- Grade: Easy
- Location: Himachal Pradesh
- Altitude: 4267M
- Duration: 3 Days
Bhrigu Lake, the high-altitude alpine lake trek is a famous Himalayan destination that has a cut of nature’s opulence for all kinds of people with different kinds of tastes. Starting from the lush green meadows, vistas of snow-capped mountains, grand skyscapes, vibrant flowers, and a touch of spirituality, this place is a serene sanctuary filled with natural surprises. If you are looking for a short dose of wonder, then this 3-day trek will not cease to amaze you every step of the way.
The alluring Bhrigu Lake is nestled at a height of 4,267M in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. In the long list of alpine lake treks, Bhrigu Lake is considered to be one of the shortest and most approachable lake treks of the Himalayas. In Bikat Rating Scale, Bhrigu Lake trek falls under level 2, which is to say it is fairly easy and ideal for first-time trekkers. So, if you are planning to try trekking for the first time, Bhrigu Lake is a safe bet.
The name of this divine lake is derived from the legendary sage Bhrigu. Mythological tales and locals believe that the almighty sage Bhrigu went under deep meditation near the lake. If we look into the highlights of the Bhrigu Lake trek, walking through the dense oak forest, crossing through a variety of vibrant wildflowers, stargazing at night, hiking in mild monsoon showers, and camping in lush meadows are some of the common ones to fill your heart with warm memories. The iconic highlights of this place are the views of some mighty peaks such as the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, to name a few. You also get majestic views of Solang Valley, Beas Kund Valley, and of course the emerald green Bhrigu Lake itself. When you witness and get closer to the beautiful Bhrigu Lake, all your heavy emotions will settle down and a familiar feeling of warmth will run through your veins. Try to sit down and meditate, you might even find your inner peace there.
The Bhrigu Lake trek might be an ideal option for beginners but every Himalayan terrain comes with a special set of challenges. The trails of this trek incline with heavy ascents for 7 km on Day 1 and 6 km on Day 2 without any descents. We will be gaining considerable altitude in a short period. You need good leg strength and stamina to cover these distances. Without proper practice, knowledge of gears, and standard fitness level it could get fatal up here.
The best time to do the Bhrigu Lake trek is during the monsoons, from June to September. The rains will add colour and richness to the natural palette. For more information regarding the itinerary, blogs, FAQs, etc. scroll down.