Uttarakhand is a blessed state with serenity, peace, and beautiful treks.
Brahmatal lake trek is another thrilling adventure in Uttarakhand. A trek to the high altitude alpine lake which is perched at an elevation of 12,250ft and offers great views of the Garhwal Himalayas.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Elevation: 12, 250ft
Duration: 7 days
Highlights of the trek:
- Captivating views of Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti
- Camping near Brahmatal and Bekaltal lake
- Exploring villages like Lohajung
- Experience snow in winters!!
According to Hindu mythology, Brahmatal is a lake where Lord meditated for several years and the lake is known as sacred. Villages that come during the trek have stories related to the old Indian era.
Like the Lohajung village, which serves as a basecamp to Brahmatal trek has a story that, the village was the battleground in which Mata Parvati fought with the demon Lohasur and defeated him.
Stories like these make your trek exciting and a thrilling one.
This beautiful trek starts from Lohajung and ends at the same. The total trek is 24km and an easy to moderate. A lot of scenic destinations and beautiful campsites during the trek. The trek will pass through lush meadows, forests of mix deodars, rhododendrons, Bekaltal lake, and a lot of serene beauty. Brahmatal offers great panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Ghunti, and Mt. Trishul.
Brahmatal is one of the classic winter or snow treks in India.
The best time to visit Brahmatal is in winter, the lake gets frozen and all the area gets covered in ankle-deep snow. The temperature ranges in the day is 3 to 10 degrees and in night 3 to -4 degrees.
In summers, you will see the freshwater of the lake and beautiful meadows and forests. Brahmatal shows a different picture in summers. The temperature remains 8 to 15 degrees in the day and 0 to 7 degrees in the night.
Here are some useful tips that one should keep in mind for Brahmatal Trek:
The most important factor of any Himalayan trek is fitness. One should be physically fit and fine before undertaking any adventure. It is advised to do exercise daily prior to the trek. Exercising helps you to improve your stamina, strength, and flexibility. Hiking or climbing demands one should be physically fit.
Mental fitness is also important for treks. Trekking at high altitudes can sometimes scare you. Be confident and always be motivated for the trek.
- A certified trek leader and trust
It is very important to choose the best tour operators which can provide you a certified trek leader. Always listen to the trek leader while trekking. Trust him/her and try to observe the skills of climbing and learn as much as you can about the place. Trek leaders always know better than us. They also provide additional facts about the place.
- Don’t Be In a Hurry! Walk smooth
Speed doesn’t matter on the Himalayan treks. Don’t be in a rush or run on the trek. Take adequate breaks and walk not to so slowly but smoothly on the trekking trail. You know your limits well than anyone else. Don’t let anyone make decisions for you. Take your own decisions.
The network connectivity issue is very common up in the mountains. It is advised to inform your family or concern person in advance. Explain your itinerary to at least one person.
Exploring is the best thing you can do while trekking. Explore the nearby villages of the trek and get an insight into the Pahadi culture and the hardships of people living there. Be an explorer and make the best out of the trip.
How to reach?
For starting the Brahmatal trek you have to reach Kathgodam first from where you will be traveling for 9 hours to reach Lohajung.
By railways: The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam railway station which is 219 km from Lohajung. You will easily find a local bus or taxi that will take you to Lohajung.
By road: There are a lot of direct buses from Delhi and Chandigarh. Reach Kathgodam and take a taxi or bus from there to reach Lohajung.
Some Important things to carry:
- Trekking shoes or gumboots
- First aid kit
- Woolen clothes or windcheaters
- Trekking gears
- Eatables and water bottle
- Essential toileteries
- Sunglasses or hat
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Id proofs
- Camera (if needed)
- Torch or flashlights
- Extra batteries
- Woolen gloves or cap
Brahmatal trek will give you a lifetime experience. This beautiful trek offers a lot of scenic places to visit and explore. The views of the Himalayan peaks from the top of the summit is rewarding. The place looks beautiful with snow and takes you to an old era. Plan your next trip to Brahmatal and experience the unexplored beauty of nature.
Live. Travel. Explore!!
META DESCRIPTION :Brahmatal An ideal winter trek in the Indian Himalayas.. Brahmatal trek is a snowy Himalayan trek that is best done in peak winter months of January and February. Here are trek photos, details and reviews.