Bhrigu Lake trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • Trip introduction

    An easy to moderate trek, this 4-day trek takes you to the holy lake of Bhrigu. As legend has it, the ancient sage Bhrigu used to meditate on the banks of the lake, rendering its waters sacred. The route follows a scenic path through forests of oak, pine and cedar, and will give you plenty of great views.

    Every morning on this Bhrigu Lake trek begins with a yoga and meditation session so that you make the most of the spectacular views and the fresh mountain air. At nights, after a day of trekking, you'll enjoy a campfire and hot soup, followed by dinner. At night, you'll sleep in tents, with the sounds of nature outside.

    Destination

    On this trek, there's one moment you'll always remember: the first time you see Bhrigu Lake. At a height of 14,100 feet, with its unique crater shape and the towering peaks around, the glimmering Bhrigu lake is a stunning sight. However, the rest of the trail is gorgeous too, with alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers and views of Friendship Peak, and Hanuman Tibba Peak, as well as Rohtang Pass and Hampta Pass.

    Destination highlights

    • Climb to the soaring altitude of 14,107 feet to see Bhrigu Lake.
    • Trek along pine-scented trails and alpine meadows filled with sweet grass.
    • Camp in the scenic wilderness of the Himalayas.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Bhrigu Lake.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Bhrigu Lake.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Bhrigu Lake trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-14 days before departure of the Bhrigu Lake trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-2 days before departure of the Bhrigu Lake trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A moderate level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Bhrigu Lake. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking this trip.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Bhrigu Lake.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali bus stand
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    Drop off point
    Manali bus stand
    Mode of transport
    Private shared taxi
    Start point
    Gulaba
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    End point
    Kulong
    Time of departure
    10:30 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    11 hrs
    Total distance covered
    28 kms
    Start point elevation
    12467 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14107 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6725 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 kms
  • Day 1 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Manali to Thatch

    Arrive at the Manali bus stand by 10:00 hrs. From here you'll be driven to Gulaba over 20 kms along the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. Your trek starts from Gulaba at 11:30 hrs. It's a short trek of about 4 kms, so you'll be at the campsite in time for lunch. This is intended to give you time to acclimatize, so you have the rest of the day to enjoy being out in the wild. You can take a short nap, play a few games at camp, read a book, or just hang out with other trekkers. In the evening, you'll enjoy delightful snacks and a hot cup of soup, and you'll also be briefed about the trek to Bhrigu Lake. As the sun sets, a bonfire is set up to keep you warm and dinner will be served by 20:00 hrs. Overnight at Thatch in tents.

    Day 2 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Thatch to Rola Kholi

    Wake up at 06:30 hrs and after a hot cup of tea, you'll participate in a session of yoga. Breakfast is served at 09:00 hrs and after this, you'll start your trek towards Rola Kholi. This 5 kms trail takes you through meadows and past two waterfalls. The first 4 kms are a gradual climb, but it evens out on the last leg of the trek to the campsite. You'll be camping beside a snow-fed river, in the midst of a green meadow, with views of the Dhauladhar range and the Solang Valley. At sundown, you'll eat snacks and sip on soup around the bonfire, which will be followed by a dinner. Overnight at Rola Kholi in tents.

    Day 3 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Day trek to Bhrigu Lake!

    It's Bhrigu Lake day, and it's going to be a long trek. You'll start early, waking up at 06:30 for breakfast. The climb begins after this, and you'll gain altitude on a steep trail that goes for 3.5 kms. The views get better as you climb, and when you get to Bhrigu Lake, it'll take your breath away! You'll spend time here taking pictures and admiring the views, before you descend to Pandu Ropa. Your campsite at Pandu Ropa looks likes it's out of a fairy tale. You'll be camping on a carpet of flowers and green grass, with a river flowing nearby. Overnight at Pandu Ropa in tents.

    Day 4 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Pandu Ropa to Manali

    It is an easy morning today. You'll participate in a yoga session, followed by breakfast. After that, you'll begin your descent from You'll start your descent from Pandu Ropa to Kuland, where vehicles are waiting for you. You should reach Manali by 17:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Thatch
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thatch
    End point
    Rola Kholi
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rola Kholi
    End point
    Pandu Ropa
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    11.5 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pandu Ropa
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    7.5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transport from Manali to Manali in a private shared vehicle
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4
    • Snacks and soup in the evening
    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags with fleece lining
    • Sleeping mattresses
    • Toilet tents, separate for male and female travellers
    • Yoga session in the morning
    • Microspikes, if required, on hard ice
    • Gaiters, if required, for deep snow
    • Qualified trek leaders and support staff
    • Porters/mules to carry common camping gear
    • Camping permits and charges, if any
    • Bonfire, if weather permits
    • Activities at the campsite, if time permits
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Upgrade to single occupancy at an additional cost of INR 500 (excludes taxes)
    • Personal porters can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 300 (excludes taxes) per rucksack, per day
    • Raincoat/poncho on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
    • Trekking pole on rent can be arranged for INR 100 (excludes taxes) per day
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, soft drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
    • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blocks, landslides, political unrest, natural calamities, etc.
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Good grip trekking shoes with ankle support
    • 2 pairs trekking pants
    • 2 full sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 full-sleeved woollen or fleece sweater
    • Thick jacket (during winter months)
    • Woollen socks
    • Cotton socks
    • Gloves (during winter months)
    • Balaclava/woollen cap
      What not to Wear
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Heavy or hard luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Transport from Manali to Manali as per itinerary
    • Alpine tents
    • Sleeping bags with fleece lining
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Toilet tents, separate for male and female travellers
    • Microspikes, if required, on hard ice
    • Gaiters, if required, for deep snow
    • Bonfire
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Original and photocopy of a Govt. ID card
    • Filled declaration and disclaimer form (will be sent to you after your booking is confirmed)
    • Rucksack (50 to 60 ltrs) (with rain cover)
    • Daypack (with rain cover)
    • Water bottle
    • 1 lunch box and a spoon, for carrying packed lunch
    • Dry snacks (optional)
    • Camera (optional)
    • Sunglasses
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Lightweight towel
    • Toilet paper/wet tissues
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • LED torch/headlamp
    • Trekking pole
    • Plastic covers and bags
    • Slippers for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
    • 3 packs of ORS/Electrolyte
    • Band aids
    • Paracetamol tablets
    • Moov spray
    • Avil 25mg
    • Crocin
    • Vomispray
  • Day 1 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Manali to Thatch

    Overnight in tents in Thatch.

    Today you'll be picked up in Manali and driven to Gulaba. From here, it is a short trek to your campsite at Thatch. You'll eat a delicious lunch at the campsite and you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the views. In the evening, you'll be served snacks and hot soup around a campfire. After dinner, you'll retire to cosy alpine tents. Each tent is equipped with sleeping mattress, and sleeping bags with fleece liners. The campsite has separate toilet tents for male and female travellers.

    Day 2 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Thatch to Rola Kholi

    Overnight in tents in Rola Kholi.

    Wake up early for a yoga session, and then dig in to a hot breakfast. You'll carry a packed lunch today, and will set off towards your next campsite. You'll enjoy a hot cup of soup around a campfire today, and then head to sleep in your tent.

    Day 3 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Day trek to Bhrigu Lake!

    Overnight in tents in Pandu Ropa.

    Today you'll be starting at 06:30 hrs because it's a long day. You'll eat breakfast and set off, heading to Bhrigu Lake first. After a steep climb and some time at Bhrigu Lake, you'll descend to Pandu Ropa. This gorgeous campsite is set on a meadow filled with wildflowers, with a stream nearby. Do make sure you take plenty of photographs!

    Day 4 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Pandu Ropa to Manali

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    On your last day, you'll enjoy a delightful yoga session and morning tea before breakfast. After this, you'll descend to Kulang Village where you'll board vehicles and be driven back to Manali. You should reach Manali by 17:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

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