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Overview

  • Altitude: 12200 Ft.
  • Trek Length: 24 Km.
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Base Camp: Lohajung
  • Nearest Town: Karanprayag
  • Pick & Drop: Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • State: Uttarakhand

About

Brahmatal Trek is considered as the ‘all in one package’ among a long list of trekking destinations across the country. Stretching to an expanse of 24 Kms, Brahmatal trek exposes you to some of the most magnificent Himalayan peaks such as Mt Chaukhamba, Mt Neelkanth, Mt Hathi Ghoda among others.

The diversified beauty of this trek, from glorious mountains to snow-laden trails, high altitude serene lakes and the lush green forests, makes Brahmatal quite mesmerising. 

If you are one of those people who  love to pose for the gram, then you’d find this place even more compelling. The abundance of snow makes all your moments that you spend here Insta-worthy and you’d feel a strong urge to capture all of them.

For all snow fanatics who love to see sun rays illuminating the ivory surface, winters are definitely the best time to do the Brahmatal Trek, more specifically the months of October, November, December, and January.

The 6 Day 5 night trek starts from Lohajung, which is about 300 Kms away from Dehradun. After an overnight stay followed by dinner at Lohajung, we will prepare for our journey ahead the next morning.

In this Brahmatal trek package, we make sure that the balance between fun and adventure is always maintained and hence our trek leader gives a briefing session at the start of every day. After which, we will begin our ascend towards the peak and will be rewarded by the scenic views of Kail Valley. By the time dusk starts to fall, we’d have reached our last stop for the day which is nestled calmly among the oak trees. We will set up camp at Bekaltal lake and retire to bed for the night.

The next morning, we will proceed towards Brahmatal lake which will take us almost 5 hours after which we will settle down to take a breather and set up camp at the Brahamtal lake where we will have dinner while the valleys of Nainital and Almora peek at us from the backdrop. 

Finally, the day when we trek towards the Brahmatal summit and get to enjoy the most stunning view of the Himalayan peaks of the Garhwal region like  Mt.Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti.  

We will set up camp at the summit and spend a night under the starry skies, surrounded by mountains before finally descending to Lohajung, concluding our trek with dinner and overnight stay at Lohajung. The next day after our morning tea, we will drive towards Rishikesh and part ways with some fond memories and a smile on our faces.

Solo travelers, first-timers, as well as experienced trekkers, prefer and love Brahmatal for the sheer content it instills in your heart and this is why you should do the Brahmatal trek and why it remains one of the best winter treks to do in India.

Short Itinerary

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

2nd Day: Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal (4 Hours Of Trekking)

3rd Day: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal (5 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 Kms, 8 Hours Drive)

Batches

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}

2nd Apr to 7th Apr Open {2nd Apr (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 7th Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

9th Apr to 14th Apr Open {9th Apr (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 14th Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

16th Apr to 21st Apr Open {16th Apr (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 21st Apr (Thursday) 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 Kms, 8 Hours Drive)

    • The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:00 AM.
    • After which, 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 is 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 (4 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 a few hours of walking, we would reach Bekaltal, a lake amidst the oak trees.
    • Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Bekaltal Campsite.
  • 3

    3rd Day : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal (5 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.
    • Then, we'll proceed towards Brahmatal Lake.
    • After trekking for some time, we’d reach Telandi, and descend further towards an open area.
    • Upon reaching the lake, we'll take a breather and settle down for a short period of time.
    • Check into the campsite which is 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 the beautiful valleys of Nainital and Almora 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 have our breakfast followed by a day briefing session.
    • This would be the longest day of the trek as we will have to go towards the Brahmatal pass.
    • This is the day where you can only carry your day backpack and essentials along with you.
    • Upon reaching, we'll enjoy the views of some of the famous Himalayan peaks of the Garhwal region, some of them are Mt.Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti. After capturing this special moment and taking in the view, we will head back to the campsite.
    • 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 have breakfast followed by a day briefing session.
    • Starting from our campsite, we'll start to trek down towards Lohajung.
    • At Malling, we will finally be out of the forests and traces of civilization will start appearing, we will be able to spot small 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 Kms, 8 Hours Drive)

    • We'll have an early morning tea today.
    • After that, we'll head towards Rishikesh.
    • We would reach Rishikesh by evening.
    • The group will disassemble here and leave with a mind full of happy memories
    • The Tour Ends Here.

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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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