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Satopanth Lake Trek - Way to Heaven!

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

On the one hand, where the religious places located in India make our country the most different and ancient and get fame. On the other hand, there are some such lakes and lakes which have religious importance somewhere. Almost all of these lakes are more difficult to reach due to their high altitude. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the views of these beautiful lakes captivate the mind. One of these is Satopanth Lake which is full of many mysteries and legends. This lake is located in Uttarakhand, which is one of the natural lakes here.

Satopanth Lake, located in Uttarakhand, is one of the natural lakes here. This lake is not only recorded in the tourism map of the world due to its unique natural beauty but also because of its religious point of view. Often the shape of natural lakes is round or square, but this unique lake is triangular or triangular in shape. Not only does it attract Indian tourists, but it also does not keep foreign tourists untouched by its brilliance.

Satopanth Lake

Tourists are in awe of the wonderful serenity and beauty of this place. Many foreign tourists like this lake so much that they give high priority to this lake for mountaineering.

Satopanth Lake

Satopanth Lake is a snow-shaped lake situated in the Himalayan Mountains in Uttarakhand. Nestled at the foothills of Chaukhamba peak, it is one of the picturesque lakes of Uttarakhand.

Satopanth Lake
Satopanth Lake | Rajeev Shankar

Story of Satopanth Lake

There are many legends related to this sacred religious lake. Two of these stories are most famous among the people. The name of the lake means Satopanth, 'Sato' meaning 'truth' and 'Panth' meaning 'way', meaning 'way to truth'.

According to the legends, the Pandava of Mahabharata went to heaven through this 'path of heaven', hence the name of this lake was Satopanth Lake. It is also called the way to heaven on earth.

Story related to triangular lake

According to the local people, Tridev- Brahma, Vishnu had come to this lake on the day of Mahesh Ekadashi. The three deities took holy dip standing at different corners of the lake, hence the lake is said to be in the shape of a triangle. Because of these stories, Satopanth Lake has special and great importance in Hinduism.

Trek to Satopanth Lake

Satopanth Lake is not only a religious place but also a trekking area of ​​Uttarakhand. Trekking in Satopanth Glacier has to go through many difficult stages because during trekking you have to pass through many slopes, rugged and uphill areas of the Himalayan region.

This trek starts from Mana village and passes through Vasundhara valley. The Chaukhamba and Swargarohini mountain ranges in the background of the Satopanth Glacier create a beautiful untouched view here.

The Journey

The first stop of this journey starting from Bhimpul on Saraswati river in Mana is Lakshmi Van at a distance of 9 km. It is believed that during the penance of Lord Narayana, Lakshmi got the boon of residing in this forest after becoming a Badri (plum tree) in the shade. After travelling 10 km after Lakshmi Van, Chakratirtha falls.

Sahasradhara also meets before reaching here. More than a hundred streams falling from the mountain fascinate the travellers. This is the second leg of the journey. The pleasure of living here amidst snow-capped mountain ranges with a velvet buggy is something else. The last stop at a distance of 8 km is Satopanth Lake. Alaknanda originates from Satopanth itself. It is also the base camp of Swargarohini.

Things to know

Travellers have to take permission from Nanda Devi National Park along with health check-ups to go to the high Himalayan region. If the tourist or traveller travels by Walking The Himalayas, then the journey is done per passenger on payment of about Rs 12999.

This fee includes all facilities including accommodation, porter, permission, guide. The traveller has to compulsorily bring back plastic and other waste.

Satopanth Lake Trek Map

Satopanth Lake Trek Map
Satopanth Lake Trek Map



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