Alpather Lake Trek

The Most Beautiful Trek In India

Trek Difficulty


Trek Duration

8 days

Highest Altitude

11,768 ft

Suitable For

12-62 years

Alpather Lake Trek

Alpather Lake is the most prominent attraction of Gulmarg. Situated at an altitude of 4380m, this lake sits charmingly at the foot of Apharwat Peak. It is a small alpine lake that required around 2 hours of trek from the Gondola phase second. There are many attractions in Gulmarg like a gondola ride, Maharaj palace, walking on the strawberry farm, etc. But a day hike to this lake makes your Gulmarg trip complete and exotic.

Alpather lake Gulmarg is surrounded by snow-peaked mountains and lush meadows. This is an ideal day hike. Cliffhangers India organizes day hikes to this lake with an outdoor lunch service just in front of this lake. Imagine yourself in the middle of the breathtaking landscape with quietness in the air. You will be just transported into this ambiance with the best service of lunch and snacks.

The entire trail of Alpather Lake Trek that starts from the Gondola phase second is beautiful and rewarding. Although the trail is an ascent, you will get mesmerized by the breeze and surrounding gorgeous scenery. Our guide will accompany you and will help you manoeuvre the entire trail of this hike.

You can rest and enjoy the view while walking on this trail. Just a trek of 1-2 hours takes you to this breathtaking lake. You see this lake right from the ridge and down you see into this lake. You will feel just a piece of heaven is cut out and put in this place. Descend to the lake and explore the lake. Enjoy your lunch here with the delicacies arranged by Cliffhangers India. This day hike to the lake is completely arranged by Cliffhangers India.

In case you want to enjoy camping in the vicinity of the lake under the starry night of Gulmarg, we get you covered. We have a one-night camping tour to Alpather lake frequently during the summers. The evening music, starry night, food, and the calmness of the lake will refresh your soul and body.

Trek Fee

Original price was: ₹10,000.00.Current price is: ₹8,000.00.

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    Fixed Departure

    Date Status
    06 Jul - 13 Jul 2024   Full
    07 Jul - 14 Jul 2024   Full
    13 Jul - 20 Jul 2024   Full
    14 Jul - 21 Jul 2024   Full
    19 Jul - 26 Jul 2024   Full
    22 Jul - 29 Jul 2024   Full
    27 Jul - 03 Aug 2024   Full
    28 Jul - 04 Aug 2024   Full
    02 Aug - 09 Aug 2024   Full
    03 Aug - 10 Aug 2024   Full
    10 Aug - 17 Aug 2024   Full
    12 Aug - 19 Aug 2024   Full
    16 Aug - 23 Aug 2024   Full
    19 Aug - 26 Aug 2024   Full
    23 Aug - 30 Aug 2024   Full
    26 Aug - 02 Sep 2024   Full
    30 Aug - 06 Sep 2024   Open
    01 Sep - 08 Sep 2024   Full

    What are the Inclusions & Exclusions


    • All meals. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner. We provide nutritious veg food and try not to repeat the dishes. 
    • Camp stay on all nights in high-quality tents on a double-sharing basis. Sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses, and dining tents.
    • Mountaineering experienced trek leaders, guides, and experienced cooks. 
    • All the mountain medicine includes first aid, oxygen cylinder, etc. 
    • Passes and permits.


    • Lunch on the first day. 
    • Personal expenses.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion list.
    If you wish to avail of our transportation service, then the extra cost will be 1800 per person. The transportation cost is to and fro. The pickup and drop place will be Srinagar. Offloading charges: In case you want us to carry your backpack, the cost per bag is Rs 2800/ per bag. The maximum weight allowed is 10kg. Please note that only a proper trekking backpack will be allowed to offload. No trolly or suitcase will be allowed to offload. We strictly follow to adequately place the load on our ponies. The maximum weight on each pony will be 40kg as recommended by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department.


    Alpather lake is summer is best time to visit this lake. You can visit this lake in April and May too and you will see the lake covered in snow with beautiful snowcapped mountains in the surroundings. In winter this lake remains frozen and covered in snow. It is inaccessible during that time.

    This is an easy hike that even a beginner can do. You don’t need to have super fitness for this day trek. However, the ascent will give you a feel like hiking in the mountains.

    Alpather Lake Trek is a short trek that involves a total distance of 3.5km from the Gondola phase second.

    This lake located in the Gulmarg hill station of Kashmir falling in the Apharwat mountain range. The lake is above the second phase of Gondola.

    The weather in the summer is very pleasant and soothing. However, because of the altitude at which this lake is located, the weather can turn rainy at any time. You better get your rain gear even if the weather forecast is sunny and hot.

    You need to carry all the essentials that you carry for a summer day hike. Things like sunscreen, trekking shoes, dry-fit shirts, sun caps, trekking poles, water bottles, etc.

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