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: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick and medicines that you usually use.
Fix Departure tariff 2999/- excluding GST of 5%
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.
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.