There are three lakes in Naltar Valley known as Naltar Lakes Bashkiri Lakes at altitudes ranging from 3,050–3,150 metres (10,010–10,330 ft). The lakes are surrounded by dense pine forests. In one of the three lakes colour of water is green (due to grasses grown inside the lake) while the second has blue colored water and the third has azure colored water. The first, Bashkiri Lake is located at a distance of about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Upper Naltar (or the Naltar Bala). The road up to the lakes is a dirt road alongside a stream flowing down the valley.
The best time to visit the lakes is from May to October. During the winter, it becomes almost impossible to reach the lake by vehicle due to the heavy snowfall in the Naltar Valley.