The Bhrigu Lake Trek is named after one of the Saptarishis, who is the “PRAJAPATI”- the facilitator of creation created by Lord Brahma Born in Ballia. Legend has it that the Maharishi Bhrigu used to mediate near the lake and hence considered very sacred and divine – It is believed that due to this the lake never freezes completely. This is a treat for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts with a compelling environment full of natural beauty and enchanting sceneries. This trek is a crown in the jewel of Manali tourism, as the high altitude lake trek with the undulating expanse of alpine meadows with calm and the serene surroundings entices many to head out for this wonderful trek. At an altitude of 12,000 ft one gets a delightful views of the lush green meadows. The route winding through the Oak and Rhododendron forests, is the highlight of this trek. The lake also provides panoramic view of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain range. Many peaks rising above 6000 m like – Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Shiker Beh, Makar Beh and Friendship can be seen from the lake.
About Bhrigu Lake Trek:
The bhrigu lake trek is a high altitude trek in the Garhwali region filled with snowcapped peaks, lush meadows, and verdant forests is believed to be a place where sage Bhrigu had done penance many years ago. Besides unlocking the never-seen views of many Himalayan peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and also the seven sister peaks of the Pir Panjal one passes through dense forests of Oak and Cedar with multi colored alpine flowers adds another dimension to the bhrigu lake trek. One can see different species of wildlife of – Snow Cocks, Pheasants and Himalayan Monal during the trail. In the end, trekkers can see the beautiful blue waters of the lake cradling in the background of the snowcapped mountains. In addition, the charm of watching sun rays falling on the sparkling waters of the lake is a beholding sight. The oval-shaped, pristine lake changes its colors and formations with every season. In early summer, one can see the formation of emerald green and blue ice rings on the lake. In the late months of summer, it turns into a blue lagoon!
The lake perched at an altitude of 14,000 ft above sea level, starts at the beautiful village of Gulaba and transports trekkers through the wild and dense forest trails, beautiful villages, orchard plantation, and ending at Vashisht village
Highlights of Trek To Bhrigu Lake:
Some of the highlights of this trek are:
- See the sacred temples – Gowrishankar, Tripurasundari Temples with the Pahadi style and Roerich art gallery.
- Trek through the streams for a few hours and then reach the beautiful Solang valley.
- Bask in the exotic views of Bhrigu Lake, and then descend to the campsite of Rohlikohli.
- Enjoy calm and cool breeze, beautiful views of nature and aroma of the pine forests.
- Take a holy dip, in the hot springs of the Vashisht Village, and also pay respects at the Lord Rama and Vashisht Muni
- Enjoy a jeep ride of around 3 hours from Rumsu to Gulaba, before trekkers commence their trek to the camp at Rohlikohli .
Key Facts About Bhrigu Lake Trek:
|Region||Kullu Region – Himachal Pradesh.|
|Duration||4 Days 3 Nights|
|Ideal Time||Bhrigu Lake trek can be undertaken between May – August. During this time the region is warm and pleasant. In July – September the region receives heavy rainfall and landslides may occur.|
|Temperature||The day temperature is between 13*C-18*C and in the night it can drop to -7*C.|
|Level||Moderate. Bhrigu trek requires some amount of acclimatization, and physical fitness. Trekkers should not have any ailments.|
|Total Distance||26 Kms|
|Maximum Elevation||This high altitude glacial trek takes trekkers to an elevation of 8,530 ft at Gulaba and reaches a maximum elevation of 14,100 ft at the Kullu district.|
|Weather||The best time to visit this trek is in summer as the temperature is warm and pleasant with temperature ranging between 20*C-25*C. In winters the entire region is covered with sheets of now and the temperature drops to -7*C.|
|Communication||All major telecommunication networks work upto Roha Khuli, but may not work during the whole course of the trek. Even if they work they get signals intermittently. In Manali post / pre-paid networks of other states do not get signals. In case of emergencies only VoIP and satellite communication works.|
|ATM Point||The last ATM point is at Manali before the trek starts|