The Complete Guide to Bhrigu Lake Trek
Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, lies the stunning Brighu Lake, an alpine wonderland that beckons adventurers and nature lovers alike. Situated at an altitude of 14,009 feet, this serene lake is named after the great sage Maharishi Bhrigu, one of the seven sages of Hindu mythology. Legend has it that he meditated by the lake, and even today, pilgrims visit the lake to seek blessings and soak in its divine energy. The trail to Brighu Lake is a nature lover's paradise, winding through verdant pine cone and deodar forests, and opening up to lush green meadows at Rola Kholi camp. The trek is an easy three-day adventure, perfect for beginners and seasoned trekkers alike, and offers ample opportunities to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas.
As you make your way to Brighu Lake, you'll be treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys, including the majestic Dhauladhar range and the towering Friendship Peak. The pristine alpine air, the gurgling streams, and the chirping of birds will transport you to a world of peace and tranquility. As you near the lake, the scenery transforms into a surreal landscape, with towering mountains reflected in the clear blue waters of Brighu Lake. The lake is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of rocky cliffs and verdant meadows, making it the perfect spot for a picnic or a leisurely afternoon spent in quiet contemplation.
At night, as you cozy up in your tent, surrounded by the crisp mountain air and the twinkling stars overhead, you'll realize that this is the kind of experience that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. And as you make your way back to civilization, you'll carry with you the memories of a lifetime and the knowledge that the majesty of the Himalayas will always be waiting to welcome you back.
Day 1 - Old Manali & Drive to Kulung & Trek to Moridugh (2850m/ 4-5 hrs)
Welcome to the beautiful town of Manali, nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Your adventure begins with a visit to Old Manali, a charming little town with a bohemian vibe, dotted with quaint cafes, boutique stores, and old-world charm. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets, explore the local market, and soak in the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills. After breakfast, we will drive to Kulung, a small village nestled in the mountains, where our trek to Moridugh will begin. The trail meanders through dense forests, along gurgling streams, and across charming little villages, giving you a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the Himalayas. The trek is moderate and takes around 4-5 hours to reach Moridugh, where we will set up camp for the night.
DAY 2 - Moridugh- Bhrigu Lake & Back to Moridugh (8-10 hrs)
we will embark on a challenging trek to Bhrigu Lake, one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the region. The trail climbs steadily uphill, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The trek is long and arduous, taking around 8-10 hours to complete. However, the sight of the turquoise blue lake, nestled amidst the snow-capped peaks, makes it all worth it. We will spend some time at the lake, soaking in its beauty and tranquility, before making our way back to Moridugh.
DAY 2 - LamaDugh to Manali
we will bid farewell to Moridugh and begin our trek to Lamadugh, a picturesque meadow located at an altitude of 3,400 meters. The trek is steep and challenging, taking around 5-6 hours to reach the top. However, the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys make it all worth it. We will set up camp at Lamadugh and spend the evening exploring the area, taking in the beauty of the Himalayas. On the final day of our adventure, we will make our way back to Manali, descending through dense forests and charming villages. Along the way, we will stop at a local tea shop to savor some delicious chai and interact with the friendly locals. We will reach Manali by late afternoon, where we will bid farewell to the mountains and cherish the memories of our unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
Accomodation : Tents
Camping & Trekking Permits
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
Trekking Equipments Tents, ice axes, ropes micro spikes etc.
A professional knowledgeable certified Trekking guide
Emergency equipment including a first-aid kit , medical kit , stretchers
What's Not Included
All The Thing That Are Not Mentioned In Including Section
Flights / Transportation to and from the meeting point
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Things To Pack
Backpack: 50-60 liters backpack with good hip & soulder support and quick access pockets
Trekking Shoes: water proof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle supports
Sleeping Bag: Since we will be going camping, hiking and what not, a sleeping bag can come in handy to have a good night sleep anywhere.
Head Gear: Head torch with extra batteries , suncap
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. two t-shirts with full sleeves quick dry material. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho or raincoat so that one doesn’t get wet.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Trekking Poles : pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Food & Water: 2-3 liters of water bottle ,energy bars, dry fruits,glucon d ,ors powder
Sunscreen, Toiletries and personal items.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.