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BHRIGU LAKE – EVENT DETAILS

Location
Manali

Region
Himachal Pradesh, India

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Endurance Level
High

Highest Altitude
~ 14000 ft.

Temperature
Day time: 12°C-15°C
Night time: 0°C-8°C

Start-End
Manali – Bhrigu Lake – Manali

Duration
3 Nights / 4 Days

Dates
12th June to 15th June – 2018

Price
Rs. 9,800 (inclusive)

OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

Bhrigu Lake is one of the famous lake in Himachal. The Bhrigu Lake Trek has advantage of unconditional spectacle of natural variety and being one of the easy treks in Himalayas. Be it the unparalleled wonderful views of Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba, the extended Pir Panjal ranges, the gorgeous line of oak and cedar jungles, charming lush green pastures, fascinating carpeted mountains the picturesque scenes of the area is completely enchanting.

HIGHLIGHTS

It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu. Legend has it that 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.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival Manali ( Manali 2050m) – Gulaba

We drive 15 Kms up the Manali-Rohtang Highway to the meadows of Gulaba.

The trail goes eastwards and climbs steadily through forests. We walk 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 Bhrighu Lake at an altitude of 4270 m. We reach this beautiful lake by late afternoon and set up camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 2 - Gulaba To Pandu Rotha

At Bhrigu Lake. We spend the day at leisure taking in the magnificent mountain views all around. Camp overnight on the lakeshore.

Day 3 - Bhrigu – Vasishtha / Gulaba

Bhrigu – Vasishtha / Gulaba: Today leaving the lake we walk across a small meadow and begin our steep descent to the village of Gulaba. Transfer in Hotel at Manali.

Day 4 - Manali To Delhi

By evening Departure and drive to Delhi 14hrs. Drive to Delhi. O/N Journey.

THINGS TO CARRY

Note: This is just a reminder list of what to bring. You can bring any other additional things as per your requirements. When in doubt, you can can always contact us and we would be happy to assist and guide you.

MAP & GETTING THERE

Manali is well connected to Delhi. If you take an overnight bus from Delhi, it will take you 12-14 hours to reach Manali. Tickets can be booked online.  You can choose government buses such as HPTDC and HRTC as they usually run on schedule.

PRICE POLICY

Price Includes:

✓ Accommodation (Hotel, Guest house, Homestay, Camping)
✓ Meals while on trek (Veg)
✓ Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, and tent)
✓ All necessary permits and entry fees
✓ First aid medical kits
✓ Experts of Mountain Hikers
✓ Food & Accommodation from Gulaba to Gulaba

Price Excludes

× Air/ Train / Bus Tickets as per the service have taken by participants.
×
Mineral Water / Cold Drinks, etc.
× Camera & Coolie charges.
× Food charges during Train & Bus Journey.
× Personal expenditure of any kind.
× Insurance of any kind.
× Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
× Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.

Cancellation Policy
§ Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund. Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund. Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
§ In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.
§ The refund (if any) will be given within 15 days after the event is over, irrespective of cancellation date on the cancellation request form.

FAQs

Q1. How about accommodation facility in this trek?

Accommodation will be in tents on all the days – each tent will be shared by 3 / 4 Hikers. The tents will be provided by Mountain Hikers. We will also put up Dinner Tent / Kitchen Tent & Toilet tents – The number will vary according to the size of the group.

Mountain Hikers will provide sleeping bag to each Hiker. The sleeping bags we provide can sustain temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.

Q2. When will there be snow on this trek?

You are possible to find snow on this trek in June. Though, this depends on the snowfall that happens in the earlier winter.

Q3. At what time we supposed to reach Manali?

Mountain Hikers will arrange for pick up from Manali by 11:00 AM. Be sure to reach Manali by 10:00 AM. The travel time is around an hour to Gulaba. Gulaba is first camp site of this trek. Your campsite is a short trek from the point where you get dropped off by the vehicle.

Q4. When will we get back to Manali?

On Day 4, your trek distance of 5 km from Pandu Rotha to Gulaba. This should take 3-4 hours. Gulaba to Manali is an hour’s drive and you are expected to reach Manali around 2:00 PM.

Q5. What is the best way to reach Manali?

Manali is well connected to Delhi. If you take an overnight bus from Delhi, it will take you 12-14 hours to reach Manali. Tickets can be booked online. You You can choose government buses such as HPTDC and HRTC as they usually run on schedule.

Q6. Can First timers go for this trek?

Yes. Bhrigu Lake trek is a Moderate level trek. First timers can go for this trek. However, irrespective of your past trekking experience, fitness is mandatory before every high altitude trek.  Everyday exercise, Yoga, jogging 5-6 km in 30 minutes can help with this trek.

Q7. Who will be trek coordinator with us from Mountain Hikers?

An expert qualified & certified Trek Leader from Mountain Hikers, along with technical guides, cooks and other staff members will be with hikers during the whole trek. This team is well trained and is always ready to help hikers.

Q8. Do I need special snowshoes for the trek?

No need to buy special snowshoes for this trek. A good trekking shoes is sufficient for the trek. We advise a pair that is water resistant. Keep sufficient spare socks for a quick change in case the snow wets the insides of the shoes.

Q9. What kind of food is served on the trek? Should we carry any food?

Mountain Hikers provides menu which is suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast menu includes bread & Jam and butter, Dalia, Poha, sandwiches, corn flakes etc. Lunch mostly includes of Roti or Puri with Veg. sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, Rice, Roti and Dessert. You can carry dry snacks & dry fruits if required.

Q10. When it becomes really cold can I consume alcohol?

Alcohol is unsafe in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very speedily. Hence consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on all Mountain Hikers treks. Similarly smoking is not allowed on Mountain Hikers Treks Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek.

Q11. What about the internet & wifi connectivity?

Networks are available up to Pandu Rotha.

Q12. What about the ATMs if I need to withdraw cash?

If you wish to withdraw money before the trek, then you will get ATM at Manali, since this is the last place you will find an ATM.

BOOKING – Bhrigu Lake Trek

Dates
12th June to 15th June – 2018

Price
Rs. 9,800 (inclusive)

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Account Type: Current Account
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