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Tulian Lake Trek

Inclusions of the trek

Overview of Tulian Lake

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Kashmir lies the enchanting Tulian Lake, a pristine gem hidden away in the Pir Panjal Range. The Tulian Lake trek offers adventurers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and tranquility of the region, while traversing through verdant meadows, dense forests, and rugged terrain. This 650-word overview will delve into the captivating allure of the Tulian Lake trek, highlighting its scenic vistas, cultural significance, and the exhilarating experience it offers to trekkers. The total distance from Srinagar to Aru Village is 94 km. The altitude of trailhead Aru is 2433 m, the first campsite named Lidderwat is located at an altitude of 3000 m, and the Tarsar Lake is located at an altitude of 3795 meters above sea level. The first stretch of 10 kms from Aru to Lidderwat is the easiest part of the trek.

How to Reach Srinagar

Kashmir does have only one commercial Airport which we can reach by direct flights from Delhi (DEL) Airport, Bangalore, Jammu, And Hyderabad.  All the flights from other parts of India reach via Delhi to Srinagar (SXR), Kashmir.

Government and Private bus services to Jammu are available from from Delhi and from other parts of India. Jammu onwards you can again choose state government bus service or choose tourist taxi from Jammu to Srinagar. Tourist taxi, Public transport And UT Government Bus Service will be available easily from Jammu to Srinagar.

The train services can be used up to Jammu And Banihal only. Tourist taxi, Public transport And UT Government Bus Service will be available easily from Jammu to Srinagar. The distance of 270 Km from Jammu to Srinagar is usually been covered in 6 to 7 hours.

Short ITinerary Tulian Lake Trek

Note: Trekkers are advised to reach Srinagar a day before the trek will commence. Our itinerary doesn’t include any buffer day but trekkers must add a buffer day in order to secure their departure. Bad weather conditions sometimes take an extra day to reach back on road safe and sound.

Day 1: Srinagar - Pahalgam campsite

During the first day, we will send the tourist taxi at a programmed time and we will be heading towards the trailhead by covering a distance of 94 km. This will be an acclimatization day with a few km walk around the  Kothpathri valley.  Night stay will be at Pahalgam Campsite at an elevation 2300 m.

Day 2: Campsite - Tulian Valley

Trek distance: 10 km 

Time Taken: 6 – 7 hours

Altitude gain: 400 meters

Trek type:  Easy + moderate trek through the rolling slopes of  Lidder Valley

Day 3: Valley to Tulian Lake and return

Trek distance: 6 km 

Time Taken: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 1000 meters

Trek type: The trek starts with a gradual ascent and the route turns flat at fewer places. After a boulder walk of 20 minutes which ends on the banks of Tulian Lake.

Day 4: Tulian Valley to Pahalagam to Srinagr

Trek distance: 10 km 

Time Taken: 5 hours

Altitude loss:  600 meters

Trek type: Getting down from Valley through jungle stretch and small valleys and ends at Baisaran.

Best Time To Do Tulian Trek

The best time to undertake the Tulian Lake trek in Kashmir is during the summer months, from June to September. During this period, the weather is generally pleasant, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. However, it’s essential to avoid the monsoon season (July-August) due to the risk of heavy rainfall and landslides, which can make the trek challenging and unsafe.

Cancellation Policy

  • The cancellation of any trek or tour must be notified by sending an email to  Cancellation will be accepted only by receiving an email from our official email address.
  • If the cancellation is requested 40 days before the first day of the trek, 90 percent of that amount will be refunded.
  • Cancellation requested between 40 to 30 days prior to the trek only partial refund will be provided. 
  • If cancellation is requested 30 days before the first day of the trek, in such a situation there will be only 30 percent amount refunded.
  • The decided trek fee can be changed if group size is decreased from the client end.
  • In case of any untoward situation like a natural disaster, national emergency, terrorist activity, bad weather conditions take place, we will be fully responsible to take decisions. 

Physical Fitness

  • Getting a medical certificate from a registered medical officer is must before starting your trek. If you suffer from severe lung/heart/muscle disorders or any disease that can turn fatal, You cant take part in any trek with us.
  • In case you lack the required fitness or are suffering from any disease that can turn fatal in the mountains, Himalayan Bird reserves the right to bar your participation from doing the trek without any refund/compensation.
  • Trekkers are advised to focus on physical fitness inorder to remain fit during the trek and explore better. Following endurances can help beginners and experienced trekkers to remain fit and explore better during the trek.

       Endurance Exercises:

  • Brisk walking or jogging.
  • Yard work (mowing, raking)
  • Dancing.
  • Swimming.
  • Biking.
  • Climbing stairs or hills.
  • Playing tennis or basketbal

Travel Insurance

Having travel insurance is an important protocol all trekkers should follow. The cost of the trek doesn’t include any sort of insurance. Trekkers/Travelers travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness, and death medical expenses including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable, and personal liability.

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  • Indian Tourists must provide valid identity proof in order to get enrolled for the trek permissions. A valid passport and visa for all the tourists who are from outside India.
  • Objects should be some on our email address before starting the trek.