A winter weekend should be no cause for getting bored as we have a fun excursion in Himachal Pradesh, planned for you. Pack your bags, and embark on the Prashar Lake trek with us. Prashar Lake is an ovular pond in a lush grassland. The lake, located at an elevation of approximately 9000 feet above sea level, is said to have been discovered by the Pandavas. But, you will not see a lush meadow here, as the winter snow will have covered it completely, turning it into a quintessentially Himalayan landscape. Though the trek is only 9 km one way, the snow may make it a bit challenging.
This Prashar Lake winter trek will take you on slightly steep ridges, which will give you loads of thrill. On the way, you will meander through forests of cedars, firs and spruces that will be white with snow. You will also walk past numerous rivulets that might be frozen due to the cold weather. After reaching the lake, you can visit the local pagoda-style temple here. Enjoy the rest of the day, making snowmen or snow fairies, or throw snowballs at each other. A warm bonfire and dinner will follow before you head inside your tent to sleep.
The next day, you have a chance to see an amazing sunrise over the snow-white Himalayas that you must not forget capturing in photos. Thereafter, Prashar Lake trekking in Himachal Pradesh ends with you tracing the mountain trail back to Panarsa. Though the trip will give you loads of fun, you should not take it lightly. Remember to pack good-quality woollens as the weather at higher reaches will be icy cold. Also, pack sturdy trekking shoes with spikes so you do not slide on the ice or sink in the fresh snow. Consult your doctor beforehand to be sure of your health as the hike will require you to be perfectly fit.
Day 01: Panarsa - Jwalapur (25km via Taxi) - Prashar Lake (6km Trek)
Take the volvo from Delhi to arrive in Panarsa. Check right in to our beautiful home stay. After breakfast, make a move to Jwalapur village in shared cabs. Enjoy the scenic views as you trek from Jwalapur to Prashar Lake. Once arrived, admire the scenery and photograph the gorgeous landscape. You will be served lunch here. And at sunset, snacks and dinner will be made available.
For overnight stay, you'll be camping under the star-packed skies of Prashar Lake.
Day 02: Prashar Lake - Jwalapur (6km Trek) - Panarsa (25 km via Taxi)
Wake up early to witness an enchanting sunrise and get a clear view of the snow-clad Himalayas. Later, enjoy breakfast, and embark on the downhill phase of the hike with packed lunch. This stretch of Prashar Lake trekking in Himachal Pradesh leads you back to Jwalapur village via the same path you followed yesterday. On reaching Jwalapur village, head for Panarsa. Eat lunch here and document the beauty that surrounds you as you walk along the river side. If you reach back early, you can also go rafting in Beas river.
Collect your luggage for heading back to Delhi. Volvo arrives at around 7pm.
Best time to go: Throughout the year. Winters are the best.
Maximum Altitude: 8956 feet
Wow! It was just wow. The trekker?s hut was very cosy and have to mention the food was delicious. The guides were a great help.
I went with my friends and had so much fun. We felt safe and comfortable! It was a good experience overall.
I wish to go back there in winter. I will definitely book through you guys. It was a beautiful experience.