About Satopanth Tal Trek
A mythological journey in the Laps of the Himalayas in Devbhoomi Garhwal, this trail is believed as the stairway to heaven, which Pandavas with Draupadi, their wife, traveled through to their journey to Heaven. It is also a very important pilgrimage point of Hinduism, that is Badrinath Ji, or Badri Vishal, Dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu, one of the Chaar Dham.
Satopanth Lake is a triangular shape high altitude glacial lake situated at 15,100 fts above the sea level at a distance of 25 KMs away from Badrinath Ji. As you start this trek you are about to witness one of the oldest and holy River of India, SARASWATI which visible only here in Badrinath Ji and origin of other holy river ALAKNANDA, Caves of Rishi-Muni used for meditation, Waterfalls like Vasudhara and Sahasradhara, Snow- capped mountain peaks Chaukhambha, Neelkath, Parvati, Satopanth col, Balakun, Nara Narayan and Satopanth Glacier which fill you full of energy and thrilling. This lake has a religious significance for the Hindus. According to the legend, each corner of this triangular lake, the Hindu trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh mediate here thousands of years. And, it is also believed that the Pandavas the heroes of Mahabharat get salvation in this route. Draupadi wife of Pandavas got first moksha after crossing Saraswati river near the Bhim Shila bridge, Sahadeva at Laxmivan, Nakul at Sahastradhara, Arjun at Chakratirth, and Bhim at Satopanth. Only Yudhishtir, the elder brother of Pandavas reach heaven alive with a Black Dog who accompany throughout this route from Swargarohini which is 5 KM away from Satopanth
lake. This trek is full of adventurous and pilgrimage, worth giving a try for it. Due to arduous and challenge nature of this trek previous experience of trekking in mountain must be required.
Meet and Greet with our staff at Badrinath Ji, who help you check-in Hotel/Guest House/Lodge.
Take rest in your rooms and get rid of your tiredness of long hours journey.
Rest day and Acclimatisation:-
Today will be the acclimatisation day and rest day as well for the previous day long journey. One can visit Badrinath Ji, or explore the surroundings.
Badrinath – Mana – Laxmivan (3400 Mt), trek 10 km. 6 hr:-
Today our trek start from the Mana village which is 3 KM away. Mana village is the last Indian village of India. During the trek we will be crossing the holy Saraswati River and breathtaking view of
Vashudhara waterfall with their gurgling sound. As enjoying this beauty of nature, we reach our first campsite Laxmivan which is lush green meadow, Where you find Bhojpatra (Birch tree),
which used ancient time for writing. Overnight stay either ancient cave or tents.
Laxmivan – Chakrateerath (4200 Mt), trek 9 KM 6 Hrs.
Today trek is challenging, after breakfast we start our trek after covering 4 KM distance we find the stunning view of Sahastradhara (Thousand of Glacier waterfalls) and snow capped mountain peak Neelkanth in-front of us. Now the route is steep and narrow so be careful during the trek. After crossing the ascent and descent ridge, we reach an open circular meadow which is known as Chakratirth. Overnight stay at camps
Chakratirth – Satopanth- Chakratirth (4600mtrs), trek 10 KM, 7 Hrs.)
Satopanth Lake is located 5 KM away from Chakratirth. The further route demands lot of courage amidst the difficult terrain laden with boulders and rocks. However, the trek rewards the trekkers with an unparalled view of the crystal clear lake, Satopanth on its backdrop of Parvati and Chaukhambha massifs. A mere glace at the majestic mountain and lake will make you forget your tiring journey to reach here. Spend some time here exploring the region and return to
Chakratirth. Overnight stay at tents.
Chakratirth – Laxmivan- Badrinath Ji, trek 15 KM, 7 Hrs.
After early breakfast, trek back to Badrinath via Laxmivan. After a tiring day, rest into guest house/lodge/ hotel and get riding off your whole day tiredness.
Departure from Badrinath Ji
After morning delicious breakfast you start for your journey to sweet home with the sweet memory of the mytholgical Holy Satopanth Lake trek-the last journey of Pandavas. Leave only footprints take only memories
Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays two nights in Badrinath
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Dinner to Day 7:- Breakfast)
Technical Camping equipments:- Tents(sharing basis), Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Utensils, Microspikes, Technical climbing equipments
Guide,Support staff,cook, Supporting crew.
Cost of Permit fees.
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter for offloading
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 8)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
Cost of transportation from Dehradun to Dehradun/Haridwar to haridwar.
Any cost related to mandir Darshan
Haridwar to Haridwar package can be arranged on Special Request
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To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for.