Brahma Tal Trek
Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
15
2018
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018
18
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 24 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 24 Mar, 2018
18
Sun, 23 Dec, 2018
18
Sun, 30 Dec, 2018
18
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  • 6
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
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Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
15
2018
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018
18
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
18
Sat, 03 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 24 Feb, 2018
18
Sat, 03 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
18
Sat, 24 Mar, 2018
18
Sun, 23 Dec, 2018
18
Sun, 30 Dec, 2018
18
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Physical (3)

Cultural (4)

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Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    This 6-day easy to moderate difficulty trek is one of the few winter trekking options available to an avid hiker. This lake is opposite Roopkund, where the famed mystery human skeletons lie. On this trail, you'll get spectacular views of legendary peaks like Trishul, Nanda Ghanti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, as well as views of the sprawling Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal, both meadows that are covered in snow. This is the closest you'll be able to get to these peaks without actually climbing them. You'll also get to camp at two frozen glacial lakes, and hike through silent conifer forests. The forests are calm and peaceful, with sounds muffled by the snow, and once you cross the tree-line, you'll start seeing mountain views like you've never seen before.

    Destination

    According to legend, Brahma Tal is the lake by which Lord Brahma meditated. The 6-day trek is one of the few treks that's open during winters and has some really beautiful views. It's not hard, but the trail to the summit and the lake is not very crowded, making this the perfect way to spend some time exploring the mountains in peace.

    Destination highlights

    • Camp by the shores of two beautiful, frozen glacial lakes
    • Climb to the snowy peak of Brahma Tal located at 12,100 ft.
    • Get unmatched views of Mt. Trishul and the Himalayas

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    The supplier is committed to maintain the ecological balance in all ecosystems they travel to, so participants have to respect local culture and should not litter or deface their surroundings.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction

    Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction

    Less than 15 days of departure - No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will be no refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to any alteration has to be paid extra.

    Bikat Adventures reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary. The trek leaders have the final call on all decisions.

    IMPORTANT: On your way back, you will reach Kathgodam by late evening. However, in case of delays in the schedule due to weather or other factors, it is recommended that you book your onward tickets only on buses/trains departing after 21:00 hrs.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kathgodam
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    Drop off point
    Kathgodam
    Mode of transport
    Jeeps/Local transport
    Start point
    Loharjung
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    End point
    Loharjung
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    09:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    18 hrs
    Total distance covered
    21 kms
    Start point elevation
    10055 feet
    Maximum elevation
    12500 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7611 feet
    Average per day distance
    5.5 kms
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Loharjung

    Participants meet the supplier at Kathgodam and drive to Loharjung. The journey takes about 8-9 hours. The road winds through the beautiful Kumaon region, passing Almora and Kausani. On the way participants take in spectacular views of peaks like Kamet and Panchachuli. By afternoon, participants are in Loharjung. They can spend time in the small market of Loharjung once they check in, or stay in the guesthouse and enjoy the beautiful sunset from their balconies.

    Day 2: Trek from Loharjung to Bekaltal

    After breakfast, participants start trekking to Bekaltal. They follow a man-made, ascending stone trail. En route they get to take in magnificent views of Nandaghunti Peak. The day's trek is through forests of conifer, cedar, oak and fir. Bekaltal is a beautiful lake that is usually frozen in the months of January and February. The lake is surrounded by oak trees and is a beautiful camping spot.

    Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahma Tal

    Participants leave camp early and head to Brahma Tal, the place where Lord Brahma is said to have meditated long ago. The forest is home to Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand. Peaks like Trishul, Bithartoli and Nandaghunti can be seen today.

    The lake of Brahmatal is small in size and cannot be located from a distance, specially in winters when it's completely frozen. This is where participants set up camp for the night.

    Day 4: Brahma Tal Peak

    Today is an easy day where participants will climb to Brahma Tal Peak, which stands at a height of 12,618 ft and then descend back to the campsite. Magnificent views of the Himalayas are on offer as well, especially the up-close sight of Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti.

    Day 5: Trek from Brahma Tal to Loharjung

    Participants return the way they came, back to Loharjung. Overnight stay is in the guesthouse.

    Day 6: Drive to Kathgodam

    Supplier drives participants back to Kathgodam. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathgodam
    End point
    Loharjung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Loharjung
    End point
    Bekaltal
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bekaltal
    End point
    Brahma Tal
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Brahma Tal
    End point
    Brahma Tal
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Brahma Tal
    End point
    Loharjung
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Loharjung
    End point
    Kathgodam
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Food (as per menu) on the trek
    • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
    • Tents, sleeping bags, mats, technical and safety equipment
    • Mules for carrying common luggage
    • 2-night stay in Loharjung
      Excludes
    • Personal utensils
    • Meals during the road journey
    • Any personal expenses
    • Insurance
    • Porterage of personal luggage
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under 'Includes'

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Trekking boots
    • Warm clothing
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
    • Restrictive clothing

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All technical equipment required
    • Any safety equipment required
    • Tents, sleeping bags, mats
      You need to get
    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Hand torch with spare batteries
    • UV-protection sunglasses
    • 1 litre water bottle
    • Pair of lightweight slippers/sandals (for the campsite)
    • 2 quick-dry, warm lowers or track pants
    • 3-4 full sleeves T-shirts or sweatshirts
    • 3-4 pairs of thick woollen socks
    • Thermal body warmer (T-shirt and pants)
    • 6-7 undergarments
    • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
    • Full sleeves sweater
    • Rain wear (jacket and pants)
    • Pair of warm gloves
    • Woollen cap
    • Sun-shielding hat
    • Personal toiletries kit (towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion (small pack)
    • Lip balm
    • Utensils: small size, light weight and leak-proof lunch box, plate, spoon, tea/coffee mug
    • Camera (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Loharjung

    Tonight you'll check into a cosy guesthouse in Lohajung. You can freshen up and head out to explore the small market (it closes early so don't delay), and then retire after an early dinner. Don't forget to charge your batteries and phone if you plan to use them on the camping days ahead.

    Day 2: Trek from Loharjung to Bekaltal

    Tents

    Your campsite for the night is alongside the beautiful frozen Bekaltal. There are trees all around, offering shelter and a beautiful silhouette against the night skies.

    Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahma Tal

    Tents

    Tonight you'll camp along the shores of Brahmatal. It can get cold here, but you'll be warm in your sleeping bags and tents.

    Day 4: Brahma Tal Peak

    Tents

    Today is an easy trek. You'll start early to get to the top of Brahmatal Peak and then return to your campsite for a restful day. Overnight in comfortable twin-sharing tents.

    Day 5: Trek from Brahma Tal to Loharjung

    Today you'll return to your guesthouse in Lohajung, and you'll be happy to sleep in a real bed tonight.

    Day 6: Drive to Kathgodam

    Departure from Lohajung

    Today is a driving day, while you return to Kathgodam by road. Trip ends here.

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