Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley is a blue-water lake called Prashar. Prashar Lake is a well-kept secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The trek follows a charming trail through a forest and several rivulets. Meanwhile, one can enjoy the local culture as the trail goes through villages as well. The trek offers a 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges.
Start the trip at 8pm from Delhi (Vidhansabha metro station) by volvo/ personal traveler
Reach Mandi by early morning, transfer to Kantlu village (Arranged by us) stock yourself with water and some chips as we start the trek.
The trail begins with a steep ascent for about 500 metres through open land. You will see the valley on ur right.
After this, you enter a jungle, which mainly consists of rhododendron. The trail eases a little here to become a gradual ascent. In 400 metres, you reach a clearing from where you get the full view of the Dhauadhar range. Take a break here. It’s a good spot to click some photographs.
On you cross the clearing, the trail enters an oak forest. It continues to ascend gradually. After walking in the jungle for 1 km, you reach another clearing. This is also a good spot to take a break.
From this clearing, the trail gets on to the motorable road. Walk on this for the next 700 metres. You will then reach a place named Til. There are a lot of shops here.
From Til, seek the kachha road. Ascend on this for about 600 metres till you reach another small meadow. Break here for lunch (Not included in the package). The views are great from here.
Once you start trekking from the meadow, you will come across apple orchards. Make sure you do not pluck any apples. After 700 metres, you will cross the motorable road again. From here, the trail ascends steeply for 300 metres. This section is a little strenuous. You reach a clearing right after this.
The views from here are outstanding. The mountain that you see from left to right are Triund, Dhauladhar Matterhorn, Kap Chuli, Man Hill, Hanuman Tibba, Sikar Beh, Mukar Beh, Manali peak, Friendship peak, Mukila, Ali Ratni Tibba and several smaller ones surrounding a beautiful valley. Rest here for a while.
Himachali Dinner with dal , vegetable and rice will be served.
Walk to the nearest ‘top’ from the lake to view the sunset. You get to see whole mountains from here including Papsura and Dharmsura. Rest for the night at the camp/dormitory (Do not expect luxury) Accommodation will be basic.
You will return to Mandi via Kantlu today.
Start the trek back to Kantlu after breakfast, we shall reach Kantlu by lunch time and catch the volvo/traveler back to Delhi by evening.
Tickets for Parashar lake trek can be booked here.