Short Bhrigu lake trek package is probably the best option for you, who are looking for a quick Himalayan adventure on a tight budget, yet want an alpine experience. Be it in your summer holidays or in post monsoon, you can opt for this flexible trek package.

Bhrigu lake trek departure date: Everyday from May 2020. You can choose any date as you may prefer.

How often you plan a trek and then dates don’t suit you? Here is a nearly ideal solution for such a situation. If you have already some hiking experience(s) or having good active live, then this is for you. Pack your rucksack and get into this long weekend tour.

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Panoramic views while approaching Bhrigu lake

This is a 3 days customised tout package Manali to Manali, an ideal economy package for small groups. As this is meant to be a customised trek, so you can always choose your preferred date to start the short Bhrigu lake tour.

On contrary to our longer Bhrigu lake trek, this package requires little logistics and will surely fit anyone’s budget. You will camp 2 nights at lovely campsite Moridugh, inside tree cover at ~ 3100 m/10170 ft. Summit to Bhrigu lake will be a moderate day of walk around 8 to 9 hours.

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Moridugh campsite
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Moridugh full of flowers in summer (June to Sep)

Though it is a short trek but nothing short of any excitement and captivating views. You will surely enjoy the walk inside dense evergreen forest, valley views, stunning meadows, and extravaganza of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range. In summer and monsoon flowers are abundant in nature. Additionally you will get snow in summer and probably in late autumn.

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Pleasing walk inside forest
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A view of Beas valley and Manali
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Grazing on alpine meadows
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Excitement and some challenge on snow as well
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Bhrigu lake in late summer

Suggested itinerary:

Day 0: Arrive Manali if you have a day to get settled (Recommended). Lodge accommodation.
Day 1: You may arrive latest by 9 am, then drive to Kulhan, 12 Km. We start trek from here and hike to Moridugh camp ~ 7 Km, 3100 m. May take 4/5 hours. Camp at Moridugh.
Day 2: Early morning start hiking to Bhrigu lake, and return to Moridugh camp. The climb should take around 5 hours to reach Bhrigu lake (~ 4160 m) and another 3 hours to get down – total 8/9 hours. ~ 16 Km – Camp at Moridugh.
Day 3: Trek back to Kulhan ~ 7 Km, 3 hours – by car Manali, 30 min. Depart for Delhi/Chandigarh by Volvo/ordinary bus in the afternoon/evening.

Seasons for this trek:

Summer: May & June

Post Monsoon/Fall/Autumn: September & October

Dates for Short Bhrigu lake package:

Literally you have no bindings for any particular date as compared to a fixed departure. All you need to do is make a team of minimum 2 members and choose your preferred date to start. Higher the number of members, lower is the trek cost.

Bhrigu lake trek cost/fee: 

₹ 5700 + 5% GST, i.e. ₹ 5985 per person, Ex Manali, considering 2 persons.

₹ 5200 + 5% GST, i.e. ₹ 5460 per person, EX Manali, considering 3 to 4 persons.

The above TREK FEE essentially includes everything that you need for the trek. Here are the details:

Inclusions:

  • All meals starting from Day 1 lunch and ending in Day 3 lunch. Breakfast, lunch, light refreshment in the afternoon/evening and dinner, tea. All vegetarian meals.
  • 2 nights tented accommodation at Moridugh on twin sharing basis.
  • A local trekking guide who will be communicating in Hindi and very basic English, if need be.
  • Any permit charges for the trek and camping.
  • Transportation from Manali/Vashisht to trek starting point Kulhan and return.

Exclusions:

  • Accommodation and any meals at Manali.
  • You have to carry your small rucksack or daypack from Kulhan to Moridugh and return. On Day 2 you need to carry only water and your packed lunch.
  • Any kind of insurance.
  • You need to bring your personal clothing and trekking/sports shoes.

Accommodation at Manali/Vashisht (Day 0 or Day 3 etc.):

In case you need accommodation on Day 0, we can arrange one in cost to cost basis. You will get a double bed room with attached bathroom and hot shower for ₹ 600 to ₹ 800 at Vashisht, Manali. Next day our car will pick you up from here. Else if you are directly reaching on Day 1, we will pick up near Manali bus depot/ISBT.

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In this article we will elaborate our Valley of Flowers trek tour packages and cost including budget and premium options.

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Valley Of Flowers
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Hemkund Lake and Gurudwara

Unlike other Himalayan camping treks, accommodation during Valley of Flowers trek is in private lodge/hotels. This trek is essentially a “Tea House trek” where you get accommodation options and food on the trail.

Neither we are a Travel Agency/Portal nor a Booking Platform but a trekking tour operator. This ensures that our own staff/trek guide(s) will be present at Ghangaria and we have long standing lodge/accommodation partner and car transporter. You will get proper up to date information from us before a booking.

Our Valley of flowers trek base is Govindghat and we stay at Ghangaria to visit Valley Of Flowers and Hemkund.

Fixed Departure tour package:

Our regular Fixed Departure treks to Valley OF Flowers is of duration 6D/5N, Haridwar to Haridwar. Inclusions are standard with budget accommodation on triple/quad sharing rooms. Lodge/hotels are simple with clean beds and toilets at Govindghat  ( 2 nights) and Ghangaria (3 nights). We serve nutritious vegetarian meals (3 meals, tea/soup) during the trek. We also insure trekkers against any accidents during the below itinerary. TREK FEE is ₹ 7800 + 5% GST per person, Govindghat to Govindghat. This doesn’t include transportation cost to and fro Govindghat to Haridwar (₹ 2500-₹ 2000 when shared between 5 to 10 trekkers.) . Applicable Group Discounts for 3 or more trekkers joining our scheduled groups.

Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Govindghat – 290 Km  – 12 hours
Day 2: Trek to Ghangaria – 14 Km – 7/8 hours
Day 3: Trek to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangaria – 8 Km – 6/7 hours
Day 4: Trek to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangaria – 12 Km – 7/8 hours
Day 5: Trek to Govindghat – 14 Km – 6/7 hours
Day 6: Drive from Govindghat to Haridwar – 290 Km – 11/12 hours

*** Trekkers need to reach on their own to Haridwar on Day 1 morning (by 6 am) or the previous night. Return to Haridwar on Day 6 evening (by 8 pm).  Arrange your tickets for inward journey and return from Haridwar accordingly. Transportation cost to reach Govindghat and return are not included in the TREK FEE. ***

The Fixed Departures maynot be suitable for reasons but not limited to:

  • Dates not matching
  • You are a group of trekkers (ranging from 2 to 20) and wish your own customised private trip as per your preferred dates.
  •  You are a small group and looking for few upgrades/services like twin sharing accommodation, better quality/premium accommodation and meals.

For the above we have the following options:

Private customised trip with Budget accommodation options (similar to Fixed Departure) and Tour Cost:

Following is a price matrix to give you an approximate idea. TREK FEE may slightly vary depending peak or off peak season. Itinerary will be same as Valley OF Flowers trek and inclusions as per COST INCLUSIONS tab there.

No of Persons 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15

TREK FEE (per person)

(Govindghat to Govindghat)

₹ 9900 ₹ 8900 ₹ 8400 ₹ 7900 ₹ 7700 ₹ 7500 ₹ 7300 ₹ 6500

*** 5% GST on TREK FEE

*** We will arrange transportation from Haridwar to Govindghat and return. You pay directly to the driver as per following actual cost:

  • Tata Sumo/Bolero: ₹ 6500 one way (Can accommodate 6/7 persons)
  • Tempo Traveller: ₹ 10000 one way (can accommodate 10/12 persons)
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Ghangaria: One street bazaar the Fixed Departure/Budget accommodation lodges are here

Private customised trip with Premium accommodation options and Tour Cost:

For premium type trips, the main difference is the accommodation type. This will be on twin sharing, deluxe category rooms in Hotel Bhagat Govindghat for 2 nights (Day 1 & 5) and premium Swiss type tented accommodation at Ghangaria for 3 nights. (Day 2,3,4). Location was these are the best that you can get on this trail. Meal standards will be better than our usual Fixed Departure/economy category. However choice of non vegetarian food is not possible on this trail. You will be accompanied with an experienced trekking guide(s) maintaining our regular safety standards. Your main rucksack/luggage will be carried by horse(s) that you can comfortably trek with your day pack.

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Ghangaria camping ground
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Premium tents at Ghangaria off from the Bazaar area
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Best Swiss tents option at Ghangaria

Below price matrix will help you to plan your trip. Check with us before booking for the availability. Itinerary remains same, as per Valley of Flowers trek.

No Of Persons 2 4 6 8 10

TREK FEE (per person)

(Govindghat to Govindghat)

₹ 25200 ₹ 19900 ₹ 18200 ₹ 17300 ₹ 165000

Note:

  • 5% GST on TREK FEE.
  • We will provide one qualified local trekking guide who will have excelling understanding of the trekking trail and terrain up to 8 trekkers. For groups of 9 or more we will provide 2 such guides.
  • We may arrange a specialised flowers guide inside Valley Of Flowers. We can pre book such a guide based on the person’s availability. You may pay directly @ ₹ 3000/day on spot to the guide.
  • If you wish to offload your luggage during trek, then we will arrange a horse for the same on spot. You pay directly (₹ 1200-1400 for Govindghat to Ghangaria, one way. It is better to carry rucksack or duffel bag instead trolley bags).
  • We will arrange transportation from Haridwar to Govindghat and return, if needed. You pay directly to the driver as per following actual cost:
  • Toyota Innova: ₹ 9000 one way (Can accommodate up to 5/6 persons)
  • Mahindra Marazzo/TUV/Ertiga: ₹ 7500 one way ( up to 4/5 persons)
  • Tempo Traveller: ₹ 10000 one way (can accommodate 10/12 persons)
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