10 Most Elevated Lakes In The World
Most of earth consists of water, some of which are lakes found 20,000 ft above sea level. These altitudes are like where clouds live and where oxygen is only fifty percent of that at sea level. Here’s a list of the top 10 most elevated lakes in the world
10. Damavand Pool, Iran
This lake is about 5,650 meters above sea level in the crater summit of the mountain with approx. 20 to 40 meters in diameter. It’s frozen for most of the year, but in a hot summer, it can melt and form to an icy pool.
9. Poquentica Lake, Bolivia/Chile
On the borders of Chile and Bolivia with an elevation of around 5,750 meters on the summit of an extinct volcano. It was first discovered in 2005 by Nathalie Cabrol and a team of scientists from the SETI Institute. They described the lake as mostly frozen and full of crystals in the surrounding terrain. As with most of these lakes, it is a large and dangerous climb.
8. Ridonglabo Lake, Tibet
In the mountains of Tibet, there’s the Ridonglabo Lake which is 5,801 above sea level. Formed from a melted glacier – this occurrence is common in the Himalayas as global warming is taking place in our planet.
7. Aguas Calientes Pool, Chile
Here’s another volcano lake located in Chile with a height of 5,831 meters. This lake has a reddish tinge to it due to the microorganisms that live in it.
6. Lake Licancabur, Bolivia/Chile
It has the look of a Valcano shape and is located between Bolivia and Chile. It’s about a kilometer from the Chilean border and is substantially bigger than some of the other lakes; 100 meters length and 70 meters width. This Crater Lake has a height of 5,916 meters.
5. Acamarachi Pool, Chile
Acamarachi Pool which means ‘Black Moon’ is located in Chile.
Located in Chile, measuring 5,950 meters in altitude and 10 to 15 meters in diameter. Acamarachi is a coned shaped volcano with steep upper flanks and a lava dome.
4. East Rongbuk Pool, Tibet
It is located in Tibet with a height of 6,100 meters. It was formed due to melting of glacier on the intersection of Rongbuk and Changtse glacier.
3. Changtse Pool, Tibet
Located in Tibet, it has an approx height of 6,216 meters and is located at the intersection of Changtse glacier and Changzheng peak. It has 230 meters in width while its length is about 180 meters.
2. Lhagba Pool, Tibet
Lhagba Pool is considered the highest lake in Tibet and the second highest in the world. With an altitude of nearly 6,368 meters. This lake is located on the slopes of Everest, measuring 50 meters width and about 180 meters in length.
1. Ojos Del Salado Pool, Argentina
Ojos Del Salado Pool which means ‘Eyes of Salty Water’. This pool is about 6,391 meters in altitude above sea, so its ranked number 1 in the Top 10 Highest Lakes In The World. Situated between Chile and Argentina on the south east border. At one end it has the beautiful small lake with just 100 meter diameter and about 10 meters deep.