Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake Trekking

An Overview

Trek to Prashar Lake (2,730 m ) is a exquisite trek in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Prashar Lake trek best time is in the month of Mid-April to Mid-November. Mandi is the nearest town from the base camp. Prashar Lake trek length is 7.5 km (one way). Prashar Lake trekking offers flawless view. It lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, with a three-storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas, the lake can be approached via Drang. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its depth. Prashar Lake is one of the hidden gems of Himachal. If you are looking for peace, quiet and breathtaking beauty, make your way to this splendid lake. You can spend a whole day simply relaxing under the blue skies overlooking the deep blue waters of the lake. Mythology says that this lake was formed by Pandavas when they were on their way after Mahabharata with Deity Kamrunag (based on which this entire valley is known by Kamru Valley today) to find the best place for their teacher, Dev Kamrunag and Deity love the isolation of this place so much that he decided to stay here for the rest of his life. On his request, Bhimsen one of the Pandava brothers formed the lake by pushing his elbow and forearm on the peak of the mountain. And that is the reason believed by locals after oval-shaped lake with depth unknown. Today faith from all faiths of people brings them here. As an offering, people throw money, silver coins and gold into the water. The trek offers a 180-degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges. A 12 km trek to Tunga Mata temple above the Prashar Lake can also be done. The trail is a steep climb on the mountain ridge behind the lake. The view of the lake from here is breathtaking.

Route

Mandi-Baggi-Prashar Lake-Mandi

Altitude

2,730 m / 8,960 ft

Trek Length

7.5 km (one way)

Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Difficulty Level

Easy

Best Season

Mid-April to Mid-November

Prashar Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Mandi. Briefing about place and Night stay in Mandi.
Day 2
Early morning drive from Mandi to Baggi (26km). Trek to Prashar Lake (7.5 km). Briefing about the place and about the ranges visible from Prashar and then night stay near Prashar Lake.
Day 3
Prashar Lake to Baggi trek (7.5 km). Drive to Mandi from Baggi. Departure from Mandi/Night stay at Mandi (As per your convenience).

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Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip.

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