Prashar Lake Trek

This trek to the Prashar Lake is a beautiful adventure across gorgeous, green Himachali mountains. You'll find yourself hiking through dense, overgrown forests of pine and oak trees with colourful rhododendron flowers all around. En route, you can stop at vantage points to catch your breath and take in stunning views of mountains in the Dhauladhar range. At your destination, beautiful views of a stillwater lake with reflections of surrounding hills await your arrival. After a night spent around a bonfire, you'll sleep in tents and wake up for an early morning session of yoga and meditation in the lap of Himalayas.

Destination

Prashar Lake, tucked away at an altitude of over 9,000 feet, is a stillwater lake named after a sage who lived and meditated on the banks of the lake. The picturesque body of water can immediately be identified because of a small, circular island. The locals have often reported the small island to move around the lake several times, giving rise to the curious case of the moving island. The easy, yet enchanting trail, crossed with tiny river streams and rivulets, is perfect for first time trekkers and families looking for a quick escape into nature.

Destination highlights

Embark on an easy trek to the Prashar Lake. | Explore the scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar mountains. | Spend the night in alpine tents near the Prashar Lake.

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9000

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14 kms

9 hrs

7 kms

Mandi bus stand at 08:00 hrs.

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Mandi bus stand at 17:30 hrs.

Private vehicles

Kandalu

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08:00

17:30

Arrive at the Mandi bus stand by 08:00 hrs and meet your fellow trekkers. Here, you'll board private vehicles and travel to Kandalu. After a 2-hr drive, you will begin trekking towards the Prashar 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 or visit the nearby temple. Overnight at Prashar Lake in tents.

Overnight in tents at Prashar Lake.

Travel from Mandi to Kandalu and trek from Kandalu to Prashar Lake. You'll be accommodated in tents at Prashar Lake. You'll be given sleeping bags and mattresses for a restful night's sleep. Camping o

Food

Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Mandi

Prashar Lake

08:30 AM

Wake up to some hot tea and indulge in a peaceful session of meditation and yoga to the backdrop of the gorgeous Himalayas. After breakfast, pack up your luggage and tents and begin retracing your route back to Kandalu. By late afternoon, you'll reach the road head and travel back to the Mandi bus stand in a vehicle. You will reach Mandi by 17:30 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by 17:30 hrs.

Today's meal package includes breakfast only. You'll arrive in Mandi by 17:30 hrs, subject to traffic conditions. Your trip ends here.

Food

Breakfast

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Day 2 Milestone

Prashar Lake

Mandi

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements between Mandi and Kandalu in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on twin/triple-sharing basis
  • All equipment required for camping: alpine tents, sleeping bag and mattress
  • All vegetarian meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Bonfire on day 1 and yoga session on day 2 (subject to time and weather conditions)
  • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
  • All government permits and charges
  • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between your home and Mandi
  • Upgrade accommodation to tents in single occupancy (available at INR 520 per person)
  • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1,050 per rucksack, per person, for the entire trek)
  • Rented raincoat or poncho (available for INR 105 per raincoat), rented trekking pole (available for INR 210 per pole)
  • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in 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 jewellery or gadgets
  • Hard luggage such as suitcases, trolley bags etc.

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Private vehicle for transport between Mandi and Kandalu
  • All equipment required for camping: alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattress
  • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Govt-issued ID card
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch (extra batteries)
  • Lip balm
  • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal toiletries

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure of the Prashar Lake trek: 70% refund.

For cancellations made 3-6 days before departure of the Prashar Lake trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Prashar 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.

Rules on trip

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

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 trek to Prashar Lake.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

You'll be picked-up from the Mandi bus stand at 08:00 hrs on day 1 and dropped-off at the Mandi bus stand by 17:30 hrs on day 2. Timings are approximate and may be subject to change or delays.

You're required to carry a lunch box and a spoon with you to carry packed meals to have during the trek.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Prashar Lake due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear the cost of such changes to the itinerary.