Brahmatal Trek – Experience the Snow Trek
Get ready to explore another gem of the Himalayas, Brahmatal trek, which is undoubtedly one of the favorite treks among the trekkers. According to the mythology, trek to Brahmatal, a lake where Lord Brahma is believed to have meditated and is one of the exceptional treks that is open during the winter months when usually most of the trekking routes remain closed. The trekking part lies amidst the Himalayas and the trail mostly remains covered in snow, the trek can be a little challenging for some trekkers. Besides steep terrain, the trek allows you to witness panoramic vistas of the Himalayas with Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti, bird’s eye view of the fantastic Roopkund Lake and a number of chances to capture snow covered mountains in your camera. Not to miss that the trek will take you through some amazing quiet hamlets, conifers and oak trees, streams, and eye-catching valleys. If you plan to be on this trek someday, here’s detailed itinerary to Brahmatal Trek.
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Brahmatal Trek – Travel Guide
Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung
To start the day 1, you need to reach Kathgodam by early morning and once you reach the railway station or the bus stand, you need to board your vehicle and take a leave from the place. It will take 9 hours to complete the journey of 225km from Kathgodam to Lohajung. And after you reach your destination by late afternoon, stay there for a night in the guest house.
The town of Lohajung lies at 2300m, which is also a small mountain pass that connects Gwaldam side to Wan side of the mountain. Since you’ll reach the place by late afternoon, you can spend some time in the markets of Lohajung or simply enjoy the beautiful sunset from the balcony of your room. Have your dinner and get your beauty sleep because true adventure starts tomorrow.
Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal
Have your breakfast and start your trek to Bekaltal. Along the way make sure you do not miss seeing some fabulous views of the Nandaghunti Peak. The walk is mainly inside the jungle of oak, fir, conifer, and cedar. In addition to this, Bekaltal is a fantastic lake that usually becomes frozen during January and February. Bekaltal trek is about 4-5 hours long and the total distance covered is approximately 8km. You can stay there overnight in tents.
Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal
This is the day when you’ll be heading towards the place when Lord Brahma is said to have meditated long ago. You need to pass through the snow-covered pathways, in order to reach Brahmatal. This 5km long trek will take around 4 hours to reach your destination. Also, the trails will let you go through a forest and once you reach the Telindi Top, just soak yourself in the mesmerizing views of the remarkable Himalayas. After this, you need to continue walking to reach Brahmatal or Khabekhal Lake. Get back to your camp.
Day 4: Khabekhal to Brahmatal to Daldum
Have a good healthy breakfast and head to the top of Brahmtal. Here you’ll be trekking along some tricky pathways that will let you go through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar. The best part about this trail that it is surrounded by a mountain ridge that has valleys on both sides. In order to reach the top of the Brahmtal, you need to climb for about 2.5 hours.
You can too witness two of the most outstanding peaks namely Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti that looks as close as you’re watching them on a big screen. After this, you can continue to your next campsite in Daldum and it will take around 3 hours to complete the trek and the total distance covered will be 2.7km. Again, you’ll be walking through these trails with forests accompanying you throughout.
Day 5: Brahmtal to Lohajung
On day 5, you’ll trek back to Lohajung taking the same route you took to reach Brahmtal. And once you reach Lohajung, check-in to your hotel or guest house and take some rest.
Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam
Your trip has come to an end, finish the trek and leave for Kathgodam by early morning. And after you reach Kathgodam, you can see if you want to explore the place, go shopping, or anything else because this beautiful place will never let you down.