• Trip introduction

    Embark on this trek to Bhrigu lake. The famous sage Bhrigu is said to have visited this lake to meditate, and when you visit, you'll see why. The lake is surrounded by snowy peaks and fed by glaciers, and all you'll hear here is the rippling of the cool, clear water and the occasional mountain bird flying by.

    This trek to Bhrigu Lake takes you through alpine forests and green meadows. En route, you'll get views of the Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba peaks, as well as the beautiful Seven Sister peaks. And at the end of your 3 day adventure, you’ll also get a chance to experience the famous hot sulphur springs at Vashisht.


    The glistening Bhrigu Lake lies at an elevation of 14,100 feet in the upper Kullu Valley. At this altitude, the lake is frozen for most of the year, making it a very scenic trek. It's also one of the few high altitude lakes that you can get to in just 3 days. You'll begin in the green orchards and forests of Manali, with views of Manali and Solang as you trek. As you proceed to trek through Gulaba and Rohli Koli, you'll see the landscape beginning to change, and the weather gets colder. On your return, you'll trek through your the meadows of Pandu Ropa, with streams criss-crossing under your feet. You'll end in Vashisht where you can take a dip in the hot springs.

    Destination highlights

    Climb to a high altitude lake at 14,100 feet in just 3 days. | Trek through the changing landscape of Manali, Gulaba, and Rohli Koli. | Camp in forests and enjoy delicious meals. | Ease your aching muscles in the therapeutic hot spring at Vashisht.

    Activity Details




    29 kms

    17 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Manali to Rohli Koli via Gulaba

    Do make sure you're at the pick-up point in Manali by 07:00 hrs. From here, you'll be driven to Gulaba, the starting point of your trek, which is about 22 kms away. You'll start your Bhrigu Lake trek, walking through alpine forests, with views of the Manali and Solang Valley trek. You'll walk over a rickey wooden bridge over a stream, and proceed on to Rohli Koli, where you'll be camping for the night. This is a gorgeous campsite with mountains all around and a stream close by. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tents.

    After trekking from Gulaba to Rohli Kholi, you'll spend your night in this scenic location in triple sharing tents. You'll be provided with sleeping bags and mats, and will have the convenience of a toilet tent and a dining tent. Do remember, you'll have to carry your own plate with spoon and mug, and a lunch box to carry your lunch.

    Day 1 Milestone


    Rohli Koli

    07:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Bhrigu Lake
    Day 3 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Pandu Ropa to Vashisht
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation charges are as follows:

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Bhrigu Lake trek: 5% of the trip cost will be deducted, and the rest refunded, minus any transaction costs.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before departure date of the Bhrigu Lake trek: 50% of the trip cost will be deducted, and the rest refunded, minus any transaction costs.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure date of the Bhrigu Lake trek: No refund

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    The company follows a zero footprint policy, which includes proper management and disposal of waste, no overcrowding or harm to the surrounding. Participants are expected to follow the same while on the Bhrigu Lake trek.

    Alcohol consumption or smoking is not allowed while on the Bhrigu Lake trek.

    You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants are requested to arrive in Manali one day prior in order to avoid missing the departure time.

    All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will be no refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to any alteration has to be paid extra.

    The operator reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary. The trek leaders have the final call on all decisions.

    IMPORTANT: On your way back, you will reach Vashisht by 16:00 hrs. In case of delays in the schedule due to weather or other factors, it is recommended that you book your onward tickets only on buses/trains departing after 21:00 hrs, or the next day.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transport from Manali to start point in sharing taxi

    • Accommodation in tents on triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • Dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • All meals during the trek from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
    • Safety equipment
    • Trek guide and leader
    • Cook and helpers
    • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
    • Forest permits and camping charges, if any
    • All applicable taxes


    • Meals during travel from Manali to Gulaba

    • Return transport from Vashisht to Manali
    • Any activities in Vashisht
    • Utensils for personal use
    • Porters or mules to carry personal luggage
    • Any kind of travel insurance
    • Any expense of personal nature
    • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 to 3 shirts/t-shirts
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve t-shirt
    • 2 trekking pants (water resistant/repellent and with inner lining for extra warmth)
    • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap (balaclava) Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer waterproof gloves Thick woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs) Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
    • Sandals or slip on shoes for wearing at camp
    • Gaiters
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches and jewelry
    • Sandals or slippers
    • Sling bags or strolley bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Camping equipment: Tents, sleeping bags and mats
    • Toilet tent
    • Dining tent
    • Porter and mules for carrying common luggage
    • Safety equipment
    • Transport from Manali to start point

    You need to get

    • Rucksack bag with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Flashlight with spare batteries
    • UV protection sunglasses
    • 1 litre water bottle
    • Personal toiletries kit (small napkin, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Small, lightweight, leak proof lunch box
    • Plate and spoon
    • Tea/coffee plastic mug
    • Camera (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.