A newly- discovered lake in Nepal is likely to set new records for being the world’s highest. Known by the name of Kajin Sara, the lake was discovered by a team of mountaineers around two months ago. Kajin Sara is speculated to be perched at a height of 5200 m above the sea level while the formerly highest lake- Tilicho was situated at 4919 m only. Located in the Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality in the Manang district, the lake is estimated to be 1,500 m long and 600 m wide while the Tilicho lake is 4 km long and 1.2 km wide and 200 m deep. As per Chame rural municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale, if the height of the lake i.e. 5000 plus metres is officially verified, it would become the world’s highest.
Locally known as Singar Lake, Kajin Sara is formed by the melted snow of the Himalayas. And it can be reached after an 18 hours trek from the base station in the Manang district headquarters- Chame. Offering panoramic vistas of the adjoining mountain peaks- Mount Manaslu to its east, Mount Damodar to its west, Mount Annapurna and Mount Lamjung to its south, and Mount Peri in Tibet to its north, the lake is to become one of the major tourist attractions in the district.