Overview - Bhrigu Lake Trek is best short trek to do in Manali. The trail along the Vashisht ridge present a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain peaks. Bhrigu Lake is located at the top of this ridge at an altitude of 4150m. This ridge lies in the middle of Hamta valley to the East, Solang & Beas River valley to the West.

Bhrigu Lake Trek can be done starting from May to Mid of November. But it's not advisable to do during the period of monsoon especially in August, when the entire ridgeline coveres with thick clouds which can be result in losing the trail.

Setting off from Manali you drive to Kulang, The tiny settlement of Kulang village is 2 km before Palchan and 2 km after Nehru Kund on the Manali - Rohtang highway. The starting point of trek to Bhrigu Lake. The first one and half day trek through Deodar forest on gentle slopes to Moridugh.
The Panduropa (Pandu refers to Pandavas, Ropa locally means Field used for cultivation) generally once Pandavas stayed at this place. Its a 4-5 hours of ascend to reach Bhrigu Lake, the trail goes along the west ridge lines and present a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain peaks. To the Northwest Hanuman Tibba, Shikhar Beh, Friendship peak, to the West Kalihani pass, To the East Inderkila, Indrasan and Deo Tibba.

Outline Itinerary

 Day 1  Manali, drive to Kulang (2,040 m) 30 minutes, Trek to Moridugh (2,900 m) 5-6 hrs
 Day 2  Trek to Panduropa (3,500 m), 5-6 hrs
 Day 3  Trek to Bhrigu lake (4,150 m) - Rauli Kholi (3820m), 7-8 hrs.
 Day 4  Trek to Gulaba - Kothi, 5-6 hrs. drive to Manali 30 minutes.


Bhrigu Lake Trek - April end  to Mid June
Day 1: Manali, drive to Kulang (2,040 m) 30 minutes, Trek to Moridugh (2,900 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 2: Trek to Panduropa (3,500 m), 5-6 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Bhrigu lake (4,160 m) - Back to Panduropa, 7-8 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Vashisht (2050m) - Jogini Falls - Bahang, 6-7 hrs, drive to Manali 2.5 kms

Trip Facts

Kullu Manali region - Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level - Moderate,
Max Altitude - 4150 m 
Max sleeping altitude - 3800 m
Lowest trek altitude - 2150 m
Trip Length - 4 days Manali to Manali,
4 days Trek, 3 nights Camp
Activity - Trekking / Hiking
Best time - May, June, July, Sept, Oct to Mid Nov

Meals - All meals during the trek

Outline Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Manali, drive to Kulang (2,040 m), 20 minutes, Trek to Moridugh (2,900 m) 5-6 hrs
Setting off from Manali you drive to Kulang, The tiny settlement of Kulang village is 2 km before Palchan and 2 km after Nehru Kund on the Manali - Rohtang highway. The starting point of trek to Bhrigu Lake. The first one and half day trek through Deodar, Oak and Pine forest on gentle slopes. The Moridugh is situated just above Jogini falls.


Day 2: Trek to Panduropa (3,500 m) 5-6 hrs
Leaving Moridug today the trail goes through forest for few hours than reach above tree line, from here the impressive view of Beas River, Solang valley and numbers of peaks rising above 5500 meters. Reach Panduropa. The Panduropa (Pandu refers to Pandavas, Ropa locally means Field used for cultivation) generally once Pandavas stayed at this place. During summer entire slopes or meadows is covered with wild Alpine flowers. After short break and having some snacks ascend to ridge from where you can to the East two peak rising those are Indrasan and Deo Tibba.

Day 3: Trek to Bhrigu lake (4,150 m) - Rauli Kholi (3820m), 7- 8 hrs
Its a 4-5 hours of ascend to reach Bhrigu Lake, the trail goes along the west ridge lines and present a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain peaks. To the Northwest Hanuman Tibba, Shikhar Beh, Friendship peak, to the West Kalihani pass, To the East Inderkila, Indrasan and Deo Tibba. Soon after the Lake trail descend through boulder and rocky moraine to the campsite of Rauli Kholi.


Day 4: Trek to Gulaba - Kothi, 5-6 hrs. drive to Manali 30 minutes.
Today after breakfast the trail descend through Gulaba slopes to Kothi. Now trek through dense forest of Deodar and Fir. Arrive at Kothi and drive to Palchan - Manali.

INCLUSION

What is included in the Price

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

  • 3 - 4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles

  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table

  • All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.

  • Muleteer or porter  for portage of your baggage's.

  • Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

  • Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

  • Includes GST  5%.

EXCLUSION

What is not included in the Price

  • Hotel accommodation in Manali

  • Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Soft or hard drinks.

  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.

  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra and beyond trip Schedule.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Had an amazing time and one of the most memorable & cherish able memory. Great hospitality at the camps and cosy accommodation. When it comes to the food, this is the best & the most luxurious food we ever eaten on any trek. Kudos to the kitchen staff,

Had a great leader, friend and guide with an ever positive, satirical and comical attitude. Over all a great experience, thanks to Potala Adventures for this well organized trek.”

— Mr Priyank, Mumbai

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