Brahmatal Trek - Winter Trek

Brahmatal, Garhwal Himalayas

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  • 5 Days  6 Nights 
  • Difficulty - Moderate Hard
  • For 18+ years
  • Best Season - Winter (Nov, Dec, Jan) February

The Brahmatal trek is a popular winter trekking destination in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nestled at an altitude of around 12,250 feet above sea level, it offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and pristine alpine lakes.

Location: The trek starts from Lohajung, which is easily accessible from Kathgodam in Uttarakhand. The trail takes you through dense forests, meadows, and finally to Brahmatal Lake.

Duration: Typically, the trek spans about 5 to 6 days, covering around 25-28 kilometers.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to undertake this trek is usually from December to March when the trail is covered in snow, offering a mesmerizing experience for snow lovers.

Difficulty Level: Brahmatal is considered a moderately challenging trek suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The trail can get steep at certain points, especially during winter when snow adds an extra challenge.


Brahmatal Lake: The trek culminates at this stunning lake, which remains frozen during the winter months. The sight of the frozen lake surrounded by snowcovered peaks is breathtaking.

Scenic Beauty: Throughout the trek, you'll encounter diverse landscapes, from dense forests to open meadows, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Mt. Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.

Snowy Landscapes: Especially during the winter season, the entire trail is covered in snow, creating a mesmerizing and picturesque setting. The snowy paths, trees draped in white, and the overall wintry ambiance add to the trek's charm.

Camping Experience: There are numerous camping sites along the route, allowing trekkers to spend nights under the starry sky amidst serene surroundings. Camping by the frozen Brahmatal Lake is a highlight for many trekkers.

Wildlife and Flora: The trail offers glimpses of diverse flora and, if lucky, encounters with Himalayan wildlife such as Himalayan Monal (the state bird of Uttarakhand), musk deer, and more.

Cultural Insight: The trek often includes interactions with local villagers, providing insights into the Garhwali culture and their traditional lifestyle.

Photography Opportunities: The trek offers incredible photography opportunities at every step, capturing the beauty of snow-covered landscapes, clear mountain views, and the unique experiences encountered along the way.

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  • Start early morning from Haridwar/Rishikesh at around 6:30 am.
  • Drive to Lohajung, the starting point of the Brahmatal trek (usually a 10- 11 hour drive).
  • Arrival in Lohajung around 5-6 pm.
  • Overnight stay in a homestay/hotel in Lohajung.



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  • Lohajang to Bekaltal Tal Trek- 9 km Duration - 3-4 hrs / Altitude - 10,180 ft.
  • Stone-paved trail through woodland, passing houses in Lohajung.
  • Mandoli village marks a point on the route.
  • Enter the picturesque Kail Valley with Pindari and Kail rivers.
  • After ascending, reach Bekaltal, known for its scenic lake with ideal camping spots



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  • Bekaltal camp to Brahmatal camp Trek - 7 km / Duration - 4-5 hrs Altitude - 10,500 ft.
  • Trek commences through oak and rhododendron-filled trails.
  • Progress to a meadow before a gradual ascent to the summit begins.
  • Descend from the highest point leading to Brahmatal, a frozen glacier lake in winter.
  • Stunning views of Almora and Nainital valleys en route.
  • Some vantage points offer sights of Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Trishul.



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  • Brahmatal camp to Brahmatal top and trek back to Bekaltal camp Duration - 6-7 hrs Altitude - 12,200 ft.
  • Initial trek leads to increased altitude.
  • Trek for an hour to reach Chota Jhandidar.
  • Guided ascent towards the summit by Chota and Bada Jhandidar.
  • Zigzag trail surrounded by valleys on all sides.
  • Difficult slope negotiation expected to take two to three hours.



All Meals

  • Bekaltal camp to Lohajang 9 km trek Duration 3-4 hrs Altitude - 7,600 ft.
  • Trek approximately 3 kilometers, expecting a 2-3 hour hike to Lohajung.
  • Reach Malling in around 30 minutes along the route.
  • Houses on the slopes become visible as you progress.
  • Follow the stone-paved path commonly used by villagers.
  • Arrive at Lohajung and check into a pre-arranged hotel/homestay after dinner for an overnight stay.

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  • After breakfast, we will begin the gorgeous drive from Lohajung to Haridwar Drive back to Rishikesh/Haridwar.
  • End of the trek upon arrival in Rishikesh/Haridwar in the evening

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3 Reviews
Rohan singh
Rohan singh

Best and safest trekking
Superb place....nature lover most visit.this place....i like this place very mutch....

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Abir Sherwani
Abir Sherwani

Trh is a family now....And they have earned it by their excellent hospitality....In recent brahmtal trek...trek leaders were .All were so helpful and looking after each treker personally....Thank u Team OV ...Would definitely love to be in mountains with u guys again.......... ALL GOOD. ..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Satish Pavitra
Satish Pavitra

The favourite part of the experience was the summit and the view of the snow capped mountains. the icing on the cake though was the superbly organised trek ably led by our trek leader and supported very well by his team. There was nothing lacking and we had great food and an amazing motivator with us in the form of our trek leader. Will definitely recommend this trek as it pushes you both physically and mentally and the completion is a spiritual experience in itself.


  • 1st & 5th Night stay in Guest House/ Homestay at Lohajung on sharing.
  • All Meal - 5 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 5 Dinner, Tea, Snacks ). Day 1 Dinner To Day 6 Breakfast included in the package.
  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders & supportive staff.
  • First aid treatment facilities during trek.
  • Any of the permit charges, forest entry fees, and camping charges.
  • Transportation from Delhi / Dehradun as per the variant selected.
  • Vegetarian meals provided during trek & Sankri Base Camp.


  • Any airfare cost.
  • Any meals other than those specified in program.
  • Any claim due to natural calamity, medical emergencies, or evacuation.
  • Expenses of personal such as tips, laundry, liquor, medication, etc.
  • Any meals during transit (road journey) Porters or mules for personal luggage.
  • Any other item not specified in cost includes.


If you're planning to go on the Brahmatal Trekking here are some things you should consider carrying:

1.Backpack: A good backpack with enough capacity to carry all your essentials.

2.Clothing: Warm clothes including a waterproof jacket, pants, thermal wear, gloves, and cap. Also, carry comfortable trekking shoes with a good grip. 

3.Water bottle: You'll need to carry your own water bottle and purification tablets to ensure you have access to safe drinking water. 

4.First aid kit: Carry a first aid kit with essentials like bandages, pain relief sprays, antiseptic creams, and any medication you might need. 

5.Headlamp or flashlight: For better visibility in the dark.

6.Sunscreen and sunglasses: To protect yourself from the harsh sun rays

7.Trekking poles: To help you maintain your balance and provide support while walking. 

8.Energy bars and dry fruits: Carry some snacks that can provide you with instant energy and are easy to carry. 

9.Camera: A good camera to capture the beautiful views and memories of your trip.

Make sure you also carry a map, compass, and a mobile phone with a power bank. It's always a good idea to check the weather forecast before you go and carry appropriate gear accordingly.


By Bus: Take a bus from Delhi to Kathgodam, which is the nearest major town to Brahmatal. From Kathgodam, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to Lohajung, the starting point of the Brahmatal trek.

By Train: Board a train from Delhi to Kathgodam Railway Station. From Kathgodam, proceed to Lohajung by taxi or local bus to begin the Brahmatal trek.

By Air: Fly from Delhi to Pantnagar Airport, which is the nearest airport to Kathgodam. From Pantnagar, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Kathgodam, and then continue to Lohajung for the trek.

Policy and Terms

Cancellation should be done via email at [email protected]. Phone calls or messages will not be accepted for cancellations.

1. Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, regardless of the amount paid, whether in full or partial.

2. The cancellation policy is determined based on the original booking date and the original start date of the trek/tour.

3. If the booking is cancelled 15 days or before the trek date then 100% of the booking amount will be refunded. (100% refund except for 10% service charges).

If the booking is cancelled 7days to 15 days or before the trek date then 60% of the booking amount will be refunded.

If cancellations are made 0 day to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. No show = No refund.


Terms and Conditions

You'll get your refund within 10 business days, but they'll deduct a transaction fee.

If there are government orders, bad weather, protests, landslides, or other unexpected issues, they'll try to offer you an alternative trip, but you won't get a refund.

If they cancel some activities, they'll give you a different plan, but no refunds.

If your trek or trip can't finish due to natural disasters or unexpected events (like rain, snow, earthquakes, strikes, or protests), no refunds.

You have to pay for any extra expenses because of these events, and the company isn't responsible for them.

No refunds. If you miss any part of the trip, like meals, no refunds.

If you decide or have to cancel the tour because of changes to the plan, no refunds.

If they change, cancel, or you don't use some parts of the trek or trip, no refunds. Make sure to understand these rules before booking your trip

Frequest Questions

During the trek in the guest house, it will be on triple/quad sharing bases male and females separate and during camping, we provide twin sharing tents with all-season tents. We will provide sleeping, tent, mattress. It is among the central equipment.

Brahmtal is a high-altitude lake located in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The trek to Brahmtal starts from Lohajung, a small town located in the same district. From Lohajung, the trek route takes trekkers through picturesque villages, dense forests, and alpine meadows, before reaching the lake.

During the summer months (May to July), the weather can be warm and pleasant, with daytime temperatures reaching up to 25°C (77°F). However, it can get quite cold at night, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C (41°F). In the winter months (December to February), the weather can be very cold, with daytime temperatures hovering around 5°C (41°F) and nighttime temperatures dropping well below freezing.

The Brahmatal trek ranges from easy to moderate in terms of how hard it is. Beginners can go on this trek, but you'll need to be in great fitness to make it through the trip comfortably. One needs to start getting ready at least a month before the trek.

In general, the Brahmtal trek is considered to be a safe trek for both men and women. The region is relatively peaceful, and incidents of crime or violence against trekkers are rare. However, as with any outdoor adventure, there are certain risks and challenges that need to be taken into account. High-altitude trekking can be physically demanding and can pose risks such as altitude sickness. It is important to be well-prepared for the trek and to follow safety guidelines and recommendations provided by the trek organizer or tour operator. the Brahmtal trek can be a safe and enjoyable experience for both men and women, as long as proper precautions are taken.

Brahmtal is located in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan range. It is situated approximately 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Delhi, the capital city of India. To reach Brahmtal from Delhi, you can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is the nearest airport to Lohajung, the starting point of the trek. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Lohajung, which is about 260 kilometers (162 miles) away. The journey from Delhi to Lohajung by road takes around 8-9 hours, depending on traffic and other factors.

At 12,600 feet, Brahmatal towers. Trekking on snow from mid-December to mid-March is fantastic. Snow allows it. Snow covers the trail, making it harder in winter. The finest part is seeing snow-covered hills and the surrounding area. You'll see Garhwal's snow-capped peaks.

January and February are the best months to climb Brahmatal. Winters bring considerable snowfall. Walk on snow. Snow attracts trekkers from around the world. Himalayan weather is unpredictable. Brahmatal, a winter trip, with sunny days and freezing nights. Daytime temperatures are 3–10 °C. Nights are frigid at -5 degrees Celsius. Rhododendrons blossom over the trail in March and April, delighting visitors. Red, white, and pink rhododendrons are beautiful. Don't forget a nice camera or smartphone.

Typically from December to February. During this time of year, the trails can be covered in snow and ice, and the temperature can drop well below freezing.

The Brahmtal trek is a moderate-level hike appropriate for novices with some hiking experience. Beginners can safely explore the Himalayas on the Brahmtal trek. Before any strenuous physical exercise, visit a doctor and be informed of the risks of high-altitude trekking, including altitude sickness.

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