Bhrigu Lake Trek
Bhrigu Lake , kullu
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Bhrigu Lake Trek is a trek to a sacred lake situated at an altitude of 4300 meters in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is oval-shaped and lies near Rohtang pass in Manali. The lake got its name from a sage named Bhrigu
According to locals, the sage Bhrigu used to meditate near the lake and that is why the lake became sacred. The Bhrigu Lake trek begins from a point called Chaudda Morh, which is around 20 km from Manali. The trek passes through virgin forests, large meadows, mountain ridges and finally one gets to see the Bhrigu lake
Bhrigu Lake Trek last for about three days starting from Manali. It’s a high altitude lake located at an ambitious height of 14,100fts. The history of Bhrigu Lake Trek is quite amazing. It is said that Brahma’s son, Maharishi Bhrigu, used to meditate near this lake thousands of years ago. Thus, the pristine lake is named after him.
The itinerary for the Bhrigu Lake Trek includes going to Rola Kholi. From here, you’ll move on to Gulaba. This village has beautiful snow. This trail passes through lush, green meadows and virgin forests. These open into the campsite of Rola Kholi that is absolutely beautiful.
Rola Kohli is situated at the base of the lake and is the Advance Base Camp of the trek. Night camping here provides an amazing experience. It is a heavenly destination for photographers as the night sky lights up with thousands of stars. Nature enthusiasts will certainly enjoy this peaceful view
Tourism of Bhrigu Lake is blossoming due to the scenic images. While trekking on the trail, you’ll get to witness Seven Sisters peaks and Hanuman Tibba. Along with this, the Deo Tibba is also seen. You’ll also get to travel uphill to the lake
Interesting facts about the Bhrigu Lake is that the oval-shaped lake is said to change colors with new seasons and can sometimes be found frozen. However, locals believe that due to the lake’s sacred nature, it never freezes completely. To add on, it is held sacred to the Rishi Bhrigu, a great saint in our history
The view of the environment around the lakh is a sight for sore eyes. The cherry on top is that due to the height, it’ll feel as if the clouds are floating around you. Best time to visit Bhrigu Lake Trek? It’s recommended to visit from Mid-May to October. However, the ideal time would be before June or after July
This is because June and July tend to be the monsoon months and thus, landslides and other calamities are much more probable to occur. The weather of Bhrigu Lake Trek is much more pleasant and workable without these landslides
What’s the best way to reach Bhrigu Lake? If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport is Bhuntar airport at Kullu. Flights from Delhi regularly fly to Kullu. From there, taxis and buses can be arranged to reach Manali
If you wish to travel by train, the nearest station to Manali is at Chandigarh. From there, buses and taxis can be arranged once again. After this, a taxi will take you up to Gulaba and finally reach the starting point for Bhrigu Lake Trek.
If these two options don’t seem appealing to you, you can always make a road trip out of it. There are plenty of buses that go from Delhi to Manali. You can also take a bus from Chandigarh as well. Once you reach Manali, you can carpool or hire a private taxi to reach Gulaba
The Bhrigu Lake Trek is classified under the category of ‘easy-moderate difficulty’. As the trek can be quite demanding due to its high altitudes, one must train well. If you do plan on going for the trek, focus on strength training and cardiovascular training as well.
The reasons you need to check the Bhrigu Lake Trek in 2021 are far more than many. But, if you still have doubts then let us clear them up while you are on the Bhrigu Lake Trek with JustWravel.
The group will assemble at the pick-up point by 9:00 AM where a briefing session by the trek leader sharing all the necessary details about the trek would be provided. After which, we'll drive off towards Kulang which is the base camp for the Bhrigu Lake Trek
After relaxing for a while, we will start our trek to Moridugh. After walking on flat stretches of land for a while, green meadows and oak forests will start beckoning your closer. Although the trail is a bit steep, it won't test your endurance much and all along you'll be surrounded by nature
We'll reach the campsite in 4-5 hours and by then dusk will start to fall. Spend the rest of time at leisure soaking in the beautiful views
Dinner followed by overnight stay in camps in Moridugh
After early morning breakfast, we'll start our trek to Bhrigu Lake. Nestled at an altitude of 14,100 ft, the lake is named after Rishi Bhrigu, one of the seven great sages in Hinduism
The entire trail consists of green meadows that make you feel as if you're in the middle of paradise. Once you reach the area nestled close to the lake, the terrain starts to get rocky. Soon the Bhrigu Lake with Deo Tibba peaks, Indraasan, Hanuman Tibba, and Friendship Peak in the backdrop will come into view
We'll spend some time at leisure near Bhrigu Lake, experiencing at the marvels of nature before heading back to Moridugh.
Spend your night under the starry skies, followed by Dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Post breakfast, we will check out of our campsite and start trekking down towards Kulang. Traverse through the same trails and relish in the beauty of nature before bidding it goodbye
It'd take us around 4-5 hours to reach Kulang and then we'll drive towards Manali where the group will disband with fond memories
End of Bhrigu Lake Trek.
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Accommodation: 2 Nights accommodation in a tent on a Triple sharing basis.
Transportation: Surface transfer from Manali - Kulang - Manali by Sumo / Bolero.( Depends on the number of travelers).
Meals: All Meals AP from(Breakfast+ Lunch + Dinner, starting from Day 01 Lunch till Day 03 Breakfast) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.
Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Sitting Stools.
Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.
Permits: All necessary fees and permits.
Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.
Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.
Guide ratio: 1:10
Any expenses of personal nature.
Meals during transit.
Insurance of any kind.
Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).
Unscheduled delay due to a landslide.
Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.
Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
THINGS TO CARRY
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover): It is important that you pick a good quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that won’t give you shoulder pain. You can check out your nearest Decathlon store for a good trekking backpack.
Day backpack (20 – 30 Ltrs): When you head towards the summit, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one on the campsite.
Floaters or Sandals: Although the entire trek requires a good quality shoe, you still need to let your feet breathe to avoid chafing and blisters. When you are at the camp, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.
Trekking Shoes: A good trekking shoe is one that is comfortable, provides ankle support and has a good grip as well. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead they should be lightweight and sturdy.
3 Quick Dry Tees: It’s important that you keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.
2 Track Pants: A good pair of track pants made of polyester will let your skin breathe. They’re lightweight, dry easily and are comfortable to walk around in. You can easily avoid chafing and rashes by investing in a good pair of track pants.
3 Pair of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.
1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.
1 Poncho: A poncho is basically an evolved form of a rain coat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from rains.
1 Heavy Jacket: It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry a heavy jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.
1 Pair of Thermal: Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when going on a high altitude trek.
Quick-dry towel: A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It’s necessary that it dries quickly because wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.
Windproof Jacket: As you ascend towards high altitude, you get hit by chilly winds and a windbreaker jacket is designed to resist them. They are lightweight and are made of synthetic fibers.
Woolen Cap: A woolen cap will help prevent cold when you ascend to high altitude. You can also cover your ears to avoid any pain and discomfort you might face in them when going on high altitudes.
Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands and also provide better grasp on trekking poles.
Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.
1 Scarf or Balaclava: Along with sun rays and chilly winds, you also get hit by dirt and grime during treks which is why it's important to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when needed.
Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.
Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+): In order to avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.
Antibacterial powder: To avoid rashes that develop from bacterial infestation in your armpits and other parts of your body.
Water Bottle 1 Lt.: Hydration is extremely important when it comes to trekking. To carry a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.
Headlamp or torch: You can’t rely on moonlight when you are in the mountains. A torch or even a headlamp with a fresh pair of batteries is always a good idea to bring along.
Bag for all your Toiletries: A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.
Personal Basic Medical Kit: A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable when you are on a trek so carrying a medical kit with bandages, dettol etc is necessary.
Dark Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses): Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti glare shades depending upon the exposure of the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip on glasses etc.
Trekking Pole: Trekking pole assists in more than one way. It saves energy while also providing stability and helps you to maintain proper balance.
Extra Polythene: In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in a polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter in the mountains.
Camera: This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all great moments from your trek.. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Policy and Terms
No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp message. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.
Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date (Booking amount is non-refundable)
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 44 days to 30 days of the Departure Date then only 10% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 29 Days to 20 Days of the Departure Date then only 25% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 19 Days to 10 Days of the Departure Date then only 50% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 10 Days to 06 Days of the Departure Date then only 75% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
If you're canceling the trip and opting for a refund within 06 Days from the Departure Date then 100% of the total trip cost (calculated after subtracting the booking amount) along with the booking amount (non-refundable) will be charged as a cancellation fee and remaining sum would be refunded.
You are not applicable for a refund if you fail to show up on the day of departure under the given timeline that has been provided to you beforehand.
There would be no refund provided in case there occur some problems due to government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances. On the occasion of any such happenings, we have a backup plan ready most of the time and we'll be moving onto that. There are times when we would have to cancel some activities mentioned in the itinerary but it's only due to the reason that we would be bound by a circumstance that is not in our control.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.) then the participants would be provided with a travel voucher for the same amount that can be used within 365 days of the issuance date for any package worth the same amount.
If a trek/trip has to be aborted midway due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). In that case, no refund would be provided.
JustWravel will not bear any extra expense due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.).
Cancellations policy differs for popular destinations and also during peak season, kindly confirm with your operator once.
Q: Bhrigu Lake Trek Is Situated in Which State?
A: Bhrigu Lake falls in the state of Himachal Pradesh
Q: Can We Do a Bhrigu Lake Trek Solo?
A: Yes! We can do that but it comes with different challenges such as unknown terrains, unpredictable weather conditions, and much more. So, it's advised to always be accompanied by a group in such cases.
Q: What Is the difficulty level for the Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: The classification of the Bhrigu Lake trek is easy to moderate on the difficulty scale. It is suitable for beginners as well.
Q: Can We Go to Bhrigu Lake Trek in December?
A: No! If you're planning for visiting Bhrigu Lake in December then it's not possible due to the reason that the lake will be frozen at that time and the snow would be too thick on the trails.
Q: Is Is Possible to Go on a Bhrigu Lake Trek in May?
A: Yes! The trek is fully operable during the month of May.
Q: Can We Go to Bhrigu Lake Trek in June?
A: The snow gets cleared by the time June arrives and the natural beauty of Bhrigu Lake is blossoming in the month of June. So, yes! We can visit Bhrigu Lake in the month of June.
Q: How to Go on a Bhrigu Lake Trek From Delhi?
A: You have to first go to Manali via road. Later on, from Manali, you'll have to set out for Kulang, which is the starting point of the trek.
Q: How to Do the Bhrigu Lake Trek From Ahmedabad?
A: Take a flight to Delhi and then go to Manali via road. Later on, from Manali, you'll have to set out for Kulang, which is the starting point of the trek.
Q: What Is the Best Time for Best Time for Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: Best time to do the Bhrigu Lake Trek is from the months of May to September.
Q: What Is the Bhrigu Lake Trek Distance?
A: The distance from Bhrigu Lake base camp to the last point is approximately 26 Kilometers.
Q: What Necessary Items Should I Pack For The Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: Once your booking is confirmed, an email confirmation will be delivered to you which will include all the necessary information including booking details, trip details, and a brief packing list.
Q: What will be the type of accommodation on the Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: Throughout the trekking expedition, we will be staying in camps.
Q: What Are the Washroom/Toilet Facilities on The Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: During the entire trek, we use separate dry pit toilets for Males and Females.
Q: How many trekkers will be in one tent?
A: It depends entirely on the group dynamics. If there is a couple traveling with us, we can give them a separate tent for privacy reasons. If there are an odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q: What Type of Food Is Served During the Trek?
A: We provide nutritious, hygienic, and healthy food during the trip. But in case, you have some preferred food type such as Jain Foods, Only Vegetarian or any other type then we can make arrangements beforehand. But make sure to inform the same to your handler at the time of booking.
Q: Can We Change the Itinerary?
A: Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it as well.
Q: How to Get Safe Drinking Water on the Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: Himalayan water is considered the purest water there is and is totally safe to drink. But for health purposes, we boil the water or use chlorine tablets before drinking or cooking with it. In case you find a clean resource for water while trekking, make sure that you store it from a place where it’s running from instead of from a stagnant water body.
Q: Can You Customize the Trip According to My Preferences?
A: es, we can customize any trip as per your preferences. Once you show interest in the same, a dedicated handler from JustWravel will be assigned to you for the same.
Q: Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?
A: Yes, it is always advisable to carry your own medical kit with medications for headaches, nausea, etc.
Q: Diamox Is Advisable or Not?
A: Not, it’s not but if you are taking it, then make sure that it’s prescribed by your doctor.
Q: What Will We Do if It Rains?
A: If it starts drizzling lightly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it starts raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents, and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q: Can I Take My Child Along on the Bhrigu lake trek? What Is the Age Limit?
A: It depends on the difficulty level of the trek/trip. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years
Q: I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to trek solo?
A: Definitely! One of the most integral priorities of our treks and trips is the safety of women. Every person going on this excursion is carefully handpicked to avoid any kind of trouble. However, you will still need to take care of your personal belongings.
Q: What Type of Ground Transportation Will Be Used on the Trek?
A: We will make sure that you’re comfortable during the whole journey and that is why we hire the best in class vehicle according to the terrain and need. Some of the on-ground vehicles that you might travel in will be Tempo Traveller or taxis such as Innova, Bolero, Tata Sumo, e.t.c.
Q: What Is the altitude of Bhrigu Lake?
A: Bhrigu lake is situated at an elevation of approximately 4,300 meters.
Q: What Is the Bhrigu Lake Trek Temperature in December?
A: The temperature in Bhrigu Lake during December remains in the range of 10 to 15 degrees celcius.
Q: How many days does it take to do the Bhrigu Lake Trek?
A: The duration for the Bhrigu Lake trek is 3 days in total.
Q: How Much Is the Gulaba to Bhrigu Lake Trek Distance?
A: The distance between Gulaba to Bhrigu Lake is 15 kilometers.
Q: Is Bhrigu Lake trek good for beginners?
A: Yes! It is one of the best treks for beginners. Although the trail is steep at some places, the presence of green meadows and patches of grass make it fairly easy for people to do this trek.
Q: Will we get mobile networks on our Bhrigu lake Trek?
A: There will be no network connectivity throughout the trek to Bhrigu Lake.
Q: What Are Some Famous Places for Bhrigu Lake Trek Sightseeing?
A: You can visit, Manali, Kasol, Rohtang Pass, Jogini Falls, Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali Mall Road, and more.
Q: How to Go From Bhrigu Lake Trek to Solang Valley?
A: You would have to reach out to Manali start from the Kullu district, where Bhrigu Lake is and then go for Solang Valley from there which is at a distance of 30 Kilometers.
Q: Are Trekking Shoes Required for the Bhrigu Lake trek?
A: Yes! Trekking shoes are much needed as you'll slip away in normal or sports shoes while on an uphill climb.
Q: Are trekking poles required for the Bhrigu lake trek?
A: Yes! They help maintain the balance during the up hill climb.
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