Luring trekkers from worldwide, the Bhrigu Lake Trek is full of surprises and offers stunning vistas. Spanning for over 4 days, the well-planned Bhrigu Lake Trek tour enables you to take up this trekking challenge. Reckoned as one of the most popular treks in Kullu Valley, the expedition is a real treat. The enthralling voyage takes you to pristine Bhrigu Lake, high altitude alpine meadows, Gulaba – a pictorial village, etc. Witnessing the Beas river system where several of its headstreams flow out from the glacial melt is a sight to behold. Moreover, trekking in Manali also leaves your spellbound with the breathtaking views of Pir Panjal Ranges, Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba. The Bhrigu Lake Trek remains open from May to October. Brace yourself for the adventurous activity that promises loads of entertainment and memorable experiences of a lifetime.
- Total No. of days: 4 days
- Type of trek: Moderate
- Trip gradient: Easy to difficult
- Max Altitude: 4,270 m
- Trip Begins: Manali
Upon arrival at the Manali Bus Stand, meet our tour representative who will help you with guided transfer to Gulaba. An amazing road trip to your desired destination which lies 18 km away will offer you memories to be cherished forever. A pictorial village, Gulaba is nestled on the way to the popular Rohtang Pass. Owing to the natural landscape, the small village lures tourists in large numbers. The timeless beauty along with the awe-inspiring environs, make the sojourn an unforgettable event.
The place is absolutely perfect to spend the first day on this trek. Walk a bit from the drop off point to reach the campsite. On reaching, complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day leisurely. Soak-in the natural beauty, warm up for the arduous trek or simply relax in your camp.
Overnight stay in the camp.
On day 2 of your Bhrigu Lake Trek tour, get ready to be mesmerized by a number of surprises. Brace yourself as the trekking trail starts with a steep ascent. The soothing views of the cedar, brown oak and birch trees along with the meadows will take away your weariness. En route, you will be beguiled with a wonderful view of the imposing Mount Hanuman Tibba.
Don't forget to spot the Seven Sister peaks that are nestled in the Beas Kund Valley. After a little under 4 hours of hike, you will reach Kolang Nullah. The challenge of the day is to cross the Nullah using the makeshift wooden bridge you would find.
You will reach Rola Kholi soon after 4-5 hours of trekking. Nestled at the base of Bhrigu Lake, the Rola Kholi is a beautiful grazing ground. Used mainly by the local shepherds, the place is also an ideal camping site.
Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp.
Get up early in the morning as day 3 offers lots of distance to be covered. Today will be the longest day of the trek. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach your desired destination the Bhrigu perched at a height of 1,348 ft.
Full of steep ascents, rocky trail and descends, the route to Bhrigu Lake will keep your spirits high at all the times. Tucked beautifully between two high-altitude ridges, Bhrigu Lake casts a spell. Usually covered with snow, the first ridge changes colors as the snow melts. Savor the views of the oval glacial lake and the nearby surroundings adorned with alpine flowers or snow. The ethereal charm of the Pir Panjal Range, Indrasen, Dhauladhar Range, Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba in front of you will render you speechless.
After enjoying at the lake for some time, head towards the Pandu Ropa, an enchanting green high glade. Start descending towards the Vashisht Valley. Travers a ridge called the Vashisht Theli and make your way towards your desired destination.
A night stay is planned at Pandu Ropa.
Day 4 is the last day of your trekking tour. Follow the trail that comes down through the forest ridge of Pandu Ropa. Reach the Vashisht village and get ready for a rejuvenating experience. A popular hamlet in the Himachal Pradesh, the Vashisht village was once the residence of the Vashisht clan.
Home to natural hot springs, the village makes you forget about the hectic city life. Bathing in the hot springs relaxes your body, mind and soul. An old temple dedicated to Sage Vashist also adorns the place. Healing waters of the spring refresh you from within.
Once done with exploring the state, you can choose to proceed to Manali for an overnight stay at the hotel. Or else you can proceed for your onward journey.
- Services by the dedicated ground handling staff.
- World-class camping hospitality during 3 nights camping.
- Spacious Alpine or Dome tents for 2 people.
- Sleeping bags, dining tent, foam mattresses, safety gears and trekking poles for 2 people.
- Bed tea, breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks which includes Indian, Local and Continental cuisines.
- Qualified trekking guide, camp crew and cook.
- Porters or trekking mules/horses to carry your luggage and trekking equipment.
- Trekking permits.
- Camping fee.
- First-aid medical kit.
- Goods and Services tax.
- Note: The trek is valid for dates from 1st June to 15th September 2019.
- Transfer to Delhi airport is on request
- Accommodation in Manali
- Delhi - Manali transfer
- Soft or hard drinks
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fee at monasteries
- Tipping to the crew member, cook, guide, camp crew, horsemen, porters, driver, etc.
- Any unforeseen cost due to natural calamities, snow, rain, roadblock, etc. which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip schedule
Things to carry with you
Here’s a checklist of things to carry with you before embarking on the Bhrigu Lake Trek.
- Backpack (40-60 liters): Do carry a backpack with a capacity of around 40-60 liters. It should come with a strong supporting frame and sturdy straps. Rain cover for the backpack is a must.
- Trekking shoes: Don’t get confused between the sports shoes and trekking shoes. The trail is slippery at several places and thus, requires shoes with good grip and ankle support. Thus, you should go for trekking shoes.
- Daypack (20 liters): Since this is a crossover trek, you would definitely need a daypack if you are offloading your backpack.
Keep in mind that on a trek, carry fewer clothes than you would normally need. Packing for ‘what if situations’ will only add to the weight of your backpack. It won’t be used on the trek. Once your clothes get warmed up on a trek, you will not feel like changing. You only have to maintain personal hygiene.
- 2-3 trek pants: Don’t overburden yourself with jeans, as they are not suitable for trekking. Carry light cotton trek pants. You can choose to wear one of your pants as an inner layer while trekking.
- 2-3 layers of warm clothes: Keep a padded jacket and two sweaters. If you are more prone to the cold climatic conditions, carry an extra layer.
- Thermals: Thermals work wonders in hilly areas. Carry thermals (top and bottom) to keep yourself warm at night. Don’t wear them while trekking.
- 2-3 collared t-shirts: Keep light, preferably quick-drying, full sleeved t-shirts to avoid sunburns on the neck and arms. Wear two t-shirts for more insulation, if you want to. Carrying a quick-dry t-shirt is a must. A common mistake that trekkers make is that they don’t change their t-shirts often. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot and thus, trekkers may fall ill. Thus, the changing of t-shirts shouldn’t be avoided.
- Sunglasses protect your eyes from extreme conditions.
- The sun is extra harsh at high altitude. So don’t forget to carry a cap.
- Instead of the woolen gloves, keep synthetic hand gloves. As the former ones get wet if you touch the snow.
- In addition to the two pairs of sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
- Keep Balaclava with you always.
- LED torch and trekking stick are mandatory.
- Trekkers should bring their own cutlery and coffee mug for hygiene reasons.
- Pack essential Toiletries like Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm, light towel, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, etc.
- Do not carry wet wipes and sanitary napkins since these are not biodegradable. If you do happen to use them, carry a zip lock bag to bring the used items back with you.
- Carry your own water bottles.
- Keep plastic bags with you.
- 4 Days / 3 Night
- Manali - Gulaba - Rola Kholi ...