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
About the trek
The trek to Satopanth starts from Mana, 3 km ahead of Badrinath. Crossing the river Alakananda, we have to trek the regular trekking route to Vasudhara, the trail ascends higher and one sees Vasudhara Falls at a distance on the other bank of Alakananda
River. Then crossing a dangerous glacier, the local name of which is Dhano Glacier, one reaches Laxmivan, 5 km ahead of Vasudhara. The night stay is done at caves or tents, which is very essential on the route. Laxmiban is 13 km from Badrinath. The next day, if one starts early they can reach Chakratirth 5 km ahead, by crossing the Dhano Glacier, at mid-day. After taking a nap, one should immediately start for Sahasradara, 3 km ahead. The Satopanth Top from where Kuber Glacier, and Kuber Top is visible, is only 3 km from Sahasradhara. The back face of Mt. Nilkantha is visible from here. From here Satopanth Tal is only a 2 km trek.
Day 1 : Badrinath - Mana – Laxmiban : 03 km Drive : 07 km Trek : 5-6 Hous.
Reach Mana early in the day. This is the last village within the Indian
border. After having your permits checked, proceed with the trek and
head in the direction of Vasundhara Falls. In a short while from Mana, you’ll 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, you’ll begin to hear the sound of water plunging down from 400 ft. Soon, Vasundhara Falls will come into sight. This waterfall is known for its scientifically-proven medicinal value. As you leave the falls behind, tread through the rich birch forests of Laxmiban. The valley opens up into two as you confront an impressive wall of Balakun in front of you. After
around 4 km of moraine walk, you’ll come across the campsite of
Laxmiban on your left.
Day 2 : Laxmiban – Chakratirtha : 8.5 km : 06 Hours
From Lakshmivan we trek across the Sahastra Dhara to reach Chakrateerath. Today we’ll trek for about 8.5 Kms.
Day 3 – Chakrateerath to Satopanth Taal and Return Back to Chakrateerath:6 Km
after morning breakfast we will start our trek toward Satopanth tal. after reach satopanth we will enjoy there and evenin we will return back to chakrateerath for night stay.
Day 4 –Chakrateerath to Lakshmi Van – 8.5 km: 6 Hour
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. night stay at camp in Lakshmi Van.
Day 5 : Lakshmi Van to Badrinath : 3 km
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.
Cost - 10500 + 5% GST per person
Accommodation.(Guest house, Camping).
All Meals while on trek Veg.
Trek equipment’s. Permits & Forest Permission.
First aid medical kit.
Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage ( Cost extra 400 per Day per bag)
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes“.
Meals during travelling