Satopant Tal

Satopant Tal

Duration 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Starts From Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Trek Details

Treking distance -50 Km

Difficulty level - Moderate To Difficult track

Best time to visit -May ,June, july, September, October

Highest altitude - 1509ft.

Cost of treking - ₹ 14000/

ghest altitude - 1509ft.

TRIP Inclusions




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forest permits

All types of forest permits

Tour guide

Experienced crew and staff


Close to the hustle-bustle of the holy town of Badrinath lies an secluded, untouched glacial lake called Satopanth. Hidden amidst the most impressive ranges of the Garhwal region, this bright green lake exudes grace and serenity. It makes for a perfect detour from a pilgrimage to Badrinath. Although located just 22 km from the popular Badrinath, the trail has several hidden treasures. The short distance of Satopanth Lake Trek is well-compensated with a frequent change in sceneries. On Day 1, one passes the last Indian village, Mana, and enters the green valley of Vasundhara. This is essentially where the trek starts. On this day, trekkers can feast their eyes on the 400-feet waterfall of Vasundhara, the beautiful birch forests of Laxmiban and the view of Balakun, where two massive glaciers converge. On Day 2, the green forested surroundings transform into formidable ridge walks over glacial moraines of Dhano Glacier.

The landscape is a beautiful mash-up of glacial ice and green patches of grassland. Some of the best varieties of alpine flowers can be seen here. The campsite of Chakratirtha has a beautiful view of the upper Satopanth glacier, with the Swaragrohini and Chaukhamba ranges towering in the background. On Day 3, the walk to Satopanth Lake is a charming ridge walk. The lake remains hidden till the very last moment of contact. This triangular lake has a perimeter of over 1 km and is of a soothing evergreen colour. A trek a few kilometres above the lake is suggested to get a better perspective of the Satopanth Glacier. Before you start the trek, obtain inner line permits from the Forest Department in Joshimath. It is wise to hire a local guide for this trek. Guides are available in Joshimath, Badrinath and Mana. The trek is 40 km (approximately) long. The weather conditions and the gradient make the trek more difficult than it may appear. Food provisions and sleeping arrangements need to be taken along. If you are not too sure of doing a trek on your own, we have alternatives you can try. Here is what our co-founder Sandhya Uc thinks would be a good alternative. “Gaumukh Tapovan trek would provide you the mountain views, the terrain you are looking for on the Satopanth trek. It is also done in similar season. The only thing Gaumukh Tapovan would fall short of is the altitude and difficulty level of this trek.

Why This trek
The mythical lake trek route to Satopanth Tal encompasses the flavor of high altitude feature, walking on boulder, moraine, glacier and knife edge ridge are enthralling. Captivating peak views are hard to believe. This triangular shaped glacial lake lies above 14000 ft, hidden inside the ridge believed to be the “the road to truth” (Satya Ki Pantha) . The Panch Pandavas of epic Mahabharata took this difficult trail to try to reach the heaven. At different places on the trail, the legends still live, and the names bear the resemblance of the myth. Towering Chaukhamba ridge looms over the lake along with the Neelkanth, Balakun, Parvati and other peaks. Many people believe that the Trimoortis, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshswar, take bathe in the lake in an auspicious day. Adventurous local people and Sadhus visit this lake in the monsoon for pilgrimage..

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Risikesh to Badrinath
  • Day 02 : Badrinath to Jhamtoli/ Laxmi Van
  • Day 03 : Laxmi Van to Chakratirtha
  • Day 04 : Chakratirtha to Satopanth and Back to Chakratirtha
  • Day 05 :Chakratirtha to Badrinath
  • Day 06 : Badrinath to Risikesh


  • Veg Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner
  • Tents(Quad/Triple)
  • Gears: Micro Spikes and Gaiters according to the conditions
  • Convenience in Home stay/Hotels (Quad/Triple/)
  • Experienced and Qualified Guides
  • Forest permits
  • Clinical offices - First Aid Kits, Oxymeter, portable oxygen cylinders
  • Clean Camps and Hotels


Day 01 : Risikesh to Badrinath

Stay - Hotel

Drive from risikesh to badrinath it takes 11 hours (around 310 km)- Since a day 1 is going to start from the high altitude thus bring up a proud feeling in you and of course a buffer is a must. Fly your day as you dream for Rest enjoy that night, have fun and make yourself prepare for the next long trek ahead.

Day 02 : Badrinath to Jhamtoli/ Laxmi Van



Stay- camps

After having breakfast , we will further leave for Mana village, which is 3 km from Badrinath and the last village of India, we will start our trek from there to Jhamtoli

Day 03 : Laxmi Van to Chakratirtha

Jhamtoli- Chakratirtha


Stay- Camps

We begun to trek up to laximan and Theron to shatrdhaara after having lunch and take some rest we ll move further to Chakratirtha campsite

Day 04 : Chakratirtha to Satopanth and Back to Chakratirtha

Trek 10Km

Stay- Camps

This can be a quite long day but when you begin it will be worth going. It covers the distance of total around 10 km and thus may require almost 10 hours. The entire journey is a package of jaw-dropping view. Pretty mountains, beautiful scenarios are the best here to turn your fall in love with it. Trek on the grassland here and see the magic of surroundings yourself.

Day 05 : Chakratirtha to Badrinath

Trek- 14km

It’s the final day of your journey. It is a 14 km trek or says a way to back to the normal life. From here you can travel to the half distance or may opt for the van from Mana village. Just have fun, make your journey worth remembering because every moment is going to be the best phase of your life. Camp and enjoy looking into the stars above who are going to shine bright for you. Enjoy the born fire, play music, dance your heart out, eat the best local food, explore every pretty thing that you miss on the way of your tiring regular busy schedule. Pamper yourself, give yourself a kick to do better everyday because the trek is going to help you increase your inner confidence.

Day 06 : Badrinath to Risikesh

Early morning departure from badrinath to risikesh .it takes 10 hours The journey can be tough but it is worth taking a risk. Every moment is worth cherishing. Thus, believe in yourself, take a break from your busy schedule and make yourself proud because, in the end, you are going to achieve it.


  • Anything not mention in inclusion
  • Food during Transportation
  • Any sort of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blockage and Landslides
  • Mule/porter charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation if there should arise situation of emergency

How to Reach

At first, you have to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC crew will deal with your further itinerary.
1. Take Cab/Bus/Train to reach Rishikesh
2. We generally suggest going for the govt. Transports over the private ones outside the bus stop as founded on the experience we have observed that there are exceptionally high possibilities of delay to reach destination and charges are a bit high . Likewise, govt. Transports are more trustworthy. Whichever transport you take, simply try to arrive at Rishikesh to at least by 05:30 am
first you need to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC will deal with your further itinerary.
3. Take flight to Dehradun air terminal (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), In case you are coming by flight, come one day ahead of schedule.
After morning tea move further to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way) Reach Rishikesh by 6:30 pm Drop off point is Roadways Bus station Plan your further travel after 7:00 pm.



Cancellation and refund policy

Cancelling a trek/tour in himalayas is like a real pain when you have been planning of it since a long time. So to make it more convenient for the trekkers we introduce easy cancellation policy. This Policy is effective only as per your booking date.

1. If you are cancelling your trek prior 15 days from your trek date, then we provide you with the FULL REFUND.

2. If you are cancelling your trek within 15 days from your trek date, then there will be NO REFUND.

3. If you want to change the date of your trek, then it should only be done before 20 days from your trek date.

4. THC holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

5. If we cancel/postpone our trek on the day of departure due to uncertain natural calamity or circumstances I( landslide, heavy rain ) in that case your total amount that you paid prior would be refunded within 3 working days.


As per the Hindu legends amd Mythology, the Tridevas or the three devas, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha (Shiva) interceded on the sides of this lake. It is accepted that during each Ekadashi the trinities take a blessed dunk in the water of Satopanth Lake. The Hindus accept that washing up in the Saptopanth Lake on the eleventh day of the sun based and lunar fortnights is viewed as favorable. Local people likewise accept that some extraordinary sort of birds are viewed as here, what get the contaminations of the lake and in this way keeping the lake clean. These birds are not found elsewhere. The nearby conviction is that they are the Gandharvas perdue, who watches the lake against wrongs. The Hindus accept that Goddess Lakshmi and her significant other Narayan enjoyed a compensation at Lakshmi Van and Chakratirtha.


Satopanth Tal is not just a holy place but one of the trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. Trekking in Satopanth Glacier is said to be difficult as one has to pass through the rugged Himalayan terrains, slopes and ridges. The trek starts from the village of Mana which passes through the Vasundhara Valley. Satopanth Glacier in the backdrop of Chaukambha and Swargarohini Peaks is one of the picturesque untouched destinations.