Welcome to Brahmatal trek. Offering breathtaking views with a serene ambience at an astounding altitude of 12,250 ft, Brahmatal trek provides a memorable experience to seasoned trekkers as well as beginners in trekking. Being a relatively new trek route, Brahmatal trek remains quite underrated but filled with unexplored areas that are not yet popular. What this means is that if you are looking for a calming trip away from people, this trip is perfect for you as you will meet very many people along the way. This enchanting trek takes you to a staggering altitude of 12,250 feet through a trekking distance of 24 km. The trek commences at Lohajung, which is at a distance of 210 km from Kathgodam. It takes 10 hours from Kathgodham to reach Lohajung. The next lap of the trek traverses from Lohajung to Bekaltal and then to Brahmatal. Your onward journey traverses through treacherous trails at Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar and brings you to Brahmatal summit which flatters you with a front-seat view of grandiose Himalayan peaks which rise above 7,000 metres.
|• Duration:||• 5 Night & 6 Days|
|• Grade:||• Easy to Moderate|
|• Max Altitude:||• 12,500 Ft.|
|• Trekking Km: .||•24 Kms.|
|• Trail Type:||• Round Trail. The trek starts and ends at Lohajung|
|• Rail Head:||• Kathgodam is the nearest rail head to the base camp|
|• Best Season:||• Mid November to April|
|• Base Camp:||• Lohajung|
Inclusions : Exclusions :
|• Transportation: kathgodam to Lohagunj & kathgodam||• Any kind of personal expenses|
|• Accommodation: 4 Nights Camping during trek(on sharing basis) & 1 Night at Guesthouse||• Any Personal Gears|
|• High-quality trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery).||• Meal during the transportation|
|• Delicious, Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner).||• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage|
|• Natural Spring Water during Trek||• Anything not mentioned in inclusions|
|• Experience Trek Leader|
|• Assistant Trek Leader/Local Guide|
|• Porters/Mules(for equipment)|
Support staff is very well familiar with local conditions, routes and mythological stories which are related to this whole trek.
SAFETY AND RESCUE ( We Provide While Trekking ):
|• Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader|
|• Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence|
|• Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers|
|• First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team|
|• Adventure gears for team (Ice axe, walkie talkies, oximeter).|
|• Fully equipped medial kit, oxygen and safety equipment.|
|• All forest permits and camping charges.|
NOTE: We expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack, you can give it to porter against advance notice with extra charges at INR 350/Day.
Things to carry :
|Small shoulder bag|
|Cotton full sleeves shirts / T Shirts|
|Shoes / Woolen socks & gloves|
|Pullovers & Jacket|
|Light raincoat & Umbrella|
|Quick dry hand towel|
|Torch with spare battery|
|Monkey Cap & Sun Cap|
Payment Policy :
For any trek cancellation, we should be informed at least 15 days prior to the trek starting date.
No cancellation charges if cancel before 15 days of trek start date (100% refund except 10% SERVICE charges on actual trek fee)
In case the cancellation is not made before 15 days then you can keep your money safe by informing us in between 8-15 days from trek staring date and can go for same or another trek on some other date as well. (No refund if cancelation made in between 5 days of trek staring date )
Term & Condition :
Please Visit the Term & Condition Page on Official Website.
The trek route starts from Kathgodam with Lohajung serving as the base camp. The journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung involves 8 to 10 hours of a scenic drive with views of majestic mountains. Mt. Trishul, Maiktoli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Khat, Hathi Parvat and Ghora Parvat are few of the mountains that you get to see on the way, while hill stations like Almora, Bhimtal, Baijnath and Kausani offers you a picturesque view during the drive. A pick up will be arranged at Kathgodam, and the pick-up point along with timings will be communicated to you by email before your bookings of the trek. The booking will not include lunch for the day and transportation from Kathgodam to Lohajung. And from Lohajung, we will take care of your meals and lodging.
The trek begins! Expect an early start to the day with a heavy breakfast. After a warm-up session, we will give you a basic idea of what your plan for the day will be. Today’s trek route will be 6kms which will take about 4 to 5 hours. Allow your body to adjust and prepare for the changing altitude and the trekking. As if to build-up to the summit day, Brahmatal trek starts with its magnificence from today itself. As you go the jungle trail through the dense vegetation of silver oak and the vibrant rhododendron foliage and you come out of the forest to stand in front of a view with the white wall of Trishul mastiff itself. The more you walk towards Bekaltal, keep your eyes open to get mesmerised by the feeling of mountain peaks filling up the horizon. After several water breaks in between and 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach your destination, Bekaltal Lake. With a beautiful lakeside campsite, marvel at the beauty of nature and its masterstroke in the ambience. During the Spring, when the rhododendrons are fully bloomed, expect a day under the pink flowery roof and a similar sight surrounding the lake and the campsite.
A brand new day with another lake in mind through another forest trail, yet so very different. Today we will be trekking 7km for 6hours. The trek route will be through the dense forests of oak trees and rhododendron. Expect to catch sight of flocks of pretty colourful birds, especially Monal. The dense forest has trees that aren’t quite tall enough, but their canopy does form a roof over your head, with snow-covered forest floors giving you a feeling of adventure in this jungle trail. Once you come out of the forest you are dropped right in front of vast meadows like Telindi top. The sight of the frozen shores of Brahmatal Lake with a solitary oak tree on one corner is a sight that’s worth the climb. With a white snow cover all around the lake, frozen shores and the peaceful ambience of the lake makes you realise why the myths say that Lord Brahma chose this place to meditate. By now you are in the perfect height to be experiencing the majestic beauty of the Himalayas. You see the vast stretches of white snow-covered fields and valleys of the Garhwal region with the horizon filled with undulating slopes of the Himalayan mountains. This also helps you anticipate the view you will experience the next day once you reach the top of the summit.
The day that holds the moment of the trek. With a day that has 8 km of the trek ahead of you for about 8hours, there’s a lot of experiences planned throughout the day. Today you climb to the Brahmatal top. After a bit of steep climb, experience a bird's-eye view of the Himalayas. It’s something like you are being dropped in the middle of the ranges and all around you are covered with white snow-covered huge mountain ranges, that’s reflecting the golden glow of the sun and giving off a hue of colours. Take a moment for yourself as you experience it all. The breathtaking close-up views of mountains Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti that you have been your companion throughout this trek is worth all the climb. Along with that, you have the view of Mount Chaukhamba, Mount Neelkanth, Mount Shivling, and Mount Hathi Ghoda and so on. From the top, you can see the Roopkund trek route being in the near vicinity along with various other meadows. After a breathtaking experience, you will have an easy descent back to your campsite at Khorurai. Expect some stretches being a little slippery and steep. It’s always wise to be a little careful while descending.
As if to proclaim that the trek isn’t over yet, the trek route from Khoruai to Lohajung transverses through vast stretches of alpine and oak forest and meadows. Watch out for the snow-covered edges of the mountain ranges as they change colour from crimson red to golden shades of yellow as the day passes. Also, the sight of some small streamlets and streams make this day even more beautiful. On reaching Lohajung, enjoy the local food and do not forget to interact with the locals as it’s an experience that gives the final brush strokes to a perfect story.
After soaking in the lap of grandeur views for 5 days you head back to Kathgodam on day 6. Driving back along the same breathtaking locales gives a feeling of deja vu. The trip officially ends here but you can still make the most of the day by indulging in some shopping, eating and exploring Kathgodam. Enroute you can take a short halt at Kausani to pack a few bags of herbal tea.
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