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 14,100 km.
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 Raulikholi. 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 Khuli 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 ‘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 2020 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.
Day 1 : Manali – Gulaba - Raulikholi (6 km uphill)
Day 2 : Raulikholi – Brighu Lake – Raulikholi (10 KM)
Day 3 : Raulikholi – Gulaba – Manali ( 6 km downhill )
Bhrigu Lake Trek starts from Manali. We will receive you from Manali and we will start our road journey to Gulaba, which is located on the Rohtang-Manali highway. After reaching there, we begin our Bhrigu Lake trek towards our first campsite, Raulikholi which is situated at the base of Bhrigu Dome peak. The Raulikholi campsite is also famous for its large green meadows. In winters these meadows become skiing slopes.
The initial trek is through pine forests which leads to the vast green meadows of Rauli kholi. From the campsite, you will have magnificent views of Pir Panjal ranges of Himalayas, Hanuman Tibba and other snowcapped peaks. After reaching the campsite, we set up our camps and relax.
Dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Wake up early and after breakfast, we will leave for Bhrigu Lake. The trek to Bhrigu lake from Rauli Kholi is steep all the way except the initial stretch. While trekking, you will be walking over the mountain ridge and getting some amazing views of Manali valley. After reaching the lake, enjoy the views and have your packed lunch. Later, we start our trek back to Raulikholi, which will be our campsite for the day. Enjoy the sunset.
Dinner and overnight stay at camps.
This will be our last trek day. After breakfast, we will start our downhill trek to Gulaba by retracing the same route which we took while ascending. The downhill trek will be easy but can be slippery during rainy season. We will reach Gulaba by afternoon and then drive back to Manali.
End of Bhrigu Lake Trek
Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 3 – you will be staying at camps on all days of trekking.
Meals: All Meals from day 1 lunch to day 3 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
Support Staff: Trek Leader and Local Guide.
Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.
Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
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Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date
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Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
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.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
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Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Q. What will be the group size for Bhrigu Lake Trek?
Usually, we take a maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the Bhrigu Lake trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters, and other staff.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Bhri Lake Trek?
Once you confirm the Bhrigu lake trek and are done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trek and weather on the trail.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trek?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy for Bhrigu Lake Trek?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes from a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. Waterproof shoes with ankle support will work well.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the Bhrigu trek?
During Bhrigu Lake Trek, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation on Bhrigu Lake Trek?
On Bhrigu Lake trek you will be staying in dome tents.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses on the Trek?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize Bhrigu Lake trek?
Yes, we can customize any trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me for Bhrigu Lake?
Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having a problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
It differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that the trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s up to you.
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