Basecamp of Brahmatal Trek is Lohajung. Lohajung is reachable from Kathgodam and Rishikesh.
The distance of Lohajung from Kathgodam is 216 km and from Rishikesh is 268 km. So it clear that it takes a little longer from Rishikesh to reach Lohajung as compared from Kathgodam.
It takes around 10 hours from Rishikesh and 8 hours from Kathgodam to reach Lohajung.
To start your ride for Lohajung from Rishikesh, our drive usually starts somewhere around 6 am. From Kathgodam, it is a little relaxed. From Kathgodam, we depart between 6:30 am to 7:00 am.
Still, Rishikesh is a more preferred option by many to start their Brahmatal trek. Reason being Rishikesh can be easily reached from most of the Indian Metro cities. Plus while your trek ends, river rafting is the icing on the cake.