Bhrigu Lake Trek

A Weekend Escapade into the prettiest grassland of Himachal

Brief Description

Grade:Easy
Location: Himachal
Altitude:4267 m
Duration:3 Days
Bhrigu Lake, the high-altitude alpine lake trek is a famous Himalayan destination that has a cut of nature’s opulence for all kinds of people with different kinds of tastes. Starting from the lush green meadows, vistas of snow-capped mountains, grand skyscapes, vibrant flowers, and a touch of spirituality, this place is a serene sanctuary filled with natural surprises. If you are looking for a short dose of wonder, then this 3-day trek will not cease to amaze you every step of the way.

The alluring Bhrigu Lake is nestled at a height of 4,267M in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. In the long list of alpine lake treks, Bhrigu Lake is considered to be one of the shortest and most approachable lake treks of the Himalayas. In Bikat Rating Scale, Bhrigu Lake trek falls under level 2, which is to say it is fairly easy and ideal for first-time trekkers. So, if you are planning to try trekking for the first time, Bhrigu Lake is a safe bet.

The name of this divine lake is derived from the legendary sage Bhrigu. Mythological tales and locals believe that the almighty sage Bhrigu went under deep meditation near the lake. If we look into the highlights of the Bhrigu Lake trek, walking through the dense oak forest, crossing through a variety of vibrant wildflowers, stargazing at night, hiking in mild monsoon showers, and camping in lush meadows are some of the common ones to fill your heart with warm memories. The iconic highlights of this place are the views of some mighty peaks such as the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, to name a few. You also get majestic views of Solang Valley, Beas Kund Valley, and of course the emerald green Bhrigu Lake itself. When you witness and get closer to the beautiful Bhrigu Lake, all your heavy emotions will settle down and a familiar feeling of warmth will run through your veins. Try to sit down and meditate, you might even find your inner peace there.

The Bhrigu Lake trek might be an ideal option for beginners but every Himalayan terrain comes with a special set of challenges. The trails of this trek incline with heavy ascents for 7 km on Day 1 and 6 km on Day 2 without any descents. We will be gaining considerable altitude in a short period. You need good leg strength and stamina to cover these distances. Without proper practice, knowledge of gears, and standard fitness level it could get fatal up here.

The best time to do the Bhrigu Lake trek is during the monsoons, from June to September. The rains will add colour and richness to the natural palette. For more information regarding the itinerary, blogs, FAQs, etc. scroll down.

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Brief Itinerary

Drive from Manali (2050 M) to Gulaba (3,000M)  and trek from Gulaba to Rola Kholi (3,810M) (Click to View GPS data)
Rola Kholi (3,810M) to Bhrigu Lake (4267 M) (Click to View GPS data)
Rola Kholi (3,810M)  to Gulaba (3,000M) (Click to View GPS data)

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Drive from Manali (2050 M) to Gulaba (3,000M)  and trek from Gulaba to Rola Kholi (3,810M) (Click to View GPS data)

Distance: 23 kms drive + 7 kms trek

Duration: 2 hours + 6 hours

Drive from Manali to Gulaba

Manali, the populous tourist town is the starting point for many treks in Himachal Pradesh like Beas Kund, Bhrigu Lake, and Hampta Pass. Manali main bus terminus is the assembly point where all trekkers are expected to arrive before 9 AM. We will do a quick headcount and start driving towards Gulaba. The drive from Manali to Gulaba is a fascinating journey. The 23 km to Gulaba should take us 2 hours to cover.

As soon as we start from Manali, for the first 20 minutes the roads will take you through the cultural lanes of Himachali tradition. Look out for the old heritage buildings, vibrant attires of the natives, and small flea markets on the corner of the streets. We can pick up some souvenirs at the end of the trip. As we pass through the huge metallic bridges to cross the Beas river, small twinkling stars will pop up and keep us company when the sun rays reflect on the mighty Beas river.

45 minutes into the drive, the Beas River will disappear behind us and we will enter into the famous Rohtang Pass. The road will divert to our right from the Rohtang Pass and enter into the Kullu district. Lush green and golden apple trees will wave their branches to welcome us on both sides of the roads. Once we cover a distance of 15 km, our vehicle will cross through fresh cotton clouds. It will cleanse our mind, body, and soul. During the monsoon season, we can witness the monsoon clouds joining together and making doodles in the sky. Keep your eyes peeled for the valiant hosts of Gulaba – The Vultures. They patrol the sky to keep us in check.

After 21 km, we will cross a government check post. They will take a headcount, check the necessary documents and allow us to go ahead. In 2 more km, we will reach the starting point of the trail – Gulaba.

Gulaba (3,000M) to Rola Kholi (3,810M)

Distance:  7 km

Duration: 6 Hours

The trail for the Bhrigu Lake trek begins from Gulaba. We will cross the road and start walking at around 11 AM. The water source for the day is small mountain streams between every 3 km and the terrain comprises of steep ascents and no descents.

In the beginning, for the first 30 minutes, the trails will be covered with dense oak trees, pine trees, Himalayan Birch, and shrubs. The mystic woods, moist leaves, and the hums of the insects will create a groovy song to keep us entertained. We jump, move and groove with the beat. The pathway will bend and twist like a snake and lead us through some water mist created from the monsoon clouds. (White-outs are a common factor in monsoon treks)

At the end of 2 km, the forest line ends and captivating grasslands take over the landscape. The rolling meadows extend for 5 km till Rola Kholi. Usually, it takes more time and a long distance to reach any Himalayan grassland from the base point of a trek. But on the Bhrigu Lake trek, it just takes 2 km and 30 minutes.

3 kms into the journey, the first water stream appears. We can fill our bottles and settle for lunch there. To make our journey more colourful, the terrain from the lunch point is completely covered with wildflowers. If we get lucky we can find some dry Dandelion flowers. Make a wish and blow it.

The sparkling colours of the flowers on the grassland fluctuate with different shades for the next 2 km. If we stop here and look back, we get a glimpse of the stunning Solang Valley and Beas Kund Valley. Once we cover a distance of 6 km in 5 hours, the pathway gets steeper and ascends towards the high ground. After finishing 7 km in 6 hours we reach a plain land near a big mountain stream. Thais is our Campsite for the day – Rola Kholi. Rola Kholi is a natural podium to stand and observe the stars and star dust in the night and witness the magnificence of Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Solang Valley, Hanuman Tibba, and Beas Kund Valley in the day. The spectacles are bound to stay with us forever.

Day 2

Rola Kholi (3,810M) to Bhrigu Lake (4267 M) (Click to View GPS data)

Distance: 5 kms

Duration: 4 hours

Today, the terrain and the trails continue with challenging ascents and are covered in scree, boulders, and broken rocks. There are few water sources, so carry enough bottles to support yourself.

We leave our camp around 9 AM and carry packed lunch with us. We cross the stream next to the campsite and start ascending. Just 10 minutes after the first ascent, the land opens up to a huge boulder and a wider skyline. From this spot, we can get a clean and panoramic view of the Seven Sister peaks, Deo Tibba, Solang Valley, Hanuman Tibba, and Beas Kund Valley. The grasslands from the boulder point come under the shepherd’s domain. For the next 2 kilometres, we can see many horses and cows grazing over the fresh grass covered in dewdrops.

The green tinge of the grassland dilutes and disappears at the end of 2 km. A mix of wild grey and light brown colours take over the landscape. The nature of the trail completely changes here. Be prepared to cross over boulders, narrow ascents filled with scree and rocky pathways. It is best to be with the group and follow the instructions of your trek leader while trekking through these trails. Because of frequent whiteouts, people tend to lose their way and get stuck in-between the rocks.

After covering a distance of 4 km, the trails incline towards a 30-degree ascent for another 1 km. Look down for the small flowers that sneak out and flash their bling through the cracks of the boulders. It’s a masterpiece in the mountains. Finally, at the end of 1 km, we reach a high ground with a fabulous view of Bhrigu Lake. Bhrigu Lake is a beautiful marvel which changes its colour according to season. During monsoon and summer, it changes from olive green to emerald green. During the winters it completely gets frozen and turns into pearl white colour. We stop for lunch near the lake, spend some quality time there and start heading back towards the campsite in Rola Kholi.

Day 3

Rola Kholi (3,810M)  to Gulaba (3,000M) (Click to View GPS data)

Distance: 7 kms

Duration: 4 hours

After dismantling the campsite and packing everything, we leave Rola Kholi at around 8 AM and reach Gulaba by 12 PM. The trail for today is less demanding with easy descents. A dedicated vehicle will pick us up from Gulaba and drop us back at Manali bus terminus around 2 PM. If you are traveling by flight, it is advisable to stay for the night, rest, and leave the next day. Manali roadways are prone to heavy traffic because of tourist attractions.

What's Included

  • Veg Food (Day 1 Evening snacks to Day 3 Packed lunch). Three Meals a day
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Micro-pikes & Gaiters, if required
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Manali to Manali

What's Not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

Easy
4267 m
29 km

BRS Level Required

BRS 2

Bhrigu Lake Trek is a level 2 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although any high-altitude trek requires a certain level of stamina and physical endurance.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

Utensils

  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)


Frequently Asked Questions



The Bhrigu Lake Trek, at BRS 2, is suitable for both beginners and seasoned trekkers.

If you can Jog/Run for 3 kms in 25-30 mins, you are ready to take on this trek. In addition to this, you can also add resistance workouts to your schedule like squats, lunges, push ups etc.

If you cannot do the above, there’s no need to worry. It is important to remember that it’s all about practice. Get on a training schedule and we can assure you that you will meet these standards in a matter of a few months.

A certain level of fitness and physical endurance are required to take on any high-altitude trail in the Himalayas. Basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will be helpful.

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors between 9 to 17 years of age should be accompanied by their parents/ guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deems you fit for adventure activities like trekking.


The alluring Bhrigu Lake is nestled at a height of 4,267M in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from the town of Manali.

The main attractions of the Bhrigu Lake trek include walking through a dense forest of oak trees, passing by a variety of colourful wildflowers, admiring the stars at night, hiking in light rain during the monsoon season, and camping in lush meadows. One of the most notable features of this location is the breathtaking views of several imposing peaks, such as the Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba. Additionally, visitors can take in majestic vistas of the Solang Valley, Beas Kund Valley, and, of course, the shimmering emerald waters of Bhrigu Lake itself. When you approach and gaze upon the stunning Bhrigu Lake, any negative feelings you may have had will likely dissipate and be replaced by a sense of comfort and serenity. It may even be possible to sit down and meditate, finding inner peace in this tranquil setting. For more details on the highlights of this trek, read Highlights of Bhrigu Lake Trek

Though the trek to Bhrigu Lake is easy and suitable for all, acclimatizing to high altitude is still a challenge. Additionally, since it's a brief trek, we rapidly gain altitude and come across sections where there's no flat ground for a distance of 7 kms. It's necessary to have sufficient leg strength to traverse these sections. For more details on the challenges of this climb, read Who is this trek meant for?

The best time to do Bhrigu Lake trek is from June to September.

On trekking days, we have twin-sharing tents. In case you want an individual tent, you can add that to your booking request for an additional cost.

In the summer season on Bhrigu Lake trek the temperature will range from 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day and 4-7 degrees Celsius at night. The winter will get cold temperatures dropping to between 10-7 degrees celsius during the day and 0 to -5 degrees celsius at night. The higher you go, the colder it gets.

The Bhrigu Lake trek is categorized as a level 2 trek on the BRS, which means it is relatively simple and suitable for novice trekkers. Therefore, if you're considering attempting a trek for the first time, Bhrigu Lake is a safe bet.


The trek starts from Manali, which is a very popular tourist destination and hence extremely accessible. If you need guidance on how to get to this high-altitude backpacking centre, read How to reach Manali

Cellular connectivity is available in almost all parts of the trail, with good network coverage provided by Airtel and Jio.

You will find plenty of ATMs in the main market place in Manali. Once we head out of Manali, there are no more ATMs on the way.

Bhrigu Lake Trek is a Manali to Manali trip which means that your travel to the trail head, that is, Gulaba is already a part of the itinerary and the trek cost.

Expect to reach Manali by early afternoon. In case you are travelling out of Manali the same day, consider booking late night tickets in order to account for any possible delays.

Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. This famous tourist hill station has so many places to visit in Manali. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. Visit Sissu a small beautiful town via the longest high altitude Atal tunnel. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.


All the common gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc. are provided. All the technical climbing equipment (as required) are also provided to you. Safety equipment used for rescue is carried by our trek leaders.

You can rent trekking shoes, trekking pole, a fleece jacket and a rucksack from us. In case you have any other requirements, you can talk to our representative and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

You will receive your rented equipment in Gulaba, on Day 1.

Our trek leaders will collect the rented equipment from you at the end of the trek on the last day.

For a detailed list, check the Packing List section on this page.

Manali is a popular backpacking destination. It is also a starting point for some of the most popular trekking routes and climbing peaks. You will find shops in the main market of Manali to buy/rent equipment as needed.


Although not recommended, you can off load your bag at an additional cost. Add a request while making your booking for the trek and it can be arranged.

(Note: We don’t recommend offloading because the extra resources on a trail - ponies or porters depending on the trail - means extra load on the environment which can easily be avoided. It also goes against the spirit of trekking by eliminating a level of endurance and discomfort from the experience which are factors at the very heart of an outdoor adventure activity.)

Yes, you can hand over your extra luggage at our office in Jagatsukh (Near Manali) before we head out for the trek or you can leave your extra luggage in the Bus Stand cloakroom on Day 2. You can collect your luggage from the same place after completion of the trek. The best way to reach Jagatsukh from Manali is by hiring an auto rickshaw or boarding a public bus. It’s 8 kms and takes about half an hour. Please do not leave any valuable items in your luggage such as watch/mobile phone/wallet etc.

On all trek days, we provide 3 full meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in addition to evening snacks and tea. The meals are vegetarian and the menu is pre-decided for all days of the trek. We do provide eggs as well on certain days. If you have any specific food-related allergies or restrictions, you can let our local staff (during the trek) know, and your requests will get accommodated. We try to provide a variety of food across meals so as to avoid repetition as well as cover all nutritional needs.

On campsites, our team will dig dry pits and assemble a toilet tent to provide for safe and secure quarters. A shovel will be provided within the toilet tent as well. Using water in the toilet tent is restricted; you will need to carry your own toilet paper. On the more difficult expeditions, toilet tents are not carried to the higher camps (above base camp) due to restriction of space (to pitch the tent).

In case you get your period on the trail and don’t have sanitary napkins, our trek leaders can provide them to you. If you need any other kind of assistance, you can let our trek leaders know. Irrespective of gender, our leaders are gender sensitised and equipped to assist you in any way you need them to.

Our team carries a first aid kit and all the basic medicines required during the trek. They are equipped to be the first responders in case of any injury or health-related issues. For higher expeditions, we also carry a HAPO Bag and oxygen cylinders to tend to any altitude-related health conditions.

You leave the last charging point behind at your hotel in Manali. From here on, we will be camping in the wilderness with no access to electricity.


A copy of your ID Proof and Medical Certificate are the mandatory documents required for this trek. (Soft copies for all of these are to be sent to us & originals should be on your person while on the trek.)

Yes, insurance for any high-altitude activity is highly recommended to cover for the cost of rescue, evacuation and any other emergency service required as well as to cover for medical cost in case of injury or illness during the trek. You can buy it on your own. Alternatively, if you want us to buy it on your behalf, you can speak to our post-booking team and they will arrange it for you. They will send you a payment link once the insurance has been purchased.

Yes, there are multiple permits required for this. We obtain the permits on every trekkers’ behalf. All the permit costs are included in your trek cost.


Yes, you will receive e-certificates (of completion) after the trek. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek. In case you were unable to finish the trek, you will get a certificate of participation.

On completion of the trek, the certificate will show up on your dashboard on our website. You can download it directly from there.


Bhrigu Lake Trek is in India. If you are coming from outside, you will need a visa to enter the country. You should be able to find the rules for obtaining a Visa based on your home country on the internet. This information is easily available.

This does not apply to you if you are an Indian citizen. In case you don’t hold an Indian passport, you will need to check online for Visa application rules based on your home country.

If you are not an Indian citizen, you will need Travel Medical Insurance to travel to the country. Please make sure that your insurance policy is valid for the altitude you are going to and the activity you are undertaking, to cover risks during the trek. The insurance policy provided by Bikat Adventures does not cover foreign nationals. So, please do not purchase it while making the booking from our website.

Bhrigu Lake Trek is part of the Lesser Himalayas. The Himalayas house the tallest mountains in the world and have long been a treasure trove for all adventure enthusiasts. The variety in terms of beauty, terrain, landscape, geography, culture and opportunity for adventure in the Himalayas, remains undisputedly unmatched.

You can make the booking any time depending on availability of slots in our fixed departure batches. You will get this information at the top of this page.


A Basic Mountaineering Course certification from one of the five recognized mountaineering institutes in India is a minimum requirement to join our team. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. We also conduct on-ground training for our staff once a year as a refresher for old skills and to learn some new ones. During this training that we call APW (Adventure Professional Workshop), our leaders learn close to 25 topics and techniques of rescue which are not covered in the BMC and AMC courses. For practical training, we simulate on-ground situations to prepare them for quick thinking and quick response during emergencies.

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts on the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. The interview process to bring a trek leader on-board is close to 6 months long where we assess various skills as well as personality traits of an individual. They also go through an on-field assignment as part of the hiring process. Trek leaders also progress in time from leading easier treks before advancing to the more difficult ones where the stakes are higher. For detailed information on our selection process, please visit Forerunners - The Making Of A Trek Leader

It absolutely is. We recognize, value and embody the ideology that the world of outdoor adventure can benefit from diversity. We make it our mission to create outdoor spaces as equally accessible and safe for all genders as possible. We also encourage women leaders in the outdoors and all of our staff (irrespective of gender) is gender sensitised. As for accommodation, in case there are no other women on the trek, a solo female trekker is provided with a separate single-occupancy tent.

Our batch sizes for Bhrigu Lake Trek are capped at 15 with the trek leader to trekker ratio of 1:8.

In addition to their qualification, our trek leaders are trained to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on ground. During our recce stage, we study the trail in great detail and map out rescue routes before opening it up for our trekkers. We also have local support staff stationed in each area to arrange for emergency services at the place of need as quickly as possible.

We mobilise road rescue efforts where our trek leaders bring the person to be rescued down to the trailhead of the trek from where a car can take them to the nearest healthcare facility. The cost of rescue is not covered in the trek fee that we charge. It must be borne by the participant. However, if you opt for the insurance, the cost of rescue operations can be claimed from the Insurance company on production of valid proof e.g. doctor’s prescription & hospital bills etc. Please note that Bikat Adventures is only a facilitator & not a party in the Insurance policy. You need to raise the claim request directly with the Insurance company. Bikat Adventures is not responsible for any rejection of claim. You can call the insurance provider directly for any clarifications related to the Insurance policy. Although not mandatory, we recommend buying the insurance. You don’t necessarily have to get the insurance we provide, you can pick an Insurance company of your choice and get a policy directly from them. If you need more information on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy, get in touch with our customer support team.

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality and is overall top notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

That will depend on the nature of your medical condition. Do give us a call, and one of our people will help you understand what is best for you. If not this, we are sure there would be plenty of other options you can choose from our vast portfolio to pick as your next adventure.


We have rolling camps on all our trails. To know why we are strictly against the concept of Fixed Camping, read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

This is a complex question and has a compound answer. The simple response is that because it is bad for the environment which we dearly love but if you are interested in a more detailed response to this question, please read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

There are a number of measures that we take to prevent overcrowding on some of the most popular trails. Some of them are capping our group size at 15, capping the number of trekkers on a trail to 250 per season, constantly looking for newer trails and routes to spread the crowd around and providing incentives to our trekkers to try unexplored territories with us. We put in place the system of dynamic pricing, which is the first of its kind in the trekking industry, which incentivises trekkers to choose less crowded trails by offering higher discounts. We have noticed, since we started this system, that this has helped in a big way to spread out the crowds between trekking routes. We are also going international so as to relieve some of the stress on the Himalayan landscape as well as explore newer ranges and design newer experiences for our community. If you want a more detailed description of all our measures in this regard, please read Simple solutions to overcrowding on Himalayan Treks

Some basic things to remember are: do not use water, do not dispose of anything non-biodegradable inside the pits, carry your own roll of toilet paper and remember to cover up after yourself to leave a clean toilet for your fellow trekkers. Everything else is much the same like using an Indian style home toilet!

Most wet wipes are not biodegradable which means it could take 100 years or more for them to decompose – not the best thing if you are trying to ‘Leave No Trace’, right?

This is quite a tricky situation but not a hopeless one. Since most of our sanitary waste is not biodegradable, we recommend that you pack your pads/tampons neatly, store it in a zip-lock bag and bring it back down with you where there are better options to dispose of them. In case you do not have zip-lock bags, ask our trek leaders for them and they should be able to provide them to you.

Each trekker is responsible for the use and hygiene of their own eating utensils. And as a measure to maintain proper hygiene, we do not provide plates and spoons. Also, dipping your hands in cold water to wash your own utensils adds something to the overall joy of high-altitude living, wouldn’t you think?


On making the payment, you will receive a booking confirmation along with the packing list and a copy of the undertaking form via email. You will subsequently receive emails detailing documents required, how to prepare physically and mentally for the trek, information on pick-up location on the first day etc. Please add info@bikatadventures.com in your trusted emails list to make sure our emails don't go to your spam folder.

A Whatsapp group will be formed a few weeks before departure. Members from our team are on those groups as well. Feel free to seek any clarifications you require in regards to the trek, on the group itself. Updates related to transportation/pickup point/pickup timing, accommodation etc. will be shared on the Whatsapp group as well.

Yes, we create a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the departure date so that the flow of information remains smooth and transparent.

Yes, it is one of the mandatory documents you will need to submit before the trek starts. The soft copy is to be sent to us & the original should be on your person while on the trek.

Yes, we will provide you an undertaking form through email which will need to be filled up by you and submitted to us post booking.

Why Bikat?

Small Group Size


Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.


Qualified Trek Leaders


We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures


Guided Progression


Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.


Equipment Quality and Check


All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.


Support Systems


Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Communication


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.


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Cancellation Policy


Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

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No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

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Blog Posts

Informative
Highlights of Bhrigu Lake Trek
Of the many high-altitude lakes in the pristine mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Bhrigu Lake is, without a doubt, one of the most easily accessible, beautiful, and serene alpine lakes. While for the other Himalayan lakes it take at least a couple of da...
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Informative
Bhrigu Lake – Who is This Trek Meant For?
We all seek different kinds of terrain in different regions of the Himalayas. Bhrigu Lake is the shortest and most popular monsoon trail for those who love to trek in mild showers and a pleasant weather. This spiritual alpine lake settled at the heig...
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Photo Story
The Spectacles of Bhrigu Lake Trek: A Photo Story
From legends to folk tales, mystical places always have a unique ambience around them. Just like the movies, when the main character enters, special effects take over to produce a grand effect. Be prepared to get amazed when you enter the enchanting ...
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Informative
Bhrigu Lake : The trek with highest ROI
If someone asks me about one good feature of Bhrigu Lake, I will find it hard to answer the question. Because there is no one good feature. In fact, there are a handful of attributes that make Bhrigu Lake one of the most enthralling short treks in t...
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Experiential
Lost & Found on Bhrigu Lake
What comes to your mind when you read this title? Let me guess: An expensive watch? Maybe a golden ring? My wallet?  Or A trekking gear?   None of the above.   As we grow up and get into the regularity of lifestyle and work, ...
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Opinion
Bhrigu Lake: A Worthy Trek for Beginners and its Alternatives
Imagine scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumbling upon your friend's mesmerizing Himalayan trek photos. Inspired, you decide to take the plunge into trekking. But you are plagued by the big question, "Where do I even start?" You want an adve...
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