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Satopanth Lake Trek

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7 Day 6 Night

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Satopanth Lake Trek

Satopanth lake is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand, India, located in the midst of snow-capped peaks at an altitude of 4,400 meters (14,400 feet) above sea-level. The lake is considered to be of religious significance to the local people; residents of Mana village throw the ashes of the dead in the lake. satopanth lake trek

Many people believe that the Trimoortis, viz, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, take bathe in the lake on an auspicious day. Certain species of birds are found here, which pick up the pollutants of the lake and thus keep the lake clean. These birds are not found anywhere. The local belief is that they are the Gandharvas disguised, who guard the lake against evils. satopanth lake trek

Geologically this is a glacial corrie lake. The alkapuri glacier is huge and a lot of corrie lakes are formed and this one is the biggest. The waters of the lake are held by the vast boulders and lateral moraines of the glacier. The beauty of this trek is that it starts at 3300m (the altitude of badrinath) and continues alongside the Alaknanda River until the alkapuri glacier. The junction of the 2 glaciers is a magnificent sight. The peaks of neelkanth, balakun and Satopanth give company throughout the trek. The camping locations on this trek are devoid of any trees and are beautiful alpine meadows. There are numerous waterfalls along the way which make the walk a pleasant sight.

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Day 1

Dehradun - Joshimath - Badrinath - 9 h drive

Day 2

Badrinath - Mana - Laxmi Van (5 km Trekking - 4 hours)

Day 3

Laxmi Van to Sehtradhara Waterfalls Camp (9 km Trekking - 5-6 hours)

Day 4

Sehtradhara Waterfalls Camp to Satopanth Lake & back to Chakrateerth (6 km to Satopanth - 6 hours, 3.5 km to Chakrateerth - 2 hours)

Day 5

Chakrateerth to Laxmi Van (11.5 km - 7 hours)

Day 6

Laxmi Van - Mana - Badrinath (5 km Trekking - 4 hours)

Day 7

Badrinath - Dehradun - 10 h drive


  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 6.
  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Forest entry charges.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

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