My 1st Himalayan Trek- Brahmatal Trek, Jatropani Peak- Uttarakhand

Tripoto
26th Jan 2019
Photo of My 1st Himalayan Trek- Brahmatal Trek, Jatropani Peak- Uttarakhand by Confusedwanderer

Brahmatal Trek

Steeped in mythos, Brahmatal is a lake nestling in the depths of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Winter sweeps alluringly on the slopes here, making Brahmatal one of the rare Himalayan destinations available for trekking in December, January, February, and March.

Pull factors are many on this trek—changing vistas, from deep and shadowy forests of oaks and rhododendrons to snow-covered meadows, lakeside camping at Bekaltal, the alpine Brahmatal lake vicinity, and a climactic vision of fabulous high peaks glittering across a brilliant sky! The Garhwal snowline view is all the more special from here because rarely are colossal ice-capped peaks like Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul are accessible to view on a low-lying trek like this one.

Owing to gradually ascending rolling slopes, the Brahmatal Trek route is deemed fit for beginners and less experienced trekkers. A major part of the trek continues under forest cover, diminishing the chances of altitude sickness. All the same, the trek will not deprive one of an out and out thrilling winter experience with the sweet mellow of falling snow, a fascinating trail caught in an absolute white out, the depthless silence inside the grove of rhododendrons and oaks, and iced over lake water faces.

A special shout out for this trek goes to the shutterbugs—diverse frames, from snow-laden forests to white-gold high peaks in alpenglow, and a desolate alpine mountain-scape of a lone tree standing on icy shores of the Brahmatal lake make up the composition of this trek.

Day 1

Day 1

1st day of the trek is through Meadows and snow covered trail.Camping was near to Bekaltal Lake. Lake was half frozen with fresh snow and the view was picturesque.

Bekaltal Lake - Half Frozen

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

1st day campingsite

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

my first experience with snow

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

fresh snow trail

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

the gang before the start of trek

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

1st day lunch..yummy

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

The Gang from Bangalore

Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Bekaltal, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Day 2

Day 2

Trek to the Brahmatal Trek and the 2nd day of camping is near to the lake.

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Trek Crew Having their lunch

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Mt.Trishul

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Winter Trek Group

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

camp site

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Partially Frozen Lake

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Sunset

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Day 3

Day 3

Today we have summited the Jatropani Peak, from the Brahmatal lake campsite we headed to the peak without our rucksack and descended by evening to campsite.

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Trying to capture sunset in time lapse

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Different peaks are visible from the jatropani summit

Photo of Brahmatal Trekking, Roopkund Route, Lohajung, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Day 4

Day 4

Pack up day and we have descended to base camp at lohajung.

Pack up from the last campsite.

Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

The Gang after successfully summiting the peak.

Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer
Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Lunch while descending

Photo of Lohajung, lohajung, Mundoli, Uttarakhand, India by Confusedwanderer

Day 5

Day 5

we reach the base camp and have a party for completion of trek successfully.

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