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Bhrigu Lake Trek – Manali

Bhirgu Lake
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Duration

2 Nights 3 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

25 people

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About Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek takes you on an adventure to discover the different terrains such as the pine forests and the vast green meadows. This trek is one of the best treks in Manali that presents fabulous views of this emerald valley. The lake is situated on the east side of the Rohtang Pass and it is about 6 km from the Gulaba village. You will get a chance of meandering through Rohtang Pass and the sight of Kully valley is a sight to behold. As you walk on these trails, you will encounter picturesque landscapes throughout the trail. Surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Pir Panjal range and snow-capped mountain peaks, the pristine Bhrigu Lake is a glacial lake that changes its colour every season.  You will enjoy the majestic views of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks such as Indrasen, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you.

Bhrigu Lake Trek Distance

Bhrigu Lake Trek starts from Kulang village in Himachal Pradesh. It is a 3 days trek including travel from Manali. The total Bhrigu Lake Trek distance is 25 km from Moridugh.

Bhrigu Lake Trek Difficulty Level:

Bhrigu Lake Trek is an easy to moderate level trek and is recommended for beginners who want to taste the thrill and adventure. You need to be physically and mentally prepared for the trek and should stick to a proper fitness routine before coming on the trek. Download the fitness program from here: Click here

Best Time to Visit Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Bhrigu Lake Trek is best done in May and October.

Bhrigu Lake Trek Weather/Temperature:

The temperature at Moridugh in the daytime is pleasant between 15 to 25 Degree Celsius during summer and at night it goes down up to 0 to -5 Degree Celsius. During the trek, the day temperature will be 8 to 10 degrees and at night it goes down up to -10 degrees during winters.

Accommodation:

During the trek, you will be provided 3-person tents on a twin sharing basis and 4-person tents on a triple sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekkers will be provided with a separate tent.

Meals during trek:

Meals start from day 1 lunch to day 3, with early departure after breakfast and tea. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals which include breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.

Bhrigu Lake Trek Height/Altitude:

The lowest altitude will be 2800m | 9,186 Feet at Moridugh and the highest at 4270m | 14,010 Feet at Bhrigu Lake Trek.

Distance from Manali to Bhrigu lake:

You can reach Manali by boarding an overnight train from New Delhi Railway station. Transport from Manali is included in the package. Kulang is 12 KM away from Manali and is the starting point the trek trekkers can choose to reach on their own also till Kulang if they are aware of the route and public travel options.

Departure Points:

We have a fixed departure point from Nehru Park at the upper end of Mall Road, near Manali Govt Bus station.

Fixed Departure Dates in 2022:

May – 28

June – 4, 11, 18, 25

How to Reach Manali?

By Air: The first part of your journey will be dedicated to reaching Manali which is the starting point of the journey to Bhrigu Lake. There are several ways through which one can reach Delhi to Manali. The fastest way will be to book a ticket to the Kullu-Manali airport from Delhi and the journey lasts for about 1.5 hours.

By Bus: Apart from that one can also book a bus from Delhi to Manali. You can either opt for the government-run buses of HRTC or HPDTC or you can choose the private buses that ply between the routes. The journey will take about 14 hours, so night buses are the best option.

By Train: Another common way to reach Manali from Delhi is via train. The nearest railway station to Manali is Pathankot from Delhi. One can reach Pathankot from Delhi via a train. From there one has the option to reach Manali either via a car or they can also take a hill train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot and a car to Manali. If someone is interested in a road trip, they can take their private car or book a cab to reach Manali and the journey should last for about 12 to 13 hours.

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Highlights

  • Alpine lake of Bhrigu
  • Change in the colour of the lake
  • Pine forests and the vast green meadows.
  • Prettiest grasslands.

Day 1 Drive to Kulang from Manali and trek to Moridugh

🏔 Altitude: 2800m

⌚ Arrive at Manali at 9:30 am to reach Kulang village at 10 am.

🚗 7 km drive to Kulang Village, trek to Moridugh it will take approx 4-5 hrs.

🏠 Stay: Tented accommodation

🍱 Meal: Lunch and Dinner.

📶 Network: All networks available.

Reach Manali bus stand by 9:30 am and then drive together to Kulang which is 7 km away and would require around 15-20 mins to get there (depending on the traffic).

Please note that we shall not be providing you with breakfast so join us in the morning after having your breakfast. Packed lunch is provided on the first day. Once we reach Kulang, we proceed to hike our way to Moridugh Campsite through verdant forests and meadows with Manali and Solang Valley in the background. En route, we get to see some of the most notable peaks including Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sisters and Shitidhar peaks rising from the Beas Kund Valley. Evening snacks and dinner at Moridugh campsite. Stay in tents.

Day 2 Moridugh to Bhrigu lake and then back to Moridugh

🏔 Altitude: 14009ft/4270 m

⛺ Stay: Tents.

🚶‍ Trek: 6-7 hours trek, First steep ascent and then gradual ascent till peak. The trail passes through virgin forest (silver oak, cedar and birch trees) with views of Manali & Solang. Descend back to Moridugh/Shaga Dug.

🍱 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

On the second day of the trek, we start at the break of dawn since the trail is long and steep. We shall have our breakfast by 5 am and start trekking by 5:30 am. We will be carrying packed lunch along with us. The earlier we start, the more time we shall get to spend at Bhrigu Lake. Along the way, we get to witness the trail change color from green to brown and, in winters, even snow white! The participants are requested to be extra cautious today because the path is treacherous one through streams and boulders. The trail to Bhrigu Lake is a steep ascent. The peak of Hanuman Tibba along with the seven sisters Peaks will accompany you mid-way. Another isolated spot, the lake nestles under its own peak which stands at(4550m) and offers great views. But during the summers, it is surrounded by grass and pretty little alpine flowers. After having our lunch and spending some time exploring around the lake, we can catch a glimpse of the Solang Valley and the splendid peaks of Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar range. We then start descending down to the Moridugh/Shaga dug camp.

Day 3 Trek from Moridugh to Vashisht and drive to Manali

🏔 Altitude: 2050m

⛺ Stay: Tents.

🚶 ‍Trek: Start in the morning 3-4 hours trek till Vashisht Village. Head to Vashisht Kund for a hot spring bath.

🚗 Drive back to Manali which is a 4 hours drive.

🍱 Meals: Breakfast

On the final day of the Bhrigu lake trek, we start in the morning after breakfast. A downhill trek starts from the camp site to Vashisht village. Vashisht is famous for its natural hot spring and upon arriving at the village we will head straight for a relaxing bath at the hot spring. Packed Lunch is provided. After a few relaxing hours, we drive back to Manali. Please arrange your stay at Manali accordingly.

  • Food as per menu on the trek.
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats.
  • Transport from Manlali to Manali
  • Forest permits and camping fees.
  • Trek guide, cook, support staff
  • Porters/mules to carry trekking equipment.
  • First aid medical kit, oxygen cylinder, and UIAA certified safety equipment.
  • Trek Certificate
  • Experience that you will gain.
  • Any kind of personal expenses on the trek.
  • Meal during road journeys.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Any kind of travel insurance.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusion list.
  • Note* If you don't want to carry your backpack 🎒 you can give it to porter/Mules🐴, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 1200 for an extra per bag for the whole trek.

1-3 Days

Autumn (Oct-Nov)
Summer (May-Jun)

Tour's Location

Bhirgu Lake

How long we have to trek every day?
The average walking distance is 7- 8 km each day and trekkers complete it in 5-7 hrs. Please refer to the trek itinerary for more details.
What kind of food is provided on the trek?
Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. Breakfast varies from bread and butter, semia, poha and cornflakes etc. Lunch mainly comprises roti or puri with sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, rice, roti and dessert. A dry ration of biscuits and toffees will be provided as well. You may carry nuts and dry fruits if necessary.
Will there be water sources on the way? Will two liters of water be enough?
Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. You will find water sources on the trek to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.
What is the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.
What will be the accommodation?
Bhrigu lake is a 3-day trek. Stay on all days of the trek will be in tents. Each tent will be shared among 2 trekkers. Toilet tents will be set up for the convenience of trekkers.
Do you provide tents and sleeping bags?
Yes, you will be provided with tents and high-altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
Which are the best seasons for the Bhrigu lake trek?
Bhrigu lake trek is best done between May to June.
What is the best time to see snow?
You are likely to find snow on this trail from Dec to Feb. Sometimes, you can get lucky and find snow well into May.
What if it rains while trekking?
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings
What will be the temperature on the trek?
First, for two days the temperature is normal as you don't find snow. Afterwards, you can see the snow but in day time sunlight is good and the weather is clear but you have to dress in layers at the night. The temperature will be between 10 to -5 degrees.
When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?
Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.
What all do I need to carry on the trek?
Please visit the 'Things to Carry' tab to check the essentials required for the trek.
Are trek poles, jackets and other equipment available for rent from Nomad Adventures?
No, but there are shops on the base camp from where you can rent shoes, jackets and trek poles, headlights etc.
Do I need special snow shoes on this trek?
You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.
Why is the trekking pole necessary?
A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.
What is the age limit?
The minimum age limit is 6 years. However, minors aged between 6 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents and guardians.
Can I take my child along on this trek?
Bhrigu lake trek is an easy trek to medium level trek but it requires trekkers to be physically fit. The minimum age eligibility is 6 years. As a parent or guardian, if you feel that your child can adapt to the conditions of the mountains and would be able to walk every day as required, then certainly, yes!. Please follow the fitness regime before coming on the trek.
At what time should we reach Manali?
It is advisable to reach Manali by 10 am on Day 1. Nomad Adventures pick up is lined up at that time.
What kind of vehicle will be there?
Tata Sumo/ Bolero/Max kind of vehicles we arrange and accommodate 6-7 People in a vehicle.
Is this a good trek for a first timer?
Bhrigu lake trek is graded as an easy to medium trek. Beginners can attempt this trek provided they stick to the fitness schedule and meet the health requirements. As in all treks, physical preparation is mandatory.
Is there a mobile network on this trek? And, what about charging points?
The last electricity charging point would be in Manali. You’ll get only the Bsnl/Airtel network till Kulang. It is good to carry your power banks and extra batteries for your camera.
Who will be there with us on the trek from Nomad Adventures?
Nomad Adventures team consisting of a qualified Trek leader, trek guides, porters and cooks will be with you throughout the trek.
What places I can visit before or after the trek?
You can spend time exploring tourist attractions around Manali like visiting old Manali, Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Vashist hot water springs, Jogini waterfall and Rohtang valley. Please note that these are suggestions and Nomad Adventures does not make any arrangements for visiting them.
I am solo female trekker. Do I need to share a tent with a male?
No, Female Trekkers share Room/Tent with female co-trekkers and the same applies to others.
Is it safe to trek with Nomad Adventures?
All high-altitude treks come with their share of risks. We pay utmost importance to the safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.
Can I leave my extra luggage behind and collect after the trek?
You won't be returning to the same point of the trek, therefore you need to carry all your belongings.
How many members will be joining the batch?
Minimum 6 people and the maximum 20 we take in one batch. We need a minimum of 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customized trip group size doesn’t matter.
Is Diamox advisable?
No, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of myths about Diamox.
Is there any chance of offloading the backpack?
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to inform us in advance so that the necessary arrangements are made. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. If you decide on the spot then the charges are higher than usual.
What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?
Carry Adhar ID proof, medical certificate and Covid vaccine certificate.

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