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Brahma Tal Trek

 Uttarakhand    5 Nights/6 Days 47 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Brahma Tal trek is a moderate winter trek gaining popularity rapidly in the last couple of years.

Never ending ridge lines, sprawling Bugyal, High altitude lakes, majestic peak views, and fresh snow on the trail are a compelling proposition for the Brahma Tal winter trek. Also, it will be unjust to the Brahma Tal trek route if we don’t mention the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset colors here. You will witness surely stunning dawn and dusk color, from Lohajung as well as Brahma Tal camp. The lake is a hidden and secluded one amidst the ridge, whereas per legend, Lord Brahma meditated. 

The peak view from the route is captivating; from east to west you can see the High Himalayan ranges. On the right eastward direction we can see Mrigthuni, Trishul, and straight north the Bethartoli Himal and Nandaghunti. On the left westward side we can see the massive Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Kamet, Hathi and Ghoda peaks. This is just the opposite ridge of the famous Roopkund trek and offers a Birds-eye view of the route including Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, Roopkund and Junargali including far poised the famous Ronty saddle.

 

Brahma Tal Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung:220 km -10/11 hours

  • The guests are picked from Kathgodam in the morning and travel to Lohajung.
  • Lohajung is about 220 km away and it will take 10/11 hours to reach. 
  • The road is through the Kumaon region and mostly goes along widespread valleys of Shivalik Himalayas. We cross Almora and Kausani on our way.
  • We are expected to reach Lohajung by late evening and the guests are dropped in tourist rest house/lodge.

Day 2: Trek to Bekhal Tal/Khopdalia campsite: 6 Km - 4/5 hours

  • We will start the trek today. We walk gradually up on the ridge starting just beside Lohajung and walk on a gentle gradient up encircling the mountain
  • Enroute, witness the magnificent view of Didna village and Nandaghunti mountain. 
  • The walk goes inside the jungle of conifer, cedar, oak and fir. 
  • After walking, we will reach the campsite and have the hot served lunch here.
  • Bekhal lake is just 10 minutes from the campsite, one may take a visit to the lake.
  • Overnight camping at the campsite to end the day.

Day 3: Trek to Brahma Tal: 6 Km - 4/5 hours

  • Rise early morning and have breakfast and we will start the main trail from the campsite today.
  • The trail takes us inside the forest which is a mix of Rhododendrons and conifers. 
  • There is a moderate climb of one and half hour & we continue to walk with occasional breaks.
  • We will reach the edge of Bugyal, the high altitude of meadows of the Himalayas which has an enchanting view of several peaks.
  • After another hour of walking we descent on the left slope to reach the lake, Brahma Tal. 
  • The lake is hard to locate from far but one needs to be close enough to get the glimpse of the dark turquoise water.
  • After sumptuous dinner, we will camp overnight in this place.

Day 4: Trek to Khamila Top and back to Brahma Tal: 7 Km - 6/7 hours

  • We will start the trek by 6-6:30 am in the morning to Khamila top.
  • It is a moderate climb to the top of the ridge for 3-4 hours and expected to reach by 10:00 am.
  • The last stretch to summit is boulder strewn. The view from top is truly a panorama of more than 180°.  From here you can see peaks of Badrinath valley, from west Chaukhamba, Neelkanth to Hati Ghoda to our north east Nanda Ghunti, Bethartoli Himal, Ronty, Trishul, Mrigthuni to Maiktoli, Devtoli in east.
  • After spending half an hour we start descending our camp at Brahma Tal and rest for the day. 

Day 5: Trek down to Lohajung – 12 Km – 6/7 hours

  • This day after breakfast, we will start descending down to Lohajung. 
  • This trail is about 6/7 hours and on the way, we can witness the panoramic views of valleys.
  • We will reach Lohajung by evening and we can even witness the sunset on the valley side. 
  • Rest for the day in the lodge.  

Day 6: Drive to Rishikesh/Haridwar - 250-270 Km - 10/11 hours

  • Morning, we will start our return journey to Haridwar which is almost 270 km from Lohajung.
  • We are expected to reach Rishikesh/Haridwar by late evening. 
  • The trip ends here and return back with the cherished memories of the trek. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Lohajung
Finish Point
Lohajung
Category
Trekking and Hiking
Trip Code
O520A2609

Inclusions

  • 2 night’s accommodation at Lohajung (Day 1 & Day 5) in a lodge on sharing basis and dinner.
  • All meals during the trek. Regular Indian style nutritious vegetarian food during the trek (including occasional eggs), breakfast packed/hot lunch (depending upon the time you reach a campsite), snacks, dinner along with coffee/tea/soup.
  • Excellent Trekking Guide, who will be a local to this particular area and has a profound knowledge of the trekking trails around.
  • Specialized Cook, Support staff, Porters/Packed Animals for carrying the central logistics of the trek.
  • Stay in tents (3 person dome or ridge-shaped tents) on sharing basis during the trek.
  • Camping equipment like a Sleeping bag, Carry mattress, Gaiters, Microspikes/Crampon. (Bring your own sleeping if you have a high altitude specific personal Sleeping Bag. This is always better for hygienic reasons.)
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent as required during the trek.
  • All permit fee, camping charges, forest levy required for the trek.
  • Basic Medical & First Aid kit.
  • Accidental Insurance Policy covering high altitude trekking tours (For Indian nationals it is included in the TREK FEE, up to 60 years of age). It covers your trek as well as your return journey to Haridwar/Kathgodam

Exclusions

  • Transportation from Kathgodam to Lohajung and back to Haridwar/Kathgodam (Rs 1500-1800 per persons both ways for the pick up and drop)
  • We assume that you will carry your personal Rucksack/Backpack with all your personal belongings. If you want to offload your Rucksack and be carried by our Pack Animal/Porter then you need to pay additional ₹ 1200 for the entire duration of the trek. The Rucksack should not weigh more than 10 Kg.
  • Any tip/gratuity to the support staff.
  • Anything is is NOT mentioned in the “Inclusions” or personal in nature.
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Important Information

Rucksack/Back Pack: 1(must have)Between 40 to 50 Litres. Don’t buy more than 60L unless you are in expeditions. These will be heavier and can cause discomfort if not fully loaded!)

Rucksack cover (Waterproof): 1; Advised. MUST for protection from rain/dust/stain etc. (Alternately you can keep your clothing and warm jacket inside polythene pack. Do get the pack(s) back to home and reuse/recycle).

Daypack/Knapsack: 1; Optional (Can carry along with you with a water bottle, food, camera and wind/waterproof etc.) if you want to offload your Rucksack in permissible routes.

Trekking Shoe/Boot: Pair; (must have). A good quality trekking shoe/boot must have the following specs :

i) A sticky rubber sole with a lug (indentations for better grip).
ii) Ankle support (Medium or high ankle).
iii) Waterproofing membrane. (A must for high altitude and winter treks).

Get a pair and “break-in” well in advance that you don’t face any sores/blisters once you are on mountains.

T-shirt (Base layer while you are hiking): 3/4; (must have). Take at least one Dry fit/Quick dry type which can ventilate sweat/moisture wicking. These are made of synthetic materials.Cotton T-shirts are NOT advised and avoid especially when you walk.

Warm Jacket (Mid layer clothing for warmth): 1; (must have)Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill (Some refer as Hollow Fill) Jacket/Down feather Jacket.
While hiking you will not require this unless you are hiking in cold conditions. Use this when you cool down at the campsite).

Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater (Outer layer clothing for protection from wind and rain/snowfall): 1 (must have); A hooded one made of water-resistant/repellent material is highly advised.
Use this along with Base layer (t-shirt) while hiking unless it is warm and sunny weather. Wear this always as outer later to protect from wind chill be while hiking or at camp site.

Thermal wear (Base Layer once you reach campsite): 1 pair; Upper and lower (Woolly cot). Must for winter treks.

Trek pant: 2 pair (must have) Can be Track pants (avoid cotton), 3 quarter/Cargo or Convertible kind.
One Dry fit/Quick dry track pant is advised. Water repellent/proof quality is a plus.
For altitude above 5000m/16400ft, you should use windproof and waterproof trek pants.

Raincoat/Poncho/Waterproof clothing: (must have); Waterproofing during your trek in the Himalayas, be it in summer or winter.

This can be achieved by any of the following:
ii) Use your windproof jacket and hiking pant having water repellent/proofing quality.
ii) A Poncho/Raincoat.

Balaclava/Woolen skull cap/Monkey Cap: 1; (must have) for protection from cold. Made of woolen/synthetic warm material.

Sun cap/Wide-brimmed Hat/Bandana: 1; For protection from sun while you hike.

Undergarments/Innerwear: As per need.

Hiking Socks: 3/4 pair; Use full-length socks (Don’t use tennis socks). 100% Cotton socks are NOT recommended as these absorb sweat and dry slowly. A pair of woolen material is nice to have especially in winter treks.

Woolen gloves: 1 pair; (must have).

Waterproof gloves: 1 pair; Optional. Useful especially on high altitude treks where snow/ice is encountered.

Camp sandal: 1 pair; Can be a strap on sports sandal or a Hawaiian sleeper.

Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles/Ski Poles: 1 pair/Single; Nice to have, reduces the pressure on knees and gives balance especially while descending. Advised at least one pole for treks involving snow/ice.

Knee cap: 1 pair; Optional. Makes a difference especially if you have knee injuries/problems (Neoprene added variant is better).

Water bottle/Hydration pack: 1; (must have)Good quality plastic bottle.

Sunglasses: (must have) for all the high altitude treks and winter treks. Polarised/Anti-glare is always a better option in the snow with UV400 (UV A & B) protection. Trekkers using spectacle can order custom make powered sunglasses.

Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries: (must have). Head torch keeps your hands free.

Accessories/Toiletries: Optional and try to share when you travel in a group.

Sunscreen lotion – Optional. At least 30/40 SPF.
ChapStick/Cold & Moisturising cream – Optional. As per need. Use small tubes/bottles.
Toothbrush and toothpaste – Carry the smallest available tube of toothpaste.
Soap/Soap strip – Carry small pocket size soap, or Soap strip.
Hand sanitizer – Optional. Small bottle.
Tissue roll ( Toilet paper) – This is a must item as water may not be available in the vicinity.
Towel – Medium size (lightweight).
Anti-Fungal Powder – Optional. This helps to keep the socks and the trek shoe drier and odour free to an extent. Carry the smallest container.

Camera with extra cells: Optional. Normally there is no charging point on the Himalayan trek routes, carry spare batteries/power bank.

Dry food items(Kit): 1; (must have). Carry some dry fruits, chocolate/energy/protein bars, and Glucon D/Tang/Gatorade.

Personal First-Aid Kit: Optional – Antiseptic cream, Betadine/Dettol/Savlon, Band-aid, cotton, crepe bandage, safety pin etc.

Medicines Kit: 1; This is a simple guideline and a doctor’s consultation is recommended.)
a) General medicines comprising of a headache, fever, vomiting, stomach upset and pain killer (Volini gel/spray)
b) Anti Diarrhoeal
c) Antibiotics – ( choose broad spectrum antibiotics for treating a variety of infections – carry a course of each)
d) Mild analgesics – (Aspirin/Paracetamol etc but DO NOT take Codeine based painkillers).
e) Strong analgesics (Co-Proxamol/Ponstan/Temgesic, use with care).
f) Anti-inflammatory (Nurofen or diclofenac sodium)
g) Diamox – This helps in acclimatization (a proper dosage is must if taken. Drink a lot of water as this is a diuretic drug.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 7 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 3 days
  • No refund after that

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  • Kathogdam Railway Station
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