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Guideway to Brahmatal Trek – A memoir of Love & intense Adventure

Brahmatal is a lake fledgeling in the depths of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Winter chills make Brahmatal as one of the rare Himalayan destinations open for trekking in December, January, February, and March. The Brahmatal trail has deep and shadowy forests of oaks and rhododendrons to snow-covered meadows, lakeside camping at Bekaltal, the alpine Brahmatal lake proximity, and a snow-covered vision! The trek surmounts a closer look to peaks like Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul.

Gradually descend slopes are a perfect fit for beginners and less experienced trekkers. The major chunk of the trek is trailed in forests, hence chances of altitude sickness are limited. 

Brahmatal Winter Trek
Brahmatal Winter Trek

Brahmatal Trek 2019; travelling is one such aspect of life that blossoms the shackled life of us Metropolitan citizens. If travel can be a person then he would be my paramour! Oh, that would be an amazing tale…

Well, fantasies apart, when I decided to unravel this adventurous trek, I was filled with amazed to the adventure ahead. Let’s explore the vivid details of Brahmatal Trek – Glory of the Himalayas.

Brahmatal Tip: If you wish to see the best of Brahmatal, plan a trip in winters. you will be thrilled to see nature’s extravagant behaviour!

Let's catch glimpse of the Brahmatal Trek Odyssey

Day 1. Kathgodam to Lohajung Drive

Distance: 240 km 

Drive: 10-12 Hours

Altitude: 7, 662 ft

Day2. Lohajung to Bekaltal Trek 

Bekaltal is one of the most enchanting lakes of Garhwal region. Usually frozen in Jan. & Feb.

Trek time: 4-5 Hours

Stay: Camping

Day3. Bekaltal to Brahmatal Trek

Trek time: 6-7 hours

Stay: Camping

Day4. Brahmatal to Tilbudi

Trek time: 7-8 Hours

Stay: Camping

Day5. Tilubudi to Wan descend

Wan is a picturesque small town admist highest hilltop in Uttrakhand. Devadars own a lovely property there. Here you can have some chill with your friends. Bonfire can also be arranged here.

Trek time: 7-8 hours

Stay: Hotel

Day6. Wan to Kathgodam Drive

We will follow the same for Kathgodam as we followed on Day1

How to reach to Kathgodam?

Kathgodam Railway Station
Kathgodam Railway Station

The departure location of Brahmatal Trek is Kathgodam. From where you have to reach to Lohajung, which is approximately 240 km distance with an overall drive time of 11-12 hours.

Kathgodam is a town in Nanital district of Uttrakhand and is immediately north of Haldwani. The railway & bus connectivity is easy in Kathgodam. However, there is no airport connectivity available.

If you’re travelling from New Delhi, you will find bus & train services hassle-free. Though, it doesn’t mean you wait till the last moment. Booking prior is always helpful!

Be it any travel service provider, Trek the Himalayas or India Hikes, the Brahmatal Package is always from Kathgodam to Kathgodam.

The taxis will depart early from Kathdogam for Lohajung. So you gotta be an early bird!!

Brahmatal Trek: A Photo Story

The mere lustre of words can’t express the contentment I have collected when I completed my Trek. The reminiscences will remain with me forever. As they say – experiences never die!!

Brahmatal Trek, especially if you are doing it in winters, you have to physically fit. Not that the trek is of extreme grade, but the weather is! Weather in Brahmatal is highly unpredictable. It can shoot up to 10 to -5 degree Celcius. Keeping the body warm and hydrated is as crucial as breathing.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Winters I often recount as the best season of all times. Calm cold breeze, frost, and snow!! And if you are someone having an adventure on your mind, then Brahmatal Winter Trek 2019 is your call! . . Devadars introducing flat 30% off on Brahmtal; offer valid for a limited period only. Book now @INR 7000 only. Meals, Accommodation, and Trek Guides included. . . Trek Itinerary: Day 1 Kathgodam to Lohajung (drive 240 km) Day 2 Lohajung to Bekaltal (8km trek) Day 3 Bekaltal to Brahmatal ( 6km trek) Day 4 Brahmatal to Tilbudi (6km trek) Day 5 Tilbudi to Wan ( 8km trek) Day 6 Wan to Kathgodam (245km drive) . #brahmatal #brahmatalTrek #thrill #travel #peace #wanderlust #photography #nature #traveling #photooftheday #travelling #instagood #ig #vacation #traveler #trip #wintertrek #traveller #holiday #explore #love #adventure #landscape #hiking #trekking #himalayas #Uttrakhand #bhfyp #indiatreks Click the link in the bio to learn more!

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A positive state of mind can make us realize the serenity of our earthly existence. As beautifully said by Sri Sri Paramhans Yogananda Ji:

God manifests motion in creation. Man has developed legs and feet because of the urge to express motions. The toes are materializations of the five rays of energy.

Let’s begin soul hunting in this wander land!

DAY 1 Kathgodam – Lohajung

Miles to go before I sleep! – Robert Frost

One of my favourite line of all times and my whatsapp status as well! Well this sums up the Day 1. As I reach Kathgodam Railway Station, Devadars taxi was to be seen waiting there already. There were other fellow participants as well who all are maintaining the decorum like me but having a storm inside. After a formal introduction we all were seated in the Innova for Lohajung. About 7:30 am or so we all left for Lohajung.

Indeed it was a long drive with alluring views all the way. The majestic Uttrakhand was like a feast for my eyes. Several known places such as Pindar river, Bhimtal lake, Almora, Kausani, and Dhewal crossed our way to Lohajung. 

The journey was long, the roads were narrower with steep cuts, the vitality was persuasive for soul. There were breaks during the drive for Breakfast, Lunch, and munching. We all reach Lohajung at 8 pm. 

I bombarded myself on the bed then freshen up myself for dinner, hosted by Devadars.

Thereafter we all were introduced to our Trek Lead – Nareem. A cordial yet mindful inhabitant of the Uttrakhand. He gave us a short introduction of our upcoming four days. DO’s and DONT’s, Medical tips, Trekking guidelines, and some horror stories!

Blink Blink Blink Sleep!!!

DAY 2 Lohajung to Bekaltal

Lohajung sounds a bit uncanny no? Sort of Iron fight! My inquisitive mind enquired why is it called as Lohajung? So here came the reply- “Lohajung, as the locals say, according to Hindu mythology, is the place where Goddess Parvati had a war (Jung) with the demon, Lohasur. Hence, the name was chosen as Lohajung. 

Day 2 morning was in the lap of nature and we all woke up early to start our day. By 7 am we all freshened up ourselves, had our breakfast. Our trail continued. We all were 15 participants accompanied by 1 trained trek leader – Nareem, 1 local trek guide, 1 cook & 1 helper. The trek was managed in such a way that if one leader is leading the trek, so another one is playing it’s role in the last, so that participants who are walking slowly does not get left behind. 

We have to trek 6km to reach our Camping location. As I said earlier weahter is unpredictable here – it started to snow after we travelled for 1 km. We all wore our raincoats and marched with full enthusiast to reach Bekaltal Basecamp. The snow chilled the weather and it was become extremely cold at Bekaltal. Cold night was unbearable to handle indeed!

DAY3 Bekaltal to Brahmatal Basecamp
Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal Trek

The next morning we became an early bird and woke up at 6 am. Snow can be seen over our tents! Told ya the place give you chills inside out, but worth experiencing! I have given myself the rest that I will be requiring for today. So our trail began. It was clear that today’s trek is going to be in snow only. It is white everywhere as long as I see.

Mobile networks are already gone and we are back to making friends the way we used to do in childhood. Sharing stories, experiences, jokes – a family reunited! Trek leaders also kept a great interest and share their sordid details of the treks as well.

Crisscrossing in the snow, we finally managed to reach our paramount Brahmatal Basecamp. I took a deep breath, stroll around a bit, and immersed inside myself. It felt great!

DAY4 Brahmatal Basecamp to Tilbudi
Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal Trek

Today was the day of the summit. We loaded necessities in our backpack, leaving access in our tents and marched. Due to snow, the path was slippery and we have to make each step very cautiously. The thrill to reach the summit was unbeatable. Without a sigh of tiredness, I walk and walk. The route was so scenic as if I am living a Bollywood dream song.

The snow made the last 1km trek very difficult, it became a do or die situation. The path became narrower. However, the guidance of trek leader kept all of us going. We all reached the summit at the decided time. The contentment felt boosted the spirit so high!

DAY5 Tilbudi to Wan

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Snaps of our beautiful Guest House in Wan. Which serves as the base camp for the Roopkund trek. We have dormitories for groups + a lush green lawn space for you to pitch your tents. We have the best nutritious meals to keep you healthy and light during your treks. . . . . . #himalayanpictures #himalayasin #himgeo #himalayangeographic #himalayasarecalling #highhillshimalayan #instahimachal #highonhimalayas #travelrealindia #travelmilitia #travelgram #_travelersofindia #nomadsofindia #mypixeldiary #oph #indianphotography #portraitsofficial #artofvisuals #instagood #instalike #travelinfluencer #india #tripotocommunity #thehimalayanlife @uttarakhandheaven.in @beautifuluttarakhand @himalayasarecalling @greathimalayantrails

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After spending chilling nights in camps, it was the team to feast ourselves. So we descend for Wan. Wan is a beautiful town situated on a hilltop. It is also the last village en route Bedni Bugyal. Pasture valley comes across the way to Wan as we descend, where we can see locals taking our their animals for grazing.

Wan, Uttrakhand in Winters
Wan, Uttrakhand in Winters

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful property of Devadars. Bonfire lit up in the night accompanied by guitar and ghost stories! It was an impeccable journey!

Wan, Uttrakhand in Summers
Wan, Uttrakhand in Summers
DAY6 Wan to Kathgodam

Dasvidaniya moment! Full of exotic memories I bid goodbye to Brahmatal. Following the same route we all were headed to kathgodam.

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