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Max Altitude

14,272 FT

Grade

Moderate

Duration

6 Days

Trekking KM.

50 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

19,400 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Pipalkoti to Pipalkoti
  • Rs 210 Insurance (Mandatory) | Rs 1,600 Transportation (Optional)

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Fixed Departure

Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeRound trail. The trek starts and ends at Pipalkoti
  • Rail HeadHaridwar/Rishikesh is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportJolly grant airport Dehradun
  • Base CampPipalkoti
  • Best Season
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowDecember to April
  • Services fromPipalkoti to Pipalkoti
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Duration - 6 Days
  • Grade - Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 14272 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 50 Kms.

Why Satopanth Is A Must-Do Trek?

Set at an elevation of 4600 m above sea level, Satopanth is a crystal clear emerald lake located in the Garhwal Himalayas. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains on all sides, the setting of the lake fills you with immense tranquility. The trek is becoming quite popular in recent times and is known for its religious significance and grand mountain views.

Satopanth Lake is triangular and can be easily accessed from Lakshmi Van near Badrinath. According to Hindi mythology, it is said that the Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh all meditated together on the three corners of the lake. Some mythological stories also say that the Pandavas took the path to heaven from Mana Village via Satopanth Tal to reach the steps of heaven at Mt. Swargorohini.

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The lake is not the only attraction of the trek but the trail itself passes through many scenic wonders. The trail goes through Mana Village, which is the last village in India and you will also cross two beautiful waterfalls – Sahastradhara and Vasundhara. Also, Lakshmi Van and Khakrateertha are two beautiful campsites along the trail, and camping in these meadows is a highlight of the trek as well.

From the lake, you can see clear views of Mt. Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Balakun, and Swargarohini. The trail to Satopanth Lake is situated at the base of Mt. Nelkanth, so you get an amazing view of the Mountain after you cross the Lakshmi Van forest. The beautiful forests, ancient temples, quaint villages, lovely meadows, and breathtaking mountain views make Satopanth a must-do trek.

About The Trek?

The trek starts from the pilgrim town of Badrinath and goes through Mana, the last village of India on the Indo-Tibet border. The lake is approximately 22 km from Badrinath and it is a moderate-grade trek, suitable for both expert trekkers and fit beginners.

From Badrinath, you will travel 3 km to Mana Village, and from there follow the trail by the Alaknanda River to its snout at Alakpuri, and follow through an undulating path to Laxmiban meadows followed by Chakrateerth meadows and to Satopanth Lake.

From Satopanth Lake, we will return to Chakrateerth, and then the following day return to Badrinath and the next day you will return to Rishikesh, thus ending the journey to Satopanth Tal.

What Can You Expect At The Trek?

Satopanth Lake is situated at an altitude of 4600 meters above sea level and is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. This rewarding trek offers an unobstructed view of Chaukhamba and other mountain peaks in its vicinity. The trail to the lake is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty from snow-covered mountains to gushing streams, rivulets, and forests of Oak and Pine.

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The trek has a moderate grade and is thus suitable for beginners. Throughout the entire trek, you cover a distance of approximately 50 km in 5 days. The temperature stays around 18°C during the day and can drop to as low as -5°C at night. Carry warm clothes with you to protect yourself from the cold. The last ATM point is in Joshimath after which there are no ATM points. It is better if you withdraw cash from Rishikesh itself.

During the trek, you will cross Bhim Pul, a natural rock formation, and get to see Vasundhara Falls, which is a 400 ft tall incredible waterfall. During the beginning of the trek, you can also visit the Badrinath Temple and take blessings from Lord Vishnu. There are no permanent establishments on the trail so we will be staying in tents during the trek.

We provide transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh and the meals and stays between the trek are included in the cost.

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive From Rishikesh To Pipalkoti
    • Altitude: 1,500m/4,950ft
    • 200 km drive, approx 10 hours
    • Trekkers will be picked from Rishikesh TTH office at 6:00am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle (cost is not included)
    • Arrive at Pipalkoti approx by 5 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner)
    • Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges)
    • Accommodation at the guest house
    • Telephone Network- Available
    • Transportation is not included in the cost

    Note:

    Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off

    Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy

    Come one day early if planning to come by plane

This is the first day of your journey and it commences from Rishikesh. Our representatives will pick you up from Rishikesh and drive you all the way to Pipalkoti. The journey takes you on a picturesque ride alongside the Bhagirathi River. Pipalkoti is about 200 km away from Rishikesh and it takes about 9 to 10 hrs to reach Badrinath depending on the weather and road conditions. Along the way, you also get to see the confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which merge together at Devprayag and flow as one in the form of Ganga.

 

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On reaching Pipalkoti, we will check into a hotel and rest for the night giving the body enough time to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can take a preventive course of Diamox to help your body acclimatize faster to the higher altitudes.

Day 2 : Drive to Badrinath and trek to Lakshmi Van
    • Altitude: 11,900 ft
    • Trek Distance: 9 km
    • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
    • Witness the 400 ft tall Vasundhara Falls
    • Sight the Alkapuri Glacier from where Alaknanda originates
    • Stay in tents (twin-sharing)

We will start the trek early in the morning as we have to cover a distance of 9 km today. Starting from Badrinath, we will walk towards Mana Village from where the trek starts. Badrinath to Mana is 3 km and from Mana, it is 6 km to Lakshmi Van. Mana is considered the last village of India and lies 26 km from the Indo-China border. You can also spot the road that goes to the border, although it is restricted only to people belonging to the army. Here you will have your permit checked before you continue on towards Laxmi Van.

 

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From Mana village, you will spot a trail that deviates towards the left of the Alaknanda River and for 2 to 3 km the trail is well-paved. About 3 km from the village lies the Vasundhara Falls, a 400 ft waterfall cascading down in white sheets of water. Vasundhara falls is a popular spot among tourists. The locals believe that the water of the falls as well as the Alaknanda River has medicinal value and many people store water from these water sources.

 

You can fill your water bottles from the waterfall. Keep hydrated as you will slowly gain altitude. After you cross the waterfall continue on the left bank of the river. You will now walk on moraines for the next 3 hrs and soon you will reach the Laxmi Van campsite. Laxmi Van campsite is located at an altitude of 11,900 ft and is covered with green and well-shaded by Bhoj Patra trees. From the campsite, you can see the Alkapuri Glacier, the source of the Alaknanda River. The glacier is situated at the base of the Balakun peak and you can witness the river flowing from the snout of the glacier. Overnight stay will be in tents.

Day 3 : Lakshmi Van To Chakrateertha
    • Altitude: 13,658 ft
    • Trek Distance: 7 km
    • Trek Duration: 3 to 4hrs
    • Stay in tents (twin-sharing)

Today’s trek is slightly more difficult than the previous day as you will gain more than 2000 ft of altitude. Even though the route is difficult but it becomes quite scenic as you enter the Satopanth Valley. The trail again follows the bank of the Alaknanda River and we will walk on a patch of grassland passing along the middle of the terminal moraine of Dhano Glacier. Once you cross this patch, the view of Bhagirathi peaks begins to open up in front of you. Although the peaks are visible only if the weather is clear.

 

Trekking for about 5 km, you will reach another gorgeous waterfall called Shastradhara and from here you can spot Mt. Neelkanth on your left. Shasatradhara is a culmination of more than 100 small waterfalls, streaming down a huge monolith. Weather can be quite unpredictable here post noon so we will try to begin our trek as early as possible. Chakrateertha Campsite is about half an hour away from this spot.

 

The campsite lies on a flat patch of a clearing. This is where we will pitch our tents for the night. Make sure you have enough warm layers on and cover your head properly. The temperature here during the daytime is 5°C to 10°C and at night it can stoop down to 0°C to -5°C. It is also important to check signs of altitude sickness at this altitude. If you are showing signs like headache, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, or dizziness then you should report to the Trek Leader immediately. Tonight we will camp amidst greenery and towering peaks.

Day 4 : Chakrateertha To Satopanth Tal And Back
    • Altitude: 14,258 ft
    • Trek Distance: 10 km (5 km on each side)
    • Trek Duration: 8 hrs
    • Stay in tents (twin-sharing)

Today is one of the most exciting as well as the scenic day of the trek. Today you will trek to the mystical Satopanth Lake. Wake up to a wonderful mountain view with Mt. Chaukhamba in the center, Mt. Nelekanth on the left, and Mt. Balakun on the right. This view will stay in your mind for a long time.

 

The trek starts with an easy gradient as you walk on a flat grassland and after about 2 km the trek snakes around boulders and moraines. This can be a tricky section and you need to be very cautious as you navigate around this zone. Trekking poles can be of good help here.

 

Continue walking on the ridge, Satopanth Tal isn’t visible until you reach the top of the ridge. With a perimeter of over 1 km, the lake is simply huge. It is triangular in shape and as the legends go, it is believed that the trinity Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh meditated on the three corners of the lake. You can also see a small shelter made of stone near the lake. A local sage by the name of Mauni Baba is said to live here.

 

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The lake is bluish in color and an interesting fact about Satopanth Lake is that the water of the lake remains clear all year round. Also on a clear day, you can see three out of the seven steps of the Swargarohini Glacier. It is believed that the Pandavas followed these steps to ascend into heaven.

 

Sit around the lake, admire its beauty and enjoy its serenity for some time before you make your way back to the Chakrateertaha Campsite. It takes about 2 to 3 hrs to descend down to the campsite from the lake.

Day 5 : Chakrateertha To Badrinath
    • Altitude: 10,830 ft
    • Trek Distance: 15 km
    • Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
    • Stay in the hotel

Today is the last day of trekking in the mountains and we will be descending down to Badrinath today. It is a long walk of 15 km from Chakrateertha to Badrinath and will take about 5 to 6 hrs. We need to start as early as possible so that we can cover the long distance comfortably.

 

Post breakfast, we will start on our trek. From Chakrateertha, we will take the same route that we came in. We will first descend to Laxmi Van and then to Mana followed by a gentle walk to Badrinath. At Badrinath, we will check into a hotel. In the evening, you can roam around the market, and visit the Badrinath Temple. There’s also a hot water spring in Badrinath, where you can take a dip.

Day 6 : Return To Rishikesh
    • Drive: 200 km, approx 9 hrs
    • Ride will commence at 6 am, reaching the destination at around 6 pm
    • Breakfast and Lunch will be on the way at a roadside inn, exclusive of charges
    • Return transportation is not included

The beautiful time in the mountains ends today as you will be driven back to Rishikesh. Wake up early and have a delicious breakfast post which we will start our drive towards Rishikesh.

 

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The drive will be along the same scenic routes where you can reminisce about your journey. It will take 9 to 10 hrs approximately to reach Rishikesh. You can expect to reach Rishikesh by 7 PM.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

At first you have to reach Rishikesh

Plz Note:- Transportation Amount is not included in the trek cost.
 

Our Pick-up place

Trek The Himalayas Head office, Tapovan Laxmanjhula, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel

Options to reach Rishikesh

1.  Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2.  Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.

3.  Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is not included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to receive transportation from Rishikes to Pipalkoti, you need to book your transportation 10 days prior to the start of the trek with us. The transportation cost  to and fro is 1,600.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.
  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Drop off point is Trek The Himalayas Office (Tapovan) Laxmanjhula 
  • Plan your further travel plan after 7:00 pm

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Inclusions :
Accommodation :
       • Guest house in Pipalkoti (Day 1 and Day 6 as per the itinerary)
       • Camping while on trek (twin sharing)

2. All meals while on trek (veg + Egg) :
       • All meals (including tea, soup, snacks etc.) from Day 1 Dinner to day 5 dinner

3. Support :
       • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
       • High Altitude chef.
       • Support staff.

4. Safety Equipment :
       • First aid medical kits
       • Stretcher
       • Oxygen Cylinder

5. Trekking Equipment :
       • Sleeping bag, Mattress.
       • Trekker’s tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent
       • Gaiters and micro spikes (if required)

6. All necessary permits and entry fees
7. Mules to carry central equipment
8. Trek Completion Certificate

1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Transportation - Rishikesh to Pipalkoti & Return.
3. Food during the transit.
4. Insurance.
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes".

7. Transport cost

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 3,500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 3,900/- if you inform us after reaching Base camp
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

Trek Cost - Rs 19,400 (Pipalkoti to Pipalkoti)

GST - 5% (Mandatory)

Insurance - Rs 210 (Mandatory)

Transportation - Rs 1,600 (Rishikesh to Pipalkoti and return) (Optional)

Off load Backpack - Rs 3,500 Online (Optional)

 

The add-on options can be selected during the booking process. In case you miss selecting it at that time, you can simply log in to your account and book the add-on option from there.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Moderate

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BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Satopanth Lake located?

The Satopanth Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that will push you beyond your limits and immerse you in the beauty of nature. The trail takes you through remote mountain villages, dense forests, and snow-capped peaks, offering stunning views of the Himalayan range. Along the way, you'll also encounter the region's unique culture and traditions, adding to the richness of your experience.

What is the difficulty level of the Satopanth Lake Trek?

Satopanth Lake Trek is a moderate-grade trek.

What is the best time to go on the Satopanth Lake Trek?

The best time to do the Satopanth Lake Trek is Summer (Mid Apr-Jun) and autumn (Sep - Mid Nov)

How long does it take to complete the Satopanth Lake Trek?

Satopanth Lake Trek takes 6 days to complete the trek.

What permits are required for the Satopanth Lake Trek?

To undertake the Satopanth Lake Trek, you need to obtain a permit from the Forest Department of Uttarakhand. The permit is mandatory as the trek passes through the protected area of the Gangotri National Park. When you trek with us, we obtain all the permits by ourselves.

What is the maximum altitude reached on the Satopanth Lake Trek?

The maximum altitude of Satopanth Lake Trek is 14,272 ft.

What kind of accommodation is available during the Satopanth Lake Trek?

During the Satopanth Lake Trek, you will stay in a guest house in the base camp, and on the slopes, you will be staying in tents (twin-sharing).

What are the essential items to carry for the Satopanth Lake Trek?

Here are some of the essentials you should carry for the trek:

1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable trek. Make sure your shoes are well-fitted, sturdy and provide good grip on the trail.

2. Warm Clothing: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's important to carry warm clothing, including thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, down jacket, and waterproof jacket.

3. Trekking pants: Carry comfortable and quick-drying trekking pants that are suitable for the weather conditions.

4. Backpack: A good quality backpack with a capacity of 40-50 liters is ideal for carrying your essentials during the trek.

5. Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag is essential for a comfortable stay during the camping nights.

6. Headlamp/Flashlight: Carry a good quality headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for trekking during early morning or late evening hours.

7. Water bottle: Carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

8. Snacks: Carry energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for instant energy during the trek.

9. First aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit, including band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relief spray, and medicines for altitude sickness.

10. Sun protection: Carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun rays.

11. Trekking poles: Trekking poles can help in maintaining balance and reduce the strain on your knees while trekking.

Is it safe to do the Satopanth Lake Trek?

The Satopanth Lake Trek is a moderately difficult trek that involves hiking in high altitudes, rugged terrains, and unpredictable weather conditions. However, with proper planning, preparation, and safety measures, the trek can be a safe and enjoyable experience.

It is essential to undertake the trek under the guidance of experienced and certified trek operators who have the necessary expertise and knowledge of the region. They can help you prepare for the trek, arrange for necessary equipment and supplies, and ensure that safety protocols are followed at all times.

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