Bhrigu lake trek


Manali

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Duration
3 Days
Max Altitude
14000 ft
Difficulty
Easy
Low Temp
0 - 7 ° C
High Temp
13 - 18 ° C

Overview

The Bhrigu lake trek is a popular trek in Himachal Pradesh which lies in the heart of Kullu Valley. The maximum altitude during this trek is 4267 metres/14000 feet. This trek is through the high-altitude alpine meadows and woody trails tucked away in the mountains of Kullu Valley. The view around the Bhrigu lake is charming and spectacular with the lake changing colors all through the day. The Bhrigu lake has a mythical significance attached to it. As per legend, the great Bhrigu Maharishi had meditated at this lake, many hundred years ago, the lake is located about 6km from the picturesque Gulaba. The weather in summers varies from 20 – 25 degrees during day time and 5 – 7 degrees at night. During winter, the temperatures are 10- 15 degrees at daytime and -7 degrees at night. The trek not only offers superlative views of the Himalayan ranges, trekking up the highest Himalayan lush green meadows and rolling mountain slopes, but the route takes us through colorful villages, welcoming warm people and their quaint lifestyle. The Bhrigu lake trek is rated as ‘Easy’ and is suitable for beginners.


Brief Itinerary

DAY1: Manali – Gulaba Camp Site Gulaba Camp Site- Rola Kholi

DAY2: Rola Kholi –Via Bhrigu Lake – Pandu Ropa

Day3: Pandu Ropa – Vashishth – Manali

Itinerary

DAY1: Manali (2000m) -  Gulaba (4000m) – Rola Kholi (3830m):  Two hours’ Drive To Gulaba Village and trek 3 -4 Hours Covering 7km:

  The trek begins in Manali with a drive to Gulaba village, about 22km from Manali. The first destination from Gulaba village is the Gulaba campsite, which is about 3km from the village and takes a trek of one hour to reach. The trek goes through a dense woody trail. Further, after a steady and steep climb of 20 minutes through rivulets, the team reach the vast, green meadows. This place offers astounding views of the Hanuman Tibba and other mountain ranges. We trek from Gulaba camp to Rola Kholi passing through the Kolang nallah. This place presents great views of Solang, Manali, and the seven sister peaks. The camp site here is surrounded by mountains all around, shielding the place from blustery winds. The team camps overnight at this place.



DAY2: Rola Kohli – Via Bhrigu Lake(4267m) – Pandu Ropa (3596m): The 14km Trek Takes about  7 -8 Hours

              The trek to Bhrigu lake from Rola Kohli is a steep ascent. The sight of this magnificent lake even from a distance is captivating. The lake remains frozen for the most part of the year barring the summer months. The crystals of water glistening through the golden rays of the Sun, offer colorful hues during different times of the day. Alpine blossoms amidst the grassy green pastures are a sight to behold. After a stop at the Bhrigu lake, the trek makes a steady descent to Pandu Ropa. The trek is through green rice fields and beautiful meadows. The team camps out at Pandu Ropa where there will be bonfire and dinner.



DAY3: Pandu Ropa – Vashishth(2103m):  The 8km Trek Takes 4hours + Drive to Manali.

Today, we trek to Vashishth from Pandu Ropa, which is one amidst awesome views. Vashishth is a place engulfed with hot water springs. The temple shrines of Lord Rama and Vashishth Maharishi are popular here. The team reaches Vashishth where we officially end the trek and proceed on their return journey to Manali.

Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 



How to prepare

How to prepare for an easy trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.
    A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must.
    If you are a beginner, you will be thrilled with the surprises that trekking offers throughout your journey. Besides mental endurance, an easy trek requires strength training and should be taken seriously.


    Cardiovascular exercises

  • Week

    Exercise

    Distance

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    2

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    3

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    4

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week







    Flexibility exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Sets

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise once  in a week

    2

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    3

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    4

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week


    Breathing exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Counts

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Abdominal Breathing

    10 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    2

    Abdominal Breathing

    20 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    3

    Abdominal Breathing

    30 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    4

    Abdominal Breathing

    40 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week


    Easy treks require a certain amount of preparation and cannot be taken lightly. Follow these exercise schedules to make sure you are fit for the trek. The easiest way to know your fitness level is to check whether you can run 4 kilometres within 30 minutes at the end of fourth week. By following the flexibility and breathing exercises, you can walk through different terrains and while maintaining your stamina level. The more you are fit, the more you will enjoy your trek.


    Check your BMI to know your overall level of body  fitness.  


How to reach

How to reach by Air?

The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air

Himalayas (9 Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) are having flights for Kullu

Air India having flights to Kullu from Delhi Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from

Chandigarh Airport.



How to reach by Train?

The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala

(360 km).Onwards Journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air

as Himalayan Bulls a private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.



How to reach by Road?

There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh daily. Delhi to Manali

buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh to

Manali buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek?

Brighu Lake is a 4 day trek. Accommodation will be in tents on all the days – each tent will be shared by 3 trekkers. The tents will be provided by Indiahikes. We will also put up toilet tents – the number will vary according to the size of the group.



2. Will you provide us with sleeping bags?

Yes. Indiahikes will provide each trekker with a sleeping bag. The sleeping bags we provide can withstand temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.



3. What is the best time to do this trek?

June to September are the best months for the Bhrigu Lake trek.



4. What will the temperatures be like June, July and September?

Bhrigu Lake is at an altitude of 14,009 ft. At altitudes as high as these, temperatures go up to 18°C during the day and might fall to -1 to -2°C in the night.



5. When will there be snow on this trek?

You are likely to find snow on this trek in June. However, this depends on the amount of snowfall that happens in the preceding winter.



6. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all water proof, so you will stay dry inside.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher

for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1year) Or Get a refund of 90 %

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)



Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek

depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%



Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season

Or Get a refund of 50%



Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹5800

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹2000
  • Porter Charge - ₹900
  • Transport from Delhi to Manali and back will cost you INR 2000 in aa A/C volvo semi sleeper. This is optional and if you wish to avail this please select this option while booking.
    Get a discount of 10% and more if you come in a group. Group size should be 5 and more.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 3000 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a conformation mail therafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
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