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Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali – Trekking in Manali 2019

If you want to go on trekking with your family, then bhrigu lake trek in Manali can be an appropriate choice. Bhrigu lake, counted among cold lakes in India, is just 14 km from Gulaba. If you are going to trek for the first time and worried if you can trek here or not, then here is a piece of information about it. This trek is the best perfect picked place for first-time trekker.

Everyone knows that Manali is a famous hill-station for sightseeing, traveling and trekking in the mountains. Trekking is a soft-adventure sport that anyone can enjoy in their modest physical condition. Trekking brings an overall improvement in fitness, reduces stress and refreshes the mind. The travelers must plan for trekking when they travel in Manali. Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali is the desired destination for many trekkers.

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Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali

Bhrigu Lake or Brighu Lake 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 (3.7 mi) from Gulaba village

All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali

Bhrigu Lake Trek is situated in the upper Kullu Valley located in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. The most challenging part for trekkers is that Bhrigu Lake Trek is nestled at an altitude of 14000 ft.  Gulaba is the location from where Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali begins. It is advisable for the beginners to initiate their trekking with day hiking and return to their starting point in the evening. The itinerary of trekking in Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali may take 4-5 days. The aspiring trekkers should not take a risk to trek alone without proper training and guidance. The knowledge and techniques of trekking should be taken from the expert guides accompanying you.

Can beginner try trekking on bhrigu lake trek?

Trekking to high altitude Lakes is quite adventurous. Of course, every hiker will find it interesting to trek at such lakes. Also, most of the high altitudes lakes are difficult to reach and it takes a few days to hike. People find it difficult to cross terrains while trekking on such lakes before the actual sight of the lake can be seen and cherished.

But there is no such difficulty and tough complications while trekking on the beautiful bhrigu lake trek located in upper Kullu valley.

Yes, of course, this trek promises loads of entertainment for both beginners and experienced trekkers. So if you are going to trek for the first time in your life, then this trek can be the best option. Not only the display of natural extravaganza but being one of the easy treks in the Himalayas, bhrigu lake trek is gaining popularity among people who have never tried trekking in their life.

As it has not many complications when compared to other treks, this also provides another reason why this trek is gaining popularity among beginners.

Best season to visit Bhrigu lake trek-

Before visiting any trek, you must be very well aware of the best time to visit that trek. For bhrigu lake trek, the best time to visit starts from Mid May till the month of October. During this period of time, trekking to Bhrigu Lake is absolutely allowed. If you are planning to trek there, then plan accordingly.

Generally, the month of May, September and October are considered as the ideal months to trek here. This is because there is monsoon time from June to August. During the monsoon time, chances of the landslide are there. So, it is good to visit the trek before the month of June and after August.

The temperature at Bhrigu lake trek-

During summers, the temperature of this place usually remains around 20-25 degree Celsius in the daytime while in the night time, it falls to 5-7 degree Celsius.

During winter, the temperature gets reduced to 10-15 degree Celsius in the daytime while it falls to nearly 0-7 degree Celsius at night.

In short, we can say, almost half a year, the lake remains frozen. During early summer time, people even get a chance to enjoy the sight of snow there.

How to reach bhrigu lake trek in Manali?

By Air-

The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar airport at Kullu. If you want to go there by air then it will be better to take a flight from Chandigarh or Delhi to reach Bhuntar airport. Then you can opt for a taxi to reach your destination (Gulaba).

By Train-

If you want to go there via train, the nearest railway station to Manali is there for you at Chandigarh. From Chandigarh, you can hire a cab, taxi or a bus to reach Gulaba.

By Bus-

If you prefer reaching there by bus then many regular Volvo or state-run buses go directly to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh. Again, after reaching Manali, you can hire a taxi to reach Gulaba.

Best Season To Visit Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali

Open Lotus Yoga Retreat provides an excellent opportunity to the travelers to trek in Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali. The Retreat is situated in a small village, Vashisht that is 3 km northeast of Manali.  The travelers are offered valuable services of yoga and meditation, along with than trekking. The Retreat has a homestay accommodation to fulfill the needs of an individual traveler or of the group. In case people are not willing to trek or are not feeling well, they can stay in the retreat.


The travelers enjoy a trekking experience of four days and three nights under the guidance of our experts. The following schedule will be followed:

  • On the first day – the journey begins from Vashisht or Manali to Moridugh Basecamp that will take approximately four hours.

  • On the second day – Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali begins and then meditation session conducts.

  • On the third day – Yoga session in the morning and then a short walk to the waterfall conducts.

  • On the fourth day – the trekkers return from Moridugh Basecamp to Vashisht.

Exceptions for our Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali

  • Medical evacuation will not be facilitated here. Hence, people with good immune should attend the trekking adventures.

  • Open Lotus Yoga Retreat is not accountable for any insurance coverage in case of any mishappening with the victim trekker.

  • Porters and horses are not facilitated by the retreat itself for carriage.

  • 5% GST will be charged separately.

  • The Retreat does not provide any tea, coffee, or any other soft drink while trekking.  Hence, you are preferred to bring your own water bottles and drinks.

  • The extra expenses due to unexpected circumstances such as landslides, allergy from plants or insects, bus delays, bad weather are to be managed by own. However, people who follow the guidance of the experts sincerely are less likely to fall under any such situations.

Trekking adventure is enjoyable as well as risky also. Be active and wise enough for such an adventure. You may check the duration for the trekking adventure on the official website of Open Lotus Yoga Retreat. Contact us to clear your queries about Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali trip.   

At an altitude of 14,300 feet above sea level (half the elevation of Mount Everest) and south of Rhotang Pass, sits the holy Bhrigu lake.