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Day 1: Reach Lohajung
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4: Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak and back
Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung via Jhandi Top
Day 6: Departure from LohajungSee Detailed Itinerary
Brahmatal, according to Hindu Mythology, is the sacred spot where Lord Brahma meditated; therefore, the lake was named Brahma Tal. Brahmatal is a mysterious trek with a living example of incredible beauty.
However, Himalayan Trekking gives you a lifetime experience, as it involves high mountains, rivers, valleys, forests, and many such breathtaking views. Among all such beauty of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is where people worldwide plan a visit, gain a lifetime and unforgettable peace of mind in the mountains.
Though treks in India are well known, Uttarakhand Trekking has so much to offer, and this ultimate trek in Uttarakhand: Brahmatal trek is one of the must do the trek. Brahmatal trek best time is from mid-November to March, but if you want to see snow over there, you can plan for mid-December, and in this season, the Brahmatal trek package is worth taking.
Brahmatal trek is full of adventures, heavy snow during the winter, inviting trekkers to these high altitude lakes, amazing peak views, and ridgelines. Many trekkers wait for winters to visit as Brahmatal is one of the best winter treks.
Trekking to Brahmatal will give you many sites such as the view of peaks Nandaghunti, Mrugathani, Trishul, etc., trek through streams, conifers, peaceful hamlets, beautiful valleys, etc.
Several trekking routes to explore are a perfect place to capture the stretching sky's breathtaking view and those fields covered with white snow. This trek is just opposite to the famous Roopkund trek, which is one of the most attractive factors.
Brahmatal trek is on the height of 12,250 Ft. which is rated as Easy to Moderate trek. The trek does not have challenging paths to walk; it has a slightly steep climb. However, the Brahmatal trek can be done quickly.
Brahmatal highest altitude is 12,250 Ft. the last point; Brahmatal Peak. The trek starts from Lohajung nestled at an altitude of 7,545 Ft.
Yes, the trek is recommended to children and families because of the ideal height and accessible pathways.
Yes, the trek is a beautiful choice for first-timers. First-timers can experience the adventure with a lot of fun.
The best time for the Brahmatal trek is from mid-November to March, but if you want to see snow over there, you can plan for mid-December as, during that time, you will get to see snow.
Brahmatal trek average temperature: - November to December -1 to -5°C, January to February -5 to -15 °C, March to April -1 to -5 °C
Day 1: Reach Lohajung
Altitude: 7,600 ft.
Time taken: From Kathgodam it’s a 10 hours’ drive.
It is religiously believed that Lohajung is a place where Goddess Parvati had a war with the demon Lohasur due to which the place is named Lohajung, which means "War with Lohasur."
Start 10 hours drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung. In the middle of your drive, you will be able to please your eyes with a variety of mountain vistas. However, the drive could be a little hectic, but don't worry, mountains won't make you feel tired.
So, after reaching Lohajung, you will see the beautiful Nanda Ghunti peak. Lohajung is at the center of 12-15 nearby villages. If you have forgotten to carry the winter clothes essentials, you can buy the necessary things from the local stores of Village like caps, shoes, jackets, etc. Mobile networks will be available in some parts of Lohajung.
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Altitude: 7,600 ft. to 9,689 ft.
Time taken: 5 hours, 5.8 km
Water sources: The first point to refill your water bottles is around 3 hours into the trek, followed by another place where you can stop for rest and having lunch.
Trek Gradient: Moderate
The beginning of the trek is from Lohajung central market. The walk is through the upper region of Lohajung and then through the forest trail with few houses. A short trek will lead to a village spot called Mandoli.
Climbing high will lead you towards Kali valley, where two rivers join names kali and Pindari. Later on, trek, you will find rhododendron trees from February to March, making the trail more beautiful.
Approximately 8,500 Ft., you will find a bridge of 10 meters known as Link-Gaad to help you cross the stream. After two hours of trek, you will reach Begum with splendid views of Navali Bugyal and Bagdi Bugyal.
It is a place where you can rest. After an hour walk leads you towards the last stream, Gujarani, and from there, it's just 75 minutes' walk to reach Bekaltal. Bekaltal is a beautiful lake amid the oak forests, and there is an adjacent lake called Khopdaliya, near which we can camp.
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Altitude: 9,689 ft to 10,440 ft.
Time taken: 7 km, 5-6 hours
Water sources: There is no water source therefore ensure to fill 2l of water before starting the trek.
Trek Gradient: Moderate.
On today's trek, you will pass through the Oak and Rhododendron trees. The trail's starting is out of the campsite and steeply climbs into the Rhododendron and Oak forest. The trail opens out to meadows of Telandi after an hour of ascent, which brings you at 11,500 ft. the highest point of the day.
After trekking the whole day, you will see the Nainital and Almora side of the valley. You can witness big mountains in the area like Nanda Ghunti and Trishul. The campsite of Brahmatal is 500 meters away from the lake at 10,351 Ft.
Day 4: Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak and back
Altitude: 10,440 ft. to 12,250 ft.
Time taken: 5 hours, 6.4 km
Water sources: There is no water source therefore ensure to fill 2l of water before setting off to trek to the top
Trek gradient: Moderate
The trek begins with a 40-minute climb through the mixed forests of Oak and Rhododendrons leading towards the open meadows and base of the big climb to the top.
When you reach the summit, You will see Mana, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhambha, Nilgiri, Mandir, Trishul, Maitoli, and high mountains stretching to the Panchachuli range.
Trekking towards to top will be a mesmerizing experience. However, it will be a long way, but don't worry because, in each step, you will see something to adore around you.
Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung via Jhandi Top
Altitude: 10,440 ft. to 7,600 ft. via 10,935 ft.
Time taken: 8.9 km, 6-7 hours
Water sources: There is one spot to refill your water bottles, about 4-4.5 hours into the trek near a hamlet.
Trek Gradient: Difficult, due to the long descent
The descent takes about 7 hours from Brahamatal to Lohajung. Then you go back over the route to Khabekhal, after which you directly go down to Lohajung. Then you pass by Daldum, which is a beautiful location surrounded by trees.
You will reach Malling after a trek of 20-30 minutes, a water resource, and outside the forest area. You will be able to see a few villages from here as well.You will reach Burali after walking for an hour, a small settlement of a few houses. Again you will find a stone trail from here leading towards Lohajung.
Day 6: Departure from Lohajung
On 6th days there will be departing for Haldwani (Kathgodam)/Haridwar. We hope this whole five days journey to Brahmatal will bring wonders in your life.
Trekking, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.
Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.
1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack
A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.
2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes
Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.
Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.
Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.
Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.
Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.
Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.
Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.
Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.
Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.
Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.
Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.
Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory
Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.
An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.
Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.
Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.
Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.
There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.
Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.
Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking,
Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.
Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.
Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.
Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.
An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:
Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.
Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.
We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.
Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.
In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.
Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.
In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.
Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.
Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.
People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.
While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.
It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.
However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.
Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.
A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.
Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.
Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.
Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.
Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.
Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.
Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.
In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.
Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.
Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.
Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina
Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.
Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:
To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.
The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.
Doing the squats can help. Goal for 3 sets of 15 repetitions without fail. You can begin with 8 squats in each set at the beginning, subject to your core strength for the exercise.
The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.
Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.
Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,
Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km. in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km. in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.
Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.
Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight, can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.
To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.
This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.
Cancelling a trek is like a real pain when you have been dreaming of it since a long time. But, to resolve it and to lesser your disappointment. We have a user-friendly cancellation policy for you.
So have a look.
This Policy is effective from 1st June 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 only as per your booking date.
This Policy is effective from 1st Jan 2021.
We never cancel any treks at Trekveda but In case we cancel your trek because of any natural calamities, political unrest, and sudden global health concern, riots, government instructions etc. So, Trekveda will issue you a voucher to redeem your trek in 1 year with any trek you want.
In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% bank charges and 5% GST from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.
Note- This Policy is only applicable for those who have booked their trek prior 1st June 2020 with us.
We don't want you to get into any situation where you need to cancel your trek, but sometimes things don't work the way we want. So no worries we have a most comfortable way for you.
Trek voucher is your credit amount at Trekveda that you can redeem by trekking in future with us within 1 year.
You can get in touch with our sales executive on given numbers 9821325153/54/56. They will help you in the redemption of your voucher.
Note- The voucher is non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-extendable.
1. Is Brahamatal trek suitable for the Beginners?
Brahamatal Trek is graded as Moderate trek with an altitude of 12,250 Ft. A beginner can opt for Brahamatal trek with decent fitness. However, one can start exercising and walking prior 2 weeks of the trek for smooth trekking during it.
2. Where Brahamatal trek is situated?
The trek starts from Lohajung village situated in Uttarakhand.
3. What is the physical fitness requirement for Brahamatal Trek?
Brahamatal trek trek is an easy trek that offers the adventure as well as fun in each step path also one of a preferable trek for the first timers. A person physical and mentally fit can prefer this trek. However prior 2 week of trek, one can start walking for 30 mins daily and speed up later on to get a good fitness for the trek.
4. What is the best time to do Brahamatal Trek?
The best time to do the Brahamatal trek would be from mid-November to March and also can be planned for mid-December as, during that time, you will get to see snow.
5. What is an age limit for Brahamatal trek?
Age limit for Brahamatal trek is minimum 9 to 10 years.
6. Which mobile network words in Brahamatal trek?
Accessible mobile network in Brahamatal trek is BSNL only till Base Camp.
7. Is there any risk of wild animal or avalanche in Brahamatal trek?
There is no chance of avalanche in Brahamatal trek, but yes a little risk of wild animals. Therefore, it is advised to not go beyond your trekking group.
8. Is liquor and smoking allowed in Brahamatal Trek?
No, Liquor and smoking aren’t entertaining in Himalayas, for your own health where people get easily sick of high altitude. Having liquor in Himalayas is not at all advisable and smoking? A big no, because one needs fresh oxygen to trek, therefore smoking is like a Trauma.
9. What is a trek distance of Brahamatal trek?
Brahamatal Trek distance is 22 Km.
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