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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on a trek to Prashar Lake, the prettiest short trek in Himachal Pradesh. Known for its three-storeyed pagoda style temple and the magical floating island, the lake is surrounded by lush meadows or covered with a blanket of ice - depending on the season.

    The journey to Prashar Lake takes you through the flourishing rhododendron and oak forests and makes you cross babbling rivulets. Bathe under gushing waterfalls and enjoy the spectacular views of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges on this trek.

    This trek to Prashar Lake is an all-season easy adventure and suitable for beginners as well.

    Destination

    Prashar Lake is located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 9000 feet. The lake is surrounded by verdant meadows which are surrounded by dense pine forest. From Prashar Lake, you can see the snow-clad Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and the Great Himalaya ranges. The water of the lake is blue coloured and you can spot little fish inside the lake. The lake is named after the sage Prashar who lived and meditated on the banks of the lake. Beside the lake, the three-storeyed temple is built in the honour of Parashar Rishi. The lake is completely frozen in winter and surrounded by thick snow in every direction.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the delightful Prashar Lake at the altitude of 9000 feet. | Spend a night in tents near the Prashar Lake. | Trek through the trail of rhododendron and oak forest, and cross rivulets along the way. | Watch the views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains from the lake.

    Activity Details

    6000

    9000

    6000

    16 km

    8-10 hours

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Prashar Lake Trek: Arrive in Panarsa, Trek to Prashar Lake

    Arrive in Panarsa today morning and check-in at the homestay. After breakfast, depart for Jwalapur village in a shared cab. The trek to Prashar Lake starts from here. Most of the trail is through dense forest, alongside stream and waterfalls. You will reach the lake in the afternoon. Visit the Prashar Rishi Temple nearby and explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight in tents beside Prashar Lake.

    Overnight in a tent/guesthouse/homestay at Prashar Lake.

    Arrive at Panarsa in the morning. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Depending on the availability, you will either stay in guethouses or tents. Mattresses and blankets will be provided for your comfort.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panarsa

    Prashar Lake

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Veg||||
    Day 2 of Prashar Lake Trek: Descend to Jwalapur
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      Camping arrangement was pathetic. Food provided was bad. Dirty bed sheets and washrooms. No activities planned. Promised for 11km rafting track but provided only 4-5 Km without pick & drop.

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      My experience was bad. We wanted to do rafting after coming back from trek. I did a booking for rafting through The Great Next and the itinerary was not clearly communicated and was left to us to 'figure out'. We were given camp majestic. The staff here is completely unprofessional. We were wondering what is the action plan for rafting and when we asked late at night, we were surprised to hear that we had to bear an additional cost of transport to the starting point(based on my earlier communication with TGN my understanding was there was no transportation required). We tried probing for more details on itinery and only then we were being told about details. One of my friend had requested for custom food because of cultural constraints quite early in the evening for dinner. At dinner time that was conveniently forgotten. The dinner was served late at 9:45 pm (scheduled time was 8 pm). In short completely unprofessional. If you want to do rafting go book a nice hotel independently and just directly go for rafting. No need to go with TGN. Save your money and time.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We were the first timer rafters, but these guys make us feel like professionals☺☺☺. Comfortable stay with good assistance from experienced instructor's. Truly Awesome Experience, the saying ''Pura paisa wasool'' holds true for us in this trip. Good management and well executed as committed. Looking forward for another service soon...

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Awesome weekend spent doing Rafting and the dirt bike ride ( Though the rest of the activities were okay) The guides were cooperative... The food was nice... and a special thanks to Urja to make this trip possible..

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The great next ..is an amzing platfrom fr those who like adventure ...my first advrnture (river rafting ) was full of fun n lovely moments and truly is was an awsome feeling ......thnzkz to d team ....

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      Team TGN thank you so much for an extremely awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river.. it was worth..

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I would like to THE GREAT NEXT..for making my rafting trip so memorable..especially Mr VENKAT who planned my trip with perfect information.His guidance through out helped me to manage things in a way better manner.I would definately recommend the great next for anyone who looks for Adventure trips across india.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Amazing rafting in Ganges river. The Great Next team organized all very well so thank you guys for such a good day.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Our trip was an impulse decision but thanks to tgn it was a success and awesome trip.Excellent food and relaxing resort after river rafting trip

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was great fun at water rafting with the great next, excellent trainers, food was good, overall good experience, we would like to visit again

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Let me begin by saying: One Must Experience Kolad White Water Rafting , it is super fun and now if you are ready for the fun.. you must ask these guys to plan the trip. Why ?? Let Me tell you... We have been to Kolad now twice and both times used The Great Next to book the rafting and also a night stay. So first thing first, the accommodation they provide, is i would say is pretty good. Well, after all your there for adventure and one can't expect a five star luxury: so rooms are neat and clean, Bathrooms are also tidy. The biggest benefit of this accommodation is the fact, that it is right at the starting point of rafting, so you can easily wake up say by 8 AM, enjoy breakfast ( good food) , enjoy morning sun with some out door activities and get briefed and trained and then ... hop onto life's thrill. The place they book you in is good a few acre property, they organize Bonfire and food is included in the package. ( this time around , the food was awesome ) Price: Very Very Reasonable and Value for Money 100% Ease of Booking: Pretty Simple, inbox em, or just log onto their website, a chat applet will help you book. I for both times booked via a gentleman named Mr. Venkat, really helpful and suggested us the right mix always. How to Reach: Take the tahmini ghat via Pirangut ( if traveling from Pune) and If from Mumbai, you need to take Khopoli _pali road SH 92 via Umbre. Well the place we stayed on both occasions was same and really simple to reach, in case you find it difficult to spot, they are really prompt to help and guide over the phone. Experience : If you are first-timer at Rafting then, it is for sure thrill and if Pro rafter then your exp depends on Dam gates.So, If more than 2 Dam gates are open on that particular morning, then boy you will have one exhilarating ride and if it is one or 1.5 gates, still rapids are good fun to get in and get drenched. All in All 4/5 experience. but for beginners A MUST !! Have fun and in case you any question you can ask me on Insta FB Page : Collared Hippie or my Insta ID : @collaredhippie.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      'Stress, work life balance and the chaos and the need to take respite from it - and so began the search, the need to escape from it all. So some quick search landed me up with the great next , and came across Rahul and Venkat. A silent retreat far away from the din of Mumbai, Kolad is one of the perfect weekend gateway. As you step in DM Farms, the earthly traditional cottages touch you. Its staff always come up with handful of sweets at end of every meal. They also made arrangements for bon fire , which was an added attraction and set up the mood perfectly for the night. Accompanied with musical chair. The rafting was conducted professionally and is a beautiful experience to be remembered lifetime. I went solo, however, came back making lovely friends.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      We took their service in Oct 17 for Rafting in Kolad. Came across their details while randomly looking for adventure groups. Once we contacted them, they co-ordinated with Hans Adventure resort for our stay and activities. Stay and food was good. Rafting was also arranged well. Recommended group �

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      'I wish i could have rated them zero but sadly there is no option for that.so i have booked this so called luxury tent stay with rafting for 8pax in kolad. Once we reached the rafting point (Daivya adventures) the staff over there was clueless about the booking from great next and clearly refused to 12-13 people who have booked through the great next, there was no network at that place even to contact anyone from the TGN team. We had wasted around 3-4 hours in this confusion and at last was sent without any proper briefing/ equipments and a novice kinnda raft instructor. It was a waste of Money and time. I will never recommend anyone to try this. Even the customer support is very bad. Vrushti was the one who sold me the package and never reverted after the problem. #waste #poorcustomersupport #tryotheroptions #bignono'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We went for the kolad river rafting on 14th Oct 2017. It was amazing experience the staff and arrangement made was Awesome. Excellent guys TGN. Thanks for giving us such service .'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We were planning river rafting at Kolad. Vrushti quickly replied on my online request. Coordination was good. It was a fabulous, safe n cool experience. The arrangements were perfect to give a memorable experience without any hassels. I look forward to join for other activities too

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Had an amazing time at kolard thanks to The Great Next! They planned an amazing package for us and their instructors were amazing! Thanks The Great Next!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I heartly Thank Venkat for making our trip awesome. We were six and had used this platform to book the tickets for River rafting and Venkat had arranged an awesome dome house(Tent house). He had offered us a good package which include few adventure activities as well as stay and food. We enjoyed a lot and planning for next visit soon. He was there to guide us even in the night around 9 which I liked the most.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I would say incredible experience in river rafting thanks venkat for arranging this awesome stuffs I appreciate your guidance and I recommend The Great Next for the people who is looking out for the adventures in their life.

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 48 hours before departure of the Prashar Lake trek: 90% refund of the trip cost.

    For cancellations made 24 hours before departure of the Prashar Lake trek: 50% refund of the trip cost.

    No Refund for cancellations made on the departure date.

    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.

    Rules on trip

    Drinking or smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the guide during the Prashar Lake trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Upper BMI limit is 28.

    Upper age limit is 60 years, while the age limit for kids is 12 years.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Prashar Lake trek to maximize the safety of travellers and staff. Any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Prashar Lake trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in a tent/homestay/guesthouse around Prashar Lake

    • Transfer from Panarsa to Jwalapur and return in shared cabs
    • Breakfast on Day 1 and Day 2
    • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
    • Dinner on Day 1
    • Tea
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Trekking pole, torch light and gaiters
    • Safety equipment, as required
    • Services of an expert guide
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangement between your city and Panarsa

    • Porter charges
    • Any extra meals or snacks
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, cigarettes, beverages etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length trekking pants/track pants
    • Water-proof trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Socks and gloves
    • Sweater, jacket or thermal wear
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transfer from Panarsa to Jwalapur and return in shared cabs
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Trekking pole, torch light and gaiters
    • Safety equipment, as required

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.