Lulusar Lake | Captivating and Unspoiled Gem in Kaghan

Lulusar Lake - A captivating Gem in Kaghan Valley

Lulusar is a group of mountain peaks and a lake in Kaghan Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan province. The length as well as depth of this lake along with the surrounding mesmerizing view of snow-capped mountains, makes it one of the most famous and most visited tourist places.


Lulusar Lake – Leaves You in Awe of Inspiring

Amid tall snow-capped peaks and lush green meadows lies the Lulusar Lake with its fresh green-blue mirror-like water that reflects the Lulusar mountains.

The Lake is home to blue and golden wildflowers that keep the tourists amazed for a long. Because of fewer visitors, this place remains unaffected by pollution and litter.

The area around the Lake is a patchwork of meadows and fields, which are green in the summer and spring months before changing with the seasons. The Lake changes its color with the seasons and time of the day, thanks to the sunlight.


Lulusar Lake one of the beautiful lakes in Pakistan


Meaning of Lalusar

The word ‘’sar’’ means  ‘’peak or top’’ in Pashto. Lulusar is the name of the mountains that contains a lake famously known as Lulusar Lake.



Lulusar Lake (also called Lulusir) is a lake located at 3,410 meters (11,190 ft) and is the primary water source of the Kunhar River. It flows southwest along the entire length of the Kaghan Valley.

It is located approximately 50 kilometers (31 mi) from Naram Valley and 2135 meters above sea level.


How to reach Lulusar Lake?

Naran-Babusar road begins at Naran Village and extends 48 kilometers (30 mi) northeast to Basel in Kaghan Valley, from where Lulusar Lake can be accessible by any vehicle.

jeeps are available at Kaghan bazar for rentals. It roughly takes 3 hours to reach the lake. The construction of a new road is underway which will connect the Naran and Basel to Chillas from Karakoram Highway.

There are no hotels near the lake, just a few cafes from where you can buy snacks or traditional food. Therefore, you can stay at Naran and visit Lulusar Lake in the daytime.


Lulusar Lake Weather

The lake is quite famous for its pleasant weather in summer. Naran and Kaghan can be a little warm in summer. However,  It rains quite a lot throughout the year which keeps the weather pleasant.

The average annual temperature is 10.1 °C and the average annual rainfall is 803 mm.

Snowfall blocks the roads to Naran and from Naran to Babusar in winter. The snow-free season is from July to October.



Lulusar lies in the heart of Kaghan Valley near Babusar Pass


Best Time to Visit Lulusar

The best time to visit Lulusar Lake is June to September when the weather of Lulusar is dry and warm. Lush green mountains offer stunning views. If you are adventurous you can trek as there are many short trails and walks around the area.

DON’T TRAVEL IN THE RAINY SEASON! In rainy season, precautions must be taken to avoid any accident because of the slipperiness and land sliding on the road.

Be sure to take jackets that you can take off if the weather becomes warm as the weather can be unpredictable.


Some Quick Facts About Lulusar Lake

Lulusar Lake Elevation

Lulusar Lake is situated at an altitude of 2135 meters above sea level. A lot of history and mystery is attached to this lake.


Lulusar Lake Depth

The depth of Lulusar Lake is  11000 feet from which river Kunhar flows down the valley first a silent blue stream and then a roaring torrent until it joins the river Jhelum.



The Lulusar mountain range and lake are located in the Kaghan Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The lake is found near Babusar-Naran route about 55km from Naran.

The location has an emotional importance in the national tourist’s heart because of the detainment of 55 war heroes who took part in the War of independence.

It is still thought of for its historic location, where 55 revolutionaries were arrested during the 1857 war for Indian independence. Lulusar Lake is an amazingly calm, captivating, and slightly spooky lake.

It is believed that by this lake, Alexander the Great relaxed his horses while he was on his way back from conquering Persia, hence the second name of Lulusar Lake Kaghan after Alexander’s horse, a black stallion named Bucephalus.


Tourist Attractions

The lake is very less polluted because of the limited access to the travelers. However, whoever visits this place remains awestruck by the calming atmosphere and mesmerizing beauty of the place. It is the best place to visit in summer if going to Gilgit Baltistan.

The lake is fed by the melting of glaciers and snow from the surrounding mountains. Its fresh water is a famous boating and fishing spot. You can also enjoy picnicking, camping, and hiking here.

There are many treks and short walks nearby, which allow you to explore the majestic beauty of this region.

The lake inhabitants many wildlife, including ducks, geese, and different fish species. People can bring fishing gear if they are planning on spending time at the lake.

The various activities to do at the lake include, such as kayaking, horseback riding, biking, rock climbing, and more!

Due to uneven spread of biodiversity in the area , The fields inhabitant to rare wildlife species, including the shahtoosh, Chir bar, and the Yurkhun (northern pufferfish).

The lush green mountains along with the snow-capped peaks makes the view of lake majestical for national and international tourists..

It’s ideal location makes it an Instgrammable place for visitors in Kaghan Valley.



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