Best time to do Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal Trek, located at an altitude of 3,734 m in the Garhwal Himalayas is open all the year round. This is the best part, when routes for all other treks are closed it can still be attempted. The landscape however looks better during winters and hence people usually prefer doing it in the winter months. Best time for Brahmatal trek is between the months November to March. Read on to find out which one would be the best suited for you.
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Brahmatal Trek in November:
Sky is clear and blue stretching to the horizon. The view of major peaks from the top like Mt. Trishul, Neelkanth, Nanda Ghunti and Chaukhamba are very clear starting from November. The trek is likely to have lesser crowd than December due to lack of snow and lesser popularity than other winter treks.
Brahmatal trek in December:
Brahmatal trek witnesses good amount of snow starting Mid-December. This is also the time when you can witness the maximum crowd. Views of major peaks would remain clear. Brahmatal trek involves camping around two lakes, Brahmatal as well as Bekaltal lake. Snow might be available in patches around Bekal Tal lake and in good amount around Brahmatal.
Brahmatal trek in January:
Even if snowfall in the season is delayed, Brahmatal would receives some snowfall by mid-Jan and it might be hard to locate the lake as it’s completely frozen. Bekaltal lake is also likely to remain frozen, so you will get a chance to camp beside frozen lakes on consecutive days.
Brahmatal Trek in February:
Landscape is likely to remain same as that in January, but crowd is much lesser.
Brahmatal Trek in March:
Some snow would start melting towards the end of the month if there is no snowfall beyond February. Brahmatal is an offbeat trek and in March you are going to encounter even lesser crowd, but it is one of the few treks that would remain accessible during that time.
Thus, November to mid-December could be good months for Brahmatal if you’re looking for an offbeat winter trek with lesser crowd. January and February are however the best months if you want to witness snow on a trek.