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Satopanth Lake

Stairway to Heaven

May – June & September - October

₹ 14999 + 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Rhea Sanghvi
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+INR 2100.00 Single Accommodation Tent

+INR 4284 Backpack Offloading

+INR 371 Mandatory Insurance

+INR 2000 Haridwar to Joshimath

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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.

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.

What is so special about Satopanth Lake Trek?

 

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.

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.

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.

Day 1:-Badrinath to Lakshmi Van via Mana Village and Vasundhara falls (9 km/ 7-8 hours trek)

Today early in the morning you will take a cab for 3 km to Mana Village from where the trek starts. While you are walking you will see River Alaknanda flowing on your right. After a short trek of 3-4 km, you will be mesmerized by the beautiful and holy view of Vasundhara Falls. From Vasudhara Falls, you will keep walking towards Lakshmi Van where your campsite will be ready at 11,900 ft.

Trek: 9-10 km / 7-8 hrs

Night Stay: Stay in camps.
Altitude: 3650 m

 

Day 2:- Lakshmi van to Chakrateertha (11 km / 7-8 hours)

 

After having early morning breakfast you will start walking along with the green grasslands with the moraines of Dhano Glacier. On your way, you will pass through the patches of colourful wildflowers and a captivating view of Bhagirathi Peaks. When your trek comes to end, you will reach Sahastradhara. At Sahastradhara you will be surrounded by "limestone stalactite monoliths" with thousands of water streams dripping – and that's why this place is known as Sahastradhara, which means a ‘thousand-fold spring’. If you are lucky enough and the day is clear, you will get a beautiful view of the mighty Neelkanth peak. After half hour trek, you will reach Chakrateertha campsite.

Trek: 10-11 km / 7-8 hrs
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 14000 ft

Day 3: Chakrateertha to Satopanth Tal and back to Chakrateertha (10 km / 8 hours)

 

Today's trek will be on a flat and easy gradient path and you will reach your dream destination that's Satopanth Lake. On the way to your trek to Satopanth Lake, you will find boulders and moraines on the top of the ridge and from the ridge, you can see the pristine lake, the mighty "Satopanth Lake". With Neelkanth behind you, Swargarohini on the left, Chaukhamba straight and Balkun on the right, get ready to be greeted with a spectacular view of a lifetime. 

Trek: 5+5 = 10 km
Stay: Camp
Altitude: 15,100 m

Day 4: Chakrateertha to Badrinath (5-6 hours/ 9 km)

 

Today, after having your early morning breakfast, you will start climbing down the same path to reach Mana village. It will take you around 6 - 7 hours. You can take a direct cab or jeep to Badrinath if you are too exhausted, which you probably will be.

Trek: 9 km
Altitude: 3,300 m

Satopanth Lake 3 Nights Package

Cost Per Person

₹ 18999 (2 - 4 Persons) 

₹ 14999 (5+ Persons) 

₹ 13999 (7+ Persons)

  • Rain cover

  • Warm clothes

  • Caps

  • Toilet paper & wipes

  • Backpack (50-60l)

  • Water bottle

  • Fleece jackets and thermals

  • Hiking shoes

  • Led torch (with extra batteries)

  • Mosquito & insect repellent

  • Thermal inners

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Included in the package

  • Certified Trek Leaders are provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. 

  • All the trekking essentials like Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons, Liners, Cutlery, etc.

  • All the staff members from team Walking The Himalayas are experienced that includes Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters.

  • We promise our travellers to provide delicious, hygienic & nutritious meals during the trek that includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening snacks & dinner).

  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.

  • All forest permits and camping charges.

Not included in the package

 

Transport to and from Badrinath – Walking The Himalayas will arrange shared taxis for trekkers. These shared taxis will pick you up from Haridwar Railway Station or Airport. Taxi from Haridwar to Badrinath costs around Rs. 7000 - 9000 per taxi and Rs. 10000 - 12000 per tempo one way. So if you are in a group of 6 - 10 persons then a taxi/tempo will cost around 1000 per person for one side.  


Food during transit to and from the base camp – Walking the Himalayas doesn't include meals purchased during the journey to Barinath and back.


Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,500 - 2000. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 - 10 kgs. Walking The Himalayas does not allow Suitcases/Strollers/Duffel bags during the trek, so if you are bringing these then you have to take care on your own. These charges can vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Badrinath (Rs.350 per day inclusive of taxes).
 

Personal expenses - Your trekking package doesn't include any kind of personal expenses. 

Cancellation

 

If your trek gets called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.) we will not refund your money. Instead of money, Walking The Himalayas will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. You can easily redeem that voucher for the same amount for any of the treks available at the same price. 

In case you wish to cancel your trek please email us at help@walkingthehimalayas.com

Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

The cancellation policy of Walking The Himalayas is based on the original booking time and the original start date of the trek.

  • If you cancel a trek before 30 days of trek start date and get a full refund after deduction of 1.99% payment processing fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 15 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 20% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 10 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 40% of the total trek fee.

  • If you cancel a trek before 5 days of the trek start date and get a refund after a deduction of 60% of the total trek fee.

  • The Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before the trek start date.

Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, you can opt for the same trek again throughout your lifetime on all our fixed departures for the same trek.

  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.

  • This is non-transferable.