Satopanth Tal is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand, India, located in the midst of snow-capped peaks at an altitude of 4,600 metres (15,100 ft) above sea-level. The lake is considered to be of religious significance to the local people; residents of Mana village throw the ashes of the dead in the lake. Many people believe that the Trimoortis, viz, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, take bathe in the lake on an auspicious day. Certain species of birds are found here, which pick up the pollutants of the lake and thus keep the lake clean.

Duration: 6 Days | 5 Nights
Elevation: 4600 mtr
Grade: Medium
Best season: May-Oct (Except Monsoon)
Satopanth Tal is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand, India, located in the midst of snow-capped peaks at an altitude of 4,600 metres (15,100 ft) above sea-level. The lake is considered to be of religious significance to the local people; residents of Mana village throw the ashes of the dead in the lake. Many people believe that the Trimoortis, viz, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, take bathe in the lake on an auspicious day. Certain species of birds are found here, which pick up the pollutants of the lake and thus keep the lake clean. These birds are not found anywhere. The local belief is that they are the Gandharvas disguised, who guard the lake against evils.
Geologically this is a glacial corrie lake. The alkapuri glacier is huge and a lot of corrie lakes are formed and this one is the biggest. The waters of the lake are held by the vast boulders and lateral moraines of the glacier. The beauty of this trek is that it starts at 3300m (the altitude of badrinath) and continues alongside the Alaknanda River until the alkapuri glacier. The junction of the 2 glaciers is a magnificent sight. The peaks of neelkanth, balakun and Satopanth give company throughout the trek. The camping locations on this trek are devoid of any trees and are beautiful alpine meadows. There are numerous waterfalls along the way which make the walk a pleasant sight.
Day 01 : RISHIKESH – JOSHIMATH – BADRINATH (245kms, 8/9hrs)

We begin the day early and drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag. One can see Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi.) on the way. The Holy River Ganges starts from here. We reach Badrinath by evening and spend the night in a guest house.

Day 02 : BADRINATH – MANA (3KMS DRIVE/20MINS) – VASUDHARA FALLS CAMP (5KMS/3HRS)

In the morning visit Badrinath temple and later after breakfast drive a short distance to Mana village (Last village of the border). From here we will trek to Vasudhara falls via Bheem Bridge with packed lunch. Mana Village – 3 km from Badrinath, this is the last village of India on the Indo-Tibetan border. The Indo-Mongolian tribe set up this village. A population of 200 people lives here. Tourists come in plenty to this quaint village. Bheem Bridge – A short distance from Mana Village a natural bridge made of a huge boulder, over the river Saraswathi is seen. The story goes that Bheem; one of the Pandava brothers put it there. The view of this extraordinary bridge and the din of the flowing river make this place interesting. Vasudhara falls – 5 km after Bheem Bridge this astonishingly high waterfall is very attractive. The most interesting aspect about this place is that all the water here becomes vapour and vanishes into the atmosphere. The view looks like the Ganges is descending from the sky.

Day 03 : VASUDHARA FALLS CAMP – LAXMI VAN – CHAKRATEERTH MEADOW (7 KMS/4 – 5 HRS)

In the morning after breakfast we trek to Laxmi Van (2 kms). This is a small meadow with pastures for goat and sheep to graze. It has a few caves where gujjars stay with their flock of animals. After lunch we further trek to Chakrateerth meadow which is just 3 kms away from the lake. This is a beautiful camping ground with green grass all around and towering peaks surrounding you. At night one may also hear the glacial ice breaking away into a thunderous sound.

Day 04 : CHAKRATEERTH CAMP TO SATOPANTH ALKE AND BACK TO LAXMI VAN

The trek from Chakrateerth meadow to the lake is very strenuous on the knees and is entirely over glacial debris. Walking over huge boulder and stones can take a toll on the knees but the calm and placid waters of the lake are a rewarding sight. Satopanth Lake is 18 km from Mana Village amidst the difficult areas of Himalayas. The water in the lake is very calm. On the banks of this lake are innumerable lotus flowers. We head back to our camp site and trek back to Laxmi van.

Day 05 : LAXMI VAN – VASUDHARA FALL – MANA – BADRINATH

In the morning trek back to Mana village and then drive 3 kms to Badrinath with pack lunch. One can also take the alternate route to reach Badrinath directly. Upon arrival at Badrinath check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06 : BADRINATH – RISHIKESH (265 KMS/10 HRS

Early in the morning drive to Haridwar via Rudraprayag & Devprayag.

Day 01 : RISHIKESH – JOSHIMATH – BADRINATH (245kms, 8/9hrs)

We begin the day early and drive to Joshimath via Devprayag, Rudraprayag.

Day 02 : BADRINATH – MANA (3KMS DRIVE/20MINS) – VASUDHARA FALLS CAMP (5KMS/3HRS)

In the morning visit Badrinath temple and later after breakfast drive a short distance to Mana village (Last village of the border).

Day 03 : VASUDHARA FALLS CAMP – LAXMI VAN – CHAKRATEERTH MEADOW (7 KMS/4 – 5 HRS)

In the morning after breakfast we trek to Laxmi Van (2 kms).

Day 04 : CHAKRATEERTH CAMP TO SATOPANTH ALKE AND BACK TO LAXMI VAN

The trek from Chakrateerth meadow to the lake is very strenuous

Day 05 : LAXMI VAN – VASUDHARA FALL – MANA – BADRINATH

In the morning trek back to Mana village and then drive 3 kms to Badrinath with pack lunch.

Day 06 : BADRINATH – RISHIKESH (265 KMS/10 HRS

Early in the morning drive to Haridwar via Rudraprayag & Devprayag.

Basic Gear
• Backpack (40- 60 Litre) with comfortable shoulder straps, rain cover is essential.
• Comfortable Trekking Shoes
• One Pancho/ rain coat
• Windproof Jacket Thermal inner wear
• 2-3 T-shirt with full sleeves
• One fleece Jacket
• Day Pack (20 – 30 Litre)
• Trekking Pole
• Woollen Gloves (Two Pairs)
• Two Trek Pants
• Thermal Inner-wears
• Feather Jacket
• Woolen Cap
• Woolen Socks (Two Pairs)
• SunGlassesTowel
• TorchCamera & Phone (with full/Extra Batteries)
• Water Bottle
• Slippers
• Personal Medical Kit
• Sun Cap

Personal Utilities
• Sun Screen Cream
• Anti bacterial Powder
• Lip Bam
• Hand Sanitizer.
• Tooth Brush And Tooth Past
• Toilet Paper

Include :-

• Camping
• Service of experienced and we’ll trained Mountain Guide
• Service of Cook and Helper during trekking
• Trekking Equipments
• All meals on Trek ( Veg.)
• Forest Entry
• First Aid Kit

Exclude :-

• Insurance
• Transport Charge
• Food during transit
• Porter/Mule charges for your personal bag
• Any kind of personal expenses
• Anything apart from the inclusions

Cancellation:-

• Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the Trek – 95% refund
• Cancellation between 30 days to 15 days to the start of the Trek – 50% refund
• Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the Trek – No refund

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