Brahmatal Trek

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Trek Itinerary : Brahmatal Trek

Day 1 : Rech Lohajung

 

Altitude: Altitude: 7,600 ft.

 

Time taken: From Kathgodam it’s a 10 hours’ drive.

 

The first trail is cemented and by using a chaos of houses. 15 minutes with your trek, you will find a cluster of centuries old Cypress trees and shrubs. It would take four visitors to circumvent the woods! Try hugging it.

 

After reaching Lohajung, you will see beautiful Nanda Ghunti peak. Lohajung is at the centre of 12-15 nearby villages. The necessary things can be bought from the local stores like caps, shoes, jackets etc. if needed but it is advised to carry all things with you on this trek. Mobile networks will be available in some parts of Lohajung. It is religiously believed that Lohajung is a place where Goddess Parvati had a war with the demon Lohasur due to which the place is named as Lohajung which means ‘War with Lohasur.’

 

Day 2 : Lohajung to Bekaltal

Altitude: : 7,600 ft. to 9,689 ft.

 

Time taken: 5 hours, 5.8 km

 

Water sources: The first point to refill your water bottles is around 3 hours into the trek, followed by another place where you can stop for rest and having lunch.

 

Trek Gradient: Moderate

 

The beginning of the trek is from Lohajung central market. The walk is through the upper region of Lohajung and then through the forest trail with few houses. A short trek will lead to a village spot called Mandoli.

 

Climbing high will lead you towards Kali valley where two rivers join names kali and Pindari. Water pipes will lie along the trek that supply water to the Lohajung. Then on the left, there is a small mass of homes called Budla where you will find rhododendron trees from February to March which makes the trail more beautiful.

 

Approximately at 8,500 ft., you will find a bridge of 10 meter known as Link-gaad to help you cross the stream. After two hours of trek, you will reach Begum which has splendid views of Navali Bugyal and Bagdi Bugyal. It a place where you can rest and take some time. An hour walk will lead you towards Gujrani stream and from there it’s just 75 minutes’ walk to reach Bekaltal. Bekaltal is a beautiful lake in the midst of the oak forests and there is adjacent lake called Khopdaliya, near which we can camp.

 

Day 3 : Bekaltal to Brahmatal

Altitude: 9,689 ft to 10,440 ft.

 

Time taken: 7 km, 5-6 hours

 

Water sources: There is no water source therefore ensure to fill 2l of water before starting the trek.

 

Trek Gradient: Moderate.

 

Meadows of Ghora Lotani, the last stop for the horses. Beyond Ghora Lotani the meadows merge in to the alpine.

 

The starting of the trail is out of campsite and steeply climbs into the Rhododendron and Oak forest. The trail opens out to a meadow after an hour of ascent which brings you at 11,500 ft. the highest point of the day. After all the day’s trek, you will see Nainital and Almora side of the valley. There are big mountains in the area are Nanda Ghunti and Trishul.

 

The campsite of Brahmatal 500 meters away from the lake at 10,351 ft.

 

Day 4 : Brahmatal to Brahmatal Peak and back

Altitude: 10,440 ft. to 12,250 ft.

 

Time taken: 5 hours, 6.4 km

 

Water sources: There is no water source therefore ensure to fill 2l of water before setting off to trek to the top

 

Trek gradient: Moderate

 

The trek begins with 40 minute climb through the mixed forests leading out towards the open meadows and base of the big climb to the top.

 

There is an entire panorama of open mountains as you reach to the summit. You will see Mana, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhambha, Nilgiri, Mandir, Trishul, Maitoli and high mountains stretching all the way to the Panchachuli range.

 

Day 5 : Brahmatal to Lohajung via Jhandi Top

Altitude: 10,440 ft. to 7,600 ft. via 10,935 ft.

 

Time taken: 8.9 km, 6-7 hours

 

Water sources: There is one spot to refill your water bottles, about 4-4.5 hours into the trek near a hamlet.

 

Trek Gradient: Difficult, due to the long descent

 

The descent takes about 7 hours from Brahamatal to Lohajung. Then we go back over the route to Khabekhal, after which we directly go down to Lohajung. Then we pass by Daldum which is a wonderful location surrounded by trees. We will reach Malling after a trek of 20-30 minutes which is a water resource and outside the forest area. You will be able to see a few villages from here as well.

 

We will reach Burali after walking for an hour which is a small settlement of few houses. Again we will find a stone trail from here leading towards Lohajung.

 

Day 6 : Departure from Lohajung

Depart for Haldwani (Kathgodam)/Haridwar. Expected to reach Haldwani/Haridwar by 7.00 pm.

 

Inclusion:

 Accommodation

 Meals

 Permit & Camping Charges

 Trekking Gears

 Safety Equipment

 Specialist Trek Leader/Team

 

Exclusion:

 Transport to and from the base camp

 Anything separated from considerations

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2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

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