Why This Trek?

Bhrigu Lake is a 3 day trek in Manali, starts from 14 Mor just above Gulaba Check Post is a beautiful short but a high altitude moderate trek, the trek takes you from the tree line to High Altitude Meadows. Some 25 Kms ahead of Manali offers beautiful views of Dhauladhar Ranges, Kullu valley and PirPanjal Ranges. Famous peaks visible include Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Chettidhar and Laddaki Peak.

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 14,100 ft..

  •  BASE CAMP : Gulaba

  • DURATION : 3 Days 2 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : April- Mid October.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 5,850

Trek Cost: Rs 5850 + 9% Service Tax

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Bhrigu Lake is a 3 day trek in Manali, starts from 14 Mor just above Gulaba Check Post is a beautiful short but a high altitude moderate trek, the trek takes you from the tree line to High Altitude Meadows. Some 25 Kms ahead of Manali offers beautiful views of Dhauladhar Ranges, Kullu valley and PirPanjal Ranges. Famous peaks visible include Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Chettidhar and Laddaki Peak.

Places Covered: Manali – Gulaba – Bhrigu Lake – Vashisht.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in double/triple sharing in Tents.
  • Vegetarian Meals while on trek
  • Transport to and from trek starting and ending points
  • First Aid and Medical Kits
  • Permits
  • Certified and Experienced Trek Leaders and Guides
  • Experienced Support Staff

Exclusions:

  • Any Deviation or Change in Itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal Gear like Trekking poles, Gloves, Jackets, Shoes, Etc.

Here's a short itinerary of Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Day 1: Manali – Gulaba – Rao Ki Kholi.
Day 2: RaokiKholi – Bhrigu Lake – PanduRopa.
Day 3: PanduRopa – Vashisht – Manali.

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 1: Manali – Gulaba – Rao Ki Kholi (1:30 Hour Drive, 6 Kms Trek 5 to 6 Hours).

We meet at the SBI ATM next to Govt. ISBT on The Mall Road Manali at 9 Am, where our transport will take us to the trek starting point at Gulaba the starting point for Bhrigu Lake Trek. The trail follows open meadows lined by Oak and Pine trees on each side with small patches covered by trees. We ascend steeply till the shephard’s hut and there after a gradual and more or less level trail leads us to our camp site at Rao Ki Kholi. Overnight stay in Tents in RaokiKholi.

Day 2: RaokiKholi – Bhrigu Lake – PanduRopa (6 Kms Trek, 5 to 6 Hours).

After an early breakfast we start from the campsite towards the Bhrigu Lake, the trail ascends steeply to reach a ridge from where we follow a trail more or less level to a boulder zone which ascends steeply towards the lake. After spending sometime at the lake we descend towards the PanduRopa Camp site. Overnight in Tents.

Day 3: PanduRopa – Vashisht – Manali.

After breakfast, we head towards Vashisht, we cross a meadow towards a ridge before we embark a steep descend towards Vashisht. Upon reaching Vashisht we drive back to Manali.
Trip Ends upon reaching Manali.

Fitness requirements for Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Basic fitness is a must for all trekkers (First timers as well as experienced) the effects of High Altitude can be experienced from 7000 Feet above sea level. As we gain altitude the atmosphere thins and availability of Oxygen in the air drops.  However a gradual ascent along with proper precautions makes it easier for human body to acclimatize to High Altitude.

Bhrigu Lake is at an approximate height of 14000 Feet AMSL it is a moderate trek and is suitable for first time trekkers as its only 3 days in duration.

 Experience: Suitable for first time trekkers.

Fitness required for Bhrigu Lake Trek: The trail is more or less laid out path, with few steep ascents and descents , with availability of water is more or less frequent. But not to face last minute upsets we advise to keep certain things in mind. We plan our itineraries in a way that our trekkers will have to walk 8 to 9 Kms and approximately 6 to 8 Hours a day. Which means approximately 1.5 Kms in an hour. However given the terrain and the altitude its considered to be equivalent of 3 Km in 1 hours in Plains.

If you can run or cover 3 Km in 1 Hour you are fairly fit for the trek, however we have a 3 week schedule that can be followed to prepare your body for the trek:

Training Schedule:

Stretch your arms and legs following some basic stretching exercises before your training everyday.

A Month Before The Trek: The curriculum should follow a 10 Minute Brisk walk, 10 Minutes Jog and 10 Minutes Brisk walk to end the session. Follow this for a week

3 Weeks Before the Trek: We go one notch up and start 5 Minutes Brisk walk, 15 to 20 Minutes of Jog and  Minutes of easy walk to end the session. Follow this for one week.

2 Weeks Before the Trek: Repeat the schedule followed in the previous week

1 Week Before the Trek: Brisk Walk for 5 Minutes and 25 Minutes of Jog, after the Jog cool down your body. Follow this regime till the beginning of the trek.

List of Things to Carry for the Trek:

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
One Heavy Jacket
Floaters or Sandals
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Lip Balm
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Light towel
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Gloves
Trekking Pole
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

FAQ

What is Bhrigu Lake Trek?

Bhrigu Lake is a serene high altitude lake,it is a high altitude moderate trek. Lies in the District of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh of North India this trek is mostly done pre and post monsoon season.

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

Months of May, June pre monsoon & September, October Post Monsoon are the best time to do Bhrigu Lake Trek.

How difficult is the Bhrigu Lake Trek?

Good physical fitness is must for all treks and so it is for this trek, doing regular walks and jogging for 25 Minutes every day is recommended, please check the fitness section for more information on the same, Bhrigu Lake is considered to be a High Altitude and an easy to moderate trek.

What are the temperatures during the Bhrigu Lake Trek?

The day time temperatures are pleasant and can be upto 20 Degrees however in mornings and evenings single digit temperatures can be expected and it might drop below zero in the nights.

How much we have to Trek Each day?

The itineraries are designed in a way that we cover 9 to 10 Kms in a day and walk for about 6 to 7 Hours is the average time taken by a trekker to cover this distance, enabling us to reach the camp site by lunch time.

What Medicines should I carry for the trek?

 

Tablets:
Digene – 10 tablets
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Avomine – 4 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Cotton – 1 small roll
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Betadine cream
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Moov spray

ORS – 5 packets

Is Diamox advisable?

Diamox is a medicine which is helps in acclimatization, but it also has certain side effects not recommended to people allergic to Sulpha Class of medicines, we advise otherwise and instruct all trekkers to consult a physician before taking any such medicine.

Who will lead and who all will go with us?

All our treks are accompanied by certified and experienced Trek leaders, following the principal of sustainable tourism we source our local teams from neighbouring villages who also are familiar with the region, along with the trek leader our support staff consists of Cooks, Helpers, Mules and Local Guides, the size of the team depends on the group size.

How Big are the trekking groups?

Our Group size seldom crosses 15 Pax, we ensure that we keep the group sizes below the said number as it’s the best way to enjoy the trek and have better team bonding among the trekkers.

What is the minimum number of trekkers required for Fixed Departures?

If you have booked on a date of one of our fixed departure. We ensure that the trek goes on even if there is only one person who has booked a trek. Our fixed departures are our promise to our customers and taking a loss in fulfilling the same is something  we are willing to bare to ensure customer satisfaction.

I am the Only Girl on the trek, is it Safe?

Mountains are safer in these terms compared to Plains, people are always helpful and respectful. However we try and maintain a ratio of 2:1 on all treks and its ensured solo female trekkers either share tents with other solo female trekkers or are provided a separate tent.

What things we need to carry for the trek?

Kindly refer to things to carry section for more information.

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?

We recommend to carry what is needed while on the trek and leave excess stuff behind, in case you want to offload your bags we provide that option to all trekkers, the charges for the same are Rs 250/- Per Bag Per Day with a weight limit of 9 Kgs or Less.

Which type of Shoes should I Buy?

Good trekking shoes are recommended for all treks, read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How Many Trekkers will be in One Tent?

Tents provided are 3+1 which comfortably accommodates 2-3 trekkers.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?

This trek can be done by the first time trekkers who want to familiarize themselves with High Altitude treks. However Bhrigu Lake Trek will need basic fitness level both physically and mentally.  However to achieve the recommended level of fitness please refer to our article “How to Prepare for a High Altitude Trek”.

What is there in food menu during the trek?

Vegetarian meals are provided all three times during the trek, Vegetarian food is recommended as it is easy to digest vegetarian food in high altitudes, we provide Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner.

Is Water of Trek Safe?

The water found in Himalayan streams is generally safe to drink, and you have plenty of them when you are trekking Himalayas, your trek leaders/local guides know where to fill your water bottles, in case you are still unsure about drinking the water we recommend you carry your own purifying pills.

Can we change the itinerary?

Our operations/treks take us to remote regions with more or less zero connectivity and extreme conditions, right next to harshest elements that nature can throw at us. There are possibilities of unforeseen circumstances which may forces us to change the itinerary. In such cases your trek leader will inform you about the change in plan and best available options similar to existing itinerary. In these events Renok Adventures LLP reserves right to change the itinerary which can be due to various different factors.  Any additional cost which is incurred due to these changes will be borne by the trekkers and the same will be communicated to the trekkers beforehand.

What Type of Vehicles are used for Transportation?

Depending on the group size the transport vehicles are determined and can be anything from a Sumo, Xylo or similar vehicles and in certain case tempo travellers.

What do we do if we encounter a medical emergency?

We have certified and experienced trek leaders who have loads of experience in dealing with illness at high altitude. Our teams are experienced in handling such situations. However we carry a basic medical kit along with oxygen cylinders with us for situations of emergency and our first objective is to rescue the trekker to the road head and the cost for the same is to be incurred by the trekker. In addition to this it’s a trekkers responsibility to get our medical fitness certificate filled and duly attested by a certified physician indicating that you are medically fit for the trek.

Can you customize Bhrigu Lake Trek?

Yes you have an option of always customizing the trek, the cost for the same is decided as per the number of pax in your personal group, trek style and region where the trek will be conducted.

What if the trek is cancelled last minute due to ‘force majeure’?

In such events we provide you an alternate trek option of similar value depending upon weather conditions if the trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. As all our arrangements are prepaid and pre planed.  In case of non-completion of trek for any reason whatsoever, there will be no refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting to Bhrigu Lake:

The trek starts from famous tourist town of Manali below are the details:

Manali:

The base or starting point for Bhrigu Lake Trek is Manali, we keep an easily reachable land mark as the assembly point for the trekkers which in this case if SBI ATM Next to Govt. ISBT The Mall Manali. Assembly time is 9:00 Am  and the entire drive to trek starting point is around 1 Hour

How to reach Manali (Bus)

Manali being a famous tourist town has regular Volvo/Deluxe Bus service plying from Delhi, these buses leave from Cashemere Gate ISBT in New Delhi and are operated by both Govt. and Private Operators, the journey is around 12 to 14 Hours.

How to reach Manali (Air)

Bhuntar is the nearest airport to Manali, which is connected by air from Delhi. Please check the availability of the same with online Air Ticket Selling Companies like Make My Trip, Go Ibibo etc.

AVAILABLE DATES

May

6,13,20,27

3,10,17,24

1,8,15,22,29

5,12,19,26

2,9,16,23,30

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Here’s a short itinerary of Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Day 1: Manali – Gulaba – Rao Ki Kholi.
Day 2: RaokiKholi – Bhrigu Lake – PanduRopa.
Day 3: PanduRopa – Vashisht – Manali.

Facilities

Accommodation
Meals
Permits
First Aid
Guide & Support
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