Satopanth Expedition

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : (-3°C to -20°C)

DURATION

21 days

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.

Trek Information

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

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

INFORMATION

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.

 

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.

 

What is the best time to go for the thrill of this trek?

May, June, September and October

 

Is this trek for Beginners?

No, this is not for beginners because of the difficult level and high altitude of this trek.

 

Altitude Covered Per Day

Gangotri (3092 m)
Bhojbasa (3769 m)
Nandanvan (4337 m)
(Vasuki Tal) (4898 m)
Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)
Camp 1 (5800 m)
Camp 2 (6200 m)
Satopanth peak (7075 m)

 

These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Note: – Cost of this trek depends on the group size.

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Short Itinerary

 

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

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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