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Brahmatal Trek 2019, Uttrakhand

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6D 5N
Availability : Nov. - Dec. 2019; refer dates section
Kathgodam
Brahmatal
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 20

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Difficulty Level:
Moderate
Available Dates

November

8 Nov. – 13 Nov. (Open)
15 Nov. – 20 Nov. (Open)
22 Nov. – 27 Nov.(Open)
29 Nov. – 3 Dec.(Open)

December

06 Dec. – 11 Dec. (Open)
13 Dec. – 18 Dec. (Open)
20 Dec. – 25 Dec. (Open)
21 Dec. – 26 Dec. (Filling Fast)
22 Dec. – 27 Dec. (Filling Fast)
24 Dec. – 29 Dec. (Open)
26 Dec. – 31 Dec. (Open)
27 Dec. – 01 Jan. (Open)
28 Dec. – 02 Jan. (Open)
29 Dec. – 03 Jan. (Open)
30 Dec. – 04 Jan. (Open)
30 Dec. – 05 Jan. (Open)

Trek Summary

Region: Uttarakhand
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Grade: Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude: 12,200 Ft.
Trekking Km: 24 Kms.
Trail Type: Back and Forth. The trek starts and ends at Lohajung
Railway Station: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to the base camp
Road : Kathgodam is well connected to Delhi
Base Camp: Lohajung
Best Season: Mid November to March
Snow: Mid December to Mid March.
Services from: Kathgodam to Kathgodam
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
Stay: Guest house, Camping

Please note the trek price excludes 5% GST

2019 - Best Winter Treks in India

Brahmatal Trek, Uttrakhand

Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal trek ranks as one of the most visited treks of India & is quite famous because of snow-covered alleys. For an enthusiastic trekker, nothing can serve better than Brahmatal trek this winter. Amidst the snow, high altitude alpine lake is tucked in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. But despite this scenic landscape this trek is comparatively moderate & an easy go.

What makes Brahmatal different from other treks is that on this trek, a traveller has high chances of seeing huge peaks from extremely close quarters. The best thing about this trek is you get the chance to camp by the side of two distinct lakes-Bekal Tal and Brahmatal. 

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.

Your way to Brahmatal!

If you’re aiming to see the best of Brahmatal Trek, then winter season is your go-call! However, the trek is of fairly moderate grade, but due to snow, it becomes difficult at times.

Despite it, it is worth doing. Snow-capped mountain view is breathtaking. Chilling winds give you the shiver that goes down the spine and is something which you can only experience here – thanks to the unpredictable behaviour of the mother nature.

Experiences you will take from here is eternal, tell’ ya!

Discover the joy of life with Devadars Brahmatal trek.

When the soul meets the serenity of nature, that’s when the captivated aspiration of life ignites like a sun shining high.

So, let’s fall in the lap of nature with Devadars Brahmatal trek. The major chunk of the trek is trailed in forests, hence chances of altitude sickness are limited. 

Read more about the exhilarating experience of the trekkers, check our Guest blog shared by an enthusiast traveller.

Departure & Return Location

Kathgodam, Uttrakhand

Departure Time

The taxi will depart from the Kathgodam Railway Station at 7 am. Requesting the trekkers to arrive half an hour prior.

Mandatory Documents

1 Passport Size Photographs

Medical Certificate

Disclaimer Document

One Government Id Proof (Aadhar/Voter ID/Driving License)

 

Transportation Details from Kathgodam to Lohajung

SUV

Bolero/Sumo – INR 5500 (7 seats)
Innova- 9000 (7 seats)

Tempo Traveller

INR 9000 (11 seats)

Swift Dzire

INR 5500 (4 seats)

*The contact details of the driver along with the registration number of the vehilcle will be shared one day prior to all the trekkers via mail and text message by the Devadars Team. 

Please note that the transportation cost will be shared among the trekkers equally. The transportation sumtotal amount has to be given to the vehicle driver only.

Brahmatal Trek Itinerary

Day 1Kathgodam to Lohajung (drive 240 km)

On the very first day, Devadars voyagers will board on vehicles for the long uphill drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung, which will cover approximately 245 km, thus, in turn, land us at our kickstarting location, from where actual trekking will start. This drive for some might feel the longest, but it’s worth!

Picturesque mountain view, Garhwal mountains and the chanting rivers accompany us up to the mountain, and it’s rewarding enough, ain’t it?

In the time between, there is little escape where you can spend some time in the small flea markets and local spots of the area or just maybe just enjoy the beautiful sunset view.

Expected drive time: 11-12 hours Estimate Altitude: 7,662 ft Water sources: Carry at least 2-litre water bottle. Refill service is available at the starting point/in-between stops.

Overnight stay will be in the Hotel.

Day 2Lohajung to Bekaltal (8km trek)

Coming to our second-day destination Bekaltal. Bekaltal is a very popular and beautiful lake in the Garhwal region but is usually frozen in January & February. This lake is fully surrounded by green & dark oak tree forests and is an ultimate camping spot. Overnight stay for the second day is maintained in tents by Devadars.

Expected Trek time: 4-5 hours Estimate Altitude: 9,690 ft Water sources: No water points, Make sure you carry 2 litres of water from the camp before hitting off.

Overnight stay will be in camps.

Day 3Bekaltal to Brahmatal ( 6km trek)

On the third day of our trek, here hold your breath, to encounter the most scenic day from the entire trek. The main spotlight of the Brahmatal trek is the high altitude ranges and entirely frozen Brahmatal lake. One of the major astonishing factor associated with this place is that this is believed to be the meditation point of Lord Brahma (a Hindu deity).

Heads Up: Brahmatal lake is situated at an altitude of 3,400 m. The trek is fairly easy with a gradual descent.

Camps for an overnight stay will be set up by Devadards Voyagers. Now is the time to intake all that you have seen the entire day in your body, mind & soul, to rest a bit, to sit by the side of Brahmatal lake a bit, to rest and relax your muscle for the upcoming day.

Expected Trek time: 6-7 hours Estimate Altitude: 10,450 ft Water sources: No water points, Make sure you carry 2 litres of water from the camp before hitting off.

Overnight stay will be in camps.

Day 4Brahmatal to Tilbudi (6km trek)

The fourth day of Brahmatal trek is comparatively easier companies by the breathtaking view. On this day Devadars voyagers will march towards Tilbudi from Brahmatal. The entire route of the fourth day as mentioned above has a moderate ascent to the ridge followed by a flat walk and then a steep descent passing by the Rhododendron and oak forest.

On this day of trekking, 4 to 6 hours is occupied in trekking solely to cover the 6km route. Once we attain the top-notch height of this day, nature is readily looking at us with open arms. From this point, we can capture the entire Himalayan range and keep it in a nutshell of our brain like a photographic memory imprinted forever. Peaks of a single spot like Haukhambha, Mandi, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli can be adored from this point. From here onwards, you can have your own time and capture the moments and keep’em alive in your photographic slate.

Expected Trek time: 7-8 hours Estimate Altitude: 10,450 ft to 11,250 ft. Water sources: No water points, Make sure you carry 2 litres of water from the camp before hitting off.

Overnight stay will be in camps.

Day 5Tilbudi to Wan ( 8km trek)

On the fifth day, Devadar Voyagers begin the descent to Wan right after a delicious breakfast. The trail goes through thick oak and rhododendron forests once again. The downside trek is going to be gradual and steep with mixed descent trails. From this point of downside arrow, you can easily catch amazing views of Himalayan range on your right. Later on the same trail, the compact rural household will steal the glare, making it a moment of lifetime joy.

This will be the perfect day for loose walks or photography fellas!

Expected Trek time: 7-8 hours Estimate Altitude: 11,250 ft. to 7,650 ft Water sources: yes, you can find a water spot on the way to refill your water bottles.

Overnight stay will be in the Hotel.

Day 6Wan to Kathgodam (245km drive)

This is the ultimate time after sharing a brief moment of exhilaration, the time to bid adieu. Take a deep breath and say goodbye to the beautiful Himalayan range by saying I will be back here soon.

As soon as we all stacked up with breakfast, getting ready for the long drive for approx 11-12 hours (245km drive) is the next thing to do. Today, we will go back to the very beginning point of Kathgodam and follow the same trail.

Price Includes
  • 2 Nights Guesthouse Stay (base camp)
  • Forest Permits
  • 3 Major Delicious Veg. Meals in a Day
  • Morning Tea & Evening Tea
  • Evening Snacks
  • 1 Energy Packet
  • Sleeping bags
  • Alpine Tent - Sharing basis (3 Persons) / Dual Sharing
  • Toilet Tent
  • Dine-in Tent
  • Solar Lights for Tent
  • Crampons/Snow Cleats
  • Bonfire
Price Excludes
  • Personal Luggage Carrying Cost During the Trek
  • Transportation from Kathgodam to Kathgodam; refer Transportation details for price breakdown
  • Personal Expense made by Trekker
Network Connectivity
  • Strongest N/w Available: Airtel
  • Available N/w: Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone
  • Wifi Available: No

*The network will only be limited to Lohajung and Wan. Thereafter, during the trek you may have the connectivity as per your service provider (Airtel catches the major network while trekking).

To be carried by all trekkers

Trek Essentials

Basics
  • Back Pack with Rain Cover: 50 – 60 Ltr. with comfortable strap and back support Trekking pole
  • LED torch: Mandatory
  • Two water bottles: 1 litre each
Clothes
  • Thermal inners (upper and lower)
  • T-shirts: 2 Pair of full sleeve and collared t-shirts
  • Woolen layer- 2 Pair
  • Jacket: 1 pair wind & waterproof
  • Track pants: 3 Pair
  • Poncho: 1 Pair
Accessories
  • Sunglasses: Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  • Woolen Cap or Sun Cap
  • Woollen layer- 2 Pair
  • Synthetic Hand Gloves: One pair of woollen gloves and should be water-proof
  • Balaclava: one pair of Balaclava
  • Neck-gaiters
Footwear - Mind your Steps
  • Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  • Floaters/flip-flops: 1 pair (optional)
  • Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  • Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  • Gaiters: 1 Pair
Personal Utilities
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Hand sanitiser
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FAQ

When is the best time to go to Brahmatal Trek ?

The best time for Brahmatal Trek is from mid-October to February. However, if you planning to see snow December would be your month.

How difficult is Brahmatal Trek?

Brahmatal has moderate level of difficulty. Despite being of moderate level, it is essential to have a good physical fitness, due to weather conditions. Ideally, a person opting for this trek must have a tendency to walk on steep ways.

How much distance does a trekker has to complete in a day?

On an average – 7 to 8 Km; in 5-6 hours. The trekking is fairly moderate, hence walking is easy there.

Is it too cold in Brahmatal?

The average temperature in Brahmatal is 15º C to 5ºC for Day and 5º C to -3ºC in night. However, the temperature fall to lower grade, if there is snow. It is advisable to have all your woollens handy.

Who will lead our Brahmatal Trek?

All Devadars treks are leaded by professional Trek leaders who has completed Basic and Advance mountaineering courses and are certified in first-aid course, along with one local guide, cook, helper, porter and other staff.

What is the total strength of a group?

Normally, we take 10 to 15 people in a batch including males and females. We need minimum 5 to 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customised trip group size doesn’t matter.

If I am the only girl in the batch, how safe it would be for me?

Securing our trekkers is of prime importance for us. We ensure your protection all the while during the trek. There would be our persons as well, joining the trek – such as Trek Guide, Cooks, and Helpers. So there you need not to worry.

What are all the essentials do I need to carry?

All that you need to carry is well documented in the “Essentials” section. Also, once the payment is done, we will send you the list of all the required essentials on your registered email id.

Will there be a porter available to carry my bag?

Yes. However, the luggage carrying cost is not included in the package. For porter service, you have to pay extra. Also, if you think that you will be needing a porter, then it is highly advisable to inform 5 days prior before your trek commence.

Any specific footwear required for Brahmatal Trek?

There is no such hard & fast rule. For trekking – the footwear has to be good trekking shoes only. Floaters or sandals won’t be an option for trekking. Also, keep 5 pairs of warm socks with you.

What type of food will be served to us during the trek?

There would be tasty and hygienic 3-times Veg. meal that all the trekkers will be availing. Apart from this there would be morning & evening tea – coffee provided. An energy bar will also be given to all the trekkers.

Can I have non-veg. food?

Yes non-veg. food is also available, but it would be charged extra. i.e., 500/head.

Can I have bonfire?

Bonfire is not a part of the package. However, it can be accustomed as an extra demand (Chargeable*).

Do I need to carry any medicines with me?

Well, if you’re sensitive toward cold weather and felt nausea or any sort of allergy. It is advisable to carry some medicines along with you.

Can I modify the Itinerary as per my requirement?

Yes, you can!! Just drop us your requirements at info@devadars.com or directly call us at +91 9760478880/ +91 9818950210. We will serve you the best suitable itinerary in no time.

What is the minimum and maximum age required to join this Trek?

Minimum age is 9+ and there is no bar on maximum age. The person has to physically fit from all aspects to join this trek.

How will I fetch the details of my trek guide and transportation service?

Once, you have completed the payment process. Our team connects with you, 2 days prior your scheduled date. All the necessary information will be surpassed to you via email and text message. Apart from that our team has 24×7 connect, you may reach us anytime for any clarification.

If I am the only female trekker in the group, do I need to share the tent with mens?

No. Female trekkers will be accompanied in the tent with female trekkers only. The same is the case with male trekkers.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the original mode of payment.

If cancellations are made in the last 15 days in respect with the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, Devadars will provide you with a full amount Voucher, which can be avail on any Devadars Trek. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

To view Devadars Travel Insurance Policy click here.

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Koyal Sinha

Group Traveller

Excellent trek for travellers! Lifetime Experience. Kudos to Devadars Team.

September 1, 2019
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