Brahmatal Trek is one of the best winter treks in Uttrakhand. The Brahmatal Trek in December with the absolutely perfect Brahmatal weather shall prove to be one of your most thrilling trekking adventures. Brahmatal Lake is situated in the depths of the Himalayan regions and is a magical sight to discover. In all its grandeur, Brahmatal is one of those few trekking destinations which are well suited for a trek in the winter months of December, January, February, and March. It is not too difficult to reach the Brahmatal trek which is what makes it a fairly favorable trek for less experienced trekkers or beginners. The Brahmatal Trek is a favorite trek worldwide for the trekkers who love to trek in winters. People from all around the globe are interested to accomplish this Trek in Uttrakhand which is an asset of the magnificent Himalayas.
Brahmatal Trek in winters is carried out amidst deep snow-laden trails. The most exciting part is that snowfall is frequent which simply makes the entire trekking experience magical. Since the snow is usually freshly fallen, it is soft and perfect for your snow-ball fights. Thus, this trek turns a lot of your dreams of experiencing fun snow-ball fights, camping under the stars, camping next to lakes, trekking amidst picturesque scenic beauty; amongst others, shaping themselves into reality.
The Brahmatal Trek is full of adventurous trails and challenges. On your way, you shall walk through forests of Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Fir trees. The colossal Himalayan peaks stand out brilliantly against the clear blue skies. The lakeside camping at Bekaltal is one of the many highlights of the Brahmatal Trek. The sight of the gigantic Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti on such a low-lying trek is rare and thus, turns out to be another beautiful aspect of the Brahmatal Trek. The Brahmatal temperature is suitable for winters and quite convenient in fact, for a winter trek.
The Brahmatal Lake is such magnificent beauty amidst its natural habitat, that you shall be astounded by the sheer splendor it exudes. It remains frozen in winter and it is a sight to behold. The entire trek experience is worth remembering for a lifetime.Brahmatal Trek in winter is one of the best winter trek choices you shall make!
Brahmatal is a lake that is found deep within the Himalayan region, amidst the mighty mountain ranges and natural flora and fauna of Garhwal. The Brahmatal Altitude ascends to 12,150 ft. A sight to behold in all its snow-clad glory, Brahmatal Trek in winters is one of the few most beautiful treks in winter, throughout the world. Brahmatal is a treasure house of mythological tales. Brahmatal Lake itself receives its name from one of these stories according to which Lord Brahma meditated at this location. The base camp of Brahmatal trek – Lohagunj, is a tiny Himalayan village that is rich in culture and mythological tales. It is a delight to interact with the local people of Lohagunj and listen to ancient tales that are native to the Brahmatal Lake.
The Brahmatal temperature in winter is pretty cold but suits trekking. In the daytime, temperature in brahmatal ranges between 0°C to 2°C. At the night, the temperatures fall from around -5°C to -10°C. But it is still slightly better in the tents. The Brahmatal Trek is also traversed in summers. In the daytime, Brahmatal weather remains cool and pleasant. Brahmatal trek temperatures vary depending on the altitude that you are at, during the trek. In camps at a lower altitude, the Brahmatal trek weather is pleasant at around 10°C. At the higher camps, the Brahmatal trek temperatures can be around 2°C.
The Brahmatal Lake And Betal lake lies completely frozen in winter. It is a delight for shutterbugs. The entire trek is full of panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges and Garhwal snowline. Some of the most well-known peaks that stand brilliantly across the sky and are visible on Brahmatal trek are Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda peaks. Brahmatal Trek at such a low range is one of the rare sights from where these gigantic ranges are visible. Walking through snow-clad conifer, Cedar, Oak, and Fir Forests on the way to Brahmatal Lake is an absolute delight amongst the winter months. While trekking one can also view the serene beauty of Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal & Junargali.
The picturesque view of snow-laden trails and coniferous forests, heavenly walk through lands where clouds often descend, and the enchanting beauty of camping at lakesides and enjoying at bonfire amidst the cold months of winters; Brahmatal Trek in winters is a magical trek, straight out of dreams!
Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung
Distance covered: 225 km Drive
The journey for Brahmatal trek sets into motion from Katgodham, and therefore you arrive at Kathgodham railway station or bus stand early morning. You shall be picked up from there and once all the enthusiastic trekkers have gathered, we shall leave for Lohagunj.
Lohagunj is 225 KM away from Kathgodam and it shall be a 9-hour drive. On our way to Lohagunj we shall cross many Kumaon villages. You will witness the terraced farming of crops like potatoes, rice, local millets, and rajma. Lohagunj is located in the Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. On our way, we shall witness the mountain towns of Almora, Ranikhet, and Kausani in Kumaon. We will arrive at Lohagunj in the afternoon. Lohagunj offers itself as a small marketplace for the nearby towns of Curling, Mundoli, and Wan. During dinner time, The trek leader briefs us about what the course of the journey shall be for the next day. After this, we can tuck ourselves in our cozy beds to rest and prepare for the exciting journey which shall follow.
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Distance covered: 8 Km Trek
We will wake up and prepare ourselves to finally begin our much-awaited exciting experience. The Brahmatal Trek shall commence after a healthy breakfast. Ensure that you have packed well and are carrying water, energy bars, and other essentials that might come in handy during the trek.
We shall leave the villages behind and trek towards the oak and fir forests. You will experience the most mesmerizing view as you walk on the trail amidst rhododendrons which are heavily laden with red flowers in the months between February and April. You shall witness the towering Nandaghunti Peak.
The first segment of the Brahmatal Trek shall conclude in 4-5 hours as we reach our base camp at the magnificent Bekaltal Lake. Here, we will finally set up our tents for the night and experience the fun of lakeside camping. You shall have ample time to indulge in fun activities and with fresh snow around; go ahead make that snowman and play snow-ball fighting to your heart's delight. Shutterbugs can get the most exotic shots of the frozen lake and oak forests and nature lovers are in for a time of their lives. Dinner and Overnight stat ay Tents.
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
Distance covered: 7 Km Trek
Today on our Brahmatal Trek we shall be trekking closer to our destination. As we wake up to a perfect sunrise amidst the snow-clad peaks, we will freshen up, have our breakfasts, and resume our trek. Initially, we shall ascend on a steep trail but soon, we shall be up for an easy walk through snow-covered meadows. Once we reach the Telindi top as we pass through the Oak forests, behold the majestic beauty of the mighty Himalayas. Finally, we shall arrive at Brahmatal or Khabekhal Lake. We shall set ourselves up here!
Day 4: Khabekhal to Bhramtaal to Daldum
Distance covered: 13 Km
We wake up in the laps of a magical place that Brahmatal is. We will have our breakfast and continue our trek. Today we shall climb the top of Brahmatal. It shall be the visually pleasing view of the trek as you will be at a high altitude and will witness Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti standing tall in their entire glory. It will take almost 2-3 hours to reach the Brahmatal top. Once at the peak of this trek you will witness a breath-taking panoramic view of Chaukhambha, Mandir, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli, and mountains stretching all the way to the Panchachuli range. This is one of the major highlights of the Brahmatal Trek.
We shall be proceeding towards our next campsite which is at Daldum. The trail is almost 2.7 Km in distance and it’ll take almost 3 hours to reach our campsite. We will once again be following a trail that goes through the native forests.
Day 5: Daldum to Lohajung
Distance covered: 3 km
We have successfully covered the most exotic locations that the trek had to offer. Now, we will head for our journey back to Lohajung. The trail traversed is the same as from the one in which we came. The journey shall be covered soon and once back at Lohajung, we shall check-in at the stay arrangement made and finally relax in a proper bed! You can relish the memories made on the wonderful trek, relax and rejuvenate and wander around in the areas in the vicinity to explore the local culture.
Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam
The trek concludes on a high note and we depart for Kathgodam. You will be driven back to Kathgodam from where you shall plan to depart as per your personal arrangements. If you wish, you can spend some time exploring Kathgodam or shopping at the local markets. There are quite a few things to discover in this beautiful place as well!
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