Bhrigu Lake 14,100 ft in Himachal Pradesh (Land of Snow Mountains)
An Enjoyable and Relaxed Six Days Ultimate High Altitude Trek
History and Details :
Is a lake 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 Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba. Actually an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range.
It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.
Legend has it that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.
A Six Days High Altitude Trek for Mountain Lovers
Itinerary of the event –
Saturday 30 April 2016 :: Start Train Journey by Paschim Express from Mumbai
Sunday 1 May 2016 :: Overnight Journey from Delhi / Chandigad to Manali
(Note : Those who want to fly can reach on Sunday to chandigarh / Delhi to catch the bus from there to Manali)
Day 1: Monday 2 MAY 2016
Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Manali
Manali to Drive Shikharpar Ultimate Stay – Feel like a home – (4 Km. from Manali)
Room Allotment and Freshen up
Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
Lunch and Rest
Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
High Tea & Snacks
Evening Hot Soup
Dinner and Lights off
Day 2: Tuesday 3 May 2016
Shikharpar to Gulaba (drive) and trek to Raul Kholi
Altitude: 2600 m to 3,830 m
Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 4 km
Take the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. Drive by Kolang, Palchan, Kothi as you reach Gulaba,
Base camp of the trek. Gulaba is 22 km from Manali.
The trek to Gulaba starts from the 14th scissor bend on the right side of the roadhead.
Trek steadily underneath forest cover, passing through open grasslands every now and then.
Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail here. These are few of the most prominent trees in the Himalayas. The trail enters an open meadow where shepherds camp. Observe Mt. Hanuman Tibba towering over the meadow in the background. Below Mt.Hanuman Tibba are the Seven Sister peaks seated in Beas Kund Valley. Turn right from the upper ridge of the meadow and head south. The second forested cover begins here. Ahead, there’s a milky white rivulet flowing down the imposing Kolang Valley.
This is Kolang Nallah.
Here, a trail on the right ascends towards a ridge (from south east). As you climb up the ridge, pause to enjoy brilliant views of Manali and Solang Valley. From here, Raul Kholi is around 2 hours away.
Raul Kholi is a scenic grazing ground used by local shepherds. Located at the base of Bhrigu Lake, it makes for an ideal camping spot. Your water source here is Chor Nallah, which flows across the camping ground.
High Tea and Welcome Drink
Tent Allotment and Relax
Evening Hot Soup
Free Time for Group Games
Dinner and Rest for get ready for 2morrow Bhrigu Lake
Day 3: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Raul Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and then to Camp 2 – Base of Bhrigu Lake
Altitude: 3,830 m to 4,270 m
Time taken: 3 to 3 ½ hours, 3.5 km
Start early as you have to catch memories today
You have to trek a height of around 411 m to reach Bhrigu Lake.
Bhrigu Lake rests between two high-altitude ridges. You’re currently hiking to the first ridge, which is an hour away. The trail slowly turns from green to brown and white. As you reach the ridge, look for an oval glacial lake in the distance. The lake surrounded by snow.
You can catch a stunning panoramic view of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks,
Mt. Indrasen, Mt.Deo Tibba and Mt.Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you.
After spending time at the lake, head down to New Camp Site base of Bhrigu Lake
Evening Hot Soup
Day 4: Thursday 5 May 2016
Altitude: 3,830 m to 2,070 m
Time taken: 3 hours, 3 km
Today’s trek is an easy one. Descend through the forest ridge of Pandu Ropa. Once you exit the forest ridge, treat yourself to a grand view of Kullu Valley. Below you, there are attractive apple orchards that Kullu Valley is famous for.
Evening Hot Soup
Day 5: Friday 6 May 2016
Mori Doog to Vashistha
Time taken: 3 hours, 3.5 km
This is an old Kullu village with several native stories about Sage Bhrigu and the Pandavas.
The village trail from here all the way to Vashisht is well-defined. The trek ends at Vashisht.
Once there, you could pamper yourself by bathing in hot springs.
Drive from Vashisht to Shikharpar Ultimate Stay – Feel like a home
Day 6 : Saturday 7 May 2016
After Vote of Thanks leave from Shikharpar to Manali,
Overnight travel to Chandigadh / Delhi by HPTDC Buses
Day 7 :: Sunday 8 May 2016
Travel from Chandigadh / Delhi to Mumbai
Please book yourself with Advance payment of Rs. 5000/- (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account.
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
Last date to register with advance payment is 3 months before the departure
Plz book the train tickets accordingly asap still available to & fro
(Those who want to fly can reach on Sunday to chandigarh / Delhi to catch the bus from there to Manali )
plz feel free to contact –
Jagadish Patil :: 9702121373 / 9869369836
Dipak Kumkar :: 9920206292 / 9768093536 (Shikhar Vedh Trek Leader)
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Package Price :: Rs. 8000/- (Rs. Eight Thousand Only ) – (Manali to Manali)
Age Group : 14 Yrs. To upto Medically/Mentally/Physically fit………
Package Price Includes :
Manali to Manali Transfers
Food and Accommodation ( 4-5 People in 1 Room and 4 People in 1 Tent )
Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation
Guide / Cook and other Professionals
Telephone/Fax, Calls, Additional Porterage or transportation,
Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities
(Land Slides, Floods etc.), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs etc.
Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be
Extra and need to be borne by you.
Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.
“Shikhar Par” Manali, Himachal Pradesh, will have all authority to make any changes and final
Please Note: All programs are subject to change without prior notice.
Smoking and Any Kind of Alcohol Drinks not allowed During Program
All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for sickness, Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel. “Shikhar Par and Organiser” shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the travelers due to
unavoidable reason or mishap.
Caution & Remarks :
Deciding to undertake the trip.
Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above
Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS-Active Mountain Sickness)
Especially while sleeping
Cancellation: If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek, an email intimation needs to be sent to email@example.com Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.
The cancellation charges are as under:
Cancellations prior to 90 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 89 days and 40 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 39 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
Note: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike/bandh etc), SHIKHAR Vedh & our associate partner Shikharpar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh is not responsible and will not give any refund.
Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Shikharpar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, will make arrangements for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali. Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.
Some Tips Backpacking Checklist :
01. Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
02. Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/ Fleece Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
03. Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare – Extra batteries)
04. Personal First-aid Kit.
05. Energy Food
06. Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
07. Bandana or Buff
08. Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)
09. Boots or Shoes suited to terrain
10. Socks plus spares
12. Camera and memory cards – Optional
13. Binoculars – Optional
14. Notebook and pen or pencil
15. Credit/Debit card; small amount of cash
16. Earplugs and eye shade – UV Protected or Cat 4
17. Toilet paper
18. Insect repellant
19. Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
21. Cell phone with Charger,
23. Personal Clothing (T.Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)
24. Thermal Inners
Last but most Important : Trip itinerary and Contact details left with friend or Home.