Parashar Lake (2,730m), frozen in the winter and a dazzling beauty otherwise, is considered one of the many jewels of Himachal Pradesh. Located within accessible distance from Mandi city, this lake and its surrounding trails are attractive to many a tourist. It’s not just the lake but also the 13th century pagoda temple dedicated to the sage Parashar (where the lake gets its name) and other landmarks that are significant here. Adjacent to this runs the extraordinary River Beas in the midst of the snow-clad Himalayan range.
If you’re in the mood for some outdoor adventure and want these memories to be etched forever, then make Prashar Lake the destination of your choice!
The Parashar Lake trek 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 Parashar Lake location is yet another pleasant surprise because of its closeness to the water and its harmony with nature.
You will love the surroundings at this lake. Lush green forests, high Himalayan peaks all around in the distance with the mountain town of Mandi at its base. This lake is sacred, picturesque and simply outstanding.
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Maximum Altitude: 8,956ft
Prashar Lake Temperature Range: -9 to 23 Degrees
Difficulty Level: Easy
Day 1 – Arrival at Mandi
Prashar Lake Trek, Camping beside the Lake
On completing the bus journey from Delhi to Mandi, you will be driven for around 26km to the scenic Baggi village; arriving in the village, enjoy packed lunch and get energised. Post this, begin with the trek to the Prashar Lake. Ascend and descend through the easy, yet captivating trails for around 4-5 hours till you reach the lakeside.
Once beside the lake, settle down into the camps beside it and enjoy the evening with an engrossing campfire followed by snacks, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 – Sightseeing in Prashar Lake, Departure from Mandi
After a delicious breakfast, you will have the opportunity to explore the immaculate surroundings and the stunning landscapes of the Prashar Lake on a guided tour. Visit a nearby temple and start descending towards Baggi; be careful while trekking downwards as the trails might be slippery!
Arriving in Baggi, get your packed lunch and take a drive to Mandi, where you will be relaxing for the day. Post dinner in Mandi, depart the vicinity and start with your onward journey to Delhi and mark the end of this Prashar Lake trekking tour.
- Tour guide, cook, porter and horses within the tour
- Sleeping bags, mats and tents
- Camp ground (permissions and bookings)
- Meals as mentioned in the meal details
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