Satopanth Lake Trek
Joshimath to joshimath
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
INR : 17000/person
Satopanth Lake Trek
The Satopanth Lake Trek is a challenging and scenic trek located in the Uttarakhand region of India. It is known for its stunning landscapes, high-altitude lakes, and majestic peaks. The trek usually starts from Mana Village, near Badrinath, and takes around 6-7 days to complete.
The trail takes you through lush meadows, dense forests, and steep rocky terrain, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, including Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, and Balakun peaks. The highlight of the trek is Satopanth Lake, a glacial lake at an elevation of approximately 4,600 meters (15,091 feet).
To undertake this trek, it’s essential to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the high altitude and challenging conditions. Hiring a local guide is advisable for a safe and enjoyable experience. The best time to do the Satopanth Lake Trek is during the summer months of May to June and post-monsoon from September to October.
As with any high-altitude trek, it’s crucial to be well-equipped with proper gear, warm clothing, and sufficient food and water supplies. Always check weather conditions and be prepared for any changes during the trek. Remember to respect the environment and leave no trace to preserve the pristine beauty of the area
Day 1 : 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 2 : 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 3 : 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 4 : Chakrateerth Meadow Camp To Satopanth Lake &amp;amp;amp; 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 5 : 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 6 : Badrinath – Rishikesh (265 KMS/10 HRS)
Early in the morning drive to Rishikesh via Rudraprayag & Devprayag.
Return to Rishikesh by late afternoon
Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay in Joshimath on a triple-sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.
Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh – Joshimath – Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveler (Depending on the number of travelers).
Meals: All vegetarian meals from day 1st Dinner to day 6th Breakfast.
Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.
Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent.
Trek Leader: Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.
Permits: All necessary fees and permits.
Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.
Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.
Guide ratio: 1:10
Any expenses of personal nature.
Meals during transit.
Any insurance of any kind.
Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).
Unscheduled delay due to landslide.
Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.
Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
Note: You can apply for travel insurance before the trek.
For a Himalayan trek, consider packing the following essentials:
Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece, down jacket) waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants) sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support Backpack with a rain cover
sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures Sleeping pad/mattress for insulation Hat, gloves, and scarf sunglasses and sunscreen for high-altitude protection
water bottles and water purification method (filters or tablets) high-energy snacks and food for the trek first aid kit with essential medications and blister care items
trekking poles for better stability and support Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries personal toiletries and wet wipes Multi-tool or pocket knife
camera and spare memory cards for capturing memories personal identification and necessary permits for the trek
remember to travel light but adequately prepared for the challenging conditions of a himalayan trek. Always check the specific requirements for the trek you are planning to undertake
Our Cancellation Policy-
Cancelling prior 21 days from trek start date – 10% deduction charges, 90% is refunded.
Cancelling prior 15-20 days from trek start date – 30% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, etc. 70% is refunded.
Cancelling prior 7-14 days from trek dates – 50% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, Trekleaders, permits, equipment etc. 50% is refunded.
Cancelling prior 1-6 days from trek dates – 100% deduction As all arrangements are made by transhimalaya and we are set to take you on a trek.
Trek Voucher terms and Condition –
– The Voucher will be valid for 6 Months from date of issuance
– The Voucher can be used in any trek with Trans Himalaya.