Bhrigu Lake is a high-altitude lake, located at a height of 14,100 feet. The oval-shaped glacial lake, situated near Rohtang pass, makes it the ideal location for thrilling adventures. A high-altitude alpine lake, lush meadows, and everything your heart has desired awaits you on the Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali, one of the most alluring short hikes in the Himalayas.
The lake got its name from the name of the Sage Bhrigu. The villagers claim that Sage Bhrigu used to meditate next to the lake, which is how the lake earned its name.
With each passing season, the captivating lake's colors change, adding to its spectacular grandeur. It turns emerald green in the late summer and turns blue in the summer, which is a beautiful sight to witness.
The trek takes you through Rola Kholi. Further, you will proceed to Gulaba, a village covered in snow blankets. You'll pass through pristine forests and verdant, luscious landscapes.
This three-day trek to Bhrigu Lake will offer you unmatched, breathtaking views of the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, and the expansive Pir Panjal ranges, filling you with unending natural beauty. Also, it holds immense pleasure for those who wish to capture the night sky. This trek will give you a serene vista illuminated by millions of stars.
Region: Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Start/ End Point of the Trek: Manali
Bhrigu Lake Trek Distance: 26 km
Bhrigu Lake Trek Height: 14,100 ft
Bhrigu Lake Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Bhrigu Lake Trek Temperature: Day (20°C to 25°C) and Night: (5°C to 7°C)
Best Time to do Bhrigu Lake Trek: April to October
What is the best time to visit?
If you are interested in witnessing snow, consider this trek around mid April. However, the greatest time to experience the Bhrigu Trek is thought to be between the months of June and May, when there is typically less snow, which makes the area even more accessible to travelers.
What’s the difficulty level of the trek?
The Bhrigu Lake Trek is of easy to moderate difficulty level. Including some steep ascents, this trek can be easily completed by the first timers.
Renting Equipment for the Trek?
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
How is the weather during the trek?
This location experiences summertime temperatures that range from 20°C to 25°C during the day and 5°C to 7°C at night. Wintertime temperatures drop to roughly 0°C to -7°C at night and 10°C to 15°C during the day.
How to Reach?
By Road: The quickest and most economical way to get to Manali. Manali is accessible by road from several locations, including Delhi (540 km), Chandigarh (305 km), Dehradun (227 km), and Ambala (370 km).
By Train: The closest railway station to Manali is Jogindernagar. Other train routes to Manali include those through Chandigarh and Ambala.
By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport, 10 km from Manali. Cabs and local buses are easily available from Bhuntar to Manali.
Highlights of the Bhrigu Lake Trek
A well-known Himalayan attraction that offers a taste of nature's luxury to individuals from all walks of life and interests.
A perfect trek for beginner level trekkers, for exploring the unseen trails with phenomenal views of mountains, grasslands and hovering clouds on high altitude.
Take a stroll to an elevation of 14,100 feet and be greeted with breathtaking views of the Seven Sister peaks, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba, to name a few, and lush meadows.
Witness the garden in the sky, full of wildflowers.
The dramatic trek to a horseshoe-shaped lake whose colors change with the seasons.
Enjoy the majestic views of Bhrigu Lake, a glacial lake at a high altitude with a sweeping panorama of the snow-capped mountains.
Spend your evenings having fun conversations while taking in the abundant scenery.
Experience and capture an amazing night sky lit up with millions of stars in the lap of nature.
Day 1: Manali to Gulaba and trek to Roli Kholi | 4-5 Hours Trek |
Upon arrival at the campsite in Manali, there will be a briefing for trekkers.
Drive to Gulaba, which is the starting point of the trek, will start after picking up the packed lunch.
You will initially be walking through a dense forest up to Gulaba, and then the trek will emerge into a green wide meadow.
You will be surrounded by mesmerizing scenery of the soaring Himalayas, including the Hanuman Tibba Peak, the Seven Sisters, etc. as you stroll through the wide meadow.
Further, you will enter the Roli Kholi, the first campsite, by continuing your journey just a short distance through a forest.
Tents will be distributed at the campsite, and dinner will be given.
Reaching your campsite in Roli kholi, you will be assigned tents.
At the campsite, dinner will be provided at night, followed by an overnight stay there.
Day 2: Roli Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and back to Roli Kholi | 7-8 Hours Trek |
Get up early in the morning to enjoy a stunning sunrise while eating breakfast.
After carrying your packed lunch, you’ll start the hike.
You will hike over some high plateaus above the Kullu Valley and beautiful ridges today as you make your way to the revered Bhrigu Lake.
The 3hr trek will take us to Bhrigu Lake, where you’ll have your lunch by the lake.
Spend some time sitting next to this holy lake and take in the expansive sights of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar hills that are right there in front of you.
There should be caution taken to prevent littering, and swimming in this revered lake is prohibited. Several traditions claim that Rishi Bhrigu meditated here, making it a hallowed location for many.
We will descend to the Moridogu campsite after lunch and unwind there for the rest of the day, then hike back to Roli Kholi base camp and spend the night there.
Day 3: Roli Kholi to Manali | 3-4 Hours Trek |
After breakfast, we'll hike directly to Kulang.
The walk is simple because it descends gradually the entire way and can be completed in 3–4 hours to reach Kulang.
Your experience comes to a close when a vehicle returns you to Manali from Kulang village.
Head home with wonderful memories of this magnificent trekking adventure.
What is included in the tour
- Transportation from Manali to Manali
- Accommodation on sharing basis.
- All Meals (Veg) , Including from Packed lunch on the 1st day to Breakfast on the 3rd Day.
- Well Qualified Trek Leader.
- Supporting Staff and cook.
- Forest Permits.
- Basic Medical Kit.
- Accommodation on Tent Stay & Homestay.
- Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags, gaiters etc).
What is NOT included in the tour
- Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
- Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
- Any kind of Personal Expenses.
- Personal Medication