Indiahikes Exploratory Team spots 14 incredible alpine lakes on the Pi...

Indiahikes Exploratory Team spots 14 incredible alpine lakes on the Pir Panjal Lakes trek in Jammu and Kashmir!

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By Latika Payak


The Pir Panjal Lakes trek has turned out to be better than what we expected! Our exploratory team is back. And they’re sharing stunning insights from this brand new trek in the Poonch region of Jammu and Kashmir. The biggest stunner is the presence of 14 huge alpine lakes on the trail.

“Not 1,2 or 7,8…We were lucky to see 14 on this exploratory trek!! We didn't even get the chance to walk around all these lakes. You can imagine the size of these mesmerizing water bodies against the big mountains surrounding us. What was even more special was climbing to the pass and watching these lakes. The colours changed from oceanic blue to turquoise to teal. The shapes changed. Just watching these lakes at every turn was a treat!” gushes Suhas Saya, Head of DIY Treks at Indiahikes, who was a part of this exploration.

On none of our treks have we come across so many high-altitude lakes. Till now, we’ve had most lakes on Kashmir Great Lakes trek. And there too we see only seven. It’s mind-boggling to think that on the Pir Panjal Lakes trek you spot double the number of lakes.

But this is just one highlight of the trek. There’s more. The dense never-seen-before forest section, three endless meadows. This trek justifiably exceeded all our expectations.

We’ll share more updates about these incredible highlights from the Pir Panjal Lakes trek in the coming days.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.