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Awesome Things to Know About Brahmatal Trek

by Geetika Gautam

Brahmatal trek is a famous trekking destination in North India. Located in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, and close to Mt. Kedarnath, it attracts people from all over the world.  This trek is therefore, known for its natural beauty and spiritual significance.

Similarly, the Brahmatal trek can be undertaken as a complete package tour. Or as an individual package by directly contacting the operators on the ground. 

Time to Visit The Brahmatal Trek

The best months to go are from mid-March till mid-May and from September till November. The months of June to August can get slightly crowded. In short, it coincides with the peak tourist season in India. 

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Brahmatal – Popular Winter Trek

Brahmatal is a popular winter trek among tourists in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. The trekking route covers various scenic spots including Gangotri, Gaumukh, and other destinations in Uttarakhand. The route is, therefore, dotted with Hindu monuments and temples such as Raghupathi Bishnoi’s.

The Brahmatal Trek takes you to different places during its course. You can trek the trail for four days or for two days. You can, therefore, customize your itinerary as per your preferences and wishes. The first day takes you to Chirgaon, the second day to Bhavanipur, the third day to Adi Kadi, and the fourth day back to Gangotri. On the third day, you can break the journey at Gomukh for a night. On the fourth day, trek as far as desired or return to Gangotri. You also have the option of staying in a hotel overnight at Gomukh on any of these days.

If you are short on time and prefer to cover less distance this is an ideal trek for you. Expect to explore new places and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the region. The most challenging part of the trail is when you trek from Bhavanipur to Adi Kadi. Likewise, the route here is steep, and you have to climb 1,500-2,000 steps in a stretch before you reach Adi Kadi.

If you like trekking trails that are different from the ordinary, consider this one! This route will take you through forests and mountains decorated with plateaus with snow-covered peaks all around. The trail is open from late November to early April. The best time to trek the Brahmatal Trek is from December to January.  

While doing this trek, you can also immerse yourself in yoga and meditation along with trekking. Yoga camps are held regularly for a few days on the other side of Gangotri-Gomukh Valley.

Brahmatal Trek Offers The Best Sunset

Brahmatal Trek is a short trek that offers the best sunset view of the Himalayas. Likewise, it is also an easy trek perfect for beginners, with moderate inclines and descents. 

A trip like this will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed from a very demanding city life back home. Moreover, you can see the wide valley of Mundoli, and the borders of Kumaon and Garhwal range in golden colour. In other words,  this sight is surely going to amaze you. 

Brief Itinerary of Brahmatal Trek 

Brahmatal trek takes you to a picturesque valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the Uttarakhand region of India. The origin of the valley is said to be from the tears of Brahma which fell on this place after he saw the suffering of humans in this world. The trekking trail starts from a small village called Sankri and passes through dense forests, streams, rivers and ends at majestic Dronagiri Peak. This peak encircles the entire valley.

Tour Itinerary:

Kathgodam to Lohajung

  • The trek is approximately 138 Km long . There are also many places to visit along the way which gives an opportunity to know about the local culture. 
  • The trek starts from Kathgodam which is situated at an altitude of 1300 mts, Garhwal district in Uttarakhand State. 

Lohajung to Bekaltal

 1 : Arrival at Lohajung

2 : Crossing the Bhagirathi in the morning, trek to Nautiyal

3 :Trek through the forests of oaks and firs. Conclude the 4-5 hours long trek after you reach Bekalta

Bekaltal to Brahmatal

  • This trek is one of many that can be made in this area and the first that we will be doing for our trek.
  • Meanwhile the trails will also take you through a forest. And once you reach Telindi top, you get to see the enchanting views of the mighty Himalayas.
  • After this you can continue walking to reach Brahmatal or Khabekhal Lake.

Brahmatal to Brahmatal high point and back

The trek starts in the little village of Brahmatal, known for its natural beauty. And from there we walk through the lush wetlands that cover much of the valley. After passing a number of local monasteries, we ascend to the site where the God Vishnu is said to have meditated before creating Brahma or life. The high point is 2200 meters above sea level.

Brahmatal to Lohajung

This is the shortest and easiest stretch of the trek. It starts from Brahmatal, 3600m above sea level and ends at Lohajung (2600m). This part of the trek is just over 30km long with an altitude difference of 2600 m. 

Lohajung to Kathgodam

  • Brahmatal Trek  is a trek that starts from Lohajung to Kathgodam. It also has the highest point on the trail called Brahmatal at 2,876 metres above sea level. The trek offers some of the most stunning views in Garhwal region. 
  • After your arrival at Kathgodam, the Brahmatal trek package comes to an end.

Things to Carry for Brahmatal Trek

If you’re planning for Brahmatal trek, these are the things you’ll need to carry with you. 

-A good quality backpack as they can be heavy, and it would be hard if not impossible to carry a 60 liter pack on your back for 10 days. 

-Food and water for 10 days. The best solution is what is called freeze dried food in sachets that simply need boiling water added.

-A bedroll/mat as this is very uncomfortable on cold and/or windy nights. It will affect morale if you have to wait a long time to bed down.

-Toilet paper & wipes, Water bottle, Extra pair of socks, Fleece jackets and thermals, Led torch (with extra batteries), Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf.



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