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6 Days · 5 Nights
₹ 8,800
₹ 1,200 Off
₹ 10,000
/ person
Location
BrahmaTal+ 1 More
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Overview

Not many high altitude treks in our country are accessible in the months of December, January and February. Brahmatal trek being one classic exception among them where trekking in winters is possible. The main reason behind Brahmatal trek to be a success among winter treks is the ample availability of snow and camping alongside frozen Bekaltal lake. To add to the grandeur is the visibility of mighty Himalayan Peaks such as the likes of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghuti in the backdrops. From the Brahmatal top, one can easily view Himalayan Peaks like Mt. Chaukhambha, Neelkanth, Panchachulli Group of Peaks etc. which is a view worth summiting. The trek to Brahmatal starts from Lohajung lying in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The trek comprises of trails passing through forests, villages, meadows, frozen lake and finally Brahmatal with high Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. An evening winter walk in the open meadows around the lake is a walk to be remembered forever. It is said by local villagers that Lord Brahma meditated at the Brahmatal Lake making it a sacred lake.

Why choose this trek?

- Trekking in winters is not possible at this altitude but it is one of the few treks which are easily accessible in the peak winter months (Dec to March)

- While trekking witness a different terrain every day, from Oak forest to high altitude meadow and a peak climb on summit day

- The main features of the trek are the beautiful trails with panoramic views of the Himalayan range. Peaks like Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Mrigthoni can be feels to be at an arms distance

- One gets to witness beautiful frozen lakes - Bekaltal and Brahmatal. These high altitude scenic lakes makes this trek a must visit place if you are looking for trekking in winters.

- The trek also include thrilling summit of Jatropani peak (4100 m)

Itinerary
  • Trekkers will be picked up from Kathgodam railway or bus station at 6 am
  • 250 km ride to Lohajung,from where the trek starts, in a cab through beautiful roads of Kumaon passing through Almora, Kausani, Gwaldam
  • Arrival in Lohajung (base village for the trek) by 6 pm
  • Halt and rest day before the trek at the guest house/hotel in Lohajung
  • Dinner in Lohajung
  • A quick introduction with team members and fellow trekkers at the guest house
  • Excursion from Lohajung to Bekaltal after breakfast, trekking trail comprising of 6 km
  • The trekking trail passes through forest offering variety of flora and fauna and will give way to small village Mandoli (water points available at the village)
  • The trek trail continues in gradual ascents and will pass through the confluence of Kali and Pindar River
  • Arrival at the Bekaltal campsite after the day long trekking
  • Hot lunch at the campsite is ready to serve for the trekkers
  • Evening winter walk to Bekaltal from the campsite
  • Evening refreshments and snacks followed by dinner at the campsite for trekkers
  • Hike/trek to Brahmatal lake from the campsite after breakfast
  • The trek will pass through forests of Oak and Rhododendrons before opening up to large meadows of Telandi with Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghuti in the backdrop
  • Steep patches in between the trail and carry enough water as trail is deprived of water sources, water is an essential while trekking
  • Descend to Brahmatal campsite after the meadow, a big relief to trekkers as last few steps to reach the campsite
  • Arrival at the Brahmatal campsite followed by evening refreshments and rest after the day long hike or trek
  • An evening winter walk in the meadow around Brahmatal Lake
  • The trekkers will be provided dinner and overnight stay at the camps
  • Trek to Brahmatal top from the campsite after the breakfast
  • Moderate to difficult trek to Brahmatal top
  • Every trekker must carry 2-3 litres of water as trail is deprived of water points
  • Arrival at the summit point of the trek with Himalayan peaks like Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghuti, Mt. Chaukhambha, Nilgiri, Neelkanth in the backdrops
  • One can also view 'The Panchachulli Peaks' from the summit point of the trek
  • Trekkers can rest and relax and have packed lunch at the Summit point
  • Trek or hike back to Brahmatal campsite from the summit point
  • Arrival at the campsite followed by evening refreshments
  • Trekkers will be provided dinner and stay at the camps
  • Trek or hike to Lohajung from Brahmatal campsite after breakfast
  • 13 km descend trek crossing Bekaltal
  • Trekkers will be arrived at Lohajung in the evening
  • Stay at a hotel or guest house in Lohajung (base village of Brahmatal and Roopkund trek)
  • Trekkers will be provided dinner at Lohajung followed by rest in hotel
  • Departure of trekkers from Lohajung to Kathgodam after the breakfast
  • 230 km ride back to Kathgodam via Gwaldam, Kausani, Almora
  • Expected time of arrival 8 pm
Hotel Details
  • GMVN Guest house or similar property
Inclusions
  • Transportation from Kathgodam to Kathgodam
  • 2 Night Accommodation in Hotel on Triple/Quad Sharing Basis
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Dome Tents on Triples Sharing basis
  • Veg meals
  • Trekking Equipment: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Matts, Micro Spikes, Gaiters
  • Qualified Trek Leader
  • Experienced Guide and Support Staff
  • Forest Permits
  • Medical Amenities - First Aid Kits, Oximeter and Oxyzen Cylinder
Exclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Trekking accessories like trek pole, rucksack, raincoats etc
  • Meals during transportation
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blocks, landslides
  • Cost of evacuation in case of emergency
  • Porter/mule Charges for back pack offloading

The customers have to reach the pick-up location mentioned in the itinerary on given time. If delayed for more than 45 minutes 'TheSearchingSouls' holds the right to leave behind the individuals who are late.

Usually, trekkers are clubbed together with other participants to make a group. The group travels together in a shared vehicle.

The pick-up vehicle depends on the number of members. The vehicles provided will be as per below norms:

No of persons (1-4) : Hatchback - Alto, Swift or equivalent vehicle

No of persons (5-8) : Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero or equivalent vehicle

No of persons (9-12): Tempo Traveller

'TheSearchingSouls' has third party vendors who look after the transport and we don’t have our own fleet. You may choose to come to the base camp on your own as well.

Meals during transportation has to be paid by the individual and is not included in package cost.

We have a clear payment policy which will withstand on all conditions. Anyone giving assurance less or more than the quoted amount must not be entertained.

We have a clear cancellation policy which will withstand on all conditions. Anyone giving assurance less or more than the quoted amount must not be entertained.

We expect our trekkers to carry their own back packs which has your personal belongings – clothing, toiletries etc. In case a person is not able to or doesn’t wish to carry their back pack they may offload their back packs on mules which will cost them from INR 300/day to INR 500/day depending on the trek.

If someone wishes to offload their back packs they need to inform on the first the of the trek. After that we will not be able to consider.

'TheSearchingSouls' is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears /equipment or any other belonging during the trek.

We have designed the itineraries to complete the trek in safest possible manner. Individuals are requested to follow their trek leader. Sometimes taking short cuts or being callous during the treks may lead to accidents.

Our trek leaders have pulse oximeter and basic first aid only.

Our trek leaders have the right to send you back to the base village if your oxygen levels fall below 70 or in case you have any kind of sickness.

In case of an unfortunate event, a medical emergency or an injury. Doctors don’t with the team so an individual has to be rescued to the nearest hospital. 'TheSearchingSouls' team will make arrangements for your rescue but the expenses of the rescue has to be paid by an individual.

Accommodation will be allotted by our trek leaders. The members have to accommodate as per the guidelines given by the trek leader.

Accommodation will be on triple sharing basis in Quechua T3 Tents and twin-sharing basis in Quechua T2 Tents.

We only provide vegetarian meals during the trek.

Case 1: If the trek is cancelled by 'The Searching Souls'

(a) In case the trek is cancelled by 'The Searching Souls' due to any unavoidable circumstances like Bharat bandh, road block, natural calamity, landslides etc. we will provide a trek coupon where you can opt for the same trek or a different for a period of one year. in case you want to change the trek the amount you paid will be deducted if the new trek cost is greater then the cancelled trek and if the new trek cost is less the remaining amount will be refunded.

(b) In case of booking of less than three members and the trek is cancelled due to no further trekker available, the customer will get full refund and will get a discount coupon of 10% having validity for a year.

Case 2 : If the trek is cancelled by the customer

(a) If the trek is cancelled by the customer prior to 45 days of booking date - 100 % of the total trek fee will be refunded i.e no cancellation fee.

(b) If the trek is cancelled by the customer between 30-45 days of booking date - 70 % of the total trek fee will be refunded.

(c) If the trek is cancelled by the customer between 15-30 days of booking date - 50 % of the total trek fee will be refunded.

(d) If the trek is cancelled by the customer between 1-15 days of booking date - No amount will be refunded.

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