Nestled at an elevation of 3795 meters, Tarsar Lake is an eye-catching alpine oligotrophic water body located mainly in the Aru valley of Anantnag district. It measures 2 km in length and around 0.8 km in width and has an almond-shape. Tarsar Lake is alienated by a high peak, which has a minimum height of around 4000 meters, from its twin sister lake, Marsar, which lies close to Dachigam National Park. Together, these lakes form a wonderful rocky trekking trail and provide great opportunities to explore the richness of Jammu and Kashmir tourism.
Thanks to its awe-inspiring surrounding beauty, Tarsar Lake is one of the beautiful tourist places to visit in Pahalgam. Travelers can access the lake, from Srinagar through a motorable road via Pahalgam and Aru Valley, only during summers as it generally gets enveloped with a white cover during winters. The other nearby settlement is Nage-Baren.