Bramhtal lake, Uttarakhand

3 Nights / 4 Days

  • Bramhtal lake, in Uttarakhand, is said to be a sacred place where Lord Brahma once mediitated millions of years ago. This lake becomes spectacular in the time of winter when it reflects the himalayan ranges on its frozen cover of ice. With the fresh soft snow strewn all over and paths lined with Rhododendren, it makes your winter trek more beautiful and fun. The track to Bramhtal is very rocky and becomes difficult to climb when the snow starts to melt during the summers. Hence, this becomes one of the easiest treks you can do during the winter! As you reach top you will have more and more experiences that leave you mesmerized; the far way Himalayan ranges where you catch the glimpse of three pointed peak of Mt Trishul and Jatripani peak as the mist and clouds move along. Trek up and camp out in the pure white snow!

    Weather

    Summer: 22^C – 27^C (April to July) Winter: 0^C – -5^C.

    Nearest Airport

    Ratnagar airport, Nanital.

    Nearest Railway

    Kathogdham railway station.

    Best Time to visit

    You can go on this trek all around the year except for winters.

  • Day 01 :
    Kathgodam to Lohajung Distance: 215 kms The base camp for this beautiful trek is Lohajung. Kathgodam, the nearest railway station connects it to India’s wide rail network. The station is just 25kms away from Nainital. Another popular city, Haldwani is 9 kms away from Kathgodam.Once you’re at kathgodam, it will take around 8-10 hours to reach Lohajung. So, we suggest you reach Kathgodam by 7am so that the drive to Kathgodam is hassle free. We will pick you up from Kathgodam after you have had your breakfast. The journey from Kathgodam to Lohajung takes you through some of the beautiful locations like Bhimtal which is popular for its serene lake. You will also pass by some famous regions of Uttarakhand including Almora, Kausani and Baijnath. You may wish to take a break at Kausani to soak in the beauty of the Himalayan ranges. Shutterbugs, keep your cameras ready! The peaks you can spot from Kausani start with Kamet with Ghori Parvat (hills), Hathi Parvat, Nandaghunti, Trishul, Mrigthuni, Maiktoli, Nanda Devi, NandaKhat till Panchachuli group.Delving deeper in the mythology, Lohajung is the place where goddess Parvati had a jung (fight) with the demon Lohasur. Lohajung means ‘fight with Lohasur’. We reach Lohajung and camp out in tents at a scenic locations. Have dinner and rest.

    Day 02 :
    Lohajung to Bekaltal to Khabekhal, Altitude: 2,320 m to 3,273 m (8.5kms), Time:7-8 hours, Wake up early morning, freshen up and post breakfast, we move on to the upper region of Lohajung, through the beautiful trail of forests lined by a few typical looking homes. Mandoli Village, will reveal itself after a short trek. While you’ll spot the Kail valley as you climb higher. Kail valley is marked by the union of Kail and Pindari rivers. Next comes Budla, a cluster of a few homes, which are usually lined with Rhododendron trees. If you choose to trek in Feb or March, you’ll spot these trees in full bloom. It’s best to take a breather at Begum, a beautiful location that offers splendid views of Navali Bugyal. The views will definitely relieve you off the tiredness. Once you leave Begum, it should take you just 10-15 minutes before you reach another stream and another hours walk will bring you to Gujrani stream. You can have your packed lunch here. Just walk for 70 minutes more and you’ll reach Bekaltal. The beauty of this trek can’t be described in words. Amidst thick oak forests, the lake gleams in the summer, while in winter, it is frozen. Further, we trek to till the serence Brahmtal lake or camp at Khabekhal based on convineince. In case of snow showers, you might take 3-4 hours to reach Khabekhal. So most of the camping decisions will be left to our weather gods! We camp, have hot dinner and rest for the night!

    Day 03 :
    Khabekhal to Daldum via Brahmatal Peak (3,846 m) to Lohajung Altitude: 3,270 to 2,850 m ,Time: 7-9 hours, 9 km Wake up in the morning, have breakfast and start climbing for Bramhatal peak. You may choose to carry your daypack or your back pack and return to the campsite at Daldum. A trek of almost an hour will take you to Chota Jhandidar. Pass through Choda and Bada Jhandidar to reach Brahmtal. En route, you will sight splendor of the mighty Himalayas, esp. Mt. Trishul and Nandaghunti. Clear skies will let you indulge in a fascinating view of the Himalayas. Daldum, the campsite for the day is just 3 hours away from the peak, with a trail passing through forests. Lohajung is just 3.7kms and approx 2.5hours away. You’ll reach Malling in half an hour after you exit the forests. You’ll spot a few houses of the villages on the slopes. Just by following the stone trail made by the frequent visits of villagers and you’ll reach Lohajung. You can have lunch somewhere on the way where there is a beautiful stream flowing by which is a common sighting in these areas. Set up our tents for the night and rest. You can have dinner later on or have a fun bon fire night to celebrate togetherness.

    Day 04 :
    Lohajung to Kathgodam/Haldwani After breakfast, we depart from Lohajung to Kathgodam/Haldwani. This takes 8 - 10 hours from Lohajung. You will reach Kathgodam ?haldwani before the evening sets in. Most trains/buses traversing to Nainital will be available here to your respective destinations!

  • PER PERSON COST: INR 15,020 /- onwards.
    (Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).

    COST INCLUDES:

    • Transport support throughout the trek.
    • Experience mountain guide & Cook.
    • Camping Arrangement (Tents + Sleeping Bag + Camping Mattresses + Camping Stool/Chair + Mess Tents + First Aid).
    • Forest entry charges payable at forest check post.
    • All veg meals starting from on trip starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day. Please note that breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed.
    • Porter/Mule for Carrying camping equipment & ration, Please note that personal luggage will not be carried by the porters.

    COST EXCLUDES:

    • Any meals out of campsite meals.
    • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere unless mentioned.
    • Any tips,laundry ,phone calls, medicines, personal expenses on any other meal or drinks.
    • Personal porter support will be chargeable at 300 Rs per bag per day. Weight of 1 bag should not increase 12 kgs.
    • Flight or personal transport charges.
    • (Transport from main cities like Delhi and Chandigarh to Manali can be arranged, but will incur additional costs.)

     

  • Payment Terms

    • Indian nationals: 100% payment on or before 60 days of travel.
    • Foreign Nationals:100% payment on or before 90 days of travel.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 50% refund if cancelled before 50 days of travel.
    • 20% refund if cancelled 30 days before travel.
    • No refund if cancelled after above mentioned days.

    Additional terms

    • This tour requires a general fitness among individuals.
    • A medical certificate will be needed to be produced giving a basic stats of your vitals.Indeminity bond needs to be signed prior to the tour.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd will not be held responsible for any damages or mishaps to the property etc. undertaken by the customer.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd will not be responsible for any loss or theft. Although, it is advisable not to keep an eye out on a general note.
    • If you have any medical condition, it did be advisable to inform us about it. This ensures an extra care and support for you from our side.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd can cancel any tours for any unseen or unfavourable conditions which can prove risky for you to travel there. In such a case, a full refund will be amde to you.
    • It is advisable to follow a set rules, especially in mentored tours. This ensures your safety.
    • There are guidlines and advise on what to carry in your clothes baggage. This ensures you are comfortable throughout your journey. Any medical emergencies will not be borne by Beyond roads Travel and Photography Pvt. Although, care and assitance will be given to you throughout any unforeseen circumstances.
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