We were a group of 50 students who went on a trip booked through thrillophilia. We had two stops in our journey, Kullu, and Prashar Lake. Kullu: We...
My Husband and I took this trek. This was our first trek together. Both of us have been trekking individually for some time now, but our work timing ne...
Starting & Ending Point: Panarsa
About Prashar Lake:
With views fit for a king, the trail, leading to the lake region i.e. from the city of Mandi to the little village of Apple village Jawalapur, become private and exclusive to every group that visits. The setting of the campsite in Prashar Lake location is yet another pleasant surprise because of its closeness to the water and its harmony with nature.
Prashar Lake trek (2,730m), which happily takes people to the lake which is completely frozen in the winter and a dazzling beauty otherwise, is considered to be an important trek in Himachal Pradesh. It has in day: 13°C to 18°C , in Night: 0°C to 7°C and maximum altitude 8,956 ft.
The picture-perfect blue water lake is surrounded by the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges in Kullu Valley and it is always kept as a secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.
About the Prashar Lake Trek Package:
Tour will be started from Panaras through driving you will reach Apple village Jawalapur and from where your trek will start for Prashar Lake. You will have camp stay at beautiful lake site for one night and in morning again you will trek till Apple village Jawalapur from there you will drive by to Panarsa. During this trek, you will be going through the charming trails crossing the forests and several small streams. All meals for the Prashar Lake trek is included in the package.
Apart from trekking you will have sightseeing, bonfire at camp and as per weather yoga meditation as well. As you climb the trails up, you will come to meet the local people and it is the best chance to know the indigenous culture closely. Also, once you finish the trek to Prashar Lake, you will have a satisfied heart filled with plenty of beautiful views of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges.
There is a surprisingly beautiful attraction near the lake that is the local temple of Prashar Rishi which has a lot of significant architectural brilliance carved on the walls. If you're in the mood for some outdoor adventure and want these memories to be etched forever, then make Prashar Lake trekking the trek of your choice!
For a decent stay, you can opt for alpine tents with common washroom facilities. All tent offers amenities like mattresses, pillows and clean linen. In the evening enjoy the musical night with a bonfire.
Trekking distance: 24 km
Maximum altitude: 2730 m
Difficulty level: Easy To Moderate
ATM: Mandi is the last point where you will get an ATM
Meals during your Prashar Lake Trek:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package
Stay during your Prashar Lake Trek:
Transit Room on the day of arrival in Panarsa for freshen-up
Clock Room to leave any extra stuff at Panarsa
Stay at Prashar Lake (Camping / HomeStay / GuestHouse)
Double occupancy or triple occupancy in rooms or tents
How to reach :
Nearest railway station is Shimla and nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport, Kullu from there one can reach by bus and private vehicle. One can also take a direct bus from Delhi to Panarsa.
Note: The group package is available on weekends. Private trek can be arranged for more than one adult.
Panarsa is 60 km from Mandi towards Kasol.
Check-in into our HomeStayBreakfast + Transfer to Jwalapur village on Shared Cabs (25 Km)Trek to Prashar Lake is around 8 Kms
Packed lunch can be done near the WaterfallMost part of the trek is through lush green forests, along a stream with numerous waterfalls en routeAs you reach the top you see Alpine meadows and the magnificent lake on your Left
Visit the Prashar Rishi Temple, take blessings & make new wishes to the deitySpend some time at the lake & Capture the Himalayan Silhouette during sunset
There are a couple of local dhabba's n Shops around Lake where you can grab hot Tea or a quickSnacks
Dinner (Bonfire if possible / if Allowed)Camping under the Stars at Prashar Lake (outside of the Fence)
Sunrise Photography with 360 panaromic view of the mighty Himalayas
Form these hills you can have clear shots of the Himalayan RangesSnow covered Dhauladhar Ranges + Bada Bhangal on the WestGreat Himalayan National Park + Deo Tibba in the East
Breakfast at the Lake + Trek back to Jwalapur Village (~8km)Taxis will be available at Jwalapur for Transfer to Panarsa(25 Km)
Lunch will be served at Panarsa Home Stay
More Photography at Panarsa as you walk along the river sideCollect Luggage
Departure to Delhi, Volvo arrives at around 7pm
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Rated : 5.0
We were a group of 50 students who went on a trip booked through thrillophilia. We had two stops in our journey, Kullu, and Prashar Lake. Kullu: We reached Kullu after an overnight bus journey. There were 10 tents, each with clean attached bathrooms. The tents were in a secluded area by the riverside. The location was beautiful and private. We did river rafting (around 4 kms) and rope activities by the day time. Around the evening, we all enjoyed by the bonfire. You can also walk around the streets during the day, and get a feel of the place. All in all, it was a very memorable experience. Next morning, we left for Mandi in a bus, and then left for trekking to Prashar Lake. It was a picturesque 7 km trek, doable for beginners. The view was extremely scenic especially at the top. There were 14 tents for all us, and a sleeping bag for each (The temperature had really fallen due to a hailstorm). Tasty food was served by the lake . There was a great view of snow-clad mountains from the location. All in all, the place was very serene and beautiful. One drawback was, that there were just three dirty bathrooms for 50 people. This trip is very suitable for adventurous people wanting a break from the city life in a destination which is not overcrowded.
Rated : 4.0
My Husband and I took this trek. This was our first trek together. Both of us have been trekking individually for some time now, but our work timing never let us to take a vacation together, and when we did take it, it was just about awesome. I am glad to have chosen this place to trek. It was a really nice spot. It is full of natural beauty. The trek is of moderate-challenging level, but with ample trek experience, it was quite moderate for us to finish it. Also, the trek organizers had done a wonderful job in planning and organizing the trek. Kudos, to them!
Rated : 5.0
Prashar lake is one of the most beautiful and scenic places. We had visited the place between April and July and again in September and November and the later one is the best time i would suggest for anyone to visit such a peaceful and serene beauty!
Rated : 5.0
The place is lovely, amazing and visiting this place is like a dream come true. We enjoyed the beautiful sights on the way and around the lake. It was one of the best tours i have been on.
Rated : 5.0
Excellent destination with awesome views. It is lies 49KM north of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and located at height of 2730m above the sea level. With deep blue water the lake looks mind blowing.
Rated : 5.0
We booked it for a group of 40 students and Thrillophilia offered the best price and services as well. The campsite was big enough to accommodate the group and the tents were very comfortable for the stay. They provided us with tasty food and we even got to eat pasta there which we didn’t expect. There were four guides with us and all of them were friendly. We had a great experience there and Thanks to Thrillophilia for it.
Rated : 5.0
The trek is completely easy and is best for the beginners. The climate there is great and the lakes look so beautiful at night. The view of the morning sunrise was just amazing and we had so much fun during the trekking.
Rated : 5.0
Our experience of the prashar lake trek was amazing. We were just two people and we joined a group departure. The people in the group were very friendly and we had a lot of unforgettable memories of the place.
Rated : 5.0
We visited there in winters and the entire trekking trail was covered with snow. We had never witnessed snow in our life and it was just amazing seeing it for the first time. The best part was on Day second we had snowfall at Prashar Lake and the feeling was undefinable. We had the best time there and were very happy with the experience. A must visit trek in winters.
Rated : 5.0
We heard a lot about this trek from our friend and finally decided to go for it. We visited there in early September and it was covered with lush greenery because of the rainfall. It looks so beautiful and peaceful.
Yes! Owing to its easily navigable trail, Prashar Lake trek can be attempted by beginners and first time trekkers as well. The roads here are fairly wide, and the slopes gentle and inviting.
Yes, the Prashar Lake trek remains open throughout the year. However, if you’re a first-time trekker, it is best to avoid the monsoon and winter months for the trek.
Prashar Lake trek in Himachal Pradesh is a famous one in the region that expects tourists and adventure lovers from early May to the end of July and then to September before the onset of heavy winter.
Each time shows a different appearance of the valley and the surroundings.
In winter, the lake will be completely frozen and if you are ready to take up the challenge in it, then winter can be the best but the trails will be very difficult to conquer. Avoiding monsoon will be a good choice since heavy rain can harm the fun.
The inclusions in the Prashar Lake trek package are as follows:
- Vegetarian meals on both days of the trek (2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 1 tea for each person)
- A transit room to freshen up before the trek
- A storage room to stash extra baggage
- Transport between Panarsa and Jwalapur
- Accommodation in tent-camps, guesthouses and homestays during the trek
- Trekking gear and equipment, such as tents, sleeping bags, hiking sticks, Snow Gaiters, day bags and lights.
- Certified trekking guide
- Safety equipment
During the spring season, when the surroundings are lush green and beautiful, trekking to Prashar Lake is quite easy to do. The steeps and slopes will be gentle as well as the routes will be wider. But if there is heavy snowfall, then the trek becomes difficult since the trails will be very slippery and tricky.
The trekking pole can help you to an extent during that time. When it is raining also, accessing the roads to Prashar Lake is a difficult task.
There are two routes for Prashar Lake trek either one can take the route from Mandi – Bijani – Kamand – Bagi – Prashar Lake that is approximately 50 km or can follow the longer circuit of Kullu – Bhuntar – Bajaura – Shayari – Bagi – Prashar Lake that will be 65 km.
If you are traveling from Delhi then you can head to Mandi and then take an auto to Bagi that is the base point for the trek.
Jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the spine chilling cold at Prashar Lake, especially if you are going during winter.
Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.
Parashar lake is located at an elevation of 2730 m above sea level.
It is always better to carry proper trekking shoes while you head out to do Prashar Lake trek because on the way you will find many slippery patches as well as rough roads. To get a good grip, you will need proper trekking shoes since normal sports shoes won’t be comfortable to climb the trails up till the summit.
The total distance of Prashar Lake trek is 15 km (7.5 km each) which takes you to the beautiful meadows contrasting with clear blue skies. With this trek, you can gape at the Dhauladhar, Kinnaur and Pir Panjal ranges that will delight your eyes.
Usually all travel agencies and trekking providers do not support the use of alcohol and cigarettes on any type of trek since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches.
Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty. Hence try not to smoke or consume alcohol.
Many of the trekking tours will not allow the participants do any such activities during the trek.
The average temperature of Prashar lake trek ranges from 20 to 25-degree celsius in summer and in winter the mercury bar stoops down to 0-degree Celsius. If you are snow lover then winters are the best time for you but if the lush green environs enchant you then you can head for the trek in the summer months.
From December to April, there can be snowing at Baggi Village as well as Prashar Lake. The day temperature varies from 8 to 16 degree Celsius on these months and at night the temperature will come to the lowest of -5 degree Celsius.
From May to October, the day temperature will be ranging from 8 to 16 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 2 to 8 degree Celsius. Apart from winter and monsoon, all the other months are moderately warm at Baggi Village and slightly cold at Prashar Lake.
Planning a solo trek to Prashar Lake? Well, this is one of the best choices as it is snuggled at an elevation of 8,956 ft and one can take a glimpse of beautiful peaks. Apart from this, it is safe for both group and solo trekkers alike.
The best way to do the trek is to book an overnight bus from Delhi that will drop you at Mandi from where you can hire a local auto to Bagi that is the starting point of the trek. From this point, one can trek for about 4 to 5 hours and reach to the scenic lake.
Yes, to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness or simply altitude sickness, Diamox is a must medicine you should have handy. You will be reaching a height of about 9000 feet and it will be great if you have 10-12 diamox tablets with you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness.
The Prashar Lake trek in December is all snow-covered and one can take a look at the sparkling horizons. At this time, the temperature is quite bone-chilling as it comes down to about 0 to 5-degree Celsius and it keeps snowing.
A proper cardio vascular structure is needed for doing Prashar Lake trek since you might cross slippery roads and gradual climbs through forest ranges, high altitude landscapes and rough terrains. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly.
Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.
The views of the Prashar Lake trek in winter changes as the snow covers the trails of alpines and makes the terrain beautiful. The temperature drops down to 0 to 5-degree Celsius and is accompanied by the bone-chilling breeze so make sure that you carry enough woolens for yourself.
There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshener will also be provided.
The Prashar Lake trek is considered to be an easy trek. From Baggi at 4,439 feet, you will climb up to about 4,039 feet to Prashar Lake. This will take a lot of energy from you and hence you will need a good physical fitness with better cardiovascular endurance, strength to climb up the summit through slippery routes and flexibility.
To gain the perfect physical fitness to partake in Bhubhu Pass Trek, you can do some short exercises at home, even indoor exercises are fine.
Start with jogging for a short distance and gradually, increase the speed and distance. Stretching, skipping, three sets of squats, etc to stretch your muscles which will help you carry the backpack and do the trek easily.
The distance between Mandi and Prashar Lake is almost 49 km and one can reach Mandi to Prashar Lake trek by road as the terrains are plain. From Mandi, you can take a means of local transport to Bagi that is the base point for Prashar Lake. Beginning from this point you will take 4-5 hours to reach the summit of Prashar Lake.
The distance that needs to be covered to complete Prashar Lake trek is 7.5 kilometres. This trek is covered approximately within a period of 3-4 hours. It is seated on an elevation of 2730 meters and is one of the most beautiful treks in Himachal Pradesh.
The Prashar Lake trekking is of easy level and gets completed within 3-4 hours. One gets to camp besides the Prashar Lake after reaching the location for a night. Next day one has to trek down back to the commencing point. Many activities are also organised during the time one camps on the Prashar Lake location.
To reach Prashar Lake, one needs to undergo trek to Prashar Lake. The trek commences from the nearest town of the base camp that is Mandi. Many major cities connect to Mandi via buses.
Buses destined to Manali go through Mandi so you can drop in there. One can also choose to travel in a cab or personal vehicle to Mandi.
Parashar Lake is situated 50 kilometres from the Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. It is encircled by the majestic Dhauladhar ranges in the Kullu valley.
In order to witness the charming beauty of the Prashar Lake, one can perceive the Prashar Lake trekking enriched with great landscapes comprising of lush green forests and several small streams. Book your trekking package from Thrillophilia and test your fitness levels freely.
During the winter season (December to March), Parashar Lake experiences snowfall. The entire location is carpeted with the crystal clear white snow offering a look of a shimmering jewel. The winter months are picture perfect to sight the true beauty of this destination which is why it is often referred to as camper’s dream destination.
The freezing cold may enhance the difficulty level of this trek to Prashar Lake but the journey and destination make it all the worth of your efforts.
Parashar lake is located 49 km away from Mandi. Board the bus that goes to Mandi and look for taxis or buses that can drop you to Baggi. The nearest airport to Parashar Lake is Bhuntar (60 km), you will have to hire a taxi to reach Baggi village. There are no direct trains on this route.
The cost of Parashar Lake trek comes in an affordable pricing of INR 2449 after 21% discount when booked from the online platform of Thrillophilia. Their deals are really worth spending and include all the major and minor things that always create hustle when booked differently.
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Parashar lake is situated at a distance of 49 km from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an elevation of 2730 m above sea level.
Yes Parashar Lake trek is completely safe for girls. To add on to your security, you can book a package for this trek from the renowned travel company, Thrillophilia that offers every activity and guidance throughout the tour by experts.
You can also save yourself from the hustle of booking your stays, grabbing a meal or locating the places to explore with our travel packages.
Parashar lake is at a distance of 110 km from Manali. The ideal choice would be to take a bus or hire a taxi from Manali to Mandi. Once you reach Mandi, get down at the bus stand and wait for the bus that goes to Baggi.
Baggi village is the starting point of the prashar lake trek. There are two buses that go to Baggi which runs at two designated times- 9:00 AM and between 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Make sure that you catch either of the buses to reach in a timely manner.however, if you happen to miss them, you can always hire a taxi and don’t forget to negotiate on the cost.
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