Description

Region: – Himachal
Duration: – 4 Days
Grade: – Easy
Max Altitude: – 14,000 Ft.
Trekking Km: – 25 Km.


Trekking
 to high altitude glacial Lakes in itself is quite adventurous and manages to catch the interest of every hiker. Usually these high altitudes lakes are difficult to reach and needs days of hiking and crossing difficult terrains, before the sight of the lake can be cherished. But all these tough complications can be kept at bay with the beautiful Bhrigu Lake Trek in the upper Kullu Valley based in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. This is ideal weekend hiking trip promising loads of entertainment for both beginners as well as experienced hikers. Nestled at an altitude of 14,000 ft the Bhrigu Lake Trek offers fascinating natural vistas and breathtaking views of snow clapped mountains, lush meadows ad verdant rich forests

One of the popular trekking expeditions, The Bhrigu Lake Trek has gain preference due to its unconditional display of natural extravaganza and being one of the easy Treks in the Himalayas. People with competent physical fitness can easily enjoy the privilege of hiking to the exclusive lake region even without previous hiking experience.

The scenic Bhrigu Lake has significant historical and religious implications. As per information’s provided by the locals, there is an association of the Lake to Sage Bhrigu since the pious soul is known to have perform strong meditation and rituals in the banks of the lake hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Even the locals believe that many Gods of the Kullu valley have dipped in the holy waters of the lake making it sacred for the devotees. The location of Bhrigu Lake is about 6 km’s from Gulaba which is a pictorial village about 22 km’s from Manali.

Itinerary

Day 1: From Manali drive to Gulaba and trek to Gulaba Meadows camp

  • Altitude: 10,300 ft
  • Drive to Gulaba, 22 km, approx one and half hours
  • Gulaba is on Manali Rothang pass road
  • Trek to Gulaba Meadows, 3 km, approx 1.5 hr
  • Meeting time at Manali at 12pm to reach Gulaba camp site by 5:00 pm
  • Start trekking to Gulaba Meadows at 3:30 pm, steep ascent throughout the trail
  • Accommodation in tents

Day 2: (Gulaba to Rola Kholi)

 

  • Altitude: 12,500 – 10,300 ft
  • 6km trek, approx. 4 hours
  • First 1.5 hours is a steep ascent and then gradual ascent till campsite, via Kolang Nallah
  • The trail passes through virgin forest (silver oak, cedar and birch trees) with views of Manali & Solang
  • Carry enough water from Gulaba camp, first water point is 20 before Rola Kholi
  • Hot lunch at camp site
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Peaks spotted: Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sister peaks

 

Day 3:  (Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake back to Rola Kholi)

  • Altitude: Bhrigu Lake at 14,000 ft
  • 10 km trek, approx. 8 hours
  • Start early in the morning
  • Steep ascent till Bhrigu Lake for approx. 5 km
  • Mixed rocky and snow trail
  • Trek along with the bhrigu Lake stream
  • Packed lunch on the way and hot snacks at camp site
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Peaks: – Mt Indrasen, Mt Deo Tibba and Mt Hanuman Tibba

Day 4: (Rola Kholi to Gulaba drive to Manali)

  • 6 km trek, approx. 3 hours
  • Easy and mostly descending
  • Carry 2 liters of water from Rola Khuli
  • Reach Manali by 2pm to 3pm
  • Reach Manali by 2pm to 3pm
  • Who Can Go:-
    • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack
    • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission.
    • The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above
    • How to Reach

      By Air: –

       Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

      By Road:- 

      • Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or hrtc.gov.in,
      • Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt. bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.
      • Manali to Delhi Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
      • Note: – Trekkers need to take only those VOLVO buses which reach Manali till 11.00am on first day. Our reporting time is 12.00pm at Manali but in-case you will not able to reach at meeting /briefing time, either we will transfer your seat to our any next batch or we will cancel your trek, so please double check your bus time with your bus transporter.

Advisory

Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
Avoid trekking during the nights.
Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
For Medical Form please visit: https://www.plusvalleyadventure.com/medical-form/

 

Best Season to Visit

Starting from Mid-May, till the month of October, trekking to Bhrigu Lake is absolutely allowed and travelers can plan accordingly. However the ideal time is before the month of June and after August since this is the monsoon time and there remains the probability of landslides in the region. It must also be noted that the temperature of this place during summers hovers around 20-25C in the daytime and falls to 5-7C at night. In winter the temperature gets lower with 10-15C around daytime and nearly 0 to -7C at night. Almost half a year the lake remains frozen, and travelers can enjoy the sight of snow even during the early summer time.

Things to carry

BASIC GEAR
Back pack & rain cover (50 – 60 liter) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 – 30 liter (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 No’s ( with 2 sets of spare batteries)
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one liter each. (People who use hydration pack – 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter.) Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ores
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
How to be comfortable on the trek…
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Quick dry)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollow fill  jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic / Dry fit Trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturizer Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towel
Garbage Bag
Think above your head for your head!!!
Sun Cap/ Hat 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap / Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters / Multifunctional Scarf 1 Nos. (one with the Polar Tec fabric is better)
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. People who wear spectacles-

(A) – Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek),

(B)  – Photo chromatic glasses.

Mind your step
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Quick Dry / breathable Socks 3 Pairs
Woolen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 pair
These Should be Handy
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 pair

Payment

In Bank Account of Stepin Adventure.

Bank Details –

Account Name – Stepin Adventure.

A/c number – 913020021328564

Bank – Axis Bank LTD.

Branch – Paud Road

IFSC Code – UTIB0001894

(Note – Only Cheque deposits and NEFT transfers.

No cash deposit)

You can pay the cash in our Office. Receipt will be given to you.

Address – Plus valley Adventure Office,
3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society,
Opp.Hotel Kinara, Above Lenscart Showroom,
Vanaz Corner, Paud Road, Kothrud,
Pune – 411029.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer our website:-

https://www.plusvalleyadventure.com/cancellation-policy/

 

Note:
Normally, We expect you to carry your personal luggage on your own; if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to the Mule. Charges of offloading backpack during the trek:-INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance. INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Manali. The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/trolley’s/ bags will not be allowed.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee: The 100% fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book: It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –

Cancellations & Refunds prior to the start of the trek

Includes & Excludes

Fees Includes:

  1. Accommodation. (Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg)
  3. Trek equipment’s: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Transport from Manali to Manali
  7. Mules to carry the central luggage Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff. 

 

Exclusions:

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2.Food during the transit.

3.Insurance.

4.Mules or porter to carry personal luggage

5.Any kind of emergency evacuation charge

6.not specifically mentioned under the head

Risk & Respond

High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by Plus Valley Adventure to minimize or address the risks in the best possible way.

Risk: Altitude Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.

Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.

Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favorable.

Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.

Risk: Injuries Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical Centre.

Risk: Lack of communication devices in the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or WhatsApp.

Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Severely Underweight
16.5 – 18.5 Underweight
Underweight Normal
25 – 30 Overweight
30+ Obese
30 – 34.9 Obese Class I (Moderately obese)
35 – 39.9 Obese Class II (Severely obese)

If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned. If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
If you’re suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

 

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The Bhrigu Lake trek is a beautiful one through meadows and forests near Rohtang Pass

6,750 +( GST 5% )

REGION :
Himachal Pradesh
SEASON :
summer
GRADE :
Moderate
MAX ALTITUDE :
14000 feet
APPROX TREKING DISTANCE:
25 Km.
START POINT:
Manali
END POINT:
Manali
CONTACT:
917720080918