Brahmatal Trek

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Description

Brahmatal 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 trek make it 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 insta worthy location then Brahmatal 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 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  Brahmatal trek. Solo travelers, first-timers, as well as experienced trekkers, prefer and love Brahmatak trek. The best time to visit the Bhramatal trek is during winters, more specifically during the months of November to January.

The reasons you need to check out Brahmatal trek in 2020 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

Day 1 : Drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung - 300 kms

Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal,4-5 hours.

Day 3 : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal

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

Day 5 : Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung

Day 6 : Drive from Lohajung to Rishikesh

Fixed Departures

31st Oct to 5th Nov Open {31st Oct (Saturday) 06:00 AM to 5th Nov (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

1st Nov to 6th Nov Open {1st Nov (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 6th Nov (Friday) 08:00 PM}

8th Nov to 13th Nov Open {8th Nov (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 13th Nov (Friday) 08:00 PM}

15th Nov to 20th Nov Open {15th Nov (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 20th Nov (Friday) 08:00 PM}

22nd Nov to 27th Nov Open {22nd Nov (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 27th Nov (Friday) 08:00 PM}

29th Nov to 4th Dec Open {29th Nov (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 4th Dec (Friday) 08:00 PM}

6th Dec to 11th Dec Open {6th Dec (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 11th Dec (Friday) 08:00 PM}

13th Dec to 18th Dec Open {13th Dec (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 18th Dec (Friday) 08:00 PM}

20th Dec to 25th Dec Open {20th Dec (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 25th Dec (Friday) 08:00 PM}

24th Dec to 29th Dec Open {24th Dec (Thursday) 06:00 AM to 29th Dec (Tuesday) 08:00 PM}

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

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

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

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

3rd Jan to 8th Jan Open {3rd Jan (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 8th Jan (Friday) 08:00 PM}

10th Jan to 15th Jan Open {10th Jan (Sunday) 06:00 AM to 15th Jan (Friday) 08:00 PM}

Itinerary (Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung - 300 kms

    The pickup will be arranged from Rishikesh at 6 AM and from there we will start our road journey towards Lohajung. Lohajung is around 300 km away from Rishikesh so it takes around 11-12 hours to reach the destination of the day.

    The route passes through Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag and finally to the village. As you reach near the village, the Nanda Ghunti peak gets visible. Upon reaching the village, check-in into the guest house and rest. You can also explore the market and shop for winter clothing or any trekking gear as the market has several shops. 

    Dinner and overnight stay in the guest house at Lohajung.

  • 2

    Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal,4-5 hours.

    Post breakfast, you will start the first-day trek and approach towards Bekaltal. The trek goes through the forest on a zig-zag trail. Just after walking for few meters, you will reach a village called Mandoli where you can refill your water bottles. The trail ascends gradually all the way. After walking for an hour, you will reach a point where you can see the confluence of Kali and Pindari rivers.

    If you are trekking in the months of February and March, you will see a lot of Rhododendrons on the way. Cross the bridge and walk and you will have a sight of the meadows (green or white, depending on the season). From here, it will take a maximum of one & half hour to reach the Bekaltal campsite having a pristine lake. The BekalTal (lake) shines in summers and is remains frozen during winters. You will have your camps near the lake. Enjoy the scenic campsite and the views. 

    Dinner and overnight stay in camps at the Bekaltal campsite.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal

    Enjoy the morning views on the trek. It's better that you wake up during sunrise and have a heavenly sight of sunlight while incidenting on the snowcapped Himalayan peaks. Have your breakfast and you will begin your trek towards the Brahmatal lake. The starting trail will go steep and pass through the dense bushes of Oak and Rhododendrons and will lead you to a vast meadow of Telandi.

    You will ascend gradually on the meadow and reach the highest point of it and from where the trail will start going downhill towards the lake. While approaching towards the lake, you will see a small temple having yellow flags flying above it. You will descend to the temple and continue on the trail to the lake. From there, the valleys of Nainital and Almora will be visible.

    The magnificent peaks of Trisul, Nanda Ghunti and other remarkable peaks will also be visible. The camps will be set up 500 meters away from the lake. Enjoy the piping hot tea in the evening.

    Dinner and overnight stay in the camps at Brahmatal.

  • 4

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

    Today, you will start a bit early as you will be going to visit the Brahmatal lake which is a slightly uphill climb from the campsite. The zig-zag trail will lead you to the beautiful lake. The lake shines beautifully on a sunny day. After spending time at the lake, you will head towards Brahmatal pass. You will take the trail going along the stream and walk through it.

    After crossing the meadow, head for the final ascent to the pass. The final ascent is steep and sharp and you will get tired but as you reach the top, all the tiredness will vanish by the jaw-dropping views of the mighty Himalayan peaks. After finishing the hunger of your camera, start descending towards the campsite. Evenings will be spent at the Brahmatal campsite. 

    Dinner and Overnight stay in camps at Brahmatal.

  • 5

    Day 5 : Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung

    Post breakfast, you will start the downhill trek. The downhill trail will take you back to the civilization. The trail will be the same which you took while coming up. Down hill trek will take less time as compared to uphill one. Though the distance will be longer but it will not be tiring. Reach Lohajung and rest. 

    Dinner and overnight stay in Guesthouse at Lohajung.

  • 6

    Day 6 : Drive from Lohajung to Rishikesh

    Wake up, have breakfast and board the taxi for Dehradun. You will retrace the same route and reach the capital of Uttarakhand.

    You will be dropped at Rishikesh Bus Stand. Trip Ends.

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Inclusions

Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 6 – you will be staying at guest house and camps on all days of trekking.

Transportation: To and from the base location.

Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

Support Staff: Trek Leader and Local Guide.

Trekking Equipment: you will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10 deg c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.

Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies. 

Exclusions

Food during transit to and from the base camp.

Backpack offloading charges.

Personal expenses of any kind.

Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.

Anything apart from Inclusions.

Cancellation Policy

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

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

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

 No Show . No refund.

Incase 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 even certain activities are cancelled , 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 upto 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 customer. Company will not be liable.

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

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size for Brahmatal Trek ?

Usually, we take 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.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the Brahmatal Trek ?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, 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 a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

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.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Brahmatal Trek ?

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

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

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

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

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.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

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. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

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

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

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 the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

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

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

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

Q. How can I book a Brahmatal Trek with you?

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 booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

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

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, 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.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

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

Q. Can you customize the Brahmatal Trek ?

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

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

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

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

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

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

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.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

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

Q. What will we do if it rains?

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.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

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