Alpather Lake in Gulmarg
A lake that looks just out of a picture postcard
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Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
2 - 3 Days
About Alpather Lake in Gulmarg
Sandwiched between mighty mountains and lush green meadows covered with wildflowers, the Alpather Lake located in Gulmarg is spellbinding. This lake stays frozen until most part of the year. Even if you visit in mid-June, you will get to see the frozen version of Alpather lake. Summertime lasts from May to September and this is when you can get to see the clear blue water of the lake. The white icebergs that float here and there adorn the lake during the greater part of the calendar year.
The backdrop of the lake is what makes this place special to any other lake. The lake is located 13 km away from the main Gulmarg town. The picturesque location attracts locals and tourists alike and is one of the favorite picnic spots around Gulmarg in good weather.
Frozen or fluid, the Alpather Lake in Gulmarg has towering mountains that are always snow-capped and can be the best background for photographic captures for tourist groups. You can click pictures all day and still not get enough of this location. Imagine a snow-covered field with a little sneak peek of green here and there, this best describes the picture here in the winter season. For people who have never seen much snow, this frozen lake will take their breath away.
What to Do in Alpather Lake?
Alpather Lake Trek: One of the most famous things to do near Alpather Lake in Gulmarg is trekking. The trek is around 14 kilometers and goes through steep terrains. This trek is not recommended for beginners owning to its difficulty level. So, if you are planning to take this trek to keep in mind a few points such as:
Undertake the trek with the help of a guide.
Start the trek early in the day.
Carry basic things like a water bottle, snacks, biscuits, and first-aid boxes.
Ice Skating: If you carry your skating gear along, you can make the most of the frozen lake in winters. The crystal clear layer of ice of the Alpather Lake in Gulmarg serves as a good ice skating ground. Skating with a beautiful view will make for a memorable vacation. For beginners, what better than learning ice skating in open nature with magnificent surroundings?! Just keep a helping hand or a helping shoulder at hand, and experience the joy of skating on the Alpather lake in Gulmarg. Other snow activities also take place in Alpather Lake.
This place is a must-visit in the Gulmarg tourist itinerary and you should dedicate a couple of hours to this spot just to experience the serenity and calmness of nature here. Unwind, relax and let your eyes capture every moment that you spend in this spot. Every hill station usually has a lake but this one here needs a special shout out!
Not too far from Gulmarg, Alpather Lake can be easily squeezed in your sight-seeing plan when you set out to explore Gulmarg. Every local knows this place and getting there is no challenge. Most people visit Gulmarg to experience the snowy side of it and this is best done in the winter season. After all, you do not get to walk on frozen lakes every day right?
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You can walk to the Alpather Lake, but it makes sense to ride a pony since the road is a little run down.
No, there is no ticket required for entering the Alpather Lake premises.
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