Bhrigu Lake

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Bhrigu Lake, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh

Why to visit Bhrigu Lake

The name Bhrigu is derived from Maharishi Bhrigu's name. The captivating lake has its own majestic beauty that changes with the seasons. It turns emerald green in the late summer and blue in the summer, making for a beautiful spectacle to witness. It is compared to alpine meadows found in high-altitude locations such as Switzerland.

Why Bhrigu Lake is famous?

  • The lake's most notable feature is that it never completely freezes over during the winter.
    • The lake never freezes fully, according to mythology, because Maharishi Bhrigu meditated near it.
  • Gulaba Village is roughly 6 hours away from the enthralling Bhrigu Lake. 
  • While trekking to Bhrigu Lake, campers can set up a camp beside the lake and enjoy some leisure time with friends and family.

About Bhrigu Lake Trek:

The unrivalled stunning vistas of the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, and the expansive Pir Panjal ranges that you will experience on this four-day trip to Bhrigu Lake will calm your senses and fill you with unbridled natural beauty. Gulaba village, which is 6 kilometres away and where Bhrigu Lake hiking begins, is the closest village.

Ideal for: Beginners

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Best time for trekking: June to September

Ideal duration: 4 days

Altitude: 14000 ft

Distance from the city centre: 24 km

FAQ on Bhrigu Lake

What is the best time to visit Bhrigu Lake?

The months of June to May are thought to be the optimum for experiencing the Bhrigu Trek to the utmost. The snow is significantly less at this time of year making the area even more accessible to travellers. Also if you want to see snow go on this hike around the month of May.

How to reach Bhrigu Lake?

Tourists must drive from Manali to Gulaba Village which is around 24 kilometres away and well accessible by road. To get to Gulaba Village the best and most cheap types of local transportation are shared or private taxis.

Can you trek to Bhrigu Lake in a single day?

The trek to Bhrigu Lake and return takes about 4 days. The walk begins in Gulaba, the starting point, from where you can begin your ascent.

Is the trek to Bhrigu Lake difficult?

The 22 kilometre long walk takes four days to complete and begins in Gulaba. The Bhrigu Lake journey, which is rated as a moderately challenging hike, rises from an elevation of 8,530 feet to 14,009 feet. This makes it a difficult walk for first-timers.

Special Tip

The monsoon season in Manali lasts from June to August. Tourists are advised to avoid visiting during the monsoon season because the region is prone to landslides. Also, remember to wear clothes for hiking and to have camping supplies.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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