Bhrigu lake trek in Himachal Pradesh, India

About Bhrigu Lake, Manali

Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude glacial lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres in the upper Kullu valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies to the east of the Rohtang Pass and is a short drive from Manali. The Bhrigu Lake trek stands apart from all other high altitude lake treks because it can be reached in just a few hours of trekking. Most other lakes at this elevation require days of trekking through difficult terrain to reach.

Bhrigu Lake trek

This trek is one of the easier ones in Himachal Pradesh, and is suitable for families, beginners, and anyone looking for a short mountain getaway. You start from an altitude of 8,530 ft at Gulaba and will traverse gorgeous deodar and pine forests and apple orchards. All along the way you get stupendous views of the mountains and get to admire the snowy peaks of the Pir Panjal range. The trail winds through the green valleys of Kullu and into the more barren landscape near the Rohtang Pass as you go higher until you reach a height of 14,009 ft at the lake

Legend has it that the sage or Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate near the pristine lake and hence it has been rendered sacred. The locals believe that due to this, the lake never freezes over completely.

After a day of admiring the Seven Sister Peaks or Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba, walking through lush, green meadows and gushing streams, you will be camping at the same altitude as Rohtang Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Total bragging rights!

One last stop on your return from the Bhrigu Lake trek is the stop at Vashisht hot sulphur spring. It is a welcome break for weary travellers and you can enjoy a dip in the sacred water and relax. There are the temples of Vashisht Muni and Lord Rama here which can be explored.

Best season for Bhrigu Lake: When to visit Bhrigu Lake

The best time to visit is in summer when the Bhrigu Lake temperature is around 20-25 degrees C in the daytime and falls to 5-7 degrees C at night. It is advisable to avoid trekking in this region in the monsoon as it experiences heavy rain. In winter, the temperature falls lower with 10-15 degrees C during the day and nearly 0-7 degrees C at night. The lake is frozen for 6 months of the year and travellers can enjoy the sight of snow even during the early summer months.

Some of the highlights of this Bhrigu Lake trek will be the visit to the meadows of Khanora; the gorgeous nights under starry skies, and of course, the visit to the serene Bhrigu Lake.

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This 4-day trek to the beautiful Bhrigu lake is a moderately challenging adventure in the Himalayas, perfect for newbies or participants with past experience looking for a fun trek.

You will traverse mixed forest of oak and pine and find commanding views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Hampta valley at every turn.

Trekkers will love the campsite set on the pristine banks of Bhrigu lake, with its calm environs and scenic vistas. The trek also offers a chance to visit the famous hot water springs in the Vashisht village.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 5 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to and from the trekking point
  • Services of guides and cook
  • All gear and equipment
  • Stay on sharing basis
    Exclusions
  • On an additional payment of INR 500/-, participants can enjoy non-vegetarian meals
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions
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This adventure trek takes you to an altitude of 13000 feet to see the sacred Bhrigu Lake. The lake itself lies in the middle of a beautiful green dale at the top of a mountain. You'll be atop a ridge, looking down at the valley floor where Manali lies, and at eye level with some of the most famous peaks in the region. It is ideal for the first time trekker or anyone looking for a quick mountain fix.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 6 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Camping tents
  • Kitchen tent and dining tent
  • Sleeping bags (Hollofil) and karimats
  • Meals as specified
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers
  • Transport from Manali to the start point and back to Manali from the end point
  • Horses/porters to carry all camping gear on the route. (Participants are expected to carry their own packs with their personal belongings for the whole trek)
    Exclusions
  • Any expenses of a personal nature like phone calls etc.
  • Any hotel accommodations
  • In case you wish to have your personal pack carried on a horse/porter, an extra charge of is INR 1000 per pack (8 kg limit per pack) will be levied.
  • Any services or cost not mentioned in the inclusions
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This is the lake that never freezes over completely, according to local legend. At an elevation of 14,000 feet, it is accessible via Vashisht hot springs near Manali, and offers a great trek. You'll pass through the green valleys of Kullu, and pass into the more barren landscape near Rohtang Pass as you go higher. One of the attractions is your campsite that is at the same altitude of Rohtang Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Total bragging rights!
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  • Accommodation during the trek (camping)
  • All meals (freshly cooked vegetarian and healthy food)
  • An experienced trek leader
  • Services of a caring trek team (guides, cooks, helpers,porters/mules)
  • Trekking permits and camping charges from forest department
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, etc.)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders,etc.)
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  • Porter mule charges for carrying personal luggage is Rs.300/- per day.
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Himachal Pradesh offers many scenic treks and the Bhrigu Lake Trek is easily one of the most picturesque in that bouquet. Legend has it that Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate near the lake. This 3-day, easy to moderate trek is open all year and is set in idyllic surroundings - making it perfect for first timers and families alike.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in triple sharing tents
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • All veg meals on trek from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
  • Permits
  • Transport from Manali and back
  • First-aid medical kits
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Meals during transit
  • Stay in Manali
  • Mineral water or soft drinks
  • Cost escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide
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If you are looking to spend a weekend get away from the city madness, the Bhrigu Lake trek is the ideal one for you. You'll only have a short trek to take you away into the mountains, where you'll walk amidst tall pine trees, trek across high altitude alpine meadows, and through narrow forest trails. At the end, you'll come to the pretty lake, tucked away in a depression in the ground. On your climb, you'll see some spectacular views of peaks like Hanuman Tibba, and you'll spend the evening around a bonfire, enjoying the fresh mountain air.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses for each trekker
  • Meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Transport to and from Manali
  • Trekking permits and forest entry fees as required
  • Kitchen and dining tent with utensils
  • Toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified trek leader and support staff
  • Mules to carry central equipment
  • All taxes as applicable
    Exclusions
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules or porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 900 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions
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This 4-day trek to the beautiful Bhrigu lake is a moderately challenging adventure in the Himalayas, perfect for newbies or participants with past experience looking for a fun trek.

You will traverse mixed forest of oak and pine and find commanding views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Hampta valley at every turn.

Trekkers will love the campsite set on the pristine banks of Bhrigu lake, with its calm environs and scenic vistas. The trek also offers a chance to visit the famous hot water springs in the Vashisht village.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 5 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transportation to and from the trekking point
  • Services of guides and cook
  • All gear and equipment
  • Stay on sharing basis
    Exclusions
  • On an additional payment of INR 500/-, participants can enjoy non-vegetarian meals
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in the inclusions
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Ideal for a quick getaway, this 3-day Bhrigu Lake trek has nothing but good things in store for you. It's a moderately challenging adventure in the Himalayas, perfect for newbies or participants with past experience looking for fun trek. You will traverse mixed forest of oak and pine and find commanding views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Hampta valley at every turn. Nature buffs will love the campsite set on the pristine banks of Bhrigu lake, with its calm environs and scenic vistas. The trek also offers a chance to visit the famous hot water springs in the Vashisht village.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation for two nights in alpine or dome tents (depending on group size)
  • Sleeping bags and mattress
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Transportation to and from trekking point
  • Trek guide, porters, cook and helpers
  • All meals starting from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • Forest permits / tourist permits / camping permits if required
  • Everyday use utensils including lunch boxes, plates, mugs etc
  • Medical kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any transport (flights, trains, bus tickets, etc) to Manali
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses like tips, extra snacks and beverages
  • Any meals in Manali or during transit
  • Any additional expenses due to natural causes
  • Anything not mentioned under the inclusions