Prashar Lake Trek

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Time Required : 1-2 hrs

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Prashar Lake Trek, Mandi Overview

Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at the height of 2730 m above sea level with deep blue waters and holds a saintly position there. Bounded by snow-topped peaks of Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley, the place looks down on the fast-flowing river Beas. The lake has a floating island in it, and its actual depth is unclear.

The lake is frozen in winters but dazzles throughout the remaining year.

Must Know Before You Visit Prashar Lake Trek

Base Village : Baggi

Difficulty Level : It is an easy trek during springs and summers. However, the difficulty level is moderate during winters when it is snowing or when it is slippery during monsoons.

Approx Trekking Distance (Both sides) : 15 km - 16 km

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Mythology

Mythology believes that the lake was formed by Pandavas, on their way after Mahabharata with Deity Kamrunag to find the best place for their teacher, Dev Kamrunag. Their teacher liked the isolation of this place so much that he decided to stay here for the rest of his life. On his request, Bheemsen one of the Pandava brothers formed the lake by pushing his elbow and forearm on the peak of the mountain as per the story believed by locals. During the stormy period, tall cedar trees would fall into the lake to disappear. Today faith from all faiths of people brings them here. As an offering, people throw money, silver coins, and gold into the water.

Food Availability

You won't find any place to eat during your trek. It's always a good idea to carry your own food during trekking.

Camping/Shelter

Prashar Lake does not offer any proper accommodation for the trekkers. Most of the tourists carry their own sleeping bags and tents.

Best Time To Visit Prashar Lake Trek

Winters (December - February) is a good time to visit if you enjoy the snow. The place is almost freezing during the winters covered under a thick blanket of snow. You can see snow from the last week of December till mid-March. The trek will be slightly difficult but will be definitely worth it. 

Summer (mid-April to May)is a green and beautiful time to visit. You should avoid the monsoon months.

Tips For Visiting Prashar Lake Trek

1. Make sure you carry warm clothes irrespective of the fact that what season you are travelling in.
2. Carry your own trekking gear and equipment and be always prepared.
3. Carry a medical aid kit and your usual medicines for the way.
4. A good pair of trekking shoes is a must.
5. Carry rain gear no matter if you are travelling during monsoon season.
6. Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region.
7. Make sure you carry spare batteries and film roll for the camera as there will be no electricity supply.
8. A well informed and trained guide is very important and do make sure to sort out all trivial things well in advance to avoid misunderstanding.
9. You won't find any place to eat during your trek. It's always a good idea to carry your own food during trekking.
10. Carry your own water as well during the trek. However, you will have the opportunity to refill your water stock from a steam flowing during the trek.

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Prashar Lake Trek Reviews

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Neha Nagpal

on Prashar Lake Trek 3 years ago
This moderately challenging trek leading to a lake of mystery with an inherent floating island, considered sacred by the locales is a bliss in winters for a travel freak. One can either take a taxi u (Read More)phill or decide to trek through forests from Baggi Village which takes about 5-6 hours. I got a chance to Visit this place in January, decided to trek through the scenic beauty the trail offers. After breakfast, we started with the trek around 11:30 am and reached around 7 pm. I would recommend taking woolen clothes that are light in weight but warm and snow boots while trekking in winters. Also, carry some eatables like dry fruits,nuts etc. and liquid as you cannot really find a single person selling these during winters on the way.On reaching top-hill, one can either stay in Temple in the vicinity of the blue-water lake or can go for tents. We had our dinner sitting near the bonfire which felt like the tastiest food we ever had and decided to rent a tent.

Subham Dawn

on Prashar Lake Trek 3 years ago
Explore the hilly areas nearby the temple .. Awesome Silence and view ..

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Q. Is guide mandatory to fullfill this trek? Do I need to take permission for this trek from local police station?

Holidify

3 years ago
Prashar Lake Trek is not a guided trek as the it is a comparatively easy path. It is always safe to take precautionary steps like the permissions and registration with the local authorities. It is a (Read More)must to have all the important supplies and rechecking them before starting the trek. General Tips: 1. Make sure you carry warm clothes irrespective of the fact that what season you are travelling in. 2. Carry your own trekking gear and equipment and be always prepared. 3. Carry a medical aid kit and your usual medicines for the way. 4. A good pair of trekking shoes is a must. 5. Carry rain gear no matter if you are travelling during monsoon season. 6. Make sure you obtain all the permits well in advance required for trekking in the region. 7. Make sure you carry spare batteries and film roll for the camera as there will be no electricity supply. 8.Make sure to sort out all trivial things well in advance to avoid misunderstanding. 9. You won't find any place to eat during your trek. It's always a good idea to carry your own food during trekking. 10. Carry your own water as well during the trek. However, you will have the opportunity to refill your water stock from a stream flowing during the trek.