Brahmatal Trek

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brahmatal trek

Brahmatal Trek

We Wellcome You To The Abode Of “Brahma The Creators”

Brahmatal, a celestial lake at 3444 meters above sea level, is hidden in the Himalayan meadows. The summit of Brahmatal is at 3718mtrs. Since the beginning of time, Lord Brahma has considered Brahmatal his abode for meditation. Brahmatal confirms the form of Brahmkamal the primordial flower in the Himalayan region, Uttarakhand. Brahmatal is located in Chamoli Garhwal. Brahmatal lake is completely frozen from October to March in winter. All trekking routes to Brahmatal have snow covered trails. The summit crown of Brahmatal is snowcapped. Trekkers can easily reach the snow-covered peak of Brahmatal without difficulty. You will find a lot of wild life along the trek route: Barasingha and Himalayan foxes, White beer, Himalayan wild go (Black & white), Ibex/Thar, as well as Himalayan wild goat (Black, & White), Ibex/Thar, which licks the mountain slopes to disperse medicinal juice of Shilajeet, Katukki… Monal, an effervescent Bird in Uttarakhand, with feathers in a rainbow palette, welcomes you into the mountains.

The Brahmatal, which is surrounded densely by Deodar, Rododendron and Thuner (Taxus Baccata), Khorsu, etc., ensures that there is always enough oxygen. Monsoon is a great time to stroll through this beautiful valley in lush-green vegetation. Animals venture to the plateau at this time of year to graze on the Himalayan wet grassland. The elusive land of Brahmatal is a place where every traveller feels a close connection to other famous Himalayan summits throughout the year.

Upper Kunji’s meadow is a great alternative grazing area for brave farmer travellers. Upper Kuji remains a hidden treasure trove of Himalayan serenity for trekkers and locals alike. Brahmatal, a lake tucked away in the deepest parts of Brahmatal, is steeped in the mythos Uttarakhand Himalayas. Brahmatal is a rare Himalayan destination that can be reached by trekking in December, January and February.

There are many pull factors to this trek. The landscapes change from dark and shadowy oak forests and rhododendrons to snow-covered meadows, lakeside camping near Bekaltal, and spectacular high peaks glimmering against a brilliant sky. Because there are rarely colossal ice-capped peaks such as Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Mt. Trishul can be viewed on a low-lying trek such as this one.

The gradual ascent of rolling hills is what makes the slopes so steep.Brahmatal Trek This route is suitable for both beginners and more experienced trekkers. The trek is largely under forest cover, which reduces the risk of altitude sickness. The trek won’t deprive you of a thrilling winter experience. It will offer you the sweet mellow sound of falling snow, an amazing trail, and the silence of the oaks and rhododendrons.

This trek deserves a special mention from the shutterbugs. The diverse frames include:

  • Snow-laden forests.
  • White-gold high peaks in Alpenglow.
  • An alpine mountainscape of a single tree perched on the icy shores at the Brahmatal Lake.

The Complete Guide To Brahmatal Trek –Perfect Trek for Beginners

Because of their stunning mountain views, some of our favourite treks are among our most popular. You can think of Chaukhambha, Deoriatal Chandrashila, or Bandarpoonch, Dayara Bugyal. These magnified views of huge mountains are rare. Brahmatal, however, is the best trek. This view is unbeatable.

Here’s why. You can see the white wall of Trishul massif from your second day as you climb out of oak and rhododendron forest. These views are closer as you climb the ridge towards Jhandi Top.

You are at the very center of the mountain views from Jhandi Top. To your left is Mt Trishul, and to your right is Mt Nanda Ghunti. The Ronti Saddle is the ridge connecting Mt Trishul to Mt Nanda Ghunti, which you can even see.

Mt Trishul, and Mt Nanda Ghunti are your guides throughout the trek. The highest point of the trek can be accessed from the side that faces Mt Trishul or Mt Nanda Ghunti. This trek is worthy of being mentioned among the top treks with stunning mountain views.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Driving from Rishikesh to Lohajung 250 Kms

  • Altitude: 2,300 m/ 7,662 ft
  • Distance of drive 250km  10 hours
  • Pickup Time and Location:  Time 6:15 AM from ISBT Rishikesh
  • Network available at Lohajung
  • Stay will be in guesthouse
  • Route: From Rishikesh to Devprayag to Srinagar to Rudraprayag to Karanprayag to Dewal to Lohajung

The journey starts at Rishikesh. Our transport manager will meet you at ISBT Rishikesh at 6:15 AM and then drive you to Lohajung which is the village that forms the basis to begin our hike. Lohajung is situated inside the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand and is about 250 kilometers distant from Rishikesh. It takes between 10 and 11 hours to get there. Transport to Lohajung is provided through Trekup India in Bolero, Tata Sumo or travller vehicles. When you arrive at Lohajung rooms will be alloted in the guesthouse.

From Rishikesh, you’ll drive along mountain roads. on clear days you can glimpse the Garhwal Himalayas from the distance. Enjoy a peaceful landscape along with River Ganga keeping you company. While driving you’ll come across all three main holy confluences in the country: Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag. Devprayag is the site of an influx of Alakananda along with the Bhagirathi River. It is possible to see the distinct teal and turquoise hues that are the result of merging two rivers. As you travel through Srinagar and coming across Rudraprayag which is the point of confluence between Mandakini as well as Alakananda River, and about 33 kilometers away from Rudraprayag is the third confluence you will encounter on the route: Karanprayag The confluence between Mandakini along with Pindar River.

Lohajung takes you in close proximity to the magnificent Nanda Ghunti peak. If we reach the peak before sunset, you will be able to catch stunning sunsets over the mountain’s peak and paint it with stunning shades. There’s a fascinating folklore that relates to the name of the village. The locals claim Goddess Parvati had the “jung” (war which means war in Hindi) with the demon Lohasur, which is the name of the village. Lohajung is home to a small market, in which you can purchase trekking gear and other essentials that could be helpful for your journey.

Lohajung is a town at the top of the mountain therefore you can anticipate the weather to get cold particularly at night, and it could also be rainy and foggy based on the time of year. Bring appropriate clothes to allow you to adjust to the changing weather.

Day 02: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal - The Brown Lake

  • Bekaltal: 3,000 m/ 9,950 ft
  • Distance to Trek 6 km of 4-5 hours
  • Altitude Gain: 700m/ 2,150 ft
  • Difficulty: Moderate ascent through the forest 
  • Hot lunch at the campsite
  • Water Source: Water Sources: Springs and man-made water sources
  • Bekaltal is a 15 minute walk from the campsite.
  • Enjoy a walk in the evening to Bekalatal Lake and enjoy a Sunset views
  • Tents Stay

It is the first day of the trek, and we’ll start by taking the bus at Lohajung and head to the Bekaltal campsite. After a delicious breakfast, we’ll begin our tour heading towards Bekalatal, and, as we travel, you will be greeted by breathtaking views of Mount Nanda Ghunti. Walking through a coniferous forest consisting of Oak and Firs, the trail ends at Bekalatal Campsite after 4 to five hours. Stay overnight at the Bekalatal Campsite in a twin-sharing camp.
The trail towards the Bekaltal campsite is six kilometers long, with a gradual rise. The paths are well-defined, and a brief walk on the course will lead to Mandoli, the first mountain settlement. Mandoli. Mandoli village will be to your left when you walk on the trail. The trail continues to climb slowly as it winds through the mountain ranges and curves and bends as you go. It is possible to see an area known as the Kali Valley, the meeting point of the Kali and the Pindari Rivers. After Mundoli, it is a good idea to stroll through dense forest areas of Oak, Fir, and Cedar and a specific number of Rhododendron trees. A distinctive woody smell characterizes the forest. The spring and late winter are when you can see flowers of the Rhodendron blossoming and adding blush to the beautiful mountains. The trail remains covered with snow throughout all winter.
Two hours into your journey and you’ll be able to see the next point of interest, a 10 meters long wooden bridge that crosses a stream. It is possible to ration water at this source of water. After crossing the bridge, you’ll arrive at Begum, an idyllic and peaceful resting spot. Nanda Ghunti is the most prominent skyline of the area, and visitors can enjoy stunning mountain views from this spot and the breathtaking view of Navali and Bagdi Bugyal. A further 20 minutes walk will bring the visitor to Gujreni, and you’ll be able to see two streams in the area. A few trekkers also opt to stay at Gujreni, but we’ll walk further to camp next to Bekaltal. Gujarati is also an excellent location for bird watching, and you might see Himalayan bird species such as Asian Barred Owlet, Woodpeckers, Solitary Snipe, and Blue-fronted redstarts here.
Now you are at the final part of today’s hike. Take a walk for approximately an hour and a half, and you’ll arrive at the sandy beach of Bekaltal. The Lake is just 15 minutes away from our campsite. Once your tents are put up, you can refresh yourself and go to the Lake in the evening. It is Bekaltal Lake rests beautifully amidst an Oak forest. The still water of the Lake after the trek is a captivating experience.
The Lake is located in a dense clump of Oak trees, and the Lake’s waters remain dark brown throughout the year. The distinctive brown color in the lakes is due to the significant quantity of organic matter dissolving into the seas. Organic matter stains the water’s color and gives it an undertone of brown. A thin layer of ice may form in the waters when the weather gets more chilly. After watching the stunning sunset from Bekaltal, return to your camp for a delicious meal that awaits you in the evening. After dinner, you can rest comfortably in your camping tent.

Day 3: Trek From Bekaltal to Brahmatal

  • Brahmatal 3.200 meters/ 10,450 feet
  • Jhandi Top: 3,400 m/ 11,150 ft
  • Distance of the Trek 7 km of 6-7 hrs
  • Altitude Gain: 400 m/ 1,300 ft
  • The ascent is steep for 1.3 hours via Bekaltal and then gradual ascent. The descent is steep in the next section. The final stretch includes a gradual descent to the campsite.
  • Hot food is served at the campsite.
  • Water Source: No water source is available on the way; therefore, carry at least two bottles of water from the campsite.
  • A beautiful day can be seen in Shivalik and the Greater Himalayas.
  • Enjoy a night walk along Brahmatal Lake, about 500m from the campsite.
  • Tents Stay

Take advantage of the snow-covered paths that lead to Brahmatal. It takes about four hours for the hike. The trail is forested and once you get to Telindi summit, take in breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. Continue on the path until you arrive at Brahmatal and Khabekhal Lake. Sleep in tents for the night.

Day 4: Brahmatal Lake to Brahmatal top point and return to Daldum Camp

  • Daldum Altitude: 2,850 m/ 9,350 ft
  • Brahmatal Pass Altitude: 3,500 m/ 11,570 ft
  • Distance to Trek 12 km 8 to 9 hours.
  • Difficulty: Moderate ascent till Brahmatal top high point. After the Pass, then descend until Daldum Campsite via Jhandi Top.
  • Wander through Rhododendron as well as Oak forest.
  • Packed lunch at the top.
  • 360-degree views of the mountain from its summit
  • The First 180 degrees cover Chaukhamba, Mana, Mandir, Neelkanth, Nilgiri, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, and Maitoli up towards the Panchachuli Ranges. The remaining is the Shivalik Himalayan Mountains.
  • There is no source of water. Bring at the very least two litres of water along with you.
  • Tent stay.

After breakfast, you can prepare for the climb up to the top of Brahmatal. Take a stroll along the treacherous pathways across Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar. A mountain ridge encloses this trail with valleys on both sides. It takes 2.5 hours to arrive at Brahmatal Top. While on this journey, delight in the breathtaking views of the Himalayan Ranges. Mt. Trishul is very close with panoramic views from Nandhaghunti. From the top, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning views of the snow-covered Himalayan Ranges. Continue to the following camp location in Daldum; the hike will last up to 3 hours to complete. 2.7 kilometres is the distance you’ll have covered with this hike. The forests will also be your companions on these hiking trails.

Day 05: Return back to base camp Lohajung

  • Lohajung Altitude: 2,350 m & 7,700 ft
  • Trek Distance: 4 km
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
  • Altitude Loss: 500 m/ 1,650 ft
  • A steep and gradual ascent 
  • Guesthouse stay

From Daldum, go to the left to get to Lohajung. It’s a quick hike of about 4 km that will take between 3 and 4 hours. The climb to Lohajung follows an easily-marked trail that crosses some streams and through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron, you travelled through. This is the same trail you first came upon. As you traverse the forest, you’ll come across the shepherd’s huts that locals use to house their livestock. Take the path that is paved with stone from here. It connects the mountain communities to Lohajung. When you arrive at Lohajung, it is possible to freshen up in the guesthouse and, later in the evening, wander around the town. Sunsets from Lohajung are pretty impressive, as we’ve mentioned previously. You can take in a fantastic sunset here. You can visit the town market if you want to purchase souvenirs from the excursion. The most delicious meal is served in the guesthouse. Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest, and we’ll drive back to Rishikesh the next day.

Day 06: Back to Rishikesh

Today we’ll take you to Rishikesh to mark the conclusion of a fantastic journey. After having your last morning tea and breakfast with the team TUI, we’ll depart towards Rishikesh. Rishikesh has located 210km from Lohajung and will take approximately 10 hours to return. It is expected to arrive in Rishikesh at 7:00 at night. The time it takes to get to Rishikesh could vary according to the road and traffic conditions. We’ll travel along these same routes to Rishikesh.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Driving from Rishikesh to Lohajung 250 Kms

Day 02: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal - The Brown Lake

Day 3: Trek From Bekaltal to Brahmatal

Day 4: Brahmatal Lake to Brahmatal top point and return to Daldum Camp

Day 05: Return back to base camp Lohajung

Day 06: Back to Rishikesh

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Route Map

Below is the route map of trek, we have mentioned below is the safest route. This route is from sankari side.
Trek route map of brahmatal trek

How To Reach Sankri?

Things To Carry for the Brahmatal Trek?

Being an trekking, adventure & travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step.

  1. Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

  1. Daypack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it.

  1. Footwear
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots.
  • Sneakers (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable.
  1. Clothing’s
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm.
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.
  1. Rain wears
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly.
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.
  1. Gadgets and Electronic
  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank
  • Light weight flash light or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for camera
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.
  1. Hygiene & Personal toiletry
  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet-wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis
  1. Personal First aid Kit and Energy – below are some common medicine generally required / used during your adventure trip, however please consult your doctors prior.
  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves used when its wound bleeds
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue / fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria / energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)

Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

9.Compulsory Documents to Carry

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Important note: You can book rent gears, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy.

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Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

Food Provided by Us During the Brahmatal Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner .

In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.

You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.

After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Brahmatal Trek

Trekking with us for brahmatal trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

Package Options

1- Lohajung To Lohajung

₹ 7980

₹5,980

2 - Rishikesh To Rishikesh

₹ 9980

₹7,880

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