13 Days 12 Nights
According to the legends, Pandavas took this route while their ascent to heaven. Only Yudhishthira (one Pandavas) and a dog were able to reach heaven. All the other Pandavas died on the way.
As per legends belief, Swargarohini is the only path from where one Can Reach Heaven in Human form.
Satopanth, the sacred lake lies Chaukhamba massifs. It believed that Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh took a bath in the waters of this Lake, so it is considered holy and pure.
Devotees believe that a holy dip in Satopanth Lake will wash away so every year thousands of people visit this place.
Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Haridwar Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Today start your journey with team Himalayan Hikers from Haridwar,
The drive to Joshimath is 10/11 hours long, along the sacred rivers – Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga. Devprayag is en route at the confluence of river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. This is beautiful place
The journey won’t get boring because there are sudden changes in the scenery as you go further.
Reach Joshimath base camp , relax in a hotel, in the evening you can explore nearby areas. Get back, have dinner and enjoy comfortable stay in the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Badrinath – check –in hotel explore day at Badrinath join evening arti darshan – dinner overnight stay hotel.
Post breakfast the drive is towards the last village Mana, trek starts from there. After a short trek you will get the sight of Vasudhara falls which lies opposite Alaknanda River’s bank. Ascent gradually till Somtoli meadows and cross landslide prone area, now shepherd huts are visible.
Go through boulder zone to reach the campsite, there are Bhojpatra trees in abundance. The surroundings are beautiful with sight of Alkapuri glacier which lies on the opposite side. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
The trek is challenging today, head from Laxmi Van towards Chakrateerth. The ascent is sheer through scree and boulders to “Sahastradhara” which means “Thousand waterfalls”. After you climb up the valley this place offer views of Chaukhamba peaks, Balakun and Neelkanth.
Ahead cross a narrow stream and walk on the levelled ground. Now, start the steep climb, now a short trek will lead you to Chakrateerth campsite. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Start the trek early today because you will be crossing some tricky sections on the trail. Ascent to the ridge’s high point and trek along the glacier to reach serene triangular “Satopanth Lake”. Get impressive views of Chaukhamba peaks and Neelkanth Mahadev.
The surroundings are beautiful, explore and relax there for some time. Setup your tents there and retire for the night.
Wake up and witness the Chaukhamba peaks turning golden at the time of sunrise. After breakfast start the trek towards Chandrakund and see some rooms made of stones where saints live permanently.
The trail gets narrow and on one side is crevassed Satopanth glacier and on other side is the barren land. Walk very carefully while crossing this region because a single mistake can be very dangerous.
Reach Chandartal, it is a small Lake where the water level increases and decreases from time to time. It is believed that Lord Chandrama meditated here and at the day of Purnima (full moon night) this Lake remains full of water.
Start the day early and head towards Suryakund, walk on the edge of mountain, go through the moraine area and boulder zone. Get the clear view of entire Chaukhamba peaks and Kuber Parvat. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Today go for short hikes, explore the area and rest for the day. Enjoy the night here.
From Suryakund to Swargarohini Glacier, it is a steep incline and on the way are crevasses. The trek through boulder and moraine area is a tough one but the excellent and close views of high peaks are totally rewarding.
Reach the Swargarohini Glacier, above lies Swargarohini peaks “Char Singh” “Way to Heaven”. From here 3 steps of stairs are, they are believed to be total 7 but all of them are not visible due to the clouds.
This glacier is less crevassed and is in better condition than the other glaciers. Setup your camps in a suitable place, have food and retire for the night.
After breakfast follow the same route and get back to this mystical Lake. Satopanth Tal overnight stay camp.
Get back to Laxmivan via Chakrateerth, descending takes less time but be careful while the descent because some sections are tricky.
Reach Laxmi Van, setup your camps, have sumptuous food after this tiring trek and retire for the night.
Descent towards Mana village and you can reach there in 3 hours. From Mana the drive is towards Badrinath, arrangements will be made in a hotel there. Evening going to Badrinath ji darshan
Post breakfast leave for Dehradun, have your lunch en route and reach there in the evening. 8 pm