Kolhapur Hikers

                  Bhrigu Lake 14,100 ft in Himachal Pradesh
                        (Land of Snow Mountains)

An Enjoyable and Relaxed Six Days Ultimate High Altitude Trek

Information about the Trek

Type : Snow Trek
Height :14,100 ft approx.
Duration : 6 Night’s – 5 Day’s
Date: 19th  To 24th May 2016
Region : Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Max Participants : 20 only

Bhrigu Lake
History and Details :

Is a lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6 kilometres from Gulaba. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba. Actually an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range.
It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.
Legend has it that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.

A Six Days High Altitude Trek for Mountain Lovers
Trek Details:
Day 1:

Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Manali Guesthouse

·        B/ Fast
·        Room Allotment and Freshen up
·        Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
·        Group Activity
·        Lunch and Rest
·        Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
·        High Tea & Snacks
·        Group Discussions
·        Evening Hot Soup
·        Dinner and Lights off

Day 2:

·        Morning Tea
·        B/Fast
·        Packed Lunch from Base Camp & travel
·        to Gulaba (drive) and trek to Raul Kholi
·        Altitude: ­­­­­2600 m to 3,830 m
·        Time taken: 4 to 5 hours, 4 km
Take the Manali-Rohtang Pass road. Drive by Kolang, Palchan, Kothi as you reach Gulaba,

Base camp of the trek. Gulaba is 22 km from Manali. 
The trek to Gulaba starts from the 14th scissor bend on the right side of the roadhead.
Trek steadily underneath forest cover, passing through open grasslands every now and then.
Make note of silver oak, cedar and birch trees on the trail here. These are few of the most prominent trees in the Himalayas. The trail enters an open meadow where shepherds camp. Observe Mt. Hanuman Tibba towering over the meadow in the background. Below Mt.Hanuman Tibba are the Seven Sister peaks seated in Beas Kund Valley. Turn right from the upper ridge of the meadow and head south. The second forested cover begins here.  Ahead, there’s a milky white rivulet flowing down the imposing Kolang Valley.
This is Kolang Nallah.
Here, a trail on the right ascends towards a ridge (from south east). As you climb up the ridge, pause to enjoy brilliant views of Manali and Solang Valley. From here, Raul Kholi is around 2 hours away.
Raul Kholi is a scenic grazing ground used by local shepherds. Located at the base of Bhrigu Lake, it makes for an ideal camping spot. Your water source here is Chor Nallah, which flows across the camping ground.

·        High Tea and Welcome Drink
·        Tent Allotment and Relax
·        Evening Hot Soup
·        Free Time for Group Games
·        Group Discussions
·        Dinner and Rest for get ready for 2morow  Bhrigu Lake

Day 3: 

·        Morning Tea
·        B/Fast and Move to Bhrigu Lake
·        Raul Kholi to Bhrigu Lake and then to Camp 2 – Base of Bhrigu Lake
·        Altitude: 3,830 m to 4,270 m
·        Time taken: 3 to 3 ½ hours, 3.5 km

Start early as you have to catch memories today.
You have to trek a height of around 411 m to reach Bhrigu Lake.
Bhrigu Lake rests between two high-altitude ridges. You’re currently hiking to the first ridge, which is an hour away. The trail slowly turns from green to brown and white. As you reach the ridge, look for an oval glacial lake in the distance. The lake surrounded by snow.  
You can catch a stunning panoramic view of Pir Pinjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Also, major peaks,
Mt. Indrasen, Mt.Deo Tibba and Mt.Hanuman Tibba stand majestically before you.
After spending time at the lake, head down to New Camp Site base of Bhrigu Lake
·        Lunch
·        High Tea
·        Group Games
·        Evening Hot Soup
·        Group Discussions
·        Dinner

Day 4: 

·        Morning Tea
·        B/Fast and Move to Base of Bhrigu Lake to Mori Doog
·        Altitude: 3,830 m to 2,070 m
·        Time taken: 3 hours, 3 km

Today’s trek is an easy one. Descend through the forest ridge of Pandu Ropa. Once you exit the forest ridge, treat yourself to a grand view of Kullu Valley. Below you, there are attractive apple orchards that Kullu Valley is famous for.

·        Lunch
·        High Tea
·        Group Games
·        Evening Hot Soup
·        Group Discussions
·        Dinner

Day 5: 

·        Morning Tea
·        B/Fast
·        Mori Doog to Vashistha
·        Time taken: 3 hours, 3.5 km

This is an old Kullu village with several native stories about Sage Bhrigu and the Pandavas.
The village trail from here all the way to Vashisht is well-defined. The trek ends at Vashisht.
Once there, you could pamper yourself by bathing in hot springs.
Drive from Vashisht to Guesthouse – Feel like a home
·        Lunch
·        Freshanup
·        Marketing and Local Sight Seeing
·        Grand Camp Fire and Bada Khana

Day 6 :

·        Morning Tea
·        B/Fast
·        Feedback Session and Vote of Thanks
·        After Vote of Thanks leave from Guesthouse to Manali,
·        From Manali, you can take buses to Chandigadh or Delhi.

 The cost for the trek is
 INR 12000/- per person ( Manali to Manali )

Age Group :14 Yrs. To upto Medically/Mentally/Physically fit………

Package Price Includes :

·        Manali to Manali Transfers
·        Food and Accommodation ( 4 People in 1 Room and 4 People in 1 Tent )
·        Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation
·        Guide / Cook and other Professionals

Excludes :

Any Expenses of Personal nature such as Travel and medical insurance, Drinks, Laundry,
Telephone/Fax, Calls, Additional Porterage or transportations,
Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities ( Land Slides, Floods etc. ), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs Etc.
Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be Extra and need to be borne by you.
Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.

Please Note:

“Kolhapur Hikers”, will have all authority to make any changes and final
All programs are subject to change without prior notice.
Smoking and Any Kind of Alcohol Drinks not allowed During Program

Insurance :

All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for sickness,
Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel
“Kolhapur Hikers”shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the travelers due tounavoidable reason or mishap.

Caution & Remarks :

·        Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history
·        Of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before
·        Deciding to undertake the trip.
·        Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above
·        Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines
·        Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS-Active Mountain Sickness)
·        Especially while sleeping

Drop out during trek: 
If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then “Kolhapur Hikers”, will make arrangements for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali.  Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.

Some Tips Backpacking Checklist :

01. Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
02. Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/ Fleece Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
03. Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare – Extra batteries)
04. Personal First-aid Kit.
05. Energy Food
06. Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
07. Bandana or Buff
08. Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)
09. Boots or Shoes suited to terrain
10. Socks plus spares
11. Sandals
12. Camera and memory cards – Optional
13. Binoculars – Optional
14. Notebook and pen or pencil
15. Credit/Debit card; small amount of cash
16. Earplugs and eye shade – UV Protected or Cat 4
17. Toilet paper
18. Insect repellant
19. Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
20. Towel
21. Cell phone with Charger,
22. Poncho
23. Personal Clothing (T.Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)
24. Thermal Inners

For More Info & Registration Contact 

Sagar  Patil :  9579997111 / 8237079999          

    Team Kolhapur Hikers

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