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Brahmtal is one of the most beautiful and exciting trekking destinations located within the Himalayan ranges in the state of Uttarakhand. The amazing views of the lofty peaks that the participants get to enjoy from during this trekking trip, further enhances the thrill and excitement of the activity. The main highlight of the trek is the beautiful high altitude lake of Brahmtal, which is believed to be the meditation site of Lord Brahma. In fact Brahmtal trek is one of the most popular treks carried out within the Himalayas.

 

The trekking trail takes the participants up to a height of 12, 250 ft above sea level. The trail presents a moderate difficulty level making it suitable for people with a minimal trekking experience. The trail mostly passes through thick forests filled with conifer, cedar, fir and oak. In addition, the participants also get to enjoy mesmerizing beauty of the lush green meadows and sloping valleys each featuring a wide diversity of flora and fauna, which are quite a treat for nature lovers. The trek also presents ample challenges to keep the participants mentally and physically engaged at all times.

 

The best time to undertake the Brahmtal trek is during the winter months from December to March. During this period the entire region takes on a surreal look with the pristine white snow having formed a layer over the ground and even the trees. In addition, to enhancing the picturesque beauty of the area, the snow also enhances the adventure level of the trekking trip making it truly satisfying to the participants. Although, the trail is almost equally bewitching during the summer months, that lack of snow makes it somewhat lacking in thrill and excitement.

 

Max Altitude  :  3810 M


Approx Trekking  :  21Kms

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 : Kathgodam to Lohajung  :  Arrive in kathgodam early morning. Pickup from Kathgodam Bus Stand/Railway Station in Tata Sumo or similar vehicle. Distance from Kathgodam to Lahajung is 225 Kms & will take close to 9 hours with a few breaks on the way. The road winds trough beautiful Kumaon region. We pass though Almora & kausani. On the way you will get some spectacular views of peaks like Kamet & Panchachuli. We will arrive in Lohajung by late afternoon & check into a guesthouse for the night. In the evening you will meet you trek team. The town of Lohajung located at 2300 M is also a small mountain pass connecting Gwaldam side to Wan side of the mountain. Spend some evening time in the small market of Lohajung which by the way closes very early or enjoy a beautiful sunset from the balcony of your guest house. Dine early & break into bed for a good long nights sleep.

 

Day 2 : Lohajung to Bekaltal  :  After breakfast start trek with packed lunch. Just besides Lohajung follow the ascending human made stone trail. On the route get magnificent views of Nandaghunti Peak. The walk is mostly inside the jungle of conifer, Cedar, Oak and Fir. Bekaltal (2750 M) is a beautiful lake usually frozen in the months of January & February. The trek to Bekaltal is approximatly 8 kms & is done in 4-5 hours. The lake of Bekaltal is surrounded by oak trees & is a beautiful camping spot. We will camp here for the night.

 

Day 3 : Bekaltal to Brahmtal  :  We break camps early & start trek for Bramatal (3400M), the place where Lord Brahma is said to have meditated long ago. This forest is home to Monal, the state bird of Uttrakhand. Views of peaks like Trishul,Bithartoli & nandaghunti will keep your cameras busy today. The lake of Brahmatal is small in size & is difficult to located from a distance specially in winters when its completely frozen. We will find a camping spot by the lake & setup camps for the night. It can be very cold here in the months of winters but our camps & sleeping bags will keep us warm during the night.

 

Day 4 : Brahmtal to Brahmtal Top & Cack to Brahmatal  :  Today's is an easy day. You can choose to carry a daypack & leave your backpack in the camps as we will be returning to the same camp. We trek to the Brahmtal Top ( 3846 M) . Look out for the magnificent views of Himalayan range on your right. Two of the most prominent peaks are Mt. Trishul, Nandaghunti which look so close as if you are watching them on a theatre screen. Return to the camp.

 

Day 5 : Brahmtal to Lohajung  :  Follow the same trail back to Lohajung. Stay in the guest house.

 

Day 6 : Lohajung to Kathgodam  :  In the morning Board vehicle for the return journey to Lohajung. Reach Lohajung by evening. You are advised to book your return from Lohajung after 9 PM to have sufficient time at hand in case of any delays in the road journey.

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