Brahmatal Trek

6 Days
  • 12,250 ft
  • Easy - Moderate Trekking
  • Winter - December to February, Spring - Feburary to March, Autumn - September end to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Kathgodam Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Basecamp: Community tents. On the trail: Camping in Hillman Expedition tents, twin-sharing tents
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

Brahmatal Trek: Exploring the Mystical Himalayan Beauty

The Brahmatal Trek is a captivating and offbeat trekking experience nestled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. This trek takes adventurers through enchanting forests, serene meadows, and picturesque landscapes, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks and the pristine Brahmatal Lake.

Historically, Brahmatal holds significance as it is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma, the creator in Hindu mythology, meditated. The word “Brahmatal” translates to “the lake of Lord Brahma.” The lake is considered sacred by the locals and holds religious importance, attracting pilgrims as well as trekkers.

The trek begins at Lohajung and passes through quaint villages like Wan and Bekaltal. The highlight of the trek is reaching the Brahmatal Lake, situated at an altitude of 3,840 meters (12,600 feet). The frozen lake during winter adds to the charm of the trek.

The best time to undertake the Brahmatal Trek is during the winter months of December to February when the lake is frozen and the surrounding landscapes are blanketed in snow. It offers a unique experience of trekking in the snow-clad Himalayas.

The Brahmatal Trek combines natural beauty, adventure, and a touch of mythology, making it an unforgettable journey for trekkers seeking a unique Himalayan experience.

Brahmatal Trek Tour Highlights

  • Breathtaking Views: Marvel at the panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks like Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, and Chaukhamba.
  • Brahmatal Lake: Explore the serene and frozen Brahmatal Lake, surrounded by majestic mountains.
  • Dense Forests: Trek through enchanting forests of oak and rhododendron, immersing yourself in nature's beauty.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot various Himalayan wildlife, including Himalayan monal, musk deer, and langurs.
  • Frozen Waterfalls: Admire the frozen cascades along the trek, creating stunning ice formations.
  • Local Villages: Visit charming villages like Lohajung and Bekaltal, interacting with the friendly locals and experiencing their culture.
  • Adventurous Experience: Challenge yourself with the thrill of winter trekking, crossing snowy slopes and ascending to higher altitudes.

Brahmatal Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

The Brahmatal Lake Trek begins at 06:00 in the morning at the parking of Kathgodham railway station, where you will be received by our representative.
Get transferred into a car for a drive onto base camp Lohajung of Drive distance of 210 km in 10-11hr

where for the first few hours, the route will run parallel to the River Kosi, making it an exceptionally beautiful drive.
You will cross some of the most famous tourist attractions of Uttarakhand including Bhimtal, Kausani, and Almora.

On the last stretch of the drive, in close proximity to Lohagung, the peak of Mt. Nanda Ghunti will meet your eyes.
Reach Lohagung Lodge and overnight stay.
You can also check out the local Lohajung market for any last-minute shopping of trek essentials that you might need.

The Brahmatal trekking tour begins. Today, you will go trekking for almost 5 hours, 6km. The route begins from Lohagunj up a snaky trail leading into the forest. After walking for a while we will reach the village of Mandoli.

You can fill your water bottles here. and take a short break. The trail becomes interesting with gradual ascents and curves. Soon we will reach the confluence of the Kali & Pindari rivers at Kali valley.
Trekking further you will find yourself amidst Rhododendrons which grow here in the months of February & March.

The next landmark of the route is a wooden bridge above a stream which is accessible while descending the slope.
After crossing the wooden bridge, you will reach Begum, a resting point overlooking the vast lush buyers at a distance. Set up camp in close proximity to Lake Khopdaliya.

The tranquillity and serenity of this place will win you over. where Spring and manmade water points are available.
Overnight stay in the camp, Hot lunch at the camp, Go to Bekaltal lake for an evening walk, Bekaltal lake is 15 minutes walk from the campsite.

trekking today will cover 7km in 6 hours, you will cross oak and rhododendron forests over steep slopes for some time before you arrive at a meadow called Telandi. During winters, this vast stretch of green is covered with snow and is transformed into an enormous snowfield.

The meadow begins a descent to Brahmatal. From here, you will find a small nag devta mandir temple if you go to your left. You will recognize it by the yellow flags fluttering in the air. Descend the slope to make your way toward Brahmatal Lake, located at a distance of about 500 meters from the temple. As you proceed, the valleys of Almora and Nainital will accompany you. Everywhere you run your eyes, you are treated to spectacular views of the colossal peaks of several Himalayan ranges in Uttarakhand like Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and others of the Greater Himalayas.

Your day begins early in the morning as you make your way toward Lake Brahmatal, which involves an uphill climb. Oak and rhododendron trees dot the trail, making it an exceptionally beautiful one. After some time, the zigzag ascending trail will finally end in Lake Brahmatal. On a clear day with sunny skies, the lake reflects the sunlight and with its clear waters, appears like a mirror laid down in front of you.

As you continue your trek, you will come across a small stream formed by snow melting. Keep hiking till you begin the final climb toward the pass. Even though this part of the trek is a bit challenging and tiring, the views that await you from the top are worth it. Once you reach the top, you are treated to the views of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti. Take your time and savor the beauty of the surroundings, for these are views that move you from within and remain etched in your memory for a long time.

The descending trail is different from the ascending trail and offers you 180-degree views of the entire Himalayan ranges and peaks like Haukhamba, Mandi, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, and Maitoli. After a while, you will reach a clearing surrounded by trees on all sides. This is the Tilbudi campsite, where you will be camping for the night.

Start the day with an early breakfast, and begin your descent to Wan, a trekking trail dotted with oak and rhododendron trees. It is a beautiful trail that lets you click several pictures and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After a certain distance, you will reach a water source at Chota Tilbudi. After about 30 minutes, the village of Wan is visible below. From here, it will take you another 30 minutes to reach the main road from where a vehicle arranged by TMI will take you to Lohagunj.

After a good night’s rest at the Lohagunj rest house, you will be returning to Kathgodam today. From there on, you can continue with your onward journey. The tour comes to an end.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best time to do the Brahmatal Trek?

The best time to undertake the trek is during the winter months of December to February when the lake is frozen and the surroundings are covered in snow.

Is prior trekking experience required for the Brahmatal Trek?

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is advisable to have some basic trekking experience and a good level of fitness.

What is the level of difficulty for the Brahmatal Trek?

The Brahmatal Trek is considered moderate in difficulty, suitable for beginners with proper preparation and fitness.

Are guides or porters necessary for the trek?

While it is possible to do the trek independently, hiring a guide or porter is recommended for navigation and to enhance the overall experience.

Is camping equipment available for rent along the trek?

Yes, camping equipment can be rented in nearby towns or obtained through trekking agencies.

Are there any age restrictions for the Brahmatal Trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to endure long trekking days.

What should be the fitness level for the Brahmatal Trek?

A good level of cardiovascular endurance and strength is recommended to tackle the trek comfortably.

Are there any medical facilities along the trek?

There are water sources along the route, but it’s recommended to carry water purification tablets or a water filter for safe drinking water.

Are there any altitude-related concerns during the Brahmatal Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the trek is approximately 3,860 meters (12,664 feet), and proper acclimatization is necessary to avoid altitude sickness.

Are there any wildlife sightings during the trek?

While sightings are not guaranteed, the region is known for Himalayan wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan monal, and various bird species.

Are there any nearby attractions to combine with the Brahmatal Trek?

Nearby attractions include visiting the picturesque Bedni Bugyal, Ali Bugyal, and the stunning Roopkund Lake.

What type of weather can be expected during the trek?

In winter, temperatures can drop below freezing, with chilly days and cold nights. It’s essential to carry adequate warm clothing and gear.

Are permits required for the Brahmatal Trek?

Yes, permits are required for the trek, and they can be obtained from the forest department or local authorities.

Is there mobile network connectivity along the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited and unreliable along most of the trek. It’s advised to inform your loved ones beforehand.

What should be included in the packing list for the Brahmatal Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bag, trekking poles, headlamp, first aid kit, and sufficient food and water.

Is it possible to do the Brahmatal Trek in reverse?

While the traditional route starts from Lohajung and ends at Lohajung, it is possible to do the trek in reverse, starting from Wan village.


Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • Professional Local Guide
  • 12,250 ft
  • Easy - Moderate Trekking
  • Winter - December to February, Spring - Feburary to March, Autumn - September end to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Kathgodam Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Basecamp: Community tents. On the trail: Camping in Hillman Expedition tents, twin-sharing tents
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60