Bhrigu Lake – High Altitude Glacial Lake in Rohtang Pass

Bhirgu Lake

Bhrigu (4240mts.) is a prominent lake of kullu region, located right of Rohtang pass. A natured forest of Fir, oak and higher altitude white Oak surrounds from where trek starts. Steep ups and downs can make you a bit tired but are equally rewarding because of its breathtaking views.

About Bhrigu Lake trek: This easily accessible trek route in the upper Kullu valley and lying east of the famous Rohtang pass offers almost everything which a beginner or an experienced hiker can think of. The trail goes though virgin forests, and lush green meadows, Birds eye views of the surrounding valleys like upper Kullu, Solang and Rohtang are trekkers delight. Snow clad peaks and ranges of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal are captivating. The lake itself derived its name from the peak called Bhrigu.

Bhirgu Lake

The legend is that, Maharishi Bhrigu (saint) of Saptarishi fame had meditated on bank of this secluded and pristine lake lying at ~4270m/14000ft above sea level. The shallow lake remains frozen for more than half of the year.Even in summer the approach is filled with the fun of walking on snow. Campsites provide overwhelming feeling of wonder and admiration. The nature is bountiful with her gift of wildlife. This round trek’s start and end point, the village of Vashisht ( Another Rishi of Saptarishi fame extolled here ) has surprises in many folds. A Neatly carved wooden temple, hot spring, surrounding waterfalls, village home-stays, availability of world cuisines make it a compelling destination for tourists and hikers who want to be far yet  close from the hustle and bustle of Manali.

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