Himalayas lets you venture into a few treks in winter that are as adventurous and stunning like Brahmatal. The amount of snow at the trek teases every trekker to take up the challenge. Forests coupled with impressive views of the Himalayas is a treat to the shutterbugs. Brahmatal reveals a heavenly facet in winter when the snow gently falls on it slopes. The frozen lake with the mighty Himalayan peaks overlooking it, creates a mesmerizing ambiance. The trekkers are awed by the views of summits over 7000 metres. Where else would we encounter such high peaks at such close proximity, we wonder!
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.
This trek is medium during winter and easy during summers.
This trek takes one through beautiful valleys,streams,oak trees and hushed hamlets.
This Trek is basically famous for Trekking in snow.
Brahmatal trek is recommended destination for tourists.
Range : Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Days : 6 Days
Base Camp : Lohajung
Grade : Easy to Moderate
Distance : Approx 37 kms
Max Altitude : 12500 ft
Package : Rs 7000 per person
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Day 1 : Getting to base camp-Lohajung.The transport will be arranged from Haldwani Railway Station at 5:30 am on Day 1.Haldwani is the station before Kathgodam.It is just 7 km away from kathgodam.Cost of cab per person-Rs.1100/-
Day 2 : Loharjung to Bekaltal;6.3 km,4-5 hours.
Day 3 : Bekaltal to Brahmatal;7.2 km,4-5 hours.
Day 4 : Brahmatal to Brahmatal Top and back;7.6 km,5 hours.
Day 5 : Brahmatal to Lohajung;8.6 km,6-7 hours.
Day 6 : Drive from Lohajung to Kathgodam.You will reach Kathgodam between 6 pm and 7 pm.
Please note that you will be staying at a guest house in Lohajung.The stay on all other days is in tents(3 per tent).
Brahmatal Trek : A snow-laden paradise in winter.In winter,when snow falls on the upper reaches of Uttarakhand,the remote lake of Brahmatal turns into paradise.Surrounding the lake,which incidentally is frozen,are the mighty Himalayan ranges.Summits that rise above 7,000 meters are common.No where else in our country can you see these big mountains so close-a fact trekkers should take advantage of.
Day 1 : Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung,10 hours via Almora,Kausani and Gwaldom.
The drive from the foothills of the himalayas to the basecamp Lohajung is in itself a nice prelude to the trek.With its green cover,rivers flowing bt,Deodar forests and mountain panorama,it is worth every moment of it.
Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal,4-5 hours.
The well laid stone trail,passes through rhododendron trees(in full bloom during February and March) and enters oak forest to get to Bekaltal.Bekaltal,hemmed in by the oak trees,is a sight to behold during winter when it is frozen over.
Day 3 : Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Day 4 : Brahmatal to the summit and back to Brahmatal
While ascending,look out for the magnificent Himalayan ranges on your right,especially Mt.Trishul,which is very close to you along with Nandaghunti.If the weather is being kind,you will have a magnificant view of the complete Himalayan range from this trail.
Day 5 : From Brahmatal to Lohajung
The trail takes you back to civilization.The settlements you'll see have few crops(mostly potatoes) which villagers grow for few months.You'll find the familiar man-made stone trail,which will lead you back to Lohajung.
Day 6 : From Lohajung to Kathgodam
There is lot of flexibility in bus timings on this route. Different type of buses operate on this route like A/C Sleeper (2+1), Non A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper. You have to check the availability of bus tickets for Kathgodam from city Delhi. Government and private buses run frequently between Delhi and Kathgodam.
To travel by train from Delhi to Kathgodam, check the train schedule and availability now. Board train from Delhi to Kathgodam, a journey of about 4 hours. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station.
If you prefer taking the road to reach Kathgodam from Delhi, you have to check the taxi guide. It will cost you INR 5 per kilometre, depending on the choice of your car. The toll tax should be paid separately by you.
Check availability of flights from Delhi to Kathgodam. There are direct flights available to Kathgodam from Delhi. Travel by flight takes about 1 hour. Several cab and taxi services are available outside the airport to travel from airport to other parts of Kathgodam. Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport near Kathgodam. It is about 27 kms from Pantnagar airport to Kathgodam.
A wide variety of bus operators with multiple bus types operate on this route including Volvo A/C Semi-sleeper (2+2), Volvo A/C Multi Axle Semi-sleeper (2+2), Volvo A/C -Multi Axle Semi-sleeper (2+2). Government and private buses run frequently between Dehradun and Kathgodam.
You have to check the train status, schedule, timetable and availability to reach Kathgodam from Dehradun. You will reach in 5 hours from Dehradun to Kathgodam by train. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station. Lot of interesting places come along the way Dehradun and Kathgodam like Haridwar Junction (52 kms), Najibabad Junction (121 kms), Rampur (246 kms), Rudrapur City (291 kms), Haldwani (329 kms).
Hire a taxi from Dehradun to Kathgodam to travel by road. It will cost you INR 5 per kilometre, depending on the choice of your car. The toll tax should be paid separately by you.
You have to find flights from Dehradun to Kathgodam, explore the availability and Book Flight tickets from Dehradun to Kathgodam. A number of flights fly directly between Dehradun to Kathgodam. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Kathgodam. Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport near Kathgodam. It is about 27 kms from Pantnagar airport to Kathgodam.