Bhrigu Lake Hike and Fly - Tandem Paragliding
Trip Type: Trekking & Paragliding
Region: Kullu Valley - Himachal
Duration: 4 days
Max Altitude: 4300m
Batch Dates: Custom Trips only
Bhrigu Lake Hike and Fly Overview
Bhrigu Lake, near the Rohtang Pass is a famous trek during the summer due to its easy approach and gradual incline. It makes for a great hike and fly objective with the expansive Panduropa meadows and the amphitheater of the peaks surrounding Manali opening up as one gains height.
The meadows on the Bhrigu Lake trek stretch far and wide – almost like an endless carpet. Wild horses gallop around you. The grazing sheep look up when you come out of the treeline, almost as if to greet you.
The meadows make for a great vantage spot to view the peaks surrounding Manali - get expansive views of Hanuman Tibba, Makarbeh, Shikarbeh, Kalihani Pass and Manali Pass to the west and Hampta Pass, Deo Tibba and Indrasan to the east.
This trip is open for experienced pilots flying their own wing or for non flyers who would like to fly with our experienced tandem pilots.
This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.
Brighu Lake Hike and Fly Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Manali
Arrive in Manali in the morning and take in the town. Walk to the Jogini Falls, pick up a random shepherd trail and get your body in mountain mode.
Day 02: Manali – Gulaba / 14 Mod - Ravlikoli(3750m)
Duration: 2 Hours Driver and 4 hours trek
We will start from Manali with a drive to Gulba/ 14 Mod where we will find our horses and crew waiting for us. From here, the trail ascends gradually and will take you above the treeline with fabulous views of the entire Manali valley and peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Makarbeh, Shikharbeh among others.
Day 03: Ravlikoli – Brighu Lake (4250m)
Duration: 5-7 hours
The trail from Ravlikoli gradually ascends before a short steep climb to the lake. Early in the season, the path also has snow patches. Take time off at the lake to soak in the 360 degree view. We will spend some time by the lake and then hike down a little bit where our pilots will be waiting for us. After a quick briefing and getting ready for the flight we will take off. We take off from near the lake and fly over the Panduropa meadows and the Beas valley before landing in Manali. Our vehicles transfer us to the hotel. Trip Ends!
- Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Sleeping bags (Holofill) and Carry mats.
- Nutritious, high-calorie vegetarian food will be served for the whole trek.
- Trekking guide, paragliding pilot, cook and camp helpers.
- Porters/ Horses to carry loads on the whole route.
- Participants are not expected to carry any loads other than a small daypack with a camera, some trail layers, and some trail food.
- Two people will be accommodated in one tent.
- Transport Manali hotel to Gulaba and after landing back to a point where you would like to get dropped off.
- All guest Insurance. (For Indian guests only. Non-Indians will need to have your their own Insurance.)
- All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
- Any hotel accommodation and food in Manali before or after the trek.
- Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover.
- Backpack/ Small Duffel 20 - 250 Lts with rain cover.This you will need in case you choose to offload your larger pack onto a horse/porter
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lts - You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks as we go higher it gets harder to use the sports shoes. We recommend shoes with a good hard sole and also ankle support preferable water proof. While we do not subscribe to any particular brand you can try the Quechua forclaz 100, 500 or 600.
- 1 -2 pairs of cotton socks.
- 1 pairs of woollen socks ( these are ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking).
- Pants: 1 pair extra (excluding the ones you wear) - Ideal are the quick dry light weight synthetic pants. Alternatively track pants are also comfortable to trek in. We do not recommend you get Denims or Jeans as they get hard to trek in.
- Tshirts 1 pair1 (excluding the ones you are wearing) - Preferable cotton t-shirts that are full sleeves. You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sun burns.
- Synthetic Fleece Jacket - 1 pair.
- Wind proof/ Water proof Jacket - 1 pair.
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket - 1 -pair ( optional - get this if you want to stay extra warm at camps.)
- Thermal liners - 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
- Raincoat/ Poncho - what ever you get make sure it is something that will cover your daypack and camera too.
- Warm Beanie - make sure it is something that covers your ears. You can also use buffs, scarfs etc in addition to your beanie.
- Gloves - Lightweight synthetic gloves made of Fleece or you can also use woollen gloves.
- Sun Cap- 1 no
- Sun Glasses with good UV protection.
Other necessary things that we recommend you get:
- Toiletries - Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
- Repair Kit (needle and thread).
- Headlamp/ Torch.
- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottle 1 litre each.
- Trekking Pole - Optional.
- Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)