Brighu Lake Trek


The trek to Brighu lake takes you to an altitude of 4235 meters, above the tree line amidst the lush meadows of Himachal mountains. The place is located above a local mountain in the vicinity of Manali. Being a short trek means it is suitable for beginner trekker or anyone looking for a natural refreshment in the Himalayas. The Brighu lake trek is conveniently accessible from Manali and can be done with mild snowfall in early winters.

The Brighu lake trek allows you get the glimpse of some high rising peaks of the region. The famous Friendship peak, the Shistidhar peak and the pretty Hanuman Tibba peak are visible during the trek. A colorful portrait of landscape with different varieties of flowers also make this trek a unique one. Naturalist and field botanists looking for some rare varieties of plants and flowers can definitely plan for Brighu lake trek.

The lake has been appropriately named after Brighu rishi, who was a saint and spent his time around the lake in mediation. The saint was sacred to the valley people and thus was honored with his name for the lake,


  • Difficulty: EASY to MODERATE
  • Distance: 40-45 km
  • Max Altitude: 4235 m
  • Trek Duration: 06-07 Days
  • Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Best Time: May-June and September-October. 
  • Nearest international airport: New Delhi and Chandigarh, India
  • Nearest domestic airport: Kullu, India

Equipment for Brighu Lake Trek

  • Footwear: Trekking Boots (snow and water proof), normal walking boots, and floaters. Few pairs of warm/woolen socks.
  • Luggage: Backpack (50-60 liters), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Jacket (synthetic or fleece of down feather), insulated pants (Synthetic), Poncho, Sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts.
    * clothing as per the season/weather
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Bandanna, Sun hat, Woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, water bottle, hydra pack, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Trekking Gears: Emergency tool kit.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, toiletry kit, water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, ear plugs, first-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents (4 Season), Sleeping bags (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius) with liner, trekking poles, etc.

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