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Brahmatal Trek

The winter trek that goes to an Serene Alpine lake

One of the top moments of a Himalayan trek is when you trek to an alpine lake.

In the winter Brahmatal trek take you to an alpine lake, you also you can camp near it. Trek to such a lake in winter is what makes the Brahmatal trek special.

When you stand beside the frozen lake at Brahmatal, you are already at around 12,000 feet. This setting is magnificent. The lake is in a crater, the waters crystal clear, a shrine sits beside the lake, a alone tree standing on the far bank. And just beyond the lake you are looking at two of the most beautiful mountains of our country — Mt Trishul and Mt Nandaghunti.

If the snow is not too much, we can camp just beyond the lake. The experience of camping in such a setting is in itself an experience.

Bekaltal, another lake trekkers fall in love with. Lower down, surrounded by thick forests and enchanting folklore, Bekaltal, too, is a wondrous sight. On treks we really do not find such big lakes inside forests.

The forest walks on this trek over a carpet of snow are one of the best that we have. You can see a distance through the forest, with snow hanging heavy on the boughs of the trees.

Also, each campsite on this trek is special.

Brahmatal is a new offbeat trek in India. Yet, within a few years it has become very popular.

If you want to avoid the crowd though, do the trek in January, February and March. The snow is better than in December minus the crowd on the trail.

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 12,200 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 24 Kms.

How to Reach

By Air :-

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.


By Train :-
An excellent rail network connects Haridwar/Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai- Dehradun express (12687)


By Bus :-
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Rishikesh, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.

We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate.

Usually buses drop you at Rishikesh bus station.

Our vehicles will pick-up you according to your choice of Location Lohajung/Kathgodam.

Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek

You will reach Lohajung by 6:00 pm

Food on First day of Travel till Lohajung is not included in the trek cost

Trek /Tour fee Payment:
The fee can be paid by online by payment gateway/UPI Transfer. When your transfer is done, please share us a Snapshot of Transaction ID with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently on what’s app/mail.

 Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
  • All applicable refunds will be done in original payment mode used to made payment.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • This is a non transferable voucher
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email. In such case alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.


It is always advised to offload your backpack at the base camp or base village and carry only the essentials with you to trek. Keep your baggage to a minimum, otherwise, your body will start rebelling within the very first hour of the trek.


Day 1-Arrival at Lohajung from Kathgodam ( Four Wheeler)

Lohajung, located in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal Himalayas, is 86 km from Karnaprayag. Expect to reach Lohajung by late evening around 8-9pm.

You will spend the night in village Homestay/Hotel.


Day 2-From Lohajung to Bekaltal (Height 7,662 feet to 9,690 feet | Distance 6 KM)

We begin from Lohajung at 9 AM. The trek starts on a well-paved stone trail that heads into the forest. The Nanda Ghunti Peak can be spotted right from the beginning of the trek.

After a short walk through the woods, you will come across Mandoli village tucked in to the colossal mountain ranges on your left. The trail ascends gradually in long, serpentine curves from here. Higher up, you will be able to spot the Kali Valley which is the confluence of the Kali and Pindari rivers.

Beyond this point, the trail mostly runs through dense forests of conifer, Cedar, Oak and Fir allowing little sunlight in. There are also Rhododendrons in this region. They bloom during late winter and early spring season and cover the trail in pretty colors of orange and red. During the winter months, these paths are covered with pristine white snow and no flower blossoms.

The next landmark from here is a 10 m wooden bridge running over a stream where you can refill your bottles. Crossing the bridge, you will reach Begum that makes for an excellent resting point overlooking the expansive Navali and Bagdi Bugyals.

This region carries a woody scent and is surrounded by umber-brown Oak and Rhododendron forests. After setting up the camps, try spotting some of the birds around like Himalayan Woodpecker, Asian Barred Owlet and Blue-fronted Redstart amongst others. You will encounter snow from late December till Early March at this campsite dropping the temperature considerably.

You will catch the first glimpse of Mt. Trishul through the towering trees here. At a 2 hour hike away, lays the Bekaltal lake lined with Oak trees all around.

The color of the water is mud-brown indicating a high amount of dissolved organic matter. During the peak winter months, the lake is likely to be frozen. You can spend some time here immersing in the profound silence of this setting. Rejoice in the seclusion and silence of the campsite.


Day 3- From Bekaltal to Brahmatal.( Height 9,690 feet to 10,450 feet | Distance 7 KM)

The trail dives straight into dense Oak and Rhododendron forests with a steep incline for the next hour. As you walk higher, you will see an idyllic view of the Bekaltal Lake retreating slowly below. The canopy of the forests is almost impenetrable, keeping most of the sunlight out. This allows patches of snow to sustain on the trails even in early spring season.

After sometime, the forest opens up to a spectacular meadow, called Talindi Top which offers some phenomenal views of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti. A km from here is the Jhandi top that sets a stunning vantage point surpassing the views offered earlier at Talindi Top. With the skies wide open and several layers of jewel-blue mountains decked one over the other, the spectacle is absolutely surreal to behold.

Jhandi Top is the highest point on the ridge. The trail begins to descend beyond this point. The Brahmatal campsite is only 1.5 km of a downhill trek on the ridge from here.

After you reach the campsite, you can visit the Brahmatal Lake which is only 500m from the campsite. The Brahmatal lake is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma meditated long ago. This lake is completely frozen during winter season and is a marvel to behold.

One can go out and explore the beautiful photography options available at this place. Be prepared for subzero temperatures that could fall even below -7 degree Celsius during peak winter nights. No water points, it’s advisable to carry at least 2 liters of water


Day 4-Brahmatal to Tilbudi via Brahmatal Pass. ( Height 10,450 feet to 11,250 feet, via 12,200 ft. | Distance 7 KM)

There will be Moderate level of ascent till Brahmaltal pass (few slops have steep ascent). After Pass, there is all descent till Tilbudi camp site. Remember No water points, it’s advisable to carry at least 2 liters of water.

You will witness Rhododendron and oak Forest on your way. From here you can watch 360 degree of view from summit. First 180 degree angle covers Chaukhambha, Mandir, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli all the way to the Panchachuli ranges, rest is Shivalik himalayas.


Day 5- Tilbudi to Lohaung via Wan . ( Height 11,250 feet to 7,650 feet, via 8,00 feet | Distance 4 KM)

This part of Trek is Gradual and steep mixed descent. You will find one spot to refill your water bottles

Walking stick and knee cap will help a lot.

You will dropped to Lohajung via Four Wheeler.

Lohajung to Lohajung Trek Package conclude here.


Day 6-Lohajung to Kathgodam. ( Distance 210 KM)

Trek Conclude at Lohajung. If you Opted for Kathgodam to Kathgodam Package, our vehicle will drop you till Kathgodam.

Your trek fee includes

  • 1. Accommodation – Stay from Day 1 to Day 6 (Lohajung to Tilbudi/Lohajung). ( Homestay/ Hotel/Tent sharing basis).
  • 2. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days.
  • 3. Transport -Lohajung Pick up and drop(Inclusive). For Kathgodam Pick up and drop Cost extra.
  • 4. Camping charges – All camping charges are included.
  • 5. Experienced Guide.
  • 6. Trekking equipment – Sanitised Tents, sleeping bags, Sleeping mats, Crampons & Gaiters (if required).
  • 7. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, will be available at campsite to deal with emergencies.
  • 8. Helper Staff.
  • 9. Sanitary – Dry-toilet with camp on trek, Sanitizer, Handwash.
  • 10. Free Parking for Private Vehicle.

Your trek fee does not include

  • 1. Meals – For Non-Veg food prior intimation will be required on pay basis.(4 days prior to trek booking intimation required)
  • 2. Backpack offloading charges.
  • 3. Anything apart from inclusions.
  • 4. Any kind of personal expenses.
  • 5. Any kind of Insurance.
  • 6. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • 7. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
  • 8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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