Pre-trek recce report: Tulian Lake looks stunning!

Pre-trek recce report: Tulian Lake looks stunning!

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By Latika Payak

A couple of hours ago, trek leaders Amit Fatnani and Rishivar Mukherjee returned from a very successful pre-trek recce of the Tulian Lake trek in Jammu and Kashmir. The trek looks stunning, they said.

They shared photos from the recce. And honestly, we've never seen such beautiful pictures of this iconic lake.

Nestled between the Pir Panjal and the Zanskar ranges, the Tulian Lake indeed looks stunning in the pictures from the recce.

The Tulian Lake looking stunning in the morning light. Photo by Amit Fatnani.

The turquoise waters of the Tulian Lake.

Fortunately, the weather remained favourable throughout the recce.

“The weather was partly cloudy when we started. But it remained favourable throughout the trek. After witnessing the breathtaking Tulian Lake we camped in Tulian Valley. We went back to Tulian Lake early today morning to capture it in the morning light,” Amit reports.

Trekking through the forest filled with pines, firs and birches. Photo by Rishivar Mukherjee.

Amit and Rishivar took the shorter 2-day route to Tulian Lake. It cuts through the forest.

But Indiahikes trekkers will take a different route, one which meanders through the mixed forest of the trail. You don't get such forest on any other trek in Jammu and Kashmir.

This scenic trek in Jammu and Kashmir could be a great first Himalayan trek if you follow Amit's advice.

“While distances are short on this trek, there is a relentless ascent to Tulian Lake. You need good fitness to consistently climb for this," he says

The constant ascend to the Tulian Lake. Photo by Rishivar Mukherjee.

We have opened three groups to the Tulian Lake trek in Jammu and Kashmir. These groups are starting on August 20th, August 27th and September 3rd.

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.