teeped in mythos, Brahmatal is a lake nestling in the depths of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Winter sweeps alluringly on the slopes here, making Brahmatal one of the rare Himalayan destinations available for trekking in December, January, February, and March.
Pull factors are many on this trek—changing vistas, from deep and shadowy forests of oaks and rhododendrons to snow-covered meadows, lakeside camping at Bekaltal, the alpine Brahmatal lake vicinity, and a climactic vision of fabulous high peaks glittering across a brilliant sky! The Garhwal snowline view is all the more special from here because rarely are colossal ice-capped peaks like Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul are accessible to view on a low-lying trek like this one.
Owing to gradually ascending rolling slopes, the Brahmatal Trek route is deemed fit for beginners and less experienced trekkers. A major part of the trek continues under forest cover, diminishing the chances of altitude sickness. All the same, the trek will not deprive one of an out and out thrilling winter experience with the sweet mellow of falling snow, a fascinating trail caught in an absolute white out, the depthless silence inside the grove of rhododendrons and oaks, and iced over lake water faces.
A special shout out for this trek goes to the shutterbugs—diverse frames, from snow-laden forests to white-gold high peaks in alpenglow, and a desolate alpine mountain-scape of a lone tree standing on icy shores of the Brahmatal lake make up the composition of this trek.
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What is included in the tour
- Travel from Pune/Mumbai/Bhopal/Ahmedabad/Nagpur and back via Sleeper/3AC Trains
- Travel from Delhi to Haridwar via train
- Private vehicle from Haridwar to Loharganj and back
- Breakfast in Delhi and Meals from Lohargunj to Lohargunj
- Trek equipments (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dinning tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
- All necessary permits and entry fees.
- First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
- Transport from Rishikesh to Loharjung and return.
- TrekPanda Staff insurance.
- Team Captains
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals during train travel
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions section
- Shoes and jackets can be procured on rent beforehand from us
- 5% GST will be added during checkout
- Transaction charges depending upon the mode of payment will be charged by Razorpay(Use NEFT option to pay and save gateway charges)
- Region :- Uttarakhand
- Duration :- 6 Days
- Grade :- Easy To Moderate
- Max Altitude :- 12,200 Ft.
- Approx Trekking Km :- 24 Kms.
- Day 0:Pune/Mumbai to Delhi
- Board Train from Pune/Mumbai to Delhi
- Day 1:Arrival in Delhi transfer to Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar
- Early morning arrival in Delhi and take train to Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh at 3.20pm from NDLS overnight stay in Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar.
- Day 3: Dehradun/Kathgodam to Lohajung (220 kms l 8-9 hours l Altitude 7600ft)
- The journey starts from Dehradun and takes around 8-9 hours to reach Lohajung which is the base camp for the Brahmatal trek.
- Lohajung is located at the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.
- Mighty Nanda Ghunti peak welcomes you at Lohajung, enjoy your evening looking at the last rays of the sun disappearing from the peak.
- Lohajung is also the basecamp for the renowned Roopkund trek.
- Overnight stay at a homestay in Lohajung.
- Day 4:Lohajung to Bekaltal( 6 kms l 5 hours l Altitude 9690 ft)
- Wake Up early morning and freshen up, have a healthy breakfast and start your trek towards Bekaltal.
- Today you will get the first glimpse of Mt. Trishul.
- Bekaltal is a lake surrounded by a thick forest.
- The trek is around 6 km and will take around 5 hours to complete the trek.
- Enjoy your evening soaking in the positive vibes of hills.
- Night stay at the campsite.
- Day 5:Bekaltal to Brahmatal base( 5.5kms l 6 hours l Altitude 10440ft)
- Wake Up early morning freshen up have a healthy breakfast and start your trek towards Brahmatal Summit.
- You will find yourself between the dense Oak and Rhododendron forests.
- It’s a 5.5kms trek, it will take around 5-6 hours to reach Brahmatal.
- In winter’s Brahmatal lake is completely frozen.
- Night stay at the campsite.
- Day 6 : Brahmatal to peak Summit ( 5kms, 4 hours l 7600 ft)
- Wake Up early morning freshen up have a healthy breakfast and start your trek towards Summit.
- Enjoy your descent by remembering those moments you spend at the Brahmatal top.
- The descent is around 3.5kms and will take around 3 hours.
- Overnight stay at a homestay at base camp.
- Day 6 : Brahmatal to Lohajung ( 5kms, 4 hours )
- Descend to Lohajung after breakfast
- Overnight at Lohajung
- Day 7:Lohajung to Dehradun (220 km l 8-9 hours l 1483 ft)
- Wake Up early morning and freshen up, have a healthy breakfast and drive back to Dehradun.
- Overnight in hotel at Dehradun
- Day 8:Buffer Day of a trek
- This day is kept as a buffer day as the trek is an adventure activity and there are many factors that affect the schedule of the trek as we aim to provide the best in the class experience we always keep a buffer day in all of our treks
- Overnight take a train from Dehradun to Delhi
- Day 9:Arrival in Delhi and Depart for Pune/Mumbai
- We will reach Delhi early morning and take trains back to Pune and Mumbai
- Day 10:Arrival in Pune/Mumbai
- Reach Pune and Mumbai as per train schedules
Q1. When is the ideal time to visit Brahmatal?
A1. Except during the monsoon season, it is open all year (July and August). There will be more snow throughout the winter months (December to April).
Q2. How tough is the trek to Brahmatal?
A2. The difficulty of the Brahmatal trek varies from easy to moderate depending on the snow level; otherwise, it is a simple walk.
Q3. What level of fitness is required of the participants?
A3. Optimum level of fitness is usually necessary for any trek in order to enjoy it.
Q4. How cold does the Brahmatal trek actually get?
A4. The temperature is average for the first two days as you don’t find snow. After that, you can see the snow, but the sunshine is bright and the weather is clear throughout the day, but you must wear in layers at night. The temperature will range from 10 to -8 degrees Celsius.
Q5. How far do we walk every day?
A5.The average daily walking distance is 4-5 kilometres, and trekkers finish in 5-6 hours. Walking will not be an issue for anyone due to the ease of the trek.
Q6. Who will take the lead and who all will go along with us?
A6. Treks are always led by a professional trek leader who has completed a basic and advanced mountaineering course and is trained in first aid, as well as one local guide, chef, assistant, porter, and other personnel.
Q7. What is the size of the groups?
A7. Normally, we accept maximum 20 trekkers in one batch, including men and women. We require a minimum of 6 persons to execute a fixed departure, however group size is unimportant for private treks.
Q8. I am the only girl in trek, is it safe?
A8. Yes, the safety of the females is of the utmost importance to us. On treks, we constantly strive to provide a friendly environment. All of our guides and other support personnel are carefully selected for your travels. They are trustworthy and reliable, however we would urge you to protect your personal items.
Q9. I am a female trekker who is travelling alone. Is it necessary for me to share a tent with a male?
A9. No, female trekker share tents with other female trekkers, and the same is applicable for other trekkers.
Q10. How many trekkers will be sleeping in a single tent?
A10. We have three men's tents, however two persons will share one tent.
Q11. What do we need to bring?
A11. Once you have booked your reservation, our team will give you the trek necessities list based on the trek.
Q12. I am unable to carry my luggage; can someone carry it for me?
A12. Yes, however you must notify us 15 days in advance so that we can provide for a porter or mule.
Q14. What kind of food is given on a trek?
A14. We always serve Simple nutritious vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
Q15. Where can I find clean drinking water while trekking?
A15. Himalayan water is considered pure and mineral water, however to be on the safe side, we use boil water / chlorine tablet in our camps. During the trek, ask the trek leader or guide where to fill water bottles once.
Q16. What kind of ground transportation do you employ on your tours?
A16. We have Bolero, Max, Tempo Traveller or equivalent to that.
Q17. Will a doctor join the trek?
A17. No, however our trek leaders are trained in "Wilderness First Aid" and are aware of high attitude issues, and we carry a full first-aid kit and essential medications with us. Check your medical status before embarking on a trek, or get expert guidance if you believe you are unable to evaluate your own abilities.
Q18. Do you think I should bring any medications?
A18. Yes, it is always advisable to bring your own medication on any trek, regardless of whether the organisers provide it.
Q19. Is diamox is advisable?
A19. NO, but if you do, please consult your doctor because there are many MYTHS about Diamox.
Q20. What is the minimum age to participate this trek?
A20. The minimum age requirement is 8 years old, while the maximum age depends on the trekker's fitness.
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks (Woolen)
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
- Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited.
- If found participant will be terminated on spot.
- Throwing garbage on trails is strictly not allowed.
- Participants should carry their own waste with them
- Playing loud music in the mountains is prohibited.
- Writing anything or any activity leading to disobedience of historical places is prohibited.
- Tents will be allotted as per male and female ratio by team captains, no requests will be entertained.
- Pick up and drop will be at the same location ( however you are free to get down on the route while return journey.)
- Team captains' decisions on any particular situation will be final for the mutual benefit of participants.
- If the behavior of any trekker is likely to cause distress or harm to themselves, our member of staff or other team members, reserve the right to terminate their trip at any time and they will have to make their own arrangements; we will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result. We will not entertain any claims arising due to such action.
- In case of any injuries/illness on a mountain/river/waterfall during a trip/activity, Trek Panda as a company or our local staff will not be responsible. We provide adequate human staff support in these areas to ensure the basic safety of the trekker. The trekker/customer has to bear all the expenses which may arise in case of medical exigency or emergency condition.
- As it is likely that in these sorts of trips weather must be taken into account, if conditions are such that we have to change arrangements we will not be able to provide any sort of refund. If there are any other circumstances including but not limited to riot, political unrest, natural or other disaster, nuclear incident, terrorist activity, and we have to cancel a trip as a result of these circumstances, we will not be able to provide any sort of refund.
- Pune to Pune 3AC Train:17999
- Mumbai to Mumbai 3AC Train:17999
- Delhi to Delhi:12500/-
- Dehradhun to Dehradhun: 9999/-
- Pune: Take Smp Kranti at 8.40am from Pune to Delhi
- Mumbai:Take CSMT ASR SPL to Delhi at 23.30pm or alternate train as per availability
- departures availble
- Take Goa Express or Jhelum back to Pune
- Take next available train back to Delhi