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Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake Trek

 6,750


(GST 5.00 %)
(Manali to Manali)
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Overview

Region :- Himanchal
Duration :- 4 Days
Grade :- Easy
Max Altitude :- 14,000 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 25 Kms.


Trekking to high altitude glacial Lakes in itself is quite adventurous and manages to catch the interest of every hiker. Usually these high altitudes lakes are difficult to reach and needs days of hiking and crossing difficult terrains, before the sight of the lake can be cherished. But all these tough complications can be kept at bay with the beautiful Bhrigu Lake trek in the upper Kullu Valley based in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. This is ideal weekend hiking trip promising loads of entertainment for both beginners as well as experienced hikers. Nestled at an altitude of 14,000 ft the Bhrigu Lake Trek offers fascinating natural vistas and breathtaking views of snow clapped mountains, lush meadows ad verdant rich forests

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.

Based in the cozy shelter of the Garhwal Himalayas, 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.

Be it the unparallel breathtaking views of Seven Sister Peaks or Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba, the outstretched Pir Panjal ranges, the rich line of oak and cedar forests, fascinating green lush meadows, enthralling carpeted alpine flooring or the gushing streams along the meandering trails, the scenic vistas of the region is absolutely captivating which also makes the trekking experience overwhelming. With good luck one can also rejoice the sight of Himalayan Monal, Snow Cocks and the beautiful pheasants.

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.

About the Trek

The beautiful and mesmerizing trekking expedition to Bhrigu Lake commences from Manali. It’s a 4 days tour and the total distance covered is nearly 26kms. The first day of the tour begins by taking a drive to Gulaba about 22 kms away which takes about 2 hours to reach. From here the Trekking route commences. The destination for the day is the first campsite located at Gulaba Meadows. This is about 8,500 feet above the sea level, a trek of 3kms and takes about 1 hour to reach the spot. Fabulous views of scenic Gulaba and the occasional sights of the locals and glimpses of their lifestyle are the key highlights of the trail. The second day of the trek is scheduled for Rola Kholi which lies at an altitude of 12,500 feet. The distance is nearly 7kms and it takes about 5 hours to reach the stop over destination. Savoring the beauty of the virgin forests and the sights of Hanuman Tibba and seven sister peaks the travelers can enjoy their journey with much ease and minimal difficulty on the trail. From Rola Kholi, the next day, the hikers set for Bhrigu Lake about 14,000feet above and then come down to 11,800 feet to Pandu Ropa for the night. The total distance to be covered for the day is 10kms taking about a maximum of 8 hours. The distance from Rola Kholi is a little difficult in compared to the earlier trails as the track is a steep ascent for about 4 kms. Close to winter time one may find these tracks to be snow laden which is quite adventurous and thrilling but a little difficult too. The fresh mountain breeze and the serene harmony however manage to dismiss the stress and fill the soul with awe striking views at every turn. The sight of Bhrigu Lake at the top is too mesmerizing to be described in words. Cradled in midst the snow covered Pir Panjal ranges it is a sight that remains a beautiful memory imprinted in the heart for years to come. The shimmering waters and the crimson sunrays creating fabulous hues are simply spectacular. After having lunch at the beautiful spot it’s a trek down through steep tracks to Pandu Ropa. The next day the trip continues to Vashist at about 6,900feet and from there to Manali at 6,700 feet. It’s a gross 8kms trek covered in approximately 7 hours. Again the track to Vashist is a steep descent but the eye catching views of the extensive greenery, snow peaks and the breathtaking natural vista makes it up for all the pain of difficult hiking. The Vashist hot sulpher water spring is the final nail on the trek, a beautiful destination where travelers can enjoy a dip in the sacred water and have lunch too at the banks. There are temples of Vashist Muni and Lord Rama based here which can be explored on the way. From Vashist it’s a drive of 30 minutes to Manali from where an onward journey can be booked.
In conclusion it’s a short but quite adventurous Trekking in Manali with loads of scenic panorama to explore and enjoy.

Brief Itinerary

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 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 snakes 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

  • Who Can Go:-

  • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack
  • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above
  • Detailed Itinerary

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    How to Reach

    By Air :-
    Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

    By Road:-

    Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in, Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate.

    Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

    Note:- Trekkers need to take only those VOVO buses which reach Manali till 11.00am on first day. Our reporting time is 12.00pm at Manali but in-case you will not able to reach at meeting /briefing time, either we will transfer your seat to our any next batch or we will cancel your trek, so please double check your bus time with your bus transporter.

    Cost Terms

    Inclusions :-
    1. Accommodation. (Camping)
    2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
    3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
    4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
    5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
    6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
    7. Transport from Manali to Manali
    8. TTH Staff insurance
    9. Mules to carry the central luggage


    Exclusions :-
    1. Any kind of personal expenses.
    2. Food during the transit.
    3. Insurance.
    4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
    5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
    6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

    Note :
    Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
    Charges of offloading backpack:-
    INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
    INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Manali
    The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

    Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
    The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.


    When to book:
    It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)


    In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -


    Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
    Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
    (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


    Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
    Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund


    Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
    Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.


    Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
    Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.


    Note:-
    1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
    2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
    3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    Trek Essential

    Fitness

    Fitness regime for:

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    If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned. If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
    If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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    FAQ

    Risk & Respond

    High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.


    Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

    Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.


    Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.

    Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.


    Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.

    Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.


    Risk: Lack of communication devices In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.

    Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.

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    Trek Itinerary

    Day 1: From Manali drive to Gulaba and trek to Gulaba Meadows camp
    Day 2: Gulaba to Rola Kholi
    Day 3: Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake back to Rola Kholi
    Day 4: Rola Kholi to Gulaba and drive to Manali
    Note: On Day 4, you’ll reach Manali between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. You can book your travel any time after 6:30 pm.

    Trek Info

    Region: Himanchal
    Duration: 4 Days
    Grade: Easy
    Max Altitude: 14,000 Ft.
    Trekking Km: 25 Kms.
    Trail Type: Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Manali
    Rail head: Pathankot is the nearest rail head to the base camp
    Air Port: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali
    Road : Manali is well connected to Delhi
    Base Camp: Manali
    Best Season: May to October
    Snow: Round the year except monsoon
    Batch Size: 22-26 trekkers including Male and female.
    Services from: Manali to Manali
    Food: Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
    Stay: Camping
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