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About the Brahmatal Trek:
Known as one of the most enchanting treks, the Brahmatal trek is a great winter trek for the nature lovers and adventure seekers. You will start this amazing trek from Kathgodam and make your way through some of the beauty of the region. Upon your arrival in Kathgodam early morning, you will be picked from the railway station or bus stand. You will be traveling for 9 hours to reach Lohajung which is 225 KM away from Kathgodam. By late afternoon, you will reach Lohajung where you will be staying at night in a guest house.
On your second day, you will be trekking from Lohajung to Bekaltal. En route, let your eyes enjoy some awe-inspiring views of Nandaghunti Peak. Trek through the forests of oaks and firs. Conclude the 4-5 hours long trek after you reach Bekaltal. The total distance you cover would be 8 km. On your third day, you will trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal which is another of most beautiful rail for you. The trails go through a forest and when you reach Telindi top, behold the enchanting views of the mighty Himalayas.
On your fourth day, you will be covering from Khabekhal to Bhramtaal to Daldum. You will be treading along the tricky pathways which go through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar. This trail is encircled by a mountain ridge with valleys on both sides. Catch the glimpses of magnificent Himalayan Ranges. Mt. Trishul is very close along with the views of Nandhaghunti. On your fifth day, you will be trekking from Brahmatal to Lohajung and trek through the same route. Then on your last and sixth day, you will take the trail from Lohajung to Kathgodam. The Brahmatal Trekking package is the perfect adventure that you have been long waiting for.
About the Destination:
Another jewel of the Himalayas which is a favourite among the trekkers around the world is the Brahmatal Trek. A blend of challenges and the picturesque beauty this trek is another of the most sought off treks in the world. Nestled amidst the Himalayas and covered with blankets of snow, the Brahmatal trek proves to be challenging for a few trekkers. Starting at Kathgodam, this trip will take you to some of the most amazing locations and visit famous tourist spots.
Apart from the uneven terrain, the trek is filled with beautiful landscapes and sprawling forests and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. Reach 12,100 feet approximately covering around 22 KMs with this trek. Brahmatal is also famous as the winter trek taking you to the land of snow and the snow-covered mountains. As you continue trekking you will come across the frozen lake of Brahmatal.
The full grandeur of the trek hits you when you come across the snow-covered mountains of Garhwal region touching the sky. The frozen lake with the grand Himalayan peaks overlooking it creates a gripping ambience. Make way through some of the majestic beauty of the region as you continue your trek.
Trek through the oaks and fir trees and then cross the steep paths. You also get glimpses of the Garhwal Mountains in the distance on a clear day. As you walk through the upper region of Lohajung and then through the forest trail with a few more houses. It is another of the most beautiful sight you will see during your Brahmatal trek. Spend some time exploring the beauty of the region while you head out for this trek.
Brahmatal Trek Highlights:
- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek. Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top
- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.
- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.
- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.
- Catch the glimpses of magnificent Himalayan Ranges. Mt. Trishul is very close along with the views of Nandhaghunti.
- During your trek you will also trek through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar.
- The snow-capped mountain and the distant valleys will definitely make you wish to come back here once again.
- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.
- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.
Brahmatal Trek Weather :
- Winters (December-February): This is considered to be the best season for Brahmatal trek. During these cold winter months, daytime temperatures of Brahmatal trek range between 0°C to 2°C. In the night, the temperatures fall to around -5°C to -10°C. The temperature inside the tent is better but can still be freezing at around 10°C.
- Summer and spring (May-October): The daytime weather of Brahmatal trek remains cool and pleasant. Brahmatal trek temperatures vary depending on the altitude that you are at, during the trek. In lower camps, the Brahmatal trek weather is pleasant at around 10°C and higher camps at around 2°C
Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C
Trekking Distance: 22km
Maximum Altitude: 12,150 ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
ATM: Dewal has the last ATM point before your trek begins. It's advisable to withdraw money in Kathgodam itself
Upon your arrival in Kathgodam early morning, you will be picked from the railway station or bus stand.
You will be travelling for 9 hours to reach Lohajung which is 225 KM away from Kathgodam.
By lat afternoon, you will reach Lohajung where you will be staying at night in a guest house.
Today's trek will start after breakfast. Commence the trip to Bekaltal.
En route, let your eyes enjoy some awe-inspiring views of Nandaghunti Peak.
Trek through the forests of oaks and firs. Conclude the 4-5 hours long trek after you reach Bekaltal. The total distance you cover would be 8 KMs.
Stay overnight in tents.
Enjoy the snow covered pathways that let you reach Brahmatal. It will take around 4 hours to complete the trek.
The trails go through a forest and when you reach Telindi top, behold the enchanting views of the mighty Himalayas.
Continue walking to finally arrive in Brahmatal or Khabekhal Lake.
Right after breakfast, get ready to climb to the top of Brahmatal.
Tread along the tricky pathways which go through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar.
This trail is encircled by a mountain ridge with valleys on both sides.
You will take 2.5 hours to reach Brahmatal Top.
On this journey, revel in the glimpses of magnificent Himayan Ranges. Mt. Trishul is very close along with the views of Nandhaghunti.
From the top, you can revel in the exotic views of snow covered Himalayan Ranges.
Proceed to the next camp site in Daldum and the trek will take up to 3 hours to finish. 2.7 KM will be the distance you would be covering with this trek.
Again, forests will be accompanying you through these trekking trails.
Today, you will trail back to Lohajung along the same path you took to reach Brahmatal.
Once you reach here, check-in to your guest house and take rest.
Conclude the trek and depart to Kathgodam early morning.
After your arrival at Kathgodam, your trip comes to an end.
But, you can plan how to spend the day fruitfully on your own, be it sightseeing or shopping, Kathgodam will not disappoint you.
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Rated : 5.0
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when we were at Brahmatal camp at 12000feet severe snow storm was hit !! Yea we wanted live snowfall we were praying for it since we booked for the trek but the holy nature gave us so much snowfall that’s enough for one lifetime!! It was almost 4 to 5 feet snow outside our camps !!! we experienced temp of around -15 to -20 degree !! we took shelters in chacha ki dhukhan (small shop with wooden roof covered with tarpol)! The best part was our guides when all others trekking companies like India hike, trek the Himalayas team went down in snow storm our team stayed back up until the 36hours storm was gone and descended with a view that can be remembered every day in this lifetime !! Thinking about the hike up the mountain, right before the peak, the pain is unbearable. The trek has been long and the journey has been uphill against snow filled rocky terrain. Just before you reach the top, you feel as if you’ll never be able to take another step, yet you do. You forget ahead and just as the desire to give up becomes strongest, you reach the top. The light, the view is incredible, and you can finally see clearly what you’ve been fighting for. Suddenly, the next part of your journey is clear. It's beautiful, and its all laid out in the sight ahead and below. You are renewed, you know now where you are going. Today, if you are in a season where you are heading uphill and all you see is the mountainous terrain ahead, I hope to inspire you to keep going. Take small steps, but don't stop and don't dare go backwards. When it feels like you can't move, take a deep breath, and cry out for strength to just take the very next step. You will reach the top of your mountain and your joy will be great!! You are moving forward and your destiny awaits! After this trek, my confidence has boosted for sure !! I would like to thank my trek guides from bottom of my heart Raju bhayia, Praveen bhai who took very good care of us overnights and days in that severe snow storm and motivating on each and every step which was very difficult on the way back !! Again I Repeat this experience “Cannot be explained and cannot forget” in this lifetime!! Guys from experience I recommend you to carry all the trekking gears without fail or u gonna suffer REAL bad in those mighty mountains especially must if u are doing in peak winter ... (don't forget to see the forecast ) imp gears are Minus temp waterproof outer jacket, down jacket .thermal inners, lots of t-shirts at least 4, thermal pants, trek pants 2 , track pants , walking poles , WATERPROOF SHOES ( very imp ), 4 pairs of thermal socks , GATERS u can't walk without it in snow, in safer side carry one meter of tarpol that can be used in heavy snow as gaters (telling with experience) , woollen caps, glove inners, waterproof gloves .. Be mentally prepared for the worst !!!u will really enjoy it and ur confidence will be much more then what you were !! MUST DO TREK!
Rated : 4.0
Bharmatal trek its one of the greatest trek, the food, camps, locations and guides are perfect and professional. Great variety of food and quality is also good. However you should carry enough water because local water may cause stomach problems. So make sure of it. The view and the location points are awesome camp side, people and if you love photography so this is the best place for it. Best time to go is mid January you may can see snow. Better to go with friends
Rated : 5.0
perfect trek to starters , helps gain confidence really enjoyed lot ,management was perfect nothing to suggest. . . Thanks Thrillophilia
Rated : 5.0
this is bramhatal in 2016... I loved the place and its an exact tour a college group or an office professionals would prefer as it last for a week
Rated : 4.0
The trek was beautiful and also the guide! We were just 2 friends on the trek and we got amazing attention during the whole trek. The only issue we faced was food, quantity of it. The breakfast and evening snacks and tea are tit bits that can't fill your stomach, breakfast is essential when you are heading for a tough trek ahead. Apart from that, it was wonderful..so 4 stars!
What is the best time to go for Brahmatal Trek?
As Brahmatal trek is known as a winter trek, it is best done in the months of January and February. However, during late March and April, the rhododendrons run a riot on this trail. Catch the sight of a variety of the red, pink, white rhododendrons during these seasons.
What is the difficulty level? What kind of physical fitness will be required to do Brahmatal Trek?
The difficulty level is moderate for the Brahmatal trek and you will be covering a total distance of 22km. The Kareri lake trek is considered as an easy to moderate trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.
What is route of Brahmatal Trek?
Here is the route of Brahmatal Trek:
Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4: Khabekhal to Dumdum via Bhimtal
Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung
Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam
What clothing or equipment do we need to carry on our side during Brahma Tal Trek?
For your Brahma Tal trek, you can carry few essentials according to your requirements. Trek Essentials: Trekking shoes: On your Har ki dun trek you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant. Backpack: You will also need a good backpack with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Alos, don’t forget to take a rain cover for your back pack Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential. Clothing: Two trek pants: Carry at least two spare pair in case you first pant get wet. Wear one pair and carry the other pair with you. Three warm layers: During this trek you will be trekking at a high altitude so it is very important that you have proper clothes for the climatic conditions. Make sure you have three warm clothes layers to protect you from
Which type of shoes should I carry on Brahmatal Trek?
For you Brahma tal trek a good trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters. You will need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant.
Can we visit Brahmatal trek in December?
Yes, in fact, December is one of the best months for this trek. This is the time when the trek routes are clear without the heavy rush of travellers. The trails are embedded with snow and frozen lake is an amazing sight to see.
Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
No, consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited during your trek. People believe that alcohol might keep you warmer but alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes.
How long we have to walk each day during BrahmaTal Trek?
Each day, the average walking distance is between 5-7 kilometers. This can be completed between 5-6 hours. The gradient is easy to moderate dotted with ascending slopes and flat patches.
How is Brahmatal Trek weather?
As the trek is known as a winter trek the weather is mostly sunny during the day and cold during the night. Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. The amount of snow at the trek teases every trekker to take up the challenge.
Is Diamox is advisable?
Brahma Tal trek is quite suitable to people who are beginners and you can easily acclimatize well as they have full one day for you to rest. But if you find any symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which includes headache, nausea and vomiting then inform your trek leader. During your trek each of the campsites holds first aid kit and fully equipped cylinders for such situations.
How cold does it get on the BrahmaTal Trek?
During the winter months, the temperatures fall up to -5°C to -10°C in the nights. During the daytime, you will experience 0°C to 2°C. In the spring and summer months, you will experience a pleasant 10°C.
How do I get in shape?
The Brahma Tal Lake is considered as moderate trek. If you are physically fit then you can easy do the trek but if there are few places where your trek can be strenuous. For that you need to prepare yourself. For this you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk everyday and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga everyday to regulate your breathing properly.
What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During your Brahma Tal trek you will be we provided with proper toilet tents which are waterproof. There will be 2/ 4tents depending on the size of the group. The toilets tents will have deep pit for your nature calls. You will also have mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up which you can cover it up. This is the most hygiene way for you in the wild. Also, toilet paper is the advisable instead of wet wipes.
Is Brahmatal Trek safe?
Brahmatal trek is one of the safest treks. Since it is a high altitude trek, one must take an adequate amount of time to get acclimatized. Pay heed to the trek leaders’ instructions and ensure basic fitness.
What is the temperature of Brahmatal Trek?
The temperature of Brahmatal Trek during the winter months of December to February, the daytime temperatures range between 0°C to 2°C and fall to -5°C to -10°C in the nights. In the spring and summer months, the temperatures range around 10°C.
Do I need to bring some medicines with me?
While the organizers carry first aid kits and medicines, it is advisable to carry your medications. You can carry Diamox, Avomine for motion sickness, Crocin for fevers, Avil for allergies, Uni Enzyme & Digene for diarrhea.
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