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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

    Activity Details

    10055

    12500

    7611

    21 kms

    18 hrs

    5.5 kms

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Loharjung

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Trek from Loharjung to Bekaltal
    Day 3: Trek from Bekaltal to Brahma Tal
    Day 4: Brahma Tal Peak
    Day 5: Trek from Brahma Tal to Loharjung
    Day 6: Drive to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation charges are as follows:

    Cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Brahmatal trek: 95% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure date of the Brahmatal trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Brahmatal trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
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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
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Personal utensils

    • Transport from Haldwani - Haldwani (can be arranged for INR 2300)
    • Meals during the road journey
    • Any personal expenses
    • Insurance
    • Porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1285 per person, for a 12 kg bag)
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

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

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    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.