Satopanth Lake is a crystal-clear green water lake located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The trek to Satopanth Lake starts from the first Indian village Mana. This lake is situated at an elevation of 4600 meters above sea level and this beautiful lake is surrounded by snow-covered peaks.
Satopanth Tal is a high-altitude lake located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, nearby Badrinath Dham. The approximate distance of the lake from Mana village is 7 km. Every year, hundreds of trekkers visit this lake, the trek is full of adventure and peace. For adventure lovers, photographers and nature lovers, Satopanth Trek and Lake is a dream destination.
Satopanth also has religious importance and it is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. Satopanth glacier trek offers beautiful and majestic views of the great Himalayas.
Below are the Satopanth Lake trekking guide, trek updates and Satopanth travel tips.
It is believed that trimurtis(triple deity of divinity in Hinduism) Brahma, Vishnu and Meshwara meditated on the three corners of this holy lake.
Other facts tell us that at the end of Mahabharata, the mighty Pandavas started their journey to Swargarohini through the route of this route. The trek starts from Mana village, which is a border village nearby Badrinath.
In between the journey one by one, each Pandavas died and at Satopanth Bheema the middle brother among the Pandavas died at this holy place Satopanth.
The trek to Satopanth Lake is one of the beautiful trails in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Once you cross Mana village after 3 Km you will reach Vasudhara Falls, then Sahastradhara which has more than 100 waterfalls can be spotted on the trail.
Further, you will reach Lakshami van forest and Chakratirtha meadow, which are the best locations in between the trek.
Satopanth trail Information
Satopanth tal trek journey can be completed in 4 days from Badrinath to Mana. The trail can be divided as:
Badrinath to Lakshami van via Mana village and Vasudhara falls
Lakshami van to Chakrateertha
Chakrateertha to Satopanth Lake and return
Chakrateertha to Badrinath back
So the journey from Badrinath to Satopanth and return is approx 4 days journey.
Best Season to visit Satopanth Tal Trek
If you want to do Satopanth trek then the best time to visit the trek is in the month of May to Mid-July and September to October.
In the month of mid-July, you get to see the beautiful green meadows, beautiful wildflowers and crystal clear Satopanth Tal.
If you are visiting Satopanth Tal after the monsoon season, you will see the aggressive form of the Alaknanda River and the graceful Vasudhara waterfalls joining the Alaknanda.