- The Bhrigu Lake, located at a height of 4270 m in the Himalayas, allows the trekkers to undertake one of India's prettiest grassland treks. This backpackers’ adventure presents one of the best trekking opportunities in Manali. The meadows and grasslands visible throughout the trek stretch out as far as the eye can see. Revel in the peace and the stunning vistas of the Dhauladhars all the way on this trek to Bhrigu Lake.
- The temperature at the lake varies as per the weather. The temperature during the days ranges from 13 degrees to 18 degrees. While during the nights, the temperature can sometimes drop down to 0 degrees as well! The best time to go for this magnificent Bhrigu Lake trek would depend upon your preference. Spring presents the vista of the lake surrounded by grasslands and blooming alpine flora, while the lake is surrounded by snow during the winters!
- During this brilliant trekking experience to Bhrigu Lake, you will experience the hospitality of the Himalayas during the night, as you stay in splendid campsites in the mighty mountains. Delve in the local culture and enjoy the stunning vistas from all the campsites!
- This trek starts at Manali. As a growing hotspot for tourists, Manali is highly connected by all modes of travel, whether it be by train, by bus, or by car. To reach Manali, you can take a bus from Delhi, which takes about 12 hours to reach. If you want to cut down on travel time, you can also take a flight to the Bhuntar airport, only 10 km away from Manali. You also have the option of reaching Manali by car, but the road can get slightly precarious, and the journey a bit long, though picturesque.
Basic information :
- Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
- Duration: 4 Days
- Max Altitude: 14,009 ft
- Base Camp: Manali
- Best time to visit: May to October
Trek type: Round trail. The trek starts and ends at Manali
- Day 01: From Manali drive to Gulaba and trek to Rola Koli camp
- Day 02: Rola Koli to Bhrigu Lake back to Rola Koli
- Day 03: Rola Koli to Gulaba and drive to Manali
Note: On Day 4, you’ll reach Manali between 2pm to 3pm. You can book your travel any time after 5 pm.
- Manali to Manali: 4499/-
- Delhi to Delhi: 5999/-
Note : Please keep a buffer day for your retrun journey .
- April: 15,16,22,24,26,28,29
- May; 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
- June 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18,24,25,26,
- July: Daily Departure
- August: Daily Departure
- September: Daily Departure
- October: Daily Departure
Day 1: From Manali Drive to Gulaba and Trek to Rola Kholi Camp
- Journey commences from Manali, on the Rohtang Pass Road toward the little hill nook hamlet of Gulaba. Three hill towns—Kolang, Palchan, and Kothi marks the way, and it gets more and more beautiful with pine forests as we go. Snow covered elevations surround the little locale picturesquely. Sweet grasslands washed over by the watercourse of Beas would make fantastic frames at Gulaba , only if the Rohtang transit crowd wasn’t there.
- We start for an altitude of 12,500 ft. spanning 6 km in 3-4 hours. It’s going to be steep, steep walk, so you need to go equipped with 2 liters water and little snack bites to unwind between the testing laps.
- For the first few miles we are still trailing under a forest cover and bathing in the shade of rustling conifers. You can easily spot oaks, cedar, and birches. It’s a beautiful sight to catch a glimpse of blue through these leaves.
- Walk on 20 minutes into the trek, and the forest has now ebbed behind, unfolding only rolling green meadows before. This is the shepherds’ zone where cattle grazers are brought from the local villages all through summer. You could find a few mud huts and camp poles lying here. Keep the meadow behind and start heading south. You will find the peak of Hanuman Tibba rising in sharp focus at this point and a little below, the Seven sisters Peaks. Lying somewhere far below is the green patch of Beas Kund valley.
- Next comes another slight jungle cover, passing which the trail falls on to the rugged meadows again. The thrill climaxes when the path gets narrower and steeper just before entering the grasslands of Rola Kholi. At about 15 to 20 minutes far from reaching the campsite, we pass two nallahs or small streams which are also our water sources. Our camp is set near chor nallah at the Rola Kholi campsite.
- This night is the night of wonder under a sky breaking into a zillion stars!
Day 2: Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake back to Rola Kholi
- Today’s is an out and out landscape change from all of what we have experienced in the days before! Starting off way early in the morn we traverse a distance of 10 kilometers in approx 7-8 hours on a steep and massively stony path. The verdant meadows of the last two days feel like a dream but this landscape is no less captivating, and gets all the more refreshing in the cool mountain climate.
- Till June, you can expect this course post Rola Khuli to be covered in snow. From mid-July on, the gradients of brown, green, and white gets prominent as the snow melts off. On the last leg of the trail, it’s highly advisable to go slow and not hurry at all as the path is ridden with scree and slippery boulders.
- The alpine lake becomes visible between the two ridges that we reach at the end of the last boulder-bound lap. Be it high winters or the beginning of summer, the lake is never entirely frozen. This is an incidence attributed to the power of Sage Bhrigu of the ancient myths to whom this lake is named.
- From the high belt surrounding the lake, you can catch a istant glimpse of the Solang Valley nestling far away and on a clear day, the sky lights up with the splendid peaks of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar range.
Day 3: Rola Kholi to Gulaba drive to Manali
- Today we trek back the same treaded path through the delicious green meadows in one long sweep to Gulaba which will take approx 2 to 3 hours, and back from there to Manali by car, we will reach Manali in between 2 to 3 pm.
- Note: There is an alternate return route to Manali via Vashisht and Pandu Ropa from the Bhrigu Lake site, but we find this path more relaxing and sustainable for a soothing green trek.
- Accommodation. (Camping)
- Meals while on trek
- Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
- All necessary permits and entry fees.
- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
- Transport from Manali to Manali
- Personal expenses.
- Any Airfare / Rail fare.
- Other meals not mentioned in package inclusions
- Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
- Additional accommodation.
- Extra luggage.
- Applicable GST
- Charges apply to all exclusive activities.
Things to carry :
- Medical Certificate
- Govt id card with name and address
- Self-declared form
- Backpack (40-60 liters)
- Trekking shoes: No sports shoes. The shoes need to have soles with good grip and ankle support.
- Socks (3 pairs): 2 pairs of cotton (for trekking) + 1 woolen pair (used only for sleeping)Sandals/Slippers for walking around
- Trek pants (2) including the one you are wearing.
- Collared t-shirts (3 including the one you are wearing)
- Preferably light, full sleeve t-shirts.
- Thick jacket: Carry 1 hollow full sleeve windproof jacket/down jacket.
- Thermal inners: 1 pair of lightweight, upper and lower (optional)
- Raincoat/poncho: (Mandatory as it can rain anytime in the mountains)
- Woolen cap/ Balaclava: (Must protect ears)
- Hand gloves: (Ensure that the gloves are warm and waterproof.)
- Sunglasses: Any dark color but blue. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.
- (Sunscreen - SPF 40+, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm/chapstick, small soap, toilet paper, wet tissue)
- Headlamp/LED torch(Mandatory)
- Camera: Carry all accessories - spare batteries, charger, etc.
- Water bottles: 2 bottles, 1 Litre each.
- Trekking pole: Trekking pole is mandatory. You can also rent a wooden stick from Gaurikund.
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
Personal Medical Kit
- Mandatory. All these things need to go into one backpack. So make sure they are all light and you carry as less as possible.
Health & Safety
- Before starting the trek, calculate your BMI (Ideal BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9)
- Health and Safety checks mentioned below should be made before getting prepared for the trek
- A balanced mind and body is the first thing that should be given importance before taking off because this is what will bring out the best of you in every condition.
- Your body should be fit enough to cover the entire trek with the backpacks on your back along with your body weight. That is why proper stamina and strength are needed. Also because trekking is done in uneven multi terrains and not on smooth paths. So in order to gain leg strength, perform simple squats.
- Flexibility is very important when it comes to trekking. Good flexibility will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing, etc. Attain flexibility by simply stretching or doing yoga.
- As the Himalayan treks are basically ascending and descending the slopes, you will need a proper transmission of Oxygen from the lungs and heart to the body muscles. For this, trekkers should have good cardiovascular endurance that can be gained by doing cardio exercises like running, swimming, cycling, etc.
Payment Details :
UPI ID: 7387523876@upi
Net banking :
- Name- RAJBALA YADAV
Bank name - HDFC BANK
ACC No.- 50100308491863
IFSC code- HDFC0002501
- Name- NITIN YADAV
Bank name - PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
ACC No.- 0530001500002688
IFSC code- PUNB0053000
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- If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
- In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
- For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard-earned money.
- Seats will be reserved only after full payment.
- Fees paid are non-refundable but transferable on the same event.
- A complete schedule of the trek will be given later to registered participants
- Organizers have all the right to modify or change the schedule in case
- Organizers hold the right to cancel any event and refund with prior notice.
- We strictly follow a no alcohol, no drugs, and no litter policy.
The tour is weather-based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last-minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.
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