsh weather during winter, most herdsmen stay at the meadows just during summers. The tourists must take your Jackets or Sweaters with them and the most significant thing is Jogger Shoes.




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