Brahmatal trek A Perfect Detailed Guide


On the winter Brahmatal trek, however, you camp close to the alpine lake as well as hike there. What makes the Brahmatal journey unique is the  ability and probability to hike to such a lake in the winter.

When you trek to an alpine lake in the Himalayas, it is one of the best experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the majority of the alpine lakes on our hikes are impassable in the winter.




At Brahmatal, you are already at a height of about 12,000 feet when you are standing next to the frozen lake. The location is beautiful. A shrine is located next to the lake, which lies in a crater, and a lone tree can be seen on the opposite bank. The lake’s waters are also very clean. You can see Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti, two of our country’s most amazing mountains, just beyond the lake’s rim.


The snowfall is not excessive

Even the act of camping in such a place is an experience.

Let’s not forget Bekaltal, another lake trekker who falls in while everyone is focused on Brahmatal. Lower down, Bekaltal is also a wonderful site, encircled by dense trees and attractive mythology. We don’t come across such large lakes inside the trees on excursions. However, during this hike, we camp close to Bekaltal at Gujrani in addition to hiking there.


On this hike through a blanket of snow, the forest treks are some of our favourites. They are captivating without being dangerous. With snow piling high on the tree branches, you can make out a distance through the forest.


On this walk, every campsite is different on its own. Keep an eye out for our camp near Gujrani. It has developed a particular place among trekkers since it is tucked away in a wooded clearing. It can be noted  that the Tilandi and Brahmatal campsites are the best for hikers.


India’s Brahmatal trek is a recent development. However, it quickly gained a lot of popularity and there is  a valid reason for it: the route’s surroundings are particularly ideal for a winter snow walk.

Itinerary of the  trek:

Here is a very brief itinerary of the trekking route that you could possibly use if you are planning to trek to the Brahmatal lake.

DAY-1: A drive from Rishikesh to Lohajung.

DAY-2: Trekking from Lohajung to Gujrani.

DAY-3: Gujrani to Tilandi.

DAY-4: From Tilandi to Brahmatal lake.

DAY-5: From Brahmatal to Lohagunj.

DAY-6: Drive back from Lohajung to  Rishikesh from where you  can either go to your home or can take a tour of different cities of Uttarakhand.

Difficulty of the trek:

We classify the Brahmatal Trek, which rises to a height of 12,250 feet, as Easy-average-Level 2. A level 2 grade denotes slightly longer trekking days interspersed with some challenging hills. Therefore, compared to easy-moderate treks like Kedarkantha and Dayara Bugyal, the Brahmatal walk is a level more challenging. However, there are simple exits and no complex parts.


Let’s get into the specifics: during the course of four days, you will travel about 23 miles and ascend about 4,650 feet. You will walk 7 kilometres per day, with ascents and descents, on average.


Throughout the winter, you will have to ascend this trail through knee-deep snow. Although you won’t require technical staff support, you will need the appropriate safety equipment to manoeuvre it.


Therefore, when discussing safety, it’s important to keep in mind both endurance and snow-covered terrain. Like previous high-altitude treks, you must be physically fit to complete this one; otherwise, you risk missing out on the trek’s splendour owing to exhaustion.

Best time for doing the trek:

Brahmatal remains accessible throughout the high winter months of January and February, when the majority of treks in the Himalayas close. From December through February and into the next spring, it is open.


And that’s a delight because the Brahmatal hike is blessed with beautiful winter snow. However, it makes the journey a little more challenging. However, it was still a worthwhile experience.


The trip has a Narnia-like feel in the winter when oak and rhododendron trees sag beneath the weight of the snow. And as soon as you leave Lohajung, something occurs.


Aside from the snow, the frozen Bekaltal lake is a captivating sight. Standing next to it makes one feel as though time has stopped. However, tread lightly on this frozen lake. The ice might or might not be firm enough to sustain your weight depending on the month.


Camping on the snow in Tilandi with magnificent sunrises and sunsets is another wintertime delight. In contrast to October, the brilliant hues are now mirrored on the wintry, white landscape.


Above was a detailed guide about the Brahmatal lake which you can and  should do at least once. This trek will allow you to get yourselves closer to nature and you will feel the  calmness and  virtueness of this beautiful place.


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