Beyond Khilanmarg, 13 km from Gulmarg, is the Alpather lake. It is located just at the bottom of the Nun and Kun peaks of Apharwat. You can visit the lake during the winter for an exquisite view of the frozen lake. Summers see the lake surrounded with colourful flowers and trees.
With large chunks of ice in the lake, witness the ducks walking on the lake and not swimming. It is a major attraction for people interested in photography, looking to take world-class portraits and poets, hoping to find a muse.
Do not forget to include this lake in your itinerary while visiting Khilanmarg.