Himachal Pradesh is one of the best and the most gorgeous states in India. The beauty of the cities of Himachal Pradesh is beyond explanation in words.
Each city of this state has some speciality and some unique feature which make it the most beautiful. The state is famous amongst the leisure travellers and the trekkers too. This is the distinct feature of the state that all kind of travellers and explorers can enjoy in this place.
Himachal Pradesh is a heaven land for the trekkers. There are numerous places for enjoying and exploring the best trekking expeditions in this state.
The professional trekkers, as well as the beginners, can choose from the various famous treks of Himachal Pradesh and have the best adventure experience.
Are you a beginner level trekker? Try this trek for a decent adrenaline rush.
One of the most famous treks of the state is Prasher Lake trek which starts from Mandi in the Kullu Valley. Mandi is one of the most beautiful cities of this state.
The Prasher lake trek is a gorgeous and pleasing blue water lake surrounded by Dhauladhar ranges in the Kullu Valley.
An intriguing detail of the Prasher lake is that this lake keeps changing its position throughout the year. This makes it more interesting to explore. Along with this, it is believed that sage Prasher meditated here and hence the name of the lake is kept in his name.
The highest altitude of the Prasher lake trek is 8900 ft and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. The lake is a gorgeous one whose view is resplendent and the trail taking you towards it is amazing as well.
The trail involves charming dense forest, rivulets, small villages, long pin trees, temples and peaks. One can experience the rich and the ancient Himalayan architecture while crossing this trail. On the edge of the lake, there is a Pagoda like temple and is famous for the wooden carvings.
During the winters, the atmosphere and the view of the mountains is even more beautiful as they are covered with snow.
It is a two days trek which mostly involves uphill movements. The trek is an easy one with spectacular views.
The Prasher Lake trek falls in the Himachal Pradesh region. The starting point of the trek is at Mandi in the Kullu Valley. Mandi is well connected with the road ways so you can reach to this place via your private or the public transport. Mandi is the base area from which this trek starts.
Day 1 – Arrive at Bhunter and start the Trek
On the first day, you have to arrive at Bhunter which is in the Kullu district at around 8 am and then start the trek for the Prasher lake. It would take around 4 to 5 hours to cover the distance of 9 km and reach the Prasher lake.
The trekkers would reach there at 4 or 5 pm and the view of the sunset will be experienced. The trekkers will enjoy the scenic sunset view while enjoying tea and snacks.
Serene and peaceful time will be given to the trekkers to enjoy their trekking experience and have an overnight experience.
Day 2 – Explore the area and Return Back
The next day will be spent exploring the Prasher lake area.
The trekkers will enjoy and explore the famous ranges of the place like Dauladhar range, Pir Panjal range, and the other famous ranges.
You will be enjoying your breakfast with tea/coffee in the amazing view.
After this, you will start trekking down to Baghi which is around 8 kms from this place. After that, the trek ends when you reach Kullu.
The difficulty level of this trek is easy to moderate. So this means that the beginners could also go on this trek.
The weather of the Prasher Lake keeps changing from chilly to moderate. The temperature is between 13°C-18°C during the daytime and in between 0°C-7°C during the night time. So, it is extremely chilly during the night and quite pleasing during the day.
The trekkers would be spending the nights in the tents and enjoy the camping time.
Simple and healthy tasty meal would be provided to the trekkers. The package includes all breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During the trekking expedition, packed food will be given which will be of good quality. There would be no compromise on the quality of the food.
The last ATM point and the last area to receive the phone connectivity before starting the Prasher Lake trek is at Mandi.
If the trekkers have to withdraw the money for the emergency use then this is the last accessible spot. And After Mandi, you will not find any ATM spots.
It will be extremely difficult for you to get any minor phone connectivity too once you cross Mandi.
We recommend you to make all the important calls while you are here before going to trek the Himalayas.
Before going to trek the Himalayas and before entering the Prasher Lake hiking camp, you need to take permission and the permit of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to let your Himalaya trekking expedition go smooth.
All costs of permissions/permits are included in the package.