Situated at an altitude of 10,450 ft deep inside the Uttarakhand, Brahmatal Lake trek offers panoramic views of Himlayan peaks. Located amongst the mighty Himlayas, this 6 days trek takes you through the century old forests of oak and Rhododendron, beautiful little hamlets, mesmerizing frozen lakes and breathtaking views of the various Himalayan peaks.
The trek to Brahmatal lake starts from a quaint town of Lohagunj and offers the spellbinding views of the beautiful mountains in our country — Mt Trishul and Mt Nandaghunti from the start.The trek is one of the few treks in India where one can camp near the alpine lakes - Brahmatal and Bekaltal, which is an experience in itself. From knee-deep snow to green forest and mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains, Brahmatal lake trek is one of the best experiences for trekkers.
Brahmatal trek quick info-
Brahmatal trek distance: 25 km
Brahmatal trek height: 11,570 ft
Brahmatal trek difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time for Brahmatal trek: Mid november to March end
Brahmatal trek temperature: Day: (8°C to 15°C) and Night: (0°C to -7°C)
Brahmatal Lake trek distance- The total trekking distance of Brahmatal Lake is 25 km spread over the span of 6 days. The trek starts from Lohajung. Trek to Bekaltal from Lohajung covering a distance of 7 km through the dense forests of oaks and Rhododendron. From Bekaltal, cover the distance of 7 km in a span of 6-7 hours to reach Brahmatal. On your next day walk through a trail encircled by a mountain ridge with valleys on both sides to reach Brahmatal Pass and descend to the next campsite Daldum taking around 8-9 hours while covering a total distance of 12 km. From Daldum, cover a distance of 5 km as you reach Lohajung.
Brahmatal Lake trek height- Brahmatal lake is nestled in the laps of Himalayas at a soaring altitude of 12,150 ft.
The altitude gain throughout the span of 6 days would be as follows:-
On your first day, transfer from Kathgodam to Lohajung located at an altitude of 7,600 ft. The next day while trekking to Bekaltal, you will gain an additional altitude of 2350 ft as the lake is situated at an altitude of 9,950 ft. Climb to the height of 10,450 ft as you reach the beautiful Brahmatal Lake. Trek to Brahmatal Pass, offering 360 degree views of the snow clad Himalayan mountains from the elevation of 11,570 ft. Later descend to Daldum campsite which is located at a height of 9,350 ft.
Brahmatal trek difficulty- The Brahmatal trek is considered as an easy to moderate trek with a mix of steep and gradual ascent.
Trek to Brahmatal Lake starts from Lohajung. The trail is well laid and a short walk into the trail will lead you to a mountain settlement, Mandoli. Walk for around 2 hours through the dense forests of oak and firs to reach Begum, a scenic and tranquil rest point. The trail inclines gradually as you reach Bekaltal campsite.Next day initial steep climb for an hour through the dense forests which will bring you to a meadow where you ascend gently, followed by a gradual descent to reach Brahmatal campsite. The trek to Brahmatal Pass is moderately strenuous as it begins by crossing the dense forests of Rhododendron and oak and gradually inclined and merges with a ridge after 20 mins of walking. After Pass, descend till Daldum campsite via Jhandi top. Next day, descend to Lohajung and walk across a few streams and pass through the dense forests that you came along.
Brahmatal trek weather-
Brahmatal trek in Autumn (October and November)
The weather on Brahmatal trek in November and October remains cool and pleasant with the temperature varying between 2°C to 15°C. During these months, the trees start shedding leaves, as you walk over them it offers a distinct crunch.The views on Brahmatal Lake trek are most vibrant during the autumn season.
Brahmatal Lake trek in winters (December to February)
Winter season is considered to be the best season for the Brahmatal trek.The snowfall in this region starts from the month of December and usually lasts till the last week of February. During these months, the temperature ranges from -7°C to 8°C. Also experience walking on the thick sheet of white snow and get mesmerized by the sight of frozen Bekaltal lake with the snow clad Himalayan peaks in the backdrop during Brahmatal trek in January.
Brahmatal trek in spring (March and April)
Brahmatal Lake is a beautiful trek to do in spring. During these months, the trail looks fiery with rhododendrons blooming dark pink and crimson with the snow receding in the backdrop. The temperature ranges between 10°C to 2°C. By mid-April, most of the snow on the trail and around has melted.