About Bhrigu Lake Trek
Offering tremendous natural beauty and stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains, verdant forests and lush meadows, the Bhrigu Lake trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most favourite treks amongst trekkers and nature enthusiasts. One of the high-altitude lakes in India, sitting in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas in the Kullu region, Lake Bhrigu is associated with the Sage Bhrig who is believed to have meditated on the banks of this serene lake many thousands of years back. Not a very challenging trek, the Bhrigu Lake trek can be ventured on to by even the beginners provided their physical fitness and stamina is up to the mark. Mesmerizing views of the 'Deo Tibba', 'Hanuman Tibba' and 'Seven Sister' peaks in the Pir-Panjal ranges, virgin forests of cedar and silver oak, vast expanses of green pasture lands, multi-hued carpets of alpine flowers and shimmering water streams along the trails make your trekking experience even more fun and overwhelming. An occasional rendezvous with some of the wildlife species including the Snow Cocks, Pheasants and Himalayan Monal adds to the charm of this beautiful journey.
As you finally reach your destination, captivating views of the azure blue waters of the lake cradling in the lap of snow-laden peaks, embrace you with the open arms. The beauty of the scenery gets beyond words when the sunrays falling on the shimmering waters of the lake turn it in different hues with each passing moment.
Sitting at an altitude of 14,000 ft. above sea level, the Bhrigu Lake trek starts from the picturesque village of Gulaba taking you through wild forest trails, charming old villages and vast stretches of fruit orchards, finally ending at the Vashisht Village. One of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region, Bhrigu Lake trek, undoubtedly, gives you the most satisfying trekking experiences of your lifetime.
Bhrigu Lake Trekking Tour Highlights
- Explore sacred ancient temples of Manali.
- Witness mesmerizing views of nature, taking in the feel of fresh mountain breeze and aroma of burning pine.
- Get the opportunities to camp amidst lush meadows with rivulets flowing by.
- Get the opportunity to take a dip in the sacred hot water springs at the Vashisht Village. Also, explore the temples of Vashisht Muni and Lord Rama
Best Time to Visit Bhrigu Lake Trek
The Bhrigu Lake trek can be commenced from Mid-May to October but, the ideal time is either before June or after July-August, these being the monsoon months when the probability of landslides and other natural calamities is quite high.
Where is the Bhrigu Lake Trek
The Bhrigu Lake sits amidst Pir-Panjal ranges of the Garhwal Himalayas, located east of Rohtang Pass in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake lies at a distance of 6 km. from Gulaba (commencing point of the trek), a picturesque village 22 km. from Manali and a little short of Rohtang Pass. According to the legends, the bank of Bhrigu Lake was once the meditation point of Bhrigh Rishi. It is also believed that many gods of the Kullu Valley took a holy dip in the sacred water, and that is why the lake is considered sacred by the Hindus and many devotees. On the Bhrigu valley trek, trekkers will be rewarded with the tremendous view of the mountains.
How to Reach Bhrigu Lake Trek?
By Air: The nearest airport to Manali is at Kullu, also known as Bhuntar airport. Flights from Delhi and Chandigarh regularly ply to Kullu, from where taxis and buses can be booked to reach Manali. Taxi can be further hired up till Gulaba.
By Rail: Nearest railway station to Manali is at Chandigarh, from thereon, chartered taxis and buses can be hired to Manali and then, a taxi up to Gulaba.
By Road: Many regular, Volvo and state run buses ply directly from New Delhi and Chandigarh to Manali. From Manali, private or shared taxis can be hired to reach Gulaba.