The Bhrigu Lake Trek distance is only 26 kilometers, but you must undertake a sharp ascent to an altitude of about 14,100 ft / 4340 meters in three to four days. Hence, being reasonably fit is one of the critical points before embarking on this trek. The Bhrigu Lake trek is graded easy to moderate; thus, you need not require the fitness of a marathon athlete, but you need a few months of cardiovascular, strength-conditioning, and endurance training before you start this trek. You can alter your gym sessions with custom training regimes where you carry a backpack and take long hikes on hilly terrains.
The Bhrigu Lake Trek can be done during the pre-monsoon seasons of mid-June to July, where you might experience a frozen Bhrigu Lake with snow patches on the trails. The monsoon season from mid-July to mid-August brings tumultuous showers, turning the entire valley lush green. The snow on the trails recedes along with the ice over the Bhrigu Lake melting. Mid-August to September is the peak tourist season with clear skies, pleasant weather, lush green valleys, and the royal blue waters of the Bhrigu Lake with reflections of the nearby mountains on it. If you are traveling with a tour operator or a travel agency, do some personal research on the Bhrigu Lake Trek cost and the amenities you are getting.
Your gear and equipment list for the Bhrigu Lake Trek includes a backpack, a daypack, a few layers of thermal inners, t-shirts, a couple of fleece or woolen sweaters to form the insulation layers, a regular padded/shell jacket, a raincoat, or a poncho, synthetic hiking pants that are waterproof and quick-dry, sunglasses, suncap, balaclava, few pairs of socks and underwear, rain cover for your backpack, walking sticks, well-made and sturdy hiking boots, synthetic hand gloves, etc. You should also carry personal toiletries, sunscreen, lip salve, water bottles, water purification tablets, a comprehensive medicine, and first-aid kit, etc.