Satopanth is a secluded and untouched lake that lies close to the hustle-bustle of the holy town of Badrinath 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.
  • Total Duration of the Trek:  06N/07D
  • Trek Difficulty: Medium to Difficulty
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Badrinath
  • Highest Point:  16000 ft.
  • Best time: September I October I November

Per Person Cost

₹17,900.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments, Transfers. Excludes GST of 5%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Joshimath

Joshimath being one of the major pilgrimage centre in this part of the country can be easily accessed from Rishikesh and Delhi. Regular Buses and Private Taxis Ply between Rishikesh and Joshimath.

Day 2: Joshimath – Badrinath -Jhamtoli - Laxmivan (Trek 8 km)

Today, after having wholesome breakfast, we will drive towards the village of Mana. From this point, our trek begins in the direction of the Jhamtoli & Laxmi van beside the falls of Vasundhara. The Laxmi Van is a gorgeous campsite located in stunning surrounds with the fabulous Alkapuri Glacier sited on the opposite side. We will be staying overnight in the tents.

Day 3: Jhamtoli – Chakarthirtha (Trek 10 km)

Today, on day 3 trek in the direction of Chakrateerth. Start ascending and then continue the trail beside the gorgeous waterfalls known as Sahasradhara which means 'Thousand Waterfalls'. Continue you walk further ahead and hike over the boulders on the way of the trail.Stay over at Chakartirtha.

Day 4: Chakarthirtha – Satopanth lake (Trek 6 Km)

Day 4 begin your trail early in the morning.Start with ascending to the pinnacle of the ridge. From this point, take the hike along the glacier on the way to reach Satopanth Lake. After spending some time exploring the fabulous surrounds and relaxing near the lakeside, set up camps nearby Lake.

Day 5: Satopanth lake – Laxmivan (Trek 4 km)

Day 5 start your trek from Satopanth to Laxmivan which is reasonably an easy gradient with a cautious approach. Stay overnight in the tents.

Day 6: Laxmivan – Badrinath - Joshimath (Trek 8km)

Start early and head over to badrinath and then further to Joshimath. Tour Ends Here.

FAQ's

  • Important Points to be Read Carefully


  • Backpack offloading: Eccentric Travels expects trekkers to carry their own backpacks -- which contains clothes, warm gears, toilet kits etc. Camping gears like tents/sleeping bags is carried by Eccentric support team. If for some reason you do not want to carry your backpack, you can offload the same by paying an additional charge.Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges vary for offloading on arrival at the base camp. Also, offloading on arrival may be refused if sufficient man/animal power is not available. Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags are allowed for offloading.

    1- This Trek is an high altitude expedition and involves risk. Each individual will have to sign an indemnity form before joining the expedition.

    2- Every Traveller bears the responsibility of carrying his/her Luggage. There is no personal porter assigned to carry your luggage. However if you wish to add a porter to your itinerary a charge of 400 / per day per porter will be levied.

    3- Since the treks take you to most arduous regions of the country, please keep in mind that you will not be provided with luxury facilities. Though we promise to keep everything hygienic , but a luxury cannot be promised at our ends.

    4- Since its a high altitude expedition , you will not have access to Hot water for bathing and washing your organs on trek days. Due to low availability of wood its practically impossible to provide you hot water for such purpose. Since it will be cold during trek days, you would be provided with hot water to drink.

    5-Please note, due to lack of huge accommodation issues in these regions there may be times that we accommodate 3 people in one room.

    6- Once you agree to join the expedition, discipline is must and you will have to agree to the rules and regulation set by Eccentric Travels private Limited. Any behaviour which leads to delay or non agreement can lead to termination of traveller.

    7-Group discount is a company policy and can result to different pricing for different travellers. Though the pricing difference is marginal. Eccentric Travel’s private limited has full right to offer discounted pricing to travellers coming in group and to fill up the seats at the last minute. Any kind of discussion on this matter will not be undertaken and will not be justified.

    8-There may be delays in food at times because of the movable camps and logic that the support staff walks with you to the next campsite. Please make up your mind for the same.

    9- The Trek does not include any road transfer to/from Joshimath to/from your place of origin.

    10- The food provided to you is veg + egg during all days of trek. The meals are designed to provide you with enough nutrition for the trek. Hygiene is a priority and will not be compromised with, however the taste is subjective. Please also note that there may be times you are provided with Rice in two meals simultaneously. Bear with it. It is because of the arduous conditions and not because of our incapabilities.

    11- Bonfire at this altitude feels a necessity. However the more higher you ascend the lesser the availability of wood. Above 9000 ft. the tree line ends and all you have is grass and shrubs. Bonfire will be subject to availability of wood and permits from the local authorities.

    12- Emergency during trek: In a trek a medical emergency or any other emergency may arise. If for any reason you are sent down from the trek then Eccentric Travels will make arrangements for your return to the base camp or nearest road head. A staff will accompany you. He may not be a trained personnel.

    Evacuation or dealing with emergencies is extremely difficult in the mountains. It is time consuming as well. A normal trek of 2 hours may take 6 hours in an emergency (a sick person is not easy to evacuate). Doctors do not go along with a team. Doctors are not available at the base camp or nearest road head either. Eccentric Travels trek leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. However, they are not doctors.

    Registering for this trek is an understanding that you have read up on the difficulties of high altitude trekking and understand the risks. You have also understood what AMS, HAPE and HACE are. You have taken efforts to educate yourself and you are in a position to manage your own altitude related emergency.

  • FAQ's


  • Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs
    Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

    Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered?
    The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 16000 ft. (Satopant lake)

    Question 3 - What Palaces are spotted during the trek?
     
    Satopanth Glacier, Bhagirath Kharak Glacier, Alakapuri

    Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation At higher altitudes??
     
    The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatisation days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

    Question 5 -How do I Reach Joshimath
    ?


    Joshimath being one of the major pilgrimage centre in this part of the country can be easily accessed from Rishikesh and Delhi. Regular Buses and Private Taxis Ply between Rishikesh and Joshimath.

    Question 6 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment?

    Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal. 

    Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

    Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

    Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

    It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

    Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

    We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Satellite town.

    Question 9-Are solo female travellers safe on Himalayan treks? 

    We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian Himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

    Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking? 

    What communication options exist while trekking?It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

    Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers

  • a) Accommodation in Tents during the Trek.
    b) 2 Night Accommodation in Joshimath .
    c) 3 Meals during the Days of Trek (Veg Meals).
    d) 1 Meal on the arrival at Joshimath on Day 1
    e) 1 Meal on the arrival on Joshimath on Day 6
    f) First Aid+Medical Kit+ Oxygen cylinder during the Trek.
    g) A Certified Mountaineering guide throughout the trek.
    h) Support Staff including Trek leader + Kitchen Staff + (Mules + Porter)* to Carry the Kitchen and Trek Equipments.
    i) Trek Equipments(Sleeping bags+ Tents + Sleeping Mats) for the trek
    j) Road Transfer from Joshimath to Badrinath and Badrinath to Joshimath.
    k) Permits Required for the Trek.

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indian Travellers


  • a) Any rescue service expenses.
    b) Any Porter for Personal Luggage for Travellers
    c) Any Meals during the Road Transfers from Joshimath to Badrinath and back.
    d) Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 7 of Arrival and Departure at Joshimath.
    e) Accompanied paramedic/ doctor.
    f) Any personnel expenses like, personal Trekking gears, drinks, bar & beverages, laundry, telephone, tips, donations, video camera fees, room service, and anything which is not included in the above.
    g) Any Cost of Personal Clothing.
    h) Any cost arising out of Political Turmoil, Natural Disaster or Administrative Decision which are not under the control of Eccentric Travels will have to be borne by the traveller.
    i) GST of 5% as per updated Govt Regulations.
    j) Cost of Bottled water during the expedition.

  • Important Point related to transport


  • Transport from Rishikesh to Joshimath and the return can be arranged by us at an extra cost. It will cost Rs.7,500 per Tata Sumo one way. Participants are expected to share the cost of the cab. The amount is to be paid directly to our transporter. No GST is applicable on transport cost. Eccentric Travels can only arranges the vehicle pick up and is not responsible for any issues during transport. You can choose to come independently to the (Joshimath : Trek start point)

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-70% of the Full amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-100% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster and No Show

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    In case the balance payment is yet to be made from customers end, the customer would be liable to pay the remaining amount.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Riding Essentials

    1 High Quality Riding Gloves
    1 Barack Lava
    1 Pair Riding Arm Guard
    1 Pair Riding Knee Guard

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.