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Brighu Lake

4 Days

Treknical Details

  • Manali
  • 14,000 ft
  • July - Mid November
  • Easy | Level 2
  • 24 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • 65

Overview

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary adventure as you set forth on the Brighu Lake Trek, a captivating expedition that unveils the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. The journey commences from the charming village of Gulaba, where a tapestry of lush meadows and invigorating pine-scented air embraces you. Step by step, the trail winds through a mosaic of landscapes, revealing breathtaking panoramas of towering snow-capped peaks and serene alpine lakes.

The crowning jewel of this trek is undoubtedly Brighu Lake, a pristine oasis cradled at an elevation of 14,000 feet. Its crystal-clear, sapphire waters reflect the grandeur of the surrounding mountains, creating a scene of ethereal beauty that seems straight out of a fairy tale.

Spanning across a duration of 3-4 days, the Brighu Lake Trek provides ample time to immerse yourself in the splendor of the great outdoors. Traverse through meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers, meander through dense pine and oak forests, and conquer rocky terrains that offer a hint of adventure at every turn. Along this journey, you’ll encounter iconic landmarks such as the majestic Rohtang Pass and the idyllic Vashisht village, infusing the trek with cultural and natural diversity.

A harmonious blend of natural magnificence and thrilling exploration, the Brighu Lake Trek is a must for both novice and seasoned trekkers. Prepare to be enchanted by the sheer artistry of nature as you navigate this trail of wonder, indulging in moments of reflection by the tranquil lake, surrounded by the majestic peaks that stand as silent sentinels of time.

Trek Highlights

  • Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from Manali to Gulaba and trek to the picturesque Gulaba Meadows camp
  • Venture on a thrilling trek from Gulaba to Rola Kholi, surrounded by mesmerizing landscapes and pristine nature
  • Reach the stunning Bhrigu Lake, a glacial wonder, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, then trek back to Rola Kholi
  • Conclude the trek with a return trek from Rola Kholi to Gulaba, followed by a drive back to Manali
  • Embrace the enchanting beauty of Gulaba Meadows and Rola Kholi, offering a serene escape from the hustle of city life

Itinerary

Altitude: Manali – 6,750 ft
Altitude: Gulaba – 9,900 ft
Altitude: Gulaba Meadows camp – 11,150 ft
Manali to Gulaba: 1 hour (22 km) via taxi
Gulaba to Gulaba Meadows: 1 hour (1 km) trek

Begin with an exciting drive from Manali to the enchanting Gulaba, the starting point of the Bhrigu Lake trek.

The picturesque drive takes you through winding roads, offering glimpses of the majestic Himalayan landscapes.

Arriving at Gulaba, lace up your trekking shoes, and begin the exhilarating hike to Gulaba Meadows camp.

Traverse through lush green meadows, surrounded by towering mountains, creating a surreal atmosphere.

The trek introduces you to the pristine beauty of nature, as you immerse in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Reach Gulaba Meadows camp, a tranquil haven nestled amidst the wilderness, offering a rejuvenating experience.

The day sets the tone for an unforgettable journey to Bhrigu Lake, as you savor the wonders of the Himalayas.

Gulaba to Rola Kholi: 4 hours (6 km) trek
Altitude: Rola Kholi – 12,500 ft
Altitude Gain: 1,350 ft

The day commences with an exhilarating trek from Gulaba to the mesmerizing Rola Kholi, surrounded by nature’s splendor.

The trail takes you through dense forests and meadows, offering stunning views of the verdant landscapes.

As you ascend higher, be captivated by the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and the ever-changing panoramas.

Rola Kholi welcomes you with its serene ambiance, providing a perfect setting to camp amidst the Himalayan wilderness.

The journey unravels unique flora and fauna, creating moments of connection with the natural wonders.

Pause to soak in the tranquility and embrace the sense of adventure that enlivens the trekking experience.It is a memorable chapter of the Bhrigu Lake trek, offering unforgettable encounters with the beauty of the mountains.

Altitude: Bhrigu Lake – 14,000 ft
Rola Kholi to Bhrigu Lake & back: 8 hours (10 km) trek

Venture into a thrilling journey from Rola Kholi to the enchanting Bhrigu Lake, an awe-inspiring glacial wonder.

The trail leads through rocky terrains and snow patches, surrounded by the grandeur of the mighty Himalayas.

As you approach the pristine Bhrigu Lake, be captivated by its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding peaks.

Take a moment to absorb the serenity and mystical aura of the lake, nestled amidst the towering mountains.

After relishing the breathtaking views, trace your steps back to Rola Kholi, cherishing the unforgettable encounter.

The trek unfolds moments of introspection and connection with nature’s beauty, leaving a lasting impression.

The Bhrigu Lake trek leaves you with cherished memories and a sense of fulfillment, embracing the wonders of the Himalayas.

Rola Kholi to Gulaba: 3 hours (7 km) trek
Gulaba to Manali: 1 hour 30 minutes (22 km) via taxi

Bid farewell to the picturesque Rola Kholi and commence your descent towards Gulaba.

As you trek back, cherish the memories of Bhrigu Lake and the spectacular vistas that accompanied you on the journey.

The trail offers moments of tranquility amidst the untouched beauty of the Himalayan landscapes.

Arriving at Gulaba, relish the sense of accomplishment and take in the last glimpses of the majestic mountains.

From Gulaba, embark on a scenic drive back to the charming town of Manali.

Day 4 concludes the Bhrigu Lake trek, leaving you with a heart full of cherished memories and a connection to nature’s marvels.

Prepare to bid farewell to the Himalayas, taking with you the magic of the mountains and the spirit of adventure.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Clothing:
Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Gear:
Backpack (with rain cover)‚Äč
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Binoculars
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Manali
  • 14,000 ft
  • July - Mid November
  • Easy | Level 2
  • 24 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • 65