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Brahmatal Trek, Uttarakhand

About the Brahmatal Trek:

The Brahmatal Trek is a beautiful and one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. It is famous as a winter trek, as Brahmatal falls under the few treks accessible in winter. You will be trekking through some of the most exciting trekking trails on this trek. Trekking through the oak and Rhododendrons forests would be a memorable experience for you. Each campsite on this trek is located at a thrilling location. You will be witnessing the majestic Chaukhamba, Mana, Mandir, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, Nilgiri, Trishul, Maitoli, and the Shivalik Himalayan Ranges from the Brahmatal Pass (the highest point of the trek). Watching the sunsets here is an activity you should look forward to. The magical colours of the eve would leave you stunned.

Brahmatal Trek Route: Rishikesh → Lohajung (Base Camp) Bekaltal → Brahmatal → Brahmatal Pass → Daldun → Lohajung → Rishikesh

Quick Facts:

  • Trekking distance: 24 KM
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Cost: 
  • Max altitude: 12,200 ft
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Starting Point: Rishikesh
  • Ending Point: Rishikesh

About the trek:

The Brahmatal Trek is an exciting 6-day-long adventure. You will be trekking a distance of 24 km on this trek. The trekking trails would mostly take you through the oak and rhododendrons forests. The altitude of the trek varies from 9,950 ft to 12,200 ft. The starting and ending point of this trek would be Rishikesh. The base camp of the trek is situated at Lohajung. 

Brahmatal Trek Distance: 

The Brahmatal trek is 24 km long. You’ll cover this distance by trekking only.

Temperature:

The temperature ranges from 8°C to 15°C in daytime and 0 to -7 °C in the nights during the winters here (December to February). At the same time, the temperature in the Summer and Spring seasons (March to October) varies from 10 degrees Celsius to 2 Degree Celsius.

Best Time For Brahmatal Trek:

December to March is the best time for the Brahmatal Trek. As Brahmatal is a winter trek and the months of December, January, and February are the best to witness the stunning beauty on the trails here. March and April also have suitable weather conditions, offering you some mesmerizing views of red, pink, and white rhododendrons.

Trek Height:

You will be trekking at an altitude varying from 9,950 ft to 12,200 ft on the Brahmatal Trek. The highest altitude we will touch is 12,200 ft on this trek, so prepare for this accordingly. 

Brahmatal Trek Cost :

Brahmatal trek Packages:

Cost

Duration

From Kathgodam

10,800

6 Days

From Rishikesh

11,400

6 Days

Inclusions - 

  • Meals 
  • Transportation
  • Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • All permits and entry fees
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid kits
  • Oxygen cylinder

Exclusions -

  • Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”.

Brahmatal Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Rishikesh to Lohajung (250 km / 10 hr)

Day 1 of the Brahmatal Trek will be travelling to Lohajung from Rishikesh. Lohajung is the base camp of the trek. And Rishikesh to Lohajung would be a 10 hr drive (250 km). You will reach Lohajung by the evening, driving through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag, and Dewal. 

Accommodate in your guest house at Lohajung and enjoy an overnight stay here.

Day 2: Trek to Brown Lake - Bekaltal

Day 2 would mark the start of your actual trek. We will be trekking toward Bekaltal from Lohajung. Bekaltal is situated at an altitude of 9,950 ft. Lohajung to Bekaltal is a 6 km journey and takes about 4-5 hr. You will be trekking through the forests. Enjoy your evening at Bekaltal Lake, walking around and witnessing a stunning sunset. The whole environment around here will fill your soul with tranquility and peace. Accommodate yourself in the tents provided for you at the campsite.

Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal

On the Day of your Brahmatal Trek, we will trek from Bekaltal to Brahmata Lake. It is a 7 km trek, which will take 6-8 hr to complete. There is no water source available on the trail, so carry a sufficient amount of water with you on this day. Trek to Telindi Top first and then to Brahmatal Campsite. Enjoy the spectacular views surrounding your campsite and enjoy an overnight stay here at Brahmatal.

Day 4: Reaching Daldum via Brahmatal Pass

We will be trekking towards the highest point of this trek on day 4: the Brahmatal Pass, located at an altitude of 11,570 ft. Brahmatal to Daldum is a 12 km trek and will take approx 9 hrs to complete. You will be witnessing the majestic Chaukhamba, Mana, Mandir, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, Nilgiri, Trishul, Maitoli, and the Shivalik Himalayan Ranges during trekking through Brahmatal pass. Take special care of how much water you will need on the trek, as there are no water sources on the trail. After enjoying a view at the Brahmatal Pass, trek the rest of the distance to Daldum (3 hr). Trek through the oak and rhododendrons forests and reach the campsite by evening. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Daldum Campsite.

Day 5: Back to the Base Camp

Start trekking back to the base camp now. Day 5 will be trekking towards Lohajung from the Daldum Campsite. It's a 4 km journey that takes 3 to 4 hours. Trek through the forests, and enjoy the local vibes of the mountain villages falling on your way to Lohajung. Reach Lohajung by evening, stay in your guest house, and spend the rest of your time at leisure.

Day 6: Back to Rishikesh

Today, the Brahmatal Trek will come to an end. We will be returning to Rishikesh on the last day. This would be a 255 km drive of 10 hours. Therefore, Start your day early at Lohajung as the drive would be long. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views of Rishikesh. Read Rishikesh by late evening and continue your journey ahead from here.

Important Things to Know:

  • Always listen to your trek guide and their instructions.
  • Know about the weather conditions of the season you are trekking in.
  • Do the trek according to your own pace, do not rush.
  • Take necessary stops in between the trek, at safe spots only.
  • Go for a complete medical check-up before planning for the trek.
  • Do not go for this trek if you suffer from any respiratory disease.
  • Go through some videos about the trek on the web to get a clear view.
  • Do not carry unnecessary things with you on the trek.
  • Pack your bags according to the season.
  • Take care of the water quantity you will be trekking with, as there are few to no water resources on most trails of Brahamtal Trek.

Important Things to Carry:

  • Carry your original ID proofs and photocopy of your photo ID. 
  • Carry extra batteries, socks, blankets, headlamps, poles, sunglasses, suncap, etc., with you.
  • Pack clothes suitable for the weather conditions you are trekking in.
  • Keep a handy first-aid kit with you during the trek.
  • Carry a comfortable and spacious backpack.

FAQs about Brahmatal Trek:

The Brahmatal Trek is located in the Uttrakhand region of India. More specifically, it is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarkashi. One can start their Brahmatal Trek either from Wan Village or Lohajung.

Yes, the Brahmatal is a snow trek. It is a famous winter trek as it is one of the few treks which remains trekkable in snowfall also. But, it can be a bit challenging for beginners to go for the Trek in the snowfall season.

The Brahmatal Trek is believed to be an easy to moderately difficult trek. It can be difficult for you if you are trekking in the snowy season. The snow on the trekking trail can cause difficulties along with slowing down your pace.

The best season for trekking in Brahmatal Trek is either winter or spring. The beauty of this trek in winter is just unbeatable. The temperature in the Spring season is adequate and almost perfect for the trek.

On the Brahmatal Trek, you would be trekking at an altitude carrying from 9,950 ft to 12,200 ft. The sudden altitude gain/loss can cause trouble on the trek, so be prepared.

The average cost of Brahmatal Trek is 11,400 rupees per person. This cost includes transportation (Rishikesh to Rishikesh), stay, meals, trekking equipment, and necessary permits during the trek.

The average temperature of the Brahmatal Trek ranges from 0 to 5 degrees C in the daytime. However, the temperature at night can drop from -5 to -10 degrees C in the winter.

Yes, the Brahmatal Trek is safe for beginners. Anybody who is 8+ years old can go for this trek. You don’t have to be a professional to go on this trek, and you can trek Brahmatal without any prior experience in trekking.

Prepare yourself mentally and physically for the trek and the situations you can come across on the trek. This would be a moderately difficult trek. Take special measures of care if you are trekking in snow. Check out the “important things to know” column for more information about the same.

You can find emergency hospitals or dispensaries near the trek base camp. Wan Village and Lohajung are the two locations where the base camps of the trek are. However, there is no emergency hospital facility near this trek.

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