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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...
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 a...
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 : 4.0
It's very Beautiful trek for beginners and easy trek. I enjoyed this trek.
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 : 5.0
Our whole trip went superb, right from the starting we were well picked up from Kathgodam, then stay at lohajung. The Bekaltal was very beautiful and we also explored it a bit. The journey to the Brahmatal was excellent. Every arrangement was done perfectly and we had an awesome time there. Highly recommended as this place gave me the best memories.
Rated : 4.0
We booked our whole trek from Thrillophilia and it was great experience. It was completely safe except Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar, the guide will help you regarding that, just follow him, he is best guide I ever had in so many years of experience. Recommended for all adventure lovers.
Rated : 5.0
The location of the camping is good, the view was just mesmerising and it really fells so good and relaxed, the guide was a super knowledgeable and experience person and he helped us a lot during this entire trip.
Rated : 5.0
Very decent place with lots of snow to see. We visited in this peak season, there were many tourists but our group was leading as we had the best guide, the food and the stay were well managed and timely given. There is not a single casualty felt, this is great and good to go.
Rated : 5.0
It is a very nice location for all types. Coupes, families, and especially the friends group, we were 4 and had an amazing trekking experience here. Khabekhal Lake was my personal favourite .big yes to this 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
No, the consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on the Brahmatal trekking tour. People believe that alcohol might keep you warmer but alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the meals are included in the Brahmatal Trek so you do not have to worry about the food. The meals will be mostly vegetarian.
Yes, you should absolutely go for this trek. It is a 22km trek and the difficulty level of Brahmatal trek is easy to moderate and can be covered easily if you are fit and healthy. All you can do is just train and prepare yourself for what lies ahead.
The maximum altitude of Brahmatal Trek is 12,150 ft. it is a 22 km trek and is a mix of steep and gradual ascent.
You can get direct flights from Delhi to Kathgodam as the nearest airport to is Pantnagar airport which is 72 km away from the main city of Kathgodam.
From there, you can find a taxi to reach the location. You can also catch a direct bus to the city or a train as Kathgodam has its own railway station, Kathgodam (KGM).
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