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Brahmatal Trek

Uttarakhand | 5 | 12

  • 30 KM

  • 6D | 5N

  • Moderate

  • 12,100 ft

  • Age 12-55 Year

Starting from ₹ 6999

₹ 5999per person

Extra 5% GST

14% OFF

  • Dehradun/Kathgodam/Rishikesh
  • Trek starts from Lohajung
  • Travelling Charges Applicable

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Overview

Overview

The Brahmatal Trek is considered the Best trek in Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Garhwal area of the Indian Himalayas. This mesmerizing trek gives an exceptional combination of panoramic vistas, thrilling challenges, and natural beauty. This trek will take you through charming villages, dense forests, and pristine snowscapes, giving you an incredible experience you will cherish forever.

The steady climb of rolling mountains makes the slopes of this trek so steep. Brahmatal Trek’s route is apt for both experienced Trekkers of India and beginners.

This trek is mainly covered under forest, and therefore, it decreases the chances of altitude sickness. This trekking will not divest you of an adventurous winter experience. Also, it will give you the delightful mellow sound of snowfalls, the silence of the rhododendrons and the oaks and a great trail.

 

Why Should You Do Brahmatal Trek?

Brahmatal, the Best winter trek in India, gives an unmatched chance to observe the intact exquisiteness of the Himalayas throughout the winter. Below-mentioned are some captivating reasons why you can think of starting your journey on this thrilling trek -

  • Untouched Natural Beauty: During this trek, you will have a winter mildew decorated with panoramic mountain views, dense woods, and snow-capped meadows. The natural landscapes also give you a sense of serenity and composure that is hard to find in today’s hectic world.
  • Frozen Brahmatal Lake: After trekking through the snow, you will finally reach the awe-inspiring frozen Brahmatal Lake. This good lake is enclosed by gigantic mountains, replicating the captivating exquisiteness of its surroundings.
  • Spectacular Views: From the peak of the Brahmatal summit and the high-altitude campsites, you will enjoy the overwhelming views of magnificent Himalayan ranges comprising Mrigthuni, Nanda Ghunti, and Trishul.
  • Adventure and Challenge: Brahmatal Trek provides moderate difficulty, making it perfect for both beginners and veteran trekkers. This trek also gives thrilling challenges such as setting camps in sub-zero temperatures, crossing snowfields, and negotiating steep ascents.
  • Cultural Immersion: During this trek, you will cross isolated villages that will allow you to communicate with the welcoming locals and experience their traditions and unique culture.

 

Best Time to Do Brahmatal Trek

Winter season (December to March) is the best time to commence the Brahmatal Trek in Uttarakhand. During this time, the area is roofed in an immaculate layer of snow. This season also gives the best conditions for a memorable winter adventure.

 

How Difficult is Brahmatal Trek?

The Brahmatal winter trek is a moderate level apt for people who already have some trekking experience and are physically fit. Though it has specific challenges, like snowy land and steep climbs, the proper guidance and preparation from experienced trekking guides will ensure an enjoyable and safe journey. 

 

How to Reach Brahmatal Trek
Lohajung is the initial point or a base camp to start trekking. This place is appropriately connected to leading cities in India. Some major transportation modes to reach the base camp are mentioned below-  

  • By Air: Pantnagar Airport is situated 32km far from Kathgodam, and it is the nearest airport to Kathgodam. It is connected to Delhi and has 4-round flights every week. From the airport, you can take a taxi to reach Kathgodam.
  • By Train: The Kathgodam railway station is one of the district's oldest and most significant stations. It is also connected to cities such as Howrah, Delhi, and Lucknow.
  • By Road: You can take a bus from Delhi to Kathgodam. Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT is the boarding point to take a bus. You should book your seats in advance to avoid the trouble. There are frequent buses available. 

 

Short Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Lohajung and Acclimatization
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4: Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak and Return to Brahmatal
Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung via Begum
Day 6: Departure from Lohajung

Itinerary

Altitude: 2,300m or 7,662 ft.
Distance: 250km drive
Time: 10 hours

You will start your journey to Lohajung, which is 294 km distance from Dehradun and is considered the Best trek near Delhi. It will take approximately 11-12 hours to reach your destination. The views during this drive are mesmerizing. You will drive uphill through the Kumaon area into Garhwal’s Himalayan Belt. Roads are vast here, and you can easily spot the Shivalik ranges from here. 

The atmosphere is peaceful, and you will drive along the Ganga River throughout this stretch. You will also cross 3 of the five iconic unions of the Alaknanda River (Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, and Devprayag) heading towards Lohajung. Lohajung is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas’ Chamoli district. The distance of this place is around 86 km from Karnaprayag.

Altitude: 700m or 2,150 ft 
Distance: 6 km trek  
Time: 4-5 hours

You will start your trek today on a well-paved stone path that leads to the forest. Right after starting the trek, you can spot the Nanda Ghunti Peak. After crossing the forests, you will reach Mandoli village in colossal mountain ranges.

Now the paths ascend slowly in serpentine, long curves from here. When you go higher, you will see the Kali Valley, the union of the Pindari and Kali rivers.

Afar this point, the paths mostly go through thick forests of Fir, Oak, Cedar, and conifer, letting little sunlight in. You will also find Rhododendrons in this location. They flourish during the early spring and late winter seasons and cover the path in striking colours of red and orange.

These trails are packed with flawless white snow and no flower blooms during the winters.

The ten-meter wooden bridge is the next spot from here that runs over a river where you can fill your water bottles. After going through the bridge, you will arrive at Begum, considered the best resting destination overlooking the costly Bagdi and Navali Bugyals.

You will find two more rivers after hiking 20 minutes from this place. Gujreni stream (second stream) will finally take you to a stunning clearing in lush woods. Today, you will set your camps here.

This area carries a woody fragrance and is enclosed by Rhododendron and umber-brown Oak forests. After installing your camps, you can spot some birds around, such as Blue-fronted Redstart, Asian Barred Owlet, and Himalayan Woodpecker.

You will also find snow during December-March at this place because the temperature drops here considerably. Delight in the silence and seclusion of the campsite because it gives a chance to look outwards and inwards.

Altitude: 400m or 1300 ft.
Distance: 7km trek 
Time: 6-7 hrs

Enjoy the snow-capped pathways that will take you to Brahmatal. After ascending, you will see Mt. Trishul through the tall trees. There is a Bekaltal lake after a two-hour hike. This beautiful lake is creased with Oak trees.

This lake has mud-brown coloured water that signifies the amount of liquefied organic matter.

The lake is usually frozen during the highest winter seasons. You can rest here and immerse yourself in the deep silence of this environment. The paths dive directly into the thick Rhododendron and Oak woods with a steep incline for another hour.

After walking higher, you will enjoy a peaceful view of Bekaltal Lake. The cover of the woods is quite dense and keeps away most of the sunlight. This enables patches of snow to remain on the paths.

After walking for an hour, the woods open up a breathtaking field known as Talindi Top, which gives some exceptional views of Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul. Now you will descend for about 1.5 km to reach the Brahmatal campsite, and from here, Brahmatal Lake is just 500 meters.

It is believed that Lord Brahma meditated at Brahmatal Lake long ago, frozen during the winter season.

Brahmatal Pass Altitude: 3,500 m/ 11,570 ft
Distance: 12 km trek 
Time: 8-9 hours.

Today, you will ascend to the peak of Brahmatal. Saunter on the challenging paths across Bada Jhandidar and Chota Jhandidar. A mountain ridge covers this path with valleys on either side. During this travel, you will be lost in the overwhelming views of the Himalayan Ranges.

From the peak, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snow-capped Himalayan Ranges. Now, you will continue walking towards Daldum, today’s campsite.

Lohajung Altitude: 2,350 m or 7,700 ft
Distance: 4 km trek
Duration: 3-4 hrs

Today, you will go to the left from Daldum towards Lohajung. It is a short trek of approximately 4km and will take nearly 3-4 hours. 

Lohajung Trek india follows an easily-marked path that crosses some rivers and through the woods of Rhododendrons and Oak. 

When you cross the woods, you will find the shepherd’s huts that residents use for keeping their livestock. Now, you will take a stone-paved path from here. It joins the mountain tribes to Lohajung. 

After reaching Lohajung, you can freshen up in the boarding house and roam in the evening. You will enjoy the sunsets from Lohajung. Enjoy your night's stay here. 

Today, you will end your trek to this beautiful place. After having breakfast and tea, you will leave towards Rishikesh, which is placed at 210km distance from Lohajung, and it will take nearly 10 hours to reach. 

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Inclusion

  •  Accommodation in tents or guesthouses during the trek
  •  Foods during the trek (including dinner, lunch and breakfast)
  •  Experienced trekking guide and support staff
  •  Camping equipment and gears
  •  Permits and entry fees
  •  Medical kit and first aid assistance

Exclusion

  •  Transportation to and from Dehradun/Kathgodam/Rishikesh
  •  Personal expenses and tips
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Any additional activities or services not mentioned in the inclusions

How to Reach

Pantnagar Airport is situated 32km far from Kathgodam, and it is the nearest airport to Kathgodam. It is connected to Delhi and has 4-round flights every week. From the airport, you can take a taxi to reach Kathgodam.

You can take a bus from Delhi to Kathgodam. Delhi’s Anand Vihar ISBT is the boarding point to take a bus. You should book your seats in advance to avoid the trouble. There are frequent buses available.

The Kathgodam railway station is one of the district's oldest and most significant stations. It is also connected to cities such as Howrah, Delhi, and Lucknow.

Food During Trek

Tea / Coffee / Juice
Bread Butter-Jam / Sandwich / Omelette / Aloo Paratha / Mix Veg Poha / Porridge / Chole Bhature / Aloo Poori / Mix Veg Vermicelli

 

Please Note: This is a Tentative Menu. Trekkers Of India can change/update the menu without any prior notice! 

  • Roti / Paratha / Sabzi / Vegetable Pulao / Jeera Rice / Daal Makhni
  • Refereshment: Banana / Packed Juice / Biscuit / Chocolate / Dry Fruits

  • Tea/Coffee, Mix Veg Soup
  • Bread Pakoda / Maggie / Veg Pakoda

  • Mattar-Paneer / Rajma-Rice / Roti-Sabzi / Tadka Daal / Aloo-Gobhi / Mix veg Manchurian / Masur Daal
  • Sweets: Gulab-Jamun / Halwa
  • Hot Drink: Bournvita

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Process & Terms & Conditions

For canceling your booking, please send us an e-mail at support@trekkersofindia.com

Do not forget to mention your booking reference number in the same e-mail. Cancellation requests cannot be taken over the phone call or messages.

Advance Amount is Non Refundable 

  • Cancellation made 25 days before the trek- 90% cash refund or Get 100% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 24 days and 15 days before the trek- 70% cash refund or Get 80% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 14 days and 10 days before the trek- 50% cash refund or Get 70% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 9 days and 1 day before the trek– No Refund, 10% Trek Voucher
  • If the Cancellation is made on the Starting day of the trek or there is no Show on the start day of trek, there will be No Refund, No Voucher.
  • Trek Voucher is Issued when Full Amount is Paid to book the trek.
  • No refund is applicable on cancellation if Advance Amount is Paid to Book the Trek/Trip.
  • Refunds will be made within 7-14 working days from the date of cancellation.
  • In case of refund, 3% payment processing charges must be applied.
  • In case of refund, 5% GST is NON REFUNDABLE.
  • If your Booking says ” NON REFUNDABLE “ No Refund or Trek Voucher will be issued.

IMPORTANT: OFFLOADING FEE, RENTAL FEE AND TRAVEL FEE ARE NON REFUNDABLE. TREK VOUCHERS ARE ISSUED ONLY FOR TREK FEE (YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES TRAVEL CHARGES AS WELL WHICH IS NON REFUNDABLE)

 

In the rare event that we cancel a trek, this is the policy we follow:

We almost never cancel our treks. But in case we cancel a trek because of Lockdown, Natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders, Trekkers Of India issues a voucher for the full amount of your trek fee paid to us or Alternate Trek will be arranged. You can redeem the Trek Voucher on any of our treks over the next one year or even extend it in case of emergency. NO CASH REFUND would be made.

What If Trekker is on Trek & It is not completed due to natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders?

There would be NO REFUND in this case.

Trekker can avail our “Come Back & Trek Again Feature” Let us tell you more about it. (Not applicable on Winter Treks)

TREKKERS OF INDIA “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” FEATURE

1. As a Trekker, there are times when you have to let go of a Trek in mid of the Trek Journey. You can fall ill or get hit by AMS or at times simply fatigue pulls you down or there may be other reasons as well such as Snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes or unexpected political unrest, bad weather, curfews, local riots, or government orders?. Or if your Trek Leader/Guide sends you back down to base due to a safety or health issue. At Trekkers Of India we feel bad when such things happen and we understand the feelings of Trekker.

But wait! Trekkers Of India will not let you go back with sad face! We have a feature/policy in which you can “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” that means you can come back & do SAME TREK again. And Hey! you don’t need to pay Trekkers Of India money for the same. Happy now  ?

How to apply for same? Simply email us at support@trekkersofindia.in, Our support team will send you a Refcode (Which is not a Trek Voucher Code). Next year when you are ready to do Same trek again, you can simply mail us at bookings@trekkersofindia.in with Refcode and batch date our team will help you confirming your slot.

IMPORTANT: Offloading Fee, Travel Fee, Rental Fee is not included in this feature.

 

What is a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher?

Trek Voucher is a credit amount which gets added to you Trekkers Of India account. You can redeem trek voucher by booking any Fixed Departure Trek with Trekkers Of India in future. Every Trek voucher comes with one year validity.

IMPORTANT: Trekkers Of India Trek Vouchers are non transferrable, non refundable to others. Only Trekker who has received it can redeem it. For example, If you have booked for five person you can either avail one Trek voucher of xyz amount or five trek vouchers will be issued on Trekker’s name.

 

How to redeem the Trek Voucher: 

Trekker will receive a Trek Voucher code on mail once you apply for the same.

1. Visit www.trekkersofindia.com
2. Choose Your Trek, Click on Available Dates.
3. Fill your Details
4. You will find Coupon Code option
5. Enter Your Trek Voucher code
6. Redeemed Yayy!

Please Note: This voucher code can redeemed only once for Treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Kashmir. Not redeemable for Treks in Maharashtra. And if you have received Voucher for treks in Maharashtra it can be only redeemed for treks in Maharashtra. If you need any support while Using the VOUCHER CODE feel free to Call/Whatsapp your Trek coordinator on +91 9999779236,9999779136. Trekkers Of Maharashtra coordinator is available on +91 8800144436.

Note- NO REFUND ON UNUTILIZED SERVICES OF THE PACKAGES, (IF ANY)

  • Full amount to be paid to confirm booking.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation in specified hotels.
  • Cheques not accepted.
  • Payments accepted via UPI, Credit Card, and Net Banking (in case of payment via credit card 3% extra will be charged).
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/ copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy.
  • If a solo female traveller does not wish to share accommodation an additional cost will be charged.   

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Trekkers Of India reserves the right to alter the day-wise schedule of the tour without any prior information (based on traffic, route restrictions or unforeseen travel-related circumstances). 
  • In case there is an unprecedented surge in transportation or accommodation costs (for instance, a hike in fuel charges), the total cost of the package will also increase.
  • Trekkers Of India will not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances. Any additional cost incurred for the same will be in addition to the cost borne by the client.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions is not a part of this package. 
  • Images of the sites, city, hotel, etc. are for illustration purposes only. 
  • Additional charges would be applied for the passengers who wish to stay back at the destination or transit.

Things to Carry

Back Pack & Rair Cover 20-30 ltr (If hire a mule of porter)
Walking Stick 1
Water bottle/Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one ltr. each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle ofb one ltr., Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical Kit Consult yur Doctor
Snacks Energy Bar/Dry Fruits

T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non cotton)
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather/ Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (Jacket & pants) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair

Sunscreen cream 1 Nos.
Mosturiser 1 Nos.
Toillet Paper & wipes 1 Nos.
Lip balm 1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer 1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos.
Quick dry towel 1 Nos.

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FAQ's

Brahmatal Trekking in Uttarakhand is easy-to-moderate. Beginners can join this trek, but they should be physically fit to finish the trip comfortably. Beginners should begin to prepare at least one month before going on the expedition.

Winter season is the perfect time to start the Brahmatal Trek. This time the whole area is covered in an immaculate layer of snow.

It isn't easy to differentiate Kedarkantha vs Brahmatal. Both spots have riveting trekking experiences that you will cherish forever. However, if you want to trek during winter, you can consider Brahmatal. Kedarkantha gets heavier snowfall throughout late winter, increasing the trek difficulty.

Three thousand seven hundred thirty-four meters or 12,250 feet above sea level is the approximate altitude of Brahmatal Peak.

Yes, you will receive the signals for all network operators in Lohajung. But, when you begin your trek towards Brahmatal, you might need help with network connectivity problems.

Trek accommodation includes camping in tents in different campsites along the way and guesthouses in Lohajung.

The Brahmatal Trek is perfect for people who are over 12 years. But, people below the age of 18 years should come with a guardian or parents.

Starting from ₹ 6999

₹ 5999per person

Extra 5% GST

14% OFF

  • Dehradun/Kathgodam/Rishikesh
  • Trek starts from Lohajung
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