Brahmatal Trek

Departure Date

01th, 13th, 20th of every month

Duration

8D / 7N

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Maximum Seats

15

Why This Trek?

Brahmatal Trek takes you the lake where Lord Brahma meditated as per the folklores. Brahmatal Trek gives you an opportunity to venture in snow covered slopes of Himalayas and trekking in snow challenges every trekker who goes for winter trek in Himalayas. Brahmatal Trek is great winter trek option lies on the other side of the famous Roopkund Trek.

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 12,250 ft

  •  BASE CAMP : Lohajung.

  • DURATION : 6 Days.

  • BEST SEASON : December to April .

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 9500

Brahmatal Trek Cost: Rs 9500 + 9% GST

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Brahmatal Trek offers great views of Himalayan range and few of the most famous peaks like  Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chaukhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi and Ghoda. You can view your next trekking trail of Roopkund from this trek and campsites of Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal and Junargali.

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping) during trek on sharing basis.
  • 2 Nights accommodation in lohajung ( Guest house / Hotel / Home stay).
  • All veg meals during the trek from day 2nd lunch to day 5th lunch.
  • All fees and permits.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
  • All Transport from Kathgodam as per itinerary of the Brahmatal Trek.

What’s not Included :

  • Any meals during transit.
  • Any meals during stay in Lohajung.
  • Any expenses incurred due to natural reasons.
  • Porter / Mule for carrying personal luggage.

Brief itinerary of Brahmatal Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam – Lohajung.
Day 2: Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4: Trek from Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak (3,846 m) and return
Day 5: Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung
Day 6: From Lohajung to Kathgodam.

Detailed Brahmatal Trek itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam – Lohajung ( 225 kms /drive 10 hrs)

Lohajung serves as the base for Brahmatal Trek, the best way to reach Lohajung is to drive from Kathgodam, which is the nearest railway station. Once you reach Lohajung, you can see the beautiful Nanda Ghunti peak and if you are lucky enough to reach before sunset, the colors of Nanda Ghunti will stun you and you will fall for it the moment you see it.

 

Brahmatal Trek - winter treks in Himalayas

Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal ( 5 Hours)

After breakfast we start our trek to Bekaltal. As you climb higher on this part of Brahmtal Trek, on your left you will be able to see the Kail Valley and magnificent views of Nandaghunti Peak. After around two hours, you will reach Begum, where you can rest for some time.  From here, it is approximately 2 hours trek to Bekaltal. You can camp near the small adjacent lake Khopdaliya and rest peacefully in the serene atmosphere.

Brahmatal Trek

Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal

The trail starts out of the campsite and begins to climb steeply into the Oak and Rhododendron forest. It opens up to a beautiful meadow. From here, it is a very gradual descent to Brahmatal. All through the days trek you will see the Almora, Nainital side of the valley. The big mountains in the vicinity are Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and rest are just there but yet to come into sight. During winter the entire Brahmatal winter Trek trail is covered in the snow and that makes Brahmatal Trek in December most sought after snow trek in Himalayas.
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views from Brahmatal Trek campsite

Day 4: Trek from Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak (3,846 m) and return

Today is the most visually fascinating day of the entire trek. It starts with a 40 minute climb through the mixed forests. Trekkers head towards Brahmatal Top. Due to excessive 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.

Frozen Lake during Brahmatal Trek

Day 5: Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung

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.
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Day 6: From Lohajung to Kathgodam

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.

Fitness Required for Brahmatal Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Brahmatal Trek  is an Moderate trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a person who has done a high altitude trek before.

Fitness Required: The Brahmatal Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.

Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Poncho, Rain Coat  or Umbrella  any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
and CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries!

What is the Brahmatal Trek?
Brahmatal Trek is a moderate high altitude trek done primarily during the pre-monsoon and post monsoon. The trek is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

When is the best time to go to for the Valley Of Flowers Trek ?
Brahmatal Trek is considered as one of the best winter trek in the himalayasThe best time for Brahmatal Trek is during the winter months of December to April when you will find loads of snow and Brahmatal Trek is a snow trek during that time.

 What is Brahmatal trek Difficulty level?
Brahmatal trek is considered by comparison a moderate – high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation  section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Brahmatal trek?
During the Brahmatal Trek temperatures vary between 0-20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9  Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.

Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekking groups?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can refer to the section  things to carry for this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same?
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 250 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes.

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Brahmatal trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize a Brahmatal trek?
Yes Brahmatal trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling Policy?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Kathgodam
Kathgodam is the base location for our Brahmatal trek. Our meeting point in Kathgodam is the railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Lohajung. The entire drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung takes around 8 Hours.

Reaching by train
Kathgodam is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a junction.

For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.

Reaching Kathgodam by Road (Bus)
Kathgodam is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Kathgodam which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi.

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AVAILABLE DATES

13,20

3,17

2,16,30

14,28

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Here’s a short itinerary of Brahmatal Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam – Lohajung.
Day 2: Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4: Trek from Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak (3,846 m) and return
Day 5: Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung
Day 6: From Lohajung to Kathgodam.

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2 Reviews
  • Yash
    March 21, 2017

    One of the best winter trek in Uttarakhand Kumuon region

  • Jai Govind Meena
    March 20, 2017

    Best Himalayas winter trek