This was our FRH Room
Either you set up your camp near the lake or stay in the rooms provided by the temple admin (Saray).
Otherwise, you have to travel unnecessarily from FRH to be near the lakeside. Booking needs to be prior to your visit. I did it just a day before.
It is a super under budget trek. Anybody can try it with meager savings.
The Trip costed us approx 3500/- Indian Rupees only. The distribution is as follows-
Volvo Bus Tickets- 2400/- approx.
Food while leaving from Delhi (McD), Chai, Maggis, Chips, Juices, Pakode at Thakur Dhaba, etc- 500/-
Then there was no cafe on our route.
Bus from Mandi to Baggi- 50/- for 2 person.
FRH Room Price- 400/- including food, though we neither stayed overnight nor had our food.
But taking cab to Kasol was our call! There's no need to do it. You can stay there overnight, gaze at the stars and witness the sunrise.
Comparison with Triund Trek-
We walked through the dense woods in Parashar.
The trek was bit steeper. Triund was having ups and downs but here you will find only ups. The path was covered with leaves which were making it slippery.
View-wise, Both have their own beauty. But the Dhauladhar range in Triund trek was more enchanting for me.
Triund had more footprints, almost 5 times the Parashar trek.
Learnings from this expedition-
I used to believe that 'lonely places are awesome. Avoid people'.
No matter how much we hate cities, we have created them because we wanted them. For me, a place should be mildly crowded with a considerate and well-conducted lot or my friends that's it, I will be having ultimate level of fun there. But again everybody has different judging parameters. Some prefer solitude and scarcely populated place.
HOW TO BOOK A GUEST HOUSE-