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Prashar Lake Trek

 Panarsa (Near Mandi)    1 Nights/2 Days 9 reviews 607 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Prashar Lake trek is a perfect weekend trek that is one of a kind experience. Embark on this journey and you will be blessed with the peace, calm and the serenity of this beautiful spot.

Prashar Lake Trek Highlights:

  • 9 Kms of easy to moderate trek through the Alpine forest
  • Camping near the pristine Prashar Lake
  • 360 panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas
  • Daily Departures: Available on daily basis for online booking. Hassle free and easy
  • Low Batch Requirement: Bookable for even 1 member. Small group size


Prashar Lake Trek Overview

Located in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2730 meters Prashar is known for the holy Prashar Lake, Green meadows, dense forest and the Panoramic view of snow clad mountain ranges of Dhauladhar, Pir Pinjal and Kinnaur.

There are two trek routes to Prashar Lake, one starts from Baggi and the other from Panarsa. The Panarsa route being the more scenic of the two trails. Prashar Lake trek is a year round trek. During winter months of December to mid March you will find the lake frozen with snow around it, making the whole scene quite picturesque. This is the best time to do Prashar lake trek if you enjoy snow. Rest of the year the lake and temple are surrounded by lush green meadows.

Prashar Lake has a perimeter of about 300 meters is decorated by a floating island in it. Crystal clear waters of the lake add to the charm of this beautiful place. A 14th Century pagoda style temple dedicated to the Rishi Parashar stands next to the lake. It is believed that temple was constructed by the king Ban Sen from single deodar tree and it took 12 years to complete the construction.

A walk around the lake gives a mystical experience of calmness of the surrounding. A visit to Prashar is a perfect blend of a spiritual journey and exploring the serene Himalayan Ranges.

Distance from Mandi to Parsahar is about 60 kilometers. Prashar lake trek is a great weekend trip destination option from Delhi NCR and Chandigarh.


Prashar Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1:

  • On the first day, you will be arriving in Panarsa via Volvo bus (no cab/auto needed to reach reporting location). All buses going to Kullu/Manali go via Panarsa only.
  • Post which you may check-in into our home stay.
  • You may have your breakfast and then the group travels to Jwalapur village in shared cabs (25 km). Jwalapur is the starting point of the trek.
  • Upon your arrival in Jwalapur, you will start your trek to Prashar Lake (9 km trek) with the experienced trek guide. Each participant will be given packed lunch for the trek.
  • When you reach Prashar Lake you may enjoy photography and witness the sunset at Prashar Lake.
  • Post which you may enjoy evening snacks at the camp site in the and hot dinner will be served.
  • You will enjoy an overnight camping experience at beautiful Parashar Lake campsite.

Day 2:

  • On the second day, rise up early if you wish to watch mesmerizing sunrise at Prashar Lake and a brilliant panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas.
  • After you relish the warm breakfast, you'll be trekking back to Jwalapur village (9 km).
  • Post which you will travel to Panarsa in a shared cab (25 Km) and enjoy lunch upon reaching Panarsa.
  • Upon your arrival in Panarsa, you may enjoy photography and walk along the riverside.
  • Later in the evening you may collect your luggage from the locker room and depart to Delhi, Volvo arrives at around 7pm.

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  • All Veg meals - from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • Washroom and locker-room facility on Day 1 & Day 2
  • Shared cabs from Panarsa to Jwalapur and back to Panarsa
  • Stay at Prashar Lake (camping/homestay/guesthouse)
  • Trekking gear (walking sticks + poncho + snow gaiters)
  • Camping equipements (tent + sleeping bag + sleeping mats + lights)
  • Service of experienced guide and helping staff


  • Bus/transportation fare or ticket to the starting point and return
  • Non-veg and any beverages
  • Porter service for personal luggage
  • Any extra meals/snacks/juice/water that you purchase
  • Anything which is not part of inclusions above

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Important Information

  • Part payment option available if booking 15 days in advance
  • Delhi-Manali Volvo drops you right at Panarsa, no cab/auto needed to reach the reporting location of homestay
  • There is plenty of water on this trek, most part of the trek is along a stream, you have to carry less water
  • After the trek on Day 2, you can wait at the homestay or near the river till the Volvo arrives
  • Lots of activities at the homestay to spend time (Cycling, Cricket, Foosball, table tennis, carom, chess & board games)
  • Big Lawn outside the homestay with seasonal flowers & view of the river
  • In case you arrive early from the trek, you can go for rafting on Beas River
  • If your plan is to go Manali, you just have to travel 60 km more
  • If your plan is to go Kasol, you are just 40 km away
  • 8 western toilets & bathrooms available at the homestay which you can use on Day 1 & Day 2
  • In case you have a bigger group, there is a big hall where you can stay together and enjoy
  • Any extra luggage can be kept at the homestay while you trek light with limited stuff
  • Bonfire has been banned on all treks by the forest department, we don’t promise the availability of a bonfire
  • Camping in the fenced area near the lake is also banned by the forest department, tents will be pitched away from the lake

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This route offer great open views during the trek from Jwalapur side. Most part of the trek is along a stream as well.

49 travellers found this helpful

You can book your return bus from Kullu/Bhuntar and board the bus from Panarsa itself. Our team would help you in boarding your particular bus. After the trek on Day 2 you can wait at the our homestay or near the river till the Volvo arrives.

54 travellers found this helpful

If your plan is to go Manali after the Prashar Lake trek, you just have to travel 60 kms. If your plan is to go Kasol, you are just 40 km away. Panarsa is just 60 KMs from Mandi and 20 Kms before Kullu.

49 travellers found this helpful

Sure you can if you have an extra day or we come back from trek by late afternoon. Kullu is just over 20 KMs away and our team would help you plan it once you are here.

53 travellers found this helpful

Yes, many operators offer trek route from Baggi but our trek starts from Panarasa of following reasons: 1. Convenience in reaching reporting point - Volvo drops you at Panarsa 2. The route is more scenic and less crowded 3. Homestay in Panarsa where you use washroom and locker room facility for keeping any extra luggage for the trek

6 travellers found this helpful

All Volvo buses from Delhi/Chandigarh going towards Kullu/Manali go via Panarsa. You can get down at Panarsa Bus Stop and homestay/base camp is a short walking distance.

64 travellers found this helpful

Reviews (9)



08 May 2019

Wonderful experience with Team.

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Gaurav prabhakar

27 Jun 2018

I would like to say that it was an amazing experience with Trek Operator. Their homestay facility was just simply wonderful..very supportive and friendly staff..great homely food..n really good arrangement..big thumbs up..highly recommended to all..

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Durga prasad kulhari

25 Jun 2018

Prashar lake trek of 9km through Alpine forest with my 8 year old daughter was great activity with the great efforts and support from Operator. Views of trails and lake at top are fantastic.

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Divanshu goyal

25 Jun 2018

Awesome experience.... - divanshu goyal

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Shaurya singh

29 Jan 2018

Well coordinated trek

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Panarsa Volvo Stop on Kullu-Manali Highway (60 Kms ahead of Mandi)
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