Bhrigu Lake Trek

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Bhrigu Lake


Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu lake trek is a beautiful trek which is suitable for beginners. Still many experienced trekkers love it because of its beauty. Bhrigu lake is a glacial lake which is beautiful and the journey to get to is just amazing. We cross through some of the most wonderful meadows and grasslands. From the campsite of Roli Khuli on nights with clear skies, it’s a treat for anyone who loves stars. We get to view the Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges throughout this trek. Other prominent peaks as Hanuman Tibba (5932 metres), Deo tibba (6,000 metres), Indrasen (6,220 metres) can be seen from the Bhrigu lake.

From the list of beginner graded treks, Bhrigu lake is very popular among trekkers as it is a 4 days trekking experience.
Day 1 – Manali to Gulaba drive followed by a short trek to Jonker Thatch (25kms drive/ trek – 1 hour) (10,400 feet)

Bhrigu Lake

Arrive in Manali and assemble near the famous Rambagh circle in main Manali post an early Lunch. Start from here to a 25kms road journey to Gulaba. Gulaba in on the road to Rohtang pass. We get down at the Gulaba sighting ground right at the bend for a short trek to the campsite for the day. Reach the site by 4pm and rest for the rest of the day.

Day 2 – Gulaba/ Jonker Thatch to Rola Khuli (5kms/ 4hours) (12,600 feet)

Bhrigu Lake Trek Manali

Today’s trek will be a steep ascend to the Rola Khuli campsite. We trek for nearly 30 mins through dense Himalayan birch and cedar trees post which we could spot the local nomad huts with the animals.

This is a meadow patch and right above it is Hanuman tibba (5932 mts). Post this meadows patch, we enter into the second forest before heading towards our final ascent to our camp site. There are a couple of patches for filling up water. The first source it more reliable however, we suggest checking with the guide/trek lead for a confirmation.

The camping site is a beautiful wide open ground with the chor nalla (water source) flowing right through it. We pitch tents and retire for the day post some cool down sessions.

Day 3 – Rola khuli to Bhrigu lake and back to Rola khuli (11kms/ 6 hours) (14,000 feet)

Bhrigu Lake Trek Manali

We climb up approx. 1400 feet and 5kms from Rola khuli to get to the Bhrigu lake. This is a climb over one ridge to the other. There is an initial trail over stones followed by a steep ascend for about 2 hours. There is a small descend of 10 to 15 mins followed by a final steep ascent to the lake. The lake is covered under fog most of the times.

We spend some time here at the Bhrigu lake, click some pictures and head back to our camp Rola Khuli. The route back would be relaxing on the knees however it is advised to descend carefully due to the steep patches.

We get to view Pir Pinjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. Peaks as Hanuman tibba, Deo Tibba and Indrasen can be also seen on a clear day.

Day 4 – Rola Khuli to Gulaba trek and drive to Manali (5kms/ 3hours) (6,700 feet)

Bhrigu Lake Trek Himachal

Today is a comparatively easy day. We descend for nearly 3 hours with a few steep patches to reach Gulaba. We drive back to Manali and drop you at the Ram bagh circle. We take this route to return instead to descending to Vashisht. This route is better as this route causes lesser stress on the knees athan the one compared to Vashisht.

Note- The images above have snow at lake. We might witness lesser snow on the trek as the snow has started melting

Altitudes: Manali – 6,700 feet – Gulaba – 10,400 feet – Rola Khuli – 12,600 feet – Bhrigu lake – 14,000 feet

Cost – INR 7,500 + 5% GST (per person Manali to Manali) for a minimum of 6 people

Inclusions:

Meals
Day 1 – Lunch, tea, soup snacks, dinner
Day 2 – Breakfast, packed lunch, tea snacks, dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast and lunch
Dry ration as cookies, toffees, chocolates and juice for Day 2
Transport – Pick up from Dharamshala to Kareri village on Day 1
Transport – Drop down from Kareri village to Dharamshala on Day 3
Accommodation – 1 night in a home stay in Kareri village and camping 1 night at Kareri lake
Camping on double/ triple sharing basis
1 certified wilderness first aid responder and a qualified skilled mountaineer as the trek leader
1 guide for a group of maximum 06-08 trekkers. Our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Clean sleeping bags
Camping mattresses
Toilet tent – 1 clean and hygienic toilet tent while camping (cat pit style)
First aid medical kit with medical assistance for the trekkers
Camping and trekking permits and permissions from the local administrations

Exclusions:

Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
Transport – Delhi to Dharamshala or return
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Insurance
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Price : INR 7,500 + 5% GST (per person Manali to Manali) for a minimum of 6 people
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of M/S Wanderers payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway.

Bank details:

Yes Bank
New Friends Colony
Account Number: 006961900002710
Account Type: Current Account
Name: M/S Wanderers
IFS Code: YESB0000069
Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.

Cancellation Policy:

45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.
15 Days: No refund

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