Brahmatal Lake – A Winter Trek in Chamoli District- Uttarakhand
Trekking to Brahmatal Lake. According to Hindu Mythology, it is a very special place, where one can find Lord Brahma meditating. There are many treks that are possible during the winter seasons in the Uttarakhand Himalayas because most of the trekking routes of its mountains are covered with heavy snowfalls.
Many trekkers from all over go on these winter treks to see the beautiful nature at each step but this particular trek route remains open during this time for people who want to watch the Brahmatal Lake – A Winter Trek in Chamoli District- Uttarakhand.
Lohajung is a small tiny Himalayan village and is widely popular as the base camp for the Brahama tal. This small village is full of great legends and mythological significance.
When you go for a Brmhatal lake trek, you must stay there with locals to learn more about the mythological importance of this Himalayan hamlet.
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The local tales say that the goddess, Parvati ( Shiva’s Wife) killed the demon Lohasur at the very spot where the Lohagunj Village is built, This is the reason this village is known as the Lohajung.
The Loha stands for demo and Jung stands for battle. Others, however, say that the name of the village is due to the long and intermittent rains observed in the village that causes all metallic ( Loha )objects to rust ( Jung).
Brahmatal Lake Trek
You get a glimpse of the village culture, traditions, and beliefs through these legendary stories. Brahma is a very good winter season trekking option.
The enchanting vista of the Himalayan snowy ranges of the peaks when you are on the trail to Brmhatal. There are some of the many reasons for chasing this trek route.
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The Bramhatal lake trek is the glacial lake and you can spot it at an elevation of 3180 m. The trek path is completely covered with snow in the winter season and is a great trek for snow lovers.
And, from the lake, there are some enchanting peaks of the great Himalayas are visible such as Trishul, Nandaghunti, Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi, and Ghoda peaks.
While trekking to Bramhatal Lake, the Roopkund Trek Routes will appear as soon as you board this trek route with some majestic vista of Ali Bugyal, Bedni Bugyal & Junargali.
Most part of the trek route will pass through the jungle of conifer, Cedar, Oak, and Fir, which gives you a forest bath with some soothing experience in the months of winter.
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Best Time -Brahmaatal Lake Trek
Hence, Brahmatal does not attract a lot of crowds, so, it remains uncharted by tourists and trekkers lovers, and the best time to go on the trek are-1- Winters – December to March; 2- Spring/Summer – April to June; 3- Autumn – October to November.
Brahmatal Trek is the best during the winters as you will find all the way complete climb routes covered with a blanket of untouched snow. I think that in Uttarakhand, there is no other trek that you will offer such majestic vistas of the bountiful mountains and massifs of the Himalayas.
Location -Brahmaatal Lake Trek
|Location:||Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, India|
|GeoCoordinates:||30.1769929 N,79.5871179 E|
|Altitude:||3240 m/10630 ft|
Where & How To Reach
- Lohajung, District Chamoli Uttarakhand; Trek base on motor route. Nearest Rail station: Kathgodam is 220 Km from Lohajung.
- Haridwar is 280 Km from Lohajung. Nearest Airport: Delhi – 480 Km from Lohajung. Dehradun – 275 Km from Lohajung.
Brahmatal Lake Trek Itinerary
- Day 1 Arrive in Lohajung (7,650 ft)
- Day 2 Lohajung to Bekaltal (9,900 ft) – 6 km
- Day 3 Bekaltal to Brahmatal (10,600 ft) – 5 km
- Day 4 Brahmatal to Brahmatal Top (12,650 ft) & back to Brahmatal – 13 km
- Day 5 Brahmatal to Lohajung – 11 km
- Day 6 Depart from Lohajung
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