Ratti Gali - A Breathtaking Place in Pakistan

(Ratti Gali)

The breathtaking beauty of the Ratti Gali can be seen in every feature. From lakes that are crystal clear to meadows filled with dancing wildflowers, there's no shortage when it comes down to choosing which scenery you want your eyes focused on.

The captivating natural beauty of this place draws both local and international tourists. From the serenity of pristine lakes to flower-filled meadows, this place is a land filled with breathtaking natural wonders.

The stunning Ratti Gali Lake is one of the highest lakes in Azad Kashmir and an excellent spot for nature lovers to explore. If you’re looking forward to visiting this incredible natural destination, then we've got some information that might be helpful.

About Ratti Gali

The views of Ratti Gali Lake are breathtaking. It is a beautiful glacial lake located in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir. The water mass of this stunning spot has formed due to the glacier activities taking place around it. 

The beautiful, mountainous landscape surrounds the pristine waters of this lake. Locals call it a “jewel" in their valley for its captivating beauty and peacefulness to be appreciated equally as much by visitors from all over the world.

How to Get to Ratti Gali Lake?

Ratti Gali Lake, located in one of the remotest regions in Pakistan. It’s located 75 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, making it the closest major city to this beautiful lake. 

The journey to Ratti Gali Lake will take you on an adventure full of new experiences. It may be roughly around 4-to 6 hours long, depending upon the flow or weather conditions and how much traveling there needs to be done in between stops along your trekking route.

The scenic beauty of Ratti Gali Lake will leave you feeling refreshed and alive. You have to first travel by road to a village in Azad. 

Then you may have to take a 4X4 vehicle, probably a jeep, to get to Ratti Gali Lake. It can be bumpy and rocky, so there is no need for a car. The place is about 2 hours from the jeep ride. 

From the base camp, it's another 1 or 2 hours trekking before you reach the lake. Horseback riding might also be available as an option for tourists if they want it to.

Places Near Ratti Gali Lake 

Whether you're looking for a place to stay near Ratti Gali Lake, there are plenty of great options in this area. Some popular hotels and the closest point to Neelum Valley Lake are: 

  • Sharda Resort
  • Park River House Sharda 
  • Wadi Resort
  • State Continental Sharda
  • Neelum Star River Guest House

The Weather of Ratti Gali Lake

Although the weather in this area is usually cold, you should pack warm clothes for your journey. Also, make sure that you get some dried fruits with you when traveling through ice-capped lakes or rivers. The perfect fuel for any journey, these foods will keep you warm and energized on your trip.

Travel Packages of Ratti Gali Lake

The convenience of visiting Ratti Gali Lake in Azad Kashmir is now more than ever, thanks to the availability and variety of tourism packages. From food to transportation and stay, travel agencies offer a wide range of packages that meet everyone’s needs.  

The Azad Kashmir region, also known as AJK or Azad Jammu & Kashmir, can be described as a nature's paradise with its amazing wilderness. The release of the new Tourism Policy in 2019 has shown us how keenly this government wants to promote tourism in Pakistan. 

So, book a trip now and explore this beautiful alpine glacial lake.