Out of many mesmerising experiences of the Himalayas, the trek to Brahmatal is sure amongst the few on the list of favourite’s for all trekkers. “Tal” meaning lake and “Brahma “meaning the god of creation, this lake has been named after Brahma the supreme in the triad of great Hindu gods which includes Shiva and Vishnu. The trek to Brahmatal is particularly popular during the winter season from December to March. The Summit of Brahmatal trek offers some breathtaking views of Silvery snow dressed mountains and clear blue skies to enjoy the 360 view surrounding you. The lake gets frozen during this season and its beauty multiplies multifold. Most of the trek during this season is in snow and the white snowy meadows and terrain is exciting to explore.

The Starting point of trek is Lohajung that can be accessed via Kathgodam. This is the basecamp for Brahmatal trek. To reach Lohajung we cross Nainital and the winding mountain roads passing through forest laden areas is particularly interesting. As per the Legend Goddess Parvati and a dmon named Lohasur had a war and hence this place is named as Lohajung . “ Jung” meaning “war”.

Another interesting destination of this trek is Bekaltal , another beautiful lake enroute Brahmatal summit. The trail crossed through some snow covered forest during winter season and since this trail is comparatively unexplored it adds to the thrill of the entire experience. Some breataking views of gorgeous meadows offering views of Majestic Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda ghunti are a part of this expedition.

Trekkers' safety and comfort are of the utmost priority to us at Himalaya Shelter. This is reflected in conduct of our treks, through our curteous and experienced staff, our equipment standards, hygiene, and respect for the nature and outdoors. We equally value the fragile nature of biodiversity and thus indulge in organizing minimum impact treks, while ensuring an authentic and complete experience for our trekkers.
  • Our Equipment: We use 4 season tents on all our treks to ensure an added layer of safety. We have high quality tents from premier mountaineering equipment companies such as Simond, Vango and Alps Mountaineering.
  • The A-shape blue tents are custom made according to our needs of four-season rating. They hold sturdy under extreme wind, snow and rain. Each has enough space for 3 men even including their luggage. The fly is also large enough to store extra baggage and shoes.
    These tents are used for fixed departure groups for treks where Mules can ferry the load.
    All tents are double walled with great insulation against cold, wet and damp conditions.
  • Our Sleepings bags are high altitude ready and ensure comfort during cold weather. We take into account hygiene and thus ensure the cleanliness of our sleeping bags.
  • Our Conduct: Our guides are experienced in the outdoors and always put guest safety first, even if that means making tough decisions.
  • We emphazise on localization as being integral to sustainable growth and thus try to the extent possible to use local food products, which in turn provides trekkers an added experience of getting familiar with local cuisine and culture.
  • At Himalaya Shelter we employ locals while organizing treks, and support their training from institutions such as Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, HMI, NOLS etc thus contributing towards rural development through empowering local people.
  • Himalaya Shelter never indulges in setting up of fixed camps which work as achilles heel for the fragile environs of meadows. We urge trekkers to trek responsibly and always raise these concerns with their organizers.

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  • Dehradun to Lohajung: 2300 meters

    We start our road journey from Dehradun early morning towards Lohajung which passes through breath-taking and stunningly beautiful winding roads .An interesting Stop enroute is to witness the divine confluence of Alakhnanda and Bhagirathi rivers merging to become the Holy Ganga. The Pristine Crystal-like Aqua hues of the two rivers are quite distinct to identify. We stay in Guest house for the night.

  • Lohajung to Bekaltal: 2950 meters

    After a sumptuous morning breakfast we head towards our first camping destination by the lake at Bekaltal. The trail is moderately difficult but passes through some interesting terrain. We cross Mandoli village and some breathtaking valley views of Kali Valley, Navali Bugyal and Bagdi Bugyal.We camp near the lake tonight.

  • Bekaltal to Brahmatal : 3180 meters

    Early morning we start trekking towards Brahmatal which is about 7 kms . This trail passes through beautiful forests covered with oaks and Rhodendrons. It crosses though some beautiful meadows offering a view of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti with their associated ranges. We camp at the campsite situated close to the lake.

  • Brahmatal (3180 mts) – Brahmatal Summit (3730 mtrs. ) 8 kms

    We start to trek early morning after breakfast after enjoying a small walk around the beautiful blue lake reflecting the morning sunrays surrounded by mesmerising Himalayan mountain views. We trek towards the summit from where we enjoy panoramic views of surrounding peaks of Mt. Trishuls and Nanda Ghunti. We decent towards Khorurai which is at an altitude of about 2950 mts for camping in the night.

  • Khorurai (2950 mts) to Lohajung (2300 mtrs.)

    We begin our decent towards Lohajung and stay at the guest house . The rest of the day can be enjoyed exploring local Garhwali village culture around. We have delicious dinner and rest for the night to prepare for the long drive back to Dehradun.

  • Lohajung to Dehradun

    We start early morning towards Dehradun to conclude our expedition.

Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 7.

Guide and cook fees.

Rent for camping equipment.

Forest entry charges.

Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast.

Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

Accommodation in Dehradun.

Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking Boots: Waterproof, high ankle with good grip.
  • One Raincoat/Poncho
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Wind & waterproof pant
  • 2-3 t-shirts/shirts – preferably quick dry
  • 2 trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
  • Warm Fleece, Alternative: a woolen sweater
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Trekking Pole
  • Waterproof Rucksack or Rucksack with rain-cover
  • Water Bottle
  • Slippers/Sandals/Floaters: Non-slippery
  • Hat or sun protection cap
  • Woolen cap/scarf
  • Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)
  • Sunglasses (it should be UV protected.) or use Photo chromatic glasses.
  • Identitiy cards
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush,toothpaste etc)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet and dry tissues
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Towel
  • Personal medical kit
  • Sunscreen cream/moisturizer/lip balm
  • Thermal inner wears
  • One pair of woolen socks
  • Waterproof thick gloves
  • Hot water bag if needed
  • Diamox - to prevent AMS
  • Crocin - fever
  • Avomine - (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg - (allergies)
  • Combiflam - (Pain killer)
  • Disprin - (headache)
  • Digene - (acidity)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhea)
  • ORS
  • Omez/ Rantadine - (antacids)
  • Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze - 1 small roll
  • Band aids - different sizes
  • Cotton - 1 small roll
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov/Volini spray (aches, & sprains)
  • Knee caps
  • Hot water bag in winter if needed

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