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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
Reach 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 LeftVisit the Prashar Rishi Temple, take blessings & make new wishes to the deitySpend some time at the lake & Capture the Himalayan Silhouette during sunsetThere 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 HimalayasForm 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 EastBreakfast 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 HomeStayMore 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
Prashar lake is a perect trek for anyone looking for a 2 days of wilderness. Am happy that i did this trek and even more happy that i booked it from thrillophilia. all the arrangements from food, camps, bonfire, guides were on time and of top quality. Morning yoga and Meditation around the lake was very refreshing.
Rated : 5.0
Amazing experience. Went on a snow trek. It was handled amazingly well. Thanks to Thrillophilia for such a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend.
Rated : 5.0
It is an awesome trek. Hiking 9km through the lush green forest, rocky areas, some steep ascent, and various waterfalls, it was a treat away from city life. The tour was well managed by the operator. The Operator/Guide picked us up from bus drop. He was with us until we boarded the bus back. He helped us to cross the rough patches on the trek, maintained the pace according to us. He is familiar with the flora & fauna on the trek and keeps telling us about them during the journey. One thing to note for camping is that the camp is 2km away from Lake, and not just outside the fence on the lake as mentioned in the description of this trek. The camp is on the private land of the operator, which was good as there was a proper toilet/ kitchen on the site. The meals were good. He also fed us with fresh Apples from the local farm.
Rated : 4.0
Prashar Lake Trek is not very popular; thus it is not crowded or polluted like other trekking spots or even other sightseeing spots in the vicinity. Other than that it is a easy level trekking tour but provides a wonderful life time experience.This is a perfect trek to take!
Rated : 5.0
The beauty of the lake is unbelievable. So splendid from all angles. The temple, the floating lake in the middle of pure green meadows were really an epic view. Trek was quite easy. I went along with my partner. We literally enjoyed it from the bottom of our hearts. At this price, it was great an experience. No pollution or no traffic. rarely any people we saw on the route, especially the last stretches of the trek. Very beautiful climate also though it rained at times. They have arranged proper stay and food too. Thanks.
What is the best time to go for Prashar Lake 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.
What is the difficulty level of Prashar Lake Trek?
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.
What is the route for Prashar Lake Trek?
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.
What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side during Prashar Lake 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.
Which type of shoes should I carry on the trek to Prashar Lake?
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.
What is the total distance of Prashar Lake Trek?
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.
Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek to Prashar Lake?
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.
What is the average temperature of Prashar Lake 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.
How is Prashar Lake Trek weather?
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.
How to do a solo trek to 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.
Is Diamox is advisable?
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.
How is Prashar Lake Trek in December?
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.
How do I get in shape?
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.
How is Prashar Lake Trek in winter?
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.
What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
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.
What kind of physical fitness will be required for the trek to Prashar Lake?
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.
How to reach Mandi to Prashar Lake trek?
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.
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