Another jewel of the Himalayas which is a favourite among the trekkers around the world is the Brahmatal Trek.

Trek to Brahmatal, a lake where Lord Brahma is said to have meditated as per mythology is one of the few treks which are possible in the months of winter when most of the trekking routes are closed. Brahmatal trek is an easy to go winter trek offering almost all you can think of in a winter trek destination.

Brahmatal trek is a great winter option. The trail of this trek is entirely covered in snow and is paradise for snow lovers. The uneven terrain, the beautiful landscapes and sprawling forests and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. Never ending ridge lines, high altitude lakes, majestic peak views and fresh snow on the trail are compelling propositions for the Brahmatal winter trek.

During winter, weather normally remains clear and the panoramic beauty of the surroundings is unmatched. Adequate amount of snow is another reason that this is getting popular in recent years. In spring the trail is bountiful with Rhododendron blossoms while the last patches of snow start melting. Since Brahmatal hasn't attracted a lot of crowds, it is still majorly untouched and serene.

5 Nights 6 Days 25 Dec and 31 Dec
Trek Details
  • Activity type : High Altitude Trekking
  • Duration : 5 Night & 6 Days
  • Region: Uttarakhand - India
  • Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Meeting Point: Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Maximum Elevation: 12250
  • Temperature: Day time: 10 C to 15 C. Night: -1 to -8 C.
  • Day 1: Kathgodam to Lohajung (Altitude: 1,483 ft, Distance: 220 Kms, 9-10 Hours’ Drive)
  • ​Day 2: From Lohajung to Bekaltal.(Altitude: 7,600 ft - 9,900 ft , Trekking distance 6 km , 4-5 hrs trek )
  • ​Day 3: Bekaltal to Brahmahtal Base / Khabekhal (Altitude 9,900 ft - 10,760 ft, Trekking distance 3.5 km, 3-4 hrs trek)
  • ​Day 4: Brahmahtal Base to Brahmahtal Top (back to Brahmahtal ) (Altitude 9900 ft - 12600 ft ,Trekking distance 5 km , 5-6 hrs trek)
  • ​Day 5: From Brahmahtal Base to Lohajung. (Altitude 9,900 ft to 7,600 ft, Trekking distance 7 km, 4-5 hrs trek)
  • ​Day 6: From Lohajung to Kathgodam (Altitude: 1,483 ft, Distance: 220 Kms, 8-10 Hours’ Drive)


  • Two photos with ID proof original is required for Inner Line Permit.

  • Itinerary can be changed, in case of snow, rainfall and landslides.

  • On day 6 you will reach Rishikesh between 7 to 7.30pm, you can book your travel plan any time after 8pm.

  • Foreign National there is an additional permission charges, different amount should be paid by the participant on spot.


What is included in the tour

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, sightseeing etc
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • All meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits (Foreign national need to pay extra on spot)
  • Entry gates fees
  • Basic First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, support staff, Helpers
  • Local route guide
  • Lifetime memorable experience

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during transit
  • Mineral Water or soft drinks
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage while trek.
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide.
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of hotel accommodation before and after departure dates.
  • Transportation of any kind (but can be shared between trekkers)
Things to carry
  • Ruck Sack : Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
  • Ruck sack cover : Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
  • Day Pack : Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well use before trek. Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
  • T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
  • Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
  • Warm Jacket: Highly recommended, one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
  • Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advised to carry, it is resisting wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
  • Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach at campsite. Thermal keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
  • Towel: One medium size light weight towel quick dry type
  • Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoat/ ponchos is a water-resistance to protect the body from rain.
  • Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
  • Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
  • Undergarments: As per your need.
  • Socks: Hiking socks has ability wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
  • Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending also reduce pressure on knee.
  • Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
  • Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
  • Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
  • Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, As per your need
  • Toilet Kit Must to carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
  • Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
  • Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
  • Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compare to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
  • Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
  • Personal Medical Kit: Must to carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
  • Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.
What makes this tour special
  • The peak view from the route is captivating; from east to west you can see the High Himalayan ranges.
  • On the right eastward direction we can see Mrigthuni, Trishul, and straight north the Bethartoli Himal and Nandaghunti.
  • On the left westward side we can see the massive Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Kamet, Hathi and Ghoda peaks.
  • Brahmatal is just the opposite ridge of the famous Roopkund trek and offers a Birds-eye view of the route including Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal, and Junargali. Two fairly large lakes, Brahmatal and Bekhaltal remain mostly frozen during winters.
Number of Days
5 to 10
Difficulty Level
Beginner, Intermediate
Trekking, Camping