East of Rohtang pass & 6 km above Gulaba slopes there is a tiny lake known to locals as Bhrigu Lake. Situated at a height of 4160m. With a panoramic view of Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Great Himalayan range, and numbers of peaks rising above 6000m, the closest peak nearby is Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Maker Beh and Shiker Beh. Yet this lake has a great religious significance to locals, especially of Vashisht and nearby villages.
Bhrigu Lake Trek is the best short trek to do in Manali. The trail along the Vashisht ridge presents a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain peaks.
This trekking tour lasts for 2 nights 3 days sets out at Gulaba 23 km from Manali and ends at Vashisht village. An early departure from Manali to Gulaba and trek along the slopes of Gulaba to this tiny lake.
: Manali (1950m) - Kothi (2150m) - Gulaba (3000m), drive. Trek to Rauli Kohli (3820m) 5 hrs, camp.
Day 2: Trek to Bhrigu (4160m) - Panduropa (3600m) 6-7 hrs, camp.
Day 3: Trek to Vashisht (2070m) - Jogini waterfall (2300m) - Bahang (2060m), 6-7 hrs. Drive to Manali.
BHRIGU LAKE TREK - APRIL END TO MID-JUNE
Day 1: Manali, drive to Kulang (2,040 m) 30 minutes, Trek to Moridugh (2,900 m) - Panduropa (3,500 m), 5-6 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Bhrigu lake (4,160 m) - Back to Panduropa, 7-8 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Vashisht (2050m) - Jogini Falls - Bahang, 6-7 hrs, drive to Manali 2.5 km
BHRIGU LAKE TREK - DETAILED ITINERARY
Today an early departure to Gulaba as later in the day traffic increases on Manali - Rohtang road. Leaving Manali we drive along the Beas river until Palchan and Kothi village. The tiny village of Kothi and surrounding are famous for Bollywood movies. The drive continues to Gulaba the last curve where we start our trek. We trek through the dense forest of Deodar, and Fir. Gradually walking through the forest we cross Thach ( pasture ) of Khanora. Overlooking at Solang, Kothi below and Hanuman Tibba plus numbers of birds can be spotted, out of all spectacular is Monal pheasant. Finally, we arrive at Siyander thach or Rauli Kholi. Which is also a nice campsite.
Today after breakfast leaving Rauli Kholi behind we climb steeply to Bhrigu lake, arriving at the lake we walk along the ridge which presents a spectacular and panoramic view of the Manali mountains, continue along the ridge to the campsite of Panduropa.
Exploring around, we slowly descend to tree line through meadows. For few hours we will have this great opportunity to explore panoramic views. Once the tree line begins we descend steep to Vashisht village, lastly through apple orchards. Arriving at Vashisht we drop ourselves at hot spring water to relax the pain on our legs. Continue to Jogini waterfall which takes 45 minutes to reach from Vashisht. Finally at Bahang from where you will drive to Manali.
Ø All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
Ø Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
Ø All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
Ø Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
Ø Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
Ø Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
Ø Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggages.
Ø Camping fee, trekking permits and park fee.
Ø Goods and services tax.
Ø First aid medical kit.
× Domestic flight. Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi
× Hotel in Manali.
× Delhi - Manali, Chandigarh - Manali transfer (Booking of private car on request)
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.
I would begin by saying you guys played a major role in making this Bhrigu Lake trip possible for us. Despite people pulling out of our group till the last moment, you were surprisingly accommodating and supportive. For the three of us (Saurabh, Ashish & Aakash), the three day trek in the winters of late November will forever be unforgettable. The constant motivation by our tour leader Mr Prem ji ...
"This was my first experience on trekking (+living with nature) and it was amazingly exceptional. The guide was very friendly and helpful and the best part was the food, very diversified and good quality. The whole team was co-operative. I enjoyed the trip very much. Love from Bangladesh."
"We had a very good time on our trek. The guide and staff were all fantastic. Knowledgeable guide and the food / facilities were top notch. Would recommend to anyone visiting Manali and wanting a great experience with some spectacular views of the mountains."
What we provide
We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:
What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-
Region: Kullu Manali
Activity - Trekking / Hiking
Max Altitude: 4220 meters
Max sleeping altitude: 3800 m.
Trek days: 3 days
Best time - Mid May to Mid November