Search
  • Trip introduction

    If there's one reason to visit this lake, it's for the floating island in the middle that mysteriously changes location every now and then! But there are plenty of other reasons to go: a short trek of only two days that takes you into the lap of the mountains; beautiful pine forests to walk through, snow-covered peaks of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, and the gorgeous lake itself.

    Lake Parashar is named after the sage who meditated there, and it has a peaceful vibe that'll make you feel meditative too.

    IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 6 pax is required to make a booking.

    Destination

    With just one short journey, you'll be whisked away from the city and into the mountains. In one short, easy trek, you'll cross small rivulets, wind through forests, and be rewarded with spectacular Himalayan vistas. You'll get to spend an evening in the middle of a pine-forest, a short distance away from an ancient temple. This trip is suitable for first-timers and those looking for a quick getaway.

    Destination highlights

    Witness the mysterious moving island on Parashar Lake | Visit a 13th century temple | Spend a night in the mountains

    Activity Details

    6100

    8950

    3425

    16 km

    13 hrs

    8 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Mandi to Parashar Lake

    You will need to be at Mandi bus stand by 08:30 a.m. Eat a light breakfast before you begin your trek. You'll board cabs and drive to Baggi, the start point of the trek. The trail leads upwards on a moderate slope through pine-scented forests. You'll have to cross a river, and if the water is flowing fast, this is an exciting section. Once you cross the tree line, you'll traverse beautiful meadows with views of the mountains around, and you'll come to a forest guest-house. Leave your bags behind, freshen up, and head to Parashar Lake, which is a 15 minute walk away. There is an ancient temple here, and the surroundings are quiet and peaceful. Enjoy a cup of tea a at the tea stall, and spend some time exploring the lake. The rest of your day is free to relax or catch up with friends at the guest-house.

    Sleep in a forest guest-house at night.

    Participants sleep in the guest-house triple sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mandi

    Parashar Lake

    08:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Parashar Lake to Mandi
  • Write Story

  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be refunded.

    If cancellation takes place between 30 to 15 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour price will be refunded.

    If cancellation takes place between 14 to 8 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be refunded.

    If cancellation takes place less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited.

    NOTE that all cancellation will incur a processing fee of 5% on the trek fee.

    Rules on trip

    The participants will have to follow the instructions given by the trek leader and guide.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products, cigarettes etc. is strictly prohibited during the camp.

    There is a zero-tolerance policy for participants who litter, deface property or monuments, or cause general disturbance. Any flouting of these rules will be dealt with seriously, and may involve expulsion from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Non-liability: TREXplore is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek. Though we have experienced trek leaders and local staff for the safety of the trekkers, TREXplore is not responsible for any kind of hazard to a participant's health during a trek.

    Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
    • Prashar Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Himalayas
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • One night accommodation during the trek

    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
    • An experienced trek leader
    • Trekking permits and camping charges from forest department
    • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, etc.)

    Excludes

    • Transport to and from the base camp

    • Food during transit to and from the base camp
    • Personal expenses of any kind
    • Anything apart from the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • A cap/hat/head-scarf
    • Woolen cap and muffler/balaclava
    • T-shirts (3)
    • Quick drying trousers (2)
    • One fleece jacket
    • One thick (but light)
    • Windproof jacket
    • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
    • One pair of trekking shoes (high ankle and waterproof)
    • Socks (at least 3 pairs)
    • A pair of waterproof floaters
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All camping gear and equipment
    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Backpack/rucksack (40-60 L)
    • Daypack (15-20 L)
    • Waterproof cover for your bag
    • Sunglasses (non-reflecting)
    • Gloves (thick and waterproof)
    • Poncho or rain-jacket
    • Head-lamp/torch
    • 2 water bottles/thermos
    • Cutlery (cup/mug, lunchbox and spoon)
    • Trekking pole (optional)
    • Wet tissue paper/toilet paper
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Small hand/face towel
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste and soap (one can be shared among friends)
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.