About the Activity:
Manali to Rowali Khola
Drive from Manali to Gulaba by car, on the Manali-Rohtang road, along the Beas River.
Gulaba is a small village at the height of 3100 m. Gradually walk through forests and cross Thach (pasture) of Khanora.
On the way up you’ll see Solang valley, Kothi village. Hanuman Tibba will be visible all along the ascent.
You’ll be able to spot many a birds. Trek further to Rowali Khola which is the day 1 campsite.
Rowali Khola to Bhrigu Lake
Wake up early and if you are in luck and the sky is clear, you’ll get a stunning panoramic view of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.
Start early as the ascent being really steep at places will take a lot of time.
Bhrigu Lake is situated between to high ridges. The trail turns slowly from green to white & brown.
Meadows give way to boulders. Set up camp near the lake and enjoy the beauty for the rest of the day.
Bhrigu Lake to Pandu Roppa
The Lake will be visible once you cross the first ridge. Depending on the season, the lake is either surrounded by snow or, fresh grass along with a few alpine flowers.
After spending some time at the lake, head down to Vashisht Valley on the other side.
The initial downhill section is steep and slippery. Descend slowly and carefully.
The meadow walk is refreshing all the way to rice fields of Pandu Roppa.
A bunch of folklores is associated to Pandu Roppa, the most popular being the visit and farming of the Pandavas.
Pandu Roppa to Vashisht
This is one of the treks where the last day is not just about finishing the trek and getting back to wherever you came from.
Cross the meadows first and then start a steep descent through a thick forest. The trail gets steep once you touch the tree line.
Once you get out of the forest ridge you’ll have a grand view of the Kullu Valley.
Walk into the apple orchards of the local village and the trail from here to Vashisht is fairy defined.
Take a bath at the hot water springs at Vashisht to refresh yourself and get rid of your tiredness of the trek.
Drive back to Manali.