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Let's trek to an out of this world destination in Himachal Pradesh -Prashar lake in Mandi

By Vineeth Mohan

Blessed with the magnanimity of Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is a home to many surreal destinations that would make your heart skip a beat! Frozen in the winter and a dazzling beauty otherwise, Prashar lake in Mandi is one such destination which is sure to make your jaws drop. Set in a dreamlike landscape, Prashar lake trek is undoubtedly one of the best trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Let's take a glimpse on Prashar lake trek details.

Prashar lake trek

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Prashar lake lies 49 km north of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. At an elevation of 2730 metre above sea level, the lake has a 13th century pagoda temple adjacent to it. The striking river of Beas and the majestic ranges of Dhauladhar, Kinnaur and Pir Panjal creates a fairyland landscape here.

Prashar lake trek details

Prashar lake trek

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Trekking distance : 15 km (to and fro)

Duration of the trek : 2 Days

Trekking Trail : Base camp is at Baggi. The 7.5 km trail takes you through beautiful meadows and dense forests!

Difficulty level : Easy

Best time for Prashar lake trek : Any time of the year except monsoon. During the winter season, from December - mid March, the frozen lake and snowy landscape vouches for a perfect winter trek!

Multiple facets of Prashar lake

Prashar lake trek

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This dazzling beauty of a lake is located amidst lush green environs! The greenery paves way to wizardry white snow during the months of winter. The dazzling lake gets frozen during the months of December - mid March and vouches for a perfect winter trek destination.

The 13th century pagoda temple

Prashar lake trek

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The ancient pagoda temple, built in 13th century A.D. mesmerises one and all with its spectacular backdrop! This three storied pagoda temple is dedicated to Sage Prashar and has intricate wood carving designs. Legend has it, that it was built by a baby from a single tree!

The surreal landscape of Prashar lake is certainly one of the best trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Take this enchanting trek to get enviably closer to Mother Nature! Happy Travelling :)

Prashar lake trek

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Did you know?! The picturesque lake has a floating island in it and the depth of it is unclear, with a diver not being able to determine its depth!

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