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30°44'37.8"N 79°21'25.0"E

Satopanth Lake Trek

Satopanth Tal is a crystal clear green water, the triangular lake at an elevation of 4600 meters above sea level and is adorned in the midst of the snow shrouded peaks.
  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 Days
  • 43 KM
  • 14,258 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 22450
    $ 310*
    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Base Camp

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    Mana, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.



  • Witness the alluring green lake at a staggering elevation of 14,260 feet.
  • The trail passes through Mana, the last village in the Indo-Tibet border.
  • Satopanth Lake assures you picturesque and tranquil views of the mighty Himalayas.


Close to the hustle-bustle of the holy city of Badrinath lies a secluded, untouched glacial lake referred to as Satopanth. Hidden amidst the most marvelous levels of the Garhwal region, this shiny green lake exudes grace and serenity. It makes for a perfect detour from a pilgrimage to Badrinath. Although positioned simply 22 km from the famous Badrinath, the path has numerous hidden treasures. The short distance of Satopanth Lake Trek is nicely-compensated with a frequent change in scenery.

On Day 1, one passes the final Indian village, Mana, and enters the green valley of Vasundhara. This is basically wherein the trek begins. At the moment, trekkers can banquet their eyes on the 400-toes waterfall of Vasundhara, the stunning birch forests of Laxmiban, and the view of Balakun, wherein two huge glaciers converge.

On Day 2, the inexperienced forested surroundings rework into bold ridge walks over glacial moraines of Dhano Glacier. The panorama is a lovely mash-up of glacial ice and green patches of grassland. Some of the excellent sorts of alpine flowers can be visible right here. The campsite of Chakratirtha has a beautiful view of the top Satopanth glacier, with the Swaragrohini and Chaukhamba tiers towering inside the historical past.

On Day 3, the walk to Satopanth Lake is a fascinating ridge stroll. The lake stays hidden until the final moment of touch. This triangular lake has a fringe of over 1 km and is of a calming evergreen colour. A trek of a few kilometres above the lake is suggested to get a higher altitude of the Satopanth Glacier.

Satopanth Lake Trek height or elevation is encircled around 14,260 feet. It demands around 6 days to comfortably complete the trek. Trekmunk as a Satopanth LakeTrek Organizer will surely make your journey exciting. Satopanth LakeTrek costs are around 22,450 INR which will cover all the inclusions cost for a fixed departure.

Best time to visit Satopanth Lake Trek

Summer (May, June): Weather remains mild and pleasing during the day time, while the nights are relatively chilly in comparison.

Autumn (September, October): It is the best time to go trekking as this is the time when there is an onset of snowfall and landscapes start looking charming. If planning to visit during the autumn season, one should do the booking in advance as there are very fewer arrangement options.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

This will be the first day on this trek. We will drive from Dehradun to Mana. Reach Mana promptly on the day. This is the last town inside the Indian fringe. After the check of the license, we will proceed with lunch. Post lunch, you can roam around and get acclimatized at this high altitude.

During the evening, a few activities will be arranged in order to increase the interaction between the trekkers. Trekking is a team activity and in order to reach the summit, it is very important to climb together. You will certainly light up in the hues of the place, welcoming strangers to become a part of your life. Dinner will be served at night. Overnight stay will be set up. This will mark the end of the first day of the trek.

Accommodation : Homestay/Hotel
Time Taken : 12 - 14 hours
Altitude : 10,500 ft.
Distance : 350 km

We will start the journey from Mana to Laxmiban on day 2. In a brief time from Mana, you'll pass Saraswati sanctuary. From here, the angle of the path turns out to be progressively steep. Keep on strolling with the Alaknanda River streaming beneath you. The valley is unbelievably green during a storm. Around 2 after 3 hours, you'll start to hear the sound of water plunging down from 400 ft. Before long, Vasundhara Falls will come into focus. This cascade is known for its deductively demonstrated therapeutic worth.
As you abandon the falls, track through the rich birch woods of Laxmiban. The valley opens up into two as you stand up to a great mass of Balakun before you. After around 4 km of moraine walk, you'll run over the campground of Laxmiban to your left side.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 12,000 ft.

The present trek is short, yet beautiful, as you enter the Satopanth Valley. The path is spotted with green fixes in the immense terminal moraine of the Dhano Glacier. Keep your eyes open for not many of the most lovely high height snow-capped blossoms here.

Catch the principal perspective on the acclaimed three pinnacles of Bhagirathi from the Satopanth Valley. The climate here can change radically post early afternoon. Move up the precarious edge of Sahashradhara to Chakratirtha outdoor grounds, which is just a kilometre away. From the campground, lounge in the excellent perspective on the west substance of Mt. Neelkanth.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 13,658 ft.
Distance : 9.5 km

On the off chance that you thought the past night's perspectives were extraordinary, prepare yourself for a stunning perspective promptly in the first part of the day. With the Neelkanth, Satopanth and Parvati tops to your left side, the Chaukhamba top in the inside and the Balakun extend to your right side, it is anything but a sight you will overlook soon. Remembering that image, set yourself up for a troublesome day of trekking. Take the path that wanders through a labyrinth of rocks and moraine. The sound of torrential slides thunder all through the valley. The course is precarious. A capable guide can assist you in finding the most appropriate course ahead. The last 2 km of the path have free soil over the chilly moraine. This stretch is additionally misleading with a few soak slants. As you arrive at the highest point of the edge, get your first perspective on the triangular lake. There is a little room built as an impermanent safe house here. A neighbourhood sage, Mauni Baba, is known to live near the lake.
From the lake, the perspectives are terrific. Towards the left half of Chaukhamba is Satopanth. Cross this and one can associate with the icefield of Panpatia Col and trek right till Kedarnath. The five km return trek to Chakratirtha should be possible quickly in several hours. One can likewise trek down to Laximban if time grants.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 14,258 ft. at lake
Distance : 8 km

Retrace the same trail back to Mana, and depart for Badrinath. We will play some games, indulge in storytelling until the dinner is served. We will sleep overnight in Badrinath.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,500 ft.
Distance : 17.5 km

This happens to be the last day of this breathtaking elegant trek to Satopanth Lake trek. On this day, you will drive back to Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun by 6 or 7 pm.  You can plan your onward journey from here.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Not included
Time Taken : 12-14 hours
Distance : 350 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Dehradun, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Dehradun after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.

How to reach Satopanth Lake Trek Base camp (Mana, Badrinath) :

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport. You will have to take a private cab from the airport to Badrinath or Mana or you can take a bus to Govindghat from the bus stand which starts early in the morning.

By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun. You will have to take a private cab from the airport to Badrinath/Mana or you can take a bus to Govindghat from the bus stand which starts early in the morning.

By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses. You will have to take a private cab from the airport to Badrinath/Mana or you can take a bus to Govindghat from the bus stand which starts early in the morning.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety


  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 

Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.


  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food and Accommodation in Dehradun: Food and Stay in Dehradun is not included in the package. 
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Mana and Mana to Dehradun is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:

1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

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3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.

4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow:

2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 

3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.

4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: 

5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.

7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 

8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.

9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.

12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.

13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.


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