Satopanth Taal -The Glacial Lake which is around 25kms from Badrinath, could be reached after an 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 said to be of high mythological value. 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!
Access: Joshimath is connected to Dehradun or Haridwar
Height: 16000 ft.
No. of Days: 7 Days 6 Nights
Day 01: Travel by road from Joshimath to Mana and trek to Chamatoli (7 Hours, overnight stay in tents)
Day 02: Trek from Chamatoli to Sahastradhara camp. (6 Hours, Overnight stay in tents).
Day 03: Trek from Sahastradhara to Satopanth Tal. (8 Hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 04: Trek to Swargarohini base camp to get a view of Chaukhamba and return to Satopanthtal camp. (8 hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 05: Trek from Satopanth Tal to Sahastradhara. (via Chakrateerth, 8 Hours, Overnight stay in tents)
Day 06: Trek from Sahastradhara to Chamatoli via Lakshimivan (Overnight stay in tent, 8 hours)
Day 07: Trek from Chamatoli to Badrinath (6 hours). (Overnight stay in Badrinath)
How to Reach
There is an overnight train from Delhi to Haridwar. The vehicle will pick you up from Haridwar train station and transport you to Joshimath. The vehicle can typically accommodate a max of 10 passengers. However, it is recommended that 5-7 folks travel in 1 vehicle for comfort. The distance from Haridwar to Joshimath is approximately 270 KMs. Typically, the participants leave early in the morning from Haridwar and reach Joshimath by evening. While returning, since the trek ends at Badrinath, the operator will provide a vehicle (Sumo) to take you to Haridwar. A typical Sumo costs approximately Rs 4,000/- each way. The cost is to be shared by the members in the vehicle and directly to be paid to the driver. The distance from Badrinath to Haridwar is approximately 320 KMs. Typically, the participants leave early in the morning from Badrinath and reach Haridwar by evening.
Cancellation and Refund:
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants
Triphippie will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues
Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date:No Refund
No Show : No Refund
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