Satopanth Tal is a hostile lake in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand which is 26 kms from Badrinath. It is situated in the middle of snow-capped peaks at an height of 4600 m on top of sea-level. It is supposed that on its three corners meditated the sacred trio – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The lake, careful to be of spiritual significance to the local residents of Mana Village, popularly known as “The last village of India”, is 3 kms ahead of Badrinath. Satopanth Tal trekking, Satopanth trekking package, Satopanth trekking package, Satopanth trekking itinerary.
The Satopanth Tal trek Uttarakhand can be done only throughout the months of June and September except monsoon. After that the trail is blocked due to extreme weather conditions. The complexity level of this trek is modest thus, if you want to do this trek, your fitness level must be fairly good and you must have habit of exercising and walking.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE TREK?
6 Nights and 7 Days
TREK DESTINATIONS COVERED
Haridwar – Rishikesh – Joshimath – Govindghat – Badrinath.
Day 01: Drive from Haridwar to Badrinath (approx 10 hours) followed by overnight hotel stay.
Journey from Haridwar to Badrinath via Rishikesh takes 10 hours by road. The stretch of 325 kms makes way through the confluence at Deoprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag. Badrinath is a sacred shrine situated on the right bank of Alaknanda River, at an height of 3133 m. The mighty snow enclosed Neelkanth peak stands erected behind the temple.
Day 02: Badrinath to Laxmivan (3640 m) 10kms trek followed by overnight tent stay
Badrinath to Laxmivan is a 10 kms Trek. Trek starts from Badrinath Temple and after 3kms of trek there is a temple of Mata Murti and from here we can see Mana Village, at another side of Alaknanda river. Mana village is a little settlement of Bhutia/Bhote people. After trekking for another 5 kms we can see the enchanting Vashudhara Fall and after more 2 kms the trekkers will reach to Laxmivan (3640 m).
Day 03: Trek from Laxmivan to Chakrateerth (4220 m, 8 kms) followed by overnight tent stay
While trekking the meadows from Laxmivan we reach Chakrateerth via Sahastradhara. Chakrateerth is a gorgeous camping ground with green grass all around and towering peaks.
Day 04: Trek from Chakrateerth to Satopanth lake (5 kms) followed by overnight tent stay.
Either we can go to trek for Swargarohini steps or can take rest near Satopanth lake and walk surrounding. After a hot tasty breakfast we will start our trek from Chakrateerth to Satopanth Lake. High height, cold winds, and unpredictable weather conditions makes the trek exciting and challenging.
Day 05: Early morning holy bath in the lake followed by pooja, aarti, yoga etc.
After a rejuvenating early morning dip in holy lake of Satopanth we will enjoy the delicacies of a hot breakfast followed by yoga/meditation session. We will start our descent to Laxmivan and set up our camps overnight. Trek back to Laxmivan (13 kms) followed by overnight tent stay.
Day 06: Trek and drive from Laxmivan to Badrinath followed by the holy darshan of Badri Vishal Temple.
We will start our tumble to Badrinath from Laxmivan via Chimtoli Khark. throughout the trek we will present our prayers at Matamurti mandir (Mother of Badri Vishal). invigorating the body with a holy bath at Taptkund (hot water spring) in Badrinath and we will offer prayers to Lord Vishnu with a darshan of the Badrinath Temple Overnight rest house stay in Badrinath.
Day 07: Early morning drive from Badrinath to Haridwar.
Drive from Badrinath to Haridwar.