Brahmatal Trek

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Brahmatal 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.

This beautiful place stands in between high snow-covered peaks which together make an excellent sight. On the other hand, the meadows remain covered in snow.

So, consequently, it turns out to be the most fantastic winter Trek In Uttarakhand. And, also an excellent Skiing destination.

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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 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 Brahmatal 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.

Brahmatal trek is best for people looking for treks not crowded.

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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 is 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 Brahmatal – Phulara Ridge Trek, Rupin Supin trek and Vijay Top, Kedarkantha,  Kuari pass, Har Ki Dun Trek.

WHY TO CHOOSE BRAHMATAL TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Brahmatal trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 24 km which is to be covered into 6 days.

Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

No high altitude mountain sickness due to forthcoming of forest region. And this is easy level trek

The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So, beginners can easily do this trek. And family

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and Kumauni and valleys of Chivalric mountain ranges

During winter season, this fascinating Brahmatal trek remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide snow-land.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

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Altitude we are going to cover

Kathgodam – 554 Meter

Lohajung base – 2316 Meter

Bekaltal – 3012 Meter

Brahmatal Top – 3734 Meter

Getting to Himalayan Hikers Base Camp Lohajung

Take the overnight train from Delhi to Kathgodam railway station

(Ranikheth Express train from New Delhi would be best option to you)

You can reach Kathgodam Railway Station around 5:30 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.
Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Kathgodam Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempoand bolero taxi
Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

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Key Points Brahmatal trek

Duration: – 5 Nights 6 Days

Base camp: – Lohajung

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)

Brahmatal Altitude: – 3734 Meter

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 24 Km – By taxi 350 km

Group Size: – 20 people

Short Itinerary Brahmatal Trek

Day 1- Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung – 210 Km (9/10 Hours (2316 Meter)

Day 2 – Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (3012 meter)

Day 3 – Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (3182 Meter)

Day 4 – Exploration Day Brahmatal top summit (3774 Meter) on to Kharrazi camp (7.5 Km) 8/9 Hours,

Day 5 – Trek from Kharrazi camp to Lohajung (03 km) (2/3 Hours) (2316 Meter)

Day 6 – Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam (210 km) (9/10 Hours)

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Day 1: Pickup to you from Kathgodam railway station – Drive to Lohajung

Total distance 210 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Lohajung – 2316 Meter

Night stay – Our Home stay – on twin share basis

The journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung is 09-10 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.

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Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal

Total distance 06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot 06

Altitude – Bekaltal – 3012 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 3 : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal

Trek Distance 07 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Brahmatal – 3182 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 4 : – Exploration Day Brahmatal top summit (3774 Meter) on to Khorurai camp (7.5 Km) 8/9 Hours

Trek Distance7.5 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – – Brahmatal Summit – 3774 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis
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 sights of Himalayan mountain ranges are enough to leave you awestruck.
Now, descend and move towards Khorurai camp .

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

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Day 5 : Trek from Khorurai camp to Lohajung

Trek Distance  03 km – 2/3 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Lohajung – 2316 Meter

Night Stay – Our Home stay – on twin share basisPost breakfast, descent is through the forest area, you can reach Lohajung in 2 to 3 hours by covering 3 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.

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Day 6 : Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam

Total distance 210 km – 9/10 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi
Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Himalayan Hikers team.

The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a good bye from Lohajung and Brahmatal trek .

scenic drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam you are reach 6 to 07 pm evening

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Lohajung

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

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 Include In This Trek?

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

Transport Facility Kathgodam to Kathgodam.

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