Brahmatal Trek: Explore Winter Wonderland Adventure

Experience an unforgettable journey through the snowy landscapes of the Indian Himalayas with Brahmatal Trek. Located in the Chamoli district, this trek offers a unique and challenging experience, especially during the winter months. At 3,840 meters above sea level, Brahmatal Lake is the focal point of this trek.

Spanning 28 kilometers, the trek typically takes 5 days and 6 nights to complete, making it perfect for adventurers seeking captivating views and snowy landscapes. Winter transforms the trek into a mystical beauty, with thick layers of snow covering the entire region. Expect to encounter vast stretches of white wilderness, frozen mountain lakes, and dense forests of oak and rhododendron trees.

One of the highlights of the Brahmatal Trek is the frozen Brahmatal Lake, which offers stunning reflections of surrounding peaks. Trekkers will also enjoy panoramic views of famous Himalayan peaks such as Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Chaukhamba. Additionally, the trek provides an opportunity to experience local culture and traditional architecture as you pass through small villages and interact with friendly locals.

Explore this unforgettable adventure and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas during winter with Brahmatal Trek.

Quick Facts:


Region: Uttrakhand

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Lohajung, Chamoli

Duration: 6D/5N

Trek Height: 12,250 feet 

Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate 

Brahmatal Trek Temperature:  Day: (7°C to 15°C) and Night: (0°C to -6°C)  

Best Time to do Brahmatal Trek: December to March

5 Nights 6 Days 03 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, and more Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
What makes this tour special

Brahmatal Trek: Embrace the Winter Wonderland

  • Embark on an enchanting journey through the snowy landscapes of the Indian Himalayas with the Brahmatal Trek. Experience the magical atmosphere created by pristine white snow, offering breathtaking panoramas of majestic Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Nanda Ghunti. Unlike some other popular treks, Brahmatal Trek offers a quieter and less crowded experience, perfect for those seeking solitude and adventure.
  • One of the highlights of this trek is the stunning Brahmatal Lake, frozen in winter and surrounded by snow-covered mountains, providing a truly breathtaking sight. As you trek through dense forests, keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife, including birds and small animals, adding to the adventure.
  • Each night, unwind in scenic campsites along the trek route, where you can marvel at the clear skies of the Himalayas, offering incredible stargazing opportunities. Capture stunning landscapes, snowy trails, and the play of light and shadow, creating memories to last a lifetime.
  • Experience the magic of the Himalayas in winter with the Brahmatal Trek, exclusively with YouthCamping.
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Trek Certificate
  • Transport available on request from Dehradun/Rishikesh is Additional
  • Food per the trek's menu (Day 1 Dinner to Day 6 Tea)
  • Accommodation from the first day to the last Day on a Triple/Quad sharing basis (Guest house, home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & camp; dining tent, crampon, micro spikes, utensils)
  • Forest permits and camping fees
  • Trek guide, cook, and support staff
  • First aid medical kit, oxygen cylinder and UIAA-certified safety equipment.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any sort of private expenses
  • Extra food from mentioned above
  • Unpredicted handling expenses as a result of weather disruption, landslides, and political upheaval
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions
Day 1: Departure to Lohajung from Rishikesh/Dehradun
  • Start your adventure by arriving at Rishikesh/Dehradun, accessible by road from Delhi or other major cities in North India. From there, embark on a scenic road journey towards Lohajung, your gateway to the Himalayas. The journey to Lohajung typically takes around 10-12 hours, so sit back, relax, and soak in the picturesque landscapes along the way.
  • Upon arrival in Lohajung, check into your guesthouse and unwind in the serene ambiance of the Himalayan village. Take this time to acclimatize to the altitude and prepare yourselves for the exciting trekking experience awaiting you tomorrow.
  • Get ready to kickstart your trekking journey with YouthCamping, where every step brings you closer to nature's wonders.
Day 2: Trek from Lohajung to Gujrani Campsite
  • Begin your exciting trek from Lohajung, your starting point for the Brahmatal Trek with YouthCamping. Traverse through lush forests and terraced fields, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
  • As you journey along the trail, savor the tranquility of the remote Himalayan villages that dot the landscape. Continue through beautiful rhododendron forests and meadows, taking in the picturesque surroundings.
  • Covering a distance of 6 kilometers, the trek typically takes around 4-5 hours to complete. Upon reaching Gujrani, a serene campsite nestled amidst the wilderness, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Gujrani is also a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts, offering the perfect opportunity to spot a variety of avian species in their natural habitat.
  • After arriving at the campsite, take some time to rest, relax, and soak in the pristine natural surroundings. Prepare yourself for the adventures that lie ahead on the next day of the trek.
Day 3: Trek from Gujrani Campsite to Tilandi via Bekaltal Lake
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey from Gujrani Campsite to Tilandi via the breathtaking Bekaltal Lake, a highlight of the Brahmatal Trek with YouthCamping.
  • Begin your trek from Gujrani Campsite and venture towards Bekaltal Lake, traversing through dense forests and verdant meadows. Along the way, immerse yourself in the serene environment and keep an eye out for various bird species.
  • Upon reaching Bekaltal Lake, marvel at its crystal-clear waters surrounded by majestic oak and rhododendron trees. Take some time to explore the picturesque surroundings and soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder.
  • Continue your trek from Bekaltal Lake towards Tilandi, ascending through scenic landscapes. Upon arrival at Tilandi, your picturesque campsite for the night, settle into your tents and unwind after covering a distance of 7 kilometers on day 3 of the trek.
  • After a hearty dinner, bask in the tranquil atmosphere amidst the beauty of nature. Rest well, as you prepare for the exciting journey to the summit on the following day.
Day 4: Trek from Tilandi to Brahmatal Lake and Brahmatal Peak and Back to Tilandi
  • Rise with the sun for an early start to maximize your trekking hours with YouthCamping.
  • Commence your journey from Tilandi towards Brahmatal Lake, embarking on a 9-kilometer trek through snowy landscapes and steep ascents.
  • Arrive at the stunning Brahmatal Lake, a frozen wonder amidst the Himalayas. Take a moment to absorb the tranquility of the surroundings and capture the beauty of the lake.
  • From Brahmatal Lake, set your sights on Brahmatal Peak, embarking on a challenging climb to reach its summit. Marvel at the panoramic vistas of the Himalayan peaks, including Trishul and Nanda Ghunti.
  • Capture memories of the breathtaking views before descending back to Brahmatal Lake. Begin your return journey to Tilandi, ensuring a safe arrival before nightfall.
  • Reflect on the day's adventures as you rest in your tents, surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of Tilandi campsite.
Day 5: Trek from Tilandi to Lohajung via Daldum
  • On Day 5, prepare for a 9-kilometer descent lasting 5-6 hours, guided by YouthCamping.
  • Set off from Tilandi towards Daldum, where the trail initially descends before ascending towards Daldum's high-altitude meadow.
  • Upon reaching Daldum, immerse yourself in the breathtaking mountain views and take a moment to rest amidst the serene surroundings.
  • Continue your descent towards Lohajung, noticing the changing terrain as you approach the base camp.
  • Upon arrival in Lohajung, check into your guesthouse, marking the successful completion of your trek.
  • Relax and celebrate your journey's end, cherishing the memories created along the way.
Day 6: Journey from Lohajung to Rishikesh/Dehradun
  • Start your journey back to Rishikesh or Dehradun after checking out from your accommodation in Lohajung.
  • Prepare for a lengthy travel day, starting with a road trip that spans approximately 10-12 hours.
  • As you traverse the roads, soak in the scenic beauty of the landscapes, transitioning from the majestic Himalayas to the plains below.
  • Enjoy the picturesque views along winding mountain roads, capturing memories of your winter adventure.
  • Anticipate reaching Rishikesh or Dehradun by 6 pm in the evening, marking the end of your unforgettable journey.
  • Bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and cherish the memories made during your winter escapade.


Things to Carry

Basic Essential
✓ Backpack (Main bag, preferably rucksack
✓ Small backpack (to carry water bottle & personal stuff /20-30 ltr)
✓ Refillable Water bottle
✓ Sports/Trekking shoes (comfortable in long hikes/treks)
✓ Socks (extra pair of woollen socks)
✓ Slipper/Sandals
✓ Original ID proof

✓ Thermal Inners
✓ Pair of light clothes, as per requirement
✓ Winter jackets/Woolen/Sweater
✓ Raincoat/poncho (In case of snow/rain )
✓ Winter cap/Headcover/woollen cap
✓ Hat/Cap to cover your head in direct sunlight
✓ Handkerchief - towel – napkin
✓ Gloves

Personal Utilities & Accessories:
✓ Sunglasses
✓ Skin Moisturizer, lip balm, Sunscreen etc.
✓ Personal Sanitary Items
✓ Camera, Power Bank, Charger, Earphones, Bluetooth speaker
depending on personal need
✓ Personal Medication if any
✓ Polythene bags to store wet clothes/personal waste


What is the best time to visit?

The best time to do the Brahmatal trek in India is during the winter months, typically from December to March.

What’s the difficulty level of the trek?

The trek is easy to moderate, so there is nothing extremely dangerous to be concerned about. While it is not the most challenging trek in the Indian Himalayas, it still requires a reasonable level of fitness as you will be ascending and descending through various terrains.

Can we rent equipment for the trek?

YouthCamping does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.

How is the weather during the trek?

The Brahmatal trek is typically done in the winter months, which means you can expect cold and snowy conditions. Sub-zero temperatures are to be anticipated, particularly at night.

What is the trek height and trek distance?

This is a 28 km long trek. The highest point of the trek is Brahmatal itself, and its altitude is approximately 12,250 feet (around 3,734 meters) above sea level.
Pickup point
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India View on Map