Bhrigu Lake is located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of the Rohtang Pass and is around 14 kilometres from Gulaba village. The lake can be reached by trek from Gulaba village. The trek involves a moderate climb through green meadows to Rohlikohli campsite. From Rohilikohli it takes another 4 hours to reach Bhrigu
The lake is named after Maharishi Bhrigu, one of the seven great sages (Saptarshis). As per the myth, the rishi meditated here. Even after being at 4,200 meters, the lake never gets completely frozen.
- Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days
- Location: Naggar, Manali Valley
- Trek Level: Moderate
- Height: 14,100 ft
- Pick Up/Drop: Naggar/Manali
- Batch Size: 30
Day 1: Reporting at Rumsu Base Camp in Manali
- The first day of the itinerary is kept for rest and Acclimatisation. To reach base camp on time, one should board a bus for Manali from Delhi by 6 PM. Get down 20 kms before Manali at a junction called "Patli-kuhal". Transport options are readily available from Patlikuhal for Rumsu village [11 kms] . [Sumo - 700 INR while small car - 500 INR]
- Once at Rumsu village follow the trail for Kailashrath Treks base camp.
At Base camp, members will undergo a registration process and then head for Acclimatisation walk. After the walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( for better grip on slippery snow), Gaiters(to prevent snow entering your shoes) and Trekking Sticks.
Day 2: Trek to Rohlikohli | 12,560 feet | 6 hours
- After morning breakfast we will start with a beautiful jeep ride to Gulaba. The trek commences from Gulaba (8,530 feet) and takes around 5-6 hours to traverse the vast meadow patch until one reaches Rohlikohli campsite. There are two streams on the route towards the camp site (Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah).
- Rohli Kohli, presents a vast flat camping ground surrounded by mountains from three sides and offers amazing views of Solang Valley. Rohlikohli marks the snow line in the month of May. The trek after Rohlikohli remains covered with snow till mid June. Overnight camp at Rohli Kohli.
Day 3: Trek to Bhrigu Lake | 14,000 feet | 7 hours
- Trek commences early in the morning by 7 am after breakfast, for Bhrigu Lake. It takes around 4 hours to reach Bhrigu Lake. The route involves two moderate climbs before reaching the lake. Packed lunch will be done at Bhrigu Lake
- Care should be taken that no littering happens over here as the place is considered quite sacred. As per the myths, Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and used to take bath in the holy water. We will then start for the descent to Rohlikohli camp site. Overnight stay in tents at Rohlikohli campsite
Day 4: Descend to Gulaba and Departure from Manali
- We will start our descent for Gulaba after breakfast. The descent is easy and takes around 3 hours until you reach the road point at Gulaba. We will then continue with a jeep ride for Manali
- Departure from Manali by 5 PM.
You Should Know
- >Please avoid wearing jewellery and other valuable items
- Rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Identity proof
- Face Mask
- Trekking shoes – good trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support. Avoid carrying the sports shoes
- Minimum two layers of warm clothes – two to three layers of jackets including the padded and fleece
- Trek Pants – two to three trek pants are required. Jeans/Denims are not suitable for trekking
- Sunglasses – it is essential because sometimes the humongous amount of snow could lead to snow
- Thermals – top and bottom thermals are important
- Water proof hand gloves – avoid woollen gloves as it might get wet while touching the snow
- Cap – sunrays are quite strong at height so keep a cap to protect yourself
- Socks – keep 3-4 pairs of sports socks with a pair of woollen socks especially for the night time
- LED torch/ Headlamp – it’s a Must
- Ponchos/Raincoats – snowfall and rain are very common at high altitudes and poncho and raincoats could
help in avoiding getting wet. If possible, carry a backpack cover to protect your belongings.
- Toiletries – it is mandatory
- Snacks – like dry fruits, light biscuits, energy bars, etc.
- Medication – personal medication is also required
- Water Bottles – carrying your own good quality water bottle is a must
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.