Overview

Region: Kullu and Mandi

 Total Duration – 1 Nights / 2 Days

 Maximum Altitude – 2730 m.

 Grade – Easy.

 Best Season – December to April

 Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite

 Food – On trek – All meals included

 Distance – 15 KM.

 

Prashar Lake Trek

The Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that the sage Prashar meditated here. Near to the lake’s edge there is a three storied Pagoda like temple which looks very traditional because of the wooden carvings. The view at the lake is serene and the water looks completely blue. Another interesting fact about Prashar Lake is that the a miniature island set in the middle of the lake keeps changing its position, throughout the year.

The lake is surrounded by small hills, so one has to walk more than 500 meters to reach the top and can have the glimpse of the lake, temple and the mighty Himalayan peaks. You will need to descend a bit to reach there. Shoes, leather belt and purse etc are not allowed into the main temple compound. You can go around the lake and do a Parikrama (walking around). A fair  is held here in the in the month of June every year. People gather from all neighboring villages and co-relating valleys. The lake is fed by small and nearby mountain streams.

The trek starts from Bagi village, a 7.5 km trekking route. The trek is mostly uphill and one has to pass through the dense forest. The walk throughout the trek is picturesque because of the long pine trees and beautiful hills. During winters the lake is fully covered with snow and is frozen. One can do this trek throughout the year but the best time to do the trek is pre-monsoon and post monsoon seasons.

Things To Pack :-

  • Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes.
  • Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
  • Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
  • Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
  • Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
  • Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
  • Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
  • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.
  • Mandatory Documents:
    a)Registration Form
    b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
    c)NOC form (by trekker)

 

How to Reach Bhuntar:

Bhuntar has its airport known as the Kullu-Manali airport. There are two flights daily from Delhi to Bhuntar. However, the only problem is that the airport is not functional at all the times and it is better to check before booking a flight. The best way to reach Bhuntar is via road transportation. You can hire a taxi which you can use to travel in the city.  You can also make use of the bus services provided by Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation from the main cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. You can also take a train to Pathankot, Delhi or Chandigarh and continue onwards via taxi or bus. 

1 Night 2 Days Available on request Himachal Pradesh
Strength Level
Easy
Highlights

 

Fix Departure tariff 2999/- excluding GST of 5%

Itinerary

Day1: Arrive at Bhunter (Kullu) by 8.00 am and then approachp Baghi by 10 am.

Start trekking to Prashar Lake. The total trek length is 9 KM and it will take 4-5 hrs to reach Prashar Lake. The route goes through dense forests of Pine oak and other wild Himalayan species. The trail is total uphill with moderate incline and can be negotiated with a good physical fitness. After reaching the campsite delicious snacks will be served with hot Tea. In the evening sun set will provide a magical view of color painting the sky and one can leisure at his comfort watching the sky. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day02: Explore Prashar- return back to Baghi - Kullu

Have a hot cup of tea and then explore around the lake surroundings. Visit the Temple and circle the lake as holy parikrama. One can climb up at the left side slope, and from the summit view a terrific vista of the Himalayan ranges namely Dhuladhar range, Pir Panjal ranges, Shivalik etc.After spending quality time at the lake, return back to the campsite and have your sumptuous breakfast, then trek back to Baghi(7.5 K.m.).And then back to Kullu.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport required in the trek.
  • Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide from Himalaya Destination.
  • Skilled Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils)
  • Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats.
  • Basic First aid Kit.
  • Forest Permits and camping charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks.
  • Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation.
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trail head.
FAQs
Prashar Lake lies in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a holy Lake which can be reached from Kullu or from Mandi side. We will trek from Jwalapur which is 18 km far from the Kullu bus stop. The whole trek is about 9 km each side. The lake is situated at the height of 9000ft. The place was discovered by the Pandavas.
One has to meet us at Kullu Bus stop. Here on our representatives will take you to further programs.
The trek is easy with moderate level of trail till the Prashar Lake and can be done in almost every season. It is an easy trek but good physical fitness is requisite. The route offers lush green landscape in summers through dense forests of Fir, Spruces and Deodar. The trek is done in winters too but heavy snowfall turns the trail a bit tricky with slippery slopes. In monsoon season approach is also difficult. The trek is not that hard or need special preparation but good physical fitness indeed.
One can do regular running, cycling and yoga to gain sufficient strength to negotiate the trek. Do cardio vascular exercises and stretches every day.
The trek is done in most of the seasons, it starts from the month of April to July and then September till heavy snowfall held’s. One can take a challenge to do the trek in the winter when heavy snow blankets the region and freezes the lake. It is very spectacular to do the trek in winter but the challenge is high.
For every trek you should have done precise packing of things needed later on the trek. Incorrect things of packing would make you suffer during the trek with unnecessary load and hardship. So here are some of the prerequisite things to be considered as one’s requirements. Backpack(40ltrs), Down feather jacket(1), Fleece uppers(2), woolen sweater (1), Dry fit shirts(2), dry fit trousers(2), warm lower(1), thermals(1), woolen socks(1pair), socks(2pairs), balaclava(1), gloves (1pair), Ponchu(1), waterproof Bag cover, Underwear(2), Sunglasses UV protected, trekking pole.
The age starts from 15yr. to 60 yr.
The shoes with high ankle support and with good gripping sole could be the best option for the trek. Always remind to buy shoes few days’ earlier beginning of a trek. Because using it earlier will make shoes fit to your feet, though you won’t get blisters or sores on your foot while on the trek.
The weather stays reasonable in the pre monsoon season and in the post monsoon or winter season. But remember not to trek in the monsoon season, because the trails become slippery even the vehicles struggle to approach.
Our professional certified guide/instructors will lead the group who are mostly inhabitants. They have enough experience to deal any circumstance occurred while trekking. Our team will be along all the time escorting the group until the trek is accomplished.
We take 3 to 30 people at a time with mix of men and women.
One has to carry 10-12kg. of weight or might vary as per the requirements
If you don’t want to carry your backpack you can relieve your sack to a porter or a mule. For offloading your backpack you have to tell us 10 days before the trek. We will arrange accordingly a porter/mule which will cost 1000/- each day with the backpacks weight not exceeding 12kg.
We have tents of different capacity, 3men 4men tents. We will accommodate you with sufficient space and vestibule as per the requirements of the group. There will be 2 persons in a 3men tent and 3 persons in a 4 men tent.
We will trek about 4-6km. each day. The campsites will be approached mostly in the afternoon.
Vegetarian food with egg is served during the trek. Vegetarian food is good to digest at heights and is nutritious. You will have healthy breakfast, lunch, evening tea snacks, soup and dinner. Yes you have to carry a tiffin box so you can have packed lunch.
There will be toilets at each camp, which will be portable eco friendly toilets with deep pit dug inside to answer natures call and a heap of soil along to the pit to cover the waste. Remember not to use wet wipes, these are non degradable products. Always use tissue papers.
You will get drinking water from the clean Himalayan streams. One can fill and drink water inevitably. If still unsure about drinking water you can carry chlorine tablets along. But we recommend you to drink water directly from the streams.
You can take some basic medicines along it will help avoid any kind of sickness at heights. It is good to put medications in your prime list of things while packing which will be useful in the wilderness where one couldn’t find any medic. Here is a list of medicines you can opt to your requirements- Crepe bandage, Band aid, cotton, ORS, volini spray, disprin, avomine, combiflam, paracitamol, digene, anti diarrhea tablets, betadine, sunscreen SPF30, lip balm etc. Yes, medical certificate is mandatory for every trekker. Medical form should be certified by a recognized doctor claiming that you are fit to do trek. If in case you have any health related prior illnesses, you should consult the doctor and carry all necessary medications.
Absolutely yes, we had organized and managed groups successfully mixed of men and women from years. We ensure the safety and the integrity of the female trekkers utmost. We provide female participants tents only sharing with other female. If there is a single girl trekking, then we provide her a personal tent. After all the mountains is safer place then traveling through the city.
On this trek the network is found almost in the whole trek. the networks that work appropriately are the BSNL, Reliance and Airtel. There might be some inconsistency on the trails but at the lake site and at the campsite one will find proper network.
Consuming alcohol/smoking dehydrates your body and makes you prone to illness or odd situation. So avoid consuming alcohol/smoking during the trek.
Yes you can decide the group size or the members and the dates on which you want to trek. You can decide and fix the trek at your convenience by discussing our officials.
No, we have certified instructors who have wealth of experience working in the hinterland and ample knowledge of giving wilderness first aid. We carry all the necessary medications, portal oxygen, oxymeter to refrain any distress to the group members.
In any case of any emergency our staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude. Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with high altitude sicknesses and urgent situations. We carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders with us and in any emergency we rescue the trekker till the road head. After reaching road any additional cost of evacuation is borne by the trekker. All and all it is trekker’s responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek.
We don’t recommend using diamox and on this trek it is not necessary.
Yes you can carry a Voters ID/DL/ADHAAR and a Medical document.
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