Tulian Lake Trek

6 Days 5 Nights
  • Tulian Lake Trek

Description

Tulian Lake Trek an “8” Shaped Lake in Kashmir

Tulian Lake trek lies in the Pahalgam town in Anantnag district of Kashmir between towering Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges at an altitude of 3684 meters. This glacial Lake has a unique appearance because it resembles digit 8 and its greenish blue water attracts the visitor’s eye.Tulian Lake Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Kashmir region of India. Here are some key details about the trek:

Trek starting point: The trek to Tulian Lake starts from Aru, which is a small village located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Trek difficulty level: The Tulian Lake Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult level trek, and it usually takes around 5-6 days to complete the trek.

Trek route: The trek route takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests, and beautiful alpine landscapes. Along the way, you will also come across several streams, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountain peaks.

Tulian Lake: The Tulian Lake is the main highlight of the trek. The lake is located at an altitude of around 3,684 meters and is known for its stunning beauty and crystal-clear waters.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Tulian Lake for trekking is between the months of June to September, when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear.

Permits: As the trek is located in the Kashmir region, it is necessary to obtain necessary permits from the local authorities before undertaking the trek.Essential equipment: Some essential equipment and supplies that you should carry for the trek include warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a tent, and other necessary camping gear.

Overall, the Tulian Lake Trek is a great option for trekking enthusiasts who are looking to explore the stunning beauty of the Kashmir region and experience its unique culture and way of life.

Highlights of Tulian Lake Trek and an Experience for You

Tulian Lake is located at an altitude of around 3,684 meters above sea level, and the trek to the lake involves ascending and descending through varying elevations. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges, lush green meadows, and dense forests, making it an excellent choice for adventure enthusiasts who love to trek through beautiful alpine landscapes.

There are several reasons why one should consider undertaking the Tulian Lake Trek. Firstly, the trek offers a chance to explore the stunning beauty of the Kashmir region and witness its unique culture and way of life. The trek takes you through remote villages and allows you to interact with the locals, providing a glimpse into their daily lives.

Secondly, the trek offers an opportunity to challenge oneself physically and mentally. The trek involves ascending and descending through varying elevations, which can be physically demanding, but the stunning scenery and natural beauty of the area make the effort well worth it.

Lastly, the Tulian Lake Trek offers a chance to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and immerse oneself in nature. The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful alpine landscapes in the region, providing a chance to experience the serenity and tranquility of nature.

Overall, the Tulian Lake Trek is an excellent choice for adventure enthusiasts who are looking to challenge themselves physically and mentally while exploring the stunning natural beauty of the Kashmir region.

Witness the beauty of Kashmir

Tulian Lake lies amidst snow covered mountains and the trail goes through dense forests and wide meadows. The valley is home to Bakkarwal community and they can be seen all along the way to this pristine Lake.

Highlights of Tulian Lake trek

Explore Pahalgam which is located on the banks of Lidder River and is a well- known tourist town.

Witness the “8” Shaped Lake.

Go through rich vegetation and area.

Get to know about the Bakkarwals “shepherd community”.

Key Points of Tulian Lake Trek

Level:Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs

Must Read about Tulian Lake Trek

Duration:6 days (Srinagar to Srinagar)

Best Time: March to October

Level:Moderate

Highest Point: 3,684 m

Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature:(17°C to 20°C) (3°C to 4°C)

Starting point: Srinagar

Short Itinerary Tulian Lake Trek

Day 1 – Srinagar to Pahalgam (100 km) (2/3 hours) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2 –Pahalgam to Baisaran (5 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 3 – Baisaran to Tulian Marag (11 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 4 – Tulian Marag to Tulian Lake and back (10 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 5 – Tulian Marag to Kanimool (8 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay Camp

Day 6 – Kanimool to Pahalgam (8 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Srinagar (2/3 hours)

 

How to reach Srinagar, Kashmir Srinagar .

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is well-connected to the rest of India and the world via air, road, and rail.

By Air: Srinagar has its own international airport, Srinagar International Airport, which is located around 12 km from the city center. The airport is well-connected to major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, among others. There are also international flights that connect Srinagar to cities in the Middle East.

By Road: Srinagar is well-connected to other cities in Jammu and Kashmir and neighboring states via road. The National Highway 1A connects Srinagar to Jammu, which is around 290 km away. Additionally, there are regular bus services that connect Srinagar to other major cities in the region.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Srinagar is Jammu Tawi Railway Station, which is located around 290 km away. From Jammu, you can take a taxi or bus to reach Srinagar.

I hope this information helps you in planning your trip to Srinagar, Kashmir.

Benefits of trekking with a trekking company like Himalayan Hikers.

  1. Experienced Guides: Trekking with a professional trekking company like Himalayan Hikers can offer the advantage of having experienced guides who are well-versed in the terrain, weather, and safety protocols of the region. These guides can offer valuable insights into the local culture, history, and environment, making your trekking experience more meaningful and informative.
  2. Safety: Trekking can be physically demanding and carries inherent risks. Trekking with a reputable company like Himalayan Hikers can offer the benefit of having access to safety equipment, medical assistance, and emergency protocols, ensuring that you are well taken care of in case of any emergency.
  3. Logistics: Trekking can require a lot of logistical planning, including transportation, permits, and equipment rentals. Trekking with a professional company like Himalayan Hikers can offer the convenience of having these logistics taken care of, allowing you to focus on the experience of trekking.
  4. Group camaraderie: Trekking with a group of like-minded individuals can be a great way to build camaraderie and make new friends. Trekking with a professional company like Himalayan Hikers can offer the benefit of trekking with a diverse group of individuals from different backgrounds, making the trekking experience more enriching and enjoyable.

Overall, trekking with a professional company like Himalayan Hikers can offer several benefits that can enhance your trekking experience, including safety, convenience, and access to experienced guides.

 

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Day 1 : Srinagar to Pahalgam (88 km) (2/3 hours)

The vehicle will be arranged from Srinagar and the 100 kms journey to Pahalgam can be covered in 2 to 3 hours.
Pahalgam is located on the banks of Lidder River and it is a well- known tourist town in Jammu and Kashmir. Reach there and enjoy your night stay.

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Day 2 : Pahalgam to Baisaran (5 km) (3/4 hours)

Today, acclimatize and explore the beautiful valley. To reach Baisaran, pass through the forests. On the way witness Bakkarwals it is a shepherd community found there.

After crossing forest come across your campsite. Setup your camps and settle for the day.

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Day 3 : Baisaran to Tulian Marag (11 km) (6/7 hours)

Today head towards Tulian Lake base camp. Ascend through the dense alpine forests and bear territory. The trail is an interesting one and offers exciting surprises at every step.

Cross 3 kms long steep part and reach Tulian Marag, it is famous for the Himalayan Marmots and Bakkarwals. This is a perfect campsite, setup your camps here and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Tulian Marag to Tulian Lake and back (10 km) (6/7 hours)

Leave Tulian Marg campsite and head to Tulian Lake, the distance is 5 kms which can be covered in 3 hours. Cross boulder wall and loose rocks to reach the valley top which offers first sight of the lake.

Reach the top and get clear view of this uniquely shaped glacial lake, greenish blue in colour. Go to the other side of the lake, as there is no space for pitching tents nearby descending to Tulian Marag is the option we have.

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Day 5 : Tulian Marag to Kanimool (8 km) (4/5 hours)

Descend through the alpine forest highly rich in vegetation. Shrubs, bushes, herbs and trees grow there. Keep walking until you reach Kanimool.

It is a wide meadow frequently used by Bakkarwals. Pitch your tents here and retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Kanimool to Pahalgam (8 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Srinagar (2/3 hours)

Post breakfast, leave Kanimool and get down to Pahalgam, the descent is easy and relaxing one through dense forest and meadows to Pahalgam.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Srinagar To Srinagar

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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