Satopanth Lake Trek
UTTARAKHAND is a definite mine of natural gems, SATOPANTH Tal (Lake) is one of these gems. SATOPANTH is a high altitude lake located in CHAMOLI district of UTTARAKHAND and near to BADRINATH Shrine. The lake is believed as a sacred place by the local people of MANA village, which is base camp village for SATOPANTH Lake.
Besides from religious significance SATOPANTH also become a famous trekking and camping site of UTTARAKHAND. This lake situated on the elevation of 4,600 metres (15,100 FT) above sea level and settled amidst panoramic scenery of snow-capped peaks. SATOPANTH remains frozen for almost all the time of year.
Trekkers can start their expedition from appealing frontier village MANA, 3 Km ahead of BADRINATH. This track has lot of scenic view on the way. You can see spots like VASUNDHARA Fall, LAXMIVAN, DHANO Glacier and The back face of Mt. NILKANTHA en route to SATOPANTH Lake.
SATOPANTH is a concealed and pristine lake that lies close to the hustle-bustle of the holy town of BADRINATH unseen amidst the most impressive ranges of the GARHWAL region. This bright green lake exudes elegance and serenity. It makes for a perfect detour from a pilgrimage to BADRINATH.
Although located about 22 km from the popular BADRINATH temple, the trail has various hidden treasures. The short distance of SATOPANTH Lake Trek is well-compensated with a consistent change in atmosphere.
UTTARAKHAND is a habitation of beautiful and enchanting natural lakes attracting large number of tourists. These sapphire hued lakes ideally complement the scenic landscape of verdant hills, floral meadows and snow clad Himalayan peaks. At higher altitude, glacial lakes are a frequent sight for trekkers and mountaineers.
The vast Himalayan range is an ideal place for adventurers and nature enthusiasts to explore and experience. Himalaya trekking and mountaineering in UTTARAKHAND is quite popular with several treks and expeditions taking place at higher altitudes. Summer treks are equally prominent as compared to winter treks.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to SATOPANTH Lake is RISHIKESH, which is 320kms from here.
By Road: MANA is a last village, which connects through metalled roads and base camp for SATOPANTH Lake trek that is about 18kms far. You can reach RISHIKESH from anywhere of India further you can hire cab or take shared taxi or buses from RISHIKESH towards BADRINATH via NH-58. You may have to split your journey in two parts one day from RISHIKESH to JOSHIMATH and next day JOSHIMATH to MANA due to some gate system (There is a time distributes for vehicles while travelling JOSHIMATH to MANA and you can't