Prashar Lake Trek
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Prashar Lake Trek
49 kilometres north of Mandi, in the Himachal Pradesh state's Kullu Valley, is where you'll find the Parashar Lake. It is reported that the sage Parashar meditated here. The wooden carvings on a three-story Pagoda-style temple on the lakeshore give it a very traditional appearance. The lake has a tranquil perspective, and the water looks to be completely blue. The fact that Parashar Lake's location varies throughout the course of the year is another intriguing aspect of the lake.
This winter journey to Prashar Lake involves ascending some challenging slopes. The Prashar Lake walk (2,620m) is a famous hike in the heart of Himachal Pradesh that brings visitors to a frozen lake that is a wonderful example of breathtaking beauty. During the day, the temperature fluctuates from 13 to 18 degrees, and at night, it drops to 0 to 7 degrees.
To see the lake and the temple, one must trek 500 metres to the top of one of the little hills that surround the lake. To reach there, you'll have to drop a little. There are certain things that are prohibited within the main temple complex, including shoes, leather belts, and handbags. A Parikrama around the lake is possible (walking around). There is a fair conducted here every year in the month of June. People travel from all of the nearby villages. The adjacent little mountain streams that feed this lake.
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Itinerary of trek
We will all assemble at Bhuntar where we will board our vehicles taking us to the road end to start our trek. After saying farewell to our vehicle we begin our trek through open fields and begin with our climb to Parashar Lake. Today’s trail will take around 4-5 hours to complete and will cover around 8 kms. The initial part of the trail consists of a steep ascent which takes about half an hour to complete. As you keep progressing the trail eases a bit and the gradient becomes more gradual and more comfortable to trek on. Flora around the trail is mostly rhododendron. After crossing the forest area the view opens up to a meadow where you can relax and take in the view of the great Dhauladhar ranges. After the meadow we enter into another forest and the trail gradually keeps ascending. We will get on to the motorable road for a short duration and then again trek on the kacha rasta. After the last few bits of climbing we will reach the meadow of Parashar lake. From there you can get a clear view of the Dhauladhar and on clear days get a magnificent view of peaks such as Mukar Beh, Sikar Beh, Friendship peak, Mukila and Hanuman Tibba. When we reach the campsite we will be welcomed with some appetizers and tea. Overnight stay in tents at our campsite.
Wake early in the morning and witness the awe inspiring sunrise from Parashar. This a perfect setting to take some epic photographs to show back home of the great experience. Spend some time near the lake and then return to the campsite for breakfast. After having our breakfast we will soon depart for Baghi. We will start our climb from the motorable road then enter into the forest area where we will take our trail down to Baghi. Today’s trek is mostly easy and downhill so it does not take much effort to complete. We will reach around 1-2 pm and then we will be dropped off at Bhuntar from there you can arrange your travel or accommodation.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Mandi:
Delhi and Mandi are linked properly. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 450 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in The majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 6 p.m. since it's a long way to Manali. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 1,400 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between 6 and 8 in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 for every sector.
The closest airport:
Bhuntar Airport is 60 km away.
The closest airport to Manali is at Bhuntar, which is about 52 kilometres away. From Bhuntar to Manali, you may take a taxi for about Rs. 1,000 and Rs. There are frequent flights between Bhuntar and Delhi. Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines all provide service to this airport, with flights to and from Delhi and Chandigarh.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.
We went on a weekend hike in January, perfect for seeing snowy peaks and getting the feel of winter hiking. The hike up to Parashar lake was well worth it in my opinion since it provided a glimpse of both lush vegetation and a snowy landscape. You get a sneak peek of your destination along the way, but it's much more stunning in person. We slept under the stars (and the full moon) in tents we set up ourselves and ate and drank with the aid of friendly locals. The next morning, we went outside to enjoy the snow, made snowmen, and slid down snow hills before returning home. It wasn't a long journey, but it was a pleasant one. It's not a difficult hike, but anybody going on their first trip should start training at least three weeks in advance by going for a 30-minute walk or jog every day. Finally, remember to take it easy and have fun with it. Bring back some exciting stories to tell!!