Trek to Bhrigu Lake

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About

Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude sacred lake situated at an altitude of 4300 metres in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is oval shaped and lies near the Rohtang pass. 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 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 lake.


Short Itinerary

Manali – 14 Turns - Raulikholi (10 km gradual walk- Time 5 hours)

Raulikholi – Brighu Lake – Pandu Roopa (12 km uphill / gradual – Time 6 - 8  hours)

Pandu Ropa –Vashisht– Manali ( 8 km downhill and gradual – time  4 – 6  hours)

package details

Location

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Manali

State

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Himachal Pradesh

No. of Days

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3

Mode Of Transport

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Taxi

Meals Included

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Yes

Type Of Stay

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Camp

Start/End Location

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Manali to Manali

Trip Type

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Adventure

Cost

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6400 /-

(GST @ 5% Extra)

Day 1
Manali – 14 Turns - Raulikholi (10 km gradual walk- Time 5 hours)

Your trekking trip to Bhrigu Lake starts from Manali. You will be picked up from Manali and we will start our journey to Chaudda Morh (14th turn), which is located on the Rohtang-Manali highway. After reaching there, begin your trek towards your first campsite, Raulikholi which is situated at the base of Bhrigu Dome peak. The 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 at the campsite, we setup our camps and relax.

Dinner and overnight stay in camps.

Day 2
Raulikholi – Brighu Lake – Pandu Roopa (12 km uphill / gradual – Time 6 - 8  hours)

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 to Pandu Ropa, which will be our campsite for the day.

Dinner and overnight stay at camps.

Day 3
Pandu Ropa –Vashisht– Manali ( 8 km downhill and gradual – time  4 – 6  hours)

This will be your last trek day. After breakfast, we will start our downhill trek to Vashisht, which is famous for its hot water springs. The downhill trek passes through rice fields. We will reach Vashishth by afternoon. Enjoy hot water springs and then drive to Manali.

Trip Ends.

Trek Guide , porters /mules , cook, helpers.

Tents , Sleeping Bags Mattress.

Transportation to and from trekking point .

All meals during the trek

Forest Permits / Tourist Permits / Camping Permits if any .

Everyday  use utensils including lunch boxes , plates , mugs etc .

Medical kit.

Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc

Any Entry Fees

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks / landslides / strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum 12-15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/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.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, 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 trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

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?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.  

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

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 the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/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?

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 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. 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?

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 trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.