This is a very special trek. This trek takes you to a frozen lake. This lake is called Barmhatal. It is got famous as a legend say that Lord Bramha meditated here. It is a beautiful lake with trees and mountains surrounding it. This trek is a very popular trek in Uttarakhand and many trekkers prefer this trek. The Bramhatal trek starts from Kathgodam and takes you to the height of 12,100ft. This is also a perfect trek for winters and the snow-covered trail will leave you speechless. This is an easy to moderate difficulty level trek and fit [people and trekkers with very less experience can also go for it.
Bramhatal Trekking is a dream trek for many trekkers. This is one of the best treks offered by Uttarakhand. Trekkers are left in awe of the scenic beauty they come across on this trek. Trekking can be a little hard on snow so it is important that the trekkers come completely prepared for such situations.
Bramhatal Trekking Cost is pretty low and feels completely inexpensive in relation the experience it gives. It is a great trek for who seeks out adventure in the wild nature. The Bramhatal trekking Package includes all the equipment and necessary services that trekkers will require for trekking in the snow. Travel banjare believe in making the trek a lifelong experience that you will cherish.
Arrive Lohajung which is around 10kms from Kathgodam(nearest railway station). The drive through Lohajung from Kathgodam passes through beautiful kumaon region. On the way you will get some spectacular views of peaks like Kamet &Panchachuli. Lohajung, as the locals say, is the place where Goddess Parvati had a war (jung) with the demon, Lohasur. Hence, the name, which translates to ‘War with lohasur.’
After breakfast, we will head towards Beakaltal. The trail is ascending through forests on well defined trails. Carry water along with you as first point of watersource is around 3Hrs from the start of the trek. Today the trail takes you through the forests of Oak,Cedar and Fir and you will witness the beautiful Kail valley and Pindari Rivers. It will take approx. 5Hrs to reach Bekaltal. During winters, the lake is frozen . We will pitch our tents near lake and it is a beautiful camping site.
After breakfast,we will head towards Brahmatal.The journey is around 7Kms long and will take 5-6 Hrs. Today their will be steep climb for an hour followed by gentle ascent and then gradual descent. Today, you will capture views of Trishul and Nandaghunti..After 5-6 Hrs ,you will reach Brahmatal Lake.Brahmatal is a lake where Lord Brahma is said to have meditated. Fix your camps near lake. Carry enough water during the trail as today you will not find any water source during the trail.
Today's is an easy day. You can choose to carry a daypack & leave your backpack in the camps as we will be returning to the same camp. We trek to the Brahmtal Top ( 3846 M) . On Brahmataltop,you have Nilgiri, Neelkant, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Maiktoli stretching to some of the mountains of the Panchachuli range. You can fill your soul with the awe-inspiring views of greater Himalayas and become one with nature. After spending sometime on Brahmtaltop,head backwards.
Head back to Lohajung with the same trail.
Drive back to Kathgodam.
As we gain higher altitude, the air becomes thinner. To overcome this we need to develop our aerobic fitness. The more fitter you are, you will enjoy more during the trek.
1: For cardiovascular endurance, begin jogging atleast 1 month before the trek.
2: For strength do squats, push ups.
Fitness Bechmark: Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
The base camp of Brahmatal trek is Lohajung. The distance between Kathgodam and Lohajung is 218kms.
You can hire a cab from Kathgodam to Sankri at the cost of Rs6,000.
From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey). From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey).