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Brahmatal Trek, Uttarakhand (with Transport)

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6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

30 people


English, Hindi


Group of 5+ can customise dates

Resting in the depths of the Uttarakhand Himalayas, the Brahmatal trek treats you to soaring views of some lofty mountain peaks such as Mt. Trishul, Mt Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Khamet. At an altitude of 3800 m, the Brahmatal trek is open throughout the winters when most of the other trekking routes are closed making it a perfect winter trek for beginners.
The summit offers awe-inspiring vistas of some well-known Himalayan ranges like Mount Trishul, sacred Mount Nanda Ghunti, Mount Chaukhamba, Mount Neelkanth, Mount Kamet and Mount Hathi Ghoda.

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  • Moderate level trek for beginners.
  • One of a few winter trek, with 2 Glacier Lake just at an altitude of 3180 meters, with entire trail in snow in peak winter.
  • View of the beautiful Garhwal Mountains in the distance.
  • Transport included in package.


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Day 1 : Kathgodam to Lohajung
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.

  • We will arrive in Lohajung by late afternoon

  • Check into a guesthouse for the night.
  • Day 2 : Lohajung to Bekaltal
    Day 2 : Lohajung to Bekaltal

  • After breakfast start trek.

  • On the route get magnificent views of Nandaghunti Peak.The Trek is mostly inside the jungle of Oak and Fir . The trek to Bekaltal is 8 kms and is done in 4-5 hours.

  • Overnight Stay In Tents.
  • Day 3 : Bekaltal to Khabekhal (or Brahmtal)
    Day 3 : Bekaltal to Khabekhal (or Brahmtal)

  • During Winters This Trek Is Covered With Snow. It’s A 3 To 4 Hours Journey To Bhramtaal.

  • The Trail Goes Through A Forest. There Is A Place Called Telindi Top. From This Place You Can View The Mighty Himalayan Ranges, With Peaks Over 7000 Meters.

  • A Short Walk From This Place Is The Khabekhal Lake.
  • Day 4 : Khabekhal to Bhramtaal to Daldum
    Day 4 : Khabekhal to Bhramtaal to Daldum

  • In The Morning After Breakfast, Start The Climb Towards Bhramtaal.

  • From Khabekhal To Brahmatal Top, Pass Through Chota Jhandidar And Bada Jhandidar. It Is A Trail On A Mountain Ridge With Valleys On Both Sides. You Will Take Approx 2.5 Hours To Reach Brahmatal Top.

  • On The Way, Look Out For The Magnificent Himalayan Ranges On Your Right, Especially Mt.Trishul ,Which Is Very Close To You Along With Nandaghunti. If You Are Lucky Enough And If The Sky Is Clear You Will Have A Magnificent View Of The Complete Himalayan Range From This Trail.

  • From Brahmatal Peak To Next Camp Site,Daldum, It Will Take Approx 3 Hrs To Trek.

  • From Khabekhal Campsite To Daldum Campsite, It Is Approx 2.7 Km, For Which You Will Have To Trek Through The Forest.
  • Day 5 : Brahmtal to Lohajung
    Day 5 : Brahmtal to Lohajung

  • Follow the same trail back to Lohajung.

  • Stay in the guest house.
  • Day 6 : Lohajung to Kathgodam

  • We depart towards Kathgodam early morning by road, marking the conclusion of this exhilarating trek to Brahmtal Lake.

  • In case, you want to explore the scenic beauty of Lohajung, you can take the day off and embark on a local sightseeing tour on your own.

  • In such a case, the facility and service included in the Brahmtal Trek Experience comes to end in Lohajung itself.

  • Included/Excluded

    • Group of 5+ can customise dates
    • Transport to and from Rishikesh or Kathgodam
    • Safety equipment
    • First aid
    • Oxygen cylinders
    • Stay in Tents / Homestays / Lodges on all days
    • Veg Meals only
    • Permits/ Forest fees
    • Experienced Trek Leader & Team
    • Meals during Dehardhun transport
    • Mules/Porter (₹350/day)
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips

    Additional information

    Things to Carry

      Trekking Gear

    • A rucksack with rain cover
    • A water bottle or a hydration pack
    • A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection Sunglasses
    • Clothing

    • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 1
    • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts- 1 or max 2
    • Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
    • Fleece jacket- 1
    • Full sleeves sweater- 1
    • Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
    • Woolen sock - 1 pair
    • Cotton Socks- 1 or 2 pairs
    • Undergarments - 1 for every day of trekking
    • Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
    • Woolen cap - 1
    • Sun cap or Biker Scarf for protection from sun- 1
    • Footwear

    • Proper hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) - 1 pair (no sport shoes)
    • Lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair
    • Toiletries

    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
    • Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
    • For women

    • Tampons or sanitary napkins.
    • 2-3 zip pouches to dispose of non-biodegradable waste.
    • Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
    • Utensils

    • A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
    • A plate and a spoon
    • A mug - preferably aluminum
    • Miscellaneous

    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
    • Dry fruits, energy bars
    • Mobile charging powerbank

    ATM & Mobile Network

    • Dewal has the last ATM point before your trek begins (not reliable). It's advisable to withdraw money in Kathgodam itself.
    • Idea and BSNL networks are available at the base village

    How to Reach Kathgodam:

    • By Train: The Kathgodam station is one of the main stations in the district and it is an old station. It has good connectivity to many places and these include Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40 pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30 am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark Kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey).From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey).
    • By Air: The nearest airport to Kathgodam is the Pantnagar Airport located at a distance of 32kms from Kathgodam. The airport is connected with Delhi by 4 round flights per week. Taxis are easily available from the Airport to Kathgodam.
    • By Bus: Regular buses starts from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey). Usually, buses drop you at the Haldwani bus station. From there you have to come to Kathgodham Railway Station which is 4km away.Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick up you from Kathgodham Railway Station We would suggest you take only government buses from ISBT Anand Vihar.

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
    • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
    • Cancellation less than 20 days and 10 days to the start of the trek — 25 % refund.
    • Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek :- No refund.

    Tour Advisory

    • All meals on the trek will be only veg. This is to avoid digestive issues due to stale meat at high altitudes.
    • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy & heart conditions are not eligible for the trek.
    • People with high blood pressure and higher BMI are also not eligible for the trek.
    • Children below 8 years are not allowed.


    Multi day




    What is the best time to go for Brahmatal Trek?
    As Brahmatal trek is known as a winter trek, it is best done in the months of December, January and February. However, during late March and April, the rhododendrons run a riot on this trail. Catch the sight of a variety of the red, pink, white rhododendrons during these seasons.
    How is the toilet facility at the trek?
  • Toilet facilities on all treks in Uttarakhand are dry toilet systems.

  • Process: Once you are inside the toilet tent, you find a pit. This will be very much similar to the Indian-Style of Toilets. You need to squat down and find peace. After you are done, wipe yourself with a tissue paper. Dispose of the tissue itself along with the waste and then cover all the waste with the loose mud, already available at your hands reach.
  • How is Brahmatal Trek weather?
    - Winters (December-February): This is considered to be the best season for the Brahmatal trek. During these cold winter months, daytime temperatures of Brahmatal trek range between (8°C to 15°C. At the night, the temperatures fall to around 0°C to -7°C. The temperature inside the tent is better but can still be freezing at around 10°C.

    - Summer and spring (March-October): The daytime weather of the Brahmatal trek remains cool and pleasant. Brahmatal trek temperatures vary depending on the altitude that you are at, during the trek. In lower camps, the Brahmatal trek weather is pleasant at around 10°C and higher camps at around 2°C
    What is the Brahmatal trek height?
    The Brahmatal trek height is 12,150 ft. it is a 22 KM trek and is a mix of steep and gradual ascent.

    What is the temperature of Brahmatal Trek?
    During the winter season, between the months of November and February, the temperature of Brahmatal trek remains between 8°C to 15°C during the daytime and falls to around 0°C to -7°C by night. During the summer season, between the months of March and October, the temperature of Brahmatal trek remains 10°C at the lower camps and 2°C at the higher camps.
    How difficult is Brahmatal Trek? What kind of physical fitness will be required to do Brahmatal Trek?
    The difficulty level is moderate for the Brahmatal trek and you will be covering a total distance of 22km. The Brahmatal trek difficulty level is considered as an easy to moderate trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time.

    Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.
    What clothing or equipment do we need to carry on our side during Brahmatal Trek?
    For your Brahma Tal trek, you can carry few essentials according to your requirements.

    Trek Essentials: Trekking shoes: On your Brahmatal trek you will cover a long distance and walk for long. So you need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant.

    Backpack: You will also need a good backpack with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Alos, don’t forget to take a rain cover for your back pack Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

    Clothing: Carry at least two spare pair of trek pants in case you first pant get wet. Wear one pair and carry the other pair with you. Three warm layers: During this trek you will be trekking at a high altitude so it is very important that you have proper clothes for the climatic conditions. Make sure you have three warm clothes layers to protect you from.
    Which type of shoes should I carry on Brahmatal Trek?
    For you Brahma tal trek a good trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters. You will need proper trekking shoes which are comfortable and tough. Choose trekking shoes that are flexible and have good ankle support. Also, see that they are water resistant.
    How long we have to walk each day during Brahmatal Trek?
    Each day, the average walking distance is between 5-7 kilometers. This can be completed between 5-6 hours. The gradient is easy to moderate dotted with ascending slopes and flat patches.
    How cold does it get on the Brahmatal Trek?
    During the winter months, the temperatures fall up to -5°C to -10°C in the nights. During the daytime, you will experience 0°C to 2°C. In the spring and summer months, you will experience a pleasant 10°C.
    Can we visit Brahmatal lake trek in December?
    Yes, tourists can visit Brahmatal lake trek in the month of December. The Brahmatal lake trek is, in fact, a winter trek that remains covered with thick snow in December, making for a real paradise for snow lovers.
    Is Brahmatal Trek safe?
    Brahmatal trek is one of the safest treks. Since it is a high altitude trek, one must take an adequate amount of time to get acclimatized. Pay heed to the trek leaders’ instructions and ensure basic fitness.
    What kind of food will be provided during Brahmatal trek package?
    Yes, All the meals are included in the Brahmatal Trek package so you do not have to worry about the food. The meals will be mostly vegetarian.
    Can you tell me something in detail about Brahmatal?
    Another jewel of the Himalayas which is a favourite among the trekkers around the world is the Brahmatal trek. A blend of challenges and the picturesque beauty this trek is another of the most sought off treks in the world. Nestled amidst the Himalayas and covered with blankets of snow, the Brahmatal trek proves to be challenging for a few trekkers.

    Starting at Kathgodam, this trip will take you to some of the most amazing locations and visit famous tourist spots. Trek through the oaks and fir trees and then cross the steep paths. You also get glimpses of the Garhwal Mountains in the distance on a clear day. As you walk through the upper region of Lohajung and then through the forest trail with a few more houses. It is another of the most beautiful sight you will see during your Brahmatal trek. Spend some time exploring the beauty of the region while you head out for this trek.
    Can we visit Brahmatal trek in January?
    Yes, you can visit Brahmatal lake trek in the winter month of January. In fact, January is one of the best months to plan a trek to Brahmatal. During this time of the year, you can enjoy snowfall in the trek and experience walking on the thick sheet of white snow.
    How to reach Brahmatal trek from Delhi?
  • By Air: The nearest airport is in Dehradun. You can take a flight from Delhi and reach -Dehradun. Once you are in Dehradun, you can take a train or taxi to reach Kathgodam. From here, you can take a taxi to arrive at Lohajung, which is the base camp. Your trek to Brahmatal will start from Lohajung.

  • By Rail: Two trains, the Ranikhet Express and the Uttar Sampark Kranti Express run daily to Kathgodam from Delhi. Once you are in Kathgodam, you can take a taxi to arrive at Lohajung, from where your trek to Brahmatal will start.

  • By Road: Regular buses run from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar Station to Haldwani railway station. Once you reach Haldwani railway station, you can take a taxi to reach Lohajung, which is the starting point of your Brahmatal trek.
  • Is there snow in Brahmatal in March?
    The layer of snow on the Brahmatal trek starts to melt by the month of March. The best time to experience snow here is from the winter months of December to February.
    Is there mobile charging facility during trek?
    No, there will be no charging facility during trek. Advice you to carry powerbanks for phones/cameras.
    What About drinking water?
    The Himalayas are filled with streams and rivers. This is the main source of drinking water for the trek.
    Our kitchen staff use the same water for cooking purposes as well.
    The water is clean and is perfectly healthy to consume. In fact it is much better than the chlorinated water that you get in your cities.
    We do understand that you might have concerns with the water and want to be extra careful.
    Here is what you can do.
  • You can use chlorine tablets or water purification tablets in your bottle. You can find these tabs on Amazon. Try searching for water purification tablets.

  • You can also go for a slightly more expensive but more permanent option. You can buy the life-straw bottle which ensures clean water.
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