Trek to Bhrighu Lake - 4 nights
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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  • 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.

    Destination

    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 Gulaba and Vashisht

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Manali Base Camp
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    Drop off point
    Manali Base Camp
    Mode of transport
    Bus/public transport
    Start point
    Gulaba
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    End point
    Manali
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    05:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    31 kms
    Start point elevation
    11000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14000 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6725 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 kms
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali today and check-in to the base camp. The camp site is comfortable and you will enjoy your stay here. After a quick briefing, the day is free for you to explore Manali on your own. Indulge in some local shopping and sightseeing in the evening. Head back to the base camp for dinner and to spend the night. Overnight in tents.

    Day 2 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Rola Kholi

    Your day begins with a hearty breakfast and then you'll board a bus or jeep to Gulaba. The drive is 22 kms long and you will be ascending to an altitude of 8500 feet. Gulaba is a charming place with lush meadows in every direction and a great place to begin your Bhrigu Lake trek. You'll walk through meadows, forests, and over sparkling rivulets. You should reach your campsite by early evening, and will have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the views. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Pandu Ropa

    Today is a full and long day of trekking. From your Rola Kholi campsite, you'll trek up to Bhrigu Lake. It'll take about 4 hours to get there, but the views are beautiful and the air is fresh and crisp. You'll spend some time at the lake, before proceeding to Pandu Ropa. Overnight in tents.

    Day 4 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Return to Manali

    Today you will make your way back down to Manali, stopping en route to visit Vashisht. Vashisht is 6 kms from Manali and is a little village located on at the base of a cliff. There is a 4000-year old historic temple and a natural hot spring for you to enjoy. After that, you'll head back to Manali base camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Check-out

    Wake up in the comfort of the base camp and dig into a hearty breakfast before check-out. The trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    11:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Roli Kholi
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rola Kholi
    End point
    Pandu Ropa
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Pandu Ropa
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Manali
    End point
    Manali
    Day start time
    05:30 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mats
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • 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
      Excludes
    • Transport from Manali-Gulaba-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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery, wrist watches and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tents on triple or quad 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.
  • Day 1 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Arrive in Manali

    Overnight in campsite

    You'll check in to your campsite in Manali, and have the rest of the day to yourself. Dinner will be served at the campsite, and you'll be provided with tents on triple/quadruple sharing basis, as well as sleeping bags and mats.

    Day 2 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Rola Kholi

    Overnight in campsite

    Tonight you'll be camping at Rola Kholi. From the campsite, you'll get stunning views of the Seven Sisters peaks, as well as of Solang and Manali. All meals are included in your package today.

    Day 3 of Bhrigu Lake trek: Trek to Pandu Ropa

    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. All meals are provided today.

    Day 4 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Return to Manali

    Overnight in campsite

    You'll return to your camp at Manali tonight. You'll have most of the day to relax at the camp, or you could choose to head into Manali for some shopping and sightseeing. All meals are provided today.

    Day 5 of the Bhrigu Lake trek: Check-out

    Trip ends before nightfall

    You'll eat a hearty breakfast and then check out of your campsite. Trip ends here.

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