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SATOPANTH TREK

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SATOPANTH TREK JOSHIMATH TO JOSHIMATH - 6 Days  
kuari pass winter trek, kuari pass trek tour in garhwal, uttarakhand  

This is Satopanth Lake

 
   
TRIP FACTS
 

Trip Grade              : Moderate
Duration                  : 5 Nights 6 days Tour Joshimath to Joshimath
Regions                   : Uttarakhand
Trekking                  : 5 Days
Maximum altitude : Satopanth (4600 m)
Accommodation    : 2 Nights Guest House at Joshimath and 3 nights Tent during trek
Best time to go       : 1st May to till 1st week of July and mid September to end of October

 
   
BRIEF ITINERARY
 

Day 01 : Joshimath to Badrinath drive trek to Chamtoli (3400m.) 41 kms by road - 6 kms trek 2 hrs
Morning after breakfast drive to Badrinath 2 hrs, 1st day trek 2 hrs Chamtoil. Today easy trek getting altitude, see the beautiful view. Overnight stay and food in camp

Day 02 : Chamtoli to Chakar Tirth (4130 m) 12 kms -7 hrs Trek
Morning after breakfast trek with pack lunch to Chakar tirth, today trek go up hill after 1 kms trek down to camp side, today you will cross river, Overnight stay and food in camp  

Day 03 : Chakra Tirth to Satopanth(4600 m) – 5 kms - 3 hrs Trek
Morning after breakfast with pack lunch 5 kms steep climbing to satopanth  morain walk up to the Triangular lake. You will See the view of steps to heavan (way of Yudhishthar) and your will see Mt. Chaukhamba, Mt. Neelkanth, peak and parvathi etc. afternoon day for rest. Overnight stay and food in Camp near lake. Or you can come back Chakra tirth same camp for Overnight

Day 04: Satopanth to Laxmi van. (3600 m) 5 - 6 hrs Trek
Morning after breakfast trek with pack lunch to Laxmi van, today all the trek down till Laxmi van. Overnight stay and food in camp

Day 05 : Laxmi Van – Mana – Badrinath – 6 hrs Trek
Morning after breakfast trek with pack lunch to Mana village and then drive to Badrinath. Upon arrival at Badrinath check in to hotel, evening visit Badrinath temple, abode of Lord Vishnu. Surrounded by the Nilkanth, Nar and Narayan ranges, along the left bank of river Alaknanda, Badrinath is among the most sacred of India’s holy cities. Legend has it, when the Ganga was requested to descend to earth to help alleviate the suffering of humanity, the earth was unable to withstand the force of its descent. Therefore the mighty Ganga was split into twelve holy channels. Alaknanda was one of them that later became the abode of Lord Vishnu or Badrinath. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 06 Badrinath to Joshimath (1875m) – 41 kms by road – 2 hrs by road
Morning after breakfast drive to Joshimath (Our Service end)

Tour Cost Joshimath to Joshimath INR – 18000 per person

Note. Group size Minimum 4 Persons maximum 20 Persons

 
   
COST INCLUDE
 

2 nights Guest house at. Joshimath on twin Sharing basis only
Tent accommodation on twin sharing basis with mattress
Transportation Joshimath to Badrinath and back Joshimath only
Porter for carry all food and camp gears
Vegetarian Food full board during the 5 days trek only [breakfast lunch and dinner]
Trekking guide + cook and support team 
All Kitchen Equipment
Trekking permit and all camp fee

 
 
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
 

1. Sleeping bag [if you need rent we have per sleeping bag per night charge Rs. 100]
2. Personal expenses
3. All kind of drinks
4. Your Tour Insurances
5. Tips in use for your Trekking team

Note. Our Service starts from Joshimath to back Joshimath only

 
   
HOW TO REACH JOSHIMATH
 

By Bus
There are regular public and private bus services available from Haridwar / Rishikash to Joshimath Morning 4 am to 7 am Daley service. Fair Rs. 450/- per person [Minimum 10 hrs takes to reach Joshimath the road from Haridwar / Rishikash to Joshimath is good but long journey]

By share Tata Sumo car
If you like traveling by Share TATA SUMO CAR there are Daley service. Fair - Rs. 500/- per person
If you like traveling by Private TATA SUMO per car Fair Rs. 6000/- for 8 person in one car

By Innova car
If you like traveling by Private Innova car Fair Rs. 9000/- Haridwar to Joshimath one way

 
   
HOW AND WHEN YOU PAY
 

Payment can be paid 100% - 30 days before start your tour – the payment paid by online bank transfer, by check, by demand draft only.

When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently
 
   
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITION
 

All bookings are made with Grand Adventures India registered in India at ground Floor, Hotel Nanda Devi, Joshimath, Distt. Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Grand Adventurers India is also recognized and registered with the Department of Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand.

01 : On booking a trek with us you must be able to understand the risks and hazards that are involved in adventure trips and you must be physically and mentally prepared for the same. Any existing medical problems should be mentioned at the time of enquiry so that we can give the necessary guidance for a suitable trip.

02 : It is important that you are adequately insured for the full duration of your trip and the insurance should cover medical expenses, injury, death, and cost of repatriation, helicopter evacuation. All baggage and belongings are entirely at your own risk at all times and we will not take the responsibility of loss, damage or accident to any luggage or property.

* Full trip cost will need to be sent by bank transfer 30 days before trip departure.
* Please note that on payments made by bank transfer, bank charges will have to be borne by the clients
* Should you wish to cancel; the following scale of charges will apply.

Cancellation 30 Days before departure : 75% of trip cost  refund
Cancellation 15 to 30 days  before departure : 50% of trip cost refund 
Cancellation 07 days before departure

No. refund

Please enclose find our bank money transfer number and address as under
Name of Bank         : Bank of Baroda Joshimath
payable                    : Joshimath
Name of Account     : Grand Adventures
Account Number     : 46940200000032
IFSC Number          : BARB0JOSHIM
Address                   : Ground floor, Hotel Nanda Devi, Joshimath Distt. Chamoli Uttarakhand PIN: 24 64 43

 
   
QUESTIONS FROM CLIENT AND REPLY FROM US
 

1. How fit should the Participants are in this trek???
It depend of the difficulty of the trek : for some of them you need  1-2 month before begin your trek 5 kms jog every day but you need good health,  The trek we planned together is not very difficult therefore you should not worry, you can do this trek easily, When you get some time you go for jogging/walking. If possible 1 month before your departure you can walk/jog but you don’t need to go every day only as much as possible and at least once/twice a week.

2. What is the best time to do this Trek???
1st week of May to till end of June and end of September to end of October only

3. How difficult is the trek???
This trek is moderate level, little bit tough for senior citizen. Become tough if Top of Kuari Pass

4. Temperature on the trip???
If you trek May to 1st week of July, day time is 20 to 35 C and Night around 10 c. If you trek Mid September to end of November day time is 10 to 20 c. but Cold at higher elevation 2500m to 3000m. Here, the temperature can drop to around - 8 degree Celsius, and the winds are pretty cold strong too Advice to carry good warm cloths etc.

5. How much do we walk per day???
Every day you walk for almost minimum 5 hrs and maximum 7 hours, minimum 10 kms maximum 15 kms a day

6. Is taking anti-altitude sickness medicines like Diamox advisable???
Till 3000 meter its not any problem. But better to take advised to consult your doctor beforehand. As some time weather is totally bad for all 3 days on the hike.

7. Any tour leader or guide with us during our trek???
Yes we have a experienced mountaineer local guide who belong from Joshimath and know the trek route very well, even if we have and problem our experience Guide and team can bring you back safely. Our all mountaineer Guides are experienced.

8. How big are the groups???
Usually our group size is minimum 4 People group Maximum 20 people in one group, while for school group we have limit from 50 in one group.

9. How safe is the trip for women???
We have always organized many women in our trip and we take care of them special. The safety of women is highly important to us, and our Guide and trek team are polite and helpful towards them.

10. What do we carry on the tour???
Just you see under we give you list of all necessary things, but before the start of the trip we will inform you again by mail required to carry with you.

11. Who carry my Luggage if I am not able to ???
We have Mule and porters for carry your luggage and all our camp equipment + food. You need to carry only your day bag

12. What kind of shoes should I carry???
Good quality hiking boots waterproof is must as you have to walk in snow and rain. So good trekking shoes is must for this trek.

13. How many travelers will sleep in one tent???
We have two mane tents Twin sharing bases tents are provide were two people can stay in fully comfort

14. What kind of food do we get during the tour???
Best local vegetarian food + Eggs on the Trek.

15. About Drininking water along the way trek and in camp ???
All source of water are clean to drink but you can ask your Trekking Guide and our support team about safe drinking water or you are advised to use Chlorine tablets to purify the water further.

16. What type of transportation and how many people are in one cab???
We use like Mahindra Max or Tata Sumo Cab - 5 persons in one cab if our group is 20 people we have mini bus [if you like privet Toyota Innova cab we can arrange also]

17. Should I bring my own medicines???
Absolutely - You should definitely carry whatever medicines you are using for the purpose of added safety.

18. Can the itinerary be changed???
Not because the itineraries are Fix planned, depending weather condition on the trek your but your guide and members of the group to see if they agree on small changes if is necessary to changed

 
   
GENERAL CLOTHING LIST
 
Ruck Suke for your Personal gears
Sleeping bag good one – 20 c (If you want use your on)
Sleeping bag liner – if you want
Day pack
Water bottle
Gore-Tex Jacket
Rain and wind jacket
Trekking pants minimum – 2
Full sleeves sweater -1
T-shirts full sleeves
Underwear
Gloves good Gore-Tex
Sun glasses 1
Woolen + cotton socks minimum 6 pear
Hiking boots good one Gore -Tex
Energy bars
P-Cap & Woolen Cap
Towel - 1
Thermal for hot water during trek keep water
Toothbrush & Paste
Soap
Walking stick 2
Toilet paper
Torch and batteries
Pocket knife
 
   
PHOTOGRAPHIC OPTIONAL
 
Camera
Spare batteries + Mamore card
Binoculars if you need
 
   
FIRST AID MEDICAL
 

* Antacids
* Band-Aids
* Throat lozenges
* Moleskins
* Small hand towel
* Antiseptic cream
* Antihistamines
* Broad-spectrum antibiotics we normally use Ciprofloxacin, Azythromycin and these are readily available over the counter in India
* Painkillers
* Cetrizine anti allergy
* Paracetamol
* Diamox if going above 3,000metres
* Tiniba easily available in India
* Personal medication, if any

Note. : If you have your on date we can organize with your on date. Just drop us mail with your fix date

 
   

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