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Brahmatal Trek

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Brahmatal Trek

Overview

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Difficult
Max Altitude :- 16200 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 60 Kms.

Brahmatal Trek
Magnificent camping near frozen Lake of Brahmatal Trek.
Nothing lasts forever, not even the cold January snow. One peculiar kind of trek which comes to mind while talking about trekking under harsh conditions, deprived of many resources yet blissful experiences, is the Brahmatal Trek . It is an understatement to call Brahmatal Winter snow Trek, one of the most awe-inspiring treks in India.
Some precious moments make life worth living for us. Similarly, the frozen lake that’s part of the Brahmatal Trek is insidiously beautiful with the icy land proving to be an ideal place to camp and enjoy the timeless moments in life. The Brahmatal Winter Trek is still a hidden one and considered an undiscovered treasure, untouched by humans. The silent echoes of the ancient forests are so still enough that you can even hear the crackling of dead forgotten leaves beset on the snowy path you happen to traverse.
March and April, this time of the year appeals trekkers from across the globe and invites travel enthusiasts from different age groups.
The simple reason behind the gathering of about thousand people from the world is the views of the summits that stun the onlooker, and the breathtaking scenic views of the Brahmatal Trek, totally engulf the travelers. You may greet the crystal clear blue skies which encompass the whole horizon geometrically. Every side you ponder, you see the mighty Himalayas guarding you against the monstrously icy winds from the North. A regular day would include seeing at least 4 ranges 7000 ft. and above.
However, the Brahmatal temperature in December is astonishingly cold and is inconvenient for travelers to trek along this side.

View of frozen lake in winters
Emerging out of the forests, to reach the highest point during the Brahmatal trek and watching the sunshine over the snow-clad mountains can be one the one of the most eye-opening and self- affirming views that you can capture. While the pristine lake murmurs, do look forward to camping along its side on the snow. Pray that the sky is clear for it will be lit by stars that will glow brightly on the surface of the Brahmatal lake.



What makes this Trek different
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.

What makes this tour very interesting
› No high-altitude mountain sickness due to coming near to the forest region. And this is an easy trek as compared to others.
› The trail isn't that abrupt and sheer in comparison to different treks. So, beginners, families, and students can easily try this trek.
› You were given to see such a lot of heavenly bodies at one location like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna surpassing via bona fide Garhwali history and Kumauni and valleys of Chivalric mountain ranges
› During the wintry weather season, this fascinating Brahmatal trek remains protected in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it appear to be a magical wide snow-land.


Itinerary

Day 01: Kathgodam to Lohajung

The journey uphill from Kathgodam to Lohajung will take you cruising through mountain alleyways connecting the lower Himalayan belt of Kumaom hills to that of Garhwal. This is going to be a hectic 10 hour drive, despite the marvellous changing vistas of the mountains. For the first few hours, the course of our journey will be running parallel to river Kosi, flowing softly. Soon, a blustery Pindar river will meet our path.


Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal (5 hr Trek)

The first day’s trek spanning 5 hours will kick off from Lohajung up a snaky trail going into the forest. After a short while the forest will give way to a small village named Mandoli to your left. Here you can fill your bottles and take a first major hiatus. The trail continues in mostly gradual ascent curves. A little way higher, you will come across the valley where two mountain rivers Kali and Pindari confluence. This is the Kali valley, lying in a splendid green scrap even in the midst of wintry heights. We will trek on further to stumble upon a huddle of mud huts. You are going to find a grove of rhododendron here that sure grows red and heavy from February to March, but at the peak of winter, the trail will be pretty matte.


Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal

The meadow rolls till 11,500 ft.- the highest point, from where begins a slow descent to Brahmatal. To your left from here, you will find a small temple, bright yellow flags flying in the air. Walk down the slope to the temple and find the trail winding towards the Brahmatal Lake, about 500 meters away from the temple now. We will find the valleys of Almora and Nainital rise and fall around us as we go. The soaring peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and others of the Greater Himalayas can be spotted far across the sky. We will be camping at the mark 500 meter away from the lake, nestling in the beautiful aura of the place.

Note: Make sure to carry 2-3 litres of water on today’s trek since there are no water points on this trail.


Day 4: Brahmatal to Tilbudi via Brahmatal Pass

Start your day early in the morning as you will be heading towards the Brahmatal lake which is an uphill climb. You will be greeted with Oak and Rhododendron trees on the way which has a charm of their own. After a while, the zigzag ascent trail will take you Brahmatal Lake. On a bright day, the lake looks charismatic and the sunlight makes it look even more artistic. As you walk ahead you will come across a small stream which is formed by the melting of snow. You might get fooled by every passing top which will feel like the last ascent. After walking for a while and crossing the meadow, the final climb towards the pass begins.

It will be a tiring walk towards but as soon as you reach the top you will be greeted with a magnificent view of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti. Take your time and click some jaw-dropping pictures that will last a lifetime. As soon as you start descending, you discover that the trail is different from that which got you up. You will be able to witness a 180 degree of the entire Himalayan range and peaks such as Haukhambha, Mandi, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli become visible. As you continue to descent, after an hour you will reach a clearing surrounded by trees on all the sides which is the Tilbudi campsite. You will be camping here for the night.


Day 5: Tilbudi to Lohajung via Wan

After having your breakfast you will start your descent to Wan which is a trail filled with Oak and Rhododendron trees. This is a very beautiful trail which allows you to click end number of scenic pictures. After walking some distance you will come across a water source at Chota Tilbundi.

Half an hour later you will be able to spot Wan village which is visible below. From here onwards it will take you half an hour more to reach the road from where TTH will arrange vehicles to take you to Lohajung.


Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam

After a good night’s sleep at our Lohajung guest house, we will go back to Kathgodam today. Destination will be reached by 6:00 pm. We can manage a brief stopover at Kausani to commemorate the trek with souvenir shopping.

How to Reach

By Air :-
The nearest airport to Kathgodam is the Pantnagar Airport located at a distance of 32kms from Kathgodam. The airport is connected with Delhi by 4 round flights per week. Taxis are easily available from the Airport to Kathgodam.

By Train :-
Kathgodam has its own railway station which is just a kilometer away from the main city. Trains to Kathgodam from the other parts of the country are frequent as it is the Gateway to the Kumaon region. Taxis to various major destination of Uttarakhand are available from the station.

By Bus:-
Being the gateway to the Kumaon hills, Kathgodam has an excellent railway network connecting with the other destinations of the state. Buses to Kathgodam are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi.

Amenities

Inclusions :-

Food as per menu on the trek.
Forest Camping charges
Safety Equipment
Hiking Equipment
Trek guide, cook, helpers, and mules for carrying common luggage
Transportation if Specified in Itinerary
Accommodation in Tents, or Homestay
All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 7
Group Transfers in tampu traveller/Innova/Xylo
All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
All currently applicable taxes including service tax

Exclusions :-

Meals during road Journeyss
Any king of Insurance
Any expense of personal Nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
Carriage of personal laggage during the trek
Any private individual Transfer Cost
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
Insurance, laundry and phone calls, medical expenses
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list (see above)
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Weather conditions. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.
  • Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.
  • Cancel before 15 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 20% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 5 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 60% of total trek fee.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.

Things To Carry

BASIC GEAR
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos.
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter Carry at least one thermos flask
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
BE COMFY AT THE TREK
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Poncho 1 Nos.
PERSONAL UTILITIES
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towel
THINK ABOUT YOUR HEAD
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected. People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek) (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
MIND YOUR STEP
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 5 pairs
Woollen socks 3 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (Our team will notify you if required)
KEEP THESE HANDY
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair

Fitness level required

Although Brahmatal is an easy trek, you will need good lung capacity and leg strength to reach the summit safely and back. If you are struggling most of the time, you won't be able to enjoy the trek. With the end goal being enjoying the trek thoroughly and not just completing it, the following is the fitness level we recommend.
Practice jogging/running four to five days a week and see if you can cover 5 km in 30-40 minutes. In addition to this, you can also add some resistance workouts for legs (like squats and lunges) and core workouts into your training schedule.
If you are completely new to the world of trekking and are unsure of your fitness levels, we recommend starting with a level 2 trek from our portfolio. Treks like the Beas Kund or Bhrigu valley, which are of lower altitude and lesser duration, are excellent choices.
These will give you an idea of the terrain you are likely to encounter at Brahmatal while equipping you with the knowledge of layering on Himalayan Treks, the kind of gear you will need, fitness levels required, etc.

These points should not be avoided

  • Temperature and climatic conditions vary significantly vis-à-vis those in the plains. Ample time must be given to acclimatization.
  • The trek may turn out to be very hard for first timers. So, heed to the instructions given by the trek leader.
  • Carry a basic medical & first-aid kit.
  • Phones don’t work
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The valley and places enroute are prone to being spoilt by littering. Do Not Litter!

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
  • Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
  • A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
  • Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
  • If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
  • Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
  • Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
  • If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
  • Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
  • To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek

FAQ

Fixed Departure

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathgodam To Lohajung

Day 2: Lohajung To Bekaltal

Day 3: Bekaltal To Brahmatal

Day 4: Brahmatal To Tilbudi Via Brahmatal Pass

Day 5: Tilbudi To Lohajung Via Wan

Day 6: Lohajung To Kathgodam