There is a common phrase that we get to hear very often which goes like this, “Mountains are calling and I must go“. Well, it sounds like a cliche phrase if you don’t love mountains or haven’t developed a taste of hiking in mountains but if you feel the essence of it then you keep holding on to it.
So OneHimachal brings to you a new trek in collaboration with Lion Heart Expeditions who specializeÂ in organizing jeep safari, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing,Â motorbike tours, bicycle tours treks and adventure sports in the Himalayas. So let us discuss the trip itinerary and other key points.
BHRIGUÂ LAKE TREK
BhriguÂ (4240m) is a prominent holy lake of the Kullu Region, located right of the Rohtang pass. The Legend says thatÂ Bhrigu Rishi meditated here and many local gods of the Kullu Region took a dip in its sacred water. Most famous among them is Guru Vashisht, who traveled to the lake at least once in a two or three yearâs cycle. And still today many local people from VashistÂ make the steep ascent to visit this holy place. A forest of Fir, Oak and in higher altitude white Oak, surrounds Gulaba from where the trek starts. Later the trek will lead through green meadows and rhododendron and there might be a good possibility of seeingÂ some of the huge vultures which are living there.
Steep ups and downs can make you a bit tired but are equally rewarding because of the breathtaking views of the DhaulaÂ Dhar Range with high snow-covered mountains.
DayÂ 1: Manali to Gulaba then trek to Raualikholi (3770m) 4-5 hrs uphill
We drive 15km up to the Manali Rohtang highway to the meadows of Gulaba. The views of the upper Kullu Valley from hereÂ are quite spectacular. The trail towards the lake goes eastward and climbs through the dense forest of deodar. We will cross a small stream to the idyllic campsite of Raulikholi.
Day 2: Raulikholi to Bhrigu (4268m) to Panduropa (3450m)Â 5-6 hours
We ascent towards the lake slowly as the altitude can make us a little breathless. We cross a mountain stream and then keep climbing till we cross a mountain ridge beyond which lies the Bhrigu Lake. After having taken Lunch here we will descend down towardsÂ our next campsite. From here we will have breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains.
Day 3: Panduropa to Vashisht village then to Manali 4hrs downhill
The day will start with our steep descent to the village Vashisht. The descent offers a great view of the entire Kullu Valley. We walk through the forest and slowly emerge into apple orchards and finally reach the Vashisht hot spring, where we can take a hot bath, then go toÂ Manali by a jeep.
INR. 5000/- per person (group discounts available)
1.Â Cab for the whole tour.
2.Â 2 Nights accommodation with 3 Breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 Dinners.
3. 1 GuideÂ (experienced)
1. Any Activity Charges.
2. Personal Expenses: – Shopping, Etc.
3. Any Extra Service Charges: – Medical, Heater, Etc.
4.Â 5 %Â Govt. Service Tax.
THINGSÂ TO CARRY
1. WollenÂ Cap.
2. RainÂ Coat.
4. GoodÂ shoes.
5. OneÂ pair of sleepers.
6. WaterÂ Bottles.
NOTE:Â The batches will start from the first week of July and one batch will comprise of 15 people. To your surprise, group discounts are available and we want you to leverage this offer.
TheÂ Above package can be booked by paying a token amount which is 50% of the total amount for booking.
TheÂ remaining 50% should be paid after arrival at Manali.
POSTPONEÂ / PREPONE POLICY
20%Â of the total amount of the package is charged for any postpone or prepone of the tour.*
IfÂ postponed, the package shall be valid for one year from the date of booking (conditions apply).
AnyÂ booking canceled same day of the booking day there will be 90% Refund.
AnyÂ booking canceled between 10 Days there will be 50% refund only if 50 % advance has been paid, but the company is not liable to refund any amount if the booking amount is less than 50% of the total package amount.
AnyÂ reservation canceled between 14 days, there will be no refund.
Here are the account details for booking purposes:
Account holder: Pushpinder Thakur
Account no.Â – 32080100001540
Bank Name:Â – Bank of Baroda
Branch:Â – Manali
IFSCÂ Code: – BARB0MANALI
We have tried our best to explain the itinerary and if still, you have some queries, there are different ways to reach Lion Heart Expeditions:
ContactÂ No :-Â +919816077485
Here are some more pictures from the Bhrigu Trek:
Hope these pictures have gained your attention and so feel free to contact us via any medium and we look forward to showing you this mystical paradise.
If you want to visit little Tibet, i.e. Spiti, then we suggest you try our Chandratal Tour, which is currently on-going.