Lulusar Lake – Most Beautiful, Amazing & Wonderful Lakes of Pakistan

Lulusar Lake - September 2015

Lulusar Lake

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Lulusar Lake, the sparkler of Kaghan Valley, is located in Beautiful Kaghan Valley. The word “sar” is a Pashto word means “top” or “peak”.  Lulusar is a group of mountain peaks and a lake in the Kaghan Valley at an altitude of 11,190 ft (3,350 meters) and is some 48 kilometers (30 Miles) from Naran, on the road ascending toward Babusar (naran jalkhad road). Lulu Sar lake is surrounded by snow-capped hills, whose purple and white forms are reflected in the green-blue waters of the lake, making it one of the most beautiful spots in the valley. It is believed to be the biggest lake in the Kaghan Valley and attracts thousands of visitors / tourists each year. It is wreathed in blue and gold wild flowers and has very enchanting beauty and its tremendous view remains in the mind for a long time.

During winter & early Summer road ahead Naran remains closed due to heavy snow fall & other blockages. From June to October it is open. To visit Lulusar Lake no hiking / camping gear is required. You can go & visit Lulusar Lake from Naran on rented Jeep (at a cost of Rs. 3,000 or USD 30 in peak season) or even you can now travel on your personal car & easlily return back before night.

The best time to visit Lulusar Lake is the beginning of summer as by the time summer passes, the lake would  loose much of the snow near its adjacent mountains. The best time is, therefore, from end of May to end of June. After June the lake will not have much snow, only the greenery will be seen. However, if you wish to see much greenry. then the best time to visit is from the mid of July till mid of September, as all of the snow will have melted and the lake will have lush green surroundings.

Lulusar – Dudipatsar Natioanl Park Alpine Pastures are habitat of many internationally threatened Wildlife species and is rich in biological diversity where wide variety of wild animals, birds and migratory birds are found.In Lulusar Dutipatsar national park there are two types of fishes found in the lake.

Some of the important fauna of the park  are Himalayan ibex(Capra ibex sibirica), Brown bear(Ursus arctos), Marmot(Marmot flaviventris) snow leopard, (Uncia uncia), Important bird species of Lulusar Dutipatsar national park are Snow cock (Tetragallus himalayensis), Snow partridge (Lerwa lerwa), Himalayan Griffen vulture (Gyps coprotheresand), Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) and Falcon(Falco jugger). Some the of the migratory birds come from Siberia to Lulusar Dutipatsar national during autumn and spring season. Important migratory bird species are Pintail (Anas Acuta), common teal (Anas crecca ), mallard (Ans platyrhynchos).

As far as the flora is concerned, the entire area has lush green shrubbery which sprouts every year when the snow melts and covers the entire valley. You can easily find many herbs, trees and perennials of Himalayan Conifer forests. There are many medicinal plants found here such as Aspagol or Plantago ovate, Ban kakri or Podophyllun hexandrum, Thandi booti or Tussilago farfara, Chikee or Primula macrophylla. Shrubs include Grecian Juniper or Juniper exelsa, Jongi or Betula utilis, French marisk or Tamarix gallica, Sumbal or Barberis achycantha.

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