Duration: 4 Days/ 3Nights

Altitude: 2130M to 3700M

Pickup: Srinagar

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 4 Days/ 3Nights

Pickup: Srinagar

Altitude: 2130M to 3700M

Difficulty: Moderate

In the vast alpine lake treks of Kashmir, Tulian Lake Trek is the most beautiful alpine lake trek in Kashmir; and the Lake is the most exotic lake in Pahalgam. This lake throws tranquillity and charm to whosoever visits it and is situated around 15 km from Pahalgam. The highest altitude of the trek is 3700m above sea level. 

This lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains on three sides. In winter it is covered in snow and in summer it gorgeously tempts the trekkers with its colorful and clean water. On one side of the lake is Zanskar Range and on the other is Pir Panjal Range.

Make your Pahalgam trip memorable by taking a trek to this gorgeous lake. The Tulian Lake Trek is located at an elevation of 3684 meters in Pahalgam, Kashmir’s Anantnag district, between the imposing Pir Panjal and Zanskar mountains. 

This glacial lake has a distinctive aspect since it resembles the number 8, and the visitor’s attention is drawn to the water’s greenish-blue color. In the Indian state of Kashmir, there is a well-known trekking path called the Tulian Lake Trek.

The trek’s important specifics offered by Cliffhangers are as follows: Given that the region is completely blanketed with snow, the journey to Tulian Lake is challenging. But it’s also among the best ways to take in Kashmir Valley’s unspoiled beauty. The walk becomes more difficult after Baisaran valley because there aren’t any indicated trails after that point. 

Additionally, as you get closer to the Lake, the ascent gets steeper. The heights of the Tulian Lake trip can also be reached through another method. The location is also reachable from Pahalgam, which is about 16 km from the lake. Given that Tulian Lake is only 11 km distant, the majority of young people choose to travel on the Baisaran trail.

Lakes and meadows are a common theme in Kashmir trekking. It’s difficult for any journey to compare to those already in the picture, like the Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, Bodhpatri, and Nafran Valley. However, the Tulian Lake Trek in Kashmir is a fantastic alternative that does these other hikes justice.

The Tulian Lake journey offers something other treks in Kashmir do not: the renowned flora of Kashmir, in addition to gorgeous meadows and an alpine lake. There are fir, chir, spruce, pine, and fir trees. 

Although you might believe you’ve seen these trees before, you haven’t. These forests are very different from those in Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, or Uttarakhand. They more closely resemble European vegetation than our Indian jungles.

Highlights of Tulian Lake Trek

The journey to Tulian Lake, which is about 3,684 meters above sea level, entails climbing and descending through various heights. The walk is a great option for adventure seekers who enjoy hiking through picturesque alpine environments since it provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges, rich green meadows, and deep woods. The Tulian Lake Trek should be taken into consideration for several reasons. 

Best Landscape: First and foremost, the walk provides an opportunity to discover the Kashmir region’s breathtaking scenery and experience its distinct culture and way of life. 

Shepherd Lifestyle: You pass through isolated communities on the trip, where you can connect with the inhabitants and get an insight into their daily lives. The Tulian Lake Trek provides an opportunity to escape the pressures of everyday life and become fully immersed in nature. 

Detach & Detox: You have the chance to appreciate the peace and tranquillity of nature as the trip leads you through some of the most stunning alpine scenery in the area. Overall, the Tulian Lake Trek is a great option for adventure seekers who want to test their physical and mental limits while discovering Kashmir’s breathtaking natural splendor.

Tulian Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Pahalgam – Tulian Valley 

  • Distance: 9km
  • Altitude Gain: 1300m
  • Trek Duration: 8 hours. 

The first day of the Tulian Lake Trek starts with a drive from Pahalgam. It is a short drive of around 20 minutes. The drive takes you to the start of the trail for Tulian Lake. The trail starts at an altitude of around 2100m. It is a steep ascend to Tulian Valley where we will be camping for the day. The total distance to Tulian Valley is 8km and the altitude of the campsite is 3400m. 

Day 2: Tulian Valley – Tulian Lake – Tulian Valley 

  • Trek Distance: 4km
  • Altitude Gain/Loss: 300m
  • Trek Duration: 6 hours. 

This is Lake Day. On this day start your trek early after a hearty breakfast. You will be ascending towards Tulian Lake. After a distance of 2km, behold the eternally gorgeous Tulian Lake. The lake appears as the best surprise of your life with the lake turquoise in color and the background of sparkling mountains. 

The lake is just a piece of heaven sitting amid the mountain ranges. It has the shape of the number 8. Explore the lake while walking along its banks. Spend your time beside the lake and have lunch here. Cliffhangers India will spread the lunch just in the vicinity of the lake. Post lunch, return to the campsite at Tulian Valley. Spend the night here. 

Day 3: Tulian Valley – Pahalgam 

  • Trek Distance: 8km
  • Altitude Loss: 1300m
  • Trek Duration: 6 hours.

This is the last day of the trek. You will have to retrace your steps and get down to Pahalgam. This finishes the trek.


  • All veg meals during the trek. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner.
  • Camp accommodation on all nights in high-quality tents on a twin-sharing basis. Sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses, dining tents, and cutlery are included. 
  • Helpers to pitch the tents, wash the dishes, serve the food, and assist while on the camp.
  • Mountaineering qualified and experienced trek leaders, guides, and experienced cooks. 
  • All the necessary mountain medicine includes first aid, oxygen cylinder, etc. 
  • Passes and Permits.

Meal plan: In every meal plan, we try to provide different varieties, trying not to repeat the dishes, particularly at dinner and lunch. Here is the list of dishes and items from which we serve the clients.

  • Breakfast: eggs, paratha, chana, poha, dalia, upma, cornflakes, bread toast, butter, jam, roti, coffee, tea, kehwa, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner: we make a variety of dishes and try to serve the varied dishes. On all trek days, there will be different dishes served. We try not to repeat our dishes unless the clients say otherwise. We serve veg dishes like veg biryani, veg pulaw, muttar paneer, palak paneer, aloo gobi, rajma chawal, rajma kadhai, mix veg, chana masala, kadhi chawal, dal makhni, bhindi masala, dal fry, veg korma, Kashmiri nadru, Kashmiri haakh, aloo matar, bhaingan ka bharta, dam aloo, andaburji, etc. We have both roti and rice available for dinner and lunch. We serve them with different pickles and salad. 
  • For evening snacks we have tea, pakoda, soup, noodles,  maggie, veg rolls, biscuits, etc. 
  • For dessert, we serve gulab jamun, phirni, halwa, custard, sewaya, fruit chaat, fruit cake, almond cake, etc. 


  • Lunch on the first day. 
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion list.
  • Offloading 
  • Transportation

Extra Services:

If you wish to avail of our transportation service, then the extra cost will be 1500 per person. The transportation cost is to and fro. The pickup and drop place will be Srinagar. Offloading charges: The cost per bag is Rs 2000/ per bag. The maximum weight allowed is 10kg. Please note that only a proper trekking backpack will be allowed to offload. No trolley or suitcase will be allowed to offload. We strictly follow the rule of adequately placing the load on our ponies. 

Tulian Lake Trek Packages and Cost 

Compared to other treks in Kashmir, Tulian Lake is a shorter trek. The cost of Tulian Lake Trek is 12000 per person with the inclusion of basic trekking amenities like food, camping, guides, etc. However, the complete package for Tulian Lake includes the transportation, insurance, porter services, etc. 

The basic trekking package is mandatory, rest is optional like porter service and transportation.

You can either opt for Cliffhangers shared transportation facility from Srinagar or you can manage on your own. Similarly, you take your backpack yourself or you can offload the bag. 

The insurance, however, is mandatory as per the guidelines of the Department of Tourism Jammu and Kashmir. Further, other trek services come at additional costs like the personal guide, the personal porter, nonveg food, etc. 

Speak to our trekking reservation team to get the full detailed information about the Tulian Lake trek cost and package. 

Best Time to do the Tulian Lake Trek

May and June at Tulian Lake Trekking to Tulian Lake from May to mid-June is similar to trekking in the winter. The lake is frozen, and the valley has a significant amount of snow. Snow begins to melt towards the end of June, and the lake takes on its characteristic turquoise hue.

July and August at Tulian Lake In the rest of the Indian subcontinent, July and August are the traditional monsoon months, yet conditions are different in the Kashmir Valley. Only light rain falls in Kashmir in July and August. Not like in Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh at all. The Pir Panjal range, which blocks most rain clouds from reaching the Kashmir valley, is to blame for this. It’s advantageous because it makes trekking more comfortable. At this time, the lake is at its bluest, the meadows and valleys are lush and green, and the temperatures are pleasant for hiking. In September and October, Tulian Lake meadows begin to turn a golden brown as you head towards September and October. The temperature begins to drop.

Why to do Tulian Lake Trek

  • Tulian Lake: One of the fantastic reasons to do the Tulian Lake Trek is the amazing alpine lake that this trek holds. The Tulian Lake is one of the best alpine lakes in Kashmir. This is the bluish lake which is all glacier-fed. The lake is surrounded by mountain peaks which are most of the time of the year covered with snow. This gives the landscape a beautiful aura. The water of the lake is clean and drinkable. However, it is very much cold. The lake makes the shape of the number 8 between the mountain range.
  • Long Meadows: This trek goes via long meadows and thick forest trails. It also passes through the famous Baisaran Valley which is called the Mini Switzerland of Kashmir. 
  • Pahalgam: This trek starts from Pahalgam which is the most stunning tourist place in Kashmir. You will be able to do the sightseeing of Pahalgam. 
  • Shepherds: On this trek, you will see many sheepherders tending their flock. The name Pahalgam means the village of shepherds. To see them and witness their lifestyle gives the cultural feel of Kashmir. 

The Difficulty Level of Trek

The Tulian Valley hike, which rises to a height of 12,087 feet, is a moderate to difficult trek. That’s only because the days are a little longer and it is an all ascend. A moderate rating denotes a few difficult climbs and slightly longer hiking days (for instance, the ascent to Tulian Lake). 

In comparison to easy-moderate treks like Kedarkantha and Dayara Bugyal, it is a little more challenging because of this.

To do this Tulian Lake Trek, you will have to reach Pahalgam first. You will get a direct/shared cab from Srinagar easily. Spend the first night in the Pahalgam which will acclimatize you to the altitude. The actual trek will start the next day with a short drive to the base of the Tulian Lake trek. 

The trek is ascending towards the Tulian valley. You will spend your night in this valley in camps. The next day is lake day when you will ascend 2km to see the beautiful Tulian Lake. Descend to Tulian Valley after seeing the lake and spend the night in the Tulian Valley. 

The last day of the Tulian Lake Trek is an all-descent from the Tulian Valley to Pahalgam. The Tulian Lake stands at an altitude of 3700m.

How to Reach 

You must travel to Pahalgam, 85 kilometers south of Srinagar, to access the Tulian Lake trip. Ganesh Bal, a charming village located only 2 km from Pahalgam, serves as the base camp for the Tulian Lake trip. 

We have divided down the travel based on the kind of transport and the route you take for clarity’s sake: 

Airport of Srinagar to TRC As you exit the airport in Srinagar (Sheikh Ul-Alam), the Indian tricolor flag is prominently displayed in front of you. The Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), located 12 kilometers from the airport, is the first place you must travel to. But getting there is simple. The TRC is located in Srinagar’s center. It is a well-known landmark with good connections, and since a football pitch is attached, it is difficult to miss. The TRC can be reached in two ways.

  1. Taking a government bus is the best option. To get to TRC, there are airport shuttles that run every 30 minutes. Currently, the ticket costs about 80 rupees. If you have the time, this is the most dependable, secure, and affordable method.
  2. The next choice is to use a cab. As soon as you exit the airport, you will find many of them. But because it is pricey, only choose this option if you are in a hurry. Your cab fare will be about Rs. 600.

TRC to Pahalgam: The next phase is to start traveling to Pahalgam. Therefore, Pahalgam will be the first and most noticeable stop on your tour. For this, there are two parallel paths. One travels through Anantnag on the four-lane Jammu Highway. 

The second route takes the same amount of time but is slightly more picturesque because it passes through apple and apricot orchards. The path through Bijbehra looks like this. Three km before Pahalgam, the two paths come together. The whole trip lasts about 3.5 hours.

There are several choices available if you’re traveling to Jammu via bus. Outside of the Jammu ISBT, there are two gates. From both of these gates, shared taxis are available. The cost of a shared taxi from the railway station to Srinagar ranges from Rs 700 to Rs 1000. 

The Jammu ISBT is farther away from the railway station than the shared taxi fare. From the railway station, you can take a bus to the bus stop. It is referred to as “Bus Adda”. The bus will be Rs 10 in price. The cost of the taxi will be between Rs 80 and 120.

You can book our taxi service to any part of Kashmir via Kashmir Taxi Service.

The Tulian Valley walk is most enjoyable from May through October. That’s like three different seasons, and each of these has a different appearance on the walk.

Things To Carry 

Since this trek is challenging and offbeat, here is a detailed list of what to carry on the Warwan Valley Trek. Make sure you don’t miss anything. 

 Backpack: You must carry at least one backpack of 60 liters.

Shoes: You need to have trekking shoes necessarily. The shoes must be sturdy and high-ankle. 

Three T-shirts: Carry one full-sleeve dry-fit T-shirt, and at least two other T-shirts. 

Three insulation layers: Carry at least 3 insulation layers – 2 light fleece and one full-sleeve sweater.

One Outer layer: You need at least one padded jacket/down jacket

Two trek pants:  You need to carry two pairs of pants and that will be sufficient for your entire trek. 

 Trekking poles. Two trekking poles are always better than a single trekking pole.

Raingear: A poncho is a good choice over jacket-type raingear, as the poncho covers your entire body till the knees down and you can keep your daypack bag inside it too.

Rain cover for your backpack: Buy a good rain cover for your backpack to keep it dry and safe. It also helps to keep your backpack from wear and tear.

Daypack: A small bag of around 20 to 30 ltrs to carry your essentials like water bottle, rainwear, headlamp, snacks, etc 

Sunglasses: Carry one to protect your eyes from glare and UV radiation. 

Suncap: You can either get the normal suncap or a suncap with flaps which is preferred by most trekkers and is advisable by the experts.

Synthetic hand gloves: You can wear them during the evenings and mornings.

Woolen cap or Balaclava: The cap covers your ears, neck, and some parts of your face.

Three pairs of Socks: Take two pairs of sports socks and one pair of woolen socks. 

Headlamp: You might want to go to the loo during the night, or just sit and relax outside the camps, you need the headlamp.

A toilet kit: It should include things like a toothbrush, toothpaste, small soap, toilet tissue roll, a small moisturizer, lip balm, deodorant, etc. Women should carry their sanitary pads.

Water bottle: carrying a water bottle is a must.

Plastic covers: Carry a plastic bag to keep the wet or used clothes in it.

Personal medical kit: If you are on any medicine, don’t skip that during the trek unless your doctor advises. Always consult your doctor if you have any diseases that can worsen in the mountains or by altitude gain.

Mandatory Documents: Carry your original Aadhar card Passport or Driver’s license. 

Lunch Box: Every day you will reach the campsite only in the afternoon, so there will be no hot lunch but a packed lunch. You must buy and carry one small lunch box.  

Know before you go on the Tulian Lake Trek  

Difficulty: This trek is difficult. You must be aware of this so that you prepare in advance for the trek. Make sure you hit the gym or involve yourself in some physical activity to build stamina endurance and strength of your lower body and core. 

Medical Fitness Certificate: Cliffhangers India needs these records for legal grounds. You won’t be able to trek without any of these. Government-issued photo identification cards, both original and copy. Aadhar cards or passports can be used as identification. The forest department needs this for your identity. 

Disclaimer and medical certification: This is divided into two parts. One must be filed by an active physician, and the other by you. It is legally required to have the disclaimer certificate. Print the PDF back to back, thoroughly read everything, and then sign it. This must be given to your Trek Leader when you register at base camp. Both Cliffhangers and the forest department demand this.

What to Wear during the Trek

  • You’ll need sturdy trekking shoes with good traction, ankle support, and snow-handling abilities for the trek to Tulian Lake.
  • You need a 50–60 liter backpack. Make sure your rucksack features quick-access pockets in addition to sturdy shoulder and hip supports.
  • Wear one T-shirt while carrying two. Keep dry-fit, full-sleeve T-shirts on hand, ideally with collars. These protect your arms and neck from sunburn.
  • You will climb to a height throughout this stroll. High altitudes can experience cold temperatures even during the height of summer. You will require at least three layers of insulation for this walk.
  • You need one full-sleeved light jumper and two thin fleece layers.
  • Two pairs of hiking trousers should be sufficient for this excursion.

Our tour leaders always carry a high-altitude medical kit with them that contains life-saving drugs. Our hike leaders have emergency response training. Before taking any of these medications, get in touch with your trip leader while you’re waiting.

Why Trek with Cliffhangers India

There are advantages to trekking with a firm like Cliffhangers India.

Experienced Guides: One benefit of trekking with a reputable business like Cliffhangers India is having experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local terrain, climate, and safety precautions. Your trekking trip will be more meaningful and educational with the help of these guides, who can provide insightful information about the area’s culture, history, and environment.

Safety: Trekking has inherent risks and can be physically taxing. When you trek with a respected organization like ours, you can take advantage of access to safety gear, medical treatment, and emergency procedures, which guarantees that you will be adequately taken care of in case of any emergencies.

Preparing: Transportation, permits, and equipment rentals are just a few of the logistical considerations that must be made when preparing a trek. You can enjoy the simplicity of having these logistics handled while hiking with a reputable organization like Cliffhangers, allowing you to concentrate on the experience of trekking. 

Trekking with a group of people who share your interests can be a terrific way to forge bonds of camaraderie and meet new acquaintances. Trekking with a reputable organization like

Cliffhangers India may provide the benefit of trekking with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, enhancing and enhancing the trekking experience. Overall, hiking with a reputable organization like ours can provide several advantages that can improve your hiking experience, including safety, convenience, and access to knowledgeable guides.

Trekking around Tulian Lake is a beautiful experience to remember. It is one of Kashmir’s gems. Trekking in Pahalgam will leave you with a wonderful feeling and a clean vibe. You’ll gradually fall in love with this location, let go of all your tension, and unwind in the stunning Kashmiri countryside. 

It is the ideal approach to discovering the undiscovered splendors in Kashmir’s valleys. Once you’ve experienced this exhilarating adventure, you’ll remember the memories forever.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Is Tulian Lake a day trek?

The Tulian Lake trek is challenging. It is in no way recommended to finish in a day. It will expose one to altitude sickness and can be fatal. The ideal duration for the trek is 3 days which lets you acclimatize well and enjoy the beauty of the trek and lake.

How many days is the Tulian Lake trek?

The ideal duration for the Tulian Lake trek is 3 days. This lets you acclimatize well with this high-altitude trek.

What is the best time to visit Tulian Lake?

This lake trek is a summer trek. The best time to visit this lake is between July to September.

How difficult is the Tulian Lake trek?

This trek is in no way easy. It is difficult. It is an all-ascend trek until one reaches Tulian Lake and then all descend to the base camp.

Is Tulian Lake worth visiting?

You are compelled to follow every curve of the shape. The trip to Tulian Lake is the whole Kashmir journey. It features some of the most amazing forests, the largest meadows, jaw-dropping clearings, magnificent camping valleys, and an exquisite alpine lake.

What is the distance of the Tulian Lake trek?

This is a shorter trek, hence the total distance of the Tulian trek is 21km. This includes the kilometers you will walk going to the lake and coming from the lake to Pahalgam. 

How much time does it take to reach Tulian Lake?

The ideal duration for the Tulian Lake trek is 3 days. However, you can increase the day depending on your preference. Some even do it in one day. But that is too heavy on legs and becomes very challenging. 

Where is Tulian Lake Trek located?

This trek is located in Pahalgam – the famous tourist place of Kashmir. The trek goes through the same route that you take while going to Baisaran Valley. 

How to reach Tulian Lake from Pahalgam?

From Pahalgam, it is a trail where you have to walk only. There is no concrete road to the Tulian Lake. So there is only one option to reach the lake and that is by trekking. 

What is the starting point of the Tulian Lake trek?

The starting point of the trek is Pahalgam. Which is around 100km from Srinagar airport. 

Can a beginner do a Tulian lake trek?

Yes, a beginner can do a Tulian trek. It is best suited for beginners. However, before you embark on the trek, make sure you do some preparations. Work on your stamina and core strength. Do a weekly hike to your nearest hill or mountain. In the gym add squats to your routine exercise. 

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