In Summer season, this lake is surrounded by lush green meadows and vibrant flowers and breath taking landscapes in the surrounding. These views are worth all the effort and traverse
Why Ratti Gali?
Out of the many beautiful lakes in Pakistan, Ratti Gali is not to be missed at any cost. This high altitude Alpine lake (3000m) in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir. It receives its water source from the glaciers around it. This seems like a throne covering the lake.
In Summer season, this lake is surrounded by lush green meadows and vibrant flowers and some breath taking landscapes in the surrounding. These views are worth all the effort and traverse.
The lake is accessible by Jeep either from Dawariyan or Noori Top. The route from Dawariyan is preferred due to a relatively better road hence this is usually the choice. The hike from the base to the lake isn’t very difficult and takes about an hour an a half to gain ascension therefore it’s recommended even for amateurs and young children.
There's always that one spot out of an entire trip that steals your heart and penetrates your soul. From the 'Subhan Allah' first sight of this lake to the 'Alhamdullilah' type of a farewell, I was absolutely awed along with many others present there. I'm sure the feeling was mutual . . . . . . . . . . . . . #lakes #lakeside #glacial #alpine #nature #natural #valleys #ratti #kashmir #pakistan #landscape #photography #travelphotography #travel #travelworld #Ilovetravel #instaclick #instagood #wanderlust #itravel #travelblogger #AmbyZeeTravels #thankgod #iamhappy #dailyphoto #dailypic
The best time to visit this lake is from July – October. Later, the snow seasons gets tough and the entire lake gets frozen, therefore it’s impossible to withstand the weather’s harshness. In order to fully absorb the beauty of this lake, one must leave early in the morning and make camp at night to enjoy the dwelling sunset and early morning sunrise.
Here is a YouTube video by Amber Zulfiqar that takes you on a roller coaster ride to the lake with some spectacular views to enjoy!
Amber Zulfiqar is an avid foodie traveler who works as a professional food/travel blogger along with providing consultancy services for Digital PR and Influence Marketing or commercial brands.