The Most Picturesque Trek in Manali: Bhrigu Lake Trek

Shivani VashishtaJul 4 . 4 min read

Travel is all about creating memories and collecting stories. Whether you are a solo traveler or not, you should always be open to new encounters that will fill your veins with new thrills and adventures. It is about feeling unbound and the breeze hitting you in the face. 

One such place that fills your heart with ecstasy is Bhrigu lake trek, named after ‘Maharishi Bhrigu’. 


It is one of the most famous treks of India, situated at an altitude of 14,200 ft in Himachal Pradesh near Manali (the ideal pickup point). It is a beautiful lake surrounded by forest and snow-covered peaks. 


Lake during the seasons:


  • Summer Season: Trek to Bhrigu Lake is quite comfortable with only one day at a high altitude making it suitable for family trips. It can be planned between April and June as this is the best time to visit to avoid bad weather conditions. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius during dawn to around 10 degrees Celsius at dusk. 

  • Rainy Season: Trekking in the rainy season may lead to landslides and slippery trails generating a risky expedition. 

  • Winter Season: The lake remains frozen for six months during the winter season and transforms into a spectacular scene with snow-clad peaks surrounding it.


Bhrigu Lake View and Religious Places:


This pristine trek takes us through the high Himalayan range with breath-taking views along the way. The trekkers can also explore the ancient temples located in Manali and wash their sins by taking a dip in holy water springs located in Vashisht Village. During the trek, you can see panoramic views and visit historical locations like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Seven Sister Mountain Peaks. 

Furthermore, it also includes trekking through green tea gardens, passing through forests of oaks and pines and reaching treelines. The trail is startlingly in a mint condition and one of the best easy treks of the Himalayas. 


Here’s your simple guide to reaching the Bhrigu Lake Trek:


Air and Road are the two ultimate travel ways to reach the hike 

By Road: You can book a bus from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Manali. The 13 hr. 25 min ride would present you with glorious sights and a long drive experience. The buses are scheduled from 5 pm till 8:30 pm, so make sure to reach them on time. 

By Air: The closest airport is Kullu-Manali Airport, situated in Bhuntar, 52 km away from Manali. You can take a flight from Delhi International Airport (or your state accordingly) to Bhuntar. 

Places to capture during Trek:


Bhrigu Lake is a hidden treasure, nestled in the Himalayas. This lush and green destination is home to beautiful turquoise water. It is a perfect combination of adventure and tranquillity. Each year, thousands of nature enthusiasts visit this place and enjoy trekking in the natural shelters of valleys. 

Below are the few sights to record in your memories and cameras:

  1. The spectacular Rohtang pass road
  2. Pine forests, Silver Oaks, Cedars, birches 
  3. The beauty of Gulaba Village
  4. Hill Towns: Kolang, Kothi and Palchan
  5. Mountain Ranges: Pirpanjal and Dhauladar
  6. Rola Kholi Campsite


Additional Things to keep in check:

  1. Ensure/ book your camping stays well in advance. 
  2. Prepare all the trek equipment needed: sleeping bags, essential dining utensils/tents, toiletries, etc.
  3. Pack ready-to-eat foods like cup noodles, etc. Do not take plastic bottles and restrict your friends and family from littering around. 
  4. Always keep first aid kits handy. People with low oxygen levels, heart disorders, high blood pressure and breathing issues should take necessary precautions before trekking. Be aware of health consequences.
  5. The weight of the carry bags must be around 10 Kg Max as more might create a hindrance in mountaineering and put stress on the body quite early.


Have a safe journey!


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