Brighu Lake: A High Altitude Lake in Kullu

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Nestled in the heights of the Pir Panjal range in the inner Himalayan region of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, is the pristine Bhrigu Lake. The seat of great sage Bhrigu, the father of vedic astrology and holy to Hindus, legend has it that this lake never freezes because sage wrote his astrological classic ‘Bhrigu Samhita’ by this lake only.

A perfect weekend trek from Manali, this trek offers a great deal of beauty and serenity to the trekkers and tourists alike. Starting from a village called Gulaba near Manali, this 12 kms trek is nothing but pure bliss and joy. Paradise for a photographer, the trek winds up to the beautiful Siyander Thach or Raul Khoi campsite via Khanora Thach with stunning views of Friendship, Manali, Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks.

Khanora Thach

The lake, primarily fed by the glacial waters, is stunning blue in colour and is an unforgettable sight and the impressive altitude of 14,000 ft. above sea level adds to its beauty. Soothing view of Solang valley never leaves your sight throughout the trek. There are two routes to attempt this trek. One starting from Gulaba and the other from Vashisth village near Manali. These trek routes can be attempted vice versa. The trails to the lake however remain closed starting December till May due to the excess of snow deposits.

Raul Khoi Campsite
Raul Khoi Campsite

Since camping is not allowed anywhere near the lake, one has to either camp at Raul Khoi campsite before the lake or at Pandu Ropa campsite after the lake. An all-in-one package, Bhrigu Lake should be on every trekker’s bucket list.

 

Post by Karun Pandey

 

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