Parashar Lake Tips, Best Time To Visit, Places, Trekking And Camping

Parashar Lake is one of the most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 50 km north of Mandi. It is a crystal clear water body. Lake has a three storeyed pagoda. Which is dedicated to Rishi Prahar. This deep blue water lake is situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the mighty Dhauladhar ranges in the Kullu valley, this lake is full of mystic charm. This place is surrounded by snow capped peaks.

This lake remains frozen throughout the year. But there is always glare here. Along with the beauty, this lake is famous for the three-storey temple located here. And below there is a view of the fast flowing Beas river. Where you can spend memorable moments. If you are planning to visit Prasar Lake. Or want to know more about it. So do read this article completely.

Mythology of Parashar Lake

According to mythology, the lake was built by the Pandavas after the Mahabharata to find the best place for the deity Kamrunag along with their teacher Dev Kamrunag. His teacher liked the isolation of this place so much that he decided to stay here for the rest of his life. After that Pandava brother Bhimsen built the lake by pushing his elbow and forearm on the top of the mountain according to the local people’s belief.

Best Time To Visit Prashar Lake Trek

Best time to visit Prahar Lake Trek If you want to enjoy the snow. So in winter, the best time to travel is in the month of December – February. In winter, this place completely freezes between the cover under a thick sheet of snow. Snow can be seen here from the last week of December to the middle of March. Traveling in the month of April to May is a green and beautiful time. Traveling here in monsoon should be avoided.

Tips For Visiting Parashar Lake

Travelers should carry warm clothes according to the season.

Carry trekking gear and equipment and always be ready.

Carry a medical aid kit and general medicines along the way.

Trekking shoes should be of good quality.

If you are traveling during the monsoon season, then carry rain gear with you.

Get all the necessary permits in advance for trekking.

You will not find any place to eat on the trek.

Trekking And Camping At Parashar Lake Mandi

Trekking and camping near Prasar Lake are quite popular among tourists. One can set up a camp near the lake and spend time in the lap of nature. Trekking and camping near the lake can make the trip memorable. There are many packages for trekking here. Which can be booked online or by access. Here one can roam in the lush green forest and see the blue beauty of the lake.

Difficulty Level

Trekking to Prasar Lake will be quite easy during the summer season. The level of difficulty increases here during the winter and monsoon season.

Water Availability

If the travelers go for trekking, then carry full drinking water with you. You can refill your water stock with running water during the trek.

Food Availability

There will be no place to eat while trekking. Always carry food while going for trekking.


Prasar Lake does not provide any proper accommodation for trekkers. Tourists go with their own sleeping bags and tents.

Best Places To Visit Near Prashar Lake

Bhutnath Temple

Rewalsar Lake


Kamrunag Lake

Panchvaktra Temple

Shikari Devi Temple



Kamlah Fort

Bhima Kali Temple



How To Reach Prashar Lake Trek

Prasar Lake is situated 45 km north of Mandi. He can be reached by buses or private taxis. The nearest airport is Bhuntar of the lake. Chandigarh is the nearest railhead to Prashar Lake. The road till Manali is fairly smooth except for the patch between Chandigarh and Bilaspur. The nearest broad gauge railhead of the city to Mandi is Pathankot. Which is connected to Joginder Nagar railhead. Joginder Nagar station is 55 km away from Mandi. Where you can reach by bus or cab.

Parashar Lake Trek Map

Video of Parashar Lake

Interesting Facts

Here people throw money, silver coins and gold in the water as offerings.

Parashar is situated at an altitude of 2730 m.

Parashar Lake is famous for its panoramic view of the dense forest and snow mountains of Dhauladhar.

The lake was formed as a result of Rod’s attack by sage Parashar.

This lake is a temple built by Raja Ban Sen in 13-14th century.

A walk around the lake gives a mystical feeling of calmness.

The journey of Parashar is the perfect amalgamation of the spiritual journey.


Q .Why Prashar lake is famous?

Parashar Lake is famous for its panoramic view of the dense forest and snow mountains of Dhauladhar.

Q .Is Prashar lake Worth Visiting?


Q .How difficult is Prashar lake Trek?

Prashar Lake Trek is an untouched secret in the Himalayas with enchanting beauty and a beautiful trail.

Q .How do I get to Parashar Lake?

By air, road and Parashar Lake can be reached by train.

Q .How long is Parashar lake trek?

15 km – 16 km

Q .Is Prashar Lake accessible by car?



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