OT Travel Itinerary: All You Need To Know Before Visiting Alpather Lake

This picturesque lake in Gulmarg is nestled among mountains, meadows and valleys which come alive during the summer

Alpather Lake starts to melt in April Photo: Sahid Vaidya/Wikimedia Commons

Alpather Lake in Gulmarg lies at 4,390m above sea level on the foothills of the Apharwat Peak. It’s a small, pretty lake surrounded by mighty mountains, pleasant meadows and gorgeous flowers during the summer. It freezes over from November to mid-June, hence its nickname of “Frozen Lake.” It comes as no surprise then that ice skating is a popular activity during this time.