Trek begins at: Lohajung, Uttarakhand
Trek ends at: Lohajung, Uttarakhand
How to reach Lohajung
Nearest Airport to Lohajung: Dehradun Airport
Nearest Major Towns: Kathgodam
Trekkers usually travel to Kathgodam by Train (Ranikhet Express from Delhi), then take a cab to Kathgodam.
Shared cabs are available in the mornings from Kathgodam to Lohajung.
The Brahmataal trek is an ideal winter trek. The trek route itself is open throughout the year. The most part of this trek is on snow. A trekker can view the peaks of Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti on the Brahmataal trek.
The trek begins from Lohajung and moves upwards towards Mandoli village, the trail is well defined.
On your left will be the Kali Valley, where the Pindari River and Kali River join. The trek trail will be along the water pipes that supply water to Lohajung.
You will reach a cluster of homes called Budla, on the left.
At approx 2590 meters, there will be a 10 metre bridge (this is called Link-gaad), you have to cross the stream.
Trek for another two hours to reach Begum. You can get wonderful views of Navali Bugyal (145o SSE) and Bagdi Bugyal (125o SE) from here.
Trek for another 10 to 15 minutes to reach another stream. Trek an hour from here to reach Gujrani stream.
Trek for 75 minutes from here to reach Bekaltal.
The camp can be setup near the small adjacent lake, which is called Khopdaliya.
From here there is an hours of steep climb to reach the open meadows.
From here you continue on the meadows till you gradually descent to Brahmatal.
You will be able to see the Nainital & Almora side of the valley, the Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks.
Camping at Brahmatal is about 500 meters from the lake.
This is the best day of the trek from a scenery perspective.
The trek starts through the forests it will take about 40 minutes to reach the open meadows.
From the open meadows the main climb to the top begins.
From the summit you can view many peaks like Mandir, Mana, Chaukhambha, Nilgiri, Trishul, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, Maitoli and other mountains which go all the way to the Panchachuli range.