Mandi Bus Stand is well connected by means of road.
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.
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.
Witness the mysterious moving island on Parashar Lake | Visit a 13th century temple | Spend a night in the mountains
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.
Lunch | Snacks | Dinner
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.
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.