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  • Trip introduction

    The Bhrigu Lake trek takes you across a range of trails, beginning from a simple hike through dense forests and ending with a steep trek over glimmering white snow and ice. As you approach the lake, you'll see a panorama of green, snow-capped mountains dominating the horizon, a mesmerizing view for all trekkers. The lake itself naturally changes from an emerald green pond lined with blooming wildflowers in the summer, to a frozen white sheet with a blanket of snow in the winter.

    The Bhrigu Lake trek involves climbing over steep inclines, especially on the day when you visit the lake. This moderate intensity trek is perfect for fit and healthy beginners looking for a challenge.

    Destination

    The Bhrigu Lake is named after Maharishi Bhrigu, one of the seven great sages in Hindu mythology. The sage is said to have meditated on the banks of this crater-shaped lake and bathed in its cold waters. Trekkers to Bhrigu Lake often mark the first time they see the lake as the most memorable event of the entire trek. En route, the narrow mountain trail, which often throws up interesting challenges, rewards your efforts with sweeping views of the valley, with nearby peaks like Hanuman Tibba and Friendship Peak rising above the landscape.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for the Bhrigu Lake trek, a moderate intensity trek near Manali. | Climb up over 14,000 feet in the mountains to reach Bhrigu Lake. | Trek through gorgeous, never ending meadows and forests. | Get incredible views of the entire valley from the lake.

    Activity Details

    5700

    14100

    5700

    24 kms

    15 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Arrive in Rumsu

    Report to Patlikuhal by 7:00 hrs. Here, private cabs arranged by the tour operator will take you to the base camp at Rumsu. After a short time to rest and complete the paperwork at Rumsu, you'll head out to explore nearby villages on a short acclimatization trek. Spend the evening with your fellow trekkers and get to know your trek leader before the big trek begins tomorrow. Overnight in tents at Rumsu.

    Overnight in tents at Rumsu.

    Arrive at Pathlikuhal and travel to Rumsu in private cabs arranged by the tour operator. Go for an acclimatization walk at Rumsu. You'll be accommodated in tents at Rumsu. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals served during the trek will include vegetarian dishes only. Jain preparations can be arranged with prior notice.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Rumsu

    Rumsu

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg | Jain
    Day 2 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Rumsu to Rola Kholi
    Day 3 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Day trek to Bhrigu Lake
    Day 4 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Rola Kholi to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 20 days before departure date of the Bhrigu Lake trek: 80% refund.

    For cancellations made 20 days or less before departure date of the Bhrigu Lake trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

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

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

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

    Travellers are advised to consult with the trek leader before interacting with local villagers and natives.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this Bhrigu Lake trek for the safety of travellers and staff. Unforeseen circumstances such as unpredictable weather conditions may result in a forced change in itinerary. Any costs arising due to such unforeseen circumstances are borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any accident or mishap during this Bhrigu Lake trek.
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    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Bhrigu Lake Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a private bus, jeep or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents for 3 nights on triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All meals from breakfast on day 1 to breakfast on day 4
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (such as crampons etc.)
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Pathlikuhal

    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes
    • Fleece jackets/padded jackets
    • Trek pants
    • Full sleeve t-shirts/shirts
    • Thermals (top and bottom)
    • Water-proof hand gloves
    • Woollen and sports socks
    • Sweater
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private bus, jeep or similar vehicle for transport between Rumsu-Gulaba and Gulaba-Manali
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any (such as crampons etc.)

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Torch/headlamp
    • Water bottles
    • Light towels and napkins
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Moisturizer and lip balm
    • Large plastic bags
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking/hiking poles
    • Small ear plugs
    • Camera (with extra batteries)

    Medical Kit

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