Kousarnag Lake

This snow-fed Kousarnag lake in Kulgam, the source of the River Veshav, is nestled in the shadow of the Pir Panjal peaks on three sides. It is located at an elevation of roughly 4000 feet above sea level. Kausarnag Lake creates an amazing display of natural beauty with its pristine waters reflecting the blue sky above. Its tranquil waters entice guests to take leisurely boat rides or just to relax and take in the serene surroundings. The surrounding forests, which are teeming with a diverse range of flora and fauna and provide a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, add to its allure. Due to its abundant biodiversity, the area is a birdwatcher's dream come true, with a wide variety of vibrant bird species filling the skies. Kausarnag Lake provides plenty of chances for hiking and camping amidst the abundance of nature for those seeking adventure. Every step of the surrounding trails rewards hikers with breathtaking views as they lead to panoramic viewpoints and hidden waterfalls. Trekking from Aharbal to Kousarnag, via Kungwattan and Mahinag, is a popular 3-day route. Upon reaching the lake, hikers are greeted with breathtaking views of contrasting blue hues against rugged terrain. The serene summits above and the calm, crystal-clear water make this the ideal natural location to awaken the senses.

  • Best Time to Visit: April to September
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 61 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Sadura which is 44 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance from Srinagar is 70 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Trekking, scenic views, relaxation and photography.
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