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  • Trip introduction

    One of the best snow treks in the Himalayas, the Brahmatal trek takes you to the two high-altitude lakes of Bekaltal and Brahmatal. You'll make your way across mountain slopes, with overgrown woods of oak and rhododendron, and climb up to altitudes of over 12,000 feet. En route, you'll pass small villages like Malling and Burali, with terraced farms and flocks of sheep grazing over green grasslands.

    In the winter, the landscape gets blanketed with fresh, white snow, offering magnificent views of icy vistas all around. Trekking through the soft snow, you'll get views of snow-stormed mountain peaks of Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and many more.

    Destination

    The Brahmatal Lake is a fresh-water lake in Uttarakhand fed by the melting glaciers and snowfalls of the Himalayas. The lake is named after Lord Brahma, who is said to have meditated on the banks of the lake for years. The lake is located a short distance away from the Brahmatal summit, a mountain peak with an elevation of over 12,000 feet, allowing views of towering mountains of the Nanda Devi National Park on the horizon. Brahmatal Lake is a popular destination for winter treks in Uttarakhand due to its accessibility even during months of heavy snowfall.

    Destination highlights

    Explore Uttarakhand's gorgeous mountain beauty on this trek to Brahmatal trek. | Spend a week trekking and camping in rustic Himalayan wilderness. | Camp in tents pitched on the banks of high-altitude lakes. | Catch spectacular views of Uttarakhand's mountains, lakes, rivers and forests.

    Activity Details

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    9875

    23 kms

    21 hrs

    6 kms

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

    Report to the Kathgodam railway station by 06:30 hrs and board a private, shared vehicle to Lohajung. You'll travel over the winding, mountainous roads of Uttarakhand, past villages and cities to reach your destination. You'll arrive by late evening, but if you reach before the sunset, make sure to catch beautiful views of the Nanda Ghunti mountain peak as the sun dips below the Himalayas. Overnight in a guesthouse at Lohajung.

    Overnight in a guesthouse at Lohajung.

    Assemble at the Kathgodam railway station at 06:30 hrs and travel to Lohajung via Sumo/Xylo or similar vehicle. You'll be accommodated in a guesthouse at Lohajung on quad/multi-sharing basis. Since no meals are included in today's meal package, you will stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Lohajung to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kathgodam

    Lohajung

    06:30 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

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    Day 2 of the Brahmatal trek: Lohajung to Bekaltal
    Day 3 of the Brahmatal trek: Bektaltal to Brahmatal
    Day 4 of the Brahmatal trek: Day at Brahmatal
    Day 5 of the Brahmatal trek: Brahmatal to Lohajung
    Day 6 of the Brahmatal trek: Lohajung to Kathgodam
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Brahmatal trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Brahmatal trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-14 days before departure of the Brahmatal trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Brahmatal trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All cancellations will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Brahmatal.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual in reporting at the Kathgodam railway station at 06:30 hrs on day 1. Travellers will be dropped back at Kathgodam railway station by 18:30 hrs on day 6.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trek to Brahmatal due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Brahmatal.
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    • Trekking Brahmatal Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between Kathgodam-Lohajung in private, shared vehicle

    • Accommodation in guesthouse and tents for 5 nights on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • Vegetarian meal package including all meals from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 5, plus morning/evening tea/coffee
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and Kathgodam

    • Any meals not included in the inclusions
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Woollen cap and balaclava
    • Trekking shoes
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater and jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like trolley bags, suitcases etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, shared jeep or similar vehicle for transport between Kathgodam-Lohajung
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • First aid kit
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottles
    • Insect repellent
    • Toilet paper
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Sun-screen lotion and lip balm
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit