Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine Lake which is located in Neelam valley Kashmir. Its one of the most beautiful and relatively easily accessible lakes of Kashmir. Its only accessible in summer and during peak season its surrounded by flowers of different colors. Color of Lake keeps changing throughout the day
To reach Ratti Gali Lake you have to first reach Dowarian, From there you can hire a jeep that will take you to Ratti Gali lake base camp. From base camp its just 50 minutes hike to Ratti Gali lake. We recommend hiking there but if someone is unable to hike they can also hire a horse from Ratti Gali Base camp. Last part of hiking is a bit steep but even first time hikers will be able to do it without any problem.
Most people just visit till lake’s main point, But at left side of lake there is a view point which provides a much better view of lake and it quite calm
You can either visit the lake and return to dwarian the same day, but we recommend spending one night at ratti gali base camp and starting hiking for the lake the next day, that way there is more time to spend at lake and milkyway can be seen clearly from ratti gali base camp ( Depending on weather and moon phase)