Not much into trekking but willing to go for at least one every year, this time again I chose to volunteer for 'Tails and Trails' that runs on the idea of “Why not trek and camp with your dog?” This was their third edition and they chose Prashar Lake trek this time. I was super-excited to go for this hike because I love dogs, mountains and camping- in this particular sequence. Apart from that, I was thrilled to see the mesmerising views of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges. The lovers of architecture have an added advantage of visiting the local temple of Prashar Rishi that is built next to the lake. It blends perfectly with the background with its captivating Himachali design.
I was eager to meet all the pooches with whom we were going for trekking. This time, there were five of them.
All these dogs went through a pre-medical checkup. They followed a personalised diet plan as per their general food habits and allergies, if any. Along with that, they were made to exercise as well in order to make them fit so that they can fully enjoy the unique experience during the trek.
We left from Delhi to Mandi at night. The dogs were without any leash inside the bus. After getting annoyed and barking at each other for a while, they settled down peacefully with their respective parents. Their comfort was of utmost importance for us. And considering the need of the dogs to pee, it was obvious that small breaks would be taken during our road trip.