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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.