Bhrigu Lake Trek
Bhrigu Lake Trek is a trek to a sacred lake situated at an altitude of 4300 meters in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is oval-shaped and lies near Rohtang pass in Manali. The lake got its name from a sage named Bhrigu.
According to locals, the sage Bhrigu used to meditate near the lake and that is why the lake became sacred. The Bhrigu Lake trek begins from a point called Chaudda Morh, which is around 20 km from Manali. The trek passes through virgin forests, large meadows, mountain ridges and finally one gets to see the Bhrigu lake.
The Bhrigu Lake is just a three days hike from Manali. It’s a high altitude lake located at an ambitious height of 14,100fts.
The history of Brighu Lake is quite amazing.
It is said that Brahma’s son, Maharishi Bhrigu, used to meditate near this lake thousands of years ago. Thus, the pristine lake is named after him.
The itinerary for the Brighu Lake Trek includes going to Rola Kholi. From here, you’ll move on to Gulaba. This village has beautiful snow.
This trail passes through lush, green meadows and virgin forests. These open into the campsite of Rola Kholi that is absolutely beautiful.
Rola Kohli is situated at the base of the lake and is the Advance Base Camp of the trek. Night camping here provides an amazing experience.
It is a heavenly destination for photographers as the night sky lights up with thousands of stars. Nature enthusiasts will certainly enjoy this peaceful view.
Tourism of Brighu Lake is blossoming due to the scenic images.
While trekking on the trail, you’ll get to witness Seven Sisters peaks and Hanuman Tibba. Along with this, the Deo Tibba is also seen.
You’ll also get to travel uphill to the lake.
Interesting facts about the Brighu Lake is that the oval-shaped lake is said to change colors with new seasons and can sometimes be found frozen.
However, locals believe that due to the lake’s sacred nature, it never freezes completely. To add on, it is held sacred to the Rishi Bhrigu, a great saint in our history.
The view of the environment around the lakh is a sight for sore eyes. The cherry on top is that due to the height, it’ll feel as if the clouds are floating around you.
Best time to visit Brighu Lake? It’s recommended to visit from Mid-May to October. However, the ideal time would be before June or after July.
This is because June and July tend to be the monsoon months and thus, landslides and other calamities are much more probable to occur.
The weather of Brighu Lake is much more pleasant and workable without these landslides.
What’s the best way to reach Bhrigu Lake? If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport is Bhuntar airport at Kullu. Flights from Delhi regularly fly to Kullu.
From there, taxis and buses can be arranged to reach Manali.
If you wish to travel by train, the nearest station to Manali is at Chandigarh. From there, buses and taxis can be arranged once again.
After this, a taxi will take you up to Gulaba.
If these two options don’t seem appealing to you, you can always make a road trip out of it. There are plenty of buses that go from Delhi to Manali.
You can also hike a bus from Chandigarh as well.
Once you reach Manali, you can carpool or hire a private taxi to reach Gulaba.
This trek is classified under the category of ‘easy-moderate difficulty’. As the trek can be quite demanding due to its high altitudes, one must train well.
If you do plan on going for the trek, focus on strength training and cardiovascular training as well.
The reasons you need to check the Bhrigu Lake Trek in 2021 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Bhrigu Lake Trek with JustWravel.
1st Day: Manali to Gulaba Drive | Raula Kholi Trek (06 Kilometers)
2nd Day: Raula Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and Back (10 Kilometers)
3rd Day: Raula Kholi – Gulaba – Manali ( 6 km downhill )
Itinerary (Manali to Manali)
1st Day : Manali to Gulaba Drive | Raula Kholi Trek (06 Kilometers)
- The group will assemble at the pickup point.
- After which, we'll drive off towards Gulaba.
- Starting from Gulaba, we'll move towards Raula Kholi.
- Post-check-in at Raula Kholi, lunch will be served.
- The rest of the day is at leisure.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Raula Kholi.
*Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas, Hanuman Tibba and other snowcapped peaks will be visible from our campsite at Raula Kholi.
2nd Day : Raula Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and Back (10 Kilometers)
- Post breakfast, we'll start our trek from Raula Kholi to Bhrigu Lake.
- Midway, we'll be having a packed lunch during one of the breaks.
- We'll reach Bhrigu Lake in the afternoon, which is the main attraction of our trek.
- We'll spend some sightseeing time at Bhrigu Lake before trekking down to Raula Kholi.
- The rest of the day is at leisure and it's recommended to enjoy the sunset from Raula Kholi.
- Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Raula Kholi.
3rd Day : Raula Kholi – Gulaba – Manali ( 6 km downhill )
- After an early breakfast, we'll trek down to Gulaba.
- Upon reaching Gulaba in the afternoon, we'll drive out to Manali.
- End of Bhrigu Lake Trek.
Transportation during the journey from the pickup on day 01 to drop on day 03 is covered.
Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meal Plan: AP (Breakfast+ Lunch + Dinner, starting from Day 01 Lunch till Day 03 Breakfast)
Trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.
Local Guide will be present at all times during the tour.
All kinds of Permits
First Aid Kits
Early check-in at the hotel.
Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Manali or Srinagar.
Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Additional help such as mules, porters for carrying luggage/personal stuff will be on a personal expanse.
Additional gears such as jackets, warm clothes, shoes, walking stick, raincoat/Poncho or more is to be brought/rented by the individual only.
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 days to 30 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 20 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 19 Days to 10 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 10 Days to 06 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 06 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Things To Pack
Rucksack (40 Liters+)
Backpack Rain Cover
Inner Thermals (2 pairs)
Comfortable Pants (Trek Pants)
Down Jacket/Main Jacket
Socks (2 Woolen/2 Cotton)
Trekking Shoes (Forclaz 100/Arpenaz 100 or better)
First Aid Kit
Mobile Charger/Travel Charger
Sunscreen Lotion(SPF 40+)
Documents – ID(Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID:: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Wonderful experience ,well organized trip. My first difficult trek ,but it was made easy . Special thanks to Sahdab,trek Leader for great support .
Amazing experience Friendly lead members Everything as per itinerary and sometimes even more if you desire ...
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It was a great trekking experience with JustWravel. Great people and everything arranged so well. Can't wait for the next one. Highly Recommended, Cheers!
I booked a trek for Bhrigu lake through JustWravel ,and these guys are really good ,the guides they provided were very helping and moreover the food quality was great.
My first trekking trip with justwravel was amazing experience...and our trip leader abhishek who helped us on each point nd every situation .cut and short I recommend everyone who love travelling will go with these people. Beautiful ,excited. .adventurous trip
It was an exciting, wonderful n memorable experience with justwravel..our team leaders abhishek n ticklu kept us alive during the trek. They handled us quite well? kudos to these people..n our local guides were also..so humble. So it was my first trip with u ppl n i don't want it to be last..??
Everything was well set n well planned, felt a bit down with the food but apart from that it was all perfect. Looking forward to more such treks
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