Bus arrives at Mandi bus stop at 4:45 am. It was a foggy morning. We had some tea and breakfast at the bus stop. Our next bus was at 8 am so we walked around nearby and the city was beautiful. We saw the city waking up. People going to their jobs and kids going to school. We returned to the bust stop at around 7:45 am and boarded the bus which was going to Parashar lake.
The journey was beautiful and epic scenes from bus we crossed IIT mandi and then after 2 hours of ride we left the bus at Bagi village. YouTubers write "Baggi" but actually its Bagi. "Baggi" is another town which is 20km downwards from mandi.
To start the trek you have to reach Bagi. We bought some refreshments from village and started the trek.
Bus fare from mandi to Bagi- 70 rs
To be honest trek was difficult and it is advisable to hire a guide unless you will get lost and lose the time.
There is almost no network so gps will not work.
Finally after trekking for 4-5 hours we reached our destination. Everyone was tired but it was worth it. Epic views from up there. At this time there were no tourists at all. Just us , locals and the mountains and the lake of course.
As it 5 pm already when we arrived at lake we decided to eat at the canteen near the Parashar Rishi Temple and booked our room in temple.
Room charges - free
Blanket -20 Rs each
Matress- 50 rupees each.
We decided to sleep early as everyone here sleeps at 7pm. Also you will not found any food after 8 pm so make sure you eat early.