Saptrishi Kund Trek
Saptrishi Kund The Real Source of River Yamuna
Saptrishi Kund Trek is at an altitude of 4421 meters above the sea level and it is considered as one of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas. This glacial lake is half kilometer long, dark bluish in colour and the main source of Yamuna River. The Kund is fed by Champasar glacier and it surrounded by rocky glaciers.
Virgin Trails in the Himalayas
As the trail is challenging so they remain least crowded and very few trekkers have explored the region. It is for those enthusiasts who are looking to take up the challenges and look forward for higher Himalayan treks and expeditions. The trails are rarely touched so the beauty is under explored and unaffected.
The most amazing thing about the surroundings of this lake are rock strewn glaciers, Brahma Kamal’s and natural slate stones found on the banks.
Go through the dense forests, meadows and high ridges which offers fascinating views of the unnamed long stretched alpine meadows and majestic Bandarpoonch peak with other snow-capped mountains.
Saptrishi Lake is considered sacred because in ancient times, 7 sages named Rishi Kashyap, Atri, Gautama, Viswamitra, Bharadwaj, Vasistha and Jamadagni performed penance here.
Yamunotri temple, one of Char Dham’s is the main attraction on this trek. Beside the temple are many hot water springs, the prominent one is Surya Kund. Pilgrims cook rice and potatoes in the hot water spring and keep it as ‘Prashad’.
Key Points of Saptrishi Kund Trek
- Level is Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Trek Fee: Rs.8000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 5 Days
Best Time:May, June, Sep and Oct
Summer Temperature: (2°C to 5°C) (5°C to 8°C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1- Dehradun to Hanuman Chatti (175 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 2 – Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri (13 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 3 – Yamunotri to Saptrishi Kund (4421 m) and back (7 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 4 – Yamunotri to Hanuman Chatti (13 km) (4 hours)
Day 5 – Hanuman Chatti to Dehradun (175 km) (5/6 hours)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌ On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌ Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Hanuman Chatti (2400 m) (175 km) (5/6 hours)
Vehicles will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am. The drive is towards Hanuman Chatti which is situated on the confluence of Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga rivers.
It is 13 km away from Yamunotri and has accommodation facilities. Reach there in 5 to 6 hours and the arrangements will be made in a hotel.
Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri (3293 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)
Post breakfast start the trek to Yamunotri through Banas, Phool Chatti and Jan Ki Chatti. Yamunotri at an altitude of 3293 m is one of the Char Dhams which is of great significance to Hindus.
It is the source of River Yamuna and the temple lies in a steep valley offering majestic views of Bandarpoonch peak. Before entering this temple are hot water kunds, there devotees cook rice and a rinse of the sins.
After a 13 km long trek, rest in a guest house and retire for the night.
Yamunotri to Saptrishi Kund (4421 m) and back (7 km) (6/7 hours)
Post breakfast leave for the destination, Saptrishi Kund. It is a glacial lake which is River Yamuna’s main source, lying high above the temple on Kalinda Parvat.
The trek is a steep one and the gradient is difficult. Cross the difficult sections and from the top of high ridges get fascinating views of the unnamed long stretched alpine meadows.
Holy Saptrishi Lake lies amid rocky glaciers and is dark bluish in color. It is fed by the melting water of glaciers around. The beautiful thing about the surroundings of this lake are Brahma Kamal’s and natural slate stones found on the banks.
It is considered sacred because in ancient times 7 sages named Rishi Kashyap, Atri, Gautama, Viswamitra, Bharadwaj, Vasistha and Jamadagni performed penance here.
After spending some time in peace and successfully exploring the area, get back to Yamunotri and retire for the night.
Yamunotri to Hanuman Chatti (13 km) (4 hours)
Post breakfast descent to Hanuman Chatti, en route at Kharsali is a temple of Someshwar Devta lying near the river from Jan Ki Chatti. Visit it because it’s the oldest temple dedicated to Surya ‘Father of Yamuna’.
After 13 km of descending, rest in a hotel at Hanuman Chatti. The arrangements will be made there.
Hanuman Chatti to Dehradun (175 km) (5/6 hours)
After having breakfast leave for Dehradun and have lunch en route.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)