The Brahmatal trek is said to be the one that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. This is another highlight or gem of the Himalayan ranges that has remained untouched by most visitors from all over the world. This trekking spot is located at the right place, with the Himalayas in the background covered in snow. This trail leads you through an incredible and centuries-old oak forest and rhododendron forest. Most of the Roopkund Trekking sites can also be seen while walking through meadows near Brahamatal Ridge. On a clear day, a glance at the Garhwal Mountains in the distance will completely melt your heart and is the best weight for your eyes to rest upon.
How to reach
There is a regular bus service from Delhi to Rishikesh, where this trekking journey begins. Most experienced and tour agencies would suggest you take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate to this trekking spot.
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport that is nearest and also serves Dehradun. This airport is located about 48 km from Rishikesh. There are flights from Delhi to Dehradun daily, reaching Rishikesh one day early if coming by flight.
An amazing rail network connects Dehradun to other essential cities like Varanasi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Mussoorie, Kolkata, and also Lucknow.
Level of difficulty
The Brahmatal trek is an easy to moderate trekking experience, and wherein even a beginner can take up this trekking journey without any fear.
Day 1:- trekking from Rishikesh to Lohajung
This trek goes up to an altitude of about 7,662 feet. Once you reach the top, you get to Stay in the guesthouse, which is available there. You can pre-book your room before the journey to keep your rooms reserved. It takes about a 250 km long drive, in other words, a 10 hrs drive. Here you get to shop or roam around the local market, and also, a network is available in this region. Most of the trekkers prefer to start this journey early in the morning, around 06:00 am.
The most common routes chosen by the trekkers are:- Rishikesh – Devprayag- Srinagar- Rudraprayag – Karnaprayag- Dewal – Lohajung.
Day 2:- trekking from Lohajung to Bekaltal
This journey takes you to an altitude of about 9,690 ft. it takes about 4-5 hrs and covers a distance of about 6 km. Here it takes you through both village areas as well as forests. One-third of this trekking journey is through the village and the rest through the woods. You get to Stay intents that can be built by yourself. Moderate level ascent through the woods. Here, you get to enjoy a few springs and some manufactured water points available at this location. Take a walk to Bekaltal lake in the evening, which is just 15 minutes walk from your campsite.
Day 3:- trekking from Bekaltal to Brahmatal
This journey takes you to an altitude of about 10,450 ft. It takes about 6 – 7 hrs trek and almost covers a distance of about 7 km. While trekking here, the first 1hour or 1.3 hours is a steep uphill while taking the route via Baltal Lake, then gradual ascent for a few hours, and at last vertical goes downhill and then gradual descent till your next campsite. One bad part of this route is that there are No water points available here and that it is advisable to carry at least 2 liters of water for your journey. Here you get to enjoy the scenic beauty of Shivalik and the greater Himalayan ranges. You can enjoy an evening walk to the beautiful Brahmatal lake, which is about 500 meters far from the campsite. Night stay at tent.
Day 4: trekking from Brahmatal to Tilbudi through Brahmatal Pass
This journey takes you to an altitude of about 10,500 ft. to 11,300 ft. altitude and covers a distance of about 7 kilometers in about 7-8 hours. The elevation to this spot is said to be moderate until you reach the Brahmaltal pass. After crossing this pass, it’s straight downhill to Tilbudi camp. Even here, there are no water sources, hence bring at least 2 liters of water along with you. You get to trek through the Oak and rhododendron forest on the way. Once you reach the summit point. From the summit, there is a 360-degree vista that the trekkers can enjoy. The first 180-degree angle encompasses places like the Mandir, Chaukhambha, Nilgiri, Mana, Trishul, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti, the Panchachuli ranges, and Maitoli, while the Shivalik Himalayas covers the rest.
Day 5: Tilbudi to Lohajung via Wan,
This journey takes you to an altitude of about 11,250 ft. to 7,650 ft. it takes about 5-6 hours and covers almost a distance, including a 4 km hike and a 1-hour drive to Lohajung. It is a Mixed downhill that is both gradual and sharp. You’ll only need to replenish your water bottles once. While trekking here, it is advisable to have A walking stick, and a knee cap will be helpful. Stay at a guesthouse if you have rooms available if you had not pre-booked your rooms before the journey began.
Day 6: trekking back to Rishikesh from Lohajung
After morning tea, you will have a drive of about 210 kilometers to Rishikesh. You can consume breakfast and lunch on the way to the ending point. At approximately 6:00 pm, you should be reaching Rishikesh.