Brahmatal Trek is a very famous Winter trek that offers great panoramic views of high Himalayan Peaks. It is very famous among trekkers who wish to trek in the snow. This adventure will take you to the top at an elevation of 12,250ft. Brahmatal trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty.
According to the mythological beliefs, Brahmatal is a lake where Lord Brahma has said to have meditated for several years. The place is counted as one of the best Himalayan trekking destinations. The trail will take you through two lakes, a large Himalayan meadows, beautiful valleys, hushed hamlets, streams and conifers and oaks forests. Brahmatal Trek offers captivating views of Himalayan Peaks, Chaukambha, Neelkanth, Hathi Ghoda.
This amazing snow adventure is long as 22 km and takes 6-7 days to cover. The trek starts from Kathgodam- a town in Nainital District, Uttarakhand. From Kathgodam the trek will move to the basecamp Lohajung. Lohajung is a small village located in Chamoli District, in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is considered as the basecamp to some popular treks like Roopkund trek, Bedni Bugyal, and Brahmatal trek. Further, the trek moves towards Bekaltal Lake- a lake that comes during the route of Brahmatal Lake. You will pass by beautiful oak forests. It is also known as the best camping site of Brahmatal Lake. The lake gets frozen in winters and offers captivating views of the surroundings.
Bekaltal is the last stop to reach the final destination. The trek moves forward and takes you to the enchanting lush green forests and beautiful meadows.
Brahmatal lake is perched at an elevation of 3,400m from Bekaltal. You will see the beautiful scenic views of the Himalayan peaks Trishul and Nanda Ghunti on the right side and Roopkund on the other side. Feel the breezy winds on your face and feast your eyes with the best views. Spend some time near the frozen lake and see the pristine white snow all around. You will see layers of mountain ranges from a mile.
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Pitch your tents at the top and spend your day and night at the Brahmatal Peak.
Usually, this trek ends at Lohajung. From Brahmatal you will start trekking towards the Daldun village. You will be passing through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar on your way. The trail will be a magnificent mountain ridge, with sloping valleys on the other side.
And, this amazing adventure ends from Daldun to Lohajung.
During the trek, you can opt for your stay in guesthouses and homestays in the villages. And get a chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of locals. You will not find food up there at the summit. During the trial, you will spot some tea stalls near the villages. You have to take a cook who can prepare a meal for you. And do not forget to take your personal utensils.
Book your package with the best tour operator which is providing all the necessary things like food, tents, trekking gears, sleeping bags, etc.
The best time to do this trek is in Winters. The lake gets frozen and looks beautiful. The temperature remains very low as -4 degree in night and 10 degrees during the day time. In summers, you will see the rhododendrons and oak blooms with pink flowers. The temperature remains cold during the spring and autumn. It is advisable to avoid trekking in monsoons, as the trail gets slippery and the region is prone to unexpected landslides. Snowfall is very common at the higher altitude. The Brahmatal trek is magical because of the little or no interface in these regions. Here, only nature has the command and it serves the untouched yet glorious beauty.
You will easily find transportation to Kathgodam, Uttarakhand. You can take a direct bus or train from Delhi to reach Kathgodam. The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport about 35km away. You will easily find taxis or cabs that are willing to take you to Kathgodam.
Highlights of the trek:-
- One of the best high summit treks in winter season
- Captivating views of Himalayan peaks
- A walk in the forests of Rhododendrons, oaks, conifers, and pine
- Snow trekking and camping near frozen lakes
Here are some quick tips for trekkers:
- Always carry minimum weight with you.
- Mountain sickness is a very common issue. So, make sure to get acclimatized by taking adequate breaks along the way.
- Trekking at higher altitudes is not easy. So, it is advised to start yoga and exercise prior to the trek.
- Do this trek with a certified and experienced trek leader.
- If you are a solo traveler then it is an amazing backpack adventure.
- Network connectivity is very poor up in the mountains, it is advised to inform your family and concern person prior to the trek.
Brahmatal Lake Trek is a great winter trek. You will experience the best views and learn skills for your next snow adventure. This trek will take a long week, explore nature at its best and we assure you that you will never regret this adventure.
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