Located in Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, Brahmatal is a high altitude, mythical lake which is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma meditated millions of years ago. What is unique about this trek is that even though the trail doesn't climb to the highest of altitudes, it offers stupendous views of some high peaks. In fact it is the only trail in the country that offers views of summits over 7,000 meters at such close proximity. A small alpine lake and dense forests just adds to the beauty and is a treat for shutterbugs.About Brahmatal trek
This is an easy to moderate trek and is suitable for fit beginners, but you can expect some low temperatures in winter, so do come prepared.
The Brahmatal trek starts in the mountain destination of Kathgodam. You’ll pass charming Himalayan villages, where the pink-cheeked children and friendly locals will make the trek so much fun. The Brahmatal Trek has some out-of-this-world views. Once you reach Brahmatal lake at 12,250 feet, you will be able to see the three magnificent pointed peaks of Mt. Trishul, shining white and gold, and Nandaghunti standing in the Nandadevi Sanctuary.Brahmatal winter trek
Not many winter treks can be done in January and February and the Brahmatal winter trek is one of the few trails that stay open during the winter. The trail becomes even more beautiful during this season and you’ll trek through some of the most beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, stopping by mountain streams along the way. This Brahmatal trek is considered a hidden gem, with almost no crowds to ruin the experience. In this silence, you can be one with nature and listen to the sounds of the forests: birds singing and the scampering of little animals in the snow.
You’ll spend time admiring the winter scenery; camping beside frozen lakes fringed with pine trees, and enjoying the snowy route. The great peaks in the Himalayas wear a beautiful white blanket during the winters, but when you reach the frozen lakes of Bekaltal and Brahmatal, you’ll gasp in awe.Best season for the Brahmatal trek
December to February is the best time for Brahmatal Trek. The misty haze that envelops the mountain peaks in May-June and obstructs the view lifts, and you get cracking mountain views. From the top of Brahmatal, you can see the Himalayan giants up-close and under blue skies that stretch across the horizon.
Some of the best memories of the Brahmatal trek will be the full winter trek experience: you’ll get to pull on those boots and head out into the snow. You’ll walk through peaceful pine forests and camp on the banks of frozen glacial lakes, and you’ll always have towering Himalayan peaks around to admire.