We drive 15 kms up the Manali-Rohtang highway to Gulaba. The view of the upper Kullu valley from Manali is quite spectacular. The trail goes eastwards and climbs steadily through forests. We walk slowly as the altitude can make you a little breathless. We cross a mountain stream and then keep climbing till we cross a mountain ridge beyond which lies the Bhrighu Lake at an altitude of 4270m. We reach this beautiful lake by late afternoon and set up camp.
AT BHRIGHU LAKE
We spend the day in leisure amidst the magnificent mountain views all around. Camp overnight on the lake shore.
BHRIGHU – VASHISHT
As we leave Bhrigu lake, and climbing up to a mountain ridge begin our steep descent to the village of Vashisht in the upper Kullu valley. The descent offers great views of the entire Kullu valley and we walk through forests and slowly emerge into apple orchards and finally reach Vashisht by evening. From here Manali is just 3 kms away.