Brighu lake Trek
3 Days Trek
Day 1 : Drive to Gulaba.Trek from Gulaba to Rola Kholi (12,500 feet approx.), – 7 km, 4 to 5 hour trek
Report at Manali Bus Stand at 7 AM. We will board a taxi for the trek starting point near Gulaba. Its a 22km ride on the road leading to Rohtang Pass. Gradually hike though forest & meadows with fabulous views of Manali & Solang Valley in the background. Some of the notable peaks in view are Mt. Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sister peaks seated in Beas Kund Valley. Carry sufficient water in your bottle as there are very limited/No source (depending on the season) of water before Kolang Nallah. After 3-4 hour of hike we will reach Kolang Nallah. There is a makeshift wooden bridge on this Nallah for most of months. After crossing the Nallah the camping site is another 1.5-2 hours hike away. Rola Kholi is a campsite Rola Kholi is a scenic campsite covered from 3 sides with mountains which gives excellent protection from winds. It is an ideal camping spot where the water source is flowing across the camping ground.
Day 2 : Rola Kholi to Pandu Ropa (11,800 feet approx.) via Bhrigu Lake (14,000 feet approx.) – 14 km, 7 to 8 hour trek.
Starting early in the morning is advisable as the approach to bhrigu lake is steep & trek is long. As we trek to the lake ,the trail turns from Green to Brown to While (in winters). The approach to lake is though boulders & scree where being cautious is advisable. Reach the lake which is frozen for most of the months . If you happen to visit in the months of summer you will find grass & tiny alpine flowers surrounding the lake. After spending some quite time at the lake head to Pandu Ropa. The meadow walk is refreshing all the way to rice fields of Pandu Ropa. Camp here for the night.
Day 3 : Pandu Ropa to Vashisht (6800 feet) – 8 km, 4 hour trek.
Drive down from Vashisht to Manali. Board evening bus to Delhi from Manali. Today’s trek is all the way downhill where your lungs will be at ease but feet will do the extra work. The downhill sections are quite steep & slippery at places. The trail is well defined. On the way you will see hiker who are doing this trek from the other side. Last section of the trek is through villages & apple orchards. Do not pluck apples without the permission of owner. Hike will end in Vashish which is famous for a hot sulphur water spring. We will reach Vashisht by 4 PM Approx. Trip ends in Vashisht. Take a dip in the public pool if you wish so. You can walk or take an auto rikshaw for Manali which is approx 1 km from here.