One amongst the major magnetisms in Gulmarg is the very enchanting Alpathar Lake. Situated at an elevation of around 4,511 meters, the lake features a picturesque backdrop of the snow capped hills. Accompanied with abundance greenery, diverse range of its flora and fauna make this place a perfect spot for picnickers.
The soothing and tranquil environs of the lake leaves the visitors completely spellbound. It is a triangular shaped pond and looks really enchanting against the picturesque surroundings. The lake remains frozen during winters, while in summers you can see couples of small and big ice bergs along its streams. The best time to visit is in summers, when the visitors can indulge in outdoor activities and enjoy a boat ride in this lake. Usually it is a daylong expedition from Gulmarg to Alpathar Lake and you can hire horses and ponies to help you reach the place.