Alpather Lake Trek Guide

Discussion in 'Travel Guides' started by Vargis Khan, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    This post is more of a visual representation of the Alpather Lake trek that I explained in the forum post. You can read the theory part at the link below.

    http://vargiskhan.com/log/alpather-lake/

    I am posting the pictures here to help understand the trek route better.
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    So to give you an idea of where the lake exactly is, let me post a picture taken from Gulmarg. The mountain in the picture is Apharwat peak.

    1 is where the Gondola ride starts from
    2 is the middle point, phase 1 of Gondola ride, also known as the Kungdoor station.
    3 is the end point of Phase 2 of Gondola ride where to get of.
    4 is where the Alpather lake is located.


    alpather-lake-trek-9.jpg
     
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Once you get off the Gondla at Phase 2, look towards the right side. This is the peak that you will see. Just start climbing up in this direction.


    alpather-lake-trek-1.jpg

    lavish-sagar.jpg
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    See that piles of stone stacked up at the top? You will notice it after climbing up a bit. This is where you need to go. The lake is just behind those stones.

    alpather-lake-trek-3.jpg
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Soon you will also see this road. Just keep climbing towards the top and continue gaining height.

    alpather-lake-trek-2.jpg


    The Gondola station is at the far end of where the road is ending.

    alpather-lake-trek-5.jpg
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    As you gain height, you will notice this mountain. The lake is on the other side of it.

    alpather-lake-trek-6.jpg
     
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    And after that, just climb down to the lake.

    alpather-lake-2.jpg


    alpather-lake-3.jpg
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

  9. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
     

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