Mandi is well-connected to major cities of the country via flights to the Bhuntar Airport, located 60-km/2-hr drive away, or board a bus from neighbouring cities in Delhi, Punjab or Haryana.
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Trekking to the delightful Parashar Lake is one of the best weekend adventures in Himachal Pradesh. The trail passes through a thick forest of rhododendron and oak trees, and a few babbling rivulets are also discovered along the way. Enjoy the local culture as you will be passing through a few villages en route. This trek to Parashar Lake offers stunning views of Dhuladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges. In winter, during the months January-March, the lake is frozen and the surrounding of the lake is covered with a blanket of ice, making the whole landscape a spectacular sight to behold.
You will be spending a night camping on the banks of Parashar Lake, and start descending the next day.
This trek to Parashar Lake is an easy weekend adventure and is suitable for first-timers as well.
Parashar Lake, situated at an elevation of 9000 feet above sea level, is a beautiful still water lake located amidst Dhauladhar ranges in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is named after a sage who lived and meditated on the banks of the lake. An aesthetic, three-storied temple is built in the honour of Parashar Rishi, alongside the lake. Parashar Lake is accessible throughout the year, however, during the months July-September, the surrounding of the lake is flourishing with greenery blossoming flowers, and covered with a thick blanket of snow from January to mid-March.
Visit the gorgeous Parashar Lake located at the altitude of 9000 feet. | Spend a night on the banks of the Parashar Lake. | Trek through an easy trail of rhododendron and oak forest, and cross rivulets along the way. | Enjoy the views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains from the lake.
Arrive at the Mandi by 07:00 hours and meet your fellow trekkers. Here, you'll be provided a room to freshen up. Then you will be driven to Baagi village, where you will have a packed lunch. Post lunch, you will begin the trek to Parashar Lake. After an initial patch of steep incline, the trail will pass through thick forests of pine, oak and rhododendrons. En route, you can stop to admire beautiful views of the Dhauladhar mountains. You will climb up to an altitude of 9,000 ft and reach the Prashar Lake. Here, you can relax on the banks of the lake and visit the nearby temple. Overnight in tents at the banks of Prashar Lake.
Overnight in tents on the banks of Parashar Lake.
Arrive in Mandi by 07:00 hours. A room will be provided in Mandi for you to freshen up. You are required to buy breakfast at your own expense. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. Overnight in tents at Parashar Lake.
Lunch | Dinner
For cancellations made more than 3 days before departure of the Parashar Lake trek: 30% refund.
For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Parashar Lake trek: no refund.
In case of no show: no refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Travellers are required to follow instructions of the camp leader during the Parashar Lake trek.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Parashar Lake trek.
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