Bhrigu Lake Trek - Trekking in Manali

Bhrigu Lake Trek


Mostly the mountain lakes are situated down on the river beds or the glacier beds in the valleys but Bhrigu lake is situated on a high mountain ridge, the feature that makes it different from other lakes. It is located at an altitude of 14000ft, half of the Mount Everest, to the south of Rohtang Pass on the mountain that makes the left bank slope of the river Beas. The trek to the lake is a upward climb on gentle slopes. As you go high on the mountain slope the surrounding mountain ridges seem rising high with you. . The trek gives a panoramic view of Manali valley. All the famous peaks of Kullu-Manali Himalaya— Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Makerbeh, Shikarbeh, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, and Ladakhi put on show themselves around you. An excellent trek for photography.

The Lake is believed to be the meditation ground of Maharishi Bhrigu, the great sage in Hindu mythology who created the Bhrigu Samhita—the base of Hindu astrology

Detail of the Trek

Day 01:- Manali to Gulaba (9000 ft); 2 Hours Trek
From your Hotel/Guest House at Manali or from the Bus Station Manali a Jeep / Car takes you to Gulaba, the road head place from where the trek starts. There is a traffic barrier of National Green Tribunal at Gulaba. Your trek starts from this point. After walking for two hours you arrive at the campsite. It is a small open place amid thick silver oak and pine forest. After lunch you have a free evening in the campsite.

Day 02:- Gulaba to Rauli Khol (12000 ft); 4 Hours Trek
Your next destination is Rauli Khol. You start your trek after breakfast. This is a uphill trek on a moderate slope. Rauli Khol is a beautiful campsite on high mountain meadows. It looks like a deep saucer whose brim is broken from one side. Small streams fall from high cliffs that surround the campsite and gush down from the broken side. You stay here for the night beside stream.

Day 03:- Rauli Khol to Bhrigu (14000ft) to Pandu Ropa(11000ft); 6 Hours Trek
This is the day of ‘ecstasy’. The trek is uphill on a moderate slope for first one hour. Then you traverse across the slope for next one hour. Finally, a steep climb of one hour brings you on the shore of Bhrigu Lake, high on a mountain ridge called Bhrigu Tung. You feel a spell of divine vibrations here. The view around you is mesmerizing. You stop here for a while……….. and then trek further down the southern flank of the ridge to reach at Pandu Ropa after two hours. This is an open meadow above the tree line. You spend night in a wide open high mountain place today.

Day 04:- Pandu Ropa to Vashishath (6500 ft) 4 Hours Trek
It is a jungle walk. The downhill trek from Pandu Ropa to Vashishath village winds through a dense forest of Birch, Rhododendron, Maple, Silver Oak, Wild Cherry, Chest Nut and Pine. The last leg of the trek goes through the apple orchards. The trek ends at Vashishath village which is famous for its natural hot springs. The water has medicinal values as it contains sulphur in it. You can have a hot water dip in public pool here that will relieve you from your tiredness. You will be dropped at Bus Station Manali or at your Hotel/Guest House in Manali.

Tour Ends.

Cost of the Trek: – Rs. 6500/-

*Service tax 9% extra

Dates Status
July 06 – July 09 Close
July 20 – July 23 Close
July 27 – July 30 Close
August 12 – August 15 Open
August 17 – August 20 Open
August 24 – August 27 Open
September 07 – September 10 Open
September 21 – September 24 Open
September 29 – October 02 Open
October 05 – October 08 Open
October 14 – October 17 Open
October 19 – October 22 Open
October 26 – October 29 Open

Day 01:- Manali to Silver Oak Camp (9000ft) 3 Hours Trek
From your Hotel/Guest House at Manali, or from the Bus Station Manali a Jeep/ Car takes you to village Kulang, the road head place from where the trek starts. It takes 4 hrs. to reach the Silver Oak Camp of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns. On your arrival at camp you are welcomed with a hot lunch. In the evening free time or you can take an acclimatization walk around the camp.

Day 02:- Silver Oak Camp to Bhrigu Lake (14000ft) and Back; 8 Hours Trek
After an early breakfast and collecting pack lunch for the day, you leave for Bhrigu Lake. For first two hours you trek through dense silver oak forest. Reaching at an altitude of 10,000ft forest ends and meadows start. Even in the summer months of April, May and June these meadows are snow-covered. So it gives you a good experience of snow trekking. The trek gives a panoramic view of Manali valley. After reaching at Bhrigu spending some time there you descend down to the Silver Oak Camp of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns.

Day 03:- Silver Oak Camp to Vashisht (6500ft); 3 Hours Trek
Silver Oak Camp to Vashisht- A downhill trek starts from the camp-site to take you to Vashisht village. Vashisht is one of the prominent tourist spots of Manali and is famous for its hot sulphur water springs. You can take a hot sulphur water bath in the public ponds here. You will be dropped at your Hotel/ Guest House at Manali or Bus Station Manali by a Jeep/Car.

Tour Ends.

Cost of the Trek: – Rs. 4500/-

*Service tax 9% extra

Dates Status
April 21 – April 23 Close
April 28 – April 30 Close
May 05 – May 07 Close
May 12 – May 14 Close
May 19 – May 21 Close
May 26 – May 28 Close
June 02 – June 04 Close
June 09 – June 11 Close
June 16 – June 18 Close
June 23 – June 25 Close
June 30 – July 02 Open
  • All Meals (Vegetarian Food); except breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day.
  • Tented accommodation in alpine tents: Twin/Triple sharing tents, sleeping bags, foam trekking mattresses and toilet tent.
  • High Altitude Trekking Guide.
  • Kitchen Staff with kitchen tent and all other necessary items of kitchen.
  • Taxi from Hotel/Guest House/ Bus Station at Manali to road head place Gulaba NGT Barrier’ on arrival day
  • Taxi from road head place Vashisht to Hotel/Guest House/Bus Station at Manali town on departure day.
  • Porters/Mules to carry personal luggage. Personal luggage should not be more than 10kg per pax.
  • Any expense arising out of unforeseen circumstance like bus delays, roadblocks, landslides, etc.
  • Medical Evacuation.
  • Insurance Cover
  • Beverages.
  • Any Expense not mentioned under ‘cost includes’

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