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Brahmatal

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer :Night (-2°C to -5°C) Day (5°C to 15°C)

DURATION

6 days from Kathgodam to Kathgodam

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Easy

Brahmtal Trek – A surpassing winter trek in Garhwal Himalayas

Brahma tal is a winter trek which is best when done in January and February in peak winters. It is all covered by snow and turns totally white. It is in the Himalayas. Here are changing sceneries, you will go from thick forests to vast meadows and camping around lakes is fun. there are forest of Oaks and Rhododendrons which are all covered by snow.

 

this is a desired trekking destination because of the open snow covered meadows and camping around frozen lakes makes this trek an interesting one. Summit views cannot be matched to other trek which lies at this altitude. Brahma tal trek is not difficult and beginners can go for this trek to have an experience thrilling snowfall in winters.

 

Trek Information

Duration: 6 days from Kathgodam to Kathgodam

 

Best Season: Throughout the year

 

Level: Easy

 

Highest Points: 12,250 feet

 

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

 

Temperature: Night (-2°C to -5°C) Day (5°C to 15°C)

 

 

 

Short Itinerary for Brahmatal Trek

 

 

 

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung (215km) (9 hours) (7,600 feet)

 

Day 2: Lohajung (7,600 feet) to Bekaltal (9,885 feet) (5 hours 6km)

 

Day 3: Bekaltal (9,885 feet) to Brahmatal (10,440 feet) (5-6 hours) (7km)

 

Day 4: Brahmatal (10,440 feet) to Brahmatal Top (12,250 feet) and then to Daldum   (5 hours) (8 km)

 

Day 5: Daldum to Lohajung (4km) (2/3hrs) (2330Mt)

 

Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam (215km)

 

 

Brahmatal Trek Details Itinerary

 

 

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung (215km) (9-10 hours) (7,600 feet)

 

Nainital is 25km away from Kathgodam and Haldwani is 9km away. from Kathgodam the journey is of 9 to 10 hours to Lohajung, so reach Kathgodam early in the morning. Drive to Lohajung takes you through some beautiful places like Bhimtal, it is one of the seven lakes.

 

The way takes you through some regions like Almora, Kausani and Baijnath. from Kausani you some of the Great Himalayan ranges are visible they are Ghori Parvat, Hathi parvat, Nanda Ghuti, Mt. Trishul, Nandadevi and Pancha chulli group, these all are visible, you would not take your eyes off them.

 

Lohajung is that place where Goddess Parvati had fight with demon with Lohasur from then this place is named as Lohajung which means fight with Lohasur.

 

Day 2: Lohajung (7,600 feet) to Bekaltal (9,885 feet) (5 hours) (6km)

 

We will go to upper region of Lohajung through a well-marked stone trail which goes through alluring forest with few houses lined aside. Continue walking and after a short duration of time you will reach a village named “Mandoli village”.  climb higher and you will see Kail valley there are two rivers Kail and Pindari, you can refill your water bottles from there and further are water pipes from where the water is supplied to Lohajung.

 

When you go further you can see Budla, here are group of few homes which are along with Rhododendron trees. then cross a bridge over a stream and take a break at Begum you get splendid and spectacular views of Navali Bugyal, the views are will refresh you if you get tired. After begum comes another stream and after one hour of ascend you will come across another stream named Gujrani. In this area here are plenty of streams, you can refill your water bottles as the water here is clean.

 

Now after 1.5 hour you will reach your campsite Bekaltal. This campsite is beautiful, Bekaltal is a glacial lake in between dense oak forest and this lake adds beauty to it. You can camp near a beautiful lake Khopdaliya. Setup your tents there dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 3: Bekaltal (9,885 feet) to Brahmatal (10,440 feet) (5-6 hours) (7km)

 

Starting is by ascending steeply into the forest of Oak and Rhododendrons, after a tiring trek of 1 hour you will reach a meadow. now ascend is gentle till the highest point and when you reach the highest point then it will be an easy descend to serene Brahmatal. throughout the day you will have the views of Nainital and Almora side valley.

 

The mountains will be visible from there Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti, you will have majestic views of these mountains from there. our camping site is Brahmatal, few metres away from the lake and it is clearly visible. In case if weather changes and there is heavy snowfall another campsite will be Khabekhal, you will reach by going through a thick forest. Setup your tents at the campsite dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 4: Brahmatal (10,440 feet) to Brahmatal Top (12,250 feet) and then to Daldum   (5 hours) (8 km)

 

Today you will go to Brahmatal top, there are only ascents till you reach Brahmatal top, it is at high altitude; trek for an hour and you will reach Chota jhandidar. now, you have to pass through Chota and Bada Jhandidae to reach on the top. The trail is zig zag and valley is on both the sides.

 

Brahma Tal top is a steep ascent which you will cover in 2-3 hours. The sparkling sky adds glitter to the view of Himalayas, Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti are clearly visible as never before on the previous days.

 

Now, your campsite Daldum is 3 hours away from Brahmatal top and the trail to reach Daldum is through forest, spend time on Brahmatal top facing the splendid peaks then plan your trek to Daldum. Reach there dinner and overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 5: Daldum to Lohajung (4km) (2/3hrs) (2330Mt)

 

After having breakfast at Daldum campsite, the trees will refresh and energize you for descend, today is the last day of your trek. the distance from Daldum to Lohajung is 4 km and it will take 2 to 3 hours to reach there. you will reach Malling when the forest ends, you will reach there in half an hour.

 

On slopes you will some houses of villages. Then follow the trail made up of stone, this trail is made up by the villagers and is used frequently. follow that trail and you will reach Lohajung. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam (215km)

 

Distance is 215 km from Lohajung to Kathgodam by taxi.

 

Our service ends here.

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”

 

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates

 

Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

 

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

 

-Jacket

 

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.

 

-Trekking Pants

 

You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.

 

-Thermals

 

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

 

-Warm clothes

 

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

 

-T- shirts

 

To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)

 

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

 

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 15,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

AVAILABLE MONTHS 2019

Throughout the year

Short Itinerary

 

Day 1:-Kathgodam to Lohajung (215km) (9 hours) (7,600 feet)

 

Day 2:- Lohajung (7,600 feet) to Bekaltal (9,885 feet) (5 hours 6km)

 

Day 3:- Bekaltal (9,885 feet) to Brahmatal (10,440 feet) (5-6 hours) (7km)

 

Day 4:- Brahmatal (10,440 feet) to Brahmatal Top (12,250 feet) and then to Daldum (5 hours) (8 km)

 

Day 5:- Daldum to Lohajung (4km) (2/3hrs) (2330Mt)

 

Day 6:- Lohajung to Kathgodam (215km)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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