Brahmatal Winter Trek
Brahmatal Winter Trek

Brahmatal Winter Trek in Uttarakhand

Brahmatal - A Lake where Brahma is used to meditate as per the mythology. It is one of the high-altitude lakes situated at an altitude of 12,250Ft in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

It is an ideal choice for beginners and less experienced trekkers as the majority of the trek continue under the forest cover reducing the chances of high altitude sickness.
The spectacular views of  Himalayan ranges like Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda peak from the trail are one of the many reasons for doing this trek

The Brahmatal trek takes one through beautiful valleys, hushed hamlets, streams, and conifers, and oak forests. In winter, the region is covered in a sheath of snow and offered an unparalleled Himalayan view.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Dehradun Airport to Lohajung
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal 
Day 4: Brahmatal Basecamp to Lohajung via peak summit
Day 5: Lohajung to Rishikesh / Dehradun Airport

Day 1 : Dehradun to Lohajung

  • Report at Dehradun airport by 7 AM and start your journey towards Lohajung.
  • It will take around 10Hours to reach the base village. The first few hours of drive runs parallel to the River Ganga & Alaknanda, And then along mountain roads, through forests.
  • Mesmerizing Nanda Ghuti comes into sight once you enter Lohajung.
  • Check-in to the hotel have dinner and rest.
  • Distance: 280 KM || 10 to 12 Hrs
  • Altitude: Dehradun (2,087 ft) to Lohajung (7,600 ft)
  • Stay: Lohajung (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 2 : Lohajung to Bekaltal

  • After having breakfast we will head towards Bekaltal.
  • We will walk through a path between the tall oak trees & Rhododendron trees on both sides to reach Bekal Tal. You will find beautiful flowers of Rhododendron in the months of Feb & March.
  • We will ascend gradually through forests, well-defined trails and reach Belaktal.
  • Belaktal is surrounded by oak trees & rhododendrons perfect spot for spending the night. The lake is usually frozen in winters.
  • Trek Distance: 6 KM || 4 to 5 Hrs
  • Altitude: Lohajung  (7,600 ft) to Bekaltal (9,690 ft)
  • Stay: Belaktal (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 3 : Belaktal to Brahmatal Lake

  • After breakfast, we will ascend through a thick forest of Oak trees and rhododendrons trees for quite some time and then
    enter into the Telandi meadows. Here you can see panorama views of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti.
  • These meadows continue till the Jhandi Top - of 11,500Ft. spend some time at this point by capturing panoramic views of the Himalayas in your cameras.
  • Start Descending towards Brahmatal lake and stay for the night.
  • Trek Distance: 5 KM || 4 to 5 Hrs
  • Altitude: Altitude: Bekaltal (9,690 ft) to Brahmatal Lake (10,450Ft)
  • Stay: Brahmatal Lake (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 4: Brahmatal Basecamp to Lohajung via peak summit

  • Start very early in the morning so that we can witness peaks before the clouds come in.
  • Reach Brahmatal lake the same way you came before the day. Oak and Rhododendron in the early mornings have their own charm.
  • Brahmatal Lake in the mornings is very beautiful reflecting the trees around and shines in blue color when the sun hits the water. 
    Spend some time at the lake and immerse yourself in its beauty.
  • From Brahmatal lake start ascending after a couple of ridges and meadows, you will reach the top of Brahmatal.
    From here you can see the two giant mountains so close - Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti.
  • After spending some time and taking pictures we will head towards our campsite.
  • Today marks our magnificent trek. We will start descending through the same trail which we used to reach Brahmatal.
  • Reach Lohajung and check in the hotel.
  • Distance: 6 KM || 6 - 7 Hrs
  • Altitude: Brahmatal Lake (10,450Ft) to Brahmatal Pass (12,500 Ft) to Brahmatal Lake (10,450Ft)
  • Stay: Brahmatal Lake (Homestay - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 5 : Lohajung to Dehradun

  • Depart from Lohajung.
  • Distance: 280 KM || 10 to 12 Hrs
  • Altitude: Lohajung (7,600 ft) to Dehradun (2,087 ft)
  • We will reach Dehradun airport by 8 PM.
  • You can plan your journey as per that. (For people who opted only for the trek)

Note: Stay will be provided by GoAdventure for the people who opted for rafting.
Stay: Rishikesh (Homestay - 3 or 4 sharing)

Note: If you're not opting for rafting, we will drop you at Dehradun airport/railway station by 4 PM. You can plan the return journey accordingly.

Day 6: (Add-on)

  • Our Rafting instructor will be present at the hotel by 9 AM
  • Head towards the Rafting area which is beside the Hotel
  • After briefing about the River Rafting our instructors will start the activity.
  • We will complete the rafting activity before 1 PM.
  • Get back to the hotel and check out by 2 PM.
  • We will be dropping you at the airport by 4 PM.

Rafting add-on Includes:

Rafting of 16 KM 
Cliff jumping
GoPro shoot
Pick up & Drop from Hotel to Airport
Day 6 stay in Hotel

Basic Essentials

  • Day Bag(20-30 liter) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • BackPack(50-60 liter) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits, and nuts

Clothing Essentials

  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner-wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels

Protect Your Head

  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava

Personal Utilities

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizerx

  • Transportation (Dehradun to Dehradun)
  • Food: Day-1 Dinner to Day-6 Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Four Nights Camping during the trek on Sharing Basis
  • Tents, Mattresses, and Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Trek Leader & Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Support team
  • Cook
  • Helpers
  • Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
  • Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
For people who've opted for River Rafting:
  • Rafting of 16 KM in Ganga river
  • Cliff jumping
  • GoPro shoot
  • Pick up & Drop from Hotel
  • Day 6 stay in Homestay
  • River Rafting:
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • GST (5%)

Rental Gear: We also offer trekking gear on rental. 
PDF: Click here (These are the prices for the entire trek)
Booking form: Rental products (Click here)

  • Winter Jacket (-5 degrees) - Rs.  500
  • Trekking pole  - Rs. 200
  • Poncho   - Rs. 200
  • Gloves - Rs. 200
  • Gaiters - Rs. 200
  • Crampons  - Rs. 400
  • Head torch - Rs. 150
  • Trekking Shoe - Rs. 500
  • Gopro - Rs. 2500
  • Trek pant - Rs. 400

By Air:
Nearest airport: Dehradun. 
Dehradun airport is connected to most of the metro cities in India. GoAdventure vehicle will pick you up from the airport itself. If you come at different timings, there are few hotels availbale nearby

By Rail:
The nearest railway stations are Dehradun or Haridwar. GoAdventure regular pick up is from Dehradun railway station. You can also take a connecting train from Haridwar to Dehradun

By road:
Delhi to Dehradun/Rishikesh: there are many bus services available. (AC, Non AC, Sleeper & Semi sleeper)

Cost-effective: You can take a flight to Delhi. Delhi to Dehradun a connecting train.

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