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Satopanth, which mean 'True Path' in local dialect, is a second highest mountain of the Gangotri group of peaks in Garhwal, Uttarakhand. A formidable undertaking, this mountain has an elevation of 7075m. Reckoned to be a compelling proposition even for the veteran mountain junkies as the trek becomes difficult in its final stages and converts in to peak climbing adventure. Mt. Satopanth expedition is also believed to be the preparatory excursion for Mt. Everest climb. The trekking trail for Mt. Satopanth crosses through winding path, knife sharp edges and remote villages of Garhwal. One can expect to get awestruck with the views of Thalay Sagar, Shivling and granite pillars of Bhagirathi III. Camping in Vasuki Tal and few other equally gorgeous places adds to the charm of the Mt. Satopanth Peak Expedition. Mt. Satopanth, being the second highest summit in the Gangotri Group, is located in the remote India Garhwal Himalaya Range in a disjoined side-group separating the Gangotri and Chaturangi Glaciers. This is an incredibly beautiful and remote area with unlimited and untapped mountaineering and big wall potential. Views of Thalay Sagar, Shivling and the terrifying granite pillars of Bhagirathi III, described as "El Cap with a Droites North Face on top at 6000M", are enough to humble even the most seasoned climber. SINCE 1980 Shikhar Travels has been handling Mountaineering Expeditions and as on date we have successfully handled 300 Expeditions to INDIAN Himalayas. With every passing year Shikhar Travels is becoming an expert and reliable partner for Himalayan Mountaineers by catering not just logistic needs but also providing expert advices of our Expedition Guides who have themselves made it to the summit of several Himalayan Peaks and climbing assistance till the summit by our highly experienced High Altitude PORTERS & SHERPAS.
On arrival at Delhi, you shall be met by our representative who will help you transfer to the pre booked hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel
Today, after the breakfast, we shall be paying visit to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to complete all the formalities. Later, we shall head out for Rishikesh via Haridwar. Enroute, we will visit Har-ki-Pauri Ghat and temples in Haridwar. On arriving in Rishikesh, we shall check into the hotel. Later in the afternoon, we shall be going for a sightseeing tour of Rishikesh in which one has the opportunity to explore the Ashrams and temples. In the evening, we shall be witnessing the famed Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast today, we shall be driving to Uttarkashi. On arrival in Uttarkashi check into hotel. Rest of the day you are free. Overnight stay at Resort.
Morning after breakfast completes all formalities for Expedition. Visit Forest Department, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and Superintendent of Police Office. Later in the day drive (100 kms) to reach Gangotri (3048 M) by in 4-5 hrs. Upon arrival check-in at the in at the Guest House for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast start first day’s trek to Bhojbasa (3800 mt.) following the river Bhagirathi on right bank by covering approx. 14 kms in 4-5 hrs. Trek is full of fascinating Himalayan sights and you can have beautiful views of snowcapped peaks around. Upon arrival at Bhojbasa, set up camp for overnight stay.
Today we gradually walk up to the Gaumukh – “The source of River Ganges” a beautiful walk with views of Mt. Shivling (6543 mt) and the Mt Bhagirathi (6856). Further proceed to little high towards to Nandanvan. Across the Gangotri glacier, cutting across the glacial moraine, you shall reach the spacious alpine meadow of Nandan Van, at the juncture of Chatrungi Glacier and Gangotri Glacier and the base of Baghirathi I (6856 Mts.), II (6512 Mts.) and III (6454 Mts.). You should also have views of Mt. Kedar Dome (6831 Mts.), Karcha Kund (6617 Mts.), Kedarnath (6940 Mts.) & Mt. Meru (6672 Mts.) across the Gangotri Glacier.Overnight in Tents.
Morning after breakfast start trek (10 kms / 4 -5 hrs) to reach Khara Pathar base camp (4500mt). Arrive and set the base camp for overnight stay.
Next 14 for acclimatization, Establish Higher camp and Attempt the Peak Satopanth and return to Base camp.
Trek to Bhojbasa. Arrive and set up camp for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast trak down to Gangotri and drive to Uttarkashi. Check-in at hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast drive back to Rishikesh. Upon arrival check-in the hotel for the overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi and upon arrival check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Morning after breakfast visit to IMF for debriefing. Rest of the day free for independent activity. Later transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.
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STARTING WITH PRICE: USD $3900 PER PERSON
**Rates might vary so kindly contact us before booking with us.
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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
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Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.