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.
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.
- 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
The Brahmatal trek height is 12,150 ft. it is a 22 KM trek and is a mix of steep and gradual ascent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, there will be no charging facility during trek. Advice you to carry powerbanks for phones/cameras.
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.