About Bhrigu Lake Trek - Trekking in Manali

Overview/ Itinerary

Bhrigu Lake Trek is worth getting to, and a lot of trekkers do the trek to get to the famous lake. What makes the trek worth it is the beautiful meadows on the way towards the Bhrigu Lake. The lake is in the high altitude district of Kullu. It is the holy place of Bhrigu Rishi – A Great Saint from the Indian history. On most high altitude treks in India, you'll discover meadows from thick forest, typically of oak. The sudden change in perspectives is startling and delightful. While the vast majority of these meadows are a pleasure to see, some are more extraordinary than others. The ones on the Bhrigu lake trek are among these.

Highlights about Bhrigu Lake Trek:

  • Camp in alpine meadows.

  • Bhrigu Lake trekking at a height of 14000 feet.

  • Time spent on clicking pictures of the enchanting views of the meadows.

  • Learn about the local culture and their day to day life.


Basic Details about Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Category: Camping / Trek

Level: Easy

The height of the Trek: 14,000 Feet

Duration: 4 Day

How to Reach Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali:

Manali is well connected to all the states across India. Once can merely travel by Road or by Air. Delhi is taken as a reference to Guide our trekkers. So plan accordingly.

Reach Manali by Road:

Manali connected to Delhi via roadways. Take an overnight bus from Delhi, and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in

Reach Manali by Air:

Kullu–Manali Airport in Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Airport to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000.

Tip: Since Delhi to Manali is a long journey, most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last HRTC bus leaves at 8.30pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon is giving enough buffer for bus delays.

Detailed Bhrigu Lake Trek Itinerary:

Day 1 – Manali to Manali base camp (6732 feet)

The onwards journey from Manali base camp is at 2 pm from Manali bus stop where our representatives welcome all the travelers and help you all get a ride towards Katerni. Hence all trekkers are requested to reach the first campsite by morning time. Manali is one prominent sightseeing spot in India. This drive is about 8kms, and by max, it takes 40mins to reach the campsite. Once you are there by 3.00pm to 3.30pm, overnight stay arrangements are made at the campground.

DAY 2- Katerni to Rola Kholi via Gulaba – 7km / 11800 feet.

Today’s trek is a hike to 11800 feet to reach Rola Kholi. This trail is a steep ascent and then a gradual ascent via Kolang Nallah to the campsite for a close 7kms which in time is 5 hours. The best part about today’s trek is that we move through the virgin forests and meadows with an astonishing view of Manali and the pristine Solang valley. The path is full of a wide array of wildflowers and sights of notable peaks like Mount Hanuman Tibba and the beautiful seven sister peaks in Beas Kund Valley. On reaching the spot, the traveler can get settled and enjoy the night in a pleasant environment.

DAY 3- Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake to Deo Dhar – 12 km / 14000 feet.

Post breakfast, we get ourselves some lunch packed with adequate drinking water and start towards Bhrigu lake at 14000 feet and then towards our next campsite at Deo Dhar at 13760 feet. It’s a long and steep pathway towards Bhrigu Lake, and hence travelers are advised to start early. The snow-covered fields and the glistening sun rays on the shimmering crystal waters of the lake create a variety of hues providing a visual treat for the hikers. The journey towards Deo Dhar is a steep descent amidst the green meadows with colorful wildflowers spread over throughout the trail.

DAY 4- Deo Dhar to Vashisht to Manali – 11 km / 6900 feet.

The final day in our trek is the scheduled return to Manali via Vashisht at an altitude of 6900 feet. Vashist is a beautiful location with religious importance and prominent temples of fantastic scenery. Our descent towards Manali is with stunning mountain views, spectacular apple orchids and the vast expanse of rice fields. Once we are at Vashisht, trekkers can take a dip into the natural hot water spring and enjoy it at the most. Close to the boiling water spring are the temples of Vashisht Muni and Lord Rama. Post checking all the notable places of the Vashisht village; it’s time to descend further towards Manali. Descend to Manali can be arranged by taking a drive back to the town which takes approximately 30 minutes from Vashist.

The FAQ on Bhrigu Lake Trek:

1.    When is the best time recommended for the trek?

Best time to go for Bhrigu Lake Trek is from June to October.

2.    How difficult is the Bhrigu Lake Trek?

Bhrigu Lake Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with other high altitude treks.

3.    How much distance do we have to trek each day?

On an average, we cover roughly 6-7 km between our camping stations.

4.    What will happen if a trek is extended?

Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.

5.    Who will be our lead guide person?

Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers, and porters.

6.    Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.

7.    Many people in a tent?

Our tents are all three person tents.

8.    What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Bhrigu Lake Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.

9. Typical Food menu during a trek?

We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

10.    What if we encounter a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is trained and experienced personnel. Our team does carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.


3 Nights 4 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Manali to Manali (VEG)
  • Transport from Manali-Manali base camp & Manali base camp-Gulaba & Vashist Kund-Manali
  • All accommodation from Manali to Manali
  • All campaign equipments
  • Medical Kit
  • Professional Trek Leaders (Experienced Guide/Staff)
  • All forests permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
  • Last Day Accommodation & Dinner is not included
  • Single room accommodations
  • Hard Drinks (This also includes undistilled fermented beverages)
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
  • Extra meals
  • Any other which not mentioned in the inclusion list.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 1 Pair of Thermal
  • 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks
  • 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
  • Sun Cap
  • Woolen Cap
  • Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
  • 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
  • 1 Full sleeves Fleece
  • 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
  • 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
  • Sun Glass
  • Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer
  • Torch
  • Trek Pole
  • Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
  • Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)
  • Day pack (Small one)
  • Back Pack 60 liter (+ Rain cover)
  • 2 Water Bottles
  • Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antibacterial Powder
  • Tooth Brush
  •  Quick Dry Towel


Medical Disclosers

Medicines to carry

  • Crocin (1Strip)
  • Disprine (1 Strip)
  • Lomotive (1 Strip)
  • Digene (1Strip)
  • Guaze
  • Dettol
  • Band Aid - Qty 5
  • Neusphorine Powder
  • Betadine Tube
  • Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)