If you are looking for a Weekend trek from Delhi, which is easily doable , has beautiful trails and could provide breathtaking 360 degree view of the valley at the same time, with snow-clad mountains around, there is no better option than the Pristine Parasher lake.
This lake is surely a well kept secret of the Himalayas. With a vivid spiritual significance, this place has a lot more to offer. The best time to visit Parasher is either during monsoon (July-September) or winters (Jan-March). You will find it either lush green or pristine white.
The sacred Parasher lake is named after the sage Parasher who is regarded to have meditated here. There is is beautiful three storied padoga-like temple near the lake which is said to be built in the thirteenth century from a single tree. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said that the depth of the lake is unknown.
There are two options to reach Parasher Lake. You can either trek for about 6-7 kms or you can take a motorable road, which is mostly closed during winters due heavy snowfall.
The trek starts from Baggi Village and the nearest bus station to which is Mandi. Mandi is the second largest town in Himachal Pradesh and easily approachable from Delhi. One can easily get buses from Delhi to Mandi in every hour. It typically takes 10-12 hours to reach there. Baggi is located at 30 kms away from Mandi and one can hire a private taxi or board a bus from Mandi. Buses to Baggi are available at specific timings only.
About the Trek
Distance: Around 8 kms, typically takes 5-6 hour.
Altitude: 4,439 ft to 8,900 ft
The Total distance of the trek is around 8 kms and it typically takes 5-6 hours to complete the trek.
About the Trail