Brahmatal Trek - Absolutely Mesmerizing Adventurous Trekking Site

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Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal is known for its beauty of several prominent snow-capped peaks, rare and threatened species of flora and fauna, untouched valleys, rolling alpine meadows, never-ending walking trails, long to tiny multiple torrent river streams, thick forests of Oak and pine, and much more. The Devabhumi is home to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centers that are well renowned and distinguished in India.

Uttarakhand is a picturesque representation of the great Himalayan ranges, the Bhabar, and the Terai regions. The northern part of the state is well established with several mountains of Himalayan ranges and glaciers. Thick forests and snow-filled meadows rule the lower part of Uttarakhand. One of the most picturesque areas of north India covers twelve prominent ecological zones of our motherland! How amazing and captivating is nature creation!!

The western half of Uttarakhand is known as Garhwal Himalayas and the eastern region as Kumaon. The topography of the regions is unique and absolutely splendid to explore. The land of natural beauty owns some of the most well-known and visited snow peaks of the Himalayas. Highly valued rivers in India, the Ganges, and the Yamuna originate in the glaciers of Uttarakhand. Rivers like Ramganga and Sharda add to the beauty of Devabhumi.

Now comes the best part! The Land of the Gods presents you with short as well long treks like Gangotri Glacier Trek, Deoria Tal & Chandrashila Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, Roopkund Trek, Rupin Pass trek, Pindari Glacier, Dodital Trek, peaks of Kedarkantha and Nanda Devi Trek, etc will make you believe in nature.

Now that you know how amazing the land is blessed with numerous beauties, sit back and enjoy a trek to one of the famous treks of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath, Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Trishul, and Mt Kamet and the important glaciers of Himalaya like Gangotri, Milam, Pindari, and Khatling, and many more humongous mountains are on your way! Get ready to go awe about your dream trek to one of the high altitude lakes of Uttarakhand.

Brahmatal Trek

Nestled at a whopping altitude of 12,000 feet up in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Brahmatal Trek is one of the stunning and adventurous treks among adventurers and thrill-seekers from everywhere in the world. Spread more than 22 kilometers, the Brahmatal trekking trail is filled with surprises you could ever imagine!

The most enchanting winter trek leads to a stunning tranquil lake that is the utmost reward. Encompassed with never-ending ridges, delightful alpine Bugyals (meadows), majestic snow-covered peaks, oaks and fir trees, steep paths with layers of snow, the Brahmatal trek proves to be one of the challenging treks for hikers in Uttarakhand. But it is exciting and heartwarming to break it to you that the most scenic winter trek is also the most pursued journey of the Himalayas.

The frozen Brahmatal Lake and Brahmatal Peak will definitely be a dream come true if you value nature as much as you value your priorities! Lucky if you could catch a glimpse of the Garhwal Mountains on a clear day. Imagine walking through a thickly forested trek route, encircled with never-ending mountains topped with mist? One could go speechless at this flawless sight!

Bird’s eye view of Roopkund, Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and much more are waiting to boast their beauty to your eyes. I would fail on my part if I didn't mention the stunning and unique sunrise and sunset vistas you would witness in your precious 6-days of your life!

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Brahmatal History

The Hindu Mythology about Brahmatal trek revolves around the father of Manu, Lord Brahma, often perceived as Prajapati. He is also known by names like Jnaneshwara, Chaturmukha Svayambhu, Vedanta, etc. Your expedition to Brahmatal is one way you could feel his divine presence. It is believed that Lord Brahma is believed to have done a serious penance and that he meditated beside this lake for several years. The medium-sized lake is beneath the ridge and one could have a clear view of it while getting down from the ridge. The Brahmatal trek proves to be an expedition to spirituality

The Hidden Beauty

Now that you know about the reward at the end, there is yet another delight worth mentioning. The other lake on this trail is also hidden inside a thick forest. Named Bekhal Tal, the lake also adds to the delight of the trekkers. Remains mostly frozen during winters, the lakes are the embodiment of tranquility and raw beauty. 

Brahma Tal Trek - Dozens of Double Delights

This winter trek does not stop with adventure ridgelines, rolling Bugyal, lakes, and fresh snow. The six days trek is a complete guide to the Himalayas. Doubt as to how that is possible is proven evidently below!

A trek to Brahmatal means a trek to what more Himalayas awaits your next arrival with! The views of snow-capped peaks from the route are captivating and from east to west one could witness majestic high Himalayan ranges. On the right eastward direction, capture mountains like Mrigthuni, Trishul, and straight north the Bethartoli Himal and Nanda Ghunti.

On the left westward side, massive Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda mountains nestle. The famous Roopkund trek comes along your way to Brahmatal. Ali Bugiyal, Bedni Bugyal, Roopkund and Junargali, and Ronti saddle are only a few meadows you would witness your way up to the top of Brahmatal.

Brahmatal Trek - A Detailed Itinerary

Brahmatal trek itinerary is about 6 days and you can plan your Brahmatal trekking trip according to it.

Day 1:- Rishikesh to Lohajung

Your trek to Brahmatal can never be as blissful as you starting from the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, Rishikesh. The hectic 10-hour drive will be blissful. Ask me why because you would witness the marvelous changing vistas and run parallel to Ganga and Alaknanda. Capture the beautiful hill stations of Devprayag, Srinagar, and Karanprayag. The majestic Nanda Ghunti peak will welcome you as you near Lohajung. Rest for the day!

Day 2:- Lohajung to Bekaltal

The trail from Lohajung to Bekaltal is of gradual ascent curves. Two mountain rivers Kali and Pindari meet at the beautiful Kali valley. Begum, a rest point on the slopes lets you sit and enjoy the vast expansions of valleys in front of you. About five hours walk leads you to the beautiful Bekaltal gleaming which would be peacefully in the summer while partially frozen during the winters. The 7 km trek to a way up to paradise!

Day 3:- Bekal Tal to Brahmatal

The site of Telandi meadow is just the trailer! The field of Telandi becomes a vast snow land to stun you. During your 8 km trek, you could start seeing some of the Himalayan peaks mentioned above. At 11,500 ft, there is your reward along the ridge. A slow descend to the most secluded lake, Brahmatal. Valleys of Almora and Nainital, soaring peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti makes the portrait of the entire view a flawless one!

Day 4: Brahmatal to Jatropani Peak to Khopariya Tal

The Brahmatal trek itinerary tends to change and you can opt for any route to descend. The Katropani peak also referred to as Khamila Top, is another best part of your 6-days trek. One can have a rare view of all the meadows and peaks from the Jatropani peak. Descend to Bigun Tal after spending considerable time witnessing the beauties around you. Day 4 can also begin from Brahmatal to Tilbudi via Brahmatal Pass. peaks of Chaukhambha, Mandi, Mana, Nilgiri, Neelkanth, Maitoli are even more visible.

Day 5: Khopariya Tal to Lohajung

At an altitude of 3000 m, Bigun Tal is yet another serene lake you would come across. The 7 km trek for the day ends in Lohajung. If descending from Tilbudi, you would pass through Wan Village to end in Lohajung. The descend via Wan village is a path through thick Oak and Rhododendron trees. By now your camera would have captured you with these tall pets on the sides of you!

Day 6: Lohajung to Rishikesh

Your long once-in-a-lifetime expedition comes to an end on day 6th. Though you leave the place, every detail of these precious 6 days would still be fresh and alive in your memories!

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Brahmatal Trek- The Best Time!

Though considered to be the most preferred winter trek, the Brahmatal trek has distinct vistas in spring, autumn and winter. The rhododendrons trees awake and send vibrant vibes in spring. The mountains appear new during autumn and in winters no doubt about the snow draping the landscape in white. Except for summer and monsoon, you are always welcomed by the Brahmatal! Any 6 days in December the Narnia-turned Brahmatal trek allows you to witness a snow wonderland with vibrant colors of sunset and sunrise hitting the snow floor.

The terrains, mountains, and meadows of Uttarakhand are ideal for hiking, walking, or trekking in India. One could take the opportunity to walk through fields, misty hills, and snow-capped peaks and witness nature at its best. The more you admire it, the more it appears beautiful. One classic example is trekking to Brahmatal and you would agree no less after you gather the lovely memories and experience of the trek. The bottom line: Brahmatal trek is a complete package for rejuvenating, refreshing, and reviving your days ahead!

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