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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Brahmatal is one of the most beautiful winter treks in the Indian Himalayas. The trail takes you through long and gorgeous jungle trail of rhododendron covered entirely with snow. Although incredibly pretty, Brahmatal is not as popular which is great for someone looking for a less crowded trekking destination. Brahmatal is perched amidst the ridge from where you get extremely close views of the two gigantic mountains: Trishul and Nandaghunti, along with Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Hathi Ghoda mountains. This is a trek with some of the most mesmerizing mountain views. On this trek, along with Brahmatal, you will also camp beside the Bekaltal, both of which are frozen during the winter season.

    The Brahmatal trek is an easy to moderate trek that is suitable for fit beginners, but the temperature in winter falls below zero at night, so do come prepared.

    Destination

    The Brahmatal is an alpine lake perched at the altitude of 12,250 feet, just a short distance away from the Brahmatal summit. From the summit, you can see the imposing Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nandaghunti at either side of the ridge. You will also see 360-degree views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Since the Roopkund Lake is located in the nearby area, you get to see Ali Bugyal and Bedini Bugyla, some of the most spectacular alpine meadows. On this trek, along with Brahmatal, you will also visit Bekaltal, another alpine lake at the altitude of 9,900 feet.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the frozen Brahmatal at the altitude of 12,250 feet. | Trek through the snow-laden jungle trails. | Get close views of enormous Himalayan peaks like Nandaghunti and Trishul. | Stay in tents beside the magnificent Bekaltal and Brahmatal.

    Activity Details

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    23 km

    21 hours

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Brahmatal trek: Kathgodam to Lohajung Drive

    You will be picked in the morning from Kathgodam railway station and driven to Lohjung village. It will be a 7-8 hours scenic drive through the winding roads while enjoying the views green valleys. On arriving at Lohajung, you will see the distant views of towering Nanda Ghunti Peak. Overnight at Lohajung.

    Overnight at a guesthouse in Lohajung.

    Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung. Today's meal package includes dinner only. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Brahmatal trek: Lohajung to Bekaltal Trek
    Day 3 of Brahmatal trek: Bekaltal to Brahmatal Trek
    Day 4 of Brahmatal trek: Summit Brahmatal
    Day 5 of Brahmatal trek: Brahmatal to Wan Village Trek, Drive to Lohajung
    Day 6 of Brahmatal trek: Lohajung to Kathgodam Drive
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Got to about TGN through Google, when I was looking for a professional tour operator to arrange a river rafting experience for a corporate group of ~100 pax, at Kolad. I got contacted by Mr. Venkat and his approach to handle the customer was way different than that of others with whom I was interacting at that point in time (Sept 2017). He seemed to be genuinely interested to provide the best experience rather than just doing the business and close the deal. He offered me couple of options ranging from mid-range to lux; and provided enough details that can be passed on to the group. He was prompt in handling & answering queries and one thing that really impressed me is the backup person he has arranged to answer queries, if he isn't available; even before the deal was closed. I chose him because of all these reasons... let me reiterate, I chose TGN because of the thorough pro Venkat has been with me. Besides lodging & boarding, I booked the rafts and guide, and the transportation from Pune to Kolad... so it was a package deal, and as any one can think, with a group of that size some changes are bound to happen - starting with transport ... he showed immense flexibility to split the transportation in just one day notice... which does got accolades from my team. Even at the rafting point, the group size changed from what we committed and just a phone call to him early morning was good enough for the rafting operator to arrange a brand new raft (which got unpacked and inflated right infront of us) to accommodate 8 members. Food and other arrangement at the resort: Food was pretty good... the resort provided piping hot chapatis, and food was lip smacking! Activities at the resort too was amazing despite heavy rains the resort arranged zip line for the group... One feedback: quality of buses could have been better. Overall a very satisfactory arrangement. Would recommend it anytime!!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Let me begin by saying: One Must Experience Kolad White Water Rafting , it is super fun and now if you are ready for the fun.. you must ask these guys to plan the trip. Why ?? Let Me tell you... We have been to Kolad now twice and both times used The Great Next to book the rafting and also a night stay. So first thing first, the accommodation they provide, is i would say is pretty good. Well, after all your there for adventure and one can't expect a five star luxury: so rooms are neat and clean, Bathrooms are also tidy. The biggest benefit of this accommodation is the fact, that it is right at the starting point of rafting, so you can easily wake up say by 8 AM, enjoy breakfast ( good food) , enjoy morning sun with some out door activities and get briefed and trained and then ... hop onto life's thrill. The place they book you in is good a few acre property, they organize Bonfire and food is included in the package. ( this time around , the food was awesome ) Price: Very Very Reasonable and Value for Money 100% Ease of Booking: Pretty Simple, inbox em, or just log onto their website, a chat applet will help you book. I for both times booked via a gentleman named Mr. Venkat, really helpful and suggested us the right mix always. How to Reach: Take the tahmini ghat via Pirangut ( if traveling from Pune) and If from Mumbai, you need to take Khopoli _pali road SH 92 via Umbre. Well the place we stayed on both occasions was same and really simple to reach, in case you find it difficult to spot, they are really prompt to help and guide over the phone. Experience : If you are first-timer at Rafting then, it is for sure thrill and if Pro rafter then your exp depends on Dam gates.So, If more than 2 Dam gates are open on that particular morning, then boy you will have one exhilarating ride and if it is one or 1.5 gates, still rapids are good fun to get in and get drenched. All in All 4/5 experience. but for beginners A MUST !! Have fun and in case you any question you can ask me on Insta FB Page : Collared Hippie or my Insta ID : @collaredhippie.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      'Stress, work life balance and the chaos and the need to take respite from it - and so began the search, the need to escape from it all. So some quick search landed me up with the great next , and came across Rahul and Venkat. A silent retreat far away from the din of Mumbai, Kolad is one of the perfect weekend gateway. As you step in DM Farms, the earthly traditional cottages touch you. Its staff always come up with handful of sweets at end of every meal. They also made arrangements for bon fire , which was an added attraction and set up the mood perfectly for the night. Accompanied with musical chair. The rafting was conducted professionally and is a beautiful experience to be remembered lifetime. I went solo, however, came back making lovely friends.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      We took their service in Oct 17 for Rafting in Kolad. Came across their details while randomly looking for adventure groups. Once we contacted them, they co-ordinated with Hans Adventure resort for our stay and activities. Stay and food was good. Rafting was also arranged well. Recommended group �

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was an impulsive decision to plan for Kolad river rafting and we were really struggling to get the booking done over the long weekend. However, it was a random search that we came across TGN and the coordinator Rahul ,was really helpful with the booking at daivya adventures with group discount . Would really appreciate the coordination, responsiveness and the process they follow . River rafting experience was really amazing and we are truly contented !Looking forward for future adventures with tgn! Cheerz !

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      'I wish i could have rated them zero but sadly there is no option for that.so i have booked this so called luxury tent stay with rafting for 8pax in kolad. Once we reached the rafting point (Daivya adventures) the staff over there was clueless about the booking from great next and clearly refused to 12-13 people who have booked through the great next, there was no network at that place even to contact anyone from the TGN team. We had wasted around 3-4 hours in this confusion and at last was sent without any proper briefing/ equipments and a novice kinnda raft instructor. It was a waste of Money and time. I will never recommend anyone to try this. Even the customer support is very bad. Vrushti was the one who sold me the package and never reverted after the problem. #waste #poorcustomersupport #tryotheroptions #bignono'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We went for the kolad river rafting on 14th Oct 2017. It was amazing experience the staff and arrangement made was Awesome. Excellent guys TGN. Thanks for giving us such service .'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We were planning river rafting at Kolad. Vrushti quickly replied on my online request. Coordination was good. It was a fabulous, safe n cool experience. The arrangements were perfect to give a memorable experience without any hassels. I look forward to join for other activities too

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Had an amazing time at kolard thanks to The Great Next! They planned an amazing package for us and their instructors were amazing! Thanks The Great Next!'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      'Frankly speaking, I was a little worried when I chose TGN for my corporate offsite because my personal experience with TGN was not so great when I went to Kolad for River rafting. However, Venkat and Varun handled our corporate offsite very well. We were 57 employees altogether who stayed at Nature Trails. They had decent tents where you can stay the night. I was quite demanding and I requested extra meals and activities which were not part of the regular package and TGN managed it very well. TGN response time for queries was very good. DJ (Prem) understood our music taste and everyone was energized and dancing throughout. We enjoyed the sumptuous Maharashtrian cuisine. The fish and Chicken were amazing. Both Nature Trails and Daivya Adventures were very focused on safety during the adventure activities. Overall, I would like to say that this is a great place for Team Building activities and I would recommend this place.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'It was a Great Team Outing with The Great Next. Mr. Amit Thakker from TGN suggested and help us (group 23 teammates from SMARTe) book a day trip to ZBAC Adventure, Kolad recently. TGN not only helped us with various options considering proximity, budget and activities we wanted to do but also help us choose the best place. Team TGN is very prompt in responding to our communications and made sure the arrangements were apt. Thanks TGN!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We went for the rafting trip at Kolad through TGN, The trip was awesome it was the bestest experience of our life's, evry1 there was very supportive…

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: 'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: The TRP for TGN is their quick and effective responsiveness. I was in regular contact with Venkat with almost 2 weeks before the trip and each time we two talked, he was patient and helpful at each and every stage of the planning. There are no cellphone n/w's in Kolad, he advised us to download offline map of the city and provided pointed map locations of our stay and the rafting meeting and end point which turned out to be helpful. I was briefed about our plan including each and every small details, these things helps you build trust. And the prices, they always manage to give u best quote which you cannot say no to. Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.' Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      Kolad rafting was excellent experience �natures trail resort it's arrangments ;food was very good .overall very happy weekend.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      We went to this river rafting trip in Kolad through TGN, which was pretty amazing! The representative was pretty helpful and was available on the go in mails and chats to direct me through the registry and payment process. And the trip was awesome. Rafting, and it rained! Fun times. Thanks TGN.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The Great Next was a Great experience . Big thank you to Venkat for being extremely patient with me n helping me find just the perfect place to stay with my family . All the activities we did including Rafting were pretty exciting. The place where we stayed - Empower is maintained by Army persons. Therefore , their hospitality , cleanliness, surrounding beauty and the food, everything was top class . When at Kolad , stay at Empower !

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Had an excellent experience with TGN.. We randomly came across their website and booked for rafting and other adventure sports at Kolad.... Rest was taken care by them.. it was truly amazing .. the people were so humble and yes we did enjoyed a lot... The experience is beyond explaination... Thanks a lot TGN... :)

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was a very awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river near Kolad, and the plan and offer provided by TGN were just Fab, looking for more trips with TGN…

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Brahmatal trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges)

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Brahmatal trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Brahmatal trek.

    Rules on trip

    Please do not consume alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek.

    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Transfers from Kathgodam railway station to Lohajung village is can be arranged at an additional cost of approximately INR 6500 (one way) per 5-6 seater car.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Brahmatal Trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Brahmatal Trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Guesthouse stay in Lohajung on sharing basis

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 6
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 5
    • Evening snacks
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 5
    • Transport from Wan village to Lohajung
    • All permits, as required
    • First aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transfer from Kathgodam to Lohajung and return is arranged at an additional cost of INR 2100 per person

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Porter for personal luggage
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows

    You need to get

    • Government-issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.