Brahmatal is a trek that gives you a panoramic view of the great Himalayas. You can also get a glance at Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul. Mythology says that lord Brahma Ji meditated here for many years for this reason this place got the name. The trekking route of this trek goes through many amazing valleys, hamlets, oak forests, spontaneous streams etc. if you are not able to come to north India, I suggest you go for a trek to kunti betta.
In the season of winter this total region is covered with white clear snow. Yellow and reddish tones on the white ice will definitely shake your mind during the sunset.
Trekkers don’t need any experience for this trek also it’s an easy to moderate trek. You need to start the trek from Lohajung. This is a very popular destination for winter treks in India and also popular for high-altitude lake trek, and high-altitude camping.
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The total walking distance is 15 kilometres. Kathgodam is the closest railway station which is 234 kilometres. Pantnagar airport is the closest airport which is 267 kilometres from here.
There are no roads that lead to the Brahmatal. The only accommodation here is camping. You can carry your own tents or can rent them from a tour operator. You need to cover 5 to 6 kilometres of distance in 45 to 50 minutes without any stress.
The best time for doing this trek is the month from January to May and October to December. In the month of July, the maximum temperature hovers around 20 to 22 degrees and the minimum temperature hovers around 12 to 13 degrees. One can experience snow from the middle of December to the middle of March.
Day 1: To Brahamatal trek
From Rishikesh you need to drive to the starting point of the trek, Lohajung. Goddess Parvati had a “war” or “Jung” with the demon “Lohsur” from where the village got this name. Lohajung is in Chamoli district. This is 250 kilometres from Rishiksh. It takes 10 to 11 hours to reach Rishikesh to Lohajung.
On the road you can experience the beautiful Garhwal range, one can also experience the amazing confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini at Rudraprayag and the Mandakini and Pindar river confluence at Karnaprayag. Lohajung is situated in a high-altitude region. After arriving at this village you need to stay here. At night it is really cold in this region.
Day 2: To Brahamatal trek
On this day you need to trek towards the Bekaltal campsite. Lohajung to Bekltal is 6 kilometres. This is a moderate-level trek through the forest. First, you need to reach Mandoli village. Here you will experience the Kali valley. From here the trail goes through a dense forest of Fir, Oak and rhododendron forest.
After this spot, a 2 hours of the walk will lead you to the next spot. From here you need to cross a bridge and arrive at Begum. From here another 20 min walk will take you to Gujreni. Here you can make your camp.
Bekaltal is situated a few km from here. After reaching the campsite of Bekaltal you will find that The tal is 15 to 16 min from the campsite. This is a beautiful lake nestled with Oak trees. Here in this spot, you can enjoy a stunning sunset.
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Day 3: To Brahamatal trek
From Bekaltal 7 kilometres of the walk will take you to Brahmatal. First, you will arrive at the Talindi top. From this spot, the trail will take you to the Brahmatal camp.
You need to start the day with the amazing sunrise at Bekaltal. This route gradually descends to Brahmatal. The trail goes through Rhododendron trees and Oak forest.
From here you need to walk towards talindi top. From here you will get a view of Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. From Talindi Top you need to trek towards Jhandi Top. Jhani Point is the highest point. From here you need to trek towards Brahmatal Campsite. Brahmatal is 500 metres from the campsite. You can spend an amazing time at the lake. During the winter season at night, the temperature drops -8 degrees.
Day 4: To Brahamatal trek
On this day one needs to start from a steep ascent. After a 20 min walk, you will reach Brahmatal lake. From here you will also explore Kamet, Trishul,Neelkanth, Hathi Ghoda etc.From here you need to trek towards the Daldum campsite. You need to stay at night at the campsite of Daldum.
Day 5: To Brahamatal trek
Today you need to descend down towards Lohajung which is located at an altitude of 7,700 feet. The total distance is 4 km which can be covered within 3 to 3.5 hours. You need to stay here at night.
Day 6: To Brahamatal trek
This is the last day of your trek. On this day you need to drive back towards Rishikesh. this is a 210-kilometra journey. It can be covered within 10 to 11 hours.