Prashar Lake Trek

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About Prashar Lake Trek

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.

Package Details

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.

Location and How to Reach

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.

Difficulty Level

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.


  • Transportation during the Prasher Lake trek.
  • Camping equipment like the tents, sleeping bags and the sleeping mats.
  • Guide, helper, cook and the other required staff.
  • Forest entry charges and all the necessary charges and permit fees while going on Prasher Lake hiking.
  • Meals and first aid kit while being on the Prasher Lake trek.
  • Mules and porters for carrying the camping luggage of about 10 kg per person only when the Prasher Lake hiking has started.
  • Mountaineering qualified and the professional trekkers who have ample knowledge of the Himalayan camp and who have the best Prasher trek reviews.
  • The first aid basic kit is available for the trekkers along with the portal oxygen. It is really important during the Himalayan camp for the Prasher lake temperature.


  • Personal Expenses and also the personal porters for personal use to cover the Prasher lake trek.
  • Transport to and from the starting point.
  • Insurance of any kind for this Prasher Lake trek route.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

ATM Points and Connectivity

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.

Permissions and Permits

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.

Things to Carry

  • Backpack with all your necessities to cross this entire Prasher Lake trek distance.
  • A rain cover because you cannot predict the Prasher hiking temperature.
  • Water bottles and all your refreshments which include all sorts of hydration packs which you prefer.
  • Snacks like the energy bars and the protein bars which would give you instant energy during the Prasher Lake trek.
  • Personal Medical Kit with all the necessary first aid items and medicines which you feel you will need. It is always advisable to take medicines for dizziness, upset stomach, headache, and cold and cough while being in Himalayan camps or anywhere.
  • Pack your outfits with all the relatable clothing items like wind and waterproof jackets, t-shirts, track pants, thermal inners, trekking shoes and fleece jackets. All the necessary winter outfits for the winter treks.
  • All the toiletries products in a bag because you will need them the most.
  • Also do not forget to take your extra accessories like the sunglasses, caps, gloves, walking stick, torch, and similar other items.
  • You must avoid the sports shoes, jeans, and shorts while going to the Himalayan camp. It is always better to stick to the trek pants and the joggers.
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

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