Lulusar Lake is the one of the largest lakes in Kaghan Valley in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa province of Pakistan at 3,410 meters of almost 11,190 feet, is the primary headwaters of the Kunhar River. The Name Lulusar drives from the word “LULU” is the Local word area name and “SAR” means “top” or “peak” in Pashto. It is said that Lulusar marks the historic place of those 55 participants of 1857 war of independence who had been arrested near Lulu Sar. Lulusar Lake is the main source of the Kunhar River.
This lake is much larger lake as compared to other lakes around the valley and has Crystal clear water like mirror reflecting the surrounding snow-capped Lulusar Mountains, creating a natural tourist attraction.
Surrounding, Area & Location:
It is surrounded by attractive Mountain also called lulusar range is always attract tourist because its image in lake water clearly see in the transparent water of lulusar lake. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley passing Naran, Kaghan, Jared, Paras and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River. This is an ideal spot for relaxation and reflection due to its peaceful beauty and silence, which overflow the Kaghan Valley.
In the great Himalayan on the northern side there are mountains which are the extension of the same mountain system as that of Kaghan Mountains.
It is surrounded by snow-capped hills whose white forms are reflected in the green-blue waters of the silent lake, making it one of the most beautiful spots in the valley.
Beauty and Specifications:
The entire of Himalaya area presents a view of heaven for tourists, trekkers and alpinists. The stunning Makra Peak, Malka Parbat, Lalazar and Saiful Maluk are the main attractions of this area which is a popular tourism attraction. Lulusar make out a Deep Blue Water of Lulusar Lake. Fishing is the chief sport in Kaghan. One of the highest lake in the world, giving tremendous views of the natural beauty.
Brown Trout and Mahasher are stocked in pure silvery waters in the upper parts of the valley. The Kunhar river trout is considered to be the best throughout the sub-continent. It is ideal place for painting and photography activities.
Lake Lalusar offers a splendid opportunity for fishing in dark blue waters surrounded by high mountains. Lulusar Lake has mirror-like water reflecting the surrounding stunning snow-capped Lulusar Mountains, creating a wonderful natural tourist attraction.
How to Reach:
Lulusar Lake can be reached by Jeep from Naran valley through balakot. A jeep can be hired from Naran to visit Lake Lulusar. From Naran, Lulusar Lake can be reached at in about four and half hours.
From Naran Town the Naran-Babusar road ascends 48 kilometers approximately 30 miles northeast up Kaghan Valley to Basel, from where one reaches Lulusar Lake. Jeeps can be hired in Naran for visiting the lake. A road is being built southeast around the lake which will link Naran and Basel to Chilas and the Karakoram Highway south of Gilgit. After traveling for four and half hour you would reach at this beautiful lake. The average jeep rent on “to and from” basis is Rs. 3,000
In the summer many domestic and international visitors make the lake and Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park a destination. From Gittidas east of the lake the Naran-Babusar road goes through the Babusar Pass, which is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley 4,173 meters 13,691 feet, to the Karakoram Highway and mountaineering hub of Gilgit.
From Naran Town the Naran-Babusar road ascends 48 kilometers (30 mi) northeast up Kaghan Valley to Basel, from where one reaches Lulusar Lake. Jeeps can be hired in Naran for visiting the lake. A road is being built southeast around the lake which will link Naran and Basel to Chilas and the Karakoram Highway south of Gilgit.
Better To Visit:
It is recommended to visit in summer due to the unpleasant weather in this region as it is situated at 3,410 meter approximately 11,190 feet. The best time to visit Lulusar is from May to September especially in summer season.
Please remember that the use of fishing nets and explosive materials for fishing in rivers and lakes are illegal as they are harmful for the healthy and sustainable growth of trout fish and other wildlife. Wearing a jacket is recommended because the nights are too cold.