Brhamatal Trek

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Brhamtal Trek Trek


Brahmatal Trek

One of the most beautiful treks to be done in winters is the amazing Brahmatal Trek. Stunning views of the Himalayan ranges all around are a sight to remember. A very scenic trek with views of Mount Trishul (7,120 metres), Nanda Ghunti (6310 metres), Chaukhamba (7138 metres), Mrigthullli, Chandaniyaa koti (at the foot of which is Roopkund at 15,750 feet) are visible on clear days. We get to an altitude of 12,200 feet as the highest point of this trek.

Trekking through the dense forests of Oaks and Rhododendrons, passing through local villages and homes that practice step farming, meadows from where we get to see the mighty Trishul and Nanda Ghunti and much more. We walk over ridges, narrow trails and over stones & boulders, crossing over to the other side from the Brahamatal pass and trek down towards the village called Wan. A couple of beautiful lakes – Bekaltaal and Brahamatal on the trek route adds on to the views and feel of the trek. Brahamatal is an amazing trek for anyone who wants to trek & camp in the Himalayas for 5 to 6 days.

Brhamatal Trek is also an amazing choice for beginners or trekkers wanting to explore the world of Wilderness. Alternatively, Kedarkantha Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek are some other choices for beginners.

Day 1 – Drive from Kathgodham to Lohajung (215kms/ 9 to 10 hours drive)

Brahmatal

Kathgodham railway station
Arrive at Kathgodham railway station by 6.30am. Ranikhet express starts from Delhi at 2205hours and reaches Kathgodham by 0530hours the next morning. We pick you up from the railway station by 7am and start our drive to Lohajung. We will stop for breakfast and lunch and get to Lohajung by evening. We will allocate the rooms and assemble for a briefing session.

After a brief discussion of the route for the following day, things to pack, things to keep at base and a quick health check, we will have dinner and call it a day.

Day 2 – Lohajung to Bekaltaal (6.5kms/ 4 to 5 hours) (7,700 feet – 9,700 feet)

Brahmatal Trek Uttarakhand

After having breakfast, we start our trek to bekaltaal. We start the trek right from the market area. The ascend starts from the market through the cemented trail. It is a gradual ascend right from the start. We cross the temple to our right side and continue our ascend. Nearly 45mins later we get to the trail and get beautiful view of the valley on our left. We cross the Mandoli village on our left and keep walking. We continue our ascend following the water pipes (that supply water to Lohajung) and reach Khopdaliya which will be our campsite for the day. We do a cool down session and start fixing our camps for the day. Just a 5 to 10mins hike to our right will get us to Bekaltaal. At Wanderers, we ensure the beauty of Bekaltaal is retained and therefore, we camp at Khopdaliya and not Bekaltaal.

Later in the evening after some food and rest we go to Bekaltaal and spend some time. After clicking some pictures and listening to the local folklore from our guides/locals we head back to the campsite. We will call it a night post a quick health check of the entire team followed by the dinner.

Day 3 – Bekaltaal to Brahmataal (7.5kms/ 5 hours) (9,700 feet – 10,500 feet)

Trek the Indian Himalayas

From Khopdaliya, we start our trek post a warming up session and get straight into the dense forest. This is an hour's climb through Oaks and Rhododendrons surrounding us as we get to the first clearing. From this clearing or ridge, we get stunning views of both the valleys. To our right would be the snow covered Mount Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. To our left would be a wide valley that goes down to village called Mundoli and roads towards Gwaldham. After spending some time with these amazing views around us, we continue to trek further straight on a zig-zag trail. This is a little steep ascend that leads us to the right side that opens up to a centre point from where we get closer to Mount Trishul. Towards our left we can see the camping spot, which is 4.5kms away. We trek over the narrow muddy trail and get to a section descending over stones and boulders. A descend of 30mins and we walk straight to get to our campsite for the night. Brahmatal Trek is to our right (just a 15mins hike).

After some lunch and rest we walk up to Brhamatal to click pictures and enjoy the views. We get back to the campsite for soup followed by dinner.

Day 4 – Brahmatal to Brahmatal top/ pass to Tilbudi (6.5kms) (10,500 feet – 12,200 feet – 11,100 feet)

Brahma Tal Trek

180 degree view of the Himalayas (12,200 feet)
Today we start early to enjoy the 180 degree views of the Himalayas. We enter the trail through the forest taking the steep uphill route. Approximately 45mins to an hour of trekking uphill and we cross the forests to get to the patch of boulders. From here it becomes extremely windy on clear weather days, so we need to ensure proper and adequate clothing. We ascend to get to the pass and depending upon the time, we take a left from this point and climb over this beautiful ridge to get to a small built up temple. We climb further up and get views of the Chaukahmba, Haathi parbat, Ghoda Parbat, Neelgiri, Neelkanth, Mana and many more. We spend some time here at the tallest point of our trek and descend to the pass and head towards Tilbudi.

Winter Trek to Brahmatal

Descent from the pass
We get to Tilbudi and rest. A good session of cooling down with some soup and snacks feel great after the day's long trek.

Day 5 – Tilbudi to Wan (4kms/ 2 hours) and drive to Lohajung (45mins to 1hour) (11,100 feet – 8,100 feet)

Post breakfast, we start our descend to Lohajung by 9am. A couple of hours trekking through to a forest of Oaks and Rhododendrons will get us to the Wan village. This route provides many scenic pictures all throughout. On reaching the Wan village, we board the vehicles and a 45mins drive brings us to Lohajung.

Later in the evening we have a closing session with all the trekkers and staff members and have a good time.

Day 6 – Lohajung to Kathgodham (215kms/ 7 to 8 hours)

Post breakfast, we wish everyone well and start our drive back to Kathgodham via the same route we had taken on Day 1

untill next time, stay fit, stay healthy and keep trekking.

Total trek distance – 25 to 27kms (including walk to the lakes)
Cost – INR 13,190 + 5% GST (Kathgodham to Kathgodham)

Inclusions:
Meals - All the meals from Lohajung to Lohajung
Accommodation - 1st night and 5th night in local home-stay/ hotel in Lohajung
Transport
Day 1 – Kathgodham to Lohajung
Day 5 – Wan to Lohajung
Day 6 – Lohanjung to Kathgodham
Camping/ tea house on double/ triple sharing basis
A Certified wilderness first aid responder for any medical emergencies with fully equipped medical kit. Oxygen cylinders are not required for this trek however we still carry for emergencies
An experienced and certified skilled mountaineer as the trek leader
2 guide for a group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
All our guides and trek leads are professionally trained/ skilled and have many years of relevant experience in guiding and leading treks.
Clean sleeping bags
Camping Mattresses
Toilets – clean and hygienic (traditional cat pit style)
Camping & trekking permits and permissions from the local administrations/ authorities

Exclusions:
Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bags/ offloads
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs in accommodation & food arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Insurance
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
Price : INR 13,190 + 5% GST (Kathgodham to Kathgodham)

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Account Number: 006961900002710
Account Type: Current Account
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