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Beas Kund Bhrigu Lake Duration
: 06 Days
to cover both the treks
In the vedic period, the upper catchment area
of Beas river in the Kullu valley was called Kulanthapith (End of the
Habitable world) in Sanskrit. Stands at the top of the Rohtang Pass at the
head of the valley, showered upon by monsoon clouds every year and irrigated
by countless streams. In front of you is the rain-shadow area of
Lahaul, desolate and stark. Not surprising then that the Indo-Aryans
who settled in this valley didn't think much of the land beyond Rohtang.
But for a trekker, some trails around this region are a must, the Beas Kund-Bhrigu lake trek being just one of them.
06 Days to cover both the treks
Best time to trek:
June and from mid-September to early December. In October, Kullu
celebrates Dusshera in a unique way.
The trail is on a jeep track through dense deodars. A well-defined trail takes
over from the track and a climb over grassy slopes followed by loose boulders
brings you to the large alpine meadow of Dhundi (9,310 ft/2,840 m). Dhundi is an
excellent habitat for pheasants like monals and koklas. From the campsite, the
north face of Hanuman Tibba (19,183 ft/6,039 m.) can be seen.
Second day you reach a ridge over which the river forms a waterfall and then go
on to Lualli. Climbing the ridge beyond this place, you descend to a huge valley
with the pea-shaped Beas Kund on the left. The sumits of Hanuman Tibba, Shtidhar
(17,370 ft/5,294 m), Ladakhi, Manali,, Friendship and Kullu Peaks surround the
lake in a semi-circle-a memorable sight.
The third day, it will move through a forest of rhododendrons, fir and birch for
the first hour. Then you reach open pastures. After the third bridge, a
forty-five-minute walk leads to the campsite at Tundah Bhuj (10,516 ft/3,205m)
on a steep-sided meadow.
Fourth day trail takes you to Moridhung (12,000 ft/3,657 m), a meadow beyond
the tree line. On the way up, the road to Rohtang (12,400 ft.) wends to the
north. Mukar Beh (19,750 ft) and Shikar Beh (20,000ft) lie behind to the west.
The fifth day climb to Bhrigu (14,000ft) a lake whose shining emerald green
waters stand out against the rocky ridge surounding it. Circumnavigate the lake
and climb on o the ridge. An easy scramble takes you to the top (14,400 ft/4,389
m). Hanuman Tibba is to your west, and the Mulkila (21,400ft/6,522 m) and
Chandrabhaga Peaks lie to the north in Lahaul. To the south east are the razor
sharp summits of Indrakila, Deo Tibba (19,700 ft). You also see the Hamta valley
on this trek which is other side of the ridge. Spend a day exploring the meadows
around the lake.
On the last day, the steep trail switchbacks trough a thick pine forest to take
you to Vashisht, a village above Manali. Tired after this descent, plunge into
the hot water springs there, and then climb down to the river and walk across
the bridge to Manali, or take a taxi back to Maali. The enclosed map marks out
an additional route on which you can walk from Manali itself along the right
bank of the river via the village of Goshal.
Travel Tips and Important
Manali is linked to Delhi by a flight. In the
tourist season there are several a day coming into the airport at Bhuntar, a two
hour drive from Manali.
The Bhrigu lake is the highest point at (14,010ft). The last day is a hard descent of 7,000ft.
Highlights of this
The lakes of Beas Kund and Bhrigu; superb mountain views from Bhrigu.
Assistance & Emergency:
Manali and Shimla is the only place to provide medical help, but you
are never far from it. The Spiti valley is connected
by phone but once on the trek, no medical or rescue facilities is available.
Support Services on the Trek:
Only carry your own tent for sleeping. On the Bhrigu section, be self-equiped
and take a guide.
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