Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park


Visit Guide to Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park

One of the most beautiful and magnificent lakes of Pakistan is the awe-inspiring Dudipatsar Lake which is also called the Dudipat Lake. The amazing lake, filled with magnificent blue-green water, is in a valley of snow-covered peaks located in a national park called Lulusar-Dudipatsar.

Getting There

The distance from Islamabad to Kaghan by road is 243 km.

You can drive from Kaghan to Dudipatsar Lake by car or jeep. There are many ways to get there at Dudipatsar Lake but the most easily accessible one is from Behsal (Besal) via Mulla ki Basti. Leave early from Naran, then hire a Jeep to go to Behsal (Besal). It takes max 2 hours to reach there. From Behsal its approx. 7-8 hours trek to Dudipatsar Lake. Then you can hire a guide as well as Horses from here.

Mulla ki Basti is a small village where you can get something to eat. But it will be more convenient if you carry packed food with you. Then you’ll have to hike for 2 hours further to reach Dudipatar Lake.

What to Expect

Dudipatsar Lake is one of the most beautiful, stunning, and magnificent lakes which is encircled by snow-clad peaks and lies in the extreme north of the Kaghan Valley. The word “dudi” means white, “pat” means mountains and “sar” Means Lake.

This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow at surrounding peaks. In summer the water of the lake reflects like a mirror and the side valleys, especially the banks of the Lake become lush green. This lake is also called as Queen of Lakes due to its beauty. The lake’s water is a beautiful greenish-blue hue and very cold, at an elevation of 3,800 meters (12,500 ft). The surrounding mountains, with snow patches in the shady dales, average around 4,800 meters (15,700 ft) in elevation. Their natural habitat is in the Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregion.

The lake and its wetlands habitats are of significant ecological importance for resident fauna and migratory waterfowl. Some of the park’s fauna include the snow leopard, black bear, marmot, weasel, lynx, leopard, Himalayan snowcock, and snow partridge. The lake and park is accessible for four months of the year from June to late September.


Lulusar-Dodipat National Park is located in the Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The park was created in 2003. The scenic Dudipatsar Lake and Lulusar Lake and peaks are in the park.

Facilities Available

  • Fishing
  • Camping Adventure
  • Boating
  • Tourism Department helps the Tourist/ Visitors through providing broachers in both Urdu and English languages. The local Police and the local Guides can speak multi languages (i.e local languages, Urdu, English and some of them can speak Chinese also).
  • Photography with an amazing view
  • Food stalls
  • Trekking
  • There is a lot of fishermen who love to fish for brown trout in Dudipatsar. You will need a fishing license and equipment to get a hold of some delicious trout.
  • Filling stations are available in Lulusar-Dodipat which includes Petrol and Diesel.