Prashar Lake

Host : Himachali Trekkers

₹4999 for 2 Days 1 Night

Description


About Prashar Lake-

Prashar lake is a pristine and mysterious lake situated in the Utarshal valley, district Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). Prashar Lake is mysterious because of the floating island over it. The interesting fact is that till now nobody has been able to discover the depth of this lake.

This lake consists of a mythological story. When Kurukshetra war ends, after that Pandavas were returning with Lord Kamrunag (said to be Lord of Rain in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh), as soon as they reach here Kamrunag fall in love with this place and the tranquil atmosphere. So, Bhima (who is most powerful in all five Pandavas) smashes his elbow and created this lake. This valley is also known as Kamru valley. It is believed that Rishi Prashar meditated here on the banks of this lake for a long time and from here it becomes to be known as Prashar Lake.

The panoramic views of Dhauladhar Ranges greet travelers with pleasant views. Even Pir-Panjal ranges and Kinnaur peaks are also visible from Prashar lake. The Prashar lake is an oval-shaped lake that looks dramatic with the backdrop of mountains like a landscape painting. Beside the lake, there's a fascinating appeal that is the primitive Pagoda-styled temple of Rishi Prashar. It has a lot of symbolic architectures that are carved on the walls of that temple. The architecture matches perfectly with the landscape of Prashar Lake. 

December to March is the best time to visit as the entire place is covered with a thick layer of snow, and due to this, it makes the valley looks like a shining jewel.

In winters, you can see the Parashar lake in the frozen form as it's covered with heavy snow. Camping here in Prashar Lake is a perfect dream destination for campers. Since 2014, camping was banned near this holy lake as tourists ditch litters and spoil the holy place. But you can pitch your tent and set up your camps in Teel Village. Teel village is the nearest village from Prashar Lake where you're allowed for camping. You'll meet local people as you climb up the trails, and it's the most important thing to know about the primitive culture closely. Prashar lake trek begins from the trail Baggi Village, but in winter it becomes more enjoyable as the trail and the whole surrounding area covered with full of snow.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Assemble at boarding point in Delhi - RK Ashram Metro Station or Majnu Ka Tilla. 

      Start overnight journey to Prashar Lake and socialize with your co-travellers.

    • Day 2

      After arriving in Mandi, get onto your local transport and drive to our campsite located in Teel village. We will take a pit stop enroute campsite to grab a satisfying breakfast.

        Check in to our scenic campsite, freshen-up, regroup for a hearty lunch and have some leisure.

          Post lunch, we will head out for a small hike near our campsite to experience jaw dropping sunset scene. 

            In the evening, enjoy warm bonfire with good music and mouth-watering snacks.

              Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in camps.

            • Day 3

              Wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise and post breakfast check out from our campsite.

                Begin your trek to holy Prashar Lake and pay homage at Prashar Rishi Temple.

                  Gather for an #InstaPerfect group picture and trek back to our campsite.

                    Post lunch, drive back to Mandi and start-off your return journey to Delhi in the evening.


                    Note: If time permits, we will visit a few attractions in Mandi such as Victoria Bridge, Indira Market, Bhoothnath Temple etc.


                  Inclusions

                  • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi: AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo bus/Tempo Traveler.

                  • Accommodation in homestay/camps (sharing basis).

                  • Welcome drinks on arrival.

                  • Experienced and cool trip leader/trek guide.

                  • Bonfire (if weather permits), activities and evening snacks.

                  • Meals: Lunch (2), Dinner (1), Breakfast (1).

                  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.



                  Exclusions

                  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.

                  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.

                  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

                  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.

                  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.

                  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.

                  Fixed Departures

                  From Friday Night to Monday Morning
                  7th to 9th February
                  14th to 16th February
                  20th to 22nd February 
                  28th to 1st March
                  6th March to 8th March
                  13th March to 15th March
                  20th March to 22nd March
                  27th March to 29th March
                  From Friday Night to Monday Morning

                  From Friday Night to Monday Morning

                  Things to Pack

                  • Waterproof and good quality backpack or rucksack, no trolley bags

                  • Comfortable clothing

                  • Raincoat and umbrella (monsoons only)

                  • Warm woolen jackets/sweaters (depending upon the season)

                  • Comfortable trekking/sports shoes

                  • Water bottles (avoid single-use plastic)

                  • Quick snacks for journey like dry fruits, chocolates

                  • Personal care items and toiletries

                  • Personal medicines

                  • Phone, camera and photography equipments

                  • ATMs and adequate amount of cash for shopping, cafe visits

                  • Items like torch, power banks, sunglasses

                  • Personal identity document like Aadhaar, driving licence, passport

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