Trek Grade: Moderate

A lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba. 

Bhrigu Lake is at 14,100 ft in Himachal Pradesh (Land of Snow Mountains) is the perfect destination for an enjoyable and relaxed five days ultimate high altitude trek.

Bhrigu Lake is an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu. Legend has it that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.

Caution & Remarks:

  • Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before undertake the trip.
  • Individuals with allergies and minor health issues should carry appropriate prescribed medication.
  • Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines as these depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness), especially while asleep.
  • Smoking and alcoholic beverages not allowed during the trek.
  • Participants are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for sickness, accidents, emergency rescue.
  • Leave behind a copy of the trip itinerary and contact details with friends or home for emergencies.
5 Nights 6 Days Available on request Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Manali to Manali Transfers
  • Food and Accommodation (4 People in 1 Room/ Tent)
  • Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation 
  • Guide / Cook and other Professionals

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal expense like laundry, tips etc.
  • Additional porterage or transportation
  • Any expense caused by Natural Calamities
  • Any expense due to accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
  • Meals/ services beyond what's listed in the itinerary

A Six Days High Altitude Trek for Mountain Lovers

Day 1: Manali

Reporting Time: 06 am to 10 am
  • Drive of 4 Kms from Manali to Shikhar Par for a comfortable home like stay
  • Breakfast
  • Room Allotment
  • Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
  • Group Activity
  • Lunch and Rest
  • Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
  • High Tea & Snacks
  • Group Discussions
  • Evening Hot Soup
  • Dinner and Lights off

Day 2: Drive from Shikhar Par to Gulaba and Trek to Raul Kholi 

Altitude: 2,600 m to 3,830 m
Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 5 km
  • Morning tea
  • Breakfast (after breakfast move to Dhundi Glacier)
  • Packed Lunch from Base Camp (Shikhar Par- Ultimate Stay)

Take the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. Drive by Kolang, Palchan, Kothi as you reach Gulaba, Base camp of the trek. Gulaba is 22 km from Manali. The trek to Gulaba starts from the 14th scissor bend on the right side of the road head.
Trek steadily underneath forest cover, passing through open grasslands every now and then. Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail here. These are few of the most prominent trees in the Himalayas. The trail enters an open meadow where shepherds camp. Observe Mt. Hanuman Tibba towering over the meadow in the background. Below Mt. Hanuman Tibba are the Seven Sister peaks seated in Beas Kund Valley. Turn right from the upper ridge of the meadow and head south. The second forested cover begins here. Ahead, there’s a milky white rivulet flowing down the imposing Kolang Valley. This is Kolang Nallah. Here, a trail on the right ascends towards a ridge (from south east). As you climb up the ridge, pause to enjoy brilliant views of Manali and Solang Valley. From here, Raul Kholi is around 2 hours away. Raul Kholi is a scenic grazing ground used by local shepherds. Located at the base of Bhrigu Lake, it makes for an ideal camping spot. Your water source here is Chor Nallah, which flows across the camping ground.

  • High Tea and Welcome Drink 
  • Tent Allotment and Relax
  • Evening Hot Soup
  • Free Time for Group Games
  • Group Discussions
  • Dinner and Rest to get ready for the next day (Bhrigu Lake)

Day 3: Raul Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and then to Camp 2 - Base of Bhrigu Lake 

Altitude: 3,830 m to 4,270 m
Time taken: 3 to 3 ½ hours, 3.5 km
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakfast and Move to Bhrigu Lake

Start early as you have to catch memories today. You have to trek a height of around 411 m to reach Bhrigu Lake. Bhrigu Lake rests between two high-altitude ridges. You’re currently hiking to the first ridge, which is an hour away. The trail slowly turns from green to brown and white. As you reach the ridge, look for an oval glacial lake in the distance. The lake surrounded by snow. You can catch a stunning panoramic view of PirPinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks, Mt. Indrasen, Mt. DeoTibba and Mt. HanumanTibba stand majestically before you. After spending time at the lake, head down to New Camp Site base of Bhrigu Lake.

  • Lunch
  • High Tea 
  • Group Games
  • Evening Hot Soup
  • Group Discussions
  • Dinner

Day 4: Base of Bhrigu Lake to Mori Doog

Altitude: 3,830 m to 2,070 m
Time taken: 3 hours, 3 km
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakfast and move

Today’s trek is an easy one. Descend through the forest ridge of Pandu Ropa. Once you exit the forest ridge, treat yourself to a grand view of Kullu Valley. Below you, there are attractive apple orchards that Kullu Valley is famous for.

  • Lunch
  • High Tea 
  • Group Games
  • Evening Hot Soup
  • Group Discussions
  • Dinner

Day 5: Mori Doog to Vashistha

Time taken: 3 hours, 3.5 km
  • Morning Tea
  • Breakfast 

This is an old Kullu village with several native stories about Sage Bhrigu and the Pandavas. The village trail from here all the way to Vashisht is well-defined. The trek ends at Vashisht. Once there, you could pamper yourself by bathing in hot springs.

  • Drive from Vashisht to Shikhar Par - Ultimate Stay
  • Lunch at Shikharpar
  • Freshen-up
  • Shopping and Local Sight Seeing
  • Grand Camp Fire and BadaKhana

Day 6: Shikhar Par to Manali and departure

  • Morning Tea
  • Breakfast 
  • Feedback Session and Vote of Thanks
  • Leave from Shikhar Par to Manali,
  • From Manali, you can take buses to Chandigadh or Delhi

In case, anyone drops out during the trek: 

If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Shikhar Par Adventure will make arrangements for his/ her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali. Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.

Trek Planning and Operations: Mountain Sports Academy, India
Trek Organisers: Shikhar Par Adventure, Manali
Pickup point
Bhrigu Lake, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh View on Map