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Brahmatal Trek 2024 | History, Itinerary & Best Time |

Brahmatal trek is one of the most mesmerizing trek in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Brahmatal trek is one of the winter trek which is always high in demand because of scenic beauty panoramic view of Himalayas and the frozen Brahmatal Lake.

Brahmatal trek is open around the year and starts from Lohajung which is in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand also the base for this trek.

Brahmatal trek can be easily completed in maximum 02-03 days.

Brahmatal Trek Basic Information

Brahmatal the name itself says that it is special, Brahm means God Brahma “The Creator of Universe” and Tal means lake in hills (Tal is always surrounded by hills).

As the name suggest Brahmatal tal the story behind this frozen lake is that Lord Brahma created this lake and Lord Brahma used to meditate here.

Brahmatal is a trek which is around 40 km roundtrip surrounded by beautiful Himalayas, Mt. Trishul, valleys, meadows, scenic beauty.

  • Altitude – 12,250ft
  • Starting Point – Lohajung ( distance is 600 Km from Delhi)
  • Route Map –Lohajung – Gujrani – Talindi – Jhandi Top – Brahmatal – lohajung
  • Permission or Permit for trek – You can take the  permission from Forest Department.
  • Distance – 25 Km roundtrip.
  • Difficulty Level – Easy
  • Best Time – January till February
  • Accommodation – No you can carry your own.
  • Can we go without guide – Yes you can go without guide.
  • Trek Duration – 03-04 Days (Can be done in 02 days also like we did)
Brahmatal Trek

Remarks : Good amount of fitness is must one should be physically fit.

Note: You can feel the experience in detail by watching the video of the trek on Youtube Click here to watch complete video on Brahmatal trek .

Story Behind Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal Trek is at an altitude of 12000 ft. passes through beautiful meadows, It is believed that Lord Brahma has created the tal named Brahmatal and Lord Brahma used to meditate here.

This trek is surrounded by Himalayas, the main attraction of the trek is the view of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti from Jhandi Top.

Best season for Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal trek is open all around the year but it is high in demand in winters especially during January as in winters the trek is covered with snow all around.

During winters when the entire region is covered with snow it gives you a magnificent view of Himalayas and the Himalayan ranges, the view Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti is one of the best.

Best time in Winters

During winters you can plan in December or January, where January is considered to the peak season for Brahmatal Trek, where you can enjoy the snow all around.

Best time in Summer

During April – June is been considered to be the best time during summers where you can enjoy the beauty of nature, the trek passes through lush green meadows and forest area.

Brahmatal Trek Experience

Though I have done many treks but the view that you get from Jhandi top is one of the best, the first rays of the sun falls on Mt. Trishul and view cannot be described in words one can only experience it.

We completed in two days but I suggest you to take your time and enjoy the beauty, The trek passes through forest, meadows and Bugyal and the scenic beauty is amazing. 

The best part of the trek is the view of Mt. Trishul and the frozen Brahmatal lake, by looking at Mt. Trishul it seems like you are standing next to it.

Brahmatal trek

If you are staying overnight at Jhandi top in the evening you will see Mt. Trishul changes color from pink, white and later turned to black it is because of the last rays of the sun falling on Mt. Trishul during sunset. 

I am lucky to witness both sunrise and sunset, At Jhandi top there is a point where you will see lot of flags that the reason the name is Jhandi top it is one of the photographic point one cannot resist by clicking a photograph capturing the best of Mount Trishul.

View of Mt. Trishul from Jhandi Top

Jhandi Top is the top most point for Brahmatal Trek from where you get 360 degree view of the Himalayan ranges of Kumaon and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Once you are in Jhandi top you can enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti.

Brahmatal trek

In the morning the first rays falls on top of Mt. Trishul and then to Jhandi top, You are at and elevation from where you can easily make the difference the time the sun rays takes to reach the Lohajung, that is the time when you feel you are above clouds.

The Jhandi point is the best place to click photos most of the people prefer staying at Tilandi which is at an height of 11,120ft i.e. 3,390 meters rather Jhandi top, because you can easily pitch your tents in Tilandi, where as in Jhandi top the surface is uneven and most of the area is covered with snow it is difficult top pitch tents.

I would suggest you should plan to stay at Jhandi top if you want to see the sunrise or if you are staying in Tilandi you can start early morning.

Why I planned Brahmatal Trek?

After a lot of research, I stopped for Brahmatal why because at first in less time you can complete the trek second it is one of the most beautiful trek with mesmerizing view of the Himalayan ranges of Kumaon and Garhwal region.

Brahmtal trek

There are also other treks or expedition that can be done or you can plan too which the well known like Roopkund trek, Ali Bedni Bugyal or Kuari pass, Ronti saddle expedition and many other which are nearby and majority have same base camp Lohajung but these treks apart from Brahmatal can be completed only in Summers.

How to Reach the Brahmatal Trek Basecamp?

Brahmatal Trek

Lohajung which is the basecamp of many trek is the one for Brahmatal too. If you are planning for this trek, then two days is necessary to reach Lohajung. Also, if you are coming from Delhi, Lohajung is exactly 510 km which usually takes 13-15 hours of time but we will suggest you to halt for one day. If not, you will feel tired.

The best is from Haldwani – Bagheswar route passes via Ranikhet, Dwarahat, Garud, Kaushani (the famous hill station with plenty of view point a prefect way to relax) and from there to Lohajung this is the route from the Kumaon region but we have one another route that comes from Garhwal too.

Brahmatal Trek Itinerary

Day 01 – Lohajung Base Camp to Jhandi Top

On Day 01, We started in the morning after breakfast. The slope is normal, It takes you on a narrow pathway, after walking for a while you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, especially Buransh.

Brahmatal Trek

The terrain gets little challenging but slowly you can cover the distance. On this trek you will find the locals and other groups walking next to you. There is a point comes where you halt for tea and Maggie and rest for sometime from this point the entire Lohajung is visible.

Brahmatal Trek

After you start you enter green forest there are other rest point too, there are some natural water points you can refill and start request you to please refill your water bottles as afte4r this you wont find water anywhere, the Himalayan water will refresh you completely.

A point comes when you will see snow all around the place is named as Gujrani near to the Bekal tal where you can plan your stay, the groups usually spend first day halting there or if time permits you can decide continue your journey and stay at Tilandi, which will be the next halt.

Do not forgot to see the beautiful lake and a temple which we missed and got to know later while coming.

After Gujrani steep slope starts bit challenging but I am sure you will be enjoying it at a distance approx. 5-6 km from Gujrani the another place Tilandi comes which is at an altitude of 12500 ft base camp for many groups.

Tilandi is a point where you can stay overnight a nice place to stay, there is a view point where you can resist yourself from click a memorable memory than you can start for Jhandi top where you can stay overnight.

Brahmatal trek

In Jhandi top the view is mesmerizing from their you can spot Brahmatal lake which will be the end point, you will be amazed to see the Mt. Trishul, the place is full of flags that the reason it is known as Jhandi Top the entire Himalayan ranges can be seen from the top.

Don’t miss the sunset and sunrise it is one of the best.

You can halt for the night at Jhandi top and spend the night, though the terrain is covered with snow and slopes it is bit challenging toi find the best spot.

Day 02 – Brahmatal Lake to Lohajung

In the Morning you can enjoy the most beautiful sunrise with mesmerizing view of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti.

It was a lifetime experience request you to please stay overnight at Jhandi top and experience the best view of lifetime.

Next morning you can start for the final point that is frozen lake Brahmatal, you can leave your luggage at Jhandi Top and continue with water and snacks after walking for a while we couldn’t stopped ourselves capturing the best as every place is a perfect spot to capture.

While the terrain is bit challenging you have to be careful while descending then after enjoying walking on snow we finally reached the frozen Brahmatal Lake.

Brahmatal trek

Yes, the lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains walking, running and capturing over the frozen lake was fun we spend some time there you can stay overnight a safe place to stay.

While coming back to Jhandi top we took the regular route taking the blessing from Mandir after the darshan the route get challenging there is gradual increase in slope, after which you Jhandi top and continue to Lohajung which can be covered in Single day.

It is short trek people or locals complete it in one day.

I must suggest if you are planning for this plan in the month of January during winters as the entire region is covered with snow and you get the best view.

Brahmatal Trek Videos

Brahmatal Trek Part 01

Brahmatal Trek Journey Part 02

Second and Final day of our journey reached the frozen Brahmatal lake and witnessed the beauty of Himalayas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time for Brahmatal Trek?

Brahmatal Trek is the trek which is open all around the year but January and February is considered to be the best time and it is also the top search during winter trek.

What is the Base for Brahmatal Trek?

Lohajung a village in Garhwal Uttarakhand is the Base for Brahmatal Trek.

Why is Brahmatal Trek is famous for?

Brahmatal trek is famous for its serene beautiful, dense forest, meadows, Himalayas and peak like Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti that can be seen during the trek and most important is Frozen Brahmatal Lake.

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