Bhrigu Lake Trek from Manali
Located at a height of 4,300 meters (14,100 feet), Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude Himalayan lake in Himachal Pradesh near Manali. Located east of Rohtang Pass, the trail to Bhrigu Lake passes through virgin lush green forests and meadows. Bhrigu Lake trek offers an amazing view of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges along with those of Kullu and Solang valleys. During the three day trek to the Bhrigu Lake, one will pass through the picturesque Solang valley and beautiful parts of Manali.
Bhrigu Lake Trek Highlights:
- Go on an unforgettable trekking experience to an alpine lake that attracts thousands of trekkers every year.
- Trek through scenic meadows and forest with amazing views of snow-capped Himalayas
- An adventure trip to a high altitude alpine lake via relatively easy trek route
- Enjoy camp stay, experience bonfire at night and relax in the peace and serenity of the mountains
Why Choose This Bhrigu Lake Trek?
- Manali to Manali: This Bhrigu Lake trek starts and ends in Manali
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Bhrigu Lake Trek Overview
The Bhrigu meadows change in colour, shape and texture as one ascends, only intensifying the whole experience. Temperatures in summers are optimal for this trek and weather is not usually a problem. Brighu Lake is not very deep and freezes in winter months. Even in summers till June, the area around the lake has some snow. The Bhrigu Lake is said to be sacred as it is believed that long ago a sage used to meditate near the lake. The locals here believe that this is why the lake never freezes completely. If you are looking for trekking in Manali, then this is a great option and not a very tough trek.
From Bhrigu Lake you get a stunning view of high Himalayan peaks such as Deo Tibba, Indraasan, Hanuman Tibba, and Friendship Peak.
Bhrigu Lake Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Report in Manali at 9 AM and be Driven from Manali to Kulang and Trek from Kulang to Moridugh | 7 KM - 5 hours trek
- Start your journey by reporting at Manali Bus Stand by 9 am from where a taxi will take you to the starting point of the trek at Kulang.
- It’s a 45-minute drive which further goes to Rohtang Pass. From Kulang it's a 3-4 hour trek to the campsite. The guide will with you leading the way.
- On your arrival at camp, you are welcomed with a hot lunch. Mori Dugh is a scenic campsite giving excellent protection from winds.
- In the evening free time or you can take a walk around the campsite to explore the spot and acclimatize better.
Day 2: Trek from Moridugh to Bhrigu Lake (14,000 ft.) and back to Moridurg | 14 km Trek - 8 hours
- On the second day, you have a long trek ahead of you so starting early is advisable. You will leave after breakfast with your packed lunches and start your trek towards the lake as the trail passes green meadows.
- Even in the summer months of April, May and early June these meadows are snow-covered. Near the lake, the path is through boulders and loose rocks.
- By mid-June lake is surrounded by lush green grass and flowers which makes it a captivating site.
- After spending considerable time at the lake we return to Moridugh where you camp for the night.
Day 3: Trek from Moridurg to Vashisht and Drive back to Manali | 7 km - 5-hour trek - 1 hour Drive
- On your final morning, you start a downhill trek to Vashisht village. Vashisht is famous for its hot water spring.
- You can take a dip in hot sulphur water here. You are expected to reach Manali by 3-4 pm.
- All Meals (Vegetarian Food) from lunch on arrival day to lunch on departure day
- Tented accommodation in alpine tents: Twin/Triple sharing tents
- Sleeping bags, Foam trekking mattresses and toilet tents
- High Altitude Trekking Guide
- Kitchen Staff with kitchen tent and all other necessary items of kitchen
- Pick-up in taxi from Manali (Hotel/ Bus Stand) to Trek start point Kulang on Day 1
- Drop in taxi from trek end point Vashisht to Hotel/Bus Stand in Manali on Day 3
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Bhrigu Lake Trek is usually open from April end to October. You can find snow around the lake in months of May, June and possibly late October. Best time to do Bhrigu Lake trek would be months of May, early June and September.
Bhrigu Lake Trek is a good option for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For first time trekkers it is a little challenging but still a great introduction to trekking. Bhrigu Lake Trek is a good weekend trek for experienced trekkers who would love the amazing views on this trek.
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The total trekking distance covered during the 3 day Bhrigu Lake Trek is about 28 kilometers. The start point of the trek is Kulang and ends at Vashisht.
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