Trekking to glacial lakes is quite an adventure, and an absolute delight for every hiker. While most glacial lakes are situated at high altitudes and are difficult to reach, Bhrigu Lake is a destination that keeps all these complications at bay, and offers you nature’s scenic beauty at its best.
Nestled in the upper Kullu Valley based in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh, Bhrigu Lake is situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft. The trek to Brighu Lake offers fascinating natural vistas and breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and verdant forests.
A popular destination among hikers, the Bhrigu Lake Trek has gained preference due to its unconditional display of natural extravaganza, and being one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas. People can easily revel in the privilege of hiking to the exclusive lake region even without previous hiking experience.
The scenic Bhrigu Lake has significant historical and religious implications. According to the locals, the lake is associated to sage Bhrigu, who performed rigorous meditation and rituals at the banks of the lake. The locals also believe that several gods of the Kullu valley have dipped in the holy waters of the lake, making it sacred for the devotees.
Best time to visit
Bhrigu Lake trek is can be undertaken from the month of May till October. However, the best time to visit this picturesque destination is before the monsoon hits mid-July, since rainfall makes the region prone to landslides.
During summers, the temperature at this Lake hovers around 20 to 25°C in the daytime and falls down at 5 to 7°C at night. During winters, the temperature remains 10 to 15°C around daytime and dips to sub-zero during night. The lake remains frozen for almost six months, and travelers can enjoy the sight of snow even in early summers.
Day1: Arrive in Manali. Drive to Gulaba (22Kms). Trek to Rola Kholi (12,500 feet approx.) – 7 km, 4 to 5-hour trek
Day 2: Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake (14,000 ft) and back to Rola Kholi – 10 km, 6 to 7-hour trek
Day 3: Rola Kholi to Gulaba and drive to Manali – 8 km, 4-hour trek
How to Reach
At 52 km from Manali, Bhuntar is the nearest airport. You can take a taxi to reach Manali from Bhuntar, which will cost you about Rs 700 to Rs 1,000. The airport is well-connected to the national capital New Delhi by air, with all major airliners operating flights to and fro.
Manali is well connected to New Delhi by road. You can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali. Since the journey from Delhi to Manali is long, most private Volvo buses leave Delhi between 5 pm to 6 pm. The last state transport bus leaves at 8:30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Similarly, most buses leave Manali for Delhi between 4 pm to 5 pm. It is advisable to keep some buffer time in your travel plan to accommodate any delays.
Last modified: November 7, 2019