Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti’s Best Scenery on The Journey
Because once you trek to an alpine lake in the Himalayas, it is one of the best experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the majority of the mountain lakes with us treks are impassable in the winter.
Just on the winter Brahmatal trek, however, you camp close to the alpine lake as well as hike there. The opportunity to increase to a lake like this in the winter contributes to what makes the Brahmatal trek special. At Brahmatal, you have already reached a height of about 12,000 feet when you are standing next to the frozen lake. The location is stunning. A shrine is located next to the lake, situated within a crater, and a single tree can be seen on the opposite bank. The lake’s waters are also crystal clear. You can see Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti, two of our country’s most stunning mountains, just beyond the lake’s rim.
Snowfall during the Route
If the snowfall is not excessive, we’ll set up camp just outside the lake. Even the act of campsites in such a place is an experience.
Let’s not forget Bekaltal, some other lake backpacker who starts to fall in while everyone is focused on Brahmatal. Closer to the bottom, Bekaltal is also a magnificent sight, encircled by dense forests and fascinating folklore. We don’t come across such large lakes inside of forests on treks. However, on this hike, we camp close to Bekaltal at Gujrani in addition to hiking there.
On this journey over a blanket of snow, the forest walks are some of our best. They are captivating without being overpowering. With snow piling high on the tree branches, you can make out a spacing through the forest.
India‘s Brahmatal trek is a recent development. There’s a strong reason for it: the trek’s surroundings are essentially ideal for a cold and snowy trek.
With fewer people on the trail, the winter weather is better than it was in December.
The difficulty level of the trek
We rate the Brahmatal Trek, which rises to a height of 12,250 feet, as Easy-Moderate-Level 2. A level 2 rating denotes slightly longer trekking days interspersed with some challenging climbs. Therefore, compared to incredibly simple treks like Generally aimed and Dayara Bugyal, the Brahmatal journey is a notch more challenging. However, there are simple exits and no technical sections.
Let’s get into the specifics:
over four days, you will travel about 23 km and ascend about 4,650 feet. You might very well walk 7 km per day, with ascents and descents, on average.
You will ascend this trail through knee-deep snow during the winter. You won’t need technical staff assistance, but you will need the right safety gear to navigate it.
Therefore, when discussing safety, it’s important to remember both endurance and snow-covered terrain. Like other elevated trekking trails, being fit and healthy is essential to enjoy this trek’s beauty without missing a beat.
Spring Brahmatal Trek
Few people are aware that Brahmatal is also a lovely trek to do in spring while Deoriatal-Chandrashila frequently comes into the conversation because once we talk about rhododendrons. Rhododendrons are lining its slopes (Buransh). Rhodos bloom in pinkish red and scarlet in the spring, giving the slopes a fiery appearance. Think of this against a background of melting snow!
However, you won’t come across these flowers on the entire trek. However, from Lohajung itself, you might start noticing lone trees throughout bloom!
After that, be careful as you start your trek among Bekaltal as well as Tilandi. Just as you leave Bekaltal, you join a rhodo forest, and as you walk through it, the blooming flowers create an awning over your head.
Autumn Brahmatal Trek
Autumn would have seen the flowers you saw in the spring wilt and disappear, leaving a shadowy canopy of oak and rhododendron trees. As the trees begin to lose their leaves during this time of year, you will hear a distinct crunch as visitors walk over them.
Start by looking up at the majestic mountains with that scene in mind. The best time to see them is in the autumn when the air is clearest and most clear after the monsoon.
Observe a watch for the ridge Sandhya previously mentioned inside the trek guide during this time of year. The renowned Roopkund trail’s Ali Bugyal and this hillside are comparable. From here, you could see Asia’s largest grasslands as the majestic Trishul range rises. It’s an encounter that’s breathtaking.
Cold weather Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal remains accessible during the peak winter months of January and February when the majority of treks inside the Himalayas close. From December through February and into the following spring, it is open.
It does, however, make the journey a little more difficult. Nevertheless, it was a valuable experience.
And this happens right after you leave Lohajung.
Book your flights for Day Zero, the day on which until Day 1 on the itinerary, if you are planning to travel from Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Bombay, or any other city. If the start date of your trek is August 25, reserve your plane tickets for August 24 to either Delhi or Dehradun.