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  • Bhrigu Lake trek

    About Bhrigu Lake trek

    Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude glacial lake located at an elevation of around 14,000 feet in the upper Kullu valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies to the east of the Rohtang Pass and is a short drive from Manali. This trek stands apart from all other high altitude lake treks because most other lakes at this elevation require days of trekking through difficult terrain to reach.

    Legend has it that 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.

    Bhrigu Lake trek – The itinerary

    This trek climbs from approximately 8000 feet to 14,000 feet. You’ll start in forests and orchards of Gulaba village and trek through gorgeous deodar and pine forests. You’ll see the snowy peaks of the Pir Panjal range, but as you climb higher, the landscape becomes more barren.

    As you trek, you’ll see the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba. You’ll also be camping at the same altitude as Rohtang Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in the world. Total bragging rights!

    Many itineraries to Bhrigu lake include a stop at Vashisht hot sulphur spring on the way back. It is a welcome break for weary travellers and you can enjoy a dip in the hot water and relax.

    Best season to visit Bhrigu Lake

    The best time to visit is in summer when the Bhrigu Lake temperature is around 20-25 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and 5-7 degrees Celsius at night. In winter, the temperature falls lower with 10-15 degrees Celsius during the day and nearly 0-7 degrees Celsius at night. Many trekkers like to visit during the winter to experience a snow trek and to see the lake in all its winter splendour.

    If you’re looking for treks in Himachal, don’t forget to check out Top 10 treks in Himachal Pradesh.

    Bhrigu Lake Trek Summary

    • State: Himachal Pradesh
    • Nearest city: Manali
    • Total days: 4 days
    • Grade: Easy to moderate
    • Max altitude: 14,000 feet
    • Total trekking distance: 25 km
    • Season: Summer and Winter
    • Avg temperature: 5 to 25 degrees Celsius in summer; 0 to 15 degrees Celsius in winter
  • Bhrigu Lake Trek - 3 days

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Trek from Gulaba to Rohli Khel

    • Start point: Gulaba
    • Endpoint: Rohli Khel
    • Day start time: 09:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 8 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs

    Day 2: Trek from Rohla Kholi to Bhrigu

    • Start point: Rohli Khel
    • Endpoint: Rohli Khel
    • Day start time: 06:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 6 km
    • Trekking time: 4 hrs

    Day 3: Return to Manali

    • Start point: Rohli Khel
    • Endpoint: Manali
    • Day start time: 06:00 AM
    • Trekking distance: 5 km
    • Trekking time: 4 hrs
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Trek from Gulaba to Rohli Khel

    Meet at Manali Mall road bus stand at 9:00 hrs and drive to Gulaba, the start point of the Bhrigu Lake trek. This is about 25 km away and will take just over an hour. At Gulaba, after a briefing session, you'll begin your trek. You'll walk through apple orchards, pine forests, and fresh air. By late afternoon, you'll arrive at Rohla Kholi, where your campsite is set up for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Day 2: Trek from Rohla Kholi to Bhrigu

    After an early breakfast, you'll begin the trek to Bhrigu Lake. Today's walk offers some beautiful views of the Himalayas and a stream crossing. It's about 4 hours one way, and you'll enjoy the walk. After the stream, there's a slight ascent to Bhrigu Lake. After taking in the sights around the lake, you'll return to the camp at Rohla Kholi. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3: Return to Manali

    Today you'll eat breakfast at camp, and then head back down. The trek is downhill, and will take about 4 hrs. You'll walk through a small meadow and a ridge to Gulaba, where vehicles are waiting for you. You'll be driven back to Manali and should arrive by early afternoon. Your Bhrigu Lake trek ends here.


    Accommodation will be provided in dome tents on triple sharing basis. All equipment required for camping such as dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses, all common kitchen/dining and toilet tents etc. will be provided by the operator. You will be given all meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 which will be veg meals and eggs.

    Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew along with porters and mules to carry common camping equipment will be included in the package costs. All necessary permit charges, entry fees and camping charges are included in the package costs. First aid kit will be available with the crew. All applicable taxes are inclusive


    Travel arrangements and costs between base city and Manali are not included. Any meals in Manali or other than what is mentioned in the inclusions will be not included. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. or any personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc. are not included and will be additional.

    Porters or mules to carry personal luggage will be provided at an additional cost on per bag per day basis. Each bag should not be more than 11 kgs in weight. Adventure travel or medical insurance is not included. Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

    Bhrigu lake Trek - 4 days

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to visit is in summer when the Bhrigu Lake temperature is around 20-25 degrees Celsius in the daytime and 5-7 degrees Celsius at night. In winter, the temperature falls lower with 10-15 degrees Celsius during the day and nearly 0-7 degrees Celsius at night. Many trekkers like to visit during the winter to experience a snow trek and to see the lake in its winter splendor.

  • Bhrigu Lake trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

    • Check the trekking route map for The Bhrigu lake Trek in Himachal Pradesh.

    • Check maximum and minimum altitudes for every day of The Bhrigu lake Trek in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Bhrigu Lake trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    Can a beginner do the Bhrigu Lake trek?

    The Bhrigu Lake trek goes from 8000 feet to 14,000 feet, which means you’ll have some fairly steep sections to negotiate. In the summer, it is a moderately challenging trek, but it gets a little more difficult in the winter.

    Fit beginners will be able to complete the trek, but if you have any health problems, it might not be the right choice for you. You should check out our blog on Easy Snow Treks for Beginners if you want to see your options.

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  • Bhrigu Lake trek Reviews


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      'Worth every penny spent. Great facilities provided with a delightful experience. Thanks for the memories !!'

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      Amazing organisation. Very helpful people. Manthan did a grt job by coordinating with me for a month n suggesting grt places to us. Good job

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  • Manali is one of the most popular adventure destinations in India, attracting travelers from all over the country. Hence, it has grown to have good connectivity to many cities in India. You can reach Manali either by flight or by road. Manali does not have its own railway station due to the mountainous location, therefore, you cannot reach there by train.

    Flying to Manali is the most convenient way if you are further south of Delhi. The closest airport to Manali is the Bhuntar Airport, located about 50 km from Manali. The airport is connected to Delhi and Chandigarh by daily flights and to other major cities like Mumbai and Bangalore, etc. by regular flights. But due to erratic weather, it is not always dependable and there can be flight delays. From the airport, you can either take a cab or a local bus to reach Manali.

    Reaching Manali via road is thrilling since you get to cross winding roads through the mountains and lush forests. Manali is connected to most major cities and towns of North India by a rich network of highways. You can either take a private cab or a state/privately run bus. You may even drive your own car or motorbike if you enjoy driving.

    Ensure to dress in layers and add a layer of thermal wear for both upper and lower body. Wear cotton socks for trekking, woollen socks for the nights when the temperatures drop further. Cover yourself with a scarf, muffler, woollen hat for head and neck.

    Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes are a must as you will be walking many hours each day and across different terrain from grass, to rocks to even snow. Avoid carrying Expensive jewellery, wristwatches and electronic items; and suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo ID proof. Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite. Ensure you carry a waterproof rucksack with rain cover, raincoat, a sturdy water bottle (1 litre), trekking pole/walking stick, torch with extra batteries, personal toiletries like toilet roll, toilet soap, body wash, toothbrush and toothpaste, lightweight and quick-dry towel.

    Protect yourself with sunglasses, sunblock, lip balm, a suncap, thermal innerwear for upper and lower wear, warm jacket, warm gloves, woollen hat, woollen socks (for the night only), and lightweight floaters/sandals. Do not forget your personal medicines and carry some chocolates or energy bars.

    This is an easy trek with moderate levels of difficulty at a few stretches along the way. It is suitable for families, young children and beginners to introduce them to high altitude treks. It is also a great beginner’s snow trek during the winter.

    However, even though it is an easy trek, you must have a decent level of fitness. You should be able to walk at least 6 to 8 km every day and be able to carry a 15kg backpack for adults. Try to have regular walks or runs in the weeks before the trek and practice climbing stairs or slopes around you for at least 15 min. This will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. Especially, when the terrain gets a bit more challenging during winter when it gets covered in snow.