• Trip introduction

    The Bhrigu Lake trek is idyllic in summer, as it takes you through high altitude alpine meadows, along trails dotted with wildflowers, with sheep grazing nearby. This peaceful setting is perfect to set the mood for your visit to Bhrigu Lake. The lake nestles in a hollow at an altitude of 14,100 feet, in the middle of a meadow. Every day, depending on the weather, the lake changes colour, turning a deep royal blue on some days, and shimmering green on other days. Bhrigu Lake is one of the few glacial lakes that are easily accessible, and don't require days of trekking to get to. From Bhrigu Lake, you can also see peaks like Makarbeh, Shakarbeh, Hanuman Peak, Shitidhar, and more.


    Bhrighu Lake is located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It lies to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba village. Legend has it that Sage Bhrigu used to meditate near the lake and locals believe that this is the reason that the lake never freezes over completely, even in the coldest winter.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the thrill of trekking to an ever-changing lake at an altitude of 14,100 feet | Camp under the stars, in meadows filled with wildflowers | Visit Manali landmarks like Vashisht

    Activity Details




    21 kms

    22 hrs

    7 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Pandu Ropa

    You'll report to Vashisht in the morning by 10:00 hrs. From here, you'll begin your trek to Pandu Ropa. It's a long trek of about 8 hours, with beautiful views and fresh and crisp air. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in campsite

    Today you'll camp at Pandu Ropa for the night. Pandu Ropa has flat spaces that are perfect for camping, as well as views of the mountains around. A packed lunch will be provided to you, and dinner will be served at the campsite. You'll be provided with tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis, as well as sleeping bags and mats.

    Day 1 Milestone


    Pandu Ropa

    11:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 2 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Bhrigu Lake
    Day 3 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Return to Vashisht
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancelled 15 days or earlier before the Bhrigu Lake trek, 50% of the trek fees is refunded.

    Cancellations made between 1-15 days before the trek departure date will not receive any refund.

    No refund for late arrival or no show.

    If travellers arrive late for trek departures, they will miss the trek and will not receive a refund.

    Any meals/services not availed of by the traveller are not refundable.

    For cancellations or delays in the trek itinerary due to natural causes/security reasons/unavoidable circumstances, the operator is not responsible.

    Rules on trip

    You have to be above 15 years of age to participate in the expedition.

    Drinking is strictly prohibited while on the Bhrigu Lake trek. In case of misconduct, the supplier reserves the right to discontinue the trip.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo ID proof, without which they will be refused entry to the campsite.

    Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite.

    Trek departure timings are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.

    No pickup or drops will be done en route.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator does not offer any insurance for accidents, sickness, losses, etc. The traveller is advised to seek their own insurance.

    You will be required to sign an Indemnity Form before starting the Bhrigu Lake trek.
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    • Himalayan Budget Trekking Adventure Manali Bhrigu Lake Himachal Pradesh
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis

    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3
    • Permits and entry charges if needed
    • Trek guide and support staff fees
    • Porters/ mules for carrying common luggage
    • First-aid kit
    • Group insurance
    • Certification on completion
    • All technical and safety equipment if needed
    • All applicable taxes


    • Transport from Vashisht-Manali

    • Any personal expenses in Manali
    • Personal insurance
    • Charges for still/video cameras
    • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage/ mules charges, etc.
    • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Thermal wear (upper and lower)
    • Layered clothing to keep warm
    • Cotton socks for trekking, woollen socks for the nights
    • Scarf, muffler, woollen hat for head and neck
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, wrist watches and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags, mats
    • Common toilet tent
    • Any technical equipment if required

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Raincoat
    • Sturdy water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight
    • Thermal wear
    • Woollen hat
    • Woollen gloves
    • Scarf or muffler
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun block
    • Lip balm
    • Lightweight floaters or sandals
    • Personal medicines/ first-aid
    • Trail mix/ Energy bars

    Medical Kit

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