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Best Winter Trek in Garhwal - Uttarakhand

Brahmatal Trek

October to March

β‚Ή 9999 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

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Brahmatal Trek is a hidden gem in the upper part of the Himalayas which is still untouched by most travellers around the world. Brahmatal Lake is dedicated to Lord Brahma. This beautiful lake is situated amidst the Himalayas. The Brahmatal trek offers you scenic valleys, rivers, oak forests and serene settlements. In winter, the trek is covered with snow, and this is something most travellers love to see and gets mesmerized.

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How you can reach Lohajung (Starting point of Brahmatal Trek?

 

By Train: Kathgodam station is one of the main stations of the district and is an old station. It has good connectivity to many places and these include Lucknow, Delhi and Howrah. From Kathgodam we can arrange taxis for you to Lohajung Village.

By Air: The nearest airport to Kathgodam is Pantnagar Airport which is located at a distance of 32 km from Kathgodam. The airport is well connected to Delhi. Taxis are easily available from the airport to Kathgodam.

By Bus: Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses to Nainital stop at Haldwani, which is the twin city of Kathgodam (8 hours journey). Usually, buses drop you off at Haldwani Bus Station. From there you have to come to Kathgodam railway station which is 4 km away. You can take government buses from ISBT Anand Vihar.

 

Altitude

12,250 ft 

Difficulty

Moderate

Duration

6 D/5 N

Starting Point

Lohajung

Day 1: Kathgodam/ Haridwar to Lohajung (8-10 hours/ Drive: 210 km)

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We will arrange taxis for you from Kathgodam Railway station that leaves at 6:00 a.m to Lohajung. The distance covered during the travel is around 210 km and it takes around 8-10 hours the reach.

After reaching Lohajung you will enter your guesthouse or homestay and either you can take a rest or explore the local market and the culture of the people of Lohajung.

While on the way to Lohajung from Kathgodam you will see famous mountain peaks like Mt. Trishul, Maiktoli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Khat, Hathi Parvat and Ghora Parvat. You will also pass by the famous hill stations like Almora, Bhimtal, Baijnath and Kausani.

Walking the Himalayas will also communicate you with the timing of pickup by email or message before your bookings of the trek.

Note* The booking will not include lunch for the day. It's all-inclusive from Lohajung, we will take care of your meals and lodging.

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Altitude: 7,600 ft

Stay: Homestay

 

Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal  (5-6 hours/Trek: 6 km)

 

Your trek will start today after having an early morning breakfast. Our guide will give you a basic idea of the trek and the itinerary.

Today you will trek for about 6kms and it will take around 6-7 hours to complete (depending on your speed). We will suggest you not to take the stress and allow your body to adjust accordingly.

You will be passing by jungle and dense vegetation of oak and rhododendron.

As you walk towards Bekaltal, you will get see the mesmerising view of mountain peaks filling up the horizon.

After 6-7 hours you will reach your campsite near a beautiful lake Bekatal.

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Trek: 6 km / 6-7 hrs
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 9,885 ft

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Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal (6-7 hours/Trek: 7 km)

 

Today you will have your early morning breakfast and start your trek through another forest trail. Today you will be trekking for around 6-7 km the reach Brahma. You will pass through the dense forests of oak trees and rhododendron.

If you are lucky enough then you will also get the chance to see the state bird "Monal".

After crossing the dense forest you will reach Telindi top. Telindi Top is a vast ground of Alpine Meadows. In winters these meadows are completely covered by snow.

You will be mesmerized by the view of the frozen shores of Brahmatal Lake. You will enjoy capturing the beautiful views of the Himalayas on your lens.

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Trek: 6-7 hours / 7 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 10,440 ft

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Day 4: Day 4: Brahmatal to Brahmatal Top (12,250 feet) and back  (4-5 hours)

 

Along the way, you will find tricky pathways through Chota Jhandidar and Bada Jhandidar.
You will walk on the mountain ridge and after a trek of around 3 hours, you will reach Brahmatal Top.
On reaching the Brahmatal Top you can enjoy yourself with the beautiful views of Mt. Trishul and Nandhaghunti.

Trek: 4-5 hours

Stay: Camp
Altitude: 12,250 ft

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Day 5: Brahmatal to Lohajung  (7-8 hours/ 12 km)

 

Your treks come to end and today you will go back to Lohajung along the same path you took to reach Brahmatal.

After reaching Lohajung you can either check in to your guest house and take a rest or you can visit the nearby places.

Trek: 12 km

Stay: Homestay
Altitude: 7,600 ft

 

Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam

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After having breakfast in the morning you will depart to Kathgodam.
 

Brahmatal 5 Nights Package

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Cost Per Person

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β‚Ή 12499 (2 - 4 Persons) 

β‚Ή 10999(5+ Persons) 

β‚Ή 9999 (7+ Persons)

November: 20,27

December: Every Weekend

Jan: Every Weekend

Feb: Every Weekend

March: Every Weekend

April: Every Weekend 

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  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

Included in the package

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  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

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Not included in the package

 

  • Transport to and from Kathgodam/Haridwar – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Kathgodam/Haridwar Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Kathgodam to Wan Village costs around Rs. 6000 - 7000 per taxi and Rs. 9000 - 10000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  

 

  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Wan and back.

 

  • Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Wan Village (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).

 

  • Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

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Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

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In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

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The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

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  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

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Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.

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