WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?
Located towards the East of Rohtang Pass, Bhrigu Lake is one of the most majestic and awe inspiring sites that the Kullu Valley has to offer. The lake is named after one of the great 7 Hindu sages called Maharishi Bhrigu. Local Legend dictates that the lake never fully freezes over, because the sage has rendered it sacred by meditating near it.
The Bhrigu Lake trek is easily approachable from Manali. The beginning leg of the trek is from the village of Gulaba, located only 3 hours from Manali. There begins a three day trek to the actual lake. Reaching an ambitious 14000 feet, this grassland trek is one of the most unforgettable experiences for high altitude alpine meadows. The trek is characterized as a moderately difficult climb – complete with scenic undulating walks and one or two steep ascents. Not only do you get to experience the oval shaped, mystically colour changing lake; but you also get to soak in the grandeur of the Mount Hanuman Tibba, the Seven Sister peaks of the Beas Kund Valley and hot sulphur springs of Vashisht. Lush green virgin forests full of Himalayan silver Oak, cedar and birch trees accompany you till the time you reach the grazing grounds of Rola Khuli. And at night, your eyes will be blessed by the sight of a great big celestial display, making this trek unmissable and truly beautiful.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREK
Day 01 : Manali
Arrive at The Hosteller Manali on your own. We take you for an acclimatization walk through Old Manali village trail of Manali Peak. You will visit the Manu Temple and other local attractions.
Day 02 : Drive from The Hosteller to Kolang Nallah
After the Breakfast we will start a drive to Kolang Nallah and start a trek from Kolang 3-4 hour of hike we will reach Kolang Nallah. After crossing the Nallah the camping site is another 1.5-2 hours hike away. Mori Thatch is a scenic campsite covered from 3 sides with mountains which gives excellent protection from winds. The ascend till Mori Thatch is moderate and will take around 3 – 4 hours to reach. Mori Thatch is a beautiful camp site and offers amazing views of the Solang Valley. Overnight stay in tents at Mori Thatch Camp Site.
Day 03 : Trek to Bhrigu Lake
We start the day early and post breakfast we will begin trekking towards Bhrigu Lake. It takes around 3 hours to reach Bhrigu. We will carry packed lunch and have it by the lake side. Care should be taken that no littering happens over here. According to many accounts Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and used to take bath in the holy water. After lunch we will descend to Mori Thatch campsite and relax for the rest of the day.
Day 04 : Trek to Vashisth hot water springs
We will start the last day of the trek with a descent to Vashisht through the deodar forest ranges. This trekking trail is steep and takes you to the Vashisth. Here one can enjoy the dip in natural hot springs and relax after the trek. Trek ends.
Meals & stay as mentioned in the itinerary
Camping & trekking equipment
Expert trek leader and guide
Forest permit charges
Lunch on all days
Any personal expenses and needs
Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes
Q: What is the best time to do this trek in the year?
A: March – December
Q: What is the difficulty level of this trek?
A: This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Refer to our “Things to carry” section.
Q: Would I need to buy camping equipment and accessories?
A: No, you don’t need to buy anything except items listed in “Things to carry” section.
Q: Who would lead us on the trek?
A: Our highly experienced local guides would lead the trek.
Q: How would the weather be during the trek?
A: March – June (Bright & Sunny), July – August (Sunny & Rainy), September – October (Bright & Sunny), November – December (Snowy)
Q: What all activities would be involved apart from trekking?
A: Apart from trekking, you would also be learning how to set up your camps, lighting a bonfire, jungle survival techniques, stargazing and much more.
Q: How do I pack?
A: We recommend you to pack light while trekking. Keep essentials in a small backpack and leave the rest of the luggage at the base location.
Region: Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh
Best Time to Visit: May – October
Avg. Temp: 18 C (Daytime) – 8 C (Nightime)
Famous for: Trekking, Adventure, Weekend getaways, Mountaineering, Meditation
ATM: Vashisht, Manali
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport
Nearest railway station: Chandigarh
Nearest bus stop: Manali
Day 1: Manali (6726 ft)
Day 2: Kolang Nallah
Day 3: Bhrigu Lake (14000 ft)
Day 4: Vashisht hot water spring
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- Cancellations made 7 days before the start date of the trip will attract 50% of booking value as cancellation fees.
- Cancellations made within 3 days before the start date of the trip will attract 100% of booking value cancellation fees.
- In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
- Refunds would be made through bank transfer and would be processed within 5-7 working days