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About the Bhrigu Lake Trek:
- Embark on this exciting 4 days 3 nights trekking expedition and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region. Start your tour after reaching the Ramsu base camp and complete the registration process. Stroll out in the paths of Naggar and then trek back to the camp. Explore the famous Gowrishankar temple, Tripura Sundari Temple with its Pahadi style and the Roerich art gallery. In the evening get briefed by the guide about the trek for the next day. Enjoy a jeep ride for around 3 hours from Rumsu to Gulaba before you start your trek for Rohlikohli campsite. Trek through the two stream for 5-6 hours and reach your campsite which offers amazing views of Solang Valley.
Next start trekking at around 07:00 AM for the Bhrigu lake after a delicious breakfast, this trek will take around 4 hours. Marvel at the sight of the amazing Brigu lake and then descend to the Rohlikohli campsite. Continue trekking for the Gulaba and trek for around 3-4 hours. Reach the Manali bus stand and depart at around 05:00 PM.
About the destination:
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 to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 : 4.0
Wao it was an awesome trekking expedition with my family, though short holiday type buy enjoyable. The trails are easy and camping can be done in Pandu Ropa and Rola Kholi. There are large green feilds which gets covered with snow in winters.This lake actually lies between two mountainous peaks near Rohtaang pass. The kullu valley is home to beautiful old village and natures beauty. In this trip you will also see the apple orchads, finally trek ends in vashist.
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
Bhrigu Lake Trek is something that can be taken either over a weekend or over 4-5 days. We opted to take this trek over a weekend as it was a summer trek for us. It was interesting to take it. The Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the very few worthy lake treks available in our country. It was quite an interesting and a marvellous trek to take. We had a great time.
Rated : 4.0
We had a great trip to bhrigu lake and the presence of friends made it even more memorable. Journey begins from Manali and this lake falls between Manali to Rohtaang pass, about 14 kilometers from gulaba. And gulaba is readched after crossing palchan, kothi and kolang. Trekking suits everyone since it is easy and short trek, sight seeing is the biggest merit of the trip. The green grounds are available too for your camping needs. While reaching Bhrigu lake trek you will encounter many dhabas. over all it was a fantastic option.
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
It was a fantastic trekking experience... we enjoyed to our fullest. The bhrigu lake has many religious importance also and the blu color lake looks so beautiful. Talking about trekking then it is best suited for beginners and family trekking can also be considered here. The Rohtang pass is near the lake moreover you can also spot other glacial lake in the kullu valley. Trekking on such high peaks feels like an acheivement, it is almost 12000 feet . The half snow covered peaks seems perfect for the adventure. we had set up our camps on flat grounds of rola kholi. Each morning we saw the best sunrise ever. so overall it was just awesome.
Rated : 4.0
it is a short 3-4 days trekking on the beautiful mountainous trails of the himalays. It is just awesome to see the beautiful blue color lake in sunny day, it shines like pearls. Even the mountains looks awesome as if have wore a snow monkey cap... you can spot these snow covered peaks on the second day of trekking. in winters the top surface of the lake frozes and looks like small patches of islands of snow. The lake is of oval shape and its very large. Rola kholi campinv turn outs to be a perfect campsite.
Rated : 4.0
Bhrigu was a saint and according to hindu mythology he was among the saptrishis, and this lake has certain connections with him. Bhrigu lake isa much favoured tourists destination. Trekkers love this site since the trekking trails are quite favourable. It was agreat opportunity for us that we visited this bhrigu lake as our summer holiday. The three days visit became memorable. Sightseeing, camping and trekking was all excellent.
When is the best time do Bhrigu Lake trek?
Starting from Mid May, till the month of September, 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 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.
Is it a good trek for first timer?
Yes, this trek is an easy trek. 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 to moderate 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. It will be 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.
Are porters available for this trek?
Porters and mules are available at the Bhrigu Lake trek. However, it is advisable to not carry heavy luggage along with you as you may face difficulty while trekking at high altitude. You may carry the bare necessities which will help you during your trek as well as make your hike enjoyable.
What should I keep in mind before going for trekking to Bhrigu Lake?
Although Bhrigu Lake trek is an easy trek and favorable for first-timers, it is advisable to prepare well and indulge in some exercises before planning this trek to make your hike enjoyable and easy. You may indulge in simple activities like jogging, skipping, squatting, etc. to make yourself fit for the trek. You can plan the trek any time of the year between August and June. Do not forget to carry a few medications ready for common ailments like diarrhoea or nausea. Before you set off for the trek, make sure you have sported trekking shoes, which will provide comfort and ease in hiking. Carry other necessary items like wind-cheater, thermal wear, snow, and normal gloves, sunscreen lotion, rucksack, a medication kit, raincoat, torch and batteries along with you during the trek.
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