Lohajung, Bekaltal, Brahmtal Peak, Daldum
Region: Garwal, Uttarakhand
Duration: 06 Days (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 12,100 ft.
Approx. trekking: 22km.
Best time: December to February
- Two Frozen Glacial Lakes – Brahmatal & Bekaltal
- Easy Climb to Snowy Brahmtal Peak at 12,100 ft.
- Unmatched Views of Mt. Trishul and Himalayas
Winters is the time when the great Himalayan ranges wear a white blanket and presents to us some magnificent sights. Where many such views are away from the reach of a beginner or moderate trekker, Brahmatal Trek is one of very few such gems that provides an opportunity to experience snow like never before.
The best part is that the Brahmatal Lake and Summit trail is not as crowded as the likes of Kuari Pass or Kedarkantha, may be because of a name not popularized yet over the internet or may be approach being a little further. But despite being less popular, it surely should be your first preference as a snow trek for being more adventurous option with out of this world views, as well as for being less crowded than the others.
Brahmatal Lake trek offers not only snow summit and camps, it also offers frozen high-altitude lakes and some awe-inspiring views of summits over 7000 meters. The sight of Mt. Trishul riht next is something that cannot be matched. Just do not think over too much, in winters this is the trek to take up to get all what you want, and perhaps more and importantly avoiding huge crowded fairs as in other trails.
Kathgodam to Lohajung
Local Transport (Local Jeeps), if required
Lohajung to Kathgodam
Two Nights at Lohajung on Triple Sharing Basis
Three Nights Camping during Trek
Dome Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags
Mess Tent for the Group
Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
Two Dinners and One Breakfast at Lohajung
All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek
All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions
Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
Natural Spring / Purified Water during Trek
One Qualified Trek Leader
One Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
Safety & Rescue
Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
Walky Talky with Team Members for Swift Communication
Crampons / Microspikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
Oxygen Cylinder with the Team
First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
Oxymeter with the Team
Staff Travel Insurance
Nature & Environment
Proper Segregation Bins an Waste Management at Campsite
Charity Support to One Local Community-Based NGO
Clean up Drive at Season Ending
Equipment Purchase and Rental Support
Maximum 18-22 Trekkers in a Batch
Permits up to Rs. 500/-
Meals During Transportation
Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
Tips, Gratitude to the Team
PRICE: ON REQUEST
TDI expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.
*Travel Insurance (up to Rs. 2,00,000/-) is available @ Rs. 350 per trekker for the whole trek duration. For Travel Insurance, booking must be made at least two weeks prior to the departure date.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
Day No: 1
KATHGODAM TO LOHARJUNG (215 Kms / 08 Hours): Arrive at Kathgodam railway station and drive to Loharjung (transportation included) which will take approximately 8 to 9 hours. The route passes through many beautiful hill stations, few names like Bhimtal, Almora and Kausani. You drive alongside local rivers and get views of many peaks like Kamet, Nandaghunti, Trishul, Nanda Devi amongst others. Arrive at your basecamp, Lohajung by the evening. It is a small town / clustered village with very basic facilities availabe. Dinner and overnight at Lohajung.
Day No: 2
LOHARJUNG TO BEKALTAL (7611 – 9875 ft. 6.5KM): We start our trek from Lohajung. Initially, we move gradually upwards through the forest interspersed by a few village houses. The trail is also divided by a few local streams, major being Gujrani which we’ll be crossing with the help of local bridges. Today’s trek will take around 05 hours to reach our campsite near a pristine lake called Bekal Tal. The area is surrounded with thick oak forests and in winters, the lake will be frozen. On day one of the trek itself we will have an amazing camp to doze off.
Day No: 3
BEKALTAL TO KHABEKHAL (OR BRAHMATAL) (9875 – 10738 ft. / 8.5 Kms): Today is an easy day. After breakfast, we proceed further through thick oak forests for about an hour or so aftr which there is a steep descent, we will reach today’s campsite Khabekhal (Brahmatal). However in winters snowfall may occur anytime and depending on snow conditions, it might take longer to reach the destination.
Day No: 4
KHABEKHAL TO DALDUM VIA BRAHMATAL PEAK (12618 ft.) (10728 – 9350 ft. 5 Kms): Today we will to climb to BrahmaTal Peak and return back to campsite at Daldum. The time taken to reach the summit is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. The trail followed is a curvy route sandwiched between two valleys on either side. It offers splendid views of the mighty Himalayas especially Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nandaghunti which lie side by side separated majorly by Ronti Saddle in the following range. On return, it’ll take about 2.5 – 3 hours to reach Daldum.
Day No: 5
DALDUM TO LOHARJUNG (9350 – 7627 ft. 3.7 KM): Today we will prepare ourselves for descent back to Loharjung through the same forested trails passing by several mountain villages on the slopes. Descend will take less time and the day is not that exhaustive. We return back to Lohajung and have plenty of time and energy to share photographs among the group and celebrate our amazing trek. Overnight at tourist lodge at Lohajung.
Day No: 6
LOHARJUNG TO KATHGODAM: Today we leave from Loharjung to Kathgodam for the journey back home.(Transportation is INCLUDED). We reach Kathgodam by around 5 pm in the evening. But we recommend booking further trains / bus to back home only scheduled after 08 pm. to keep the extra buffer time in hand.