Enrich Your Experience With Panoramic Vistas Of The Trishul Massif
Hike the Brahmatal Trek, one of the easiest treks, meant for beginners and amateurs, which can be accessed during winters as well
Get mesmerized by the forest trails from Bekaltal to Tilandi, lined with oaks and rhododendrons
Experience a dedicated section of rhododendron forests just out of Bekaltal, that remains pink throughout the spring-summer season and forms a white canopy during the winters
Walk across the snow-covered, alpine meadows starting from Tilandi
Engage in one of the most scintillating mountain-ridge walks on your way to Jhandi top
Get a peek into the Skeleton Lake Trek and the Roopkund Trek from the Brahmatal ridge
Witness two glacial lakes, with snow-covered trails during peak winters, at an altitude of 3180 meters
Learn about the history of Lord Brahma, one of the holy trinities of ancient Hindu religion
Meditate at the Brahmatal Lake in the small town of Lohajung
The nearest airport from the hub is Jolly Grant, located in Dehradun. This airport enjoys good connectivity with the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi NCR. It also has direct flights to Mumbai and connecting flights to various other cities in India. From Jolly Grant, you need to rent a cab …
The nearest airport from the hub is Jolly Grant, located in Dehradun. This airport enjoys good connectivity with the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi NCR. It also has direct flights to Mumbai and connecting flights to various other cities in India. From Jolly Grant, you need to rent a cab or take a bus to reach Rishikesh, which is just 35 kilometers away. If you are traveling via train, you can get down at the Rishikesh railway station. You need to reach the Rishikesh railway station via train from the Haridwar railway station. There is excellent railway connectivity from major Indian cities to Haridwar. Alternatively, you can get down at Haridwar railway station and drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh has a massive network of motorable roads, connected to major North-Indian cities like New Delhi, Dehradun and Haridwar. While you get the Uttarakhand state transport buses from Dehradun and Haridwar, there are also options of daily inter-state night-bus service from Kashmiri Gate ISBT, New Delhi.
Rishikesh acts as the hub for numerous adventure activities that spread across Uttarakhand and other parts of Northern India. Hence, finding accommodation in Rishikesh is a cakewalk. There is a wide range of accommodation options for Rishikesh. These include luxury and boutique hotels that usually have a high star-rating, guesthouses, …
Rishikesh acts as the hub for numerous adventure activities that spread across Uttarakhand and other parts of Northern India. Hence, finding accommodation in Rishikesh is a cakewalk. There is a wide range of accommodation options for Rishikesh. These include luxury and boutique hotels that usually have a high star-rating, guesthouses, backpackers’ hostels, standard hotels, homestays, etc. According to your choice of accommodation, the price per night will vary. It ranges from USD 7 to 10 (INR 500 – 800) for hostels having dormitories and decent homestays. Standard hotels and guesthouses charge a little more, approximately USD 15 to 30 (INR 1000 – 2400) per night. The luxury hotels, boutique hotels and other high star-rated options have a per night price tag of USD 100 (INR 7500) and more. Of course, all these prices will vary according to your choice of add-ons and amenities. The prices will soar in the peak tourist season and it will also be hard to get an accommodation without prior booking. But traveling with a renowned tour operator or travel agency keeps you covered against those uncertainties. Apart from these pricey options, there are several GMVN resorts, guesthouses and tourist complexes that are relatively inexpensive but deliver quality amenities.
You should embark on this adventure because you can do the Brahmatal Trek solo and even with a group of friends during the peak winter months of January and February. It is one of the few high-summit treks in India that stays open during the winter season. The natural beauty with minimal human interference and the panoramic views of the Trishul Range from Brahmatal Lake make it one of the top choices for trekkers in India and across the world.
The Brahmatal Trek is one of those getaways that you can undertake throughout the year. However, it is advisable not to plan your trek during the monsoon season because of a heightened probability of landslides and cloud bursts. You can plan the trip during the spring-summer season-spanning late March to early May, and witness the receding snowline above the Tilandi campsite as well as a fiery landscape of red and pink rhododendrons. The post-monsoon or autumn season-spanning September to November promises clear skies with excellent mountain views, alluring sunrises, and sunsets. It is the best time for photography enthusiasts and professional photographers. For all those who wish to trek and camp in the snow and witness the magnificence of the frozen Brahmatal Lake, peak winter months from December to early February is the ideal time.
Be careful of the essentials for your Brahmatal Trek. These include backpack and daypack, well-made trekking shoes and poles, at least five layers of warm clothing including thermal inners, tops and bottoms, raincoats, 3-4 pairs of synthetic gloves and socks, cap, sunglasses, balaclava, sunscreen, lip balm, toiletries like biodegradable soaps and excess toilet papers, flashlight with spare batteries, water bottles, medicines, and first-aid kit, and instant-energy-givers like chocolate bars.
This high-altitude trek is characterized by frequently changing weather conditions. Hence your Brahmatal Trek itinerary should be flexible and contain a few extra days in case of delays caused due to weather changes. You should follow the orders and instructions of your team leader and do not wander off on your own. If you opt for a homestay at the base, interact with the hosts with respect and friendliness. Try to carry your luggage. Pack for all eventualities but keep your luggage to a minimum. Do not litter.
The usual timeframe for the Brahmatal Trek is 6 days. Generally, the first and last days are spent traveling on road to the starting point of Lohajung. This leaves the middle 4 days for exploration and various hiking adventures.
Most tour operators’ class the Brahmatal Trek package as moderate difficulty. During the trip you will hike some 25km. This includes a range of ascents and high-altitude terrain. It is advisable to have prior hiking experience, and a decent level of fitness.