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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...
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About the Prashar Lake Trek:
The Prashar Lake trekking is fit for individuals of all interest- and expertise levels. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?! 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 Baggi, become private and exclusive to every group that visits. It is of prime importance to remain hydrated and careful during every part of the journey owing to unpredictable, slippery paths and the formation of ice on the surfaces. 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.
About Prashar Lake:
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. 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. If you set out for a trek to Prashar Lake, you will be going through the charming trails crossing the forests and several small streams.
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.
Alongside, 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. The style perfectly matches with the landscape around the lake and thus it is a favorite tourist attraction in the region. 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!
Temperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C
Maximum Altitude: 8,956ft
Difficulty Level: Easy
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu
Nearest ATM: Mandi has the last ATM point before your trek begins.
Starting & Ending Point: Panarsa
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 were three people in this tour. The group had about 16 people in all. We took an overnight bus from Delhi to reach Panasra by morning, there we were given nice hotel rooms to freshen up and have a morning breakfast. After breakfast we went for Prashar Lake trek which was amazing as the sun was shining both times as we went up and down the trek. The guide Raj was great. We reached the lake by afternoon and were given packed lunch. After spending evening at the lake we went to the tents and had bonfire and tasty dinner. In the morning we climbed down and as also had a trip to the nearby village which also had most beautiful mountains I had ever seen. The trek is easy to moderate level and can be easily accomplished by beginners. All in all it was a great experience.
Rated : 5.0
Everything was perfect on this trek. Me and my friend book this trek after going through different websites and reviews and finally booked through Thrillophilia as one our friend recommended us who already went on this trek with Thrillophilia. Quality of service was very good from team and the guide was very helpful. Parashar is one of the most beautiful lake in Himachal and it’s a must visit.
Rated : 5.0
Apart from the scenic views there were various activities organised by Thrillophlilia, Also i would like to mention about the comfortable camps and delicious food provided to us. Along with an adventurous experience i'm taking with me a lot of memories. Thank you Thrillophilia and team for this amazing 2 day tour.
Rated : 4.0
What an adventurous trek it was with eye catching views, it was a 2 day trek, 1st day was easy but on the second day because of the height it was getting somemore difficult though it was fun. Also we had experienced sunrise at Parashar Lake and 360° panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. It is a must try trek for beginners.
Rated : 5.0
One of the best trekking experience, We trekked to Parashar lake and it was so beautiful there, we clicked pictures there and the view of sunset was so captivating from the lakeside, the camping at the lakeside at night was mesmerizing. The view of himlayas in morning was really good, it was a fantastic experience overall.
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.
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.
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.
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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