Brahmatal Trek is yet another beautiful trail in the Himalayas, offering an adventurous blend of challenging trails and sparkling beauty. You will come across the centuries-old forests of Oak and Rhododendron. This trek treats our eyes with soaring views of some pristine mountain ranges like Mt. Trishul, Mt Nanda Ghunti, Maiktoli, Mrigthuni and many other mountain peaks. Tucked in the mighty Himalayas, this trek is very popular as a winter trek when most of the treks are not yet open during winter; the Brahmatal trek is open throughout the year except during the monsoon season. From deep virgin forests to snow-laden meadows to beautiful lakeside campsites, this trek offers many surprises.
If you are planning to visit Brahmatal, below we have shared the complete guide of the Brahmatal trek.
Best time to visit and the weather like on the trek?
In winter, the landscape transforms dramatically covering the region in pristine white snow, making it nothing short of a snow paradise. It gets really cold in December; the temperature goes down to – 8 degrees Celsius at night. But during the daytime the temperature swings between 7 to 12 degrees. During winter it gives an abundance of snow hence trekkers come to experience the snowfall and spend some peaceful time as the entire landscape turns white. At high-altitude camps, the temperature is comparatively lower accordingly we advise you to carry your layers and warm clothes to keep you comfortable against harsh cold. Therefore, one should trek in winter to see the snow, the best time is from December to March end.
One gets to witness beautiful frozen lakes – Bekaltal and Brahmatal. These high-altitude scenic lakes make this trek worth visiting if you are planning to visit in winter.
The trail is abundant with Rhododendron blossoms while the last patches of snow start melting. The entire route is covered with beautiful flowers which outshine the valley in different colours. Beautiful red and pink rhododendron flowers in the meadows are visible en route. The weather is pleasant and heavy woollens are not required. The temperature during the daytime is approx 15 to 21 degrees Celsius and at night it hovers from 0 to 5 degrees Celsius. Other treks which also have the Lohajung as the base camp are the Ali bedni Bugyal trek and Roopkund trek which you can combine if you have more days to spare.
In summer, everything turns yellow and green in contrast to what you will see in winter when everything will be white. The temperature is mild and pleasant; it remains from 10 – 20 degree Celsius whereas at night it falls between 5 to 7 degrees.
After the compression between summers and winters, the Brahmatal trek is considered the all-time best trek to do in winter. The answer is the snow, which is an indescribable experience for adventure lovers.
Brahmatal Trek itinerary
The trek starts from the basecamp Lohajung and traverses through Bekaltal, the first glacial trek you will encounter on the trek, Brahmatal, Brahmatal pass, Tilandi top and again ends at Lohajung for over 6 days.
Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh (6 a.m.) to Lohajung (~2320 m/7600 ft) – 250 Km car – 10/11 hours. Guesthouse/Homestay accommodation (3/4 sharing).
Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Gujrani campsite (9875 ft)– 6 Km – 4/5 hours. Twin/triple sharing camp.
Day 3: Day 03: Gujrani Campsite to Tilandi via Bekaltal Lake (~3200 m/10500 ft) – 6 Km – 4/5 hours. Twin/triple sharing camp.
Day 4: Day 04: Tilandi to Brahmatal Lake and Brahmatal Peak and back to Tilandi –(8 Km – 6/7 hours. Twin/triple sharing camp.
Day 5: Trek down to Lohajung – 12 Km – 6/7 hours. Accommodation in Guest house/homestay.
Day 6: Drive from Lohajung to Rishikesh – 250 Km – 10/11 hours. The trip ends with beautiful memories.
Brahmatal Trek height and difficulty level
Brahmatal trek is located at a height of 12,100 ft, which can be termed as easy to difficult but few sections are steeper hence physical fitness is required for this trek. The trek distance from Lohajung base camp to Brahmatal is 30 km. If you are doing this trek in winter then you have to walk yourself deep in the snow, our team will be there to guide you but you don’t require technical support to manoeuvre on this. This trek can easily be attempted by beginners or experienced trekkers. Please ensure you have followed the fitness regime before coming on the trek to enjoy the views and the beauty otherwise you will be too tired with the fatigue. You can check the FAQS of the trek here, where most of your queries will get solved.
It is not a technical trek but a notch more difficult than Kedarkantha and Har ki Dun trek.
Reasons to visit the Brahmatal trek
The magical colours emitted from the sunset on the lakes of Bekaltal and Brahmatal.
The trek with the grand peaks of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti.
The magnificent ranges of the Himalayas will welcome you with open arms. You will get ample opportunities to click surreal photos. This place is a haven for photographers.
Camp near the high-altitude alpine lakes.
Experience one of the best snow treks in India from Jan to March.
Below is the video of our trek :
How to Reach?
By Train: There are two trains which run on the route from Delhi to Kathgodam, Ranikhet Exp – Train No. 15013 (Best option, runs overnight, Departs from Old Delhi station at 10:05 pm and arrives in Kathgodam early morning at 5;05 am. ), Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express – leaves at 4 pm from Delhi and arrives at Kathgodam at 10:40 pm.
By Bus: Regular buses leave from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar Station for Kathgodam. Government buses are reliable and safe; you can get down at Haldwani railway station and take a shared cab to Lohajung. The distance from Haldwani railway station to Kathgodam is only 4 km.
By Car: The road journey from Delhi to Lohajung takes around 13 hrs approx. You will cross Roorkee, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. The route is scenic so don’t forget to take pit stops to capture the beautiful views on the way.
By Flight: The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport if you want to take the route from Haldwani and Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun for departure from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. You can take a bus or local cab to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh. It just takes 30-40 min to reach Rishikesh from Dehradun Airport. An alternative option is to reach Delhi airport and then take a train or a bus to reach Dehradun.
Brahmatal trek is a lifetime experience, and being one of the most preferred winter treks, it is an ideal getaway. You can plan and sign up for your enthralling Himalayan trek to Brahmatal trek with Nomad Adventures.