Satopanth Tal Trek

Satopanth Tal Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Satopanth Tal Trek

6 Popular Peaks:
Balakun ( 6471m ), Chaukhamba I ( 7138m ), Chaukhamba II ( 7058m ), Chaukhamba III ( 6974m ), Chaukhamba IV ( 6854m ), Nilkantha ( 6596m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Satopanth Taal ( 4338m )
1 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Satopanth Glacier Bank
2 Tranquil Rivers:
Alakananda, Saraswati
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Mana, Badrinath
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Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 1
Karn Prayag
Day 1
Chamoli
Day 2
D2Joshimath
Day 2
Badrinath
Day 3
D3Mana
Day 3
Chamtoli
Day 4
D4Laxmiban
Day 4
Pandu Dhara
Day 4
Sahastra Dhara
Day 5
D5Chakrateeth
Day 5
Satopanth Tal
Day 5
Chaukhamba Glacier
Day 6
D6Satopanth Tal
Day 6
Chakrateeth
Day 6
Sahastra Dhara
Day 7
D7Laxmiban
Day 7
Chamtoli
Day 7
Mana
Day 8
D8Joshimath
Day 9
Rishikesh

Satopanth Tal Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Joshimath

Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is a long one, but definitely not a boring one. As you swirl up, you come across the Prayags ( confluence of rivers) of Uttrakhand, coming down from the Himalayan Glaciers on the higher reaches of the Himalayan state. These rivers unite to form the mighty Ganga which flows down Haridwar to rest for India. Ganga is known as the lifeline of India, and Uttrakhand - The Dev Bhoomi ( God's Land)

The streets are colorful too !! 

Travelling in mountain roads for 280 KMS can be really tiring. So take a good sleep in your hotel tonight. 

Day 2From Joshimath To Mana, Via - Badrinath ( 3 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 2
1850 - Joshimath
Day 2
3100 - Badrinath
Day 2
3300 - Mana


3Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Mana (3300m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

After resting last night, we start our trek today. Early morning we pay our visit to the holy shrine of Badrinath. We may also chose to take a hot bath in the hot spring near the temple.

After visiting the temple, we come back for breakfast and then start our trek. We first head to the village of Mana, the last Indian village on Tibet border which is around 35 kilometers from here. In the beautiful village, we witness the confluence of the mighty Alaknanda river and Saraswati river, known as Keshav Prayag. Also located there is the Bheem Pool, which is regarded by the locals as a bridge made by huge rock thrown by Bheem, a Pandava to help Draupadi cross the mighty river.

Mana has lots of important places to visit and its important that we spend a day here to acclimatize better for our high altitude trek. We are already above 3300 meters, and spending time here will give our body the time to acclimatize better for coming days.

Day 3From Mana To Laxmiban, Via - Chamtoli ( 9 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 3
3300 - Mana
Day 3
3610 - Chamtoli
Day 3
3760 - Laxmiban


9Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Laxmiban (3756m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We start our day with an easy walk up the Alakananda river towards Vasudhara falls and Chamtoli.

After some gradual climb we hear sounds of gushing water. The sound increases as we keep walking and soon the mighty 400ft tall Vasudhara Falls makes itself visible. The sound of the water hitting the rock is heard from far distance. Its an amazing feeling witnessing the fall so high..

Little climb from here, and the flat walk takes us to a beautiful meadow of Chamtoli. You might find few shepherds here or their vacant caves. From here, cris crossing few boulders, we reach our campsite marked by a small forest of slanting Bhoj Patra trees.  

The surrounding views are great with sights of Alkapuri, the snout and starting point of Alaknanda river. The views will increase your heart beat here on the other side of the river. Other glaciers are also visible on the other side. On a clear weather, white peaks show themselves up here.

Day 4From Laxmiban To Chakrateeth, Via - Pandu Dhara, Sahastra Dhara ( 9 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 4
3760 - Laxmiban
Day 4
3995 - Pandu Dhara
Day 4
4095 - Sahastra Dhara
Day 4
4450 - Chakrateeth


9Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Chakrateeth (4450m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

The route from here gets tricky and is over boulders. Huge cairns mark the way and during a bad weather, it really makes it difficult here. Stick with you guide. Crossing the bouldery area opens out to lots of small streams flowing down.. Its the beginning od Shahastra Dhara. 

The trail gets steeper from here and as we move on, grand views of Chaukhamba, Satopanth, Neelkanth, Parvati and Balakun open up making it further exciting to trek. An opening with smaller humps come up where we camp to get the best of the views for the remaining day.

On a clear weather, enjoy the great views of Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Chaukhamba and Mt. Balakun from here.

Day 5From Chakrateeth To Satopanth Tal . Excursion to Chaukhamba Glacier ( 5 Kms,3 hours )

Day 5
4450 - Chakrateeth
Day 5
4600 - Satopanth Tal
Day 5
5000 - Chaukhamba Glacier
Day 5
4600 - Satopanth Tal


5Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Satopanth Tal (4600m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we will be witnessing the serenity of the pious Satopanth Taal. Today's route is difficult with steep climb over glacial moraine. We stick together with our trusted guide and some serious trek of around 2 .5 hours gives us the glimpse of the beautiful lake surrounded all round by mighty and mesmerizing peaks of Neelkanth, Satopanth, Chaukhamba, Swargarohini and Balakun.

We worship the equilateral triangular lake and spend some good time seeping in the view and clicking photographs for the rest of the day. We specially camp here to see the magic of sunset and sunrise with the lake surrounded by giant snow cladded peaks.

Day 6From Satopanth Tal To Laxmiban, Via - Chakrateeth, Sahastra Dhara ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 6
4600 - Satopanth Tal
Day 6
4450 - Chakrateeth
Day 6
4120 - Sahastra Dhara
Day 6
3760 - Laxmiban


10Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Laxmiban (3756m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

After satisfying views of the place, today we make our journey backwards. We retrace our track till Laxmiban.

Day 7From Laxmiban To Joshimath, Via - Chamtoli, Mana ( 12 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 7
3760 - Laxmiban
Day 7
3610 - Chamtoli
Day 7
3300 - Mana
Day 7
1900 - Joshimath


12Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Joshimath (1900m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

We retrace our track today and reach Badrinath. If we want, we may spare some time to take hot bath in Tapta Kund to relax ourselves.

Post lunch, we head back for Joshimath

Day 8Departure From Joshimath

Activity: Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: None
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

Early morning, we board our cab to return to Haridwar/ Rishikesh.

Why Should You Do The Satopanth Tal Trek

  • The pious and serene Satopanth Tal at the base of Satopanth, where its believed the Tridevs of hindu - Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh takes bath.
  • The close view of giant peaks of Chaukhamba, Satopanth, Neelkanth, Parvati and Balakun
  • The border village of Mana, as the last Indian village on Tibet border. Saraswati river and its confluence with Alaknanda. 
  • Alkapuri glacier, the source of Alaknanda river and Vasudhara falls.
  • The interesting mythological story of the Pandavas attaining Heaven from Swargarohini
  • Hot water bath after the trek in the hot springs of Tapta Kund, in Badrinath.
  • You may rest a night in stone caves if you want.

Satopanth Tal Trek - Elaborate Description

A trek very pious to the Hindus, a route which was used by the Pandavas to attain Swarg (Heaven).. and an interesting mythological story gives this trek a special feel, apart from the views of mighty peaks and a serene lake it boasts of..

Satopanth tal ( lake ), a triangular shaped lake at the base of Satopanth peak is considered holy and its believed that the Tridevs ( 3 gods of Hindu) - Bhahma, Vishnu and Mahesh takes bath here on 11th day by Hindu Calendar. There is a small home built there where a Sadhu Baba by name - Mouni Baba ( silent baba) lives on his own.

Views of Chaukhamba, Satopanth, Neelkanth, Parvati and Balakun makes this trek one of the best in the Himalayas. The beauty part of it is, it takes just 3 days to reach there from Mana - A border village. The sounds of Vasudhara falls enroute this trek will be heard for a long time.. The trek is short distance, but at high altitude. So for a successful trek its better you climb up slow and speed down on descend. Also, the weather here is very unpredictable and mostly after noon, it shows a tendency to worsen.

Oh Yes !! After the trek, don't you forget to take a hot bath in the hot springs of Tapta Kund, in Badrinath. Spending a night in a stone cave is not at all a bad idea on this trek, atleast for a night.

Satopanth Tal Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m )
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Mana (3300m ), Via - Badrinath (3100m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 3 Kms
    Overnight In: Mana (3300m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Mana (3300m ) To Laxmiban (3756m ), Via - Chamtoli (3610m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Laxmiban (3756m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Laxmiban (3756m ) To Chakrateeth (4450m ), Via - Pandu Dhara (3993m ), Sahastra Dhara (4095m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Chakrateeth (4450m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Chakrateeth (4450m ) To Satopanth Tal (4600m ) . Excursion to Chaukhamba Glacier (5000m ). 3 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Satopanth Tal (4600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Satopanth Tal (4600m ) To Laxmiban (3756m ), Via - Chakrateeth (4450m ), Sahastra Dhara (4119m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Laxmiban (3756m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    From Laxmiban (3756m ) To Joshimath (1900m ), Via - Chamtoli (3610m ), Mana (3300m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1900m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Drive

    Departure Day
    Departure From Joshimath
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: None
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
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Satopanth Tal Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 8 days / 8 nights Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5000m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, glacial moraine, loose rocks, boulders
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Mana
  • 🚩 Ends In: Mana
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehraoon
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Mana
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel 4g till Joshimath
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Joshimath
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 15 deg C
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Nepali

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