Tilicho Lake Current Affairs - 2019

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Kajin Sara Lake set to be world’s highest lake

Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake. It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality in Manang district of Nepal.

Kajin Sara lake

It is called Singar locally. It was discovered about a few months ago by team of mountaineers. As per measurement of lake taken by this team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres. This measurement is yet to be officially verified. It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide.

It is said to have formed out of the water melted from the Himalayas. Once it is location and measurement is officially verified, it will be the world’s highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus metres.

Current world’s highest lake: It is Tilicho Lake, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in Nepal.  It is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.