Mt Satopanth Expedition

145000

Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi

Service Tax @ 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Brief Description

Satopanth in local dialect literally means ‘true path’. It is the second highest mountain in the Gangotri group in Uttarakhand and is quite a formidable undertaking. It is one of the classic 7000 m test piece in the Indian Himalaya for amateur mountaineers. The route includes a complex glacier approach, high angled snow slopes and a technical knife edge ridge, before the final section to the summit. Mt. Satopanth serves as a good introduction to technical climbing, with climbers being exposed to the use of crampons, fixed ropes and jumar climbing. Many of the Indian expeditions to climb Mt. Everest or other 8,000m+ peaks climb Mt. Satopanth as a preparatory trip.

Why Bikat?

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on just reaching the summit, but also help you develop technical mountaineering skills like :
    • Ascending and Descending on technical terrain
    • Using technical mountaineering equipment like mountaineering boots, ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ascenders and descenders.
    • Acclimatisation process for extremely high altitudes.
    • Camping and staying warm at extreme altitudes.
  • Safety :
    • We have mapped the region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocol.
    • We carry an extensive first aid kit including oxygen cylinders, HAPO/gamow bags and high altitude medicines.
    • We carry UIAA certified rescue equipment including ropes, axes, harnesses, carabiners, jumars, pulleys and descenders.
    • We have a dedicated rescue team at Base Camp for all mountaineering expeditions.
    • We provide comprehensive adventure insurance with air evacuation and AMS coverage.
  • IMF Regulations:
    • We are an IMF registered adventure tour operator.
    • Our mountaineering expeditions are led by IMF certified mountaineering leaders and technical guides.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
Arrival at Delhi. Briefing at IMF.
2 Day 2
Dehradun to Uttarkashi (3800 ft) - 390 km Drive
3 Day 3
Uttarkashi to Gangotri (10200 ft) - 100 km Drive
4 Day 4
Acclimatisation in Gangotri
5 Day 5
Gangotri to Bhojwasa (12500 ft) - 14 km Trek
6 Day 6
Bhojwasa to Tapovan (14600 ft) - 13 km Trek
7 Day 7
Tapovan to Nandanvan (14300 ft) - 8 km Trek
8 Day 8
Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal [Base Camp] (16000 ft) - 6 km Trek
9 Day 9
Acclimatisation at Base Camp
10 Day 10
Vasuki Tal to Camp 1 (16830 ft)
11 Day 11
Acclimatisation at Camp 1
12 Day 12
Camp 1 to Camp 2 (19000 ft)
13 Day 13
Acclimatisation at Camp 2
14 Day 14
Camp 2 to Summit Camp (20340 ft)
15 Day 15
Acclimatisation at Summit Camp
16 Day 16
Summit Push (23200 ft)
17 Day 17
Summit Camp to Camp 1
18 Day 18
Camp 1 to Vasuki Tal
19 Day 19
Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan - 6 km Trek
20 Day 20
Nandanvan to Chirwasa - 26 km Trek
21 Day 21
Chirwasa to Uttarkashi - 8 km Trek, 100 km Drive
22 Day 22
Uttarkashi to Delhi - 390 km Drive
23 Day 23
Debriefing at IMF

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What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the expedition
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • 4 season Dome Tents, Thermal rated Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Expedition guide, cook, helpers, HAP and LAP for carrying common supplies
  • Course certified & experienced Expedition Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • Technical Equipment - PP Ropes, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Snow Stake, Dead Man/Boy
  • Peak Booking Fee Charges (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

What's not Included

  • Portage of personal bags during the expedition
  • Meals during road journeys from Delhi to Gangotri
  • Meals during hotel stay in Uttarkashi & Gangotri
  • Cost of any kind of Travel / Expedition Insurance.
  • IMF Peak Booking Fee for foreign nationals (roughly USD 250-300 per person)
  • Forest Permit / Camping Fee for foreign nationals (USD 880-1000 upto group of 10)
  • Mandatory Liaison Officer Fee for foreign expeditions ( ~USD 500 for group of 10)

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