Overview

  • Altitude: 12,200 Ft.
  • Trek Length: 24 Km (Approx)
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Base Camp: Lohajung
  • Nearest Town: Karanprayag
  • Pick & Drop: Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • State: Uttarakhand

About

Brahmatal Trek can be considered as the ‘all in one package’ among a long list of trekking destinations across the country. The Brahmatal trek exposes you to various mountain peaks all at the same time namely Mt Chaukhamba, Mt Neelkanth, Mt Hathi Ghoda among others.

The beautiful campsites and the snow-filled trail in the winter months make Brahmatal a complete deal that one cannot miss exploring. There exist more than enough snow to take a slow-mo video of yourself tossing the snow upwards or having a snow-fight which makes you fall in love with the place. And if you want some Instagram-worthy location then Brahmatal Trek in winters is surely your best option.

The Brahmatal trek lasts for a total of 6 days and starts from Lohajung, which is about 300 Kilometers away from Deharadun. It takes about 3 days to reach the Brahmatal summit known as Brahmatal pass and then the group starts to head back into the direction of Lohajung, marking the end of the Brahmatal trek.

The distance for the trek is 24 Kilometers and one would reach the top at an elevation of 12,100 Ft during the full course of the Brahmatal trek. Solo travelers, first-timers, as well as experienced trekkers, prefer and love Brahmatal. The best time to visit the Bhramatal trek is during winters, more specifically during the months of October, November, December, and January.

The reasons you need to check out the Guided Brahmatal trek package in winter are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Brahmatal with Justwravel.

 

Why Brahmatal Trek is famous?

  • Brahmatal trek is a classic winter trek. For one, most of the trek is on snow, which makes it terribly exciting and amazing. Trekkers love camping beside the frozen shores of Bekaltal.
  • Suitable for beginners as well as less experienced trekkers
  • This trek takes one through beautiful valleys, streams, oak trees, and hushed hamlets.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Drive From Rishikesh to Lohajung (300 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive)

2nd Day: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal (04 Hours Of Trekking)

3rd Day: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal (05 Hours Of Trekking)

4th Day: Trek from Brahmatal to the summit (Brahmatal Pass) and back to Brahmatal

5th Day: Trek Down from Brahmatal to Lohajung

6th Day: Drive From Lohajung to Rishikesh (300 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive)

Batches

23rd Oct to 28th Oct Open {23rd Oct (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 28th Oct (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

30th Oct to 4th Nov Filling Fast {30th Oct (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 4th Nov (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

6th Nov to 11th Nov Open {6th Nov (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 11th Nov (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

13th Nov to 18th Nov Open {13th Nov (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 18th Nov (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

20th Nov to 25th Nov Open {20th Nov (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 25th Nov (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

27th Nov to 2nd Dec Open {27th Nov (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 2nd Dec (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

4th Dec to 9th Dec Open {4th Dec (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 9th Dec (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

11th Dec to 16th Dec Open {11th Dec (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 16th Dec (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

18th Dec to 23rd Dec Open {18th Dec (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 23rd Dec (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

23rd Dec to 28th Dec Filling Fast {23rd Dec (Thursday) 06:00 AM to 28th Dec (Tuesday) 08:00 PM}

24th Dec to 29th Dec Filling Fast {24th Dec (Friday) 06:00 AM to 29th Dec (Wednesday) 08:00 PM}

25th Dec to 30th Dec Open {25th Dec (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 30th Dec (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

26th Dec to 31st Dec Filling Fast {26th Dec (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 31st Dec (Friday) 08:00 PM}

27th Dec to 1st Jan Open {27th Dec (Monday) 06:00 AM to 1st Jan (Saturday) 08:00 PM}

28th Dec to 2nd Jan Open {28th Dec (Tuesday) 06:00 AM to 2nd Jan (Sunday) 08:00 PM}

29th Dec to 3rd Jan Filling Fast {29th Dec (Wednesday) 06:00 AM to 3rd Jan (Monday) 08:00 PM}

30th Dec to 4th Jan Open {30th Dec (Thursday) 06:00 AM to 4th Jan (Tuesday) 08:00 PM}

31st Dec to 5th Jan Open {31st Dec (Friday) 06:00 AM to 5th Jan (Wednesday) 08:00 PM}

1st Jan to 6th Jan Open {1st Jan (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 6th Jan (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

8th Jan to 13th Jan Open {8th Jan (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 13th Jan (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

15th Jan to 20th Jan Open {15th Jan (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 20th Jan (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

22nd Jan to 27th Jan Open {22nd Jan (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 27th Jan (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

29th Jan to 3rd Feb Open {29th Jan (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 3rd Feb (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

5th Feb to 10th Feb Open {5th Feb (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 10th Feb (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

12th Feb to 17th Feb Open {12th Feb (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 17th Feb (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

19th Feb to 24th Feb Open {19th Feb (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 24th Feb (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

26th Feb to 3rd Mar Open {26th Feb (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 3rd Mar (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

5th Mar to 10th Mar Open {5th Mar (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 10th Mar (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

12th Mar to 17th Mar Open {12th Mar (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 17th Mar (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

18th Mar to 23rd Mar Open {18th Mar (Friday) 06:00 AM to 23rd Mar (Wednesday) 08:00 PM}

26th Mar to 27th Mar Open {26th Mar (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 27th Mar (Sunday) 08:00 PM}

Price

Rishikesh to Rishikesh:

Tempo Traveller
Triple Occupancy 9500 / Person

Delhi to Delhi:

Volvo - Tempo Traveller
Triple Occupancy 11200 / Person

Itinerary (Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

  • 1

    1st Day : Drive From Rishikesh to Lohajung (300 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive)

    • The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:00 AM.
    • Afterwhich, we'll head out for Lohajung.
    • Enroute we will be passing through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag.
    • Lohajung is a small village with a local market located in the Chamoli district and a base station for Roopkund, Bedni Bugyal, Brahamtal, and many more.
    • We'll reach Lohajung by the evening.
    • Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Lohajung.

    The Pickup point will be Rishikesh ISBT/Railway Station.

     

  • 2

    2nd Day : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal (04 Hours Of Trekking)

    • We'll start the day with morning tea followed by an early breakfast.
    • A day briefing session would be conducted by the trek leader.
    • Afterward, we'll start for the trek and will take the first step towards our journey to the peak.
    • As we ascend the view gets better, one can see the confluence of Kail and Pindari River in Kail Valley.
    • After few hours of walk, we reach Bekaltal a lake amidst the oak tree.
    • Dinner will be served by followed by an overnight stay in Bekaltal Campsite.

     

  • 3

    3rd Day : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal (05 Hours Of Trekking)

    • we'll start the day with morning tea followed by an early breakfast.
    • Afterward, we'll have a day briefing session by the trek leader.
    • Today, we'll move out towards Brahmatal Lake.
    • The trek leader from the thick Oak forest for a long time and we reach Telandi, we descend further towards an open area.
    • Upon reaching the lake, we'll take a breather and settle down for a short time.
    • Check into the campsite which is at a short distance from the lake.
    • Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay at Brahmatal Campsite.

    Note: We can get a glimpse of beautiful  Nainital and Almora valley from over there.

     

  • 4

    4th Day : Trek from Brahmatal to the summit (Brahmatal Pass) and back to Brahmatal

    • We'll start the day with morning tea.
    • Afterwards, we'll head for our breakfast followed by day briefing session.
    • The 4th day will be the longest day of the trek as we have to go towards the Brahmatal pass.
    • Today we only carry your day pack and essentials along with us.
    • Upon reaching, we'll enjoy the views of some of the famous peaks in Gharwal Himalayas some of them are Mt.Trishul and Mt Nanda Gunti take photos, and finally, start to trek back to the campsite once again.
    • Upon reaching the campsite, dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay at Brahmatal Campsite.
  • 5

    5th Day : Trek Down from Brahmatal to Lohajung

    • We'll start the day with morning tea.
    • Afterwards, we'll head for our breakfast followed by day briefing session.
    • Starting from our campsite, we'll start to trek down to Lohajung.
    • At Malling, we will be out of the forests and civilization will start coming back with the spotting of village houses on the slopes ahead of us.
    • upon reaching Lohajung, we'll check into our homestay and dinner will be served.
    • The day will end with an overnight stay in Lohajung.
  • 6

    6th Day : Drive From Lohajung to Rishikesh (300 Kilometers, 8 Hours Drive)

    • We'll have an early morning tea today.
    • After that, we'll head towards Rishikesh.
    • The group reaches Rishikesh by evening.
    • The group will disassemble here and leaves with a set of happy memories and more.
    • The Tour Ends Here.

Trip Images

Inclusions

Accommodation: 2 Night in a Hotel / Homestay on a triple sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh - Lohajung -  Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveller ( Depends on the number of travellers).

Meals: All Meals from (day 1 dinner to day 5 dinner) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.

Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, Toilet tent, Sitting Stools.

Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

Guide ratio: 1:10

Exclusions

Any expenses of personal nature.

Meals during transit.

Insurance of any kind.

Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp msg. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of the total trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 9 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 5 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show. No refund.

In case of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforseen circumstances, we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even certain activities are canceled, the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed up to the same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), Will be beared by the customer. The company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover): A good quality backpack from a good brand and try it before buying. 

Day backpack:20 – 30 Ltrs.

Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp they help you to move freely

Trekking Shoes: Always invest in good quality high ankle trekking shoes. They are lightweight, have a good grip, are sturdy, and are easily available throughout India. 

3 Quick Dry Tees

2 Track Pants

3 Pair of Cotton  Socks

1 Pair of Woolen Socks

1 Poncho

1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket

1 Heavy Jacket

1 Pair of Thermal

Quick-dry towel

Windproof Jacket

Woolen Cap

Gloves

Sun Cap

1 Scarf

Light towel

Lip Balm

Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)

Water Bottle 1 Lt.

Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries

Personal Toiletries 

Personal Basic Medical Kit

Dark Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of a contact lens)

Trekking Pole

Extra Polythene

CAMERA with a huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !!

FAQs

Usually, we take a maximum of 12 - 15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

 

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters, and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have good experience in leading groups.

 

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings. 

 

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

 

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

 

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

 

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. Waterproof shoes with ankle support will work well.

 

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

 

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/homestay.

 

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees.

 

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are an odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

 

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in the booking.

 

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

 

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purposes, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

 

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

 

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

 

No, but our trek leaders are certified in the Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kits and oxygen cylinders on high-altitude treks.

 

Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

 

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

 

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. The minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.  

 

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

 

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then does bring the pole. Some people think that the trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s up to you.

 


Reviews

Shalu Sharma
Shalu Sharma

I have done 3 trips till now with justwravel and all of them have been great. First one was a solo trek and I can vouch for justwravel that any trip with them will become a great memory with new friends and experiences. Food and stay are great. If you are looking to join a group or have a group of your own and need an organized trip, contact them and they will do it with ease! Trek and trip leads are accommodating and concerned. "Do Travel with justwravel"

Rohan Nevrikar
Rohan Nevrikar

Brahmatal Trek (6-11 Dec 2018)JustWravel made all the important things easy for us so that we can enjoy nature with our friends and they do everything they can to make the experience memorable for us. Nishant Bhaiya was more like our elder brother than our trek leader and took great care of us along with sharing some interesting stories. Their local contacts are also very supportive and friendly. Would definitely recommend JustWravel to those who want to have an amazing trekking experience.

Saurabh Srivastava
Saurabh Srivastava

Brahmtal trek It was my 3rd trek with justwravel, I appreciate the overall management of justwravel team, specially for sweet dishs in night. During the trek I never been feel that I am on solo trek , got good friends from different regions, we played games, danced in night, it was great adventure with full of fun . Manu bhai thanks for ultimate cover pics....."full paisa vasool trip"????????????

Anuj Shakya
Anuj Shakya

Awesome Guide.. Amazing group of people to trek with, Food, hospitality. Will surely join again for another lifetime experience. cheers Wravelers..Way to go.

Shubham Goel
Shubham Goel

Amazing experience. Amazing Trek lead.

Denisha Thakkar
Denisha Thakkar

Brahmatal trekking (6-11 dec). It was awesome. we didn't think we're going to get this much of freedom n simple but tasty food(including gulab jamun and rasgulla). We could enjoy n trek at the same time. Nishant was our leader. he was not just a trek leader but storyteller as well as friend. He was just like matching our mindset n generation. much much respect for their management and leadership qualities. would love to go to another trip with JustWravel and Nishant !

Rahul Patil
Rahul Patil

We went for the bramhatal trek, with justwravel from 3rd to 11th december. it was the best trip i ever went on, Nishant was our trek leader and laxman bhaiya was our local guide, they were one the friendliest people you will ever meet. They will look after you, get you everything you need. we even had rasgullas and gulaabjamuns at 11000 feet. honesty you couldnt have asked for anything more. Everything was organised, every travel was taken care of.

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