Bhrigu Lake Trek
SHORT INFO: -
||Trekking & Camping
||6 Days/ 5 Nights
Lake at an altitude around 4,300 meters (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh along Pir Panjal mountain range. Located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba, can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple (famous for its hot water springs). Named after Maharishi Bhrigu, legend is the sage used to meditate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely. Trail goes steadily underneath forest cover of silver oak, cedar and birch trees, passing through open grasslands every now and then. Besides you will be accompanied by crystal clear Himalayan rivulets in between. Will be camping at scenic Himalayan meadows once used by local shepherds. Trek to Bhrigu lake offers scenic view of magnificent peaks Hanuman Tibba, Seven sisters surrounding Beas Kund valley.
Day 1 - Manali
Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. The pretty hill town of Manali at an altitude of around 6730 feet, and it is a popular summer as well as winter destination. Deodar forests on the hill slopes, the Beas River flowing through the town, and the distant snow-clad mountains give it a mesmerising look. The region experiences cool and pleasant weather conditions for most part of the year. Manali to Drive Burwa. Guest House Stay – Feel like a home. (4 Km. from Manali)
Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
High Tea & Snacks
Evening Hot Soup
Dinner and Lights off
Day 2 - Burwa to Gulaba
Drive and trek to Raul Kholi Altitude: 2600 m to 3,830 m Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 4 km Take the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. Drive by Kolang, Palchan, Kothi as you reach Gulaba, starting point of the trek. Trek steadily leads underneath forest cover, passing through open grasslands every now and then. Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail here. The trail enters an open meadow where shepherds camp. Observe Mt. Hanuman Tibba towering over the meadows in the background along the Seven Sister peaks seated in Beas Kund Valley. Take few right & left turns from the upper ridge of the meadow will reach to second forested cover. Ahead, there’s a milky white rivulet “Kolang Nallah” flowing down the imposing Kolang Valley. As you climb up the ridge, pause to enjoy brilliant views of Manali and Solang Valley. Raul Kholi is a scenic grazing ground used by local shepherds. Located at the base of Bhrigu Lake, it makes for an ideal camping spot. Your water source here is Chor Nallah, which flows across the camping ground.
Tent Allotment and Relax
Evening Hot Soup
Free Time for Group Games & Discussions
Dinner and Rest. Prepare for next day trek to Bhrigu Lake
Day 3 - Raul Kholi to Bhrigu Lake
Breakfast and Move to Bhrigu Lake
Raul Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and then to Camp 2 - Base of Bhrigu Lake Altitude: 3,830 m to 4,270 m Time taken: 3 to 3 ½ hours, 3.5 km Start early as you have to catch the moments today. You have to trek a height of around 411 m to reach Bhrigu Lake. Bhrigu Lake rests between two high-altitude ridges. You’re currently hiking to the first ridge, which is an hour away. The trail slowly turns from green to brown and white. As you reach the ridge, look for an oval glacial lake in the distance. The lake surrounded by snow. You can catch a stunning panoramic view of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks, Mt. Indrasen, Mt.Deo Tibba and Mt.Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you. After spending time at the lake, head down to New Camp Site base of Bhrigu Lake
Group Games & Discussions
Evening Hot Soup
Day 4 - Bhrigu Lake Base Camp to Mori Doog
Breakfast and Move to Mori Doog
Altitude: 3,830 m to 2,070 m Time taken: 3 hours, 3 km Today’s trek is an easy one. Descend through the forest ridge of Pandu Ropa. Once you exit the forest ridge, treat yourself to a grand view of Kullu Valley. Below you, there are attractive apple orchards that Kullu Valley is famous for.
Evening Hot Soup
Day 5 - Mori Doog to Vashistha
Time taken: 3 hours, 3.5 km This is an old Kullu village with several native stories about Sage Bhrigu and the Pandavas. The village trail from here all the way to Vashisht is well-defined. The trek ends at Vashisht. Once there, you could pamper yourself by bathing in hot springs. Drive from Vashisht to BurwaBreakfast (After Breakfast move to Burwa)
Free time to roam in Manali & shopping
Grand Camp Fire and Bada Khana
Day 6 - Burwa
Feedback Session and Vote of Thanks
After Vote of Thanks leave from Burwa to Manali, From Manali, you can take buses to Chandigadh or Delhi.
✔️ Manali to Manali Transfers
✔️ Food & Accomodation (4 Persons in one Room & 4 Persons in one Tent). Girls & Boys Seperate Accomodation.
✔️ Trek guide, Cook & other professionals
✔️ Travel Buffs Charges
❌ Any kind of personal expenses viz. mineral water, Soft drinks, Laundry etc.
❌ Any kind of Insurance
❌ Pickup and drop from Railway Station / Airport / Bus Station / Stay Location to meeting place.
❌ Lunch all days & and en-route journey dinner
❌ Any extra meals and starters or any extra order at room
❌ Tips to Camp staff, drivers, guides, etc.
❌ Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities (Land Slides, Floods etc.), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs, etc.
❌ Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be Extra and need to be borne by Paricipants.
❌ Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.
♦ Normally participant expected to carry personal luggage on their own, if anyone doesn't want to carry his/ her backpack, can give it to porter but the participants have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 700/- extra per Day per bag. Transport from source to Destination.
♦ Cost exclude due to extension/ change of the itinerary because of natural Calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control.
♦ Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then arrangements will be made for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali. Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.
CAUTION & REMARKS :
♦ Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before deciding to undertake the trip.
♦ Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above
♦ Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS - Active Mountain Sickness) especially while sleeping
THINGS TO CARRY: -
01) Identity proof (Pan Card / Driving License MUST)
02) Sun protection (SPF 40), Lip Balm & Cold Cream
03) Down Jacket, Fleece Jacket/ Thick Sweatshirt, Thermal pair
04) 1 long sleeve shirt, 2 short sleeve Tshirts (avoid bright & new Tshirts as trekking & hiking in tour.)
05) 2 Short pants, 2 full pants. Cargo pants are preferable due to its use.
06) 4 sets of undergarments & 3 pairs of socks.
07) Gloves are optional, in case of need arises can be purchased at local shops.
08) Headlamp or Torch (Plus spare - Extra batteries)
09) Energy Food/ enerzal/ Glucon D powder
10) Hydration Bag or Water Bottles 2 lit. must
11) Cap/ Hat, Bandana or Buff
12) Rainwear (jacket, pants)/ Poncho
13) Good grip trekking Shoes suited to terrain & Sandals
14) Eye shade/ Sunglasses
15) Towel/ Pancha
16) Toiletry kit (Toothpaste & brush, soap, shampoo, Toilet paper role, Nail cutter, Hand sanitiser, Detergent soap sachets, etc.)
17) Body sprays are also good, but glass bottled perfumes are better kept at home.(Avoid using in forest area)
18) 2 Thin bed sheets must.
19) Camera and memory cards - Optional
20) Haversack/ Backpack & a day pack.
*** Do not carry sling bags or zholas.
*** Do not wear gold or carry valuable ornaments.
By registering or joining any of the program organised by Travel Buffs, you acknowledge that you have read, understood & agreed to the following terms & conditions.
TERMS & CONDITION:-
Ø Leaders’ decision shall be final & abiding to all, till completion of the trek/ programme.
Ø Smoking, Chewing tobacco & consumption of Alcohol is strictly not allowed on the trek/ programme.
Ø Everyone is expected to follow safety protocols defined by the leaders.
Ø Polluting trek route/ camp site is strictly prohibited. Strictly no littering throughout the event/ trek.
Ø You acknowledge that the photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. You consent to let organisers photograph you and let them to use for publicity purpose & also consent to allow organisers to use the photograph clicked by you for publicity purpose.
Ø There is possibility of injury during activities & programs and you are aware that outdoor activities bears inborn risk of personal injury.
Ø You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident/ Natural calamity may happen & you agree that organiser shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances (artificial or natural).
Ø During emergency situation, your consent to any medical treatment recommended by a qualified medical practitioner (this could include inoculations, blood transfusions, surgery or the use of anaesthetic). Read *Medical Disclaimer*
Ø You realise a certain level of acceptable behaviour is mandatory to participate in outdoor programmes/ treks and that you may excluded from programmes/ treks if this level is not maintained. You acknowledge event leaders right to expel you from the group if you does not follow instruction of the leader/ misbehave. Further you consent once you are expelled from the group; organisers & leaders does not owe any kind of liability towards you.
Ø Minors aged between 14 to 16 years may accompany with their adult family members, in such case the companion family member's declaration in writing for accepting full responsibility towards them is must, along with consent in writing from their parents; submitted to Travel Buffs.
Minors aged between 16 to 18 years can join the event with their parents' consent in writing submitted to Travel Buffs.
Ø Travel Buffs have all authority to make any changes/ cancel the events/ programmes and final Decision.
Please read "Terms and Conditions" before joining the event
For Registration call Team Travel Buffs: -
If not reachable please SMS or WhatsApp
PAYMENT POLICY & DETAILS: -
♦ Bookings for all scheduled events/ programmes will be strictly made on ‘First Come, First Serve’ basis only.
♦ One must enquire the availability of the seats before paying for an event.
♦ Booking only through 100% Advance payment.
Account details -
||KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
Once payment is done, please email details to “firstname.lastname@example.org” including Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID and Mobile Number. Mention Event name & date as subject.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: -
If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek/ event, an email intimation needs to be sent to "email@example.com". Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.
The cancellation charges as follows:
♦ Up to 60 days: 75% of the trek cost will be refund.
♦ Between 59 to 45 days: 50% of the trek cost will be refund.
♦ Between 44 to 30 days: 25% of the trek cost will be refund.
♦ Less than 29 days: no refund.
*MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: -
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.