Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by admin
Prashar Lake Trek is an untouched secret, with a beautiful beauty in the Himalayas and a lovely path. Situated in the bowl-shaped Dhauladhar valley, the Prashar Lake Trek takes you across thick, snow-capped forests, making it a real gem of a Himachal Pradesh site.
A short hike is a perfect match for your plans for the long weekend. The night views are amazing beside the lake and are much more meaningful for your expedition.
However, your morning the next day would be easily disputable. The sunrise in the Himalayas, with untouched delicacy all around, is illuminated by the first rays of the sun, is so special. And imagining that you can fit everything into a long weekend is pure pleasure.
About Prashar Lake
Located in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, the majority of visitors to the region tend to ignore this hidden gem. Also, it’s an ideal getaway because you can make the Prashar Sea trek all year round. This walk is more special with a bonus. Away from the thrill of your normal life, this is the place you should go if you’re looking for seclusion, calm and spectacular views.
Why Should I Trek?
A striking sight with its cobalt blue water is provided by the epitome of the trek – The Prasher Lake, embraced by the Dhauladhar Range in Kullu Valley. Prashar Lake also has on its surface a small floating circular island. And local people will notice quickly the movement’s tendency – it may be at the same place for months or it can move several times in a month.
One of the best parts of the trek is to pick your own point of departure. Although Baggi Village near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh is the standard starting point, you can move further and less along. And this tour can also be accommodated without a guide, depending on your wild experiences, even if it is strongly recommended for beginners to bring you an informed person.
History of the Prashar Lake
Prashar Rishi, who was here meditating, holds the lake sacred. Raja Bank Sen of Mandi built the temple itself in the 13th century in honor of the Rishi and named the lake after him in rivets of Himachali architecture.
Local legends also indicate that one of Pandava’s brothers created the lake itself—Bhima when returned after Mahabharatha from Kurukeshetra.
Lord Kamrunag was accompanied by the Pandava brothers. The valley and the place were so fascinating for Kamrunag that he chose to stay there forever. Thus, by raming his elbow into one of the mountains, Bhima created the lake. Locals also agree that no one knows the depth of the lake and many studies and divers have tried, but returned, to find the bottom point.
Prashar Lake Weather
As this trek is open year-round, weather in the Prashar Lake is synonymous with the weather in Mandi. Prashar lake has unpredictable weather, range from snow-laden winter months to rain and sun-filled days.
The highest average temperature of Prashar Lake is around 21C during the year, and the minimum temperature is about -8C. In terms of unpredictable chill, even during the summer months, it is important to prepare. The layers of clothes are therefore the key to every successful journey in the Himalayas.
In winter, you can enjoy the Prashar Lake Snow Trek.
Best Time to visit Prashar Lake
Although this hike is possible at any time of the year, the best time to do this hike is in January and February because the lake is almost frozen and snow-covered. There’s a certain magnetism in the untouched hills that enhances everything in sight by the snowy white blanket, which makes the air feel more alive.
But if you are so inclined to see the magic of the floating island, it is a great time to go out after a moonsoon. Because the valley was its most luxuriant green self during this time.
Mandi’s distance from Delhi is approximately 430 km, while Chandigarh’s distance is 187 km, Kullu’s from Delhi is approximately 498 km.
It takes the same amount of time to get to the starting point of the hiking tour, Baggi village, from Kullu or Mandi. I must emphasize here that you can continue to drive further ahead and reduce your walking time or plan a walk from Baggi via the woods to Prashar Lake.
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