Satopanth Expedition

Satopanth Expedition


The Satopanth Expedition is Second highest mountain in the Gangotri group in Uttarakhand India

Meaning of Satopanth in the local language is “True Path”. Satopanth Expedition is at an elevation of 7075 meters and is the second highest mountain in the Gangotri group which lies in remote region of Uttarakhand. This mountain is impressively large, catching all the attention of climbers.

The Challenges

satopanth expedition
Satopanth Expedition crevassed glaciers and the approach is difficult, the snow slopes and sharp ridges before summit boosts the adventure 100 times than any other expedition. You need technical knowledge to traverse this formidable mountain because while climbing you will need the proper equipment like ropes, ice axe, crampons etc.

Avid Trekkers Prepare Yourself for the Highest Peak Mt. Everest

The highest peak Mt. Everest is at an elevation of 8,848 meters and the height of Mt. Satopanth Expedition is 7075 meters. So you can prepare yourself by climbing this mountain to get good experience and knowledge for future.

The Surpassing Sights

You will get awestruck by the close views of Gangotri Glacier and Bhagirathi (II) (III), Mt. Thalay Sagar and Mt. Shivling.


Your base camp “Vasuki Tal” is a beautiful glacial Lake which resembles Snake Vasuki of Lord Shiva, the aura of this place is serene. The next base camp will be challenging and before summit there will be three more camps. You will camp around for three weeks which will give you enough memories to carry back.

Must read about Mount Satopanth Expedition

Trek Fee: Rs.350000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) Duration: 21 Days

Level: Difficult

altitudeAltitude: (7075 m)

Best Time:Mid-May to Mid-June
temperatureTemperature: (-3°C to 20°C)

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Day 1– Dehradun to Gangotri (3092 m)

Day 2– Acclimatization Day at Gangotri

Day 3– Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) via Chirbasa

Day 4– Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (4337 m) via Gaumukh

Day 5– Acclimatization Day at Nandanvan

Day 6– Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) (4898 m)

Day 7– Acclimatization at Vasuki Tal (4898 m)

Day 8– Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

Day 9– Acclimatization at Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

Day 10– Advance Base Camp (Load ferry to camp 1)

Day 11– Advance Base Camp to Camp 1 (5800 m)

Day 12– Camp 1 (Load ferry to camp 2)

Day 13– Camp 1 to Camp 2 (Summit camp) (6200 m)

Day 14– Camp 2 (6200 m) to Summit (Satopanth) (7075 m) and back to Camp 2

Day 15– Reserve Day for Summit

Day 16– Camp 2 to Camp 1 (Descend)

Day 17– Camp 1 to Base Camp and from there to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

Day 18– Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan

Day 19– Nandanvan to Chirbasa

Day 20– Chirbasa to Gangotri and from there to Uttarkashi

Day 21– Uttarkashi to Dehradun

Note: – (The Itinerary is flexible and keep extra days in it, in case the weather changes.)

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges
✅ Accommodation in Hotel; Gangotri, Kedarnath and Gauri Kund on twin share or triple share basis
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre.
✅ Experienced local guide
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Porters
✅ Helpers
✅ Mules
✅ All camping gear
✅ High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner and pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Micro Spikes
✅ Gaiters
✅ Crampons
✅ Ice Axe
✅ Carabiners
✅ Rescue Ropes
✅ Harness
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items
❌ First day breakfast and lunch en route
❌ Last day lunch and dinner en route


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.

  1. Day 1 Dehradun/Rishikesh to Gangotri (3092 m)

    Vehicles will be arranged for you till Gangotri, a holy city. You can reach there in 10 to 12 hours, after reaching there check in a hotel and in the evening explore the surroundings. Ganga is the most sacred river for Hindus and Ganga Aarti is very famous in Gangotri so you can visit Aarti in the evening and then return to Hotel.

  2. Day 2 Acclimatization Day at Gangotri

    Spend your day exploring places at Gangotri, Hindus visit this place and consider it pure today you can go to Pandava cave and other places.

    You are going for a long trek so acclimatization is very important it cures Altitude Motion sickness.

  3. Day 3 Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3769 m) via Chirbasa (3600 m)

    Leave early and head towards Bhojbasa it is at an altitude of 3769 m. You will also cross Chirbasa on the way “Chir“Pine” there are all pine trees, trek through forest section and cross a river from there you will have magnificent views of Bhagirathi peaks.

  4. Day 4 Bhojbasa to Nandanvan (4337 m) via Gaumukh

    Nandanvan is at an altitude of 4337 metres, today you will go through the source of River Ganga that is “Gaumukh”. The trek is long but the extremely beautiful scenery awaits you.

    The trail is through moraine until you cross Gangotri Glacier, trekking through this rough part is challenging but also exciting.

    Cross the glacier, the climb is steep up to Nandanvan. It is your campsite and Chaturangi which means (four colours) glacier is visible located at base of Bhagirathi II.

  5. Day 5 Acclimatization Day at Nandanvan

    Today rest or explore the surroundings. You can go to the places near Nandavanmeadow or just stare at the beautiful mountain views especially of Mt. Shivling.

  6. Day 6 Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) (4898 m)

    Vasuki Tal is the basecamp of Mt. Satopath and Mt. Vasuki. Trek along Chaturangi glacier to reach Vasuki Tal. To reach there you have to walk on rocky terrain, ascend isn’t very difficult but is long.

    Vasuki Tal is all covered by the lake freezes in winters, you can see Brahma Kamaland other Himalayan flowers shining around this exciting lake. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

  7. Day 7 Acclimatization at Vasuki Tal (4898 m)

    Today is the Acclimatization day, you can go for a short hike near your campsite or towards another camp. Spend your night at Vasuki Tal enjoying salubrious food.

  8. Day 8 Vasuki Tal (Base Camp) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

    Today you will be trekking towards Advance Base Camp (ABC). The trek is through a narrow ridge and alongVasuki Parbat on right and Chaturangi Glacieron left.

    When you come to the edge of ridge then you can have a glance of gigantic Mt. Satopanth. Walk through moraine area and reach Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m).

  9. Day 9 Acclimatization at Advance Base Camp (ABC) (5130 m)

    This day is for acclimatizing, go for a short hike gaining altitude and then return to your camp (ABC).

  10. Day 10 Advance Base Camp (Load ferry to camp 1)

    Tomorrow is going to be a technical climb so you need to fix ropes today. After fixing return to Advance Base Camp (ABC).

  11. Day 11 Advance Base Camp to Camp 1 (5800 m)

    Today is the beginning of technical climb, trek through a glacier and rock band be carefully walking through this area.

    Now, you will need ropes to cross some sections in ascending also. Then you can reachCamp 1 which is at an altitude of 5800 metres.

  12. Day 12 Camp 1 (Load ferry to camp 2)

    The ropes should be fixed for tomorrow’s climb. Go for a short trek at some more height and return to Camp 1. Have food and overnight stay in tents.

  13. Day 13 Camp 1 to Camp 2 (Summit camp) (6200 m)

    Your trek starts from a steep walk for short duration further you will reach a knife ridge. The fixed ropes will help in completing this section, traversing this would take time.

    Once you complete this section you will reach sharp icy part of the mountain. Then you will camp above a hanging glacier which will be your camp 2 for summit.

  14. Day 14 Camp 2 (6200 m) to Summit (Satopanth) (7075 m) and back to Camp 2

    Today make attempt to traverse the peak and return to Camp 2.

  15. Day 15 At Camp 2 the day is Reserved for Summit

    If you were not successful in your first attempt you can try traversing summit today from Camp 2.

  16. Day 16 Camp 2 to Camp 1 (Descend)

    Today descend from Camp 2 to Camp 1.

  17. Day 17 Camp 1 to Base Camp and from there to Advance Base Camp (ABC)

    Descend from Camp 1 to Base Camp and then trek down to Advance Base Camp (Vasuki Tal).

  18. Day 18 Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan

    Have your breakfast in the pristine beauty of Vasuki Tal and trek back to Nandanvan. Reach your campsite and setup you tents in middle of the meadow. Have dinner and comfortably sleep in your tent.

  19. Day 19 Nandanvan to Chirbasa

    Today Trek back toChirbasa, it is going to be a long trek through Bhojbasa and Gaumukh. Reach Chirbasa, walk downwards and set you camps near a river. Retire for the night in tents.

  20. Day 20 Chirbasa to Gangotri and from there to Uttarkashi

    Post breakfast start trekking towardsGangotri, it’s the last day of this expedition, reach Gangotri spend some time there and vehicle will be arranged for you till Uttarkashi.

    After reaching there check in a hotel and enjoy your food and stay there.

  21. Day 21 Uttarkashi to Dehradun/Rishikesh

    Have good breakfast and leave early to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh on time.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

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
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

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.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

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

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze




– 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.

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Cancellation Policy?

- 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.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(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)