If you wanted to enjoy high altitude alpine meadows without having to trek for 2 to 3 days, Bhrigu Lake Trek in May is the perfect option for you. A trek which is an out and out grassland trek, is a real treat to the nature lovers. In the first 10 minutes of starting the trek from the Gulaba base camp, you will be greeted with the lush green alpine meadows all around you tempting you to walk barefoot in the cool dew beneath your feet. Gulaba makes the Bhrigu lake easily accessible and is only an hour drive from Manali. Who would have imagined that such pristine heavenly beauty is just around Manali.
These meadows stretches wide and far to as far as the eye can go, like an endless carpet of nature. You would find sheep grazing and horses galloping in your trail. All you would see is lush green landscape around you and deep blue sky above you. Can you ask for more? I do not think so. The overall view would be like a million dollar painting coming alive with you sitting on the grassy land surrounded by snowy peaks stretching to the horizon with a deep blue sky above you.
Route : Manali-Gulaba-Kothi-Bhrigu-Manali
Bhrigu Lake is a lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Gulaba village.
Bhrigu Lake is a lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Gulaba village. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba village. Actually there is no settlement in Gulaba and is actually an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.
DAY 1 : Manali to Gulaba then trek to Kothi Thel (2900mts.) 5hrs.
We drive 15km. upto the Manali Rohtang highway to the meadows of Gulaba. The views of the upper kullu valley from here are quite spectacular. The trail toward the lake goes east ward and climb through the dence forest of Deodar the cross a small stream to the camp site of kothi Theli.
DAY 2 : Kothi theli to Bhrigu.(4240mts) 5 hrs.
We ascent towards the lake slowly as the altitude can make you a little breathless. we cross a mountain stream and then keep climbing till we cross a mountain ridge beyond which lies the Bhrigu lake. We reach the beautiful lake by the afternoon and set the camp.
DAY 3 : Bhrigu Lake to Vashisht Thel(3600mts) 4hrs.
After the breathtaking views of the Bhrigu lake We walk cross a small meadows and climbing up to a mountain to Vashisht Theli. During the trekking we will pass through the Pandu Ropa(Rice fields of Pandvas) over night camp.
DAY 4 : Vashisht Thel to Vashisht village then to Manali 4hrs.
This day is our steep descent to the village of Vashisht. The descend offer a great view of the entire Kullu valley. We walk through forest and slowly emerged into apple orchards and finally reach the Vashisht hot spring then to Manali.
Transport Options (Delhi – Manali – Delhi)
For travel to Manali and back one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Bhuntar KUU, also known as Kullu Airport, or Bhuntar Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 850 - 1200 per person. These buses depart from ISBT. or so and take about 14 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Summer in Manali extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 15°c and 20°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 25°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications