Bhrigu Lake Trek, Manali

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Trip Highlights

  • Trek to high altitude glacier lake, where the famous saint Maharishi Bhrigu sat in deep meditation, making it a scared place.

  • Experience the reflection of mountain ranges like Hanuman Tibba and Pir Panjal on the waters of the lake, looking like the clouds hanging beneath. 

  • Ascend on a trail full of grasslands and meadows that change colour as you gain altitude.

  • Enjoy the thrill of camping under a star-studded sky, enjoying evenings around a crackling bonfire, and sharing stories with fellow trekkers.

INR 5,299
INR 6,499
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What’s inside the package?
1 night stay in Manali
1 night stay in Bhrigu Lake
1 night stay in Rola Kholi
Trek from Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake
Trek Down from Bhrigu Lake to Kulang Village
Trek from Gulaba to Rola Kholi
Daily Breakfast
Expenses of a personal nature.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions

Know Before You Go

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Electricity will be available at the Manali campsite. However, there will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
  • Manali is the last point where you will get ATM. Please carry sufficient cash with you during the trekking session.
  • Base camp is around 2 km from Mall Road of Manali.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for Bhrigu trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the Bhrigu lake trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the Bhrigu trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the Bhrigu Lake trek package.

Additional Information

About the Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Bhrigu Lake is a high-altitude glacial lake, perched at a height of 14,100 ft, thus catering to a perfect place for some mind-blowing adventure and thrills. Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali is one of the most captivating short treks in the Himalayas and it greets you to witness high altitude alpine lake, the verdant meadows, and everything your heart has yearned for.

The mesmerizing lake has its own majestic beauty as it changes its colors with each passing season. In late summer, it changes its color to emerald green, and in summer it turns its beauty to

blue which is a fascinating sight for the eyes to behold.

This 4-day Bhrigu Lake trek takes you through unparalleled breathtaking views of Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, the outstretched Pir Panjal ranges which will soothe your senses and make you content with unbounded natural beauty.

Bhrigu Trek Quick Facts:

  • Bhrigu LakeTrek Distance: 26 km
  • Bhrigu LakeTrek Height:14,100 ft
  • Trekking Gradient: Steep ascent throughout the trail
  • Bhrigu Lake Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
  • Start Point/End Point of Trip: Old Manali
  • Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM (Day 1) and ends around 2:00 PM (Day 4).

Bhrigu Lake Trek Package Inclusions:

  • Stay: Dome tents on a shared basis
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
  • Highly Experienced Guide
  • Activities: Trekking & Camping

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport (Kullu-Manali Airport), approximately 50 kilometres away. From the airport, one can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Old Manali. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach there.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway Station, located about 166 kilometres away. You can reach Old Manali in 4 hours by taxi or bus. Alternatively, Chandigarh Railway Station is a major railhead at a distance of approximately 310 kilometres. From there you can reach Old Manali in 6 hours and 30 minutes. The major trains operating on this route are Kalka Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh SF Express, and Paschim SF Express.

By Bus: There are regular government (HRTC and UTC) and private bus services from major cities to Manali. The distance from Delhi to Manali is around 540 kilometres, and buses take approximately 14-16 hours. From the Manali Bus Stand, it is a short distance to Old Manali. You can hire local transportation or a taxi to reach the starting point of the trek.


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What is the best time to go for Bhrigu Lake Trek?

The best time to go on the Bhrigu Lake Trek is during the summer months of June to September. During this period, the weather is generally pleasant, with clear skies and moderate temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The trail provides breathtaking views of lush meadows and vibrant alpine flowers. Apart from the peak season, trekkers can go on the trek from September to October, as the trail is accessible and the weather is pleasant for trekking during these months.

What is the Bhrigu Lake trek cost?

The Bhrigu Lake trek costs around 5299 INR, per adult, for 4 days. This within the Bhrigu Lake trek price covers various amenities such as accommodation, local transport, permits, camping equipment, professional guides, and meals. It is advisable to check with Thrillophilia for specific inclusions and any additional costs that might apply to your trek package.

What is the Bhrigu Lake trek height?

The height of Bhrigu Lake is 14,100 ft. (4300 meters). It is seated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in India. The nearest village from which Bhrigu Lake trekking starts is Gulaba village that is located 6 kilometers away from it. Gulaba village is located east of the Manali-Rohtang pass which can be reached easily via cab or bus.

How many days are enough for the Bhrigu Lake trek?

The Bhrigu Lake trek itinerary typically takes around 4 to 5 days to complete. The trek starts from Gulaba, near Manali, and involves ascent to an altitude of about 14,000 feet. The duration to cover the trek may vary based on the trekking pace of trekkers and weather conditions in the region.

What will be the Bhrigu Lake temperature?

Trek April to May when it's quite comfortable (temperature ranges between 6 - 18°C) and the flowers like rhododendrons, orchid, primula are in full bloom. In May, however, there are chances of occasional showers and the sky remaining cloudy at times.

The second season is between October to November when the Bhrigu lake temperature ranges between 1 - 6°C, visibility is excellent and there may be occasional snowfall.

What are the inclusions of the Bhrigu Lake trek package?

Your Bhrigu Lake trek package includes meals, transport, activities, a professional guide, and accommodation services. At the camping site, you will be provided with a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, a permit to transmit through the forest, and support staff to make your trek easier for you.

Can Bhrigu Lake be done in one day?

Completing the Bhrigu Lake trek in Manali within one day is challenging, however, not impossible. This trek can be completed by experienced travelers in one day. One needs to cover a distance of 6 kilometres and climb to an elevation of 4,300 m. Although, it is suggested to plan for at least one overnight stay to fully appreciate the trek and its surroundings.

Where is Bhrigu lake situated?

Bhrigu lake is situated in kullu district, himachal pradesh and is located at an elevation of 4,300 m (14,100 ft) above sea level. The trek starts from Gulaba village which is approximately 24 km away from Manali.

What is the Bhrigu Lake Trek Distance?

The total trekking distance is 26 kilometers up and down. From Manali, you will be taken to Rumsu Base Camp and then the trek starts. On an average, you will need to trek around 5 hours every day throughout the trek.

Is Bhrigu Lake Trek difficult?

Yes, the Bhrigu Lake Trek is a moderately difficult trek and requires you to have an above-average level of fitness. Since you will be covering an array of 26 KM while traversing the rocky terrain, the route can become difficult for many. 

How is Bhrigu Lake trek weather?

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.

What kind of shoes I should have?

You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

What level of fitness is expected from me on this Bhrigu Lake Trekking?

Falling in the list of easy to moderately difficult, the Bhrigu Trek is considered to expect an average level of fitness from you. If you start a month early and continue your daily workout then you will easily cover most of the route. 

What things should I carry for the Bhrigu Lake trek?

You need to carry some important things while going on the Bhrigu Lake trek. 

1. Warm Clothing: You need to carry trek-friendly clothes for different temperatures. A waterproof jacket, pants, and thermal innerwear for cold nights are a must.

2. Footwear: Keep comfortable, waterproof trekking boots, and extra pairs of socks.

3. Gear and Equipment: Carry a backpack with rain cover, a sleeping bag suitable for sub-zero temperatures, trekking poles for support, and a headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

4. Food and Hydration: Carry high-energy snacks like nuts and energy bars, reusable water bottles, and water purification tablets during the trek.

5. First Aid and Personal Items: Keep basic first aid kit, medications, sunscreen, sunglasses, toiletries, and hygiene essentials.

6. Navigation and Communication: Keep the map, compass, fully charged mobile phone, and power bank.

Shelter and Comfort: Bring a tent (if camping) and a camping mat for insulation and comfort.

Is Bhrigu Lake Trek worth it?

Yes, the Bhrigu Lake Trek is worth it for its spectacular alpine scenery, views of snow-capped peaks, and lush meadows. This trek offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural significance. The journey to Bhrigu Lake provides a memorable experience to nature enthusiasts, and also to those seeking a spiritual connection with the Himalayas.

Is Bhrigu Lake trek good for solo travelers?

Yes, the Bhrigu Lake trek is a perfect pick for all solo travelers. On a trek of the moderate level, you start from an altitude of 8530 ft. of Gulaba to gain the topmost campsite of this trekker’s paradise i.e., 14,100 ft. The presence of the rich oak and cedar forest lining, enthralling carpeted alpine cover, gushing streams, fascinating lush green meadows, and meandering trails will keep you delighted throughout your trek.

Is it a good trek for first timer?

If you are physically fit and know the basics of trekking then it will be a good trek for you. The Bhrigu trek package requires you to cover a distance of around 26 KM via passing through some of the most thrilling terrains, therefore if you are a first-timer, you can only opt for it if you have proper levels of fitness. 

How long is Bhrigu Lake Trek?

The trek to Bhrigu Lake includes a distance of around 26 kilometres to be covered up.

On the first and second days, a distance of 5-6 kilometres is covered that stretched up to 10 kilometres on the next consecutive day. On making a booking with Thrillophilia, the trek cost comes right in your budget with all the facilities and expeditions included.

Why is Bhrigu Lake famous?

Situated at an elevation of around 4,300 meters, Bhrigu Lake is renowned for its panoramic beauty and mythological significance. Locally, it is known as the ‘Pool of God’. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and vibrant meadows, it attracts trekkers and thrill-lovers both. Additionally, the lake has cultural significance in local legends and myths, as it is believed that Sage Bhrigu meditated here. This combination of natural allure and mythological importance makes Bhrigu Lake a popular destination for trekking.

Does the Bhrigu Lake trek have snow in July?

On the Bhrigu Lake Trek, there will be no snow in the month of July. But, you may witness snow at the surrounding peaks and marvel at its pristine beauty. It is advisable to check current weather conditions and consult with trek organizers like Thrillophilia about the availability of snow in summer.

Can we do Bhrigu lake trek in December?

No, the month of December experiences heavy snowfall making it difficult for people to complete the trek safely. Therefore you should not be taking up this trek during this month. 

What all things I should carry for the Bhrigu Lake trek?

  • Woolen cap
  • Jackets & Wind-cheater
  • Socks(4 pairs)
  • Thermal wear (1-2 pairs)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Snow gloves/normal gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Sun-cream lotion
  • Personal medication
  • Raincoat
  • Torch and batteries
  • Rucksack
  • Glucon D.

What should I keep in mind before going trekking to Bhrigu Lake?

  • Always pack light so that you can take off some burden from your backs. 
  • Wear shoes that have proper grip and size, as you cannot take risks with this. 
  • Check for weather before going to save yourself from any unforeseen event. 
  • Check for your fitness level, you will be required to cover around 26 KM, therefore the level of fitness you have needs to be above average. 
  • Pack protein-rich snacks to satiate your hunger pangs. 

Which are the other best Himachal treks that we can book from Thrillophilia?

Here is the list of best treks in Himachal that you can book from Thrillophilia:

  1. Beas Kund Trek
  2. Prashar Lake Trek
  3. Churdhar Trek
  4. Pin Parvati Trek
  5. Buran Ghati Trek
  6. Shrikhand Mahadev Trek
  7. Bijli Mahadev trek