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Brahmatal Trek

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  • 6 Days  7 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate

Brahmatal Trek is considered as the ‘all in one package’ among a long list of trekking destinations across the country. Stretching to an expanse of 24 Kms, Brahmatal trek exposes you to some of the most magnificent Himalayan peaks such as Mt Chaukhamba, Mt Neelkanth, Mt Hathi Ghoda among others

The diversified beauty of this trek, from glorious mountains to snow-laden trails, high altitude serene lakes and the lush green forests, makes Brahmatal quite mesmerising.

If you are one of those people who love to pose for the gram, then you’d find this place even more compelling. The abundance of snow makes all your moments that you spend here Insta-worthy and you’d feel a strong urge to capture all of them

For all snow fanatics who love to see sun rays illuminating the ivory surface, winters are definitely the best time to do the Brahmatal Trek, more specifically the months of October, November, December, and January

The 6 Day 5 night trek starts from Lohajung, which is about 300 Kms away from Dehradun. After an overnight stay followed by dinner at Lohajung, we will prepare for our journey ahead the next morning

In this Brahmatal trek package, we make sure that the balance between fun and adventure is always maintained and hence our trek leader gives a briefing session at the start of every day. After which, we will begin our ascend towards the peak and will be rewarded by the scenic views of Kail Valley. By the time dusk starts to fall, we’d have reached our last stop for the day which is nestled calmly among the oak trees. We will set up camp at Bekaltal lake and retire to bed for the night

The next morning, we will proceed towards Brahmatal lake which will take us almost 5 hours after which we will settle down to take a breather and set up camp at the Brahamtal lake where we will have dinner while the valleys of Nainital and Almora peek at us from the backdrop.

Finally, the day when we trek towards the Brahmatal summit and get to enjoy the most stunning view of the Himalayan peaks of the Garhwal region like Mt.Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti.

We will set up camp at the summit and spend a night under the starry skies, surrounded by mountains before finally descending to Lohajung, concluding our trek with dinner and overnight stay at Lohajung. The next day after our morning tea, we will drive towards Rishikesh and part ways with some fond memories and a smile on our faces

Solo travelers, first-timers, as well as experienced trekkers, prefer and love Brahmatal for the sheer content it instills in your heart and this is why you should do the Brahmatal trek and why it remains one of the best winter treks to do in India.

The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:00 AM. Afterward, we'll head out for Lohajung.

En route, we will be passing through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag.

Upon our arrival in Lohajung, we'll check into our hotel.

Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay.

Note: The Pickup point will be Rishikesh ISBT/Railway Station.

After early morning breakfast and tea, a briefing session would be conducted by the trek leader sharing all the necessary details about the trekking trails.

Afterward, we'll start the trek to Bekaltal. En route, we'd get to witness the confluence of Kail and Pindari River in Kali Valley.

The entire trail is adorned by oak forests and Bekaltal is nestled amidst the lush greenery. Upon our arrival at the campsite, we'll spend some leisure time and indulge in some group bonding activities.

Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Bekaltal Campsite.

After early morning tea and breakfast, we'll start our trek towards Brahmatal Lake.

The trail is lined with enchanting forests that will lead us to the Lake. En route we'd be traversing Telandi which is a vast green land that transforms into snowfields in winters. A series of ascends and descents will lead us to the majestic Brahmatal lake.

Upon our arrival, we'll check into our campsite that is in the vicinity of the Lake. We'll spend some time relaxing by the lake side with scenic views of Nainital and Almora in the backdrop.

Dinner followed by an overnight stay at Brahmatal Campsite.

After early morning breakfast, we'll head out for our trek to the Brahmatal summit which offers picturesque views of Himalayan peaks with Trishul and Nandaghunti being one of the most prominent peaks.

The entire trail is surrounded by the Garhwal Himalayas which makes the entire experience extremely breathtaking.

After spending some time at the campsite, marveling at the beauty of nature, we'll trek down to the campsite.

Dinner followed by an overnight stay at Brahmatal Campsite.

After early morning tea and breakfast, we'll check out of our campsite.

Afterward, we'll descend to Lohajung. At Malling, we will finally be out of the forests, and traces of civilization will start appearing.

Upon reaching Lohajung, we'll check into our homestay.

Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Lohajung.

After early morning breakfast, we'll check out of our homestays.

Afterward, we'll drive towards Rishikesh. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, we'll go our separate ways with fond memories of the trip.

End of trip.

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I had the pleasure of visiting spiti this time with justwravel accompanied by Mr.Nishant Bhardwaj from the company .It was a nearly organised,well crafted trip where even small things were taken good care of.They add a personal loving touch in addition to the services they provide.I would recommend this to everyone ,whether going on a solo trip like me or going with friends / family .


Inclusions

Accommodation: 2 Night in a Hotel / Homestay on a triple sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh - Lohajung -  Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveller ( Depends on the number of travellers).

Meals: All Meals from (day 1 dinner to day 5 dinner) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.

Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.

Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, Toilet tent, Sitting Stools.

Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

Guide ratio: 1:10

Exclusions

Any expenses of personal nature.

Meals during transit.

Insurance of any kind.

Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

THINGS TO CARRY

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover): A good quality backpack from a good brand and try it before buying. 

Day backpack:20 – 30 Ltrs.

Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp they help you to move freely

Trekking Shoes: Always invest in good quality high ankle trekking shoes. They are lightweight, have a good grip, are sturdy, and are easily available throughout India. 

3 Quick Dry Tees

2 Track Pants

3 Pair of Cotton  Socks

1 Pair of Woolen Socks

1 Poncho

1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket

1 Heavy Jacket

1 Pair of Thermal

Quick-dry towel

Windproof Jacket

Woolen Cap

Gloves

Sun Cap

1 Scarf

Light towel

Lip Balm

Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)

Water Bottle 1 Lt.

Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries

Personal Toiletries 

Personal Basic Medical Kit

Dark Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of a contact lens)

Trekking Pole

Extra Polythene

CAMERA with a huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !!


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Lohajung, Uttarakhand




Policy and Terms

No cancellations will be taken over the call or WhatsApp msg. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date

 44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of the total trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 9 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 5 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show. No refund.

In case of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforseen circumstances, we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even certain activities are canceled, the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed up to the same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), Will be beared by the customer. The company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Frequest Questions

Q. What will be the group size for Brahmatal Trek ?

Usually, we take maximum of 12 - 15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the Brahmatal Trek ?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Brahmatal Trek?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. Waterproof shoes with ankle support will work well.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a Brahmatal Trek with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the Brahmatal Trek ?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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