Satopanth Tal Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights
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Satopanth Tal  – Most beautiful Divine Vicinity  Lake in Uttarakhand 

Perched amid towering peaks, Satopanth Tal is the sacred lake lying at an elevation of 4600 meter near Chaukhamba massif’s base. Start the trek from last village “Mana” and the main attraction of this place is Vasudhara falls.

Trek to a phenomenal “Wish fulfilling Tal” “On this trek go through Laxmi Van which is a thick forest, reach the pristine Lake and spend time at the divine vicinity. Located at Chamoli distract in Uttarakhand

Wishes here never go unfulfilled in Satopanth Tal

Satopanth Tal is a High Altitude Lake at a height of 4,600 Meter. It is one of the virgin treks not known by many but the trekker and sadhu sant or local people of the area believe that this lake is sacred and possess some supernatural power of fulfilling wishes.

The Satopanth Tal 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.

Trek to this sacred Tal is a difficult one but as the beliefs of people wishes are fulfilled here so it’s worth going there, this part of swargarohini the way to Heaven


Story of Satopanth Tal Trek

It is believed that Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh often took bath in the waters of Satopanth Tal 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.

Mountain views, the great snow-capped peaks visible are Nilkanth, Swargarohini, Narayan Parbat and Balakun with some thrilling views of Chaukhamba Peaks.

Why to choose Satopanth Lake?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Satopanth Tal trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 680 Km both side and on foot 46 km which is to be covered into 07 days. Dehradun to Dehradun

Satopanth Tal is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4600 meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is moderate trek. So this trek is good for beginners’ trekkers

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

Alcohol and non-Veg and smoking is not allowed in during the trek

Altitude we are going to cover in Satopanth Tal

Joshimath (6152 feet)

Laxmivan (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,510 feet)

Chakratirth (13,655 feet)

Satopanth tal (14,755 feet)

Key Points of Satopanth Tal Trek

Duration: – 07 Nights 08 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Badrinath

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (6° C to 12° C)

Satopanth Tal – Altitude: – (17,987 feet)

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 46 Km – By taxi 680 km

Group Size: – 15 people

Short Itinerary of Satopanth Tal –

Day 1– Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath Altitude – Joshimath by taxi (256 Km) (10/11 Hours) (1,875 m/ 6152 feet)

Day 2- Drive from Joshimath to Badrinath by taxi (48 km) (2/3 Hours) Reach hotel need proper acclimatization

Day 3- Trek from Badrinath to Laxmivan (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,510 feet)

Day 4- Trek from Laxmivan to Chakratirth (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (13,655 feet)

Day 5- Trek from Chakratirth to satopanth Tal (10 km) (8/9Hours) (14,755 feet) back to Camp

Day 6- Trek from Chakratirth to Laxmivan (10 km) (4/5 Hours)

Day 7- Trek from Laxmivan to Badrinath via mana village (08 km)

Day 8- Drive from Badrinath to Dehradun by taxi (380 km) (11/12 Hours)


Day 1 : Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station and Drive to Joshmath by Taxi

Total distance – 257 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Joshimath– 6152 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Haridwar Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Today start your journey with team Himalayan Hikers from Haridwar,
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.

Reach Joshimath base camp , relax in a hotel, in the evening you can explore nearby areas. Get back, have dinner and enjoy comfortable stay in the hotel.


Day 2 : Drive from Joshimath to Badrinath by taxi

Total distance – 48 km – 2/3 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude Badrinath– 10,170 feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

After breakfast drive to Badrinath – check –in hotel explore day at Badrinath join evening arti darshan – dinner overnight stay hotel.


Day 3 :Trek from Badrinath to Laxmivan

Trek Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Laxmivan – 12,510 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.


Day 4 : Trek from Laxmivan to Chakratirth

Trek Distance – 10 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Chakratirth – 13,655 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.


Day 5 :Trek from Chakratirth to Satopanth Tal

Trek Distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – ON foot

Altitude – Satopanth Tal – 14,755 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.


Day 6 : Trek from Chakratirth to Laxmivan

Trek Distance –10 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.


Day 7 : Trek from Laxmivan to Badrinath via mana village

Trek Distance –10 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi – 15 km – On foot – 13 km

Altitude – Swargarohini base camp – 17,987 feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

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


Day 8: Drive from Badrinath to Dehradun by taxi

Distance – 380 km – 11/12 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By Taxi

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun, have your lunch en route and reach there in the evening. 8 pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Satopanth Tal Trek

  1. Palash

    Well organised

  2. santanu das

    Satopanth our first trek with Himalayan hikers, this is good company in Uttarakhand,, service and food very good, thanks to Himalayan hikers all team

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