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Prashar Lake Trek, Himachal


Prashar Lake Trek Highlights

  • Visit the pagoda-styled Rishi Prashar Temple that caters the outstanding architectural brilliance
  • Stay in the camps near the lake while admiring the beautiful vistas of mighty mountains
  • Indulge in the fun chit-chat session with your squad during bonfire beneath the sky full of stars
  • Trek through some of the most astonishing trails covered in pine trees & several streams
  • Admire the beauty of Prashar lake which is located at 2,730 m. above sea level

Prashar Lake Trek Overview

Start point/Endpoint: Panarsa

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Time: 3:30 PM

Total Trekking Distance: 16 km

Maximum Altitude: 2730 m

Temperature:  In summers, during the day, the temperature goes from 10 degrees C to 15 degrees C and at night, it goes from -2 degrees C to 5 degrees C.

In winters, during the day, the temperature goes from 5 degrees C to 10 degrees C and at night, it goes from -2 degree C to 0 degrees C.

Why Prashar Lake trek?

Prashar Lake is nestled gloriously in Kullu Valley in the midst of mighty Dhauladhar Ranges, which makes it a must-visit place for those who seek bliss in the laps of nature. The lake has its own floating island and the depth of the lake is still unknown. The ancient pagoda-styled Prashar Rishi temple stands tall on the banks of the river which is made in honour of the Rishi Prashar. One of the many reasons to visit this place is that it offers 180-degree views of Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, and Kinnaur mountain ranges from the peak point which is a feast to one’s eyes.

About the Prashar Lake Trek:

  • The trek is about 7 km and it will take around 4 hours to reach the beautiful Prashar Lake.
  • Reach the meeting point in Panarsa that takes you to Jwalapur in a shared vehicle.
  • As you start the trek from Jwalapur, you will find a rocky trail that leads you towards the charming Vyas river.
  • The Prashar Lake Trek then leads you further to the dense pine forest. Though the trail may get a bit challenging but the views that you will witness here are worth every second.
  • Just before reaching the lake, you will find muddy patches in the trail and you can witness the mystical Himalayas covered in clouds. It is a beautiful sight to behold.
  • As you keep moving forward while cherishing the alluring vistas, you will realise that you have reached your destination.
  • You will feel all the tiredness slowly vanishing for the mesmerising view of Prashar Lake will leave you breathless.
  • Camp near the lake and enjoy some leisure time while mesmerising the beauty of this peaceful lake.

More Details about Prashar Lake Trek

Know Before You Go for Prashar Lake Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask is recommended.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Please carry a valid ID proof.
  • The exact location of the the starting point of the trek will be shared post booking.

Things To Carry for Prashar Lake Trek

  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Water bottle
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

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