A beautiful and serene lake tucked between the peaks of the mighty Himalayan Range, Jammu and Kashmir, Alpather lake is surely a delight for photographers and tourists alike. The more adventurous amongst you would love to take a ride on the back of a horse, brave the chilly winds and trot in the Himalayan terrains to reach the precincts of Alpather Lake. Lying at the base of the twin peaks of the 4511 meter high Apharwat peaks, this beautiful lake is alpine in nature and remains frozen through most parts of the year.
In June, tourists and adventure mongers travel long distances to see its waters thawing. The chunks of ice floating on the crystal clear waters of the lake make a beautiful picture—and are definitely worthy of a look. Some of the surrounding areas of this lake are under Army control and require special permits and permissions to visit the same. It is important to get all necessary details from the authorities of the Tourism Information Center, before venturing out towards the beautiful confines of Alpather Lake.
The environs of this lovely lake are bound by wildflower meadows and snow covered fields and terrains (this is dependent on your time/season of visit). Photographers and nature lovers love to click the sights of cute looking ducks waddling around on its pacific waters. They also love to set their eyes on horse riders racing past the placid expanse of this beautiful lake—accessible on pony back via a well-graded track. The alluring backdrops of the snow-capped hills and terrains beyond, transform this lake into a perfect picnic spot; a must visit for tourists of all ages.