Swargarohini Trek

13 Days - 12 Nights
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Description

Swargarohini Trek “Way to Heaven”

Swargarohini Trek is a mountain group of four peaks in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is known as “Way to Heaven.” Altitude is -17,987 feet located at Chamoli district in Uttarakhand

Feast your eyes with the views of entire Chaukhamba Peaks and Kuber Parvat with other high snow-capped mountains.

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History of Swargarohini trek

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.

Pass-Through These Picturesque Places

The starting point of this trek is Mana, and the trail further leads to famous Vasudhara followed by crossing a glacier named “Dhano.” Pass through Laxmi Van which is a thick forest, en route are caves where saints live permanently.

Ahead reach the serene Satopanth Lake and spend time in the divine vicinity. Further, lie Chandrakund and Suryakund with a different mythical story.

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About Base camp Joshimath

It is a picturesque town in Chamoli at an altitude of 1875 m nestled amid high Himalayan peaks. It is the base camp of 10 above Himalayan treks and the gateway to famous pilgrim sites like Badrinath Dham and Hemkund Sahib Ji.

There is spirituality in the air because of the presence of ancient temples. It is home to one of the four “Math” “Atharva Veda” by Adi Shankar Acharya.

Joshimath has tranquil charm away from the cacophony of cities.

The gushing rivers and silent streams with the cover of verdant green and the pious ancient temples in the area will surely lure you to come here again and again.

Why To Choose Swargarohini Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Swargarohini Trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 680 Km both side and on foot 78 km which is to be covered into 13 days.  Dehradun to Dehradun

Swargarohini Trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 17,987 feet

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient Tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

Alcohol and non-Veg and smoking is not allowed in during the trek

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Altitude we are going to cover

Joshimath (6152 feet)

Laxmivan (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,510 feet)

Chakratirth (13,655 feet)

Satopanth Tal (14,755 feet)

Chandrakund (16,578 feet)

Swargarohini Base Camp (17987 feet)

Getting to Himalayan Hikers Base Camp Joshimath Hotel

Take the night Train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C Train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Haridwar / Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Haridwar / Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Joshimath or Badrinath has the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity

All networks will be available at Joshimath or Badrinath, BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel networks are available, depend on the signal strength. So finish all your important calls and work before starting of the trek.

Key Points Swargarohini trek

Duration: – 12 Nights 13 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Joshimath Market

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (6° C to 12° C)

Swargarohini base camp – Altitude: – (17,987 feet)

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 78 Km – By taxi 680 km

Group Size: – 12 people

Short Itinerary Swargarohini Trek –

Day 1– Drive from Dehradun to Joshimath Altitude – Joshimath by taxi (256 Km) (10/11 Hours) (1,875 m/ 6152 feet)

Day 2- Drive from Joshimath to Badrinath by taxi (48 km) (2/3 Hours) Reach hotel need proper acclimatization

Day 3- Trek from Badrinath to Laxmivan (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (12,510 feet)

Day 4- Trek from Laxmivan to Chakratirth (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (13,655 feet)

Day 5- Trek from Chakratirth to Satopanth Tal (05 km) (4/5 Hours) (14,755 feet)

Day 6- Trek from Satopanth Tal to Chandrakund trek (06 km) (5/6 Hours) (16,578 feet)

Day 7- Trek from Chandrakund to Suryakund (07 km) (5/6 Hours) (17,255 feet)

Day 8- Acclimatization Day

Day 9- Trek from Suryakund to Swargarohini base camp (17987 feet) back to camp (06 km) (6/7 Hours)

Day 10 – Trek from Suryakund to Satopanth Tal (13 km) (7/8 Hours) (14,755 feet)

Day 11- Trek from Satopanth Tal to Laxmivan (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (12,510 feet)

Day 12- Trek from Laxmivan to Badrinath (08 km) (4/5 Hours) overnight stay hotel

Day 13- Trek from Badrinath to Dehradun by taxi (380 km) (11/12 Hours)

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Day 1 : Pickup from Haridwar Railway Station and Drive to Joshmath by Taxi

Total distance – 257 km – 10/11 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Joshimath– 6152 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 2 : Drive from Joshimath to Badrinath by taxi

Total distance – 48 km – 2/3 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude Badrinath– 10,170 feet

Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

After breakfast drive to Badrinath – check –in hotel explore day at Badrinath join evening arti darshan – dinner overnight stay hotel.

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Day 3 :Trek from Badrinath to Laxmivan

Trek Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Laxmivan – 12,510 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 4 : Trek from Laxmivan to Chakratirth

Trek Distance – 10 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Chakratirth – 13,655 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 5 :Trek from Chakratirth to Satopanth Tal

Trek Distance – 05 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – ON foot

Altitude – Satopanth Tal – 14,755 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 6 : Trek from Satopanth Tal to Chandrakund trek

Trek Distance –06 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot

Altitude – Chandrakund – 16,578, feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 7 : Trek from Chandrakund to Suryakund

Trek Distance –07 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot

Altitude – Suryakund – 17,255 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 8: Acclimatization

Today go for short hikes, explore the area and rest for the day. Enjoy the night here.

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Day 9 : Trek from Suryakund to Swargarohini base camp

Trek Distance –06 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Swargarohini base camp – 17,987 feet

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 10: Trek from Suryakund to Satopanth Tal

Distance – 13 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Satopanth Tal – 14,755 feet

Night Stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

After breakfast follow the same route and get back to this mystical Lake. Satopanth Tal overnight stay camp.

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Day 11: Trek from Satopanth Tal to Laxmivan

Distance – 15 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Laxmivan – 12,510 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

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.

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Day 12: Trek from Laxmivan to Badrinath (08 km) (4/5 Hours)

Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

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

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Day 13: Drive from Badrinath to Dehradun by taxi

Distance – 380 km – 11/12 Hours journey

Mode of journey –By Taxi

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun, have your lunch en route and reach there in the evening. 8 pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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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

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