Bhrigu Lake trek

Bhrigu lake trek – reasons to do this trek


The Bhrigu Lake trek is one of the easiest treks which makes it ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers this trek begins from Manali and the base camp of the trek is Gulaba village, to reach the lake trek you will have to pass through the first campsite which is Rola Kholi  you can include Vashist village  on your way where you can take a bath in hot water springs 

Gulaba village is 23 km away from Manali. You will have to trek for about 3-4 hours to reach the campsite of Rola Khol. It is a 6km long trek and you will have to stay in tents at this camping site, you can also have a look at Hanuman Tibba peak from the campsite.  

The Bhrigu Lake is at an altitude of approximately 14,00 ft. This trek from the first campsite to Bhrigu Lake and then back to the campsite lasts for 10 km. The trail looks beautiful because the path is often covered with snow. When you reach Bhrigu Lake you can easily overlook  Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, and Indrasen. This trek is best for beginners for many reasons and a few of them are mentioned below.

Reasons to do Bhrigu Lake Trek:

The Bhrigu Lake trek is one of the easiest treks which makes it ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers, some of the top reasons why you should choose this trek for the best trekking experience are mentioned below:

1. The duration of the trek is short

This is one of the shortest Himalayan treks as the distance of this trek is just 26 km, due to this reason people who don’t have much trekking experience prefer the Bhrigu Lake trek. If you want to plan a short trek and you don’t have experience trekking then this is one of the best Himalayan treks for you from where you can have a great view of some famous Himalayan peaks. 

2. Great altitude

It is surprising to see that such a short-duration trek is located at an altitude of 14,100 ft which can be covered in just 2-3 days, unlike other Himalayan treks which take 5-6 days to reach at this altitude. 

3. Easily accessible base camp

The starting point of this trek is Gulaba village, which is also a base camp for many Himalayan treks. You can easily reach this base camp from Manali with just a 2.5-hour drive. After the trek starts, it will not take much time to reach the first campsite on this trek which is Rola Kholi. 

Gulaba village

4. Rich civilization

This is a trek that is not situated in a remote place where you will feel lonely, this trek does not separate you from the local civilization, this is one factor that motivates most of the trekker who are planning their trek for the first time.

5. Difficulty level of the trek

This trek is rated as an easy-to-moderate trek on the scale of difficulty level, which makes Bhrigu Lake Trek best for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. You just need to prepare yourself physically and mentally to go on this trek and make sure you carry the necessary safety gear, which will help you have a safe trekking experience. 

6. Best trek for monsoon season

It is well known to everyone that it is advised to plan a trek in the mountains during monsoon season, but the Bhrigu Lake trek is one of the unique treks that can be done in monsoon. This place turns into heaven during monsoon as the lush green grasslands create a wonderful picturesque setup for photography lovers, you just need to take proper safety measures and should be fit to perform this terk.

Best trek for monsoon season


Bhrigu Lake Trek offers a wonderful opportunity for beginners to gain experience for future treks, as the difficulty level of this trek is rated as easy to moderate. If you are someone who wants to explore the beauty of the Himalayas along with a thrilling trekking experience, but you don’t have much knowledge about treks, then Bhrigu Lake Trek is an ideal trek for you. Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing trekking adventure. 

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