Satopanth Expedition

Temperature

Summer : -3°C to -20°C

Duration

21 Days | 20 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Difficult

Satopanth is Gangotri Group’s Second Tallest Mountain

Satopanth stands tall at a height of 7075 meters and it is Gangotri group’s second tallest mountain which lies in remote region of Uttarakhand. In the local language meaning of Satopanth is “True Path.”

Satopanth gives you the opportunity to prepare for Mt. Everest

Satopanth stands tall at an altitude of 7075 meters and world’s highest peak Mt. Everest is at a height of 8,848 meters. Traverse this peak of Gangotri group and get experience and knowledge of high altitude.

The Challenging Trail and Fantastic Sights

On the way are glaciers with crevasses, before summit adventure is increased by sharp ridges and snow slopes. Get your equipment ready for the difficult climbs and tough sections because they are technically difficult. This place gives magnificent views of Gangotri glacier, Mt Thalay Sagar, Mt Shivling and Bhgairathi (II) (III).

Campsites 

Vasuki Tal is the base camp of this trek, before it you will camp on the wide ground of Nandanvan. Before summit there will be three camps. Camping for three weeks will give you a lifetime experience and memories.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Uttarkashi is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity- BSNL signals are available at Gangotri, ahead the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

About Satopanth

Satopanth is Gangotri Group’s Second Tallest Mountain. Is lies at a height of 7075 meters in the remote region of Uttarakhand. In the local language meaning of Satopanth is “True Path.” On the way are glaciers with crevasses, before summit adventure is increased by sharp ridges and snow slopes.

Highlights of this Trek

This place gives magnificent views of Gangotri glacier, Mt Thalay Sagar, Mt Shivling and Bhagirathi (II) (III). Campsites like Nandanvan and Vasuki Tal are great and the thrilling trail boosts the adventure 100 times.

Duration – 21 days

Best Season – May, June, September and October

Level – Difficult

Highest altitude – (7075 m)

Weather – The weather is not predicted and can change anytime but usually the Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant according to the season

Summer Temperature – (-3°C to -20°C)

Starting Point –Dehradun

Altitude Covered Per Day

1. Gangotri (3092 m)

2. Bhojbasa (3769 m)

3. Nandanvan (4337 m)

4. Vasuki Tal) (4898 m

5. Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

6. Camp 1 (5800 m)

7. Camp 2 (6200 m)

8. Satopanth peak (7075 m)

Short Details for Satopanth Expedition

Day 1: Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

Day 2: Acclimatization Day

Day 3: Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 4: Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (Base camp) (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

Day 5: Acclimatization Day

Day 6: Nandanvan to Base Camp (Vasuki Tal) (4898 m)

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

Day 8: Base Camp (Vasuki Tal) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

Day 9: Acclimatization Day

Day 10: Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1 and return

Day 11: Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5800 m)

Day 12: Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 and return

Day 13: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6200 m)

Day 14: Camp 2 to Satopanth peak (7075 m) and return to camp 2

Day 15: Reserve Day for summit climb

Day 16: Descent from Camp 2 to Camp 1

Day 17: Camp 1 to Base Camp via ABC

Day 18: Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) to Nandanvan

Day 19: Nandanvan to Chirbasa

Day 20: Chirbasa to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi

Day 21: Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Satopanth Expedition Details Itinerary

Day 01- Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m) (245 km) (10/12 hours)

Meet us at Dehradun Railway Station and then drive towards Uttarkashi to reach Gangotri. The journey will be along the banks of River Ganga. On the way visit Gangnani; hot spring. Pass through lush green forests and get the views of Great Himalayas and Harsil.

Reach Gangotri, which is famous for a holy pilgrimage. Go to a hotel rest there for some time and then explore this place on your own. Ganga Aarti is very famous here don’t miss to attend that.

Day 02- Acclimatization Day

Today go to nearby places like Panadavas cave. Get yourself prepared for the upcoming days. After your hike and exploring places come back to the hotel.

Day 03- Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

Start the trek from market and pass through forests section and boulder zone to reach Chirbasa. From here you can have glance of Gomukh glacier and Bhagirathi group of peaks. Now, head towards Bhojbasa the path is wide the trail will take you through some landslide prone areas.

En route relish the views of Mt. Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks. As you go higher the trail becomes barren and rocky. Bhojbasa campsite is barren but offers clear and spectacular views. Enjoy the scenic views then dinner and overnight stay is in tents.

Day 04- Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (Base camp) (4337 m) via Gomukh (3890 m)

First reach Tapovan, it is famous for its wide grasslands, it is 2 hours away from Gomukh. Ascending is steep but when you reach there the views are striking.Climb the first ridge of Tapovan and cross Akash Ganga before Gangotri Glacier.

Find a route to descent and make sure it is safe. Glacier has thick ice, boulders and broken rocks, the ice remains slippery so trekking on it becomes difficult.

After the descent start the 100 metre climb to Nandanvan through landslide prone region. Reach the base of Bhagirathi massif and the Nandanvan meadow, you would be surprised by the clear views of Mt. Meru, Kedar Dome and Mt. Shivling. The meadow is windy, setup your tents and retire for the night.

Day 05- Acclimatization Day

Go on a hike today, return before lunch and rest for the day.

Day 06- Nandanvan to Base Camp (Vasuki Tal) (4898 m)

The trail to Vasuki Tal from Nandanvan is rocky and ascent is going to be a long one. It is very cold here in winters and around this heavenly Lake Brahma Kamal grows in abundance.

It is said that Lord Vishnu took bath in this Lake and it is named “Vasuki Tal” because it resembles snake Vasuki of Lord Shiva which made it sacred, the sight of Chaturangi glacier is beguiling.

This Lake is in an idyllic setting as the views are heart-warming, it freezes in winters. Set your camp near this place and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 07- Acclimatization Day

Get yourself prepared for upcoming days, go on a short hike and adapt the changes. Overnight stay at Base camp (Vasuki Tal).

Day 08- Base Camp (Vasuki Tal) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

Start the trek towards ABC, cross a narrow ridge with Chaturangi glacier on left and Vasuki Parbat on right. Reach the edge of this ridge and have a glimpse of Mt. Satopanth.

Trek through the moraine region and reach ABC which lies at an altitude of 5130 meters.

Day 09- Acclimatization Day

Let your body adapt the changes, go on a hike to acclimatise. Overnight stay at ABC.

Day 10- Load Ferry from ABC to Camp 1 and return

Load Ferry today from ABC to Camp 1, fix the ropes for technical climb ahead and return to ABC.

Day 11- Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Camp 1 (5800 m)

From today the difficult climb starts, cross a glacier a rock bend very carefully. Use the ropes for ascending and reach Camp 1 which is at a height of 5800 meters.

Day 12- Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2 and return

Load Ferry from Camp 1 to Camp 2, fix ropes for the climb and return to Camp 1.

Day 13- Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6200 m)

Post breakfast start the steep climb and reach the knife ridge. With the help of fixed ropes cross this part and crossing it will take time. Ahead is a sharp part of the mountain, it is icy and Camp 2 is on a hanging glacier.

Day 14- Camp 2 to Satopanth peak (7075 m) and return to camp 2

The climb is technically difficult, attempt summit climb and return to camp 2.

Day 15- Reserve Day for summit climb

Extra Day for Summit Climb

Day 16- Descent from Camp 2 to Camp 1

Post breakfast return from Camp 2 to Camp 1

Day 17- Camp 1 to Base Camp via ABC

Start the descent from Camp 1, take a break at Advance Base Camp trek further and reach Vasuki Tal (Base Camp).

Day 18- Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) to Nandanvan

From Vasuki Tal get back to Nandanvan by descending. Setup your camps at this wide grassland and after having salubrious food retire for the night.

Day 19- Nandanvan to Chirbasa

Descent from Nandanvan to Chirbasa, the trek is long and you reach there by passing through Bhojbasa and Gomukh. Setup your camps along a river and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 20- Chirbasa to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi

Start the trek from Chirbasa to Gangotri and your expedition ends at this point. From there drive is towards Uttarkashi. Reach there and arrangements will be made in a hotel.

Day 21- Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Post breakfast at the hotel leave for Dehradun.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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