Bhrigu Lake Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Bhrigu Lake Trek
Bhrigu Lake is a well-known Himalayan location with a slice of nature's luxury for all types of people with all sorts of preferences. It is a high-altitude alpine lake trip. This area is a tranquil refuge full of unexpected natural wonders, beginning with the lush green meadows, views of snow-capped mountains, vast skyscapes, vivid flowers, and a hint of spirituality. This 3-day walk will not stop surprising you along the road if you're searching for a quick fix of amazement.
In the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, at a height of 4,267 metres, sits the appealing Bhrigu Lake. Bhrighu Lake is regarded as one of the easiest and most reachable alpine lake treks in the Himalayas among the extensive list of alpine lake treks. The Bhrighu Lake walk is classified as level 2 on the Himalayan Adventure trips Rating Scale, making it a good choice for novice trekkers. Bhrigu Lake is a good choice if you want to experience hiking for the first time.
This heavenly lake gets its name from the fabled sage Bhrigu. According to myths and local legends, the great sage Bhrighu meditated close to the lake. If we look at the highlights of the Bhrighu Lake journey, passing through a tangle of colourful wildflowers, stargazing at night, trekking through gentle monsoon rains, and camping in verdant meadows are some of the typical ones that bring nice memories to mind. The vistas of various impressive peaks, like the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba, to mention a few, are the place's most recognisable attractions. Additionally, you have magnificent vistas of the emerald-green Bhrighu Lake itself as well as the Solang and Beas Kund valleys. All of your difficult feelings will go away as you see and move closer to the stunning Bhrigu Lake, and you'll get a warm, familiar sensation throughout your body. You could even discover inner peace if you try to sit down and meditate.
Although the Bhrigu Lake trip could be the best choice for novices, every Himalayan landscape has its own unique set of difficulties. This trek's paths are steep, with long ascents of 7 km on Day 1 and 6 km without any descents on Day 2. In a little while, we'll be rising to a substantial height. To traverse these distances, you need to have strong legs and endurance. Without adequate training, gear knowledge, and a minimum level of fitness, it might be deadly up here.
The monsoon season, which lasts from June to September, is the ideal time to do the Bhrigu Lake walk. The rains will enhance the natural palette with colour and depth.
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➽ Itinerary of Trek
Arrive at Manali early in the morning, and our staff will be waiting to greet you. We will have to take a short drive from Manali to Gulaba. To get there, first drive up to Solang Valley till we pass the barrier. We disembark, gather our bags, and start up the arduous trek. A gradual ascent on the meadows leads to alpine meadows after passing through lovely trees in a loop. The climb provides far-reaching vistas of the valley as well as a variety of daily scenery changes. As we climb higher, the spectator starts to get enthralled by the woodland's expansive panorama. After 3 hours of hiking, we will reach Raoli Kholi, our first campsite. A better campsite than higher ones where the wind is colder is one that is situated just beyond the treeline.
Since it would take us a long time to go to Bhrigu Lake, we set off early this morning. The journey covers a range of terrains, such as mild inclines, easy walking, and snow-covered ice and scree. The moderate path will lead us to an open region surrounded by stony mountains and a chilly stream after we first go up the steep climb till we reach there. The route then becomes steeper as it climbs to the top of the ridgeline. After this hill, there is a brief period of pain, then a series of easy treks. You will be in awe of the expansive views till we reach the summit of the trek. Due to the presence of huge rocks, stones, ice, and snow, the grade is high. Altitude sickness is brought on by the height gain and the thinned air as we ascend these cliffs. But don't worry; unless you're really unwell, this is just how our bodies naturally respond when we're at such heights. After completing this challenging portion, we'll go on to several more hills where the gradient gradually flattens, presenting the alluring Lake in front of us. The lake, nestled among the Rocky Mountains, is difficult to see until the last point of approach due to its crater-like structure. It is located on a mountain range that reaches all the way up to the Bhrighu Mountains from the bustling town of Vashisht. The lake is revered because Maharishi Bhrighu spent a lot of time contemplating here before he attained enlightenment. Locals sometimes go to the lake each year, but hikers travel constantly. Although the lake is deep and holy, it is forbidden to trash or use leather goods nearby. In addition, the location provides beautiful views of some of the most well-known mountains, such as Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, and Deo Tibba. We'll have lunch, take some pictures, and then make our way back to the campsite. If you don't pay attention to the path as you're walking down, you might slip and twist your ankle. Thus, avoid foolishness and pay attention to the slants. You may move about freely on the grassy slopes after negotiating the challenging part of boulders and stones. A nice cup of tea will be ready for us when we get to our campground in the evening, which will happen shortly. Once there, unwind in your tents, have supper, and spend the night in the wilderness.
We will eat properly today before starting the Pandu ropa ascent to the Vashisht. The path is straightforward and contours beautifully to the right of the Raoli Kholi camp. We will descend into Pandu Ropa's vast meadows, a breathtaking area abounding with tiny plant life. From here, we'll turn around and go into the forest until we get to it. We will go beside the woodlands all the way to the village. The woodlands start to disappear as we approach the settlement, giving way to apple and rice orchards. One may get a view of the majestic Manali valley as they descend the mountain. The hot spring in Vashisht is the hike's endpoint. By the time we get in Vashisht, you may take a hot bath in one of the pools that are just outside the temple. These hot springs will relieve tension, exhaustion, and filth after days of seclusion. At Vashisht, where our trek comes to an end, you are free to go on to different programmes.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.