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I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service w...
Wao it was an awesome trekking expedition with my family, though short holiday type buy enjoyable. The trails are easy and camping can be done in Pandu...
Location - Old Manali
Start Point/End Point: Old Manali
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 2:00 PM on day 4.
About Bhrigu Lake:
Bhrigu Lake is the high altitude glacial lake at the height of 14,100 ft. It is said that thousand year ago, Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate near this pristine lake & hence it is named after him. The beauty of the lake is different in every season, In winters it is frozen, In the early summer you will find small glacial pieces floating in the lake and in summer & spring the lake becomes blue and keep on changing its color every hour of the day.
About the Bhrigu Lake Trek:
The Bhrigu Lake trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty. You start from an altitude of 8,530 ft at Gulaba and you reach the highest point of the trek at 14,009 ft. On this trek you will get the unparalleled breathtaking views of Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, the outstretched Pir Panjal ranges, the rich line of oak and cedar forests, fascinating green lush meadows, enthralling carpeted alpine flooring and the gushing streams along the meandering trail, the scenic vistas of the region is absolutely captivating which also makes the trekking experience overwhelming.
Quick Facts About Bhrigu Lake Trek:
Trekking Distance: 26 km
Maximum Altitude:14,000 ft
Bhrigu Lake Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Electricity: Electricity will be available in Manali campsite, However, there will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get ATM.
Trekking Gradient: Steep ascent throughout the trail
Landmarks : Gulabha, Rola Kholi, Panduropa,Vashisht
How to reach?
You have to report at Base camp, Old Manali which is the starting point of the trek. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Mall Road to reach Old Manali.
On the first day of your Bhrigu Lake Trek: Reach the Manali base camp and complete your registration process.
Drop your bags at the campsite, you will check into the camps and enjoy the activities arranged for you at the camp.
You will go for an acclimatization walk in Old Manali town
In the evening, you will be served with tea and snacks, followed by a singing and dancing session around the Bonfire.
Dinner and overnight in the riverside camp
After the breakfast, pack your bags and get ready for the Bhrigu Lake Trek.
Board a transport to the Kulang on your own expense which is 12 KM away from Manali and it is the starting point of the trek.
The trek makes its way up the mountain through forestland and with a few stream crossings (Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah).
The journey is mostly uphill but does include some long flat stretches to allow you to catch your breath.
In the evening free time or you can take a walk around the campsite to explore the spot and acclimatize better.
At night you can enjoy stargazing under the clear sky. Stay overnight in dome tents at Moridugh.
After an early breakfast and collecting pack lunch for the day, you leave for Bhrigu Lake.
For the first two hours, you trek through a dense silver oak forest. Reaching an altitude of 10,000ft forest ends and meadows start. (Even in the summer months of April, May and June these meadows are snow-covered. So it gives you a good experience of snow trekking. The trek gives a panoramic view of Manali valley.)
After reaching at Bhrigu spend some time there, get lost in the beauty of this alpine lake, click photographs, have your lunch and start the descent down to the Camp.
After reaching the camp, the rest of the day is for you to relax in your tents.
Dinner and overnight stay in Camp
On the last day of the Bhrigu Lake Trek, you will check out of the camps after breakfast and begin the descent to Kulang village.
You can board a vehicle (on your own expense) from here which will take you back to Manali where the experience comes to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town. Our base camp was very good and tents and sleeping bags were of very good quality. Amazing part of the trek was jeep ride as it give us opportunity to see beautiful mountains and landscapes.
Rated : 4.0
Wao it was an awesome trekking expedition with my family, though short holiday type buy enjoyable. The trails are easy and camping can be done in Pandu Ropa and Rola Kholi. There are large green feilds which gets covered with snow in winters.This lake actually lies between two mountainous peaks near Rohtaang pass. The kullu valley is home to beautiful old village and natures beauty. In this trip you will also see the apple orchads, finally trek ends in vashist.
Rated : 4.0
I have never been to North India for a trek, but when I chose to go for the Bhrigu Lake Trek, I was more than happy. This was a very organized trek well handled by professionals. Everything was per promised and our guide was very helpful and approachable. May be food could have been more better.
Rated : 4.0
Guide was friendly, but we struggled so hard to find the pick-up point. We arrived to the spot just in nick of time. The pick-up point was almost 4 kms away from our place of stay, and as we don’t speak the language we found it tough.
Rated : 4.0
Bhrigu Lake Trek is something that can be taken either over a weekend or over 4-5 days. We opted to take this trek over a weekend as it was a summer trek for us. It was interesting to take it. The Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the very few worthy lake treks available in our country. It was quite an interesting and a marvellous trek to take. We had a great time.
Rated : 5.0
This was my first experience of trekking in. The Himalayas and let me tell you really awesome .the great Himalayas has always fascinated me... We were group of twenty young chaps, started from gulaba top ...there too lived in the tents which can be rented at very low cost its a better option to stay here a day or two before the trek to bhrigu lake rather than down in manali..the trek took us almost 8km all the way to top, and about 10 hrs, , all tiring reaching to the top..but what an amazing miracle to see bhrigu lake which never freezes, amazing natural marvel..a lake at 14500ft from sea level, almost like the Everest base camp..if u happen to climb just a little higher to the top you can see all the great pics of pir panjal and rob tang to valley also you would need a bare min climbing gear if u trek dying may-july.coming down is another fun , with the high ice slides on the way down.... I consider this as a personal achievement.
Rated : 5.0
For the love of snow! This place is everything you want to see in a trek! Peaceful and beautiful! Trekking for 2 days and it was worth it! Thank you for the experience Thrillophilia and team! I couldn't have expected more.
Rated : 5.0
As a forest lover, the Rohlikohli forest made me fall madly in love with Mother Nature. Beautiful landscapes make for a very interesting photograph here. There are hidden treasures of nature in these plains and valleys and one must come here asap to see it for themselves!
Rated : 4.0
Thank you for this experience! Lovely forests, lovely mountains and brilliant sightseeing places in and around. The view of the lake was spectacular and I really enjoyed the trek.
Rated : 4.0
The best adventure thing to do in Manali within a break of 2 days is none but the Bhrigu Lake trek. Trust me, no other treks in this region can beat this trek. Just 2 days, easy climbs and descends, and you are done.
Starting from Mid May, till the month of September, trekking to Bhrigu Lake is absolutely allowed and travelers can plan accordingly. However the ideal time is before the month of June and after August since this is the monsoon time and there remains the probability of landslides in the region.
This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience.
For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
Yes, Bhrigu Lake trek is a perfect pick for all the solo travelers. A trek of the moderate level, you start from an altitude of 8530 feet of Gulaba to gain the topmost campsite of this trekker’s paradise i.e., 14,009 feet.
The presence of the rich oak and cedar forest lining, enthralling carpeted alpine cover, gushing streams, fascinating lush green meadows, and meandering trails will keep you delighted throughout your trek.
Your Bhrigu Lake trek package includes meals, transport, activities, a professional guide, and accommodation services. At the camping site, you will be provided with a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, a permit to transmit through the forest, and support staff to make your trek easier for you.
- Woolen cap Jackets
- Socks(4 pairs)
- Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
- Trekking shoes
- Snow gloves/normal gloves
- Sun glasses/goggles
- Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
- Sun-cream lotion
- Personal medication
- Raincoat Torch and batteries
- Ruck Sack bag
- Glucon D and Mycoderm powder
Yes, your Bhrigu Lake trek is inclusive of a stay in the tents. On the first day of your trekking excursion, you will be accommodated into swiss tents featuring an attached bathroom. You can avail the swiss tent services either on a twin or triple or quad sharing basis.
For the 2nd and 3rd day of your trekking excursion, your accommodation is available in dome tents with shared washrooms. You can avail of the dome tents either on a twin or triple or quad sharing basis.
You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on the last day, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option.
During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.
Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).
Trek April to May when it's quite comfortable (temperature ranges between 6 - 18°C) and the flowers like rhododendrons, orchid, primula are in full bloom. In May however there are chances of occasional showers and the sky remaining cloudy at times.
The second season is between October to November when the bhrigu lake temperature ranges between 1 - 6°C, visibility is excellent and there may be occasional snowfall.
Yes, this trek is an easy trek. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise.
The temperature of this place during summers hovers around 20-25C in the daytime and falls to 5-7C at night. In winter the temperature gets lower with 10-15C around daytime and nearly 0 to -7C at night.
Almost half a year the lake remains frozen, and travelers can enjoy the sight of snow even during the early summer time.
This is an easy to moderate trek, good for first timers as well.
We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.
For girls, trekking is extremely safe. It will be ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.
Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.
Consuming alcohol during any trek to the high altitudes will be really dangerous to your body. Also, alcohol will make you dehydrate fast since it makes the pores in the body open and get the cold inside.
We will recommend you to avoid drinking alcohol during Bhrigu Lake trek also. Mostly all the trekking agencies prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
The total trekking distance is 26 kilometers up and down. From Manali, you will be taken to Rumsu Base Camp and then the trek starts. On an average, you will need to trek around 5 hours every day throughout the trek.
Bhrigu Lake trek is an easy moderate one and but it needs better cardio vascular endurance. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly.
Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.
There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up.
All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshner will also be provided.
Porters and mules are available at the Bhrigu Lake trek. However, it is advisable to not carry heavy luggage along with you as you may face difficulty while trekking at high altitude. You may carry the bare necessities which will help you during your trek as well as make your hike enjoyable.
Although Bhrigu Lake trek is an easy trek and favorable for first-timers, it is advisable to prepare well and indulge in some exercises before planning this trek to make your hike enjoyable and easy.
- You may indulge in simple activities like jogging, skipping, squatting, etc. to make yourself fit for the trek.
- You can plan the trek any time of the year between August and June.
- Do not forget to carry a few medications ready for common ailments like diarrhoea or nausea.
- Before you set off for the trek, make sure you have sported trekking shoes, which will provide comfort and ease in hiking.
- Carry other necessary items like wind-cheater, thermal wear, snow, and normal gloves, sunscreen lotion, rucksack, a medication kit, raincoat, torch and batteries along with you during the trek.
The Bhrigu Lake can be reached as one covers the Bhrigu Lake Trek. This trek commences from Gulaba village which is just an hour’s drive from Manali-Rohtang pass. This trek to Bhrigu Lake passes from the best sceneries of nature.
During the journey one can sight the major peaks of Manali namely Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Ladakhi and others. After you reach the Bhrigu Lake you can get clear sights of the Indrasen and Deo Tibba.
The height of Bhrigu Lake is 14,000 ft. (4300 meters). It is seated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in India. The nearest village from which Bhrigu Lake trekking starts is Gulaba village that is located 6 kilometres away from it.
Gulaba village is located east to the Manali-Rohtang pass which can be reached easily via cab or bus.
With the astonishing packages offered by Thrillophilia, the Bhrigu Trek Lake costs economical around INR 5299 per person. This is the best price one can get for Bhrigu Lake trekking anywhere else.
The best part of the packages offered at the platform of Thrillophilia is there distinct inclusions of sightseeing, accommodations, meals and other. Get in contact today with Thrillophilia for an exceptional travel experience on great deals.
The trek to Bhrigu Lake includes a distance of around 25 kilometres to be covered up.
On the first and second days, a distance of 5-6 kilometres is covered that stretched up to 10 kilometres on the next consecutive day. On making a booking with thrillophilia, the trek cost comes right in your budget with all the facilities and expeditions included.
There are two types of tents- Swiss tent for day 1 which will be shared on twin, triple and quad basis and Dome tent for day 2 and 3 which will also be shared on twin, triple and quad basis.
Bhrigu lake is situated in kullu district, himachal pradesh and is located at an elevation of 4,300 m (14,100 ft) above sea level. The trek starts from Gulaba village which is approximately 24 km away from Manali.
Yes, carry your medications along with you if you have any health condition. Apart from this, keep all the basic medicines for headache, nausea etc as it might come in handy at the time of trekking.
Yes, Bhrigu Lake trek is moderately difficult. It is a challenging trek and requires you to be fit and healthy as you have to cover the distance between Gulaba (8,530 ft.) to the highest point (14,100 ft.).
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