Hello Friends, We Aberrant Wanderers are glad to invite you for Brahmatal Trek on 20th March - 25th March, 2017
About Brahmatal Trek:
There are not many trails in the Himalayas that are accessible in the peak winter months of January and February. Brahmatal is one of the select few, and what a glorious one at that! The views from this trek, especially of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti are astonishing to say the least. Add to that an adventurous summit climb in fresh powdery snow, and this becomes your perfect peak winter trek! There are indeed similar routes in the Himalayas with comparing beauty but definitely found at much higher altitude. Never ending ridge lines, sprawling Bugiyals, High altitude lakes, majestic peak views and snow on the trail make it a perfect winter trek. Brahma Tal is a hidden and secluded lake amidst the ridge, where Lord Brahma meditated according to the mythology. The peak view from the route is captivating; from east to west one can see the High Himalayan ranges. From right to left on one side we can see Mrigthuni, Trishul, Bethartoli Himal and Nandaghunti. On the other side we can see the massive Chowkhamba, Nilkanth, Kamet, Hathi and Ghoda peaks. This is just the opposite ridge of the famous Roopkund trek and offers a Birds-eye view of the route including Ali Bugiyal, Bedni Bugiyal, Roopkund and Junargali inlcuding far poised the famous Ronty saddle.
Access to Lohajung (The trek base): Depending upon the trek members we can arrange a Jeep pickup from Kathgodam to Lohajong and from back. This will be shared equally by the team members and is approximately around Rs 5500 either of the way. One such car can accommodate 6 to 8 people. You can reach Kathgodam by Ranikhet Express (Train No 15013, Starts at 10:35 pm from Delhi, Station code DLI and reaches Kathgodam, Station Code – KGM at 5 am). car. Otherwise if a trekker wants to reach Lohajung by public vehicle then there are two options: 1. From Haldwani (4 Km before Kathgodam) shared taxis are available for Deval early in the morning. Take such one by 6 am from Haldwani and reach Deval. Lohajung is another 25 Km from Deval. Either you can get a shared Jeep or need to reserve one. 2. While returning from Lohajung, there is a bus from Lohajung to direct Rishikesh in the morning. This will take around 10/12 hours. From Rishikesh there are regular transport to Haridwar and takes one hour.
*** Trekkers need to reach Kathgodam by their own on Day 1 early morning (by 6 am) or the previous night. Return to Haridwar on Day 6 evening by 7 pm. Arrange your tickets for inward and return journey accordingly. Arrange your return from Haridwar late evening 8 pm or later and accordingly book your tickets **
The tentative itinerary will be as follows:
Day 1: Drive from Kathgodam to Lohajung – 220 Km by car 10 hours
Day 2: Trek to Bekhal Tal – 7 Km – 4 hours
Day 3: Trek to Brahma Tal – 5 Km – 4 hours
Day 4: Brahma Tal to Khamila Top/Jatropani and back – 5 Km – 5/6 hours
Day 5: Trek down to Lohajung – 12Km – 6/7 hours
Day 6: Drive from Lohajung to Haridwar - By car - 280Km – 11/12 hours
Cost: - 10,500/- per person (Lohajung to Lohajung) + 4.5% Service Tax
Ø Two nights stay at Lohajung, (Day 1 & Day 5) in tourist rest house/lodge on sharing basis and
Ø The Trek Fee.
Ø All meals during the trek. Regular Indian style nutritious vegetarian food during the trek (including
eggs), breakfast packed/hot lunch (depending upon the time you reach a campsite), snacks, dinner
along with coffee/tea/soup.
Ø Excellent Mountain Guide, who will be a local to this particular area and has profound knowledge of
the trekking trails around.
Ø Specialised Cook, Support staffs, Porters/Packed Animals for carrying the central logistics of the trek.
Ø Permit fee, camping charges, Forest levy required for the trek.
Ø Stay at rest house/forest hut/tent as required in the trek.
Ø Sleeping Mattress and Sleeping Bag (Bring your own sleeping bag for hygienic reason, if you have a
high altitude specific Sleeping Bag).
Ø Micro spikes/Crampons and Gaiters if needed.
Ø Basic First Aid and Medical Kit.
Ø Transportation from Kathgodam to Lohajung and Lohajung to Haridwar.
Ø We assume that you will carry your personal Rucksack/Backpack with all your personal belongings. If
you want to offload your Rucksack and be carried by our Pack Animal/Porter then you need to pay
additional Rs 1200 for the entire duration of the trek. The Rucksack should not weigh more than 10Kg.
Ø Any tip/gratuity to the HT supports staff. If you are happy with the service, please tip them
Ø Any kind of insurance during the trek or transit.
Ø Any cost which is not mentioned in the “inclusions” or personal in nature
Things to carry:-
Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each
People who use hydration pack
1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant 1 Pair
Thermal inners 1 Pair
Poncho 1 Nos.
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Lip balm Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet Paper & wipes Quick dry towel
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 4 pairs
Woollen socks 2 pairs
Gaiters TTH team will notify you, if required
Gumboots Required for snow walk
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
For registration or queries,
Contact : 8425076272
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let’s enjoy the nature in Wanderers style with rules and lots of fun
Cancellations prior to 30days from the start of the trek -- 90% refund.
Cancellation before 15 days to the start of the trek -- 50% refund.
Cancellation a week to the start of the trek -- No refund.