6 Days Trekking tour itinerary for india: Do Satopanth Tal-Swargarohini Trek In Garhwal Himalayas
Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Badrinath
Trek to the triangular Satopanth Tal (lake) amidst beautiful glaciers on this private guided trek. Discover several hidden treasures along the trail and witness the frequent change in scenery as you go on.
Rishikesh - Badrinath
Drive to Badrinath. (10-hour drive)
Stay overnight at Badrinath.
Badrinath - Mana – Laxmiban
Reach Mana early in the day. This is the last village within the Indian border.
Get your permits checked and proceed with the trek.
Head in the direction of Vasundhara Falls.
Pass Saraswati temple. From here, the gradient of the trail becomes increasingly steep.
Continue to walk with the Alaknanda River flowing below you. The valley is incredibly green during monsoon. Around 2-3 hours later, begin to hear the sound of water plunging down from 400 ft.
Reach Vasundhara Fall, which is known for its scientifically-proven medicinal value.
Tread through the rich birch forests of Laxmiban.
Take a 4 km of moraine walk and reach the campsite of Laxmiban. (5-6 hours)
Laxmiban – Chakratirtha
Enter the Satopanth Valley. The trail is dotted with green patches in the middle of vast terminal moraine of the Dhano Glacier.
Keep your eyes open for few of the most beautiful high altitude alpine flowers here.
Catch the first view of the famous three peaks of Bhagirathi from the Satopanth Valley.
Climb up the steep ridge of Sahashradhara to Chakratirtha camping grounds, which is only a kilometre away.
Bask in the beautiful view of the west face of Mt. Neelkanth. (6 hours)
Chakrateeratha to Satopanth Tal - Chakrateertha
Revel in the sight of Neelkanth, Satopanth and Parvati peaks on your left, the Chaukhamba peak in the centre and the Balakun range on your right.
Prepare yourself for a difficult day of trekking.
Take the trail that meanders through a maze of boulders and moraine. The sound of avalanches perpetually rumbles throughout the valley. The last 2 km of the trail has loose soil over glacial moraine.
Reach the top of the ridge and catch your first view of the triangular lake. There is a small room constructed as a temporary shelter here. A local sage, Mauni Baba, is known to live near the lake. From the lake, the views are spectacular.
Cross Satopanth Col and connect with the icefield of Panpatia.
Trek till Kedarnath.
Do a return trek to Chakratirtha.
Trek down to Laximban if time permits (6 hours).
Satopanth lake to Lakshmi Van
Start your descent and set up the 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.
Lakshmi Van to Badrinath
Trek all the way back to Mana village. From Mana, Badrinath is 3 km away and if you prefer, you can get accommodation at Badrinath or head to Joshimath and stay overnight there.
Accommodation (Guesthouse, Camping).
All Meals while on the trek (vegetarian)
Permits and Forest permission.
First aid medical kit.
Qualified and experienced trek Leader, local tour guide and support staff.
All transportation during the trek program.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage (cost extra 250 per day per bag).
Meals during travelling.
Terms and Conditions-
Advance payment 50% of total trek/tour program cost for booking confirmation.
The itinerary can be altered or changed in case of any natural calamity or anything beyond our control.
Fitness level needed: Above Average. (Regular exercise or sports)
Best time: Mid May- September.
Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun, Badrinath
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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