Satopanth is a secluded and untouched lake that lies close to the hustle-bustle of the holy town of Badrinath Hidden amidst the most impressive ranges of the Garhwal region, this bright green lake exudes grace and serenity. It makes for a perfect detour from a pilgrimage to Badrinath. Although located just 22 km from the popular Badrinath, the trail has several hidden treasures. The short distance of Satopanth Lake Trek is well-compensated with a frequent change in sceneries.
This is a great opportunity for trekkers to take bath n the holy lake with the Trideves. The Satopanth Tal Trek is quite challenging, but the view of the majestic Himalayan mountains is worth the effort. . It believed that the Trimurtis – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva takes bath here on Ekadasi.
Satopanth Tal Trek temperature in summer around 15°C to 20°C in the day and -2°C to 2°C in the night. While, the winter temperature may drop 8°C to 10°C in the day and -15°C to -25°C in the night. The best time for Satopanth Tal trek is May to June and September to October.
Range : Garhwal Himalayas
Days : 7 Days
Base Camp : Govindghat / Badrinath
Grade : Moderate to Difficult
Distance : 40k.m
Max Altitude : 4330 mts/14203 ft
Package : Rs 14000 per person
All you need for a trek is the passion to do it and embrace the odds that come by and challenge yourself to achieve that sense of achievement.
Satopanth Trek is doable for the beginner Trekker as well, while the following basic fitness level is required to attempt Satopanth Trek.
1. Able to cover 5km in 45 minutes without stress.
2. Able to carry 10kg weighing backpack.
3. The trekker should not have following problems a) Heart Problems b) Asthma or any breathing problem c) High Blood pressure d) Epilepsy e) Being Lazy: P It’s the biggest problem in a trek.
* Providing three meals a day snacks, tea, coffee, soup and in food we try to keep lot to healthy vegetables and fruits in Indian, Chinese and western meals.
* Dry fruits/Energy bars and Energy drinks for your trek.
* Accommodation in tents on 2/3 person sharing basis.
* Sleeping bags.
* Toilet tents for ladies and gents separately.
* Dining Tent.
* Trekking equipment (if required).
* Expert Trek leaders.
* Support Staff.
* First Aid kit.
* Diamox (10 tabs) to prevent AMS.
* Crocin (Fever.
* Avomine (4tabs).
* Avil 25g (4tabs).
* Combiflam (4tabs).
* Disprin (6tabs).
* Norflox TZ &Lomofen (6 tabs).
* Digene (10 tabs).
* Omez/Rantadine (10 tabs).
* Crape Bandage (3-5 m).
* Gauge (1 small).
* Bandage (10 strips).
* cotton (1 small roll).
* Ors (10 packts).
* Betadine or any antiseptic cream.
* Moov/Volini spray.
* Waterproof over trousers and waterproof Jacket.
* Trekking Gaiters.
* Comfortable Backpack with good back support and accessibility (easy access).
* Backpack Rain cover.
* Hiking Pole.
* Good stretchable and Quick-dry Trek Pants.
* Light and warm base layer (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Warm and waterproof Jacket (Preferably Down Jacket with one extra layer for waterproofing).
* Fleece for layer 2.
* Warm Socks (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).
* Trekking shoe with good grip, traction and a very good non-compressible mid-sole.
* Polarised Sunglasses.
* Warm hat.
* Small Daypack.
* Energy bars.
* 2 water bottles 1 litre each.
Day 1 : Dehradun to Badrinath; 10 hours, 15 km.
Day 2 : Badrinath to Laxmivan via Chamtoli; 7 hours, 9 km.
Day 3 : Laxmivan to Chakrateerath via Sahastradhara; 7 hours, 11 km.
Day 4 : Chakrateerath to Satopanth Lake; 5 hours, 5 km.
Day 5 : Satopanth Tal to Chakrateerath; 5 hours, 5km.
Day 6 : Chakrateerath to Badrinath; 5 hours, 11 km.
Day 7 : Badrinath to Dehradun; 10 hours, 315 km.
Satopanth Tal Trek starts from Dehradun. There are no direct flights or trains. The fastest and cheapest way to reach from Dehradun to Badrinath is to take a bus or taxi.
Trekkers may see the astounding confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Devprayag. Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas, your lenses will be hectic to capture these or many more attractions on the way. Situated in the holy town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Badrinath is a Hindu Temple at an altitude of 10,170 feet.
Satopanth Tal Trek starts from Badrinath to Laxmivan. The total trekking distance from Badrinath to Laxmivan is 9 km. The mana village is at a distance of about 3 km from the Badrinath is on the banks of the Saraswati River. From the days of yore, most of the residents grow potatoes and kidney beans. These people are very hardworking. Apart from this Mana village is famous for weaving woollen garments like muffler, carpet, caps and sweater where women knit and weave sweaters and run a small scale industry of woollen clothes. These woollen garments made of sheep wool.
The astounding view of the nearby mountains like Chaukhamba, Neelkanth and Balakun will fall in love with the trail to Satopant tal. The first campsite of the Satopanth Tal trek is Laxmivan. Walking along the dense forest, feel the peaceful aura of this beautiful place and spot the Bhojpatra trees and different variety of flowers at Laxmivan.
Trek starts from the beautiful Campsite Laxmivan to Chakrateerth. After crossing a couple of waterfall at sahastra Dhara, trekkers can see the Neelkantha base camp on the way. Not only trekkers can see the Satopanth Tal but also the other giant mountains like Neelkanth, Parvati and many others. The trail from the Laxmivan to Chakrateerth is tough but also surround with full of excitement and the view of the snowy peaks.
The total trekking distance from chakrateerath to satopanth tal is 5 km. It located at an elevation of 4,402 meters. Surrounded by the lotus flower Satopanth Lake has a natural beauty all around. The mesmerizing view of Balakun, Swargarohini, Chaukhamba just wow moment and your shutter will be hectic on this place. In the night, the view of stars is amazing at Satopanth tal.
From Satopanth lake to campsite Chakrateerath is where your heart won’t allow you to leave the place. Today is continuing descends and trekkers may enjoy the scenic perfection spread all around on the way back to Chakrateerath campsite of Satopanth Tal trek.
Trek starts from chakrateerath to Badrinath, last day of the Satopanth Tal trek return to Badrinath with religious importance and temple, beautiful scenery and hot water spring. The Himalayan trekking comes to an end at hot water spring, trekkers can take a dip in the hot water and enjoy it.
Drive back to Dehradun.
Satopanth Tal is a crystal clear green water, the triangular lake at an elevation of 4600 meters above sea level and is adorned in the midst of the snow-shrouded peaks. Satopanth Tal is a high altitude lake located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and near to Badrinath Shrine.
Apart from religious significance Satopanth also become one of the Popular treks in Uttarakhand. This glacier trek offers majestic views of Himalayas.
Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.
Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.
Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.
1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
2. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
3. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.