Many trekkers go to Bhrigu Lake to see the mythological lake. This trek may be found in Himachal Pradesh, around 20 kilometres north of Manali, and can be accessed through Gulaba.
It is said to be the spot where Maharishi Bhrigu, the renowned saint, sat in intense meditation. However, we feel that the lake is not the main attraction on the journey. The meadows around Bhrigu Lake are a must-see.
Getting into an alpine meadow in our country generally takes at least a day or two of walking within the treeline. We’re talking about a two- or three-day climb. This is the case since most alpine meadows begin at 11,000 feet above treeline.
However, within the first 10 minutes of your journey, you will be in the meadows! Imagine having these kinds of meadows in your own backyard. It’s no wonder that landscapes like those seen in Switzerland captivate us.
The Bhrigu Lake trek’s meadows spread far and broad, almost like an unending carpet. You’re surrounded by wild horses galloping around you. When you emerge from the trees, the grazing sheep glance up, almost as though greeting you.
The Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountains, which dominate the skyline, may be seen from these grassy knolls.
This is your heavenly garden. During the months of July to September, the meadows are at their most lush green. Wildflowers may be found all over the place.
The meadows change texture, form, and colour as you progress down the trail, but they remain with you until you reach Bhrigu Lake. This is what distinguishes the journey. It’s a unique opportunity to travel through such alpine meadows the entire way.
This four-day walk provides a fair overview of everything Himalayan hikes have to offer, including meadows, glacier lakes, and mountain views. Even though it is a short hike, it goes to a challenging height of 14,000 feet, giving you the excitement of a climb.
It’s a fantastic trip for novices or families seeking to discover the outdoors, thanks to its easy access from Manali.
What I like about Bhrigu Lake Trek?
- Bhrigu Lake’s undulating, textured grasses
The meadows spread as far as the eye could reach, or even beyond, in magnificent rolling green dunes. It was unique.
You’ve never seen anything like it: the meadows change texture and colour as you climb higher. As you climb, the carpet changes from a short, brilliant, but gritty carpet to a lush, luscious green.
You will have a brief food break at one point. You remove your shoes and enjoy the velvety feel of the perfect lushness beneath your feet. You can still smell the wet smoothness and the highly fragrant scent.
- Rola Kholi’s excellent vantage point
You will have a great time going around Rolakholi’s cauldron. You don’t have to stop there; instead, set up your tent on a ledge that protrudes from the cauldron’s walls. You couldn’t have wished for a better vista of the Pir Panjal range of mountains.
You will climb up the gently sloping banks near Rolakholi early in the morning. Cotton wool clouds lingered in the air below you as the sun sent brilliant yellowish stripes over the grassland.
- Mountain reflection at Bhrigu Lake from a high vantage point
You will notice the mountain ranges mirrored in the waters of the Bhrigu lake as you will go further above the lake’s border. Because of the clouds that hung below you, you’ll be practically looking at the lake as it hung out of the air. You’ll be at a height of 14,000 feet.
- Stunning green valley on the other side
We arrived early to the lake and decided to go beyond it, towards Pandurupa. It’s not a lengthy trip, maybe a half-hour on the other side.
The opposite side was just as beautiful. Below you, a large green valley stretched out. A forest line stretches far below the green grassy mountain sides that climb out of the valley.
Highlights of the Trek
- Highlights of the Trek Trek to a height of 14,100 feet for spectacular views of the Seven Sisters peaks and lush green meadows.
- Take in the spectacular views of Bhrigu Lake, a high-altitude glacial lake with a panoramic vista of the snow-capped mountains.
- In the evening, sit around a warm bonfire and have a great conversation session in the middle of nature’s bounty.
- During the Bhrigu Lake Trek, share the cosy tents with your group and eat delicious meals.
Bhrigu Lake is a high-altitude glacial lake located at 14,100 feet, providing the ideal setting for some mind-blowing adventure and thrills. The Bhrigu Lake Trek in Manali is one of the most appealing short treks in the Himalayas, and it welcomes you to see a high-altitude alpine lake, lush meadows, and all your heart desires. The enthralling lake has its own majestic beauty that changes according to the seasons. In the late summer, it turns emerald green, and in the summer, it turns blue, creating a stunning sight to see. This 4-day Bhrigu Lake trip takes you past spectacular vistas of the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, and the extended Pir Panjal ranges, which will calm your senses and fill you with unbridled natural beauty.
- Trek distance: 26 km to Bhrigu Lake
- Trekking Gradient: Steep rise along the trek. Bhrigu LakeTrek Height:14,100 ft
- Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate Bhrigu Lake Trek
- Old Manali is the starting and ending point of the trip.
- The trip begins at 10:00 a.m. on Day 1 and concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Day 2. (Day 4).
- Dome tents on a shared basis are available to stay in.
- The three meals offered are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Guide with a lot of experience
- Trekking and camping are two of the activities available.
Few things to know before you go for Bhrigu lake Trek
- The climatic conditions at high elevations differ from those on the plains; allow enough time to acclimate.
- The administration has the right to alter the journey in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
- Before going on the hike, talk to your doctor. During the journey, bring along some basic medicines and a first-aid kit.
- To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, pay attention to the trek leaders and instructors.
- The trip passes through an environmentally friendly zone; trash at local sites or campsites is not encouraged. Travelers who litter might face a fine.
- Because water is so precious, conservation is urged.
- Do not recommend trekking at night unless it is part of the programme and you are accompanied by a guide; this might result in unanticipated catastrophes.
- Avoid using earphones on the travel since they may impair your audibility.
- To protect the destination’s ecological balance, avoid using plastic bags.
- If the walk must be cancelled, the authorities should be notified ahead of time.
- The state government has established guidelines that must be followed. Distancing from others must be maintained. Hand sanitization and mask usage are advised on a regular basis.
- Professional guide(s) are offered to assure a high level of safety as well as provide additional knowledge and personal attention that is required to fully experience a trip.
How to reach
The hike begins at Old Manali, which serves as the base camp. To get to Old Manali, there are several local modes of transportation including private cabs accessible from Mall Road. Bhuntar Airport, about 50 kilometres from the starting point, is the nearest airport