I have been staying in Vashisht for a while now. And as easy and simple of a life in Vashisht can be, I feel a need for a little bit of action. As I live in the Himalayan mountains, I think it might be a good idea to do a long trek in one of these nearby mountains of this beautiful place. For that, I went to a tourist place where locals take foreigners to do longer hikes. I came across the possibility of visiting Brighu Lake in Manali, India.
Brighu Lake, Manali, India.
Brighu Lake is located at 4200 meters of altitude in the Himalayan Mountains of Manali, India. To get there, you have to spend three days in the mountain. On the first day, you have to walk up to reach the campsite. On the second day, you must climb to the lake, and on the third day, you use it to come down. As being a far and long way to get there, I indeed needed help. As I was saying, I visited a tourist place in Vashisht, and the local guide offered me an exciting challenge. He said I could go just with him as a private tour guide, but the price would be higher than if you go with a group. As a solo traveler, I didn’t have the second option, and the first one was too expensive. As I said that to him, he offered me to go with a group of 14 Indians.
I packed a small backpack, put on my hiking shoes (basically the only ones I ever wear here in the mountains, lol), and got ready to climb! All I hoped was that my travel with 14 Indians (and me as the only foreigner) would be something fun to do!
I have to say that trekking is very challenging, it’s not easy at all, but it has been one of the most beautiful treks I have ever done. The main reason for this is that you see so many different landscapes during the climb that you feel you are in entirely other places while getting up. It was a fantastic surprise because I never knew what I would experience in the next climb.
I tried to do my best to collect nice shots while I was struggling with the hiking challenge of this place: its climate, the altitude, my tiredness plus did I mention that I got lost for hours??!! Yeap, it was scary!! And I have it all on film! lol.
I didn’t tell you about my new friends. Well, what I can say is that they were great! I genuinely love to hang out with Indians, and they are so respectful and caring. Mostly all of them were pretty young, and it was a friendly group of friends who took me in right away! I had a bast and will be forever grateful to them.
Well, if you want to see my video go and check it out!. I will take through a beautiful scenery full of mountains, snow, flowers, animals and finally the half-frozen lake.
I hope you like it!!