Prashar Lake Trek

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Overview

 

Prashar Lake is located in Mandi District of HP at an altitude of 2730 mtr (9000 feet). Holy Lake is known for three story Pagoda style Temple of Prashar Rishi and its floating island. Lake is Surrounded by green Meadows & around the meadows are dense alpine forest. Lake also offers Panoramic view of snow clad ranges of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Great Himalayas. Water of the lake is clear and you can spot fishes inside, on a clear day lake appears blue when seen from the surrounding hillocks. Prashar Lake has a perimeter of around 300 meters and a walk around the lake gives a mystical experience of calmness of the surrounding.
 
A visit to Prashar is a perfect mix of spiritual journey and exploring into the serene Himalayan Ranges. Other attractions for Visitors around Prashar Lake area are Sukha-sar, Aadi Brahma Temple & Tunga Mata Temple, you probably will need couple of additional days to cover all of these. There are two hillocks on east and west side of the lake offering perfect bird eye view of the lake for photography & selfies. Views of North are quite open but to get the views of Great Himalayan National park and its peaks you have to climb one of the hills and look towards the east.

Prashar Lake trek is a two day one night plan, Most people start the trek to Prashar lake from Jwalapur Village which is situated on the eastern slopes of the Prashar hills. To reach Jwalapur you have to take diversion from NH21 at Panarsa near the famous Aut tunnel. There are regular shared taxis from Panarsa to Jwalapur village. From Jwalapur it’s an 8km easy trek alongside a clear stream of water, through the forest on the sloppy hills

Trek offers an easy flat start through pine forests, after a km we descend to a stream and later follow the stream through lush green forests. Stream with numerous waterfalls en route makes the trek much more interesting, we cross this stream multiple times during the trek. Near one of the waterfalls, we will take a pit stop for a quick lunch (Packed Lunch). Now begins real uphill stretch till you reach the ridge. Treeline finishes as you reach the ridge and you are rewarded by the Open views of mountain ranges and Prashar Meadows. Few km of flat walk on the meadows and you see the magnificent lake on your Left. Floating Island on the lake will make you speechless for a moment Visit the Prashar Rishi Temple, take blessings & make new wishes to the deity.  Spend some time at the lake & Capture the Himalayan Silhouette during sunset. There are a couple of local dhabba's n Shops around Lake where you can grab hot Tea or a quick Snack. Enjoy the Clear Blue sky with countless stars, milky-way can also be spotted followed by camping under the Stars at Prashar Lake

Wake-up to the Himalayan misty morning, Enjoy 360 panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. Early Risers can do Sunrise Photography or setup camera gear for timelapse videos. You can choose to do some Yoga, meditation or Stretching or go around the lake for a parikrama. Both sides of the Lake there are hillocks which you can climb to take bird-eye pics of the lake. Form these hills you can have clear shots of the Himalayan Ranges. Pir Panjal Ranges & Hanuman Tibba Standing tall in North. Snow-covered Dhauladhar Ranges + Bada Bhangal on the West Great Himalayan National Park + Deo Tibba in the East

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Panarsa >> Jwalapur >> Prashar Lake (8 km Trek)
Day 2: Prashar lake >> Jwalapur >> Panarsa (8 Km Trek)

Detailed itinerary:

Day1:
• Arrival in Panarsa Via Volvo
• Check-in into our HomeStay
• Breakfast + Transfer to Jwalapur village on Shared Cabs (25 Km)
• Trek to Prashar Lake is around 8 Kms, packed lunch can be done near the Waterfall
• Most part of the trek is through lush green forests, along a stream with numerous waterfalls en route
• As you reach the top you see Alpine meadows and the magnificent lake on your Left
• Visit the Prashar Rishi Temple, take blessings & make new wishes to the deity
• Spend some time at the lake & Capture the Himalayan Silhouette during sunset
• There are a couple of local dhabba's n Shops around Lake where you can grab hot Tea or a Quick Snack
• Snacks + Dinner (Bonfire if possible / if Allowed)
• Camping under the Stars at Prashar Lake (outside of the Fence)
 
Day2:
• Sunrise Photography with 360 panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas
• Form these hills you can have clear shots of the Himalayan Ranges
• Snow-covered Dhauladhar Ranges + Bada Bhangal on the West
• Great Himalayan National Park + Deo Tibba in the East
• Breakfast at the Lake  + Trek back to Jwalapur Village (~8km)
• Taxis will be available at Jwalapur for Transfer to Panarsa(25 Km)
• Lunch will be served at Panarsa HomeStay
• More Photography at Panarsa as you walk along the riverside
• Collect Luggage + Departure to Delhi, Volvo arrives at around 7 pm


Inclusions:

• 5 Meals (2 Breakfast + 2 Lunch + 1 Dinner + Tea) all Veg
• Transit Room on the day of arrival in Panarsa for freshen-up
• Clock Room to leave any extra stuff at Panarsa
• Shared Cabs from Panarsa >> Jwalapur >> Panarsa
• Stay at Prashar Lake (Camping / HomeStay / GuestHouse)
• Gear (Sticks + SnowGaiters + DayBags + Tent + Sleeping Bag + Matts + Lights)
• Certified Guide + Support Staff + Safety Equipment

Exclusions:

• Volvo Travel from Delhi >> Panarsa >> Delhi
• Non-veg and Wines
• Porter if needed & hired
• Any Extra meals or Snacks or juice or water that you purchase
• Anything which is not part of inclusion
• Cost Escalation due to "Force Majeure" and evacuation charges

Activities Options

2,350 per person

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Account Name: International Youth Club 

Account Number: 006188700000308 

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Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

 

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Cancellation Policy

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date