The best way to reach Kathgodam is by catching the 22:40 Ranikhet Express from Delhi, which will reach Kathgodam by 05:30 hrs.
The nearest airports are Indira Gandhi Airport ( in Delhi, 5 hrs away) or Jolly Grant Airport (in Dehradun, 7 hrs away).
This trek to Brahmatal is perfect for fit beginners and those who are looking for a fun trek that offers some challenges. Some of the slopes on this trek are steep, but it'll be worth it. This trek itinerary takes you to both Bekaltal and Brahmatal, and lets you camp just 500 metres from Brahmatal lake.
The Brahmatal trek is a favourite snow trek in Uttarakhand. During these months, the snowfall covers the landscape in a blanket of white, and Brahmatal gleams like a mirror in the midst of it. It will take your breath away, and give you a chance to enjoy the full snow experience.
Located at an altitude of 12,618 feet, Brahmatal is a scenic alpine lake with stunning views all around. The trail leads upwards through forests of oak, pine, rhododendron and maple trees, which means you'll enjoy some blissful hours of trekking amidst nature. You'll also cross small streams, pass through charming villages, and stop to gaze in awe at the peaks of Kamet, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and Nanda Devi.
Trek to the pristine Brahmatal lake. | Hike through oak and rhododendron forests. | Camp just 500 metres from Brahmatal for spectacular views. | Get up close to Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi and Kamet. | Camp under starry skies in comfortable alpine tents.
Arrive at Kathgodam railway station by 06:00 hours. You'll be driven to Lohajung along a scenic route that takes you through Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal Lake and Baijnath with the Himalayan peaks towering in the distance. You'll reach Lohanjung by evening and can take a short walk in the market before you retire for the night. Dinner and overnight stay in guesthouse or homestay.
Overnight in guesthouse or homestay.
You'll be driven from Kathgodam to Lohajung today and will reach Lohajung only in the evening. Do carry light snacks and a water bottle. No meals are provided during transit, however, you will halt for lunch in the afternoon and can order and pay for your own meal. You'll be served dinner at your homestay/guesthouse in Kathgodam before retiring to your rooms. Your accommodation is on twin/triple sharing and you'll be provided with bedsheets and pillows.
For any cancellations made 24 days prior to the departure of the trek to Brahmatal: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded or you can book any other trek within a year.
For cancellations made 14-24 days before the departure of the trek to Brahmatal: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded or you can choose to go for the same trek with any other batch within a year.
For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the trek to Brahmatal: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded or you can choose to go on the same trek in the same season.
For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the trek to Brahmatal: No refund, but you can transfer the trek to your friend.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the trek to Brahmatal.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs and cigarettes during the trek to Brahmatal is strictly prohibited.