Nestled in the Himalayas, Brahmatal is a pristine lake situated at an altitude of 12,250 feet in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Brahmatal Trek is one of the most enchanting treks in the Himalayas that takes you through the dense forests of oak and rhododendron, along with the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba. This trek is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and photographers who seek tranquility and peace away from the hustle-bustle of city life.

Here is an exhaustive guide on Brahmatal Trek in Uttarakhand that covers all the essential details about the trek:

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Brahmatal Trek is from December to March when the snow is at its peak, making the trek look stunningly beautiful. During this time, the temperature ranges from -5°C to 5°C, and the weather is dry and clear, offering excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Brahmatal Trek

Difficulty Level:

The Brahmatal Trek is a moderate trek and can be easily completed by beginners who have prior experience of trekking. The trekking trail is well-defined and marked, making it easy to navigate. The trekking distance is around 22 km, which can be covered in 5-6 days.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung Day 2: Lohajung to Bekaltal Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmatal Day 4: Brahmatal to Daldum Day 5: Daldum to Lohajung Day 6: Lohajung to Kathgodam

Trek Highlights:

The Brahmatal Trek offers an array of scenic beauties and picturesque landscapes that are a treat to the eyes. Here are some of the highlights of the trek:

  1. Bekaltal Lake: The trek starts with a mesmerizing view of Bekaltal Lake, situated at an altitude of 9,885 feet. The lake is surrounded by oak and rhododendron forests, offering a tranquil environment to the trekkers.
  2. Brahmatal Lake: The highlight of the trek is the pristine Brahmatal Lake, situated at an altitude of 12,250 feet. The lake is surrounded by snow-clad peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba, offering a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.
  3. Snow-capped Peaks: The trek offers an enthralling view of snow-capped peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba that are visible from the top. The view of the sunrise from the top of Brahmatal Trek is one of the most beautiful sights that one can witness.
  4. Flora and Fauna: The trek takes you through the dense forests of oak and rhododendron that are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. One can spot a variety of birds, Himalayan black bear, fox, and musk deer on the trek.

Permits and Regulations:

All trekkers need to obtain a permit from the forest department for the trek. The permit can be obtained from the forest office at Lohajung or Kathgodam. The permit cost varies from season to season and can be paid online or in cash

Things to Carry:

 Trekkers need to carry essential items like warm clothes, trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, water bottles, and a first aid kit. It is advisable to pack light and carry only the necessary items to avoid any inconvenience during the trek.

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