Brahmatal Trek Overview

Brahmatal trek is a rare classical winter trek that allows you to experience the breathtaking world of frozen lakes and snow-covered peaks. This trek is rare as it takes you to an alpine lake and lets you camp near it. The trek happens to be in the winter with temperatures freezing up the lakes. Suitable for fit beginners and intermediate-level trekkers, this trek is rated from easy to moderate level. The enchanting looks of the white world of the trek will start from Lohajung, leading up to the 3846 meters high Brahmatal top point. Besides the views from the highest altitude, you will come across enthralling terrain throughout the trek. Brahma Kamal is the most wonderful flower that you will ever witness growing in the cold world above the heavenly skies. You will meet the delightful animals and birds of Brahmatal like Himalayan Woodpeckers, Himalayan Wild Goat, White Beer, and many more stars of the Himalayas. The mysterious brown lake named Bekaltal stuns you with its unique color and beauty. Throughout your journey, you will witness friendly villages, beautiful streams, snow-covered paths, rhododendron, and oak dense forests. All this will take you to the highest point of the trek presenting you with the once-in-a-lifetime panoramic views of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti.

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Essential Information of Brahmatal Trek

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Trek distance: 22km

Maximum Altitude: 12,150 ft

Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Base Camp: Lohajung

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Trek Grade: 2

Trail Type: One-way trail starts and ends at Lohajung.

Service from: Kathgodam to Kathgodam.

Best Season: Winters- December to March.

Snow Season: December to March.

Short Itinerary for Brahmatal Trek

Day 01: Transfer from Kathgodam to Lohajung (2331 m) covering 225 kilometers in 9 hours.

Day 02: Lohajung (2331 m) to Bekaltal (2750 m). Trek for 4-5 hours through the forests of oaks, and rhododendron trees.

Day 03: Bekaltal (2750 m) to Brahmatal lake (3400 m). Trek though steep oak and rhododendron forests.

Day 04: Brahmatal (3400 m) to Brahmatal high point (3846 m) and back to Brahmatal lake (3400 m). Spot Mt Trishul, Mt Nanda Ghunti, Mt Neelkanth, Mt Kanye, Mt Hathi Ghoda, and Mt Chaukhamba.

Day 05: Brahmatal lake (3400 m) to Lohajung (2331 m).

Day 06: Lohajung to Kathgodam.

Brahmatal Trek Detailed Itinerary

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Kathgodam to Lohajung

  • Start your journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung (2331 m).
  • Enjoy the transfer journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung.
  • Travel 225 kilometers in 9 hours to get to Lohajung in the evening.
  • The Nand Ghunti peak will be directly visible from Lohajung and its mesmerizing shades will enchant you.
  • Stay overnight in the Lohajung guesthouse to start the trek the next day.

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  • Make sure to train yourself well before the trek as it is a long journey suitable for beginners to intermediate-level trekkers.
  • Visit a doctor before the trek to test your fitness level and other mandatory checkups.
  • Avoid planning to trek during monsoons as rain can make you uncomfortable.
  • The Brahmatal trek package requires you to carry documents like ID proof and a fitness medical certificate by a practicing doctor. It is mandatory to carry all of these forest officials don’t allow trekking without them.
  • Keep cash with yourself as there is no ATM or UPI facility in the entire trekking route from base camp to the top.
  • There would be no mobile phone network after Lohajung. Hence, you should inform your family and dear ones prior.
  • Practice the technique of ventilation as atmospheric pressure drops at such high altitudes with reduced oxygen inhalation.
  • The sudden drop in oxygen may cause discomforts like headaches, hypoxic conditions, vomiting, and many other health problems. So, carry medicines and take necessary measures to avoid these.
  • Wear thermal layers or multiple layers of clothes to protect yourself from cold.
  • Cover your head as cold waves hit your head and face causing your body temperature to drop.
  • Don’t climb too quickly as it may tire you or could cause any unfortunate accident.
  • Wear sunglasses to avoid damage due to UV as snow reflects the sun and may cause snow-blindness.
  • Have adequate sleep of 7-9 hours during the days of your trek as moving restlessly would hinder your journey keeping you uncomfortable.
  • Carry a 50-60 liter backpack for keeping all the necessary items.
  • Use trekking poles to reduce your energy consumption by 30-40% as they increase your speed and reduce trekking time.

General Trivia About Brahmatal Trek

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  • Lohajung is named so because this beautiful town is believed to be the place where goddess Parvati had a war (jung) with a demon known as Lohasur. Hence, the Lohajung name means “War with Lohasur”.

  • It is said that Lord Brahma would meditate in Brahmatal lake according to Hindu beliefs. Hence, this lake got its name from this holy theory.

  • The story of arrowheads- There are a lot of arrowheads seen in the neighboring villages of Bekaltal lake. They are hung on the walls, displayed in shops, used in homes, struck on the trees of the forests and even people wear those in bracelets and lockets. There are two unverified legends behind it. The first one is according to Hindu beliefs that Uttarakhand is “Dev Bhoomi”, the land of Devtas. Most of the Mahabharata took place in the region only and those arrowheads relate to the archery practiced around the same time. The second legend has it that all the arrowheads are related to Lord Curzon. George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston of British India is famously linked to arrowheads.

  • Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti have their legend that this place witnessed holy pilgrimage and was governed by powerful Goddess Nanda Devi.

Why to Go for Brahmatal Trek?

Brahmatal Himalayan trek is one of the most anticipated classical treks that people challenge themselves with during the winter season. The entire trekking experience will take you on a journey of a white world of snow with stunning views of the Himalayas from the top. The highest point of view at 3846 meters encompasses the legendary look of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti above the heavenly skies covering Brahmatal trek distance of 23 kilometers. You will come across a few villages at the starting of the trek but they will surely give you a sneak peek into the culture and hill life. The campsites for resting will be a blessing for snow lovers as the tents would be set up in the forests near frozen lakes. You will be moving through marvelous forests of oak and rhododendrons. The trek unravels you with serene views of frozen lakes and snow-clad peaks. Moreover, the steps of this trek are small but steep, not very difficult for one to give a try.

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What fitness levels are required in Brahmatal Trek?

    The Trek requires you to ascend and descend 23 km, walking an average of 5 km daily. You have to be physically sound and active to cover this distance. For this, prior fitness training is required. You can start to jog 20 km in a week or 80 km a month.

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