Prashar Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful weekend treks that provides breath-taking panoramic view of Himalayan ranges of Dhauladar, Kinnaur & Rohtang Pass. The oval lake on the top is named after sage Prashar who meditated here in ancient times and also has a temple dedicated to him that is famous for its brilliant architecture and design. The lake has an island that mysteriously changes its location from time to time.
DAY 01 – MANDI TO BAHANDI BY SHARED TAXI (1.5 hr) AND TREK FROM BAHANDI TO PRASHAR LAKE (7kms or 5 hours)
We pick you up from Mandi bus stand around 06.30 AM and then drive for 1.5 hours to cross Hanogi and reach Bahandi village through the link road where we will have breakfast and get packed lunch. We will have a group briefing and then start our trek starts around 10 AM. It takes around 4-6 hours to reach Prashar Lake. First half of the trek is a bit steep and moves through the forest of Pine, Oaks, Rhododendrons trees. After crossing the forest we can see snowcapped Himalayan ranges with Shimla towards the east, Kinnaur and Rohtang Pass in the north and Dhauladhar range towards the west. The maximum height that we would reach will be 2700 meters during the trek after which the trail is mostly flat with descend of approximately 50 meters. The sight of Lake Parashar from the top is enough to rejuvenate your body and soul. We pitch tents for the night in the flat ground near the lake. Those interested can also visit the temple. Snacks would be served late afternoon and soup later in the evening. There would be a bonfire after sunset if weather permits and then dinner would be served at around 8 PM.
DAY02- TREK FROM PRASHAR LAKE TO BAGI (7kms or 4 hours) AND BAGI TO MANDI BY SHARED TAXI (1 hour).
Morning tea will be served at 6:30 AM followed by yoga. We soak in some Himalayan fresh air while doing some breathing and stretching exercises. After the yoga, breakfast would be served at 8 AM. We talk about our experience from the previous day after breakfast and then share some lifesaving skill in the mountains & basics of orienteering which could come in handy for you in future. By 10 AM we start our trek along with packed lunch towards Bagi village. The trail passes through dense forest and takes 3-4 hours descending about 975 meters. There is a water source towards the second half of trek from where trekkers can fill water bottles. At Bagi we will hop into the shared taxis to reach Mandi. After the final briefing you would be dropped at Mandi bus stand.
All our guides are trained from institutes of national or international repute. Along with them, a Wilderness First Responder trained & certified from NOLS – USA, would be accompanying the group to handle any medical emergencies.
All programs will be run on the basis of All Going Well / Weather Permitting.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Up to 24 Days before trek date: 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day : 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-04 Days : 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 04 Days : No refund