Bhrigu Lake trek is a real treat for nature lovers as well as adventure admirers since the lake at the great height would compel everyone to fall in love with it. The surroundings protect the lake are worth doing this trek no matter what. Yet another feather in the golden crown of Manali tourism is Bhrigu Lake trek which shows us the high altitude alpine meadows so beautifully and there is no other reason needed to pack your bags and head out to have the glimpses of such a nice serenity. But unless you trek to a height of around 12000 feet, these alpine meadows won’t be visible to you. Yes, that is the major attraction Bhrigu Lake trek has to forward to us.
Stumbling upon the vast green meadows immediately after a thick forest of rhododendron or oak is the finest part of every high altitude treks in the Himalayas and the drastic changes in the visuals we see before would enable us to spend ample time to relish and then indirectly force us to carry the beauty with us. One among such treks is Bhrigu Lake trek.
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Day 1 –
Reporting and Acclimatization
Reach the Rumsu base camp and complete your registration process.
Enjoy a walk to Naggar town, and then trek back to Rumsu base camp.
The trek route from Naggar to Rumsu resort is very informative and interesting.
The trek covers many famous places like “Gowrishankar temple” 11th century old shiva temple, Tripura sundari temple, Naggar castle and Roerich art gallery.
Naggar’s glory is reflected in many famous temples in the vicinity of Castle Fort. This old castle is a marvelous medieval building.
A further walk lead us to Tripura Sundari temple which is a beautiful example of Pahadi style Temples .
Later on one could also see Roerich Art Gallery on their way.
In the evening enjoy an orientation regarding the trek by the chief organizer which will be mainly about the ruck sack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about the trek route. Overnight stay at Rumsu.
Day 2 –
Drive to Gulaba and trek to Rohlikohli.
Start the trek with a jeep ride from Rumsu for Gulaba. The jeep ride normally takes 3 hours.
Begin your trek for Rohlikohli camp site and ascend till Rohlikohli which will take around 5-6 hours.
There are two streams on the way to the camp site (Chor Nallah and Kohli Nallah).
Rohli Kohli is a beautiful camp site and offers amazing views of Solang Valley.
Overnight stay in tents at Rohli Kohli Camp Site.
Day 3 –
Trek to Bhrigu Lake
Start the trek early by 7 AM after breakfast, for Bhrigu Lake. It takes around 4 hours to reach to Bhrigu.
Enjoy a delicious packed lunch will be done at Bhigu Lake.
As per the myths, Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and used to take bath in the holy water.
Continue trekking for the descend to Rohlikohli camp site.
Overnight stay in tents at Rohlikohli camp site.
Day 4 –
Descend to Gulaba and Departure from Manali
Start descending this morning for Gulaba.
The descend is easy and takes around 3-4 hours.
Departure from Manali bus stand at 5 PM.
- Veg Meals on Trekking days
- Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
- Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
- Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
- Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue.
- First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
- Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
- Transportation from Manali to Manali.
- Meals during road journeys
- Any kind of Insurance
- Any expense of personal nature
- Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
- Carriage of personal rucksack
- Meals during Hotel Stay, if any
Trekking shoes: You will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
Three warm layers: On the pass crossing day, you will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. These are more important in June. There might be snow at the upper campsites regardless of the season. So carry a pair of sunglasses.
Suncap: The sun is intense at higher altitudes and a sun cap is absolutely essential to keep your face and neck safe from sun burns.
Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof gloves.
Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
Socks (2 pairs): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
Trekking pole: Watch this video to understand why you need a trekking pole.