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

    Reach the enchanting Bhrigu Lake perched at the altitude of 14,000 ft on the second day of your climb. The trek to Bhrigu Lake is the prettiest grassland trek in Himachal Pradesh. You will be ascending through the undulating and wide stretches of flourishing meadows with the setting of snow-clad Himayalan ranges of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar. This trail of this trek takes you through an unconventional route via Mori Thatch, as the route is far less crowded and thus cleaner, and also more beautiful than the regular one. During winter, the trail is carpeted with thick snow which makes the ascend more challenging but a fun adventure.

    The trek to the glacial Bhrigu Lake is an easy trek which is suitable for first-timers as well. 

    Destination

    Bhrigu Lake is an alpine lake resting at the altitude of 14,000 feet in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies to the east of the Rohtang Pass and is a short drive from Manali. Legend has it that Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate near this enchanting Bhrigu Lake which is why the lake has been rendered sacred. Also, the locals believe it to be one of the reasons why the lake never freezes completely during winter. Post-monsoon, the lake is surrounded by meadows and wildflowers and the trail is flourishing with greenery. Soon after you start trekking, you will be greeted with the views of Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi and Shitidar mountains. 

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to the delightful Bhrigu Lake at 14,000 feet.
    • Climb through the far and wide stretches of meadows.
    • Enjoy 360-degree views of snow-clad Himalayan mountains.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Please do not consume alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek.

    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Bhrigu Lake trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges)

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Bhrigu Lake trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Bhrigu Lake trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Bhrigu Lake Trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Bhrigu Lake Trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
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    Drop off point
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    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Kolang
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    End point
    Kolang
    Time of departure
    08:30 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    15 hours
    Total distance covered
    22 km
    Start point elevation
    9350 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14000 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9350 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 km
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Manali to Kolang Drive, Trek to Mori Thatch

    Arrive at the campsite in Old Manali by 08:30 hours. Sip a cup of hot tea and get ready for a drive to Kolang. The 7 km drive will take you through meandering roads with a charming setting of snow-capped mountains. The trek starts from Kolang. Initially, you will be ascending through forests of green birch and oaks, followed by crossing Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah streams on the way to Mori Thatch. From the hill-top, you will be amazed to see the pretty Manali and Solang bazaar. From the campsite of Mori Thatch, the view of the mighty Hanuman Tibba will blow your mind. You may spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful surrounding. Overnight in tents at Mori Thatch.
    /Bhrigu Lake Trek Manali Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Ascend through the wide stretches of meadows.

    Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Trek Bhrigu Lake and Return to Mori Thatch

    Wake up with the excitement of climbing to Bhrigu Lake. Today, you will trek to the lake and return to Mori Thatch for the night. It will be a long day of trekking through steep ridges carpeted with thick snow or wildflowers - depending on the weather. You will see horses galloping on the open meadows. You will reach Bhrigu Lake in 3-4 hours of trekking. Enjoy the views of snow-clad mountain ranges all around you and click pictures around the lake. After lunch at the top, you will start descending to Mori thatch. The most exciting day of your trek comes to end. Overnight in tents at Mori Thatch.
    /Bhrigu Lake Trek Manali Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next Trek through thick layers of snow to reach Bhrigu Lake.

    Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Trek to Kolang, Drive to Manali

    After breakfast, begin the descent to Kolang. From Kolang, you will be driven to Old Manali. You are required to make further travel arrangement on your own. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Mori Thatch
    Day start time
    08:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 km
    Trekking time
    2-3 hours

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mori Thatch
    End point
    Mori Thatch
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    7-8 hours

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Mori Thatch
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 km
    Trekking time
    2 hours
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Travel arrangenments from Manali to Kolang and return
    • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
    • Dinner on Day 1 and Day 2
    • Breakfast on Day 2 and Day 3
    • Evening snacks
    • All permits, as required
    • First aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Flight/train tickets to and from Manali
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Porter for personal luggage
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Travel arrangenments from Manali to Kolang and return
      You need to get
    • Government-issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Manali to Kolang Drive, Trek to Mori Thatch

    Overnight in tents at Mori Thatch.

    You will be driven from Manali to Kolang, the start point of the trek. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. You will be staying in double/triple sharing basis in tents. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be provided for your comfort.

    Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Trek Bhrigu Lake and Return to Mori Thatch

    Overnight in tents at Mori Thatch.

    Trek to Bhrigu and descend to Mori Thatch for the night. You will be staying in double/triple sharing basis in tents. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be provided for your comfort. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner only. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn.

    Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake Trek: Trek to Kolang, Drive to Manali

    Your trip ends by late afternoon.

    After breakfast in the morning, trek to Kolang from where you will be driven to Manali. Please note that Lunch or Dinner is not included in today's package.

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