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Trek to Parashar Lake

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  • Altitude: 8960 Ft.
  • Trek Length: 16 Km.
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Base Camp: Baggi
  • Nearest Town: Mandi
  • Pick & Drop: Mandi to Mandi
  • State: Himachal Pradesh


Parashar lake is a sacred lake located on the top of a hill near the Baggi village in the Mandi district. The lake is situated at a height of 2730m above sea level and it is dedicated to Sage Parashar. There is a temple situated near the lake and is believed to be built in the 13th century.

The lake houses a floating island which keeps changing its position time to time. With many stories doing the round few believed that it hasn’t shifted for the past three months and with the help of island shifts locals can predict weather conditions and can be prepared for worse.

According to locals, it is said that the water level of the lake has been maintained for centuries now. There is no water source to the lake. The lake is surrounded by snow laden peaks of Himachal Pradesh most of the time of the year. One can have clear views of mighty peaks such as Indrasan, Deo Tibba, etc. It is one of the few weekend treks from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Mandi to Baggi and Parashar Lake Trek

2nd Day: Downhill Trek From Parashar Lake to Baggi


Mandi to Mandi:

Innova or Tempo Traveller
Triple Occupancy 2800 / Person

Itinerary (Mandi to Mandi)

  • 1

    1st Day : Mandi to Baggi and Parashar Lake Trek

    Reach Mandi in the morning by 6 AM. Freshen up and get ready for a short 2 hour drive to Baggi village, which is the starting point of trek. Our vehicle will receive the group from Mandi bus stand and drop to Baggi village. Relax a bit and start your trek to Parashar Lake. The total distance of the trek is 8 kms and the trail passes through dense forest.

    The initial trail is through a path full of boulders and water streams. Mind your step while crossing the streams as stones remain slippery. After this stretch of about half km, you will reach the forest and from where the real trek starts. The whole trek is steep and uphill and it passes through dense forest. After an uphill walk of around 5 km, you will reach a small meadow, which is a nice place to relax.

    One can have its first sight of snowcapped peaks from the meadow. After this meadow, the trek seems little easy. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the lake. The lake is pristine and is surrounded by green pastures. There is a pagoda temple standing near the lake. After reaching there, explore the lake and the temple. Have dinner and bonfire in the night. Overnight stay in tents.

  • 2

    2nd Day : Downhill Trek From Parashar Lake to Baggi

    Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise. Explore the area near lake and after breakfast, start your downhill trek towards Baggi.

    It takes around 3 hours to reach the village. Our vehicle will pick you up from Baggi and drop you at Mandi bus stand.

    Trip Ends.

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No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.

 6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes



Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion



Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries


First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season


sonali mahalwal
sonali mahalwal

I always liked and followed dis page.. but now i had lived n experienced this beautiful journey with justwravel..@abhishek n @ticklu.. Thanku guys for making this trek a lifetime was an amazing journey full of beautiful memories..this was my first trip with u..but i would like to go again n again..

Richa Maurya
Richa Maurya

had a great trip to Parashar Lake last year with Justwravel

Rutin Tandon
Rutin Tandon

A great company to plan your trip with . The trips are very well organized and taken care of all the things. Our trek leader Kamran properly guided us and planned the trip very well. Kudos to the whole team

Amit Bir
Amit Bir

The experience of trekking to Parasher Lake (HP) with justwravel was amazing..Special thanks to Rohan Verma. He was really an amazing person and had done the arrangements beforehand. There were no issues at all. Everything was properly planned and perfectly executed. Looking forward for the next trip with justwravel ?

Shrishti Bajaj
Shrishti Bajaj

had my first trip to parashar lake (hima_chal) with #JustWravel and it was really amazing..I didn't even feel that i am traveling with some strangers i have met a while ago... these people made the trip fro a noizy place to a peaceful land so comfortable... closing eyes in this hectic capital & waking up, finding oneself between beautiful mountains & up above the clouds...the experience was really amazing... & the guides were really patient.... I had been a life time experience... so I would like to ask #JustWravel.... would you like to travel with us again. special thanks to #Manu .... i got a new travel porn person..with so many stories with him...Thanks for the exposure.


I went for Prashar Lake Trek last weekend with Just Wravel! Just got amazed with everything. Strongly Recommend for adventure travel! ?

Rustagi Shaifaly
Rustagi Shaifaly

Well organised , trek leaders Manu and Krishna both were great ?, helping and guiding all the way ... will definitely travel with them again !

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