Brahmatal Trek

brahamatal cover

Brahmatal trek is a moderate difficulty trek that takes you to a maximum altitude of 12,250 feet above sea level. What makes the Brahmatal trek is special is that it remains accessible even during the winter season, unlike other alpine lakes.

Being a moderate difficulty trek, it offers a great opportunity for beginners to experience snowfall on a trek and camp near this beautiful glacial lake.

Starting from Kathgodam, the Brahmatal Trek takes around 6 days to complete & from Lohajung to Lohajung it takes 4 days. Although this trek remains throughout the year generally, winters are the best time to embark upon this beautiful journey as it gives travellers a chance to view this lake at a time when it remains frozen.

Bekal Tal (believed to belong to Lord Brahma) is the first major attraction of this trek. Located at a distance of 6 Km from the Lohajung Campsite it also remains frozen for the most part of the winter season.

The trek is a beautiful walk through the alpine forests, towering mountains and beautiful campsites located in the clearings.


Short Itinerary

Day 1

Lohajung to Bekal Tal

On the first day, we will be trekking to Bekal Tal via Mandoli Village which is located at a distance of 6 Km from basecamp at Lohajung and will take about 4 hours to complete. The trail will take you through the beautiful forest filled with Rhododendron & oak trees. Overnight stay will in tents alongside Bekal Tal.

camping at brahmatal view from brahamatal trail an afternoon at brahamatal trail

Day 2

Bekal Tal to Brahmatal

After having breakfast in the morning, we will trek further towards Brahamatal, enchanting meadows & lush green forests. After trekking for 8 Km from Bekal Tal we will reach our destination at Brahmatal. Overnight stay in camps.

trekking at brahamatal trek view from bekal tal trekkers on brahamatal trail

Day 3

Brahmatal to Daldum via Brahmatal Peak

On the third day of the Brahmatal trek, we will start walking towards Daldum via the Brahmatal Peak, the peak will provide you with a mesmerizing 360 degrees panoramic view of the Himalayas. Mount Trishul & Nandahunti can be viewed clearly. 3 more hours of walk from the peak will take us to Daldum which will be our campsite for tonight.

trekker enjoying snow at bekal tal trekker on brahamatal trail at brahmatal

Day 4

Daldum to Lohajung

On the final day of the trek, we will trek 3.5 km down to Lohajung from Daldum.

Trekking Tips

  • Brahamatal is a moderate difficulty trek, if you are a beginner, it is advised you practice walking at least a month before the trek.
  • The last ATM is located 25 Km before Lohajung at Dewal village but it remains out of cash most of the time. You are advised to withdraw cash at Rishikesh or Kathgodam.
  • Avoid trekking on this route during the monsoon season as it receives heavy rainfall which makes the trail slippery & prone to landslides.
  • This trek route is easier to traverse during summers than in winters.
  • All major networks Airtel, Jio, BSNL are available up till Lohajung and don’t work beyond that point.

Best time to visit Brahmatal

Although the trek remains open throughout summers winter is considered to be the best time to visit this trek. During winters (December - January), this area receives a good amount of snowfall dropping the temperatures to 8 to 12 degrees C during days & -7 to -8 degrees during the night. Sometimes the low temperature causes the Brahmatal lake to freeze which makes for an eye-catching view.

Difficulty level of Brahmatal Trek

Brahamatal is easy to moderated difficulty trek. Its easier to cover this trail during the spring and summer seasons than in winters due to the snow that covers the trail. The trek starts from an altitude of 7,600 ft. at Lohajung & takes you to a high altitude of 12,250 ft. Even though the altitude gain isn’t much but the snowfall makes this trek a moderate difficulty trek.

How safe is Brahmatal Trek?

The Brahamatal is a very safe trek with multiple exit points, a moderate altitude at the peak, well-marked trails & good camping spots. It gets a bit difficult near the summit but does not require any technical climbing skills or gear. The gradual ascent towards the peak reduces the chances of AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) as you get plenty of time to acclimatize to the weather.

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What to Carry on Brahmatal Trek?

This is a brief list of things that you should carry on the trek to make the experience more memorable and much more comfortable - 

  • Woollen clothes like sweaters, thermals, pairs of gloves, caps, mufflers, socks.
  • Heavy and complete three to five clothing layers are minimal during Winter as the weather might get unpredictable. Light woollen is enough for summer trips.
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hiking shoes, Snow boots, sandals or slippers
  • Walking stick or a trekking pole
  • Accessories like sunglasses with UV protection, sunscreen lotions, lip balm, headlamp, torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries: Sanitizer, tissues, liquid soaps, paste and toothbrush
  • Medicines: Diamox for altitude sickness, essential medicines for headache, stomach upset, and regular medication if you are taking any, band-aids, Volini spray, and anything else.
  • Power bank
  • Raincoat, extra shirts/t-shirts, and trekking pants
  • Identity card and photocopies.
  • Insulated water bottle
  • Woollen fleece jackets
  • Few poly bags to keep any wet clothes. 
  • Energy bars, biscuits, chocolates, dry fruits to munch, and ORS or Glucose to not drain energy.
  • Camera with extra memory cards, batteries, chargers.


Network & Connectivity

Good network connectivity of all the major networks like Airtel, Jio, Idea, Bsnl are available till Lohajung but there is no connectivity available on the trail.


The last ATM is available 25 Km before Lohajung at Dewal but mostly it remains devoid of cash so trekkers are advised to withdraw cash from Rishikesh or Kathgodam.