Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek

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18th Jun 2018
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Day 1

hello folks,

So this trip suppose to be of 4 members but it ended up going solo for me, I wasn't ready for going out solo but i too was determined to go on this trip somehow so i did some quick research about it and it turn out to be the best place for solo traveler.

So guys then what, I gathered up all my stuff for i did some research about things to take on a solo trip.

Day-1 It started from Chittaurgarh to Delhi, I took a direct train to Delhi. I didn't know what to do in delhi so i dropped out at meerut junction, where my friend picked me up and we'd swing by meerut till 5pm i been to some cheap market and then i went back in delhi as i had to catch bus to manali from kashmiri gate. while in between the journey to manali i've met with new people and we shared each others experience, just know that talking to a stranger is always a good idea if you are travelling solo.

Photo of Delhi, India by Mehul singh
Day 2

hostel where i stayed.

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

gather up in jagatsukh, the lost tribe hostel.

Photo of Jagatsukh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

I have attached some photos of the hostel where i stayed for around 3 Nights, trust me its a nice place for someone who wants to meet new people and the best part is most of them are either solo or hippie group. you'll get pretty good stuff and decent quantity there(you know what i mean).

Day-2 Next day i thought of going out for wander but i had no idea where to go whilst there's too much traffic out in manali (usually there is huge traffic in manali), so i decided to go out and lost in the hills but unfortunately i didn't had most of the stuff that requires for trekking and i talked to many local shopkeeper about going out solo trekking, they scared the shit out of me by telling the solo stories of people who went solo never came back or might dead. Next thing i did was, I found a local guide and he was ready to take me on local trekking(righu lake) for 1500 but the issue was of tent we had to arrange a tent and other stuff for trekking in day 2 itself somehow by the end of the day we got them all(eventually we had to buy tent as there were no tents available for rent).

Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Day 3

Day-3 All set and sort, I was ready for trekking, excited and a little nervous too because i was going with the locals. It started from bashisht (a local area near bhang,manali) , where you'll find hot water spring and a temple, exactly, from there trek starts i was carrying around 20 kg of weight on shoulder. In starting i was energetic and i was the one who was leading but later on i seemed to be the last of them while trekking because for trekking there is a rule of walking at constant speed for long lasting stamina, though we took some refreshing break for having fruits and smoke(It is strictly recommended not to smoke cigs while trekking, else it'll cause frequent fatigue). After a trek of continues 6 hours we found a grassland and small waterfall where we decided to stay for the night.

That dog was our guide from vashist until he was getting snakes from us lol.

Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

the fire was intense though!

Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

seems coocked.

Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh
Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh
Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

View from my tent exit.

Photo of Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mehul singh

DAy-4 We woke up at 6am and done with all nature calling by 7, then we started trekking again as we were going up and up it was getting more difficult as path was more steep and slippery, while trekking you'll see your next destination as the top of the hill but once after reaching there you'll find as if you just started the trek and it becomes more harder to get to the next destination but at last we were there at brighu lake by 5pm after 10 hours of continuous trekking.

Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh

i still didn't found reason behind the lighter part of rock

Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh

brighu lake.

Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh

We still had 3 hours to pass till night so we decided to go back to the bhashist within 3 hours it was tough decision to make because i wan't ready to go all the way down in that day itself as it was slippery and steep way down, But the majority was to go down so i had to follow them anyway.

finally by 9pm we reached bhashist and we all had our way to pass but for me, after i left over with locals and i went back to jagatsukh where my hostel was, i bought a quater of old monk and *sh nearer to the hostel and shared my experience with other and finally called it a day.

Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh
Photo of Solo Trip To Manali (brighu lake trek by Mehul singh

Day-5 i enjoyed at hostel and in evening i visited manali market properly, it wasn't that big, i found out some good wine and a little rush then i had foot massage and by 8pm i took bus for dehli.

travel expense:

volvo booking; RS3000(Himalayan Nomad, delhi to manali)

food expense; RS3000(Including 1 day stay in delhi)

trek expense; RS2000(Including the local guide fee as well)

local travel expense; RS1000(including all local travel, though i mostly traveled by taking lift)

hostel rent ; RS1000(Hostel rent)

Things that you should know for solo travelling and brighu lake trek:-

1.follow your gut.

2.never be afraid to approach a stranger.

3.keep enough money in your wallet and some money in pocket as well.

4.don't expect.

5.always be humble learn how to enjoy life as it is.

6.Don't get carried away if someone is giving you much dam.

7.Always do some ground research(remember there is always a cheap way out of things).

8.you can trust himachal locals they can never be a fraud person.

9.always bring a condom with wherever you go :D

10.travel,love,sex and family that's all you should care about.

peace:D

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