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About the Destinations:

The Prashar Lake trek is an amazing and much demanded way to explore the beauty and charm of a high altitude lake with the same name! Located in the Mandi district at a height of 8,957ft, this water reservoir is one of the most stunning lakes in Himachal Pradesh. According to the legends, this high altitude water body was once the meditating ground of a sage called Parashar; and thus, it got its name.

Dedicated to the sanctity of the sage, a three-storied temple that resembles the shape of a pagoda has been built beside the lake. The beliefs related to the Parashar Lake also says that the temple was originally built by a baby with only a single tree. It is also said the depth of the lake is still not clearly known!

Duration of the Tour: 1N/2D

Meal Types: Veg

Activities: Trekking, Jeep Rides, Lakeside Camping

Highest Altitude: 8,957ft


  • Day 1 - Departure from Mandi, Trek to Parashar Lake

    8km/6 Hours Trek, Jeep Ride

    As you arrive in Mandi, from where, the lake is around 49km away, jeeps rides will take you towards the Baggi basecamp. Arriving at the campsite, unwind yourself and embark on the enthralling trek to the Parashar Lake. A total of 8km, the trek will take you through scenic forests, fascinating trails, gradual and steep ascends.

    Reaching the lake, take a short excursion and explore the surroundings till the evening. With the advent of dusk, settle down into the lakeside camp and spend overnight.

  • Day 2 - Return Trek, Departure from Baggi

    Tour Ends Here

    Today morning, you will be following the same trails as that of yesterday and embark on a return trek to the Baggi basecamp. Upon arriving the camp, jeeps will take you back to Mandi, arriving where, this pleasant Prashar Lake trek will come to an end.

Other Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop to Mandi
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  • Adequate food while on trek

Things To Carry

  • A sturdy backpack (55-65L) and day backpack (20-25L)
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  • Trekking shoes, trekking pole, extra pair of socks
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  • Track pants (3 pairs), cotton t-shirts (3 nos.), full sleeve sweater and fleece jacket
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  • Water bottles, energy bars and drinks
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  • Full sleeve jacket, extra pair of undergarments, thermal inners and woollen cap
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  • Raincoat or a poncho, hand gloves, caps or hats
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  • Sunscreen, skin moisturisers, lip balm
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  • Flashlight with extra pair of power cells
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medications
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  • Emergency repair kit


  • Do not wear clothes like denims that might hinder your movement
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  • Stay away from snacks, alcohol (or any other intoxicants), personal foods and carbonated drinks during the trek
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  • Say no to the usage of plastics during the trek
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  • While packing, pack wisely and travel light
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  • Try dressing in layers; it's more effective
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  • Carry a valid ID Proof (Driving License, Voter ID, Passport or other similar)
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  • A medical fitness certificate is mandatory
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  • Though there is no such age restriction, the trekkers must be above 9 years

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