Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal Trek

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Brahamtal Trek – The Best Winter Trek In the Himalayas

Brahmatal Trek lies in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 12,250 feet and it is best if done in January and February at the time of peak winters. Moreover,on this trek get thrilling views of two towering Himalayan peaks – Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti with other snow covered mountains.

Brahmatal Trek

Explore The Two High Altitude Glacial Lakes on Brahmatal Trek

With Brahmatal in addition Bekaltal is the attraction of this trek; so, explore these two pristine glacial lakes and enjoy camping beside Bekaltal’s frozen shores. The sight of these two will surely feast your eyes because of its heavenly natural beauty.

Snow Covered Forests

During your trek pass through undulating meadows and dense forests with abundant trees of  Rhododendrons and Oaks, totally covered in snow and spot some Himalayan animals on the way. Most importantly Brahamatal is a virgin trek and other Himalayan treks are getting crowded day by day.

However, you will find no other groups on the trail which passes through dense woods serene and unspoiled. Brahamatal trek is best for people looking for treks not crowded.

Brahmatal Trek

Thrilling Climb & Unparalleled Views from the Summit

Subsequently, reach the wide meadows lying near Brahmatal hiding in the thick blanket of snow amidst snow covered peaks hitting the sky. And the other reason to explore this trek is the unparalleled views offered from the summit and the best time to grab these Himalayan vistas are the months of March and April.

But, if you choose to go in the peak trekking season of May and June, the haze will spoil the mountain views. However, the views are rewarding in winters which extends to March. More often witness the clear skies stretching across the horizon.

From the Brahmatal summit consequently get panorama views of Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti with other Himalayan peaks rising above 7000 m.

But, here are some more hidden gems in the Himalayas similar to Brahamatal – Phulara Ridge Trek, Rupin and Supin trek and Vijay Top 

Key Points of Brahmatal Trek

Level: Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)

During the trek proper conditioning & training of body is required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kg

 

Must read about Brahmatal Trek

Trek Fee: Rs.8,000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Lohajung to Dehradun)

Duration: 6 Days

temperatureSummer Temperature:Day (8°C to 15°C) Night (0°C to 7°C)

altitudeAltitude: (12,250 feet)

Best Time:J April, May, Throughout the year

Level: Moderate

temperatureWinter Temperature: Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung

Altitude – 2,316 m/7,600 ft

Distance – 215 km

Time taken – 9 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 2– Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal 

Altitude – 3,012 m/9,885 ft

Distance – 6 km

Time taken – 5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmtal 

Altitude – 3,182 m/10,440 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Brahmtal to Brahmtal Top and Daldum

Altitude – 3,734 m/12,250 ft

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Daldum to Lohajung

Altitude – 2,316 m/7,600 ft

Distance – 5 km

Time taken – 2/3 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 6– Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

Distance – 215 km

Time taken – 9 hours

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Rainfall Chart of Brahmatal Trek
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Temperature Chart of Brahmatal Trek
The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Lohajung
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Brahmatal Trek FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Kathgodam Railway Station to Lohajung.

On Day 1 and Day 5 in a hotel at Lohajung and rest of the days in tents.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here – Food Menu

Winter season the best time to do Brahmatal trek. It is a great winter trek.

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

Yes, it is a great trek for beginners and the child should be above 5 years to do this trek.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can offload it. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack and per day.

The last ATM point is at Dewal or if you want then withdraw money at Kathgodam. Networks will be available till Lohajung, there are no other networks ahead. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.

At hotel in Lohajung, there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

There are some risks on every trek but Brahmatal is safest because there are no landslide prone areas or scary river crossing.

-  Lohajung (2,316 m/7,600 ft)

- Bekaltal (3,012 m/9,885 ft)

- Brahmtal (3,182 m/10,440 ft)

- Brahmtal Top (3,734 m/12,250 ft)

  1. Day 1 Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung

    Altitude – 2,316 m/7,600 ft

    Distance – 215 km

    Time taken – 9 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    The journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung is 10-11 hours long, there will be one or two breaks in which you can have your breakfast and lunch en route.

    Go through the region of Kumaon and valleys of Shivalik mountain ranges. The road takes you through picturesque forests and curves with amazing mountain views in the backdrop.

    There is a direct road from, Gwaldam to Deval but it is damaged due to heavy rains, so the other route is preferred.

    Deval is a village from where we will drive towards Lohajung. The road is mostly windy and curvy. The temperature remains cold there and when the altitude is gained it remains rainy and foggy most of the time.

    Reach Lohajung and today have your dinner and stay at a tourist rest house.

  2. Day 2 Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal 

    Altitude – 3,012 m/9,885 ft

    Distance – 6 km

    Time taken – 5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Trek towards Lohajung’s upper region, the trail is a marked well stone paved path. Pass through a forest with houses on the side. Keep trekking and reach village Mandoli after a short while.

    After ascending enter the Kail valley with two rivers Pindari and Kail. Ahead are water pipes which are used to supply water to Lohajung. Halt for a while and trek further, now witness some houses along the trees of Rhododendrons which are together called Budla.

    Cross a stream over a bridge and rest at Begum. Ahead the Navali Bugyal will capture all your attention. Now, after crossing one more stream and an hour ascent you will reach “Gujrani”.

    Multiple streams are present in this area, the water is clear and clean, if you want you can also refill the bottles. Trek for one and a half hour more to reach Bekaltal, a lake with grassy shores which are perfect for camping.

    This beautiful lake lies amidst forest of Oaks. Come across one more pristine lake named “Khopdaliya”. Pitch your tents beside the lake, wait for the delicious food to be served and after having dinner sleep comfortably in your tents.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmtal 

    Altitude – 3,182 m/10,440 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The ascent to Brahmtal starts just after you leave the campsite, trek through the forests of Rhododendrons and Oaks. Crossing this section will lead you to a meadow and from here a gradual ascent will lead you to the top.

    Reach the high point and start the descent till you come across Brahmatal. An amazing high altitude glacial lake which remains frozen in winters.

    Throughout the trek Almora and Nainital side valley will be visible, Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul can also be seen from some points.

    The campsite is at some distance from Brahmatal Lake and is clearly visible but if there is change in weather and there is heavy snowfall then will camp at Khabekhal.

    Pass through a forest area and reach the campsite. Setup your tents and after having food retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Brahmtal to Brahmtal Top and Daldum

    Altitude – 3,734 m/12,250 ft

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken – 5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    The trek today is an ascending one, you are going to gain altitude. Start trekking and after one hour reach Chota Jhandidar.

    Chota and Bada Jhandidar will lead you to the top, the trail isn’t straight but zig zag and fenced by valleys from both the sides. Crossing the steep climb will take around 2-3 hours.

    Brahmatal Top gives the fetching view of the Himalayas and the clear blue sky makes it look adorable. From the top Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti views are much clearer than the previous day, they look magnificent. The panorama sight of Himalayan mountain ranges are enough to leave you awestruck.

    Now, descend and move towards Daldum. Reach there in 3 hours by crossing dense forest section. Setup your camps, have food and retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Daldum to Lohajung

    Altitude – 2,316 m/7,600 ft

    Distance – 5 km

    Time taken – 2/3 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    Post breakfast, descent is through the forest area, you can reach Lohajung in 2 to 3 hours by covering 4 km.

    Reach Malling in half an hour. Now, some houses on the slopes comes into sight. Follow the stone made path frequently used by the villagers.

    Reach Lohajung. Have your dinner in a pre-booked hotel and enjoy your overnight stay there.

  6. Day 6 Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

    Distance – 215 km

    Time taken – 9 hours

    Post breakfast depart from Lohajung to Kathgodam.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: The last ATM point is at Dewal or if you want then withdraw money at Kathgodam

Mobile Connectivity

Networks will be available till Lohajung, there are no other networks ahead. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

 

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

 

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)