Lake of Spirituality

A trekking trail to a high-altitude lake in Himalayas is a dream for many, and Bhrigu lake because of its ever-changing scenery and also an amazing view from the lakeside is known as one of the best destination for both beginners and experienced trekking enthusiasts. The lake is situated roughly at an elevation of 4304m in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh and it is considered to be a sacred lake in the local beliefs. The lake has also gained significance because it resides very close the confluence of mighty Pir Pinjal range and Dhauladhar range which are two most prominent of Himalayan mountain ranges and one can enjoy that view from the lake side which is not very hard to access.

cost INR 7000   Inc. of all taxes T&C*
days 4 days
best time May-July, September-November.
group size max. 12
altitude 4304 m
gradient Easy 
location Himachal Pradesh
Day-1. Manali to Gulaba to Gulaba Thatch- 22km drive, approx. 3 km trek

The journey towards the beautiful Bhrigu lake starts from Manali and at around 9 am in the morning we would head towards the small location known as Gulaba which is 22 km drive which itself is an experience as one would cross many beautiful landscapes on the hairpin bends of road. After reaching Gulaba and getting ready we would set off to the journey on one of the most beautiful and green trails which offers a good amount of exposure to the local lifestyle of Gulaba village. The trail is a gradual ascend and it should not take more than one and half hour for anyone to reach the campsite.

Day-2. Gulaba thatch to Rola kkholi (3750m)- 7 km trek

This day we start early because the trail offers some of the most amazing scenic views of the whole trek. Today the journey would be a mix terrain as it is steeper in the beginning of the day and eventually it loosens up as one goes through the dense forests, the view of Mountains on the other side is always a bliss on this trail. For first two hours the trail is a bit steep and then a very gradual and enjoyable ascend till you reach the camp site. This campsite being at a height of approximately 3750m offers a great view of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and also seven sisters peaks.

Day-3. Rola Kkholi (3750m) to Bhrigu lake (4304m) to Pandu ropa (3598m)- 9 km trek

Today the journey would take us to the side the Bhrigu lake which remains frozen for most part of the year and also depending on the month of the year one can find snow on the trail as well. The first half of this the trail to reach the lake is a steep section and could take up to 4 hours to reach, however the view keeps on bringing the delights in mall packages as we gain elevation and the higher we go the vastness of Pir Pinjal range and Dhauladhar range starts to uncover its magic. The lake has a shape which is very close of being a circle and the circumference can be walked in half an hour, because of its sacred importance it has many small stone made shrines and cairns near it. The second half of the journey is a gradual descend through the lush meadows and one can find some shepherds on these meadows as well. The camp site is a vast flat land and an amazing place to camp.

Day-4. Pandu Ropa (3598m) to Manali via Vashisht- 8 km trek and 4 km drive.

The final day of the journey is a steep descend to reach Vashisht, initially the trail goes through the meadows and then the steep descend through the forest begins. After approx. 2 hours of descend through the dense forest one can find himself listening to the sound of waterfalls nearby however they are not very easy to spot because of the dense forest. Soon the trail starts to go a bit less steep and eventually goes into the apple orchards before finally ending in the village of Vashisht. Vashisht is very popular for its hot sulphur spring. After reaching Vashisht you will have time to relax your tired muscles in hot spring before finally riding to Manali.

1. I am a beginner, is this for me?

Bhrigu lake trek is a great way to start your journey in the Himalayas and it offers a great amount of knowledge for those who aspire to continue exploring the Himalayas. Also, the trek is great for Photographer, nature enthusiasts as Bhrigu lake offers a picturesque view and walks through the dense forest region.

2. Is there any age limit for this trek?

Yes, the minimum age to register with us is 16 years and no maximum age limit.

3. Is it safe to trek with Himalayan wilderness?

Our team at HW consist of certified mountaineers, water sports guides, and forest guides, and it is totally safe for any person of any gender to participate in activities conducted by Himalayan wilderness. We will take utter precautions to keep you from harm.

4. What’s the best time to do this trek?

The trek can be done with ease in the months of May-July and September-October, the post-monsoon months offer a great view of the surrounding ranges at the same time the pre-monsoon months offer a great amount of snow around the trail.

5. is the network reception?

The networks are not available after Gulaba and have very few points on the trail where some networks can be received however, most part of the trail has no network; the network is good at Vashisht though.

6. Is the camera allowed?

Yes, you may carry your camera on the trek, there is no cost involved for a camera permit in this area, if any revised rules are implemented, our team will keep you informed and the price to be borne by you at that time itself.

7. Do I have to carry any documents or photos with me?

Carry a photo identity card while entering in this region is mandatory. Forest officers/ army officials may or may not ask for it at the anytime as there are many check posts around the mountains.

8. What if I don’t want to carry the heavy backpack on my own during the trek?

Trekking is much more fun when you have your backpack on you, however, you may offload your backpack to a porter or mule and that would need a prior notification.

9. How do I get my phone, cameras etc get charged?

There are no spots to charge your gadgets while on the trek, carrying a lightweight power bank or a solar power bank can be a good choice.

10. Do I need to bring my own food for the trek?

We will provide you with the food and lodging as explained in the details of the event as per the cost inclusion and exclusion, also we will provide you with the refreshment before starting the hike every day. We will provide you with a menu that will consist of veg food and egg food while on the trek, however, you may carry energy bars, energy drinks etc. as per your requirement.

11. How will be the accommodation and washroom facility on the trek?

While in the wilderness there would be two toilet tents pitched, participants may decide whether to dedicate one each for men and women. The accommodation would be two people sharing in camps. While accommodating in a hotel or guest house, the washroom facility will be available in all the rooms and two people sharing, however, in some locations while accommodating in a homestay, lodges of forest rest houses accommodation will be as per the situation. We will keep you informed about the same

12. Will I be provided with blankets?

While accommodating at the base camp blankets would be provided by the hotel, guest house, or any establishment. While camping we will provide you with a sleeping bag, and for all high-altitude treks, we will provide you fleece liners along with the sleeping bag. What all things I need to get by myself and what all I need to get on rent? We expect you to carry your rucksack with all the trek essentials, along with the rain protection gear such as poncho, rain cover for backpack, etc. energy bars as per your requirement, your personal medical supplies if any, a small emergency kit that includes thread and needle, a basic medical kit, multi-tool equipment etc. All basic camping equipment would be provided by HW, we suggest there is no requirement for renting trekking gear.

13. What equipment’s will be provided by Himalayan wilderness?

Live-in tents, sleeping bags, fleece liner, mattress, Kitchen tent, dining tent, snow traction spikes, Waste pouch, toilet tents. Any equipment involved in kitchen, utensils, etc. would be provided by HW, the the medical kit including basic first aid supplies would be carried by our mountain guide, last but not the least the rescue equipment such as a stretcher, oxygen cylinder, ropes, and all other technical gear would be provided by HW.

14. During the trek, how will I get drinkable water?

Drinkable water would be available on all treks and our team will provide you information on where and what the source is available for drinking. We request you to carry a thermal flask or a hydration pack as our team will not allow you to carry any plastic bottles on the mountains.

15. From the beginning to the end of the trek, what all cost has to be borne by me?

Please refer to our Cost inclusion and exclusion.

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