A beautiful weekend trek, Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude alpine lake in Manali region. The best thing about Bhrigu Lake is that you can achieve height of 14,000 ft in just two days. Leave your eyes on Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks on your way. Next day you trek uphill to the oval shaped lake which is believed to change colors with seasons. You may get lucky to see snow on the trek.. At such a soaring height, the clouds will be floating around you.
We will start from Manali around 11 in the morning. Drive from Manali to Gulaba takes approximate one hour rest depends on traffic. A short trek of about one hour brings us to our camping site for the day.
The trail begins with a steep ascent.Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail. These are few of the most major trees in the Himalayas. After around 30 minutes, the trail enters an open meadow where shepherd’s camp.
On the way you can enjoy the sight and the beauty of notable peaks like Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the beautiful Seven Sister peaks based in Beas Kund Valley .It is about 3 to 4 hours after trekyou will reach Kolang Nollah where you can have a small break to enjoy the beauty of the place and regain your strength for the next stretch till campsite.
Starting early in the morning as the approach to Bhrigu lake is steep & trek is long. During trek to the lake ,the trail turns from Green to White (in Summers). The approach to lake is through snow & boulders. Reach the lake which is frozen for most of the months. If you visit in summer you will find grass & tiny alpine flowers surrounding the lake.
On a clear day, you can catch a spectacular panoramic view of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks such as Indrasen, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you.
After spending time at lake, retrace your way to Rola Kholi.
Today’s trek is an easy one. You get back to Gulaba through the meadows you came up from. The descent can be a bit steep but is good on your legs given you are always in the meadows. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Gulaba. Gulaba at around 10,000 ft is a better exit for your knees.
From Gulaba, it would take one hour drive back to Manali which would be in pre-arranged cabs.