Bhrigu Lake, Himachal Pradesh Overview

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Location : Distt. - Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Lake Altitude : 4,300 meters (14,100 ft)
Trek Length : 25 kilometer
Trek Difficulty : Easy to Moderate

Bhrigu Lake is located at an elevation of around 4,300 meters in the Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometers from Gulaba village. A lot of trekkers do the Bhrigu Lake trek for the lake is steeped in mythology. This trek lies in Himachal Pradesh, around 20 km north of Manali, and can be accessed from Gulaba. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, close to the town of Manali. Actually, there is no settlement in Gulaba, and is an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range.
Bhrigu lake is situated in a beautiful location surrounded by greenery and mountains on all sides. Bhrigu is one of the most picturesque alpine lakes in the Kullu valley of hp. in Most Himalayan lakes this lake too is considered sacred. It appears magically before you as you ascend the trail and takes you by surprise. During the sunset and sunrise, when the sunlight falls on the water of the lake, it appears crystal clear and you can also capture the reflection of the snow-covered mountains on the water on your cameras. Sit by the lake and absorb the tranquillity with the sights and sounds of nature to keep you company. This trek also offers you some of the best campsites. These meadows house numerous sacred mountain lakes, which according to the local legends are abode to the mountain Gods and hold a great religious and cultural significance among the local traditional mountain folks.

Mythological Story of this Lake
This lake is held sacred to the sage, Rishi Brighu, a great saint of Indian history. Legend has it that the bhrigu sage used to meditate near the lake, so the cause was named after Maharishi Bhrigu. The locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.

Best time to Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek is done only during the Summer and Autumn seasons because the trek is closed during the winter due to harsh temperatures. The best time to trek Bhrigu Lake Trek is between the month of May to October.

    Bhrigu Lake trek Price :
  • Manali to Manali - (4 Days & 3 Nights)
    We start our journey from Manali, which is well-known a place in Himachal Pradesh. This is simply :
    Manali - Gulaba - Rola Kholi - Bhrigu Lake - Manali.
    Packages start from - Rs. 4,999 Per person (Including Accommodation and Meal + Transport) + 18% GST

    Some key Points to be Noted -
  • 40% of the payment will be at the time of Advance booking. And the rest 60% of the payment will be before the day of the trip start.
  • At any place where entry fees are required, they will be paid by the customer.
  • The Meal with this trek will be simple. if travelers want any other option it will be paid for by himself separately.

Bhrigu Lake, Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

  • Day 1- Manali drive to Gulaba

    Drive Manali To Gulaba Meadow Camp (Altitude: 10,300 ft) : 22 Km
    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 campsite by 5:00 pm Start trekking to Gulaba Meadows at 3:30 pm, a steep ascent throughout the trail Accommodation in tents.

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  • Day 2- Gulaba to Rola Kholi (Altitude : 12,500 feet)

    Trekking : 6 km, Time-taken : approx 4 hours.
    The first 1.5 hours is a steep ascent and then a gradual ascent to the campsite, via Kolang Nallah The trail passes through the virgin forest (silver oak, cedar, and birch trees) with views of Manali.
    The night stay will be at Rola kholi.

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  • Day 3- Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake (14,000 ft) and back to Rola Kholi

    We start early in the morning as the trail today is a long and steep one. As we trek to the lake, the trail changes color from green to brown and to white (in winter). The participants are requested to be extra cautious today because the path is through boulders and scree. Once we reach the lake, the view is breathtaking because of the frozen lake (frozen almost in every month). If you happen to visit the lake during the summer, you will find grass and tiny alpine flowers surrounding the lake. After spending some time at the lake, we retrace our steps back to our campsite at Rola Kholi.

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  • Day 4- Rola Kholi to Gulaba and drive to Manali

    Today Trek : 8 km., Time Taken : Approx 4 hour
    Today, we will trek back to the trailhead at Gulaba and board our vehicles for the drive to Manali. Expect to reach Manali by 4 pm. This could be delayed by heavy traffic in the peak summer months, so book your return from Manali late at night. The trip ends in Manali.

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People Also Ask About Bhrigu Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Q.1 Is this trek good for me?

Bhrigu Lake is an easy level trek climbing to an altitude ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For beginners, it is an ambitious start to enter the world of trekking. It can get very rigorous for the first-timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively. Any experienced trekker would love to go on Bhrigu Lake for the love of its views and trekking.

Q.2 Why should I go for this trek?

Bhrigu Lake trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The trek to the beautiful alpine lake is through forests and meadows. The trek is of an easy level and can be done by beginners easily. The maximum altitude attained during Bhrigu Lake trek is 14,000 ft. This trek should be a must do on the list of trekkers who wish to explore untouched trails.

Q.3 How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The start point of Bhrigu Lake trek is Gulaba which lies on the way to Rohtang Pass. The ideal way to reach Gulaba is by hiring a shared jeep or a private taxi from Manali. Manali is well connected to Delhi through road and air. There are no direct trains from Delhi though. By Road: The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HPRTC Volvo buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Manali. There are also private Volvo buses which can be booked online. However, their services are highly unreliable, especially on Long Weekends. It is a 14-hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi. By Rail: To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali. By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 50 km from Manali. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Manali. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Manali at very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to taxi that can cost you around INR 2000 to 2500 depending upon season.

Q.4 What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. This famous tourist hill station has so many places to visit in Manali. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.
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