All You Need To Know About Bhrigu Lake & Brigu Lake Trek
Lake Bhrigu is a high-altitude glacial lake at 14,100 feet above sea level, making it an ideal place for exciting adventures and thrills. The Bhrigu Lake Trek from Manali is one of the most fascinating short hikes in the Himalayas. You will be greeted by high altitude mountain lakes, green meadows and whatever you desire.
The fascinating lake, which changes color with the passing of the seasons, has its own magnificent beauty. At the end of summer, its color changes to emerald green, and in summer, its beauty changes to blue, which is a fascinating sight.
A 4-day hike to Lake Bhrigu will take you to admire the incomparable magnificent scenery of the Seven Sisters, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba. The extensive Pir Panjal mountain range will calm your senses and leave you satisfied with the infinite nature & beauty.
How to plan your Bhrigu Lake Trek:
Day 1: From Manali Drive to Gulaba, then walk to Gulaba Meadows Camp
The journey begins in Manali and heads to the small mountain town of Gulaba on Rohtang Pass Road. Three mountain towns: Kolang, Palchan and Kothi lead the way and as we walk it becomes more and more beautiful with the pine forest. Snow-capped highlands picturesquely surround this little place. The sweet meadow washed by the Beas River will form a dreamlike image in Gulaba, as long as the Rohtang transit people are not there.
After lunch in the village, we took a short hike and reached our first campsite in the meadow near the forest line about 1.5 hours later. Walking is a complete pleasure, without any difficulty, navigating under the deep dark shadow of the conifers, and finally reaching an open clearing.
Day 2: Gulaba to Rola Kholi
Today we start at 12,500 feet above sea level. Cross 6 kilometers in 34 hours. This will be a steep hike so you will need 2 liters of water and a small amount of snacks to relax between test circles.
For the first few miles, we still drove under the cover of the forest, bathing in the shade of the crisp conifers. You can easily spot oak, cedar, and birch trees. A flash of blue through these leaves is a beautiful sight.
walked for 20 minutes to enter the hike, the forest has now receded and before only the wavy green grass stretched. This is the shepherds’ area, all summer shepherds are brought in from the local village. You can find some mud houses and camping poles here. Leave the meadow behind and start driving south. You will see that Hanuman Tiba’s peak clearly rises at this point, below the Seven Sisters. Somewhere far below is the green space of the Beas Kund Valley.
is followed by another light jungle cover, after which the trail drops back into the rugged grass. Before entering the Rola Kholi meadow, the excitement culminates when the path becomes narrower and steeper. About 15 to 20 minutes from the camp, we pass two Nara rivers or streams, which are also our source of water. Our camp is located near chor nallah in the Rola Kholi camp. Chapter
Tonight Is A Miraculous Night Under The Starry Sky!
Day 3: Rola Kholi to Lake Bhrigu and back to Rola Kholi
Today’s landscape is completely different from what we experienced a few days ago! Leaving early in the morning, we covered a distance of 10 kilometers up a steep and rocky road in approximately 78 hours. The green meadow was like a dream for the first two days, but the scenery here is just as fascinating, even more refreshing in the cool mountain weather. From
to June, you can expect this field after Rola Khuli to be covered in snow. Starting in mid-July, as the snow melts, the gradation of brown, green, and white becomes obvious. In the last section of the trail, it is strongly recommended to walk slowly and do not rush for success, because the path is full of gravel and slippery rocks.
Alpine lakes can be seen between the two ridges we reached at the end of our last bouldering circle. Whether it is severe winter or early summer, the lake will not be completely frozen. This is an event that occurred due to the power of the saint Bhrigu in ancient mythology, the lake was named after this.
From the high belt around the lake, you can quickly glimpse the Solang Valley in the distance. On a clear day, the sky is illuminated by the magnificent peaks of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountains.
Day 4: Rola Kholi to Gulaba, drive to Manali
Today we return along the same path, passing through the luscious green meadows, the long journey to Gulaba takes about 2 to 3 hours, and then ride from there Arriving in Manali, we will arrive in Manali between 2pm and 3pm.
Note: There is an alternative route back to Manali from the Bhrigu Lake station via Vashisht and Pandu Ropa, but we found this route to be more relaxed and sustainable, suitable for relaxing green walks.
How to reach Bhrigu Lake:
By plane: Bhuntar, 52 kilometers away from Manali, is the nearest airport. There is a taxi service from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs approximately Rs. 700 rupees. Bhuntar has good air connections with Delhi. The planes that will take you to this airport are Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, which operate flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Manali connects with Delhi: Take the night bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online. Tip: As Delhi Manali is a long journey, most of Volvo’s private buses leave Delhi between 5pm and 6pm. The last government bus departs from ISBT Kashmir Gate at 8.30pm.
Manali to Delhi As with the following journey, the bus departs from Manali to Delhi between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Your tentative arrival time in Delhi can be between 6am and 10am. Plan your onward journey just to provide enough cushioning for after-noon bus delays.