Bhirgu Lake Trek
One of the popular trekking expeditions, The Bhrigu Lake Trek has gain preference due to its unconditional display of natural extravaganza and being one of the easy Treks in Himalayas. People with competent physical fitness can easily enjoy the privilege of hiking to the exclusive lake region even without previous hiking experience.
The scenic Bhrigu lake has significant historical and religious implications. As per informations provided by the locals, there is an association of the Lake to Sage Bhrig since the pious soul is known to have perform strong meditation and rituals in the banks of the lake hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Even the locals believe that many Gods of the Kullu valley have dipped in the holy waters of the lake making it sacred for the devotees. The location of Bhrigu Lake is about 6km from Gulaba which is a pictorial village about 22 kms from Manali.
Best Season to visit :Starting from Mid May, till the month of October, trekking to Bhrigu Lake is absolutely allowed and travelers can plan accordingly. However the ideal time is before the month of June and after August since this is the monsoon time and there remains the probability of landslides in the region. It must also be noted that the temperature of this place during summers hovers around 20-25C in the daytime and falls to 5-7C at night. In winter the temperature gets lower with 10-15C around daytime and nearly 0 to -7C at night. Almost half a year the lake remains frozen, and travelers can enjoy the sight of snow even during the early summer time.
Region :- Himachal
Duration :- 4 Days
Grade :- Easy
Max Altitude :- 14,000 Ft.
Trekking Km :- 25 Kms.
Date : June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | July 7, 14, 21, 28
Charges : 6,500/- Per person, (5,500/- for Mischief Treks members)
Day 1: From Manali drive to Gulaba and trek to Gulaba Meadows camp
- Altitude: 10,300 ft
- Drive to Gulaba, 22 km, approx one and half hours
- Gulaba is on Manali Rothang pass road
- Trek to Gulaba Meadows, 3 km, approx 1.5 hr
- Meeting time at Manali at 12pm to reach Gulaba camp site by 5:00 pm
- Start trekking to Gulaba Meadows at 3:30 pm, steep ascent throughout the trail
- Accommodation in tents
Day 2: Gulaba to Rola Kholi
- Altitude: 12,500 - 10,300 ft
- 6 km trek, approx 4 hours
- First 1.5 hours is steep ascent and then gradual ascent till campsite, via Kolang Nallah
- The trail passes through virgin forest (silver oak, cedar and birch trees) with views of Manali & Solang
- Carry enough water from Gulaba camp, first water point is 20 before Rola Kholi
- Hot lunch at camp site
- Accommodation in tents
- Peaks spotted: Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sister peaks
Day 3: Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake back to Rola Kholi
- Altitude: Bhrigu Lake at 14,000 ft
- 10 km trek, approx. 8 hours
- Start early in the morning
- Steep ascent till Brigu Lake for approx. 5 km
- Mixed rocky and snow trail
- Trek along with the bhrigu Lake stream
- Packed lunch on the way and hot snacks at camp site
- Accommodation in tents
- Peaks:- Indrasen, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba
Day 4: Rola Kholi to Gulaba drive to Manali
- 6 km trek, approx 3 hours
- Easy and mostly descending
- Carry 2 litres of water from Rola Khuli
- Reach Manali by 2pm to 3pm
HOW TO REACH
There is/are nearly 54 direct bus(es) plying between New Delhi to Manali. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Manali from New Delhi is 12h 30m.
The cheapest way to reach Manali from New Delhi takes you 14h 08m, which is to take train with train number 04070 from New Delhi to Ambala Cantt then take State Transport Bus from Ambala Cantt to Manali.
The fastest way to reach Manali from New Delhi takes you 9h 25m, which is to take Flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh then take HRTC Buses from Chandigarh to Manali.
Inclusions and Exclusions
Trek leaders: Qualified with Basic Mountaineering Course and Advanced Mountaineering Course. Each of the Trek Leaders has decent first aid knowledge, Local Guide.
Team: Besides Trek Leaders, every batch has sufficient support staff including local guides, cooks and helpers. Porters too are provided on demand for personal rucksack carrying.
Food: Hygienic food cooked by experienced camping cooks is provided. Majorly vegetarian food provided.
Equipment: Hi-end, well maintained sleeping Bags, toilet tents, dining tents ,dome tents and other equipment etc.
Emergency Equipment: Oxymeter, Oxygen cylinders and well-stocked First Aid kits.
Accommodation: In comfortable guesthouses at base camps or tents.
Transport: From pick up point to base village/point, Transport is been provided in small vehicles or MUV’s to ensure safe ride.
- Personal expense
- Bottled water
- Cost of emergency
- Insurance / Rescue
- Personal Porter Charges
- Local body / Govt Charges
- Things not covered in inclusions
THINGS TO CARRY
Back pack & rain cover ( 50 - 60 ltr)
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Head torch with extra batteries
Water bottle/Hydration pack
Personal Medical Kit
BE COMFY AT THE TREKS
Down feather / Hollofil jacket
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant
Trekking shoes , Floaters/flip-flops Gaiters Gumboots.
Moisturiser / Lip balm
Toilet Paper & wipes
Quick dry towel
THINK ABOUT YOUR HEAD
90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.
75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance.
50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance.
25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.
0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.