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Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake Trek – Manali is the most charming hamlet in the entire Himachal Pradesh. Located in the beautiful Kullu valley with the Beas river gushing beside it, the town is a major tourist attraction for people from all walks of life.

But what about people who wish to escape the typical hill station crowd and enjoy the placid views of massive mountains, open valleys, and clear blue sky.

Here comes the exciting Prashar Lake trek. The trek starts from the village Baggi and goes through the dense forests of oak and pine. The initial route is steep and muddy but gradually turns into a marked route.

prashar lake snow

The route remains easy with a gradual ascend. In summers, the route is marked with lush green trees and plants. The landscape boasts Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges with verdant sides.

Whereas, in winters, the same route and landscape turn into all white with an abundance of snow. Mountain tops shine with the sun over it and the trail is filled with knee high snow. Parashar Lake snow is a sight to behold.

Also See: Kheerganga Trek

prashar lake trekking

The route is accompanied by blooming pink and red rhododendrons. It almost feels like walking through a different country altogether. If summer carries the beauty of blooming flowers and green lands, winter carries the beauty of flawless snow. Both seasons carry their own perks.

Also See: Triund Trek

prashar lake in winter

prashar lake height

One thing that makes the trek interesting is the local villages on the way. You get to walk through the ancient villages and befriend the locals. Sometimes, they too shock you with some ancient stories.

After about 9 km, the route finally takes you to the top of a mountain and then opens up to a huge valley. The valley is marked with astonishing Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges.

prashar lake temperature

Parashar lake nestles in the middle of the mountain top surrounded by little mountains from all sides. So, when you stand on the cliff and look down, you see a bird’s eye view of the entire lake and the ancient temple protecting it from the side. Though irrespective of the seasons, the lake remains melted, but in extremely cold situations it freezes.

Also See: Popular Treks in Himachal

prashar lake camping

Depending on the time, the color of the landscape changes. It remains lush green in the summer and milk-white in the winters. More than the views, the chance to camp just beside the silent lake says it all. The location is at a considerable height that offers you a clear sky studded with stars. Prashar Lake camping is one thing for which most of the trekkers opt for this trek.

prashar lake camping

Parashar Lake trekking is perfect for those who wish to achieve nature’s silence by not trekking very far, rather remaining near to Manali. It allows you to take a day off from the town and spend a peaceful time in the middle of stunning mountains. The descend happens from the same route. After a quiet night, you trek back to the Baggi village.

prashar lake snow

The whole trek of two days is tailored in the most comfortable manner. The idea is to give you a peaceful time amongst the mountains with no rush at all.

For further queries regarding best time to visit Prashar lake, Prashar lake snow time, Prashar lake distance, and things to do in Prashar lake, call us or write to us today!


Prashar Lake – 2D/1N

Day 1: Arrive at Mandi

Drive: 26 Km

Trek: 9 km (4-5 hours)

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

Meal Included: Packed Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner

  • The trek starts from the Baggi village is about a few hours away from Manali. So, coordinate with our local guide and meet at the fixed spot by 9:30 am.
  • From Manali, you will drive down to the Baggi village. The drive happens in the Kull valley which gives you beautiful views of mountains and the Beas river. Enjoy the scenic drive.
  • It will be by afternoon we will reach the village. On reaching you will be handed over your packed lunch. Have it there and pump up your energy to start the trek.
  • The trail starts right from the village. The distance between the village and the lake is 9 km, so it will take a considerable amount of time to reach the spot.
  • Initially, the trail starts steep but then turns onto an off-motor road. The trail then becomes easy with a gradual ascend. Keep up with the trek with stops in between.
  • Finally, after having fun, reach the Parashar lake and witness the astonishing views.
  • You will find an ancient temple beside the lake. It will be evening by the time you reach there, so the temple will be closed. So can pay a visit tomorrow in the morning.
  • The camps will be pitched beside the lake. This is the highlight of the trek. Enjoy the peaceful time to yourself. Have your dinner and sleep a good night.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Parashar and back to Mandi

Trek: 9 km (4-5 hours)

Drive: 26 km

Meal Included: Breakfast

  • Good morning fellow trekkers. We understand that due to the night, you might have not witnessed the extraordinary landscape. So, wake up refreshed to these amazing views.
  • Go around and explore the terrain. By this time, the temple might have also opened up. You can also go and pay a visit to the temple.
  • Once through, we will have a steaming breakfast ready for you.
  • Do your breakfast and start the trek back to the Baggi village. The route is going to remain the same. Enjoy the amazing views while descending.
  • Once you have reached Mandi, our trek ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for giving us this opportunity to serve you well.

Things To Carry

1. Shirts / T-shirts , Jeans/Trek Pants

2. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

3. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower),Scarf/muffler (optional)

4. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

5. Comfortable Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

7. Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel

8. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

9. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

10. Personal toiletries.

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