• Altitude: 10,300 ft
• Drive to Gulaba, 22 km, approx one and half hours
• Gulaba is on Manali Rothang pass road
• Trek to Gulaba Meadows, 3 km, approx 1.5 hr
• Meeting time at Manali at 12pm to reach Gulaba camp site by 5:00 pm
• Start trekking to Gulaba Meadows at 3:30 pm, steep ascent throughout the trail
• Accommodation in tents
• Altitude: 12,500 - 10,300 ft
• 6 km trek, approx 4 hours
• First 1.5 hours is steep ascent and then gradual ascent till campsite, via Kolang Nallah
• The trail passes through virgin forest (silver oak, cedar and birch trees) with views of Manali & Solang
• Carry enough water from Gulaba camp, first water point is 20 before Rola Kholi
• Hot lunch at camp site
• Accommodation in tents
• Peaks spotted: Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sister peaks
• Altitude: Bhrigu Lake at 14,000 ft
• 10 km trek, approx. 8 hours
• Start early in the morning
• Steep ascent till Brigu Lake for approx. 5 km
• Mixed rocky and snow trail
• Trek along with the bhrigu Lake stream
• Packed lunch on the way and hot snacks at camp site
• Accommodation in tents
• Peaks:- Indrasen, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba
• 6 km trek, approx 3 hours
• Easy and mostly descending
• Carry 2 litres of water from Rola Khuli
• Reach Manali by 2pm to 3pm
Trek The Himalayas is a leading adventure company in India with a team of experienced and well equipped personnel. We have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions for decades spanning multiple regions in the Indian Himalayas. Our deep local knowledge and experience in the Himalayas ensure that our itineraries factor in the local sensibilities and ground realities. We are very grounded, and have grown over the years while learning from our mistakes and incorporating comments and suggestions of our valuable clients. Our experienced team of local guides and sherpas work overtime to ensure that we provide high quality experiences of exceptional value with no hidden costs. Whether you are the greenest of beginners or one of the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can cater to your needs.
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One of the most compelling reasons to venture on the Bhrigu Lake Trek is the presence of the high-altitude glacial lake-Lake Bhrigu amidst a serene environment with breathtaking sceneries. The Bhrigu Lake height of 14,100 feet or roughly 4300 meters is one reason you will enter an abode of clouds as you reach this spot. The panoramic vistas of the snow-capped mountains, including the Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Hanuman Tibba- the highest peak of the Dhauladhar Range, and the Seven Sisters Peak- towering above 15,500 meters is a bonus offering in the Bhrigu Lake trek. The trek offers you a chance to move across scenic landscapes comprising virgin forests and lush, green meadows while ascending the steep trails. It is the prettiest grassland treks right out of Manali, and you wouldn’t want to miss this experience.
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.
If you come face-to-face with any emergencies during the trek, you should keep the following contacts handy.
- Police- 100
- Ambulance/medical- 102/108
- Fire- 101
- Disaster management- 1077/1070
- Disaster management control room- 0177-2812344
- Women helpline- 1091