Situated in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Brahmtal trek is a trek to the alpine lake-Brahamatal lake. This trek takes you through lush green meadows, dense forests of oak and rhododendron. It has a high altitude of 3733 meters and about 27 kms of trek to reach the mesmerising lake. This trek gives you exceptionally beautiful views of peaks and mountains like; Mt. Mana, Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Chaukhamba, Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti etc. You can also camp alongside the Brahmtal lake and enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake. You will absolutely love this refreshing and peaceful trek.
Not all your attentions should be on Brahmtal lake, there is also a Bekaltal lake, lower down Brahmtal lake, totally surrounded by big trees and thick forests.
Brahmtal is comparatively a new trek in India, but in a short span of time, it has become a very popular trek as it provides you with all the adrenaline rush you need while trekking.
Rishikesh to Lohajung
A drive distance of 260 kms, it takes about 10-12 hours to reach the base of the trek, Lohajung.
Lohajung to Bekaltal
This trail firstly leads you to a very dense and beautiful forest. This trail takes up to 5-6 hours. In this trail, you will be seeing a valley, where 2 rivers meet, River Kali and River Pindari. The tranquillity of this place will win your heart, and you will not want to leave.
Bekaltal to Brahamatal
In this trek, you will be crossing through dense oak forests before you reach a lush green meadow known as Telandi. This green stretch is converted into a snowfield during the winters as snow covers it entirely. A little towards the left, you’ll be able to see yellow flags, which indicates that a temple is nearby. This is a very ancient temple there, which is about 500 meters away from the Brahamatal Lake. You can stay there overnight by camping around 500 meters away from the lake.
Brahmtal to Tilbudi
So, you have to ascend a little bit from your camps, to see the beautiful lake surrounded by thick trees. On days with clear skies, the river looks as a mirror is set on the ground, and while in winters, the lake is frozen entirely. And now, you will have to hike to the Brahmtal Pass. Once, you reach to the top of the pass, you will be able to witness the beauty of various peaks around you; Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Mt. Trishul. Take all your time to appreciate what real beauty is and that you are lucky enough that you came to this trek.
Tilbudi to Lohajung
Start your descent to Wan, a trail covered with oak and rhododendron trees. After a particular distance, you will be reaching a water source at Chota Tilbudi. After an hour of trekking downwards, you will see Wan village.
Lohajung to Rishikesh
Now, the trek has come to an end and there’s another 260 Kms you need to drive back. You will be taking a lifetime of stories and wonderful memories with you.
Best time to visit Brahmtal Lake
You can do this trek through out the year as it totally depends on what kind of sight you are willing to see. The whole trail is covered in snow in the winter season in between November to March. And at this time, the trek becomes one of the best treks to do in winters. If you want to see snow-capped peaks all around you and snow-covered trees in your trail, then winter’s the best time for you.
If you are willing to see lush green meadows, shining and reflecting lake and colourful landscapes, then spring and summer is the best time for you, i.e., April to May.
And if you want to witness red and orange leaves of oak and rhododendron trees, then autumn is the best time for you, in between October to November.
Brahmtal trek difficulty level
This trek takes the trekkers through different terrains of forests, meadows and snow-capped lands but they are not uneven and therefore this makes the trek moderately difficult. Any beginner trekker cannot complete this trek, but any trekker with prior experience of any trek can easily complete this trek. You just need to have a good physique and well-maintained fitness levels.
Brahmtal has astonishing and mesmerising views, forest walks, scenic sunsets and beautiful snow-capped peaks to look at. If you’ll visit in spring or summers, then you will be seeing a flowery roof and if you will visit in winters, then you will be witnessing snowy tree roofs.
If you are a trekker, then this trek is a must for you.