Nestled amidst the pristine Kırabet Mountains in Çatak district, Van, lies the mesmerizing Fatma Hatun Glacial Lake, boasting untouched natural wonders. This captivating lake, formed by the crystalline waters of melting snow, beckons nature lovers and enthralls them with its innate beauty.
Members of the esteemed Vadi Nature Sports Club embark on a remarkable journey to this natural marvel, where they find themselves immersed in awe-inspiring landscapes. After a scenic drive to the area, the adventurers embark on a two-hour trek, venturing deeper into the ethereal surroundings.
Upon reaching the shores of the lake, the nature enthusiasts capture cherished moments through souvenir photographs, cherishing their connection with this enchanting locale. The allure of Fatma Hatun Glacier Lake, reminiscent of the captivating vistas of the Swiss Alps, leaves an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to explore its splendor.
Ömer Demez, the President of Vadi Nature Sports Club, revealed that their encounter with the lake occurred just a year ago, thanks to photographs sent by a shepherd. Inspired by the stunning images, they embarked on their inaugural expedition to Glacial Lake, meticulously mapping out the route to reach the lake.
“In the present year, we successfully orchestrated a gathering of 21 individuals for an extraordinary occasion at the glacier lake. The lake, with its breathtaking natural beauty, leaves a lasting impression. Interestingly, the lake currently exhibits a unique blend of seasons, with winter prevailing in the upper part and spring in the lower part. It’s an enchanting experience to witness the coexistence of these two seasons. Our aspiration is to promote this magnificent destination, akin to how people visit the Swiss Alps, and foster efforts to attract visitors here. It is imperative to protect and preserve the lake while also developing it for tourism. This place is truly a marvel of nature deserving of utmost admiration.”
İrem Şemin, a passionate enthusiast of nature, accompanied by a group of 21 individuals, expressed her awe, stating:
“This location is a marvel of nature, a place of pure wonder. The breathtaking views and the surrounding natural environment are truly extraordinary. Visiting this stunning destination has been a first-time experience for me, and I am deeply moved by its beauty.”