Satopanth Tal Trek & Swarga Rohini Steps



Satopanth Swargarohani Trek ::--->>  "In the footsteps of the Pandavas" A high altitude glacial lake: Height - 4400 mtrs 25kms from Badrinath.

Finally satopanth tal trek is just for hardcore trekkers indeed!

Satopanth Tal  With Swarga rohini trek  Experience - The Glacial Lake which is around 25kms from Badrinath, could be reached after a arduous trek crossing Lakshmiban and Chakratirtha. Natural Caves along the path are used as the night shelter. Around Badrinath places like Lakshmiban and Chakratirtha are steeped in legends.It is said that goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth)and her husband Narayan meditated in Lakshmiban and Chakratirtha respectively and while meditating, Narayan kept his famous Sudarshan Chraka on the valley which got depressed by the weight of that Chakra to form a beautiful round shaped meadow surrounded by lofty mountains. Traversing the satopanth glacier and hours of hard trekking on the treacherous moraine is required to reach the lake.The first thing that strikes you is the strange ethereal ambience of the lake, Calm and Soothing The perfectly triangle shaped lake is at the base of the snow crested Chaukhamba 1 peak. Satopanth tal trek is just for hardcore trekkers indeed!

Legend goes that the pandavas followed this path to reach the gates of heaven after the Mahabharata war. This area is shrouded in mystery. While trekking you値l cross some of the highest snow covered peaks, breathtaking waterfalls (some of which don稚 even make it to the ground because of the winds) and magnificent glaciers; you値l trace the source of the Alaknanda River and knock on the gates of heaven at the Satopanth Taal.

Legend goes that on Ekadashi, Lord Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Mahesh (the destroyer) visit the lake for a holy dip. Each of the 3 corners of the triangular lake is occupied by one of them.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Fitness level needed: above average (regular exercise, sports)
Trekking distance: Approximately 25Kms to the Satopanth taal and 25Kms back
Best time: From mid May till  end of September
Why ? :: Arduous terrain, dramatic scenery, thrilling challenge Myth and legend associated with the Mahabharata, and Hindu mythology


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Satopanth Tal trek itinerary from Badrinath to Badrinath


Day 1 - Badrinath Mana to Lakshmi Van :: Meet our crew at Mana village, and start the trek.

We値l start the trek from Mana, go on the other side of Bhimpul and beyond. Bhimpul derives its name from the legend that Bhim put rocks across the Sarasvati River for Draupadi to cross it. After crossing the pul, we値l trek for another 5kms to reach the magnificent Vasudhara falls. After a short halt, we値l continue for another couple of kms to reach the Lakshmi Van where we値l set up our campsite for the night.


Mana Village - 3 km from Badrinath, this is the last village of India on the Indo-Tibetan border. The Indo-Mongolian tribe set up this village. A population of 200 people lives here. As soon as the gates of Badrinath open, they come here and as soon as they close, they go down to the plains where they live for the rest of the year. In this way they live a dual family life. These people are very hardworking and industrious. They wherein the women knit and weave sweaters, carpets, etc run a small-scale industry of woolen clothes. 

Bheem Pul - Bridge - A short distance from Mana Village a natural bridge made of a huge boulder, over the river Saraswathi is seen. The story goes that Bheem; one of the Pandava brothers put it there. The view of this extraordinary bridge and the din of the flowing river make this place interesting. Vasudhara falls - 5 km after Bheem Bridge this astonishingly high waterfall is very attractive. The most interesting aspect about this place is that all the water here becomes vapour and vanishes into the atmosphere. The view looks like the Ganges is descending from the sky.

Day 2 - Lakshmi Van to Chakrateerath

From Lakshmivan we trek across the Sahastra Dhara to reach Chakrateerath. Today we値l trek for about 10Kms.

Day 3 Chakrateerath to Satopanth Taal

Today痴 trek is not for the faint hearted. High altitude, cold mountain winds, and unpredictable weather conditions make it extremely exciting and dangerous. A 3 km glacier walk will bring us to the Satopanth Taal, where we値l set up our camp for the night.

Further up is Swargarohini the gate of heaven. We pay our respect to the gods at Swargarohini and come back to our campsite at Satopanth.

Day 4 Satopanth lake to Lakshmi Van 13Kms

We start our descent and set up our campsite at Lakshmi van once again. The area is a beautiful meadow full of high altitude flowers and breathtaking views. Draupadi is believed to have left her body here.

Day 5 Lakshmi Van to Badrinath

We trek all the way back to Mana village. Trip ends at Mana village.

From Mana, Badrinath is 3kms away and if you prefer, you can get accommodation at Badrinath or head to Joshimath and stay for the night.

Above Trip cost ::-->

Standard Trek ::-->  10 to 15 Pax :: 15000 per head   ::   Deluxe 20000 per head

Include :;-->

1. Porter Charge
2. Guide Charge
3. charges of a cook / helper
4. Permit and permission
5. Transport from Joshimath to Badrinath

Meals: As per itinerary. Tea /coffee, snacks & boiled drinking water during the trek. All meals would be vegetarian. The cuisine would be a mix of Indian continental & Local
Camping equipment: 3/4 season tents, sleeping bags, ground mattress, mess tent & camping tables & stools

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Option Two ::--> Satopanth Tal trek itinerary from Haridwar to Haridwar

Satopanth Tal (Lake) is a holy lake at an altitude of 15,100 feets from the sea level in the Uttarakhand state of India more precisely in the Dev Bhoomi. The lake is considered to be of religious significance to the Hindus. It is believed that the Pandavas trekked through this route trying to reach the Swarga

Departure Dates ::--> May 15/20/30 :: June 5/7/15/22 :: August 30 :: September 5/15/ 22/ 30 :: October 5/14/ 21
8 Days Trek

Day 1 (Haridwar - Joshimath)
Drive From Haridwar to Joshimath. Night stay at Lodge. Dinner

Day 2 (Joshimath - Mana - Chamtoli) 13 kms On Day two we drive to Badrinath and further start our Trek towards Bandhar, in the midst you will see Mana the Last Indian Village before Tibet Border. there is a Waterfall Called Vasudhara, which is known as a holy waterfall which will wash your sins according to the Hindi Scriptures. Further trek to Chamtoli. Camp

Day 3: Chamtoli  to Laxmivan to Shahasra Dhara (14000 feet) 6 Km.

Day 4: Sahasra Dhara to Chakratirtha (15000 feet) 5 Km. After having quick lunch trek to Satopanth Tal (16000 feet) 5 Km.
The trail was through bolder zones. You will cross the Sahasra Dhara and the Neelkanth Base Camp on our way. Specifically, there is no trail, you just have to make your own way with the Guide. You will see the Alakapuri glacier, which is the source of Alakananda river.  Camp

Day 5 (Satopanth-Swargarohini)
You will see Som Kund and Vjsit  Swargrohini. Back to Camp

Day 6 (Satopanth Tal to Chamtoli)
Chamtoli is Basically a Bugyal. Camp

Day 7 (Chamtoli - Mana- Badrinath)
Now We will Trek Back to Mana then Drive back to Badrinath , Night stay at Badrinath. Camp

Day 8 (Badrinath- Haridwar)
Early morning after Breakfast e will Drive Back to Haridwar where leaving the Hills Behind.

Standard Trek ::-->  10 to 15 Pax :: 32000 per head   ::   Deluxe 40000 per head

Include ::-->

Meals: As per itinerary. Tea /coffee, snacks & boiled drinking water during the trek. All meals would be vegetarian. The cuisine would be a mix of Indian continental & Local
Camping equipment: 3/4 season tents, sleeping bags, ground mattress, mess tent & camping tables & stools

Not Include :

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