Before you begin the trek, get internal line licenses from the Forest Department in Joshimath. It is wise to employ a nearby guide for this trek. Aides are accessible in Joshimath, Badrinath, and Mana. The Satopanth lake trek is 40 km (around) long. The climatic conditions and the angle make the trek more troublesome than it might show up. Sustenance attainments and dozing courses of action should be taken along.
Day 1: Reach Mana at a young hour in the day. This is the last town inside of the Indian fringe. Subsequent to having your licenses checked, continue with the trek and travel toward Vasundhara Falls.
In a brief time from Mana, you’ll pass Saraswati sanctuary. From here, the inclination of the trail turns out to be progressively steep. Keep on strolling with the Alaknanda River streaming beneath you. The valley is inconceivably green amid the storm. Around 2 after 3 hours, you’ll start to hear the sound of water diving down from 400 ft. Before long, Vasundhara Falls will come into focus. This waterfall is known for its experimentally demonstrated restorative worth.
As you desert the falls, walk through the rich birch backwoods of Laxmiban. The valley opens up into two as you stand up to a noteworthy mass of Balakun before you. After around 4 km of an elevated walk, you’ll go over the campground of Laxmiban to your left side.
Day 2: Today’s trek is short, yet grand, as you enter the Satopanth Valley. The trail is dabbed with green patches amidst unlimited terminal elevation of the Dhano Glacier. Keep your eyes open for few of the most excellent high height snow capped blossoms here.
Get the principal perspective of the well known three tops of Bhagirathi from the Satopanth Valley. The climate here can change definitely post twelve. Move up the precarious edge of Sahashradhara to Chakratirtha outdoors grounds, which is just a kilometer away. From the campground, relax in the excellent perspective of the west face of Mt. Neelkanth.
Day 3: If you thought the last night’s views were awesome, then prepare yourself for a stunning view at a young hour in the morning, with the Neelkanth, Satopanth, and Parvati tops to your left side, the Chaukhamba top in the middle and the Balakun range to your right side, it’s not a sight you’re going to overlook soon.
Remembering that marvelous views, prepare yourself up for a troublesome day of trekking. Take the trail that wanders through jumbled rocky trails. The sound of torrential slides never-ending rolls all through the valley. The course is tricky. A capable aide can help you locate the most suitable course ahead. The last 2 km of the trail have free soil over icy moraine. This stretch is attractive with several lofty grades. As you achieve the highest point, get your first view of the triangular lake.
From the lake, the views are breathtaking. Towards the left half of Chaukhamba is Satopanth Col. Cross this and one can associate with the ice field of Panpatia and trek the distance till Kedarnath.
The five km return trek to Chakratirtha should be possible quickly in two or three hours. One can likewise trek down to Laximban if time grants.
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