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Brahmatal Trek

from  10950.00 8450.00

Uttrakhand  |  6D/5N  |  12,600 Ft.

December – March

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

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  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the Brahmatal Trek.

Trekking in Uttarakhand is one of the most preferred destinations for wanderlusts because of the numerous mountain peaks that it carries within itself. Trekkers and adventure lovers from all parts of India visit this place and return with a paradise tag embedded in their minds. We all know how sacred and religious this state is for the Hindus. Right from Rishikesh to Haridwar and Kedarnath to Badrinath, this place brings in a lot of religious people together. It also contains one of the very few religious treks in the country which is the Brahmatal trek.

A Classic Winter Trek – Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal is a classic winter trek. The summit unveils a heavenly facet when the snow gently falls on its slopes; most of the trek is on the snow, which makes it exciting. Apart from the uneven terrain, the trek is filled with beautiful landscapes, sprawling forests, mighty Garhwal mountains stretch across the turquoise skies and everywhere around you will be the white undulating snowfields. Once you cross the shadows of the trees, the full grandeur of the Himalayas hit you. Never-ending ridgelines, sprawling Bugiyals, High altitude lakes, snow on the trail and majestic peak views make it a compelling proposition for a winter trek. Brahmatal is a hidden and secluded lake amidst the ridge, where Lord Brahma meditated according to the mythology. The frozen blue lake with the mighty Himalayan peaks overlooking it creates a mesmerizing and an unmatched experience.

The most amazing part of the trek is the view of Mt. Trisul and Nanda Ghunti peaks from such proximity.  The 360-degree view from the summit is mesmerizing. This winter snow trek is one of its kind.

The best time to scale the Brahmatal Trek is in the winter months of January and February. This is because, during winters, we can envisage heavy snowfall. You will get the privilege of walking on a blanket of snow. The quantity of snow tempts the trekkers from all over to take up the challenge. Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Brahmatal, being a winter-friendly trek, the weather is mostly sunny during the daytime while it tends to get very cold during the night.

Brahmatal trek temperature

The temperature during the daytime is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The nights are freezing with temperatures falling to -5 degrees centigrade. Brahmatal Trek is not preferable during the monsoon months from July and August because of steep slopes and slippery terrain which makes it very difficult to ascend with the rain pouring downwards. However, during March and April, you will be elated to see the diverse and vivid hues of rhododendrons blooming across the trail. You can witness the red, white and pink rhododendron which will be a treat to the eyes.

 

Brahmatal trek height or elevation is encircled around 12,600 feet. It incorporates a total distance of approximately 24 kilometres and demands around 6 days to comfortably complete the trek.

Brahmatal Trek difficulty

Difficulty level is considered to be easy to moderate. It is a perfect mix of easy and challenging trails. This trek is very famous when it comes to beginners. If you want to experience a winter Himalayan trek for the first time, Brahmatal trek acts as your perfect go-to option. It is naturally crafted in such a way that a beginner in the Himalayas would never lose their way.

Brahmatal Trek Brief Itinerary

For reaching the start point of Brahmatal, first, you have to arrive at Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is connected by roadways, railways and airways. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. The nearest railway station is the Dehradun railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. You can get daily flights from most of the cities of India. From Dehradun, we have to drive a distance of 300 km which will take us to Lohajung. The drive will take around 11 hours passing through the beautiful cities of Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Trikot etc. Then we will trek to Bekaltal which will take 4-5 hours from Lohajung. A trek of 4-5 hours again will proceed us to Brahma tal. The next day, we will make the final ascent to Brahma tal peak and back to Brahma tal campsite which will take 5-6 hours. The final descent of 6 to 7 hours will advance us back to Lohajung/Wan ( End point ) . From here, we will drive you back to Dehradun. For Detailed itinerary of Brahmatal Trek

 

 Brahmatal Trek Highlights:

  • Easy and simple trek to start with. One of the best winter treks for beginners. It is a high mountain trek but yet the maximum height from mean sea level is Twelve Thousand Six Hundred (12,600) feet. A general study says that you start to feel altitude sickness above the height of Eight Thousand (8000) feet. So, the risk of developing altitude sickness is also not so high. This is why even teenagers can opt for this trek. Anyone who wants to experience a week-long life-changing experience must opt for this trek.
  • Brahma tal Trek is considered to be one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas. It is snow-clad from the middle of December to the middle of March. At this point of time, the weather is very cold and the trek is difficult from the rest of the season. Life will come to a standstill witnessing the amazing landscapes snow-clad mountains all around you.
  • The view from the top of the summit will take you to a fairyland. The alluring snow-clad mountain peaks will take your worries of life. This trek provides an impeccable view of Mount Nanda Ghunti and Mount Trishul.

Brahmatal Trek with Trekmunk

Brahma tal Trek with Trekmunk will assure you a blissful experience that you are going to cherish forever. We are your perfect travel planner with a lot of past trekking experiences. Brahmatal Trek Reviews suggest that Trekmunk is by far the best trekking company to put your bet on! Brahma tal Trek Package costs INR 8,450 which will include accommodation, meals and an experienced trek guide. We here at Trekmunk aim to provide you with the best service quality while maintaining low costs at the Brahma tal trek. We need to show some documents of identification of trekkers to the forest department officials to get the Brahama tal trek Permit. So, make sure that you carry the required documents that are mentioned on our site. You can get Brahmatal trek images and Brahmatal trek checklist on our website.

The level of fitness required for this trek is not very high. Chances of altitude sickness are comparatively less. A lot of people claim to find this trek very interesting to refresh themselves amidst their daily routine life filled with boredom. You are assured to get an amazing company of wanderlusts alongside you. You will feel like going with strangers won’t be that fun but believe me, you will certainly descend the trek with your hand over their shoulders promising to trace more peaks together in future.

This trip provides you with complete assurance to enhance your relationship with nature. The trek to the summit is tough but returning from that ambience to the same old life will be even tougher. This trek will certainly be a lifetime experience for you. So what are you waiting for? Get ready with your backpack and book the amazing Brahmatal trek 2019 with us right now. Trek the Himalayas with Trekmunk and turn your dream into reality.

 

Best Time To visit Brahmatal Trek:

The best time to scale the Brahma tal Trek is in the winter months of January and February. This is because, during winters, we can envisage heavy snowfall. You will get the privilege of walking on a blanket of snow. The quantity of snow tempts the trekkers from all over to take up the challenge. Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Brahma tal, being a winter-friendly trek, the weather is mostly sunny during the daytime while it tends to get very cold during the night. The temperature during the daytime is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The nights are very freezing with temperatures falling to -5 degrees centigrade. However, during March and April, you will be elated to see the diverse and vivid hues of rhododendrons blooming across the trail. You can witness the red, white and pink rhododendron which will be a treat to the eye.

How To Reach:

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is well connected to the major cities of the country by air. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.

By Rail

Dehradun railway station is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available. Dehradun railway station directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable

By Road

Dehradun is accessible from the other parts of the country via the National Highway. The Dehradun bus stand has a sufficient network of public buses available from New Delhi and Chandigarh.

 

Brahmatal Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Lohajung

    Note: Trekmunk arranges transport from Dehradun Railway station at 7.00 am on Day 1 of the trek. The cost of this transport (Rs.6,500 per cab) will have to be shared by trekkers. You can pay the driver directly. The cost might go up, depending on the availability and other unforeseen factors.

    We will arrange a pick up for you from the Dehradun Railway station early in the morning that shall take you to Lohajung. The distance of the whole journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is around 300 Kms journey and it will take approximately 11 hours to reach Lohajung via road.

    The 11-hour journey from Haridwar to Lohajung will be exhausting but throughout the trail, you will never run out of alluring views, so don’t sleep as you might miss out on a view that you will cherish forever. We will come across many confluences of rivers and spectacular landscapes all along the drive from Haridwar to Lohajung. We will pass through Devprayag, Srinagar and Rudraprayag. You will find the confluence of the two purest rivers namely Bhagirathi and Alaknanda at Devprayag. The water is crystal clear and is accompanied by a light blue texture. From Devprayag, we will make our journey to Srinagar which is around 40 kilometres. An hour of the drive will take us to Rudraprayag which is around 33 kilometres from Devprayag. Here, you will find the confluence of the Mandakini and Alaknanda river. The way to Kedarnath starts from Rudraprayag. A further drive of 120 kilometres will take us to Lohajung.

    We will start our journey early in the morning. The last ATM en route is at a tiny town called Debal. Although Lohajung has a small medical shop, it is better to purchase medicines at Gwaldam and Debal. From Debal, it is an hour’s journey to Lohajung. Once you reach Lohajung, you can see the beautiful Nanda Ghunti peak and if you are lucky enough to reach before sunset, the colour of Nanda Ghunti will amaze you. Lohajung, as the locals say, is the place where Goddess Parvati had a war (Jung) with the demon, Lohasur. Hence, the name, which translates to ‘war with Lohasur.’ It is a centre point of close to 12-15 nearby villages.

    Altitude: 1,470 feet to 7,662 feet
    Drive Length: 300 km
    Time Taken: 11 hours drive from Dehradun

  2. Day 2 : Trek from Lohajung to Bekaltal

    We will be starting the day early with a few minutes of yoga and healthy exercise. After having breakfast at the previous campsite, we will advance to Bekaltal. The altitude of Bekaltal is around 9,876 feet. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach the Bekaltal campsite.

    The complete trek distance from Lohajung campsite to Bekaltal campsite is around 6.3 Kilometres through some green vegetation and really beautiful serene beauty of the hills. One-third of trail comprises of dense mountain forests covered with oak and fir and the rest through frost. There is a moderate level ascent through the forest. The magnificent alpine meadows will fill your heart with joy. You can witness a bunch of snow-clad mountains peaks from here. Your eyes will be mesmerised by the awe-inspiring views of the Nanda Ghunti peak. The panoramic landscapes, wide lush green pastures, frozen ice valleys and a thrilling advancement of the trail will make this journey a memorable one. You will find spring and manmade water point to replenish your water needs. Following the trail, we shall reach the Bekaltal campsite soon.

    After we shall reach the camp, tents will be pitched and a hot lunch will be served. You can go to Bekaltal lake for evening walk which is at a distance of 15 minutes walk from the campsite. One can go out and explore the beautiful photography options available at this place. Dinner will be served at night and tents will be set up for the overnight stay. At night, you can also engage the complete group with some fun activities by the campfire and enjoy some warm soft drinks below the clear skies. You can have a good night’s sleep after this.

    Altitude: 7,662 feet to 9,876 feet
    Trek distance: 6.3 km
    Time Taken: 4-5 hours
    Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

  3. Day 3 : Trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal Campsite

    We will trek from Bekaltal to Brahmatal on this day. This trek is around 7 km in length and it usually takes 4-5 hours to reach the destination. Enjoy the mountain vegetation and trees en route. Overnight stay will be at Brahmatal.

    We shall start our day as early as possible. After a delicious breakfast, we will set out on the journey to Brahmatal from Bekaltal. We can witness the beautiful sunrise from the Bekaltal. During the first 1.3 hours, you will find a steep ascent via Bekaltal Lake. Then you will find gradual ascent for a few hours followed by a steep descent and then gradual ascent till the campsite. During winter, you will find a thick layer of snow covering the whole trail. You can witness the Shivalik range as well as the Greater Himalayas from here. There are no water points throughout the trail. So, make sure you carry a sufficient amount of water with yourself. Hot lunch or packed lunch will be served on the trail depending upon the weather and snow conditions.

    After reaching the Brahmatal Campsite, we will rest for some time. In the evening, you can go to visit Brahmatal Lake which is merely at a distance of 500 metres from the campsite. One can go out and explore the beautiful photography options available at this place. Dinner will be served at night and tents will be set up for the overnight stay. At night, you can also engage the complete group with some fun activities by the campfire and enjoy some warm soft drinks below the clear skies. You can have a good night’s sleep after this.

    Altitude: 9,876 feet to 10,735
    Trek distance: 7.2 km
    Time Taken: 4-5 hours
    Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

  4. Day 4 : Trek from Brahmatal to Brahmatal Top (3,846 m) and back to campsite

    This is the biggest and most important day of the trek. We are destined to conquer the Brahmatal and then descend back to Brahmatal campsite. Brahmatal is located at an altitude of 12,600 feet while Brahmatal campsite is located at 10,735 feet. The total trekking distance is around 7.6 kilometres and it will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete the day’s journey. This is ideally a long day but the exhilarating journey to conquer the peak will be worth the challenges that may lay ahead in front of us.

    We shall start the day early with a healthy breakfast and set our foot on the journey to the Brahmatal trek. The amazing view of the sunrise as we will start to ascend from Brahmatal base camp is breathtaking. The fiery rays of the sun will incorporate some positive energy amidst the tough terrain. You can even visualise the magnificent peaks from the meadows which will certainly upgrade your excitement level. On the further advancement on the trail, you will find a small stream which is formed as a result of the melting of the snow. The trail is so deceptive that every passing top will feel like the final ascent. After walking for a while, you will finally reach Brahmatal. The mountains that are visible include Chaukhambha, Mandir, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkant, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli to name some of the mountains of the Panchachuli range.

    The alluring 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-clad mountains of Himalayas will be a mind-blowing experience which you are gonna cherish throughout your life. We will spend some time at the summit and descend back to the base camp. Overnight stay at tents and a delicious dinner will bring us to the end of this tiring yet beautiful day.

    Altitude: 10,735 to 12,600 and back to 10,735
    Trek distance: 7.6 km
    Time Taken: 5-6 hours
    Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

  5. Day 5 : Trek from Brahmatal to Lohajung

    After having early and healthy morning breakfast, we will set out for the next trail which is like straight forward to Lohajung village. The schedule for today is to descend from Brahmatal base camp to Lohajung which is located at an altitude of 7,662 feet above the mean sea level. The total trekking distance is 9 kilometres and it will take approximately 6-7 hours to complete this journey. We have to descend around 3,000 feet through oak and rhododendron trees. This is a very ecstatic trek which will give you ample time to click an endless number of scenic pictures. There is only one water point. So, make sure you have sufficient amount of filled bottles with yourself.

    You will reach Lohajung by evening. Get freshened up and if the energy is still left, you can go again to explore the lovely village of Lohajungi and buy some hand made stuff which will serve as a souvenir of the location. A lot of mela and fairs are organised here where you can witness the tradition and culture of this place. Enjoy the North Indian or Western Cuisine at the nearby Dhabas. After returning back, there’s an option of setting up a campfire by the tents. You can recollect the memories of the summit from the newly met strangers at the inception of the trek who might have turned into friends by now. The good time is followed by a warm sleep and this will mark the end of the last night of the trek.

    Altitude: 10,735 feet to 7,662 feet
    Trek distance: 9 km
    Time Taken: 6-7 hours
    Trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

  6. Day 6 : From Lohajung to Dehradun

    This is the last day of the trek. We will drive back to Dehradun from Lohajung village. A return drive of 300 kilometres on the beautiful trail will advance you to Dehradun where it all began. You will again pass through the Rudraprayag, Srinagar and Rishikesh. Don’t forget to take photographs this time. In the middle, we will have our lunch and play some games on the way back to Dehradun. You’ll reach Dehradun in between 6 pm and 7 pm. This will mark the end of your journey along with us. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm or else you can stay back at Dehradun and enjoy the sightseeing. The interesting places in and around Dehradun include Sahastradhara, Tiger Falls, Robert’s Cave, Mindrolling Monastery, Tapkeshwar Temple, Tapovan and many more. You can also visit Kempty falls. All these places are amazing and if you have an extra day, we suggest you go out and explore the beauty of Uttarakhand. The scenic beauty and impeccable natural landscapes are something to look out for.

    We can assure you that all along the return journey, you will keep thinking about the beautiful trek. The Brahmatal trek is a paradise on earth. The beauty of trekking in the Himalayas will cast a magical spell that you will continue to cherish throughout your lifetime. One of the many things you should be grateful in life is that you get to witness so many incredible places. Behind every corner, there is something waiting for you to explore. It gives you an ample amount of time to know that the world is really simple. It helps you to understand what really matters to you. For once in your life, try to embrace the happiness of not knowing what’s ahead and you tend to realise that the rulebooks are for shelves. Life is right there out in the open waiting for you to embrace it.

    Altitude: 7,662 feet to 1,470 feet
    Drive Length: 300 km
    Time Taken: 11 hours drive from Lohajung

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Inclusions in the package:
  • Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  •  Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Wan and vice versa and Travel Expenses to and fro Dehradun from home city is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

 

Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 – 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your trek because of some unavoidable reason, you must notify Trekmunk Pvt. Ltd. immediately in writing. Once we receive your mail, the cancellation process will start. Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

1. If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be refunded the full amount except 10% processing charge.

2. If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

3. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, No refund.

 

Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 – 15 business days.

 

Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postpone will be 15 days before the start of the trek. You can book any slot for the same trek in the next 2 months (61 days) which will totally depend on the availability. You will have to confirm your slot for your future trek 15 days prior to that trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 motnhs (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of anykind. The 2 months (61 days) time fram will be from the start date of the initial trek you booked for. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. *Conditions Apply.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

FAQs and Reviews


1. When is the best time?

The best time to scale the Brahmatal Trek is in the winter months of January and February. This is because, during winters, we can envisage heavy snowfall. You will get the privilege of walking on a blanket of snow. The quantity of snow tempts the trekkers from all over to take up the challenge. Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Brahma tal, being a winter-friendly trek, the weather is mostly sunny during the daytime while it tends to get very cold during the night. The temperature during the daytime is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The nights are very freezing with temperatures falling down to -5 degrees centigrade. However, during the months of March and April, you will be elated to see the diverse and vivid hues of rhododendrons blooming across the trail. You can witness the red, white and pink rhododendrons which will be a treat to the eye. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.


2. How difficult it is ?

Brahmatal trek is a high altitude Himalayan trek. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is 6 days and it is around 24 kilometres altogether. You would find some steep slopes or risky ridges. Most of the trail is covered with forests. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part because the trail gets submerged in the snow, otherwise, it is considered to be a very easy trek all around the year.


3. How much fitness is required for brahmatal trek?

This is a high altitude trek demanding 6 days of trekking. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. Also, please do basic exercise such as jogging, sit-ups, burpees, etc for 1-2 months before the start of the trek. Moreover, we would suggest increasing your stamina by walking 4-5 kilometres daily for 1-2 months prior to the start of the trek. Keep yourself in a good frame of mind and be physically and mentally fit. This will help you enjoy the beautiful trek to the fullest and take back good memories to cherish later.


4. Is it safe for first-timers?

This is a high altitude trek. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is 7days and the total distance of the trail is 46 kilometres. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part but if you are mentally strong it won’t affect you. This is of the best trek for the first-timers who have no prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas. You can book a seat for this trek without worrying.


5. What will the temperature like ?

Brahmatal, being a winter-friendly trek, the weather is mostly sunny during the daytime while it tends to get very cold during the night. The temperature during the daytime is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The nights are freezing with temperatures falling down to -5 degrees centigrade. You can expect rains during the months of July and August as the weather remains overcast due to cloud covering the entire region.


6. When will there be snow on this trek? Can it be done in Snow?

Brahmatal stands tall at an elevation of 12,000 feet approximately. The best season to go for trek is from mid-December to mid-March because you will get to walk on the blanket of snow which is really amazing. Yes, it can be done on snow. It becomes a little difficult during the winter season because the trail gets submerged into the snow. The best part is you will get to see the whole surrounding and the surrounding hills in the vicinity covered with snow. You will get to witness the snow-laden peaks of the mighty Garhwal mountain range.


7. Which are the best months to visit?

The best time to scale the Brahmatal is in the winter months of January and February. This is because, during winters, we can envisage heavy snowfall. You will get the privilege of walking on a blanket of snow. The quantity of snow tempts the trekkers from all over to take up the challenge. Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Brahmatal, being a winter-friendly trek, the weather is mostly sunny during the daytime while it tends to get very cold during the night. The temperature during the daytime is around 3 to 10 degrees centigrade. The nights are very freezing with temperatures falling down to -5 degrees centigrade. However, during the months of March and April, you will be elated to see the diverse and vivid hues of rhododendrons blooming across the trail. You can witness the red, white and pink rhododendrons which will be a treat to the eye. Just make sure that you don’t forget to carry a good camera or smartphone.


8. What things do we need to carry?

Brahmatal is a high altitude trek. You need to be fully prepared for comfortable completion of the trek. All the essential kinds of stuff required for the trek such as Rucksack, 2 pairs of quick-dry T-shirts and trek pants, 2 pairs of socks, trekking shoes, fleece, sunscreen SPF 50+, towel, lip balm, headlamp/torch, water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines should be available with you. You will be mailed a complete checklist after you book the trek with us. Make sure that you have all these things before the start of the trek.


9. What type of food is served ?

One thing for sure, you won’t have to worry about the food on this trek. We can assure you that the food served on this trek will be one of the best that you might have encountered throughout your life. Generally, only vegetarian food is served on a trek because the non-vegetarian food has a high amount of protein which makes it difficult to digest. We have a serving of 4 meals per day which includes breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner. We don’t compromise on the quality of the food. Hence, all you need to do is explore the beauty of the trek without worrying about the food.


10. How do I book this package with you?

Brahma tal trek booking with Trekmunk is very easy. I would like to assure you that booking a trek with us is as simple as putting the icing on the cake. All you need to do is go to search for the trek. You will find a “Book now” option. Click on the option and fill in all the details that are being asked and then forget everything and prepare for the trek. In case of any kind of queries, you can mail us or call us on the number that is provided on the website. Our trek care executive will always be ready to assist and guide you.


11. Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available for rent?

The Trek is a long 6-day trek and hence backpacks, raincoats and other types of equipment are necessary. Backpacks and shoes including other items will not be available for rent by us. These are the things you need to bring on your own. You can check our website to make sure that you know about all the things that you need to carry by yourself on this trek. It is advised to carry all those things for your own convenience. The only accessories that we will provide on rent for this trek are trek poles and ponchos. All the other necessary items or equipment are not available for rent by our side.


12. Is this a good trek for a first-timer?

The Trek has a level ranging from easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. The duration of the trek is 6 days and the total distance of the trail is 24 kilometres. It might get a bit difficult during the winter when the snow starts to play its part but if you are mentally strong it won’t affect you. This is of the best trek for the first-timers who have no prior experience of trekking a summit. You can book a seat for this trek without worrying.


13. Who will be there with us on the journey?

Brahmatal is a high Himalayan trek. There will be a trek leader along with an assistant trek leader. A bunch of people who have booked for the Brahma tal on the same date of departure. You are assured to get an amazing company of wanderlusts alongside you who are bored with their life as well. People from different spheres of life joining each other on an isolated trek might seem like a thrilling adventure. You will feel like going with strangers won’t be that fun but believe me, you will certainly descend the trek with your hand over their shoulders promising to trace more peaks together in future. We will also have porters, kitchen staff and mules along with us to make our journey a comfortable one.


14. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like?

This Trek with Trekmunk provides you with washroom/toilet facilities. So, what we do for the washroom/toilet facilities on the trek is that a toilet tent is put a little far away from the campsite. The toilet tent has a hole dug right into the earth. You do your business and then cover it with dirt. We can assure you that it won’t be a problem.


15. What are the interesting places to visit if I have time before or after ?

We will pick you up at the Dehradun station at 6 o\'clock in the morning and drop you back to Dehradun after the completion of the trek. So, if you want to go sightseeing in Dehradun, you have to either go before or after the trek. The interesting places in and around Dehradun include Sahastradhara, Tiger Falls, Robert\'s Cave, Mindrolling Monastery, Tapkeshwar Temple, Tapovan and many more. You can also visit Kempty falls. All these places are amazing and if you have an extra day, we suggest you go out and explore the beauty of this place. The scenic beauty and impeccable natural landscapes are something to look out for.


16. How to get safe drinking water ?

Brahmatal has a trail passing through a lot of villages and streams. Water points are available at different intervals of the day to day trek. The water that we take from streams is safe and uncontaminated. But still, if you want it to be 100 percent pure, you can carry chlorine tablets with yourself. You can get it easily at any kind of medicine store.


17. Which type of shoes should I buy ?

Brahmatal has a long trek lasting for 6 long days. During the whole trail of the trek, we are ought to encounter many kinds of water bodies that we will have to cross. Moreover, during winter, the whole region will be covered with snow. So, it is very important to wear a high ankle trekking shoe that is waterproof. Normal shoes are not suitable for this type of Himalayan trek.


18. Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory to carry trekking poles with yourself. But we strongly advise you to carry one. Without a trekking pole, it is almost impossible to go on a trek. They help in providing balance when we pass through streams. They reduce the stress on our knees while carrying a heavy load on our shoulders. They are very useful to cut our way through the blanket of snow present on the trail. We provide trekking poles for rent and we strongly advise you to carry it for all the above-mentioned reasons.


19. What is the Starting and ending point ?

This trek starts from Dehradun and ends at Dehradun as well. Dehradun is connected by roadways, railways and airways. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. The nearest railway station is the Dehradun railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi and Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport. You can get daily flights from most of the cities of India.


20. How to reach the base camp ?

This trek starts from Dehradun and ends at Dehradun as well. Dehradun is connected by roadways, railways and airways. The roadways are well connected and the landscapes are alluring throughout. The nearest railway station is the Dehradun railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. Most of the cities have premium train services like Shatabdi and Duronto which makes the journey faster and comfortable. The air network is also very good. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport. You can get daily flights from most of the cities of India.


21. Can I take my child along ? What is the minimum and maximum age limit?

Trek difficulty is considered to be easy to moderate. The minimum age limit for this trek will be 10 years. You have to make sure that your child is fit and willing to do the trek else he/she will be whining all the way to the top. If you think that your child is fit enough for this trek and his/her legs can carry them till the summit and then back to the campsite even after reading the itinerary, you are most welcomed to experience this trek with your kid. Just make sure that they don’t have any kind of lung or heart problems.


22. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

This Trek with Trekmunk is strictly against the consumption of alcohol. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Consumption of alcohol can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully.


23. What kind of Tents and Sleeping bags are provided to us on the trek?

The Trek with Trekmunk has well-defined tents and sleeping bags that are used at the campsite. Currently, talking about the tents, we are using 3 men Coleman, Husky and Vango tents which are 5000 mm waterproof. When it comes to sleeping bags, we have custom A shape Columbia sleeping bags especially made for expeditions. It can withstand up to a maximum of minus 20 degrees centigrade. We never compromise on the quality of all items that we provide for treks. The tent and sleeping bags are of impeccable quality and you can blindly trust on us on all the equipment that we provide on the trek. All you need to do is just enjoy the beautiful landscapes, leaving everything else on us.


24. Can I leave travelling clothes in basecamp behind and collect them after the trek?

The Trek with Trekmunk has well-defined cloakrooms and campsites. You can leave your travelling clothes in the basecamp and then collect them later after the trek is over. We have cloakroom facilities available for all the travellers.


25. Do I have to convey any documents with me?

The trek demands some documents that will be necessary for the trek. You need to have a set of documents along with you on this trek. The forest department has made it compulsory to showcase the identity proof and other documents in order to proceed for the trek. There is a list of documents that you need to carry along with you. It’s compulsory for you to carry your identity card that has your photo attached to it. Along with the identity card, you need to have a Medical Certificate, Mischief Managed, Disclaimer and Personal Information about yourself. All the documents must be present with you on this trek without fail.


26. Would we be able to expect rain during the trek to this trek? What will we do if it rains?

The trek has the most rain from July to September. Rain is a law of nature and we can go against the laws of nature. We can’t stop it, right? So yes, we need to be prepared for the worst scenario and carry all the necessary things that are required irrespective of whether it is going to rain or not. Rain depends on the weather. If you opt for this trek during the rainy season, you can obviously expect rain. If the rainfall is light and there is only drizzle, we will continue. But if the rainfall is too heavy, we will have to stop. We will have raincoats with us. So, there is nothing to worry about.


27. Is there a doctor going with us on the trek?

The Trek with Trekmunk doesn’t have a doctor along with us on the trek. But our trek leaders are very experienced and they have knowledge about all the necessary things that need to be taken care of during a trek. Our trek leaders have enough medical knowledge and experience to handle any kind of medical emergencies that can happen on a trek. There’s another plus point of having oxygen cylinders along with us and your oxygen level will be checked daily. This will make sure whether you are fine enough to proceed for the further trek or not.


28. Do we get a mobile network on the trek?

Brahmatal trail has comparatively good network connectivity. Most of the mobile networks work throughout the trail of Trek on day 1 of the trek. Day two is completely out of range for all network users whereas, from the days after that, you find networks in patches and for some minutes. You can surely use that time to drop a message at home, but who needs network when the mountains are calling themselves?


29. Are smoking and drinking allowed on this trek?

The trek comes under High Himalayan trek. Smoking and drinking are strictly not allowed on this trek or on any other trek. At such a high altitude, it\'s amazing to dance on \"daaru desi\" song but very harmful to consume the \"desi daaru\". Alcohol acts as a depressant and can reduce the frequency of breathing and even cause dehydration. Smoking can Drinking can help in the development of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can prove to be fatal at times and can cause an adverse effect on your body. It is very important to be fit and active both physically and mentally in order to complete this trek successfully.


30. Is Diamox advisable?

Diamox is a kind of medical prophylaxis agent which helps in the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness. Above a height of 8,000 feet from mean sea level, an individual is prone to acute mountain sickness. As this trek exceeds the 8,000 marks, Diamox can be taken. The currently advised dosing is 250 milligram which should begin 24 hours before making an ascent. You should talk to your doctor and your trek leader about it as they are the only people who can give you the best advice.


31. How big are the groups?

The trek group size hovers around 16. The bigger the group, the lesser the fun and serenity amidst the beautiful landscapes. We don\'t have bigger groups because they take away the essence of trekking. So, we have tried to accommodate an average number of people that will end up making the trek experience blissful. When you have a small group, it’s easier for everyone to interact with each other and this adds up to the beauty of the trek. You will come across 15 other wanderlusts like you and I can assure you that you will return home turning those strangers into friends.


32. Is it safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk?

Yes, it is safe for female solo travellers to go in a fixed departure group with Trekmunk. You can completely trust us on your safety. We never compromise when it comes to the safety and security of our travellers. Till now, many independent and solo female travellers have completed a lot of treks along with us. There was no complaint or disappointment by any of our members. All of them returned back happily. They have given satisfied reviews and are keen to hike a trek again with us in the future. You can check the reviews on our website for more details.


33. I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me( Portage/Offloading of bags?

Yes, we do have offloading facilities available for all the trekkers during the trek. Though we advise you to carry your own rucksacks because that is one of the major features of trekking in the wild, but if due to any unavoidable circumstances, you decide to offload your bags, you can definitely opt for a mule to carry your stuff. Let us know in advance if you wish to avail this service as we need to make arrangements accordingly.


34. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

For Brahmatal or any other trek, generally, there is an accommodation of only two persons in a single tent. In some cases, we can accommodate three trekkers in a tent but that is very rare. You should always try to follow the norms of the tentmate etiquettes in order to have a warm and happy stay inside the tent. It is very important to create a healthy environment inside the tent. We can assure you that you may enter the tent as strangers but when you shall return back, you will go back to becoming good mates.


35. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

The trek is a high altitude trek demanding 6 days of trekking. The level of this trek is easy to moderate, which demands physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. No prior trekking experience is required which means beginners are always welcomed. Also, please do basic exercise such as jogging, sit-ups and similar for 1-2 months prior to the start of the trek. Moreover, we would suggest increasing your stamina by walking 4-5 kilometres daily for 1-2 months prior to the start of the trek. Keep yourself in a good frame of mind and be physically and mentally fit. This will help you enjoy the beautiful trek to the fullest and take back good memories to cherish later.


36. Do you think I should bring some medicines with me?

The trek is at an elevation of around 12,600 feet. So, generally, you should always consult a doctor before going for this trek if you think you have breathing or any other problems. So make sure you consult an experienced doctor and tell him about all your past medical history and symptoms. Acknowledge him about the altitude you are planning to climb and the difficulty level of the trek. He will probably suggest you prophylaxis medication or else a prescription of acetazolamide. All these drugs are tested and it is proven to reduce the incidence and severity of altitude sickness. You should also carry some basic medicines like Paracetamol, Crocin, Diamox, Avil, Combiflam, Norflox, Crepe Bandage, Digene etcetera.


37. Can we change the itinerary?

The trek itinerary can\'t be changed. We take a lot of members alone with us for a trek and it is difficult to change the plan at the last moment except if trek leaders feel like it needs to be changed due to bad weather or any other natural calamity. Moreover, when you do a high altitude trek, it becomes very important to have a planned schedule. Otherwise, things may get worse because there are many factors that can affect a trek. So, to have a successful trek experience, it is important to trust the trek leaders and follow the planned schedule. Just in case you have a personal batch, you can talk about this when you book and our back end team can figure out if there is any possibility of this.


38. Can we customize this trek?

Yes, the trek can be customised according to you. Tekmunk provides you with the luxury of customizing the trek. The starting date, the itinerary, the food menu, everything can be set according to you in a tailor-made batch which is just for you and/or your friends and family.


39. What is AMS? How to prevent it?

During Brahmatal or any other trek or any other mountain expedition, we ought to travel to high altitudes. As we ascend, due to change in elevation, there is a change in various other factors such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, radiation and oxygen saturation. The temperature and atmospheric pressure gradually fall down and the ultraviolet(UV) radiation increases with increase in altitude. Moreover, the humidity and oxygen level tends to lower down. These changes have an adverse effect on our body and sometimes our body fails to withstand it. Due to these changes, there arises a condition called altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). The prevention tips are: You should always try to ascend a mountain as slowly as possible. 1, It will be good if you plan a few extra days and spend it acclimatizing after every 3000 feet. 2. Before starting to ascend, make sure you have a day of rest and a night of tight sleep. 3. Drink plenty of water. 4. Eat with proper guidelines. Avoid non-vegetarian food at high altitudes. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeinated products.


Trek Dates and Prices

Trek Package Confirmed Dates Trek Status Availabilty Price (Per Person) Excluding Flights Price (Per Person) Including Flights 
December 8, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Full, No Seats
 8450.00
N/A
December 15, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Full, No Seats
 8450.00
N/A
December 22, 2019 - December 27, 2019
Full, No Seats
 8450.00
N/A
December 29, 2019 - January 3, 2020
Full, No Seats
 8450.00
N/A
January 5, 2020 - January 10, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
January 12, 2020 - January 17, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
January 19, 2020 - January 24, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
January 26, 2020 - January 31, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
February 2, 2020 - February 7, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
February 9, 2020 - February 14, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
February 16, 2020 - February 21, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
February 23, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
March 1, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
March 8, 2020 - March 13, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
March 15, 2020 - March 20, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
March 22, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A
March 29, 2020 - April 3, 2020
Available
 8450.00
N/A