Bhrigu Lake Trek


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Aren’t those parties A-M-A-Z-ING where your plate is full of all colourful delicacies and you hunt down for a little more space to add that extra sweet? Well, that is exactly what trekking up to Bhrigu Lake is like. Trek to Bhrigu Lake is a plateful experience. Shades of meadow, check; horses galloping and sheep grazing making for a wonderful capture, check; unadulterated snow bed, check; whopping height of 14,100ft, check; luminescent Bhrigu Lake, check; utterly tall snow capped mountain ranges reaching for horizon in the background, check; and to top it all the blissfulness the trek offers.

Manali bags another trophy in the name of Bhrigu Lake, situated right in its lap and marks for a trek not only loved by nature admirers but also the adventure junkies. One gets to witness the unending vastness of alpine meadows which changes its texture and shades as we ascend. With gradual climbing, it’s a stumbling experience to watch the thick forest of rhododeron ending and birch trees rising making for uncanny scenery. The mystical glacial lake too is no less. From being partially frozen at times, to skyline silver the other and reflecting the exact hue of the sky; the different traits of lake has never offered for the same picture. The Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop all the way through the trek stuns with its panorama.

Many trek to Bhrigu Lake to hunt down the treasure well hidden between two high altitude ridges, while some for the scenic trail of silver oak and cedar trees. May the reason be what so ever, the trek has always been a delight to newcomers and also to those who have walked this path before.

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Day 1: Delhi to Manali by Overnight Volvo

Every journey marks a start point, though it is miles away, the capital city is a great juncture to meet up. We keep scaling to higher feet to make our way to one of the famous hub in Himachal Pradesh, Manali. The excitement to start the trek and the smooth road will easily pass our time from Delhi to Manali.

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Day 2: Explore Manali

Though it is a long journey to Manali, the excitement and zeal in abundance is surely going to keep us on our toes. Manali has a lot to offer to all its visitors. From strolling around the Mall Road, to visiting Hadimba Temple, or relaxing in one of the cafes by Beas River or shopping for woollen from Old Manali. Manali has it all for spending a leisure time. One can either hit the city and explore or prepare for the onward march to Bhrigu Lake starting tomorrow.

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Day 3: Drive from Manali to Gulaba (8,350ft) and trek to Rola Kholi (9,500ft)

The Bhrigu Lake trek begins at Gulaba. Once a quiet hamlet is now buzzing with many tourists. Being a transit point for the famous Rohtang Pass and also trekkers, at a height of 8,350ft Gulaba offers a view of the large meadows which we soon be marching on. We drive to Gulaba and start our trek to Rola Kholi. With moderate ascent on our way, we make our way through deep forests of alpine, cedar and white oak trees to reach the undulating meadows. The vast meadow opens a window to the tall mountains of Dhauladhar Range and we get a peek of Hanuman Tibba peak. With waves of greenery around and a water stream running across, Rola Khuli makes for an ideal campsite. The days offer large grassland where horses and sheep glitter over them while the nights have a vast open sky with a bed of stars twinkling every now and then. We sleep through the night for our finally ascend to Bhrigu Lake.

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Day 4: Trek from Rola Kholi to Bhrigu and trek to Panduropa (11,480ft)

We start our trek at a height of 9,500ft and make our way through stony trails to reach a little closer to the surreal lake. As we ascend, the view of the Solang Valley gets clearer and more stunning. Slowly and gradually the landscape changes from complete greenery to whiteness. There is snow all around marking the presence of Bhrigu Lake somewhere in proximity. Final decent through the snowy trail and the mystical lake shows up. If myths are to be believed, Rishi Bhrigu meditated here and bathed in the lake. After spending time by the lake we slip our way through ice to descend to Panduropa. We get back to the meadows but this time with an entirely new backdrop and new peaks towering behind. If someone missed star gazing the previous night, at a height of 11,480ft Paduropa offers a even clearer and closer view of the twinkles and the mighty Milky Way galaxy. We camp through the night at Panduropa.

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Day 5: Trek from Panduropa to Vashisht (6,800ft), Overnight Volvo to Delhi

If someone missed filling their memory cards with the spectacular view of the Himalayas, trek down to Vashisht gives a last opportunity to be up and away from the city hustle bustle and the closest ever to the nature. Trekking down through wavy meadows and forests we reach Vashisht. We drive all the way back to Manali from Vashisht and proceed to board our bus to Delhi. Surely the trek to Bhrigu Lake and back leaves for an astounding experience to keep forever in our memories.

  • • Transport from Delhi to Manali and Back to Delhi by AC Volvo

  • • 1 night Hotel Stay in Manali

  • • 2 nights Camping in Dome Tents with Sleeping Bags and Mattress  

  • • Refreshments while trekking 

  • • All Meals during trek (Veg/Egg Meals).  

  • • Permit Fee/Camping Fee 

  • • Qualified and experienced Trek Leaders, Trek Guide and Support Staff 

  • • First-Aid medical kits 

  • • Free TanTra T-shirt

  • • Meals at Manali and during transit/travel from Delhi to Manali and back. 

  • • Porters to carry personal luggage. 

  • • Personal Expenses while on trek (Snacks/Water Bottles/Energy Drinks) 

  • • Cost Escalation due to natural reason 

  • • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions 

  • • Waterproof Jacket/Raincoat (mandatory) 

  • • Sports/ hiking Shoes. Comfort is a prerequisite 

  • • Sun Screen lotion, Small Torch, Sunglasses, Cap, T-Shirts 

  • • Track Pants or any comfy lower for Trekking 

  • • Heavy Jacket and Thermals  

  • • Personal medicines if required. 

  • • Sunglasses 

  • • Backpack (Min 55 Liters) with Rain Cover 

  • • Two Pair of Socks 

  • • Light towel 

  • • Lip Balm 

  • • Water Bottle 1 Lt

I am the individual registering for this programme and hereby agree to the following:

  1. I understand that if a change in my health or physical condition does occur which might affect my ability to participate in the Program or otherwise exercise safely, that I will immediately notify Tantra AdventureZ.
  2. I agree that Tantra AdventureZ shall not be liable or responsible for any injuries to me resulting from my participation in the event and I expressly release and discharge Tantra AdventureZ, its owners, employees, agents and/or assigns, from all claims, actions, judgments and the like which I or my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns may have or claim to have as a result of any injury or other damage which may occur in connection with my participation in the event.
  3. I understand that whenever I will feel light headed, faint, dizzy, nauseated or experience pain/discomfort during the camp, I will stop the activity and inform the Event Leader of Tantra AdventureZ.
  4. I understand that I am not obligated to perform nor participate in any activity that I do not wish to do, and that is my right to refuse such participation at any time.
  5. I am aware that Tantra AdventureZ does not allow & entertain the consumption of Drugs & Alcohol during the complete activity. If I am found indulging in any such activity, then Tantra AdventureZ has the right to disqualify my participation from the Adventure Activity with immediate effect.
  6. I acknowledge that trainers of Tantra AdventureZ. are not physicians and are not trained in any way to provide medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or any other type of medical advice. Furthermore I am aware that it is always advisable to consult a physician before embarking on any new adventure activity.
  7. In the event of my suffering any medical or health difficulty whilst performing any physical activity, and particularly where I may lose consciousness or be unable to deal with matters myself, I hereby authorize Tantra AdventureZ. to contact a physician and to take me to such physician and/or any appropriate medical clinic or other hospital and to use the services of an ambulance where appropriate and I undertake liability for all costs thereby incurred. I am aware of all inherent dangers during the trip. I acknowledge and understand I will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability or death and  severe social and economic losses which might result not only from my own action, inaction or negligence, but action, inaction or negligence of others, or the condition of the premises on or off site or of any equipment used and further, that there may be other unknown risks not reasonably foreseeable at this time. I assume all these risks and expressly waive, release, discharge and agree not to sue Tantra AdventureZ. for any loss, damage, death, disability, injury, or action of any kind for participating in this camp or any other activities organized by Tantra AdventureZ. and I hereby indemnify and hold Tantra AdventureZ. harmless against any claims by my dependents or other third parties whatsoever arising by reason of my death, disability or injury whilst participating in Adventure Activity.
  8. I am aware that Tantra AdventureZ does not accept responsibility for any loss, theft and/or damage to vehicles and/or personal property left in vehicles or any other area at the location I am camping.
  9. I understand and accept that no refunds, whether in whole or in part, will be granted if I cannot complete the activity. I have read, understand and accept the terms and conditions above.
  10. I notify that I do not have any Criminal Cases/Police Cases running against me.
  11. I agree that this constitutes the entire agreement between me and Tantra AdventureZ. and I acknowledge that I conclude this Agreement of my own free will without force or coercion and not having been induced to do so by reason of any representations on the part of Tantra AdventureZ. and any agreement to terminate this Agreement or to amend or vary it in any way, shall not be of any force or effect unless and until reduced  to writing and signed by the relevant parties
  12. There will be no Refunds in case of Alteration/Cancellaton of the Trip because of any uncertain cause like Landslides, Road Blockage, Vehicle Breakdown, Bad Weather, Any Sudden Government Circular or Notice, Sudden Closer of The Trek Routes or any other similar reason which may-not be under Tantra Adventurez’s control.

I have read this Release and Terms of Agreement and understand all of its terms. I sign it voluntarily and with knowledge of its significance.

 

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1. What is Bhrigu Lake and where is it located ?

- Bhrigu Lake is a High Altitude lake (14010 ft) located in Himachal Pradesh.

2. From where the Trek Starts ?

- Trek starts from Gaulaba, which is 35 KM from Manali located on the Manali - Rohtang road.

3. Is my Travel from Delhi to Manali included in the Trek cost ?

- Yes, your travel from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi is included in the Trek cost.

4. What will be the mode of Transport from Delhi to Manali and Back to Delhi ?

- The travel To and Fro to Manali will be by AC Volvo.

5. How difficult is this Trek ?

- Bhrigu Lake trek is of Moderate gradient. This trek is perfect for someone who has done a single day treks before.

6. What is the Best time to do this trek ?

- May end to September are the best months to do this trek.

7. What will be the type of accomodation on this trek ?

- The accomodation during the trek will be in Dome Tents on triple occupancy. We will provide with sleeping bags and mattresses to each trekker.

8. How are the sanitation facilities in the camp sites ?

- Toilet tents are pitched for the sanitation at the camping sites.

9. What type of Food is provided while on trek ?

- We provide nutrious high calaorie veg food to all trekkers. 

10. What is the average trekking distance on each day ?

- On an average we will be trekking around 6-9 KMs. The average trekking time would be around 6 hrs on each day.

11. What clothing/preparation should i carry/do for this trek ?

- You can find the details about clothing in the essentials section.

12. What is the average group size for this trek ?

- Our group sizes varies from 10 - 15 trekkers per batch.

13. Is my stay at Manali on Day 2 Included in trek cost ?

- Yes your stay at Manali is included in the trek cost. However the Food at Manali is not included. You can try out the national and international cusines in various restaurants in Manali.

14. By What time we will reach Manali on Day 5 ?

- We will reach Manali by 2:00 pm on Day 5. 

15. What is the normal girl to boy ratio in this trek ?

- Generally the girl to boy ratio in our Bhrigu Lake trek groups is 6:4. 

16. By When we will reach Delhi ?

- You will reach Delhi on early morning on Day 6.

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