Kajin Sara, newly discovered lake in Nepal, likely to be world's highest
Nepal : In Nepal, a new lake has been discovered which could be the world's highest lake replacing Tilicho, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Himalayan nation and currently holding the title.
Named Kajin Sara lake in Manang district, it was found by some of the mountaineers a couple of months back, reported the Himalayan Times.
It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality.
"As per the measurement of the lake taken by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide," Chame rural municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale was quoted as saying by the report.
"The lake would be the world's highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus metres is officially verified," he said.
The Tilicho lake, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.