8 Days 7 Nights
The Satopanth Lake is between two beguiling the trail is thrilling through dense forest, meadows with enchanted beauty and some steep ridges but the panorama views from the top cannot be described in words.
It is believed that Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh often took bath in the waters of Satopanth Lake since then it is considered sacred and pure. Devotees believe that a holy dip in Satopanth Tal will wash away so every year thousands of people visit this place.
To reach this Lake, trek through some Himalayan villages, wide meadows with several streams en route and go through glaciated tracks. It is going to be an adventurous journey.
Today start your journey with team Rockclimber from Haridwar Dehradun,
The drive to Joshimath is 10/11 hours long, along the sacred rivers – Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. This is beautiful place
The journey won’t get boring because there are sudden changes in the scenery as you go further.
After breakfast drive to Badrinath – check –in hotel explore day at Badrinath join evening arti darshan – dinner overnight stay hotel.
Post breakfast the drive is towards the last village Mana, trek starts from there. After a short trek you will get the sight of Vasudhara falls which lies opposite Alaknanda River’s bank. Ascent gradually till Somtoli meadows and cross landslide prone area, now shepherd huts are visible.
Go through boulder zone to reach the campsite, there are Bhojpatra trees in abundance. The surroundings are beautiful with sight of Alkapuri glacier which lies on the opposite side. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
The trek is challenging today, head from Laxmi Van towards Chakrateerth. The ascent is sheer through scree and boulders to “Sahastradhara” which means “Thousand waterfalls”. After you climb up the valley this place offer views of Chaukhamba peaks, Balakun and Neelkanth.
Ahead cross a narrow stream and walk on the levelled ground. Now, start the steep climb, now a short trek will lead you to Chakrateerth campsite. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Start the trek early today because you will be crossing some tricky sections on the trail. Ascent to the ridge’s high point and trek along the glacier to reach serene triangular “Satopanth Lake”. Get impressive views of Chaukhamba peaks and Neelkanth Mahadev.
The surroundings are beautiful, explore and relax there for some time. Setup your tents there and retire for the night.
Get back to Laxmivan, descending takes less time but be careful while the descent because some sections are tricky.
Reach Laxmivan, setup your camps, have sumptuous food after this tiring trek and retire for the night.
Descent towards Mana village and you can reach there in 3 hours. From Mana the drive is towards Badrinath, arrangements will be made in a hotel there. Evening going to badrinath ji darshan
Post breakfast leave for Dehradun, have your lunch en route and reach there in the evening. 8 pm