BRAHMATAL TREK HIMALAYAS

9000

Description

Steeped in mythos, Brahmatal lake 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.

Base Camp Lohajung, Uttarakhand
Duration 6 days
Altitude 12,100 ft
Distance 28 kms
Difficulty Level Easy
Trek Type Winter Trek
Temperature Range April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights) September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)
ATM availability There are no ATMs in Lohajung, so don’t forget to get your cash in, Kathgodamn or Halwani

BRAHMATAL TREK HIMALAYAS

9000

  • 1
    Kathgodam to Lohajung (7,662 ft) (10 hrs drive)

    Reach Kathgodamn, direct bus and trains are available from Delhi. Our vehicle will leave from Kathgodamn station parking at 7:00 AM. We will be reaching lohajung in the evening. Our guest house accommodation in lohajung. Freshen up end enjoy the hot tea and dinner will be served around 8:30. We will have a short interaction/icebreaking session. After the session go to bed and wake up early.

  • 2
    Trek from Lohajung (7,662 ft) to Bekaltal (9,690 ft) – (4-6 hrs)

    After breakfast our trek will start from Lohajung to Bekaltal. As you climb higher, on your left you will be able to see the Kail Valley and Nandaghunti Peak. After around two hours, you will reach Begum, where you can get tasty Maggie. From here, it is approximately 2 hours trek to Bekaltal. The camp site will be near Bekaltal . We will have lunch near the camp site and rest a while. Around 4:00 PM we will climb up to the Bekaltal lake enjoy the sunset and come down.

  • 3
    Trek from Bekaltal (9,690 ft) – Brahmatal (10,450 ft) (6-7 hrs)

    In the morning we will climb again via the Bekaltal lake root. We will climb up between beautiful meadows. From there, it gradually descent towards Brahmatal lake. While climbing up you can see picks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and other mountain range also. During winter the entire Brahmatal winter Trek trail is covered in snow and that makes Brahmatal Trek in December most sought-after snow trek in Himalayas.

  • 4
    Trek from Brahmatal (10,450 ft) – Brahmatal high point and back (12,100 ft) (7 hrs)

    Today is the most visually exciting day of the btahmatal trek. It starts with a 40 minute climb through the forests. Due to heavy snowfall in winters reaching summit becomes challenging and that is the fun of Brahmatal Winter Trek. As you reach the summit an entire panorama of mountains opens up. You have Nilgiri, Neelkant, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Maiktoli stretching to some of the mountains of the Panchachuli range. You can fill your soul with the awe-inspiring views of greater Himalayas and become one with nature.

  • 5
    Trek from Brahmatal (10,450 ft} – Lohajung (7,662 ft) (7-8 hrs)

    The descent from Brahamatal to Lohajung takes about 7 hours. After 20-30 minutes, you will reach Malling, which is outside the forest area and is a water source. After walking further for an hour, you will reach Burali, a small settlement with a few houses. From here, you will again find the stone laid Brahmatal trekking trail, which will lead you to Lohajung.

  • 6
    From Lohajung (7,662 ft) – Kathgodam (10 hrs drive)

    Depart from Lohajung to Kathgodam for return journey to your next destination with beautiful mosaic of memories. So Don’t wait for the right moment. Seize this moment, pack your bags and embark on this marvelous trek.

BRAHMATAL TREK HIMALAYAS

9000

Basic Gears

Backpack & Day Pack (50-60 litres) With comfortable shoulder and waist straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 litres (If hire a mule or porter)
Trekking pole with snow cap
Head Torch 1 No. with extra batteries
Water Bottle/ Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each. People who use hydration pack: 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask.
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS
Personal Medical Kit Consult your Doctor

Wear

T-shirts 3 Quick Dry Tees (Non-Cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 No.
Fleece Jacket 1 No. (Alternative woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollow fill jacket 1 No.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Nos. (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 No.
Floaters or Sandals 1 Pair (for easy movement while at the campsite)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Cotton Socks 3 Pairs
Woolen Socks 2 Pairs
Woolen Gloves 1 Pairs
Waterproof Gloves Pairs (to be kept handy)
Sun caps & Balaclava 1 Pair
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected

Personal Utilities

Toothbrush & toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer
Quick dry tower
Toilet paper, wipes and other toiletries
Moisturizer, Lip Balm & Sunscreen Cream (SPF 40+)

BRAHMATAL TREK HIMALAYAS

9000

Inclusions

Trek equipment’s: Sleeping bags, sleeping mattress, sleeping tents, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils.
Basic First-Aid kit, Oxygen Cylinder & Oximeter
All trekking permits and park entrance fees
Qualified and experienced Trek Leader and support staff
Cook, kitchen assistant, porter, yak and horses to carry central equipment
Transportation from Kathgodam – Lohajung

Exclusions

Any fees and permits for Non-Indians
Meals during transit
Any personal expense
Cost incurred due to natural calamities
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions

Stay

2 Nights Guest House/ Homestay accommodation in Lohajung on Sharing basis
Tented accommodation while on trek on double/triple sharing basis

Meals/Snacks

Veg Meals from Day-2 Lunch till Day-5 Lunch while on Trek
Morning, evening tea/coffee served with light snacks while on trek

Advisory

Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; set aside sufficient time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
Avoid roaming during the nights.
Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
Porters or helpers to carry Central Equipment’s

How to Reach Yuksom

Railways Kathgodam (KGM), you will easily get regular trains to Kathgodam from other major cities of the country
Airport Dehradun Airport which is 184Kms from Kathgodam
Road Kathgodam, you will easily get regular trains to Kathgodam from other major cities of the country

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
  • Safarnama Travelers reserves the right to cancel a customer's booking with prior information and will process the full refund in case of Bad weather or not enough travelers to conduct a trip.
  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Brahmatal Trek Himalayas

9000

Reviews

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.

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Sadhana Yadav

(18 Dec 2018) Reply
Travelled On : 25 March 2018

Have a trip with "Safarnama" Woo huuu, all got Ten on Ten completed. But there were something else too, which in wildest dream also I may have not thought like .. A team of travellers, giving one one sec moments, so energectic, knows how to fill one one sec, not a leaving a single 'Safari' in boredom. With these Safarnami's, you try to be silent and bored,....hell no you can't be. Even if you are a great introvert, your conscious will attract you to join their peacefull crezzies.