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I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service w...
Once in a lifetime kind of trek. I always wanted to go on a himalayan trek and what else can I dream of than Bhrigu Lake Trek? This was like a dream co...
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Bhrigu Lake trek is a real treat for nature lovers as well as adventure admirers since the lake at the great height would compel everyone to fall in love with it. The surroundings protect the lake are worth doing this trek no matter what. Yet another feather in the golden crown of Manali tourism is Bhrigu Lake trek which shows us the high altitude alpine meadows so beautifully and there is no other reason needed to pack your bags and head out to have the glimpses of such a nice serenity. But unless you trek to a height of around 12000 feet, these alpine meadows won’t be visible to you. Yes, that is the major attraction Bhrigu Lake trek has to forward to us.
Stumbling upon the vast green meadows immediately after a thick forest of rhododendron or oak is the finest part of every high altitude treks in the Himalayas and the drastic changes in the visuals we see before would enable us to spend ample time to relish and then indirectly force us to carry the beauty with us. One among such treks is Bhrigu Lake trek.
Temperature: Day: 13°C-18°C and Night: 0°C-7°C
Trekking Distance: 26km
Maximum Altitude: 14,000ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station, from Pathankot take a bus to Manali
Airport: Bhuntar Airport, 52 km away from Manali
Base Camp: Manali
ATM: Manali has a lot of ATMs.
Reporting and Acclimatization
Reach the Rumsu base camp and complete your registration process.
Enjoy a walk to Naggar town, and then trek back to Rumsu base camp.
The trek route from Naggar to Rumsu resort is very informative and interesting.
The trek covers many famous places like “Gowrishankar temple” 11th century old shiva temple, Tripura sundari temple, Naggar castle and Roerich art gallery.
Naggar's glory is reflected in many famous temples in the vicinity of Castle Fort. This old castle is a marvelous medieval building.
A further walk lead us to Tripura Sundari temple which is a beautiful example of Pahadi style Temples .
Later on one could also see Roerich Art Gallery on their way.
In the evening enjoy an orientation regarding the trek by the chief organizer which will be mainly about the ruck sack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about the trek route. Overnight stay at Rumsu.
Drive to Gulaba and trek to Rohlikohli.
Start the trek with a jeep ride from Rumsu for Gulaba. The jeep ride normally takes 3 hours.
Begin your trek for Rohlikohli camp site and ascend till Rohlikohli which will take around 5-6 hours.
There are two streams on the way to the camp site (Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah).
Rohli Kohli is a beautiful camp site and offers amazing views of Solang Valley.
Overnight stay in tents at Rohli Kohli Camp Site.
Trek to Bhrigu Lake
Start the trek early by 7 AM after breakfast, for Bhrigu Lake. It takes around 4 hours to reach to Bhrigu.
Enjoy a delicious packed lunch will be done at Bhigu Lake.
As per the myths, Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and used to take bath in the holy water.
Continue trekking for the descend to Rohlikohli camp site.
Overnight stay in tents at Rohlikohli camp site.
Descend to Gulaba and Departure from Manali
Start descending this morning for Gulaba.
The descend is easy and takes around 3-4 hours.
Departure from Manali bus stand at 5 PM.
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Rated : 5.0
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town. Our base camp was very good and tents and sleeping bags were of very good quality. Amazing part of the trek was jeep ride as it give us opportunity to see beautiful mountains and landscapes.
Rated : 5.0
Once in a lifetime kind of trek. I always wanted to go on a himalayan trek and what else can I dream of than Bhrigu Lake Trek? This was like a dream come true for me. The trek was well organized and co-trekkers were fun too.
Rated : 4.0
What I liked about this whole trek is the challenging routes and the jeep drive through some routes. It was not hard to climb the hills up yet demanding high energy. Every day we trekked around 5 hours average. Every place was showing us different images. I did not find any single place that was behind the expected level of beauty. Like the photographs of the Himalayas, Bhrigu Lake and the villages around it are well maintained and properly arranged. There were many groups who were camping when we reached the base points. I think all of them were coming through other agents and tour organizers. With our group, there was a tour guide and a cook and also one team manager. All of them were behaving so nicely with us. Unlike other Himalayan regions, Bhrigu Lake had something special I felt. May be the natural trails that led to the top. I don’t know exactly. It is a large lake with beautiful surroundings. It is located in a secluded region and heard that during winter, it will be covered by snow and that sight is the most interesting one too. But we went during June and there was rain also sometimes. But the trek was really exciting. We found a lot of cattle also grazing on the sideways of the lake. One shepherd was with those flocks. The green meadows and the large pine forests were adding so much charm to the whole region. The villages are small and the houses are also small. But all were beautifully constructed. The locals seemed to be very familiar with the tourists. They were involved in their daily activities. But near the lake only tourists were found. One or two shepherds too. Other than that local people were not there. I think, this is a beautiful trek that can be done with family and friends. I have gone with my family. Some portions might be difficult for kids and old people. Yet it is one of the must visit places in the Himalayas.
Rated : 4.0
Streams, temples, uneven roads, mountain peaks, lakes and what not; the natural sights on the way to Bhrigu Lake are beyond just beautiful. My trip to Bhrigu Lake was extremely splendid. It showed me the abundant nature. It is full of greenery all around and the fresh atmosphere kept me linked to it throughout my trip. I never imagined my Bhrigu Lake trip would be that awesome. The temple we visited during the trekking trip were the major ones in the area. A lot of people come there every day. The rituals are also slightly different from what I have seen until then. The trek was going through many different routes. We went through two three small stream as well as meadows. Bhrigu Lake is a real beauty. Its surroundings are also quite marvelous. I was extremely happy to be at the place. Strolled around for a long time. An awesome space for family picnic and all. There were a lot of people from foreign countries too. OMG, the place is so beautiful. I don’t have words to describe it. Camping was done at Rohlikohli. It was also good. Not much difficulties or problem arrived. Peaceful serenity except the noise of the night creatures. The lake was also silent. Moonlight was dim that day. But still the outside of the tent looked amazing. For a long trip to the Himalayas should include Bhrigu Lake as well since it is one of the best scenic places apt for nature photography.
Rated : 4.0
We went here for our honeymoon. Both of us being the daring and adventurous people, we enjoyed this awesome trek. There was a slight delay in the starting time of the trek, but otherwise, this was one of the best treks we both ever had together.
Rated : 4.0
I have never been to North India for a trek, but when I chose to go for the Bhrigu Lake Trek, I was more than happy. This was a very organized trek well handled by professionals. Everything was per promised and our guide was very helpful and approachable. May be food could have been more better.
Rated : 4.0
Guide was friendly, but we struggled so hard to find the pick-up point. We arrived to the spot just in nick of time. The pick-up point was almost 4 kms away from our place of stay, and as we don’t speak the language we found it tough.
Rated : 4.0
Interesting trek. Never been on a trek before, but this trek was interesting and fun. We loved it. This is good for both solo trekkers as well as people who want to trek as a group.
Rated : 4.0
we were planning a trek in some part of manali or a near by place ,after surfing the internet for hours we concluded to trek the Bhrigu Lake from manali it was a 4 day trek we had an amazing adventure and we had a blast to the core.the trek is not difficult but be prepared to face certain obstacles overall it an awesome trek.
Rated : 4.0
it was an awesome get way from the hectic city life we had an awesome trek up the hill , breathing the cool air and living the dream of awesomeness in mother natures arms.
When is the best time do Bhrigu Lake trek?
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.
What level of fitness is expected from me?
This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
What all things I should carry for the trek?
Woolen cap Jackets Wind-cheater Socks(4 pairs) Thermal wear(1-2 pairs) Trekking shoes Snow gloves/normal gloves Sun glasses/goggles Lunch box, water bottle, spoon Sun-cream lotion. Personal medication Raincoat Torch and batteries Ruck Sack bag Glucon D and Mycoderm powder
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 will be the facility of food and water during the Bhrigu Lake trek?
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on the last day, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?
Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.
Will there be mobile connectivity?
Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).
What will be the temparature on Bhrigu Lake trek?
Trek April to May when it's quite comfortable (temperature ranges between 6 - 12°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 temperature ranges between 1 - 6°C, visibility is excellent and there may be occasional snowfall.
Is it a good trek for first timer?
Yes, this trek is an easy trek. But a But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise.
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 is the difficulty level of Bhrigu Lake trek?
This is an easy trek, good for first timers as well.
How much do we have to trek each day?
We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.
Is it a safe trek for girls?
For girls, trekking is extremely safe. Vendorts have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.
When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?
Consuming alcohol during any trek to the high altitudes will be really dangerous to your body. Also, alcohol will make you dehydrate fast since it makes the pores in the body open and get the cold inside. We will recommend you to avoid drinking alcohol during Bhrigu Lake trek also. Mostly all the trekking agencies prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
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.
How do I get in shape?
Bhrigu Lake trek is an easy moderate one and but it needs better cardio vascular endurance. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly. Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.
What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshner will also be provided.
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