Dudipatsar Lake, Naran
Most of the people coming to Kaghan Valley stick to Naran & Lake Saiful Maluk. They don't go further. There are several beautiful Lakes in this valley, which should not be missed. Dudipatsar Lake is one of them. According to many it is far more beautiful than Lake Saiful Maluk.
Dudipatsar means "White Lake", because most of the year it is covered with ice. Ice melts for a couple of months during end of July till September. So best time to Visit Dudipatsar Lake is Late July till September.
There are several Ways to reach Dudipatsar Lake but the easiest one is from Behsal (Besal) via Mulla ki Basti. You should leave early from Naran.. Then you'll go to Behsal (Besal) on Jeep. Its max. 2 hours journey. From Behsal its approx. 7-8 hours trek to Dudipatsar Lake. From here you can hire a guide as well as Horses. Guide will take around Rs. 2000/- per day & same for the horse. In the start of the trek there is a narrow way. A couple of glaciers also come on the way. Then path widens up. After approx. 6 hours trek comes "Mulla Ki Basti". A small village where you can get something to eat. But it is recommended to carry packed food with you. For here its approx. 2 hours further hike to Dudipatar Lake. Some people camp & relax here & go to the lake next morning. Some direct go to the lake & finally relax there. It is advisable to stay at Mulla ki basti and go to the lake next morning. From here 2 hours hike to the lake is relatively hard, because rocks are steep.
But when You finally reach at the lake, you wouldn't complaint for the hardship. It is very beautiful. In August - september, partially snow covered Mountains around the lake give a very view. Waters are not very deep but cold. You can bring kit & do fishing. Delicious Trout fish is found here.
Dudiptsar is another beautiful lake encircled by snow clad peaks. The word "dudi" means white 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 lake reflects like a mirror. Its not easy to visit this lake as there is tough hike. Its gonna take you four to six hours for this lake after tough hiking and trekking.
Near the Babusar top at the Babusar pass lies the "Dudupatsar Lake" with its beautiful greenish blue waters & very cold too.The word "sar" is used with the name of each lake in the area meaning lake.In the summer when the water of the lake reflects like a mirror a large number of visitors from different areas of the country come to watch the enchanting views of these lake.Dudipat Lake (Dudipat Sar in local language) is six or seven hours walking distance from Besal. Half of this distance is steady climbing on a clear path then the valley opens out to wide, flat pastureland. The deep blue Dudipat Sar, at 3,800 meters, is surrounded by green hills at about 4,800 meters, with snow patches in the shady hollows.