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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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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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.