Day 01: Arrival in Mandi | Mandi to Bagi (30 km) | Trek from Bagi to Prashar Lake (9 km)
Upon reaching Mandi, check-in at the hotel/guesthouse and rest. After freshening up, relish breakfast, and travel to the village of Bagi by road. Once here, begin the Prashar Lake trek with packed lunch, from a rain shelter near the bus stop. After crossing a stream, walk on a narrow trail along the stream’s right bank, and head into a thickly forested valley. Five minutes later, a series of three scissor bends comes, which you can avoid by heading straight up the hill. After treading for about 10 minutes, the path starts to show a gradual uphill incline.
Keep walking ahead to find a mountain stream, where you may fill your bottles if it is flowing. Continue the Prashar Lake winter trek to arrive at a bend, where you will see a rivulet. From here, turn right and scale a forested ridge, seen to your right. After about 2 minutes, the trail forks into two; take the one heading right with a sharp ascent. Once you have walked for a little more than 30 minutes, the gradient of the slope decreases, and the trail forks again. Head to the right, and tread uphill till you approach a forest clearing. Further ahead, cross two scissor bends to arrive at a flat ground with a Trishul, fixed on it.
The hike further takes you uphill for around 40 minutes till you reach another clearing. After passing two more clearings, enter another forested ridge, and tread for around 15 minutes to reach a level land. From here, a steep climb to a hilltop needs to be negotiated. The time taken to complete it depends on the amount of snow on the route. Once on top, look for a ridge to the left, and walk uphill to scale it. After reaching the ridge, walk for around 800 metres to finally reach the gates and fence of Prashar Lake.
Once here, admire the scenery, and pay homage at the temple here if you wish. Later, get recharged with snacks, and then sit around a crackling bonfire for dinner, before moving to your tent for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Prashar Lake to Bagi (9 km) | Bagi to Mandi (30 km) | Mandi to Delhi
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 Bagi via the same path you followed yesterday. On reaching Bagi, head back to Mandi by road to collect your luggage, and thereafter transfer to Delhi.
Accommodation on triple share basis in tents / homestays/ PWD rest houses or trekkers huts (During heavy snowfall, pitching tents near the lake is not possible. We offer alternate arrangements in such scenarios)
Camping gears and kitchen equipment
Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.