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Char Dham Tour with Satopanth Lake

chardham-tour-with-satopanth-lakeSatopanth lake is triangular lake of peaceful water has a border of about half a kilometer. It is about 25 Kms from Badrinath. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar, the Hindu trinities are believed to occupy one corner each, and which are named after them. The trek is risky, but full of dramatic landscape. There is no place to rest between, apart from caves.

Char Dham with Satopanth Lake Tour Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi – Haridwar – Barkot – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Guptkashi – Kedarnath – Pipalkoti – Badrinath – Auli – Rishikesh – Delhi

Chardham Tour with Satopanth Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi – Haridwar (210 Kms. /6 hrs)
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by drive to Haridwar. After arrival at Haridwar check-in at hotel. Evening Visit Mansa Devi temple and Aarti at Har Ki Peri. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Haridwar – Barkot (205 Kms/5 – 6 hrs)
Daybreak drive to Barkot via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and en-route visit Kempty fall. Later continue drive to Barkot. On arrival Barkot Check In at Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Barkot – Yamunotri- Barkot (42 Kms and 5 Kms Trek) Each side
Morning leave for Janki Chatti via Hanuman Chatti and Fool Chatti. On arrival Janki Chatti begins trek of 06 kms for Yamunotri, On Arrive Yamunotri Holi Dip in Garam Kund, than Pooja and Darshan of Yamunotri, after Darshan and Pooja, daylight begins trek back to Janki Chatti on arrival Janki Chatti meet with driver and drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 4:Barkot – Uttarkashi (95Kms, 4 Hours Approx)
Daybreak leave for Uttarkashi, a drive of 82 kms. On the way vist Prakateshwar Cave, on arrival Uttarkashi check in at the hotel evening visit Vishwnath Temple, Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 Kms. per way)
Early first light drive to Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, as well called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and calm down for some time in the beautiful surroundings, afternoon drive to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel.

Day 6: Uttarkashi – Guptkashi (223 Kms. Drive 9 – 10 Hrs)
Morning drive to Guptkashi, en-route visit Tehri Dam and continue journey toward Guptkashi. Upon arrival in check-in at hotel. Later in the evening visit Kashi Vishwnath Temple, Ardh Narishwar Temple, Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 7: Guptakashi – Kedarnath (32 Kms Drive, 14 Kms. treks)
Morning drive to Gaurikund (32 kms drive-one way). On arrival Gaurikund start your journey on the tough Trek ahead. Stop for lunch en route at Rambara, and continue after that to arrive by late afternoon, on arrival check in to the Hotel / Guest Houses. After freshening up, perform Pooja and also Darshan at Shri Kedarnathji. In the evening also visit Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi behind the Temple. Overnight stay at the Hotel or Guest Houses.

Day 8: Kedarnath – Pipalkoti (14 Kms trek 145 kms Drive)
Early Morning Pooja and darshan at the Temple, Morning begins trek down to Gaurikund, on arrival meet with driver and leave for Pipalkoti, on arrival Pipalkoti check in at hotel for overnight stay.

char-dham-tour-with-satopanth-lakeDay 9: Pipalkoti – Badrinath (72 kms)
Break of day leave for Badrinath. On the way visit Narsingh Temple, and Adi Sankracharya Samadhi at Joshimath, than drive to Badrinath On arrival take the holy Darshan and spend time visiting Mana village the last village before the Tibetan border, Byas Gufa, Bheem Pul, Saraswati River, Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Badrinath – Laxmivan (8 kms/4-5 hrs)
From Badrinath we will drive to the village of Mana. From here the trek starts towards Laxmivan along the gorgeous falls of Vasudhara. Laxmivan is a beautiful campsite with Alkapuri glacier on the opposite side. Overnight in the tents.

Day 11: Laxivan – Chakrateerth (10 kms/7 hrs approx)
The day begins with an ascend and continues along the beautiful waterfalls called Sahasradhara which means thousand waterfalls. The trail is not obvious and lots of boulder walking is also involved. Chakrateerth is another gorgeous campsite with Himalayan peaks all around. Overnight in the tents.

Day 12: Chakrateerth – Satopanth Lake – Chakrateerth (12 kms/8 hrs approx)
An early start is requisite; as the day begins with a steep ascend which takes you to the top of the ridge. From here it's completely glacier walk to the Lake of Satopanth. This lake has a lot of mythological significance and it is considered that Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) meditate on the three corners of the lake. Later trek back to Chakrateerth. Overnight in the tents.

Day 13: Chakrateerth – Laxmivan (10 kms/4 hrs approx)
The trail down to Laxmivan is comparatively simple descend with cautious approach. Overnight in the tents.

Day 14: Laxmivan – Badrinath – Rudraprayag
The trek to Mana village is another simple descend and takes around 3 hours. From here start driving towards Rudraprayag. Arrive and check into the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 15: Rudraprayag – Rishikesh (135 Kms 7 hrs)
Morning drive to Rishikesh via Srinagar Garhwal. En-route visits the Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknada River which is called Devprayag. Than continue drive towards Rishikesh. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16: Rishikesh – Delhi (234 km)
Morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi drop you at the Airport / Railway station for onwards destination.