Tulian Lake The Picturesque trek

Difficulty:

Moderate

Altitude:

3353 m

Duration:

2 Nights 3 Days

Distance:

16 Km

Tulian lake is the one which is surrounded by Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges. Tulian lake gives the trekker, a unique view of its own, due to its shape in 8. Tulian Lake at an altitude of 3353 meters (11000 ft) above sea level. It is surrounded on three sides by mountains that rise (300 m) (980 ft) above it and that is usually covered with snow. The trek is very high steep and difficult, especially in the last stretch. The last part is the most difficult to climb, but once you reached there, you forget everything. The trek starts from Pahalgam.

Tulian Lake the best site for short trek expedition for nature lovers

The look of the lake is one of the photogenic scenery in Jammu and Kashmir due to the sky blue color that stands in contrast with that of the snowy mountains in its background. A beautiful clean water site with hills rising above 300 m around it is a dream scenery to any trekker who has covered miles in a tough terrain to reach the peak. It is a freshwater lake that lies in a meadow packed with pine trees. Tulian lake Trek is one of the best sites for short trek expeditions for nature lovers.

Tulian Lake remains frozen in winters:

The Tulian lake remains frozen for a few months in the winter but it stays welcoming for the rest of the year, even though it has pieces of ice floating in the in those times, the Tulian lake unleashes the better side of nature, 16 km in the mountainous route and is an extremely adventurous experience for the trekkers.

Lidder River

Location: Anantnag District

The Lidder river is considered one of the best picnic spots and also an alluring water body that can catch anyone’s eyeballs. This river originating from Kolahoi Glacier is of high importance for various reasons. It is an important tributary of the Indus and serves as a source of water for irrigation in the Anantnag region and also is a hub for adventure sports like river rafting, angling, and fishing. Truly presenting a gorgeous face of Pahalgam with its bluish water, this lake is the most refreshing site to start the trek from.

Baisaran

Location: 5 km from Pahalgam

The accurate resemblance of the beauty of this place with that of the most stunning place on earth has produced the pet name of Baisaran as “Mini Switzerland”. This meadow comes up with a simple, yet a serene sight of the greenish pine trees along with the white snowy mountains in a distance. This major tourist place at Pahalgam has sky-high demands among the trekkers as a camping site.

Kanimarg

Location: 1-hour walk from Baisaran

Kanimarg is a meadow stuffed with high pine trees. This place is inhabited by the natives called Gujjars who are popular in the town for providing services of horse riding. This is the first stop in the tour and also is ideal for camping and spending time around a bonfire with friends is best suited and recommended in the atmosphere of this place. The Forrest gets denser and dark as we move through the meadow. A perfect shelter for the trekkers moving forward, Kanimarg is as beautiful as any other natural park of Kashmir.

Tulian Lake

A beautiful clean water site with hills rising above 300 m around it is a dream scenery to any trekker who has covered miles in a tough terrain to reach the peak. Tulian lake provides that exact experience to the tired tourists. This lake consists of bluish water that’s clean enough to drink. Journey until the lake is a  quite difficult task but the environment of the lake gives the trekkers a peaceful and positive boost.

 

Tulian Lake The Picturesque trek Itinerary

  • We start our day tour from Lidder river, Pahalgam heading towards Tulian lake via Kanimarg by following the path upstream. We reach Baisaran after an hour of walk and meet the exquisite meadow, and horses of the Gujjars also contribute to the scenery. As we move forward, we face denser Forrest whose tall trees barely let the sun come to the ground, and reach the first resting spot of the tour, Kanimarg. After refilling our requirements from the Gujjar huts we move forward through the steep terrain of the Forrest again to reach Tulian valley. From here we walk for just a few minutes to finally reach the magnificent wonderland, The Tulian lake. We walk back to Tulian valley to camp out and overnight stay.

  • We follow the same route and trek down the steep trail to reach Kanimarg. We walk via Baisaran to reach Pahalgam. Drop at Srinagar for the tourists who opt for the service. End of the expedition after that.

Your trek includes

Inclusions

  • Qualified & experienced Trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff.
  • Accommodation in Srinagar Deluxe Houseboat.
  • Transportation
  • Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg).
  • Trekking Permits.
  • Quality trekking & safety equipment
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • All charges for guides, cook, helpers, horses and permits.

Exclusions

  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Something not specifically mentioned under the pinnacle.

Things to Carry

  • Trekking Shoes (Do not carry sneakers/ sports shoes. Carry shoes that has good grip and ankle support)
  • Backpack (40 -60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for a backpack is essential.
  • Daypack 20 litres: On the day of the summit, you’ll need a smaller backpack to carry water, snacks and your medical kit. Bring a foldable backpack.
  • Layers/Warm Clothes/Thermals
  • Trek Pants/T-shirts/Undergarments as per your convenience. Carry the actual number required and stay light Sunglasses, Suncap, sunscreen.
  • Hand gloves, socks 2 pairs and woollen socks
  • Headlamp/LED Torch is mandatory
  • Trekking Pole
  • Poncho/Raincoat
  • Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. (Mandatory)
  • Personal Medikit
  • Toiletries: moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. Do not carry wet wipes. One 1 litre water bottle.
  • Plastic covers: carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Make sure you take them back and not litter the mountains.

Health & Safety

  • Before starting the trek, calculate your BMI (Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9)
  • Health and Safety checks mentioned below should be made before getting prepared for the trek
  • A balanced mind and body is the first thing that should be given importance before taking off, because this is what will bring out the best of you in every condition.
  • Your body should be fit enough to cover the entire trek with the backpacks on your back along with your body weight. That is why proper stamina and strength is needed. Also because trekking is done in uneven multi terrains and not on smooth paths. So in order to gain leg strength, perform simple squats.
  • Flexibility is very important when it comes to trekking. A good flexibility will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Attain flexibility by simple stretching or yoga.
  • As the Himalayan treks are basically ascending and descending the slopes, you will need a proper transmission of Oxygen from the lungs and heart to the body muscles. For this, trekkers should have a good cardiovascular endurance that can be gained by doing cardio exercises like running, swimming, cycling etc.

Cancellation Policy

It is good to make your booking two months prior in advance. In the event of cancellation of any trek/adventure activity due to any reasons, it is compulsory to notify us in writing. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we receive your request in writing.

If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year. Kashmir Mountain Adventures Family is always with you, Thanks The cancellation charges are as follows:

  • (No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund
  • (Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)