GENERAL DETAILS

Grade: 3/10
Max Altitude: 14,000ft.
Approx Trekking Km: 26 Km
Temperature in Summers: 20 to 25C day and falls to 5 to 7C at night
Temperature in Winters: 10 to 15C day and nearly 3 to -7C at night

A beautiful weekend trek, Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude alpine lake in Manali region. The best thing about Bhrigu Lake is that you can achieve height of 14,000 ft in just two days. Leave your eyes on Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks on your way. Next day you trek uphill to the oval shaped lake which is believed to change colors with seasons. You may get lucky to see snow on the trek.. At such a soaring height, the clouds will be floating around you.

Specialty: High-altitude alpine glacial lake and lush green meadows

Itinerary

Day 1: Manali – Gulaba-Gulaba Campsite(1.5 Km trek,1 hr)

We will start from Manali around 11 in the morning. Drive from Manali to Gulaba takes approximate one hour rest depends on traffic. A short trek of about one hour brings us to our camping site for the day.

Day 2: Gulaba Campsite- Rola Kholi (6 Km trek, 4-5 hr)

The trail begins with a steep ascent.Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail. These are few of the most major trees in the Himalayas. After around 30 minutes, the trail enters an open meadow where shepherd’s camp.
On the way you can enjoy the sight and the beauty of notable peaks like Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the beautiful Seven Sister peaks based in Beas Kund Valley .It is about 3 to 4 hours after trekyou will reach Kolang Nollah where you can have a small break to enjoy the beauty of the place and regain your strength for the next stretch till campsite.

Day 3: Rola Kholi – Bhrigu lake– Rola Kholi ( 10Km Trek,7-8 hr)

Starting early in the morning as the approach to Bhrigu lake is steep & trek is long. During trek to the lake ,the trail turns from Green to White (in Summers). The approach to lake is through snow & boulders. Reach the lake which is frozen for most of the months. If you visit in summer you will find grass & tiny alpine flowers surrounding the lake.
On a clear day, you can catch a spectacular panoramic view of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks such as Indrasen, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you.
After spending time at lake, retrace your way to Rola Kholi.

Day 4: Rola Kholi to Gulaba (6 Km trek, 3-4 hr)

Today’s trek is an easy one. You get back to Gulaba through the meadows you came up from. The descent can be  a bit steep but is good on your legs given you are always in the meadows. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Gulaba. Gulaba at around 10,000 ft is a better exit for your knees.
From Gulaba, it would take one hour drive back to Manali which would be in pre-arranged cabs.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek
  • Trek equipments
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff and High Altitude Chef
  • Transportation from Manali - Gulaba -Manali

Exclusions

  • Accommodation and meals in Manali.(1 st day Breakfast day and last day lunch )
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Food during the transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”

If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.

If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter. Charges of offloading backpack 300per Day. Inform us in advance so that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.

How to Reach Manali:-

By Air:-

Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air.Kindly check online for other informations.

By Road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in.
Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 6 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 and 10 am. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

What to take:-

Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.

Backpack (50-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.

Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.

Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.

Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.

Accessories:-

  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. There might be snow closer to the lake, so carry a pair of sunglasses.
  • Sun cap: The sun is more
  • Hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  • Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
  • Socks (3-4 pairs): You can take a pair of woolen socks for the day one at night and one as backup.
  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  • Trekking pole: It will you a lot while ascending as well as descending.
  • Daypack (20 liter): If you are offloading your backpack, you will need a smaller backpack to carry water, medical kit and some light snacks.
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Two water bottles: 1 liter each
  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit:-

  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  • Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen – 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze – 1 small roll
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov spray (aches, & sprains)