Around 12150 feet above the sea level into the Paramount Himalayas lies the most enchanting treks – the Brahmatal (tal- a lake) trek among the list of top popular treks Brahmatal is the greatest winter treks with the beautiful views of snow-covered peaks, glacial lakes which are feast to eyes for trekkers as well as nature lovers.
Along with the beauty it encompasses in the belief that Lord Brahma used to meditate in the laps of the Himalayas and the serenity and calmness of nature make this trek more attracting.
Brahmatal Trek being the most favorable winter Trek for the adventure seeker, comes with the package comprising challenges but picturesque landscapes and the snow covered slopes of Himalayas brings the motivation to overcome these mere challenges with zeal and zest. Apart from reaching the Zenith of brahmatal, the journey itself as a whole has a lot many things to offer.
Beautiful tall forest of Alpines, oak and some of the rare, yet beautiful flora and fauna, some famous magnificent views of mountain ranges like Nanda Gunti Mount Trishul will only add beautiful colors to your snowy winter Trek’s picture.
Brahmatal Trek usually is of six-day duration which follows a brief itinerary as mentioned:
- DAY 1: KATHGODAM TO LOHAJUNG
- DAY 2: LOHAAJUNG TO BBEKALTAL
- DAY 3: BEKALTAL TO BRAHMATAL
- DAY 4: BRAMATAL TO THE SUMMIT(BRAHAMATAL PEAK)
- DAY 5: BRAHMATAL TO LOHAJUNG RETURN
- DAY 6: LOHAJUNG TO KATHGODAM
- TREKKING DISTANCE: 25 km(approx.)
- BEST TIME: winter
- DURATION: 6 days
- BASE CAMP: Lohajung
- REGION: Himalayas
- MAX. ALTITUDE: 12150 ft.
Read Also: Best Treks in Uttarakhand
DAY 1: KATHGODAM TO LOHAJUNG
Lohajung which is around 225 km from kathgodam would serve as the base camp for the trek. As you arrive at Kathgodam there would be around 7-9 hrs journey to Loha Jung.
On reaching Loha Jung camp one can get the glimpse of the nature’s surreal beauty you will going to you encounter in the upcoming days of the trek. You will be staying there for a day, meanwhile, you can engage with the locals/ villagers to get an essence of this beautiful camp and the life if it entails in the mountains.
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekal Tal
You will start your trek from Loha Jung to Bekal Tal and as you climb towards higher altitude you will be stunned but the magnificent views of nanda-ghunti peak and beautiful Kail valley around.
Trekk would take 4 to 5 hours covering approximately 8kms to bekaltal. On reaching there you can take some rest and energize yourself for yet another amazing day coming to your way.
Day 3: Bekal Tal to brahmatal
Get ready to experience the richness of flora and fauna amidst nature serene view, as the trail begins through steep trekking path into the oak and fir forests leading to brahmatal, you can explore the near-about and enjoy the local environ.
Day 4: Brahmatal to the Summit and return
After forest Pathways now you will be enduring some tricky uneven trek and not surprisingly, on reaching the Summit you will be mesmerized by the panoramic beauty of Mighty Himalayas and some other mountain ridges like Neelkanth, Neelgiri Mt.Trishul)stretched throughout and the valley to your left to right.
Just enjoy this captivating landscape pictures live in front of your eyes and admire the beauty of nature.
Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung
On the fifth day, the descent from Brahmtal to Lohajung would take nearly 7-8 hrs while treading back to the base camp, you will encounter varied pathways through forest area, small villages stone-laid trek trail, which gives you an overall, wholesome experiences of this trekk, one final time including challenges funs, beautiful sightseeing and above all, it will take you a step closer to nature as well as to oneself.
DAY 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam
The final day of an amazing adventurous trekking trail from Lohajung to Kathgodam through this alluring Brahmatal trek would end with you return journey but will definitely fill you with maosaic of enchanting and beautiful memories.
So, get ready to live-through the beauty of the majestic Himalayas snow-covered, stretched across, surrounds the divine valleys, frozen lakes and the forests thus creating a gripping ambiance and surely will embrace this marvelous brahmatal trek throughout your life.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TREKK
1) WINTER TREKK: Though challenging but adventurous and mesmerizing beauty will make you overcome these challenges.
2) Witness small hamlets and life existing in these mountain trails by interacting with locals during your trek.
3) Enjoy the panoramic view from the summit, camping, and bonfire with trek mates.
4) Experiencing and admire rich and varied flora and fauna during the trek through Oak, Fir, Rhododendron forests.
5)Brahmatal is a lake, amidst the mountain ridges, forests and the Great Himalayas, where according to mythology, it is believed that Lord Brahma meditated.