Trekking in Uttarakhand has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years and Uttarakhand has become the most preferred trekking destination of the country. Trekkers from within and outside India visits here to try various treks of Uttarakhand. Brahmatal Trek is one of those trek that trekkers love to try and this trek is also famous as a religious trek of the country.
- Area – Garhwal Himalayas
- Trek Duration – 6 days
- Trekking Grade – Easy-Moderate
- Altitude – 3400 m.
- Trek Length – 30 km
About Brahmatal Trek
Lohajung serving as the base camp, the Brahmatal Trek starts from the Kathgodam. Located in the Garhwal Himalayan region of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand this trekking trail offers you a peak of Kumaon region along with Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, peaks, and many more.
Although the Brahmatal Trek is preferred by both the beginners and as well as experienced trekkers this trek takes you to the elevation of 3400 meters above sea level. During this trek, you pass through beautiful alpine forests, meadows, valleys, and vast stretches of snow-covered mountain terrains. This trek takes around 30 km long and takes around 6 days to complete. As this trek can be done by anyone with basic fitness it is considered somewhere between the easy to moderate in terms of difficulty. During this trek, you come across many interesting views which itself becomes the reason why one should try this trek and in addition, the 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from the Brahmatal summit added bonus for a trek.
Brahmatal Trek Route
Dehradun – Lohajung – Bekaltal – Brahmatal Campsite – Brahmatal Top
Brahmatal Trek Difficulty Level
Brahmatal Trek is a perfect mixture of easy and challenging trails, it is categorized under the easy to moderate level. It is very famous among beginners and it is one of the most preferred treks. Brahmatal Trek is a perfect option for those who are looking for a winter Himalayan trek for the first time. It is naturally crafted in such a way that even the beginners would not lose their way.
Why Brahmatal Trek is Famous?
- Brahmatal trek is one of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand. Trekkers love camping next to the solidified shores of Bekaltal. Most of the part of this trek is snow which makes this trek more amazing and exciting.
- Brahmatal Trek is perfect for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers
- This trek takes trekkers through beautiful streams, oak trees, valleys, and hushed hamlets.
Things To Carry For Brahmatal Trek
- Jacket (Main jacket)
- Raincoat/ Poncho
- Inner Wear (Thermal Wear)
- Tshirt or Fleece
- Track Pant
- Extra pair of Socks
- Trekking/ Hiking Shoes
- Woolen Cap
- Rucksack (At least 40L)
- Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
- Extra pair of clothes
- Power Bank
Best Time To Visit Brahmatal Trek
As this trek is considered to be the winter trek the best months to visit Brahmatal Trek are winter months of January and February. During these months you can witness heavy snowfall in the region, you will get to walk on the blanket of snow. The amount of snow is such that it tempts the trekkers from all over the world to take up the challenge of trekking at Brahmatal Trek.
Being a winter trek the weather here is mostly sunny but tends to get very cold during the nights. The temperature here during the day time reaches around 3 degrees to 10-degree centigrade but at nights it drops down up to -5 degrees centigrade which is very freezing.
Weather at Brahmatal Trek
During the daytime, the temperature here is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The evenings are freezing with temperatures tumbling to – 5 degrees centigrade. Due to its steep slopes and slippery terrain, Brahmatal Trek isn’t ideal during the monsoon months of July and August. Months of March and April are considered to be the best to visit this trek and during this time you will be thrilled to see the tones of rhododendrons blooming over the path. You can observe the red, white, and pink rhododendron which will be a treat to the eyes.
Brahmatal trek is elevated at the height of 3400 mts. It is the trek which is roughly around 24 kilometers and takes around 6 days to serenely finish the trek.
How To Reach Brahmatal
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport. You will have to hire a cab from the airport to Lohajung or you can take a bus to Lohajung, which starts early in the morning from the bus stand.
By Train: The last railway station to reach the basecamp Lohajung is the Dehradun railway station. People often prefer railways over airways because it is cheaper with trains and you get to see the landscape in its full glory, and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun. You will have to hire a private cab from the airport to Lohajung or you can take a bus to Lohajung from the bus stand which starts early in the morning.
By Road: Regular bus service is available from Dehradun which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses and also you can hire private cabs for your comfortable journey to the basecamp.