Trekking to high altitude glacial Lakes in itself is quite adventurous and manages to catch the interest of every hiker. Usually these high altitudes lakes are difficult to reach and needs days of hiking and crossing difficult terrains, before the sight of the lake can be cherished. But all these tough complications can be kept at bay with the beautiful Bhrigu Lake Trek in the upper Kullu Valley based in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. The special meadows stretch far and wide, undulating, almost like an endless carpet. Everywhere you see it is lush green against the deepest blue sky. But what will take your breath away is the incredible views. Sitting on the grassy knolls you are surrounded by snow peaks that stretch to the horizon. The steep trail goes through virgin forests and lush green meadows which open into the beautiful campsite of Rola Khuli. On your way, you will get views of the famous Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks. This one of a kind hiking trip promising loads of entertainment for both beginners as well as experienced hikers. Located at a whopping altitude of 14,000 ft the Bhrigu Lake Trek offers fascinating natural vistas and breathtaking views of snow capped mountains, lush meadows and verdant rich forests. According to the reports from the Indian Meteorological Department, the weather in 2019 is the most favorable for trekking in the Himalayas. So what are you waiting for? Book your seats now!
DAY 01 - Arrive at Manali Basecamp
DAY 02 - Drive from Manali to Gulaba | Trek to Rohlikohli campsite
Time taken : 5 – 6 hours
Altitude : 12500 feet
Start your journey with a jeep ride from Manali for Gulaba. The jeep ride normally takes 3 hours. This will be the start of your trekking adventure. The route is a full ascend and you will pass two streams on the way to the campsite (Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah). Rohli Kohli is a beautiful campsite and offers mesmerizing views of the Solang Valley. Rohli Kohli is a scenic grazing ground used by local shepherds. Located at the base of Bhrigu Lake, it makes for an ideal camping spot. Retire for the night with a comfortable stay in tents under a blanket of stars.
DAY 03 - Trek to Bhrigu Lake
Time taken : 4 – 5 hours
Altitude : 14000 feet
Start your day early in the morning and have some breakfast with magnificent views from the campsite. Post breakfast we will begin trekking towards the most awaited Bhrigu Lake. In June, the trail is usually covered in snow. In July, as the snow melts on the lower reaches, you see the trail slowly turning from green to brown and white. As you reach the ridge, look for an oval glacial lake in the distance. We reach the lake by afternoon and we enjoy the lunch by the lakeside and relax for a while. According to mythological stories, Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and used to take a bath in the holy water. Post lunch we will start our descend back to the Rohli Kohli campsite and relax for the rest of the day. Retire for the night in your tents.
DAY 04 - Trek back to Gulaba and Departure
Time taken : 4 – 5 hours
Altitude : 12500 feet
This is the last day of your wonderful trek. Bid goodbye to the scenic beauty and the towering peaks and head back to Gulaba. The trek is a full descend and surrounded by lush green meadows. After reaching to Gulaba, ride back to Manali in jeeps and this will be end of this breathtaking trek and your journey with us.
- All Veg meals from Day 01 to Last Day of your trek
- Accommodation in tents on triple or quad sharing
- Trekking equipment (Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mats, toilet tents)
- All required forest permits
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Qualified and experienced trek leader and staff
- Basic First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder
- Once in a lifetime experience with us
Things To Carry
- Backpack (40 to 60 litres)
- Daypack (20 litres) if you choose to hire a porter to carry your Backpack
- Trekking shoes and extra pairs of socks
- Thermals and quick dry clothes
- Hand Gloves and Cap
- Sunscreen and toiletries
- Water bottles (2 litres minimum) (Note: It is mandatory to refill your bottles everyday as the water availability is completely dependent on climatic conditions.)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Empty tiffin box to carry your packed lunch
- Snacks you wish to carry
- Electrol or Glucon-D and Personal medications if any
- Plastic bags for wet clothes
- Any government ID proof
- All transportation to and fro base camp
- Any personal expenses
- Anything other than things included
- Porter charges for carrying your backpack
- Cost incurred due to any emergency
- Littering is strictly prohibited. We request you to support us in preserving the environment
- Age limit for the trek is minimum 16 Years
- Make sure you carry the balance amount and the bike security deposit in cash as ATM’s in Manali are not reliable.
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26
JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28
Full sleeves quick dry t-shirts and full trousers are recommended. You can also carry a cap, sunglass and waterproof jackets.
During the daytime temperature is within 15 to 20 degree Celsius while in night it drops to 0 to 5 degree Celsius.
We offer a healthy and nutritious vegetarian diet which is recommended during the trek. All the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. We also arrange for Jain food on special request.
Campers will be provided tents on a triple sharing basis.
Yes, there are separate tents for boys and girls.
Yes, rucksack is compulsory for the trek.
Yes, the entire extra luggage (which is not required for the trek) can be deposited at the base camp.
Yes, ID proof is essential for the trek. Only Aadhar card/ Voter ID Card/ Driving License/Passport will be accepted.
Yes, medical certificate is essential for the trek.
You get network till Gulaba. After Gulaba, there will be no network available.
Bhrigu Lake is a moderate level trek and there are very limited/no risk scenarios involved in the trek. A hundred percent guarantee to the safety of all participants will be provided by, only if participants are following all the instructions given by guides.
Guides who accompany the group members are certified from government mountaineering institutes and are expert in handling scenarios like medical issues or physical injuries. A first aid medical kit and rescue kit is always available with the guide.
If there is any personal medication, make sure that you are carrying medicines for it and the guide should be aware of it.
On the trek toilet tents will be pitched separately for boys and girls.
Natural water sources like stream are used for drinking at campsites. It is very safe to drink the water.
Yes, one can carry DSLR camera provided you take care of it against snow, rain and shock.
Yes, trekking shoes are compulsory. A good trekking shoe should have an ankle support, good grip and water proof. In case if you are buying a new pair of shoes, make sure you are using it at least 15 days prior to the event.
No, liquor is strictly prohibited in the trek. Strict disciplinary actions will be taken if anyone is found with the possession of alcohol.
No, smoking is not allowed during the trek.
The level of trek is moderate. The trek demands both physical stamina and mental endurance. On who is participating should do few cardio workouts one month prior to the event.
One should do cardio related exercise like running, swimming or cycling for at least 40 minutes for 25 days prior to the event.
Yes, the trek is recommended for the first timers also.
The trek will end at Manali.
The best time for the trek is from May to October.
You can expect snow from May to June. Post monsoon it is difficult to find snow on this trek.