Satopanth Lake Trek

A Trek to an Enchanting Lake in the Shadow of Giant Mountains

Moderate

Satopanth Lake Trek

BRS 4
Max Altitude
Uttarakhand
8 Days
37 Km
Max 15
18700 + 5% GST
Joshimath to joshimath

Add ons



DDN to Joshimath
Joshimath to DDN
Sumo
(Shared by 5-6 trekkers)
Tempo
(Shared by 11-12 trekkers)
₹8000
₹12000
₹8000
₹12000

Available Batches

Brief Description

Grade:Moderate
Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude:4350 m
Duration:8 Days
Satopanth Lake is a holy lake near the base of the 7138 m Chaukhamba massif. The trek to Satopanth lake starts from Mana - the last village near the Indo-China border in Uttarakhand, near the pilgrimage town of Badrinath. From Mana, you follow the Alaknanda river to its snout at Alkapuri and walk next to the glacier to reach the undulating meadows and Laxmiban and Chakrateerth before reaching the lake. The maximum altitude you gain during Satopanth lake trek is 4350 m. With its crystal clear green water, the triangular lake has a perimeter of one kilometer. On its three corners meditated the holy trio - Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh and still do, it is believed - the creator, the preserver and the destroyer charting out the course of the world. Satopanth Tal Lake Trek in Uttarakhand is an isolated trek in Garhwal Himalayas nestled on the base of legendary Nilkantha peak and several other prominent peaks in proximity. The route offers splendid views of Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Balakun, Kamet and Abi Gamin. The best time to do Satopanth lake trek is May - June, and September - October. On this page, you will find all essential information lake Satopanth Lake Trek route map, Temperature and Weather details, Photos, Videos, and Blog Posts.

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Brief Itinerary

Arrival at Joshimath (6696 ft);
Joshimath to Badrinath (10,429 ft) - 46 km [Drive];
Badrinath to Laxmiban (12,000 ft) - 7.3 km (Click to View GPS data);
Laxmiban to Chakrateerth (13658 ft) - 7.0 km (Click to View GPS data);
Chakrateerth to Satopanth Lake (14258 ft) to Chakrateerth - 4.9 km (Click to View GPS data);
Chakrateerth to Chamtoli (11745 ft) - 8 km (Click to View GPS data);
Chamtoli to Mana - 10.2 km. Drive to Joshimath. (Click to View GPS data);
Joshimath to Dehradun;

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Arrival at Joshimath (6696 ft)
Joshimath is almost 300 kms. away from Dehradun. It takes about 10-11 hours to get to Joshimath via taxi. So, make sure you get to Dehradun the night before so you can leave for Joshimath early morning the next day, and get a few hours of rest. Taxi’s usually leave for Joshimath early morning. Once you reach Joshimath in the evening, you can explore the local bazaar. The popular skiing slopes of Auli are also very close to Joshimath town.

Day 2

Joshimath to Badrinath (10,429 ft) - 46 km [Drive]
Today, we will drive from Joshimath to Badrinath. Badrinath is a Hindu pilgrimage site famous for being one of the Char Dhams. The road initially descends to the valley floor, before climbing along a steep gorge to the pilgrimage site of Badrinath. We will spend the rest of the day acclimatising at Badrinath. Mana, the last village of India towards the Indo-China border at Mana Pass, is just 4 km away from Badrinath. Overnight in hotel/guest house at Badrinath.

Day 3

Badrinath to Laxmiban (12,000 ft) - 7.3 km (Click to View GPS data)

We start our day with an easy walk up the Alakananda river towards the Somtoli meadows. You will see the mighty 400 ft Vasudhara falls on the opposite banks after a while. The trail climbs gradually till Somtoli, crossing a landslide section. You might find few shepherds here or their vacant caves. From here, a small walk through a boulder section takes us to our campsite marked by a cluster of Bhojpatra trees on the slopes. The campsite has great views of Alkapuri, the snout and starting point of Alaknanda river and the Balakun peak.

Day 4

Laxmiban to Chakrateerth (13658 ft) - 7.0 km (Click to View GPS data)

The trail gets more challenging today. We will start with a sharp ascent through boulders and scree to Sahastra Dhar. As we climb up the valley, views of NIlkanth, Balakun and Chaukhamba open up. Once we reach Sahastra Dhar, we will cross a little stream and walk across a flat area with dozens of streams flowing and merging with each other. Then, we start traversing the left (true right) lateral moraine of the glacier coming down from Chaukhamba at the head of the valley. The trail climbs steeply again after Sahastra Dhar, followed by a short level walk across the upper snow slopes to reach our campsite at Chakrateerth. We will camp in Chakrateerth for the night.

Day 5

Chakrateerth to Satopanth Lake (14258 ft) to Chakrateerth - 4.9 km (Click to View GPS data)

Although today's trail is short with an easy ascent, the trail goes through tricky boulder sections along the left (true right) lateral moraine. We will cross two spurs coming down from the slopes of Nilkanth to our left (true right) to reach Satopanth Lake - a beautiful blue triangular lake. Throughout the day, we will have imposing views of Chaukhamba and Nilkantha, and a bunch of small glacial lakes to our right. After spending some time at the lake, we will return to Chakrateerth for the night.

Day 6

Chakrateerth to Chamtoli (11745 ft) - 8 km (Click to View GPS data)

We retrace our track today and reach Chamtoli, where we will camp for the night.

Day 7

Chamtoli to Mana - 10.2 km. Drive to Joshimath. (Click to View GPS data)

We will finish the remaining descent today and then drive from Mana to Joshimath. Overnight stay in hotel/guest house

Day 8

Joshimath to Dehradun
Today, you will leave from Joshimath for Dehradun and onward.

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek (Lunch on Day 2 till Lunch on Day 7)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Micro-spikes, Gaiters, and Helmets as required
  • Experienced Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification
  • Guesthouse/Hotel accommodation (twin/triple sharing) in Joshimath on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Guesthouse/Hotel accommodation (twin/triple sharing) in Badrinath on Day 2

What's Not Included

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Meals during road journeys

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

Moderate
4350 m
37 km

BRS Level Required

BRS 4

Satopanth Lake Trek is a level 4 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 5 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of high altitude environment.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

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Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

Utensils

  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)


Frequently Asked Questions



Satopanth Lake Trek is suitable for trekkers with prior experience, having completed at least one BRS 3 level trek or equivalent.

If you can Jog/Run for 4 kms in 30-35 mins, you are ready to take on this trek. Once a week, you can practice running 8 kms in an hour or so to improve your endurance further. In addition to this, you can also add resistance workouts to your schedule like squats, lunges, push ups etc.

If you cannot do the above, there’s no need to worry. It is important to remember that it’s all about practice. Get on a training schedule and we can assure you that you will meet these standards in a matter of a few months.

A certain level of fitness and physical endurance are required to take on any high-altitude trail in the Himalayas. Basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will be helpful.

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors between 9 to 17 years of age should be accompanied by their parents/ guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deems you fit for adventure activities like trekking.


The Satopanth Lake Trek is located in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal region, Uttarakhand.

The Satopanth Lake Trek offers a multitude of highlights, making it a captivating and rewarding experience for trekkers. One of the main attractions is, of course, Satopanth Lake itself, a sacred glacial lake nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. The pristine turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, create a breathtaking sight that leaves trekkers in awe. The tranquil ambiance and natural beauty of the lake make it a perfect spot for reflection and rejuvenation.

Throughout the trek, trekkers are treated to stunning panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range. The route passes through picturesque alpine meadows, dense forests, and rugged terrain, providing awe-inspiring views at every turn. The snow-capped peaks, including the imposing Neelkanth and Chaukhamba peaks, dominate the horizon and add a sense of grandeur to the trekking experience.

The trek to Satopanth Lake is quite demanding, and necessitates a high degree of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. At an altitude of 4,350M above sea level, the summit can trigger altitude sickness, which, if not dealt with properly, may be hazardous. The trail includes steep ascents, descents, and sections of rocky and uneven terrain. It requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance to navigate these challenging paths.

The best time to do Satopanth lake trek is May - June, and September - October.

On the trek we have twin-sharing tents. In case you want an individual tent, you can add that to your booking request for an additional cost.

During May and June, the trek falls within the summer season. In the daytime, temperatures can range from 10°C to 20°C at lower altitudes. However, as you ascend to higher elevations, especially around Satopanth Lake, temperatures can be colder, ranging from 5°C to 15°C during the day. Nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, ranging from 0°C to 10°C or even lower, particularly at higher altitudes.

During September and October, the temperatures gradually start to drop, especially towards October. In September, daytime temperatures can range from 10°C to 20°C at lower altitudes, similar to the summer months. However, as October progresses, temperatures tend to decrease further. During the daytime, temperatures can range from 5°C to 15°C at lower altitudes, and around Satopanth Lake or higher elevations, it can be colder, ranging from 0°C to 10°C or even lower.

Satopanth Lake Trek is not considered technically challenging, but it can be physically demanding due to its length and altitude gain. The trek takes you through some steep climbs and rocky terrain. However, it is a beginner-friendly trek and can be done by anyone who is physically fit.


The starting point for Satopanth Lake Trek is Joshimath. To reach Joshimath:

1) Flight: One can reach Dehradun by flying into Jolly Grant Airport which is located at a distance of 27 kms from the city. There are regular direct flights available from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, and connecting flights from all other major cities.

2) Bus from Delhi: Dehradun is located at a distance of 257 kms from Delhi. Both government and private buses ply regularly between Delhi and Rishikesh. The distance is usually covered in 6-7 hours and the cost of the bus ticket ranges anywhere between Rs. 300-700.

3) Train from Delhi: There are daily trains that run between Delhi and Dehradun. Janshatabdi Express, Mussoorie Express and DDN Shatabdi Express run on an everyday basis. These trains take approximately 7 hours to cover the distance and the cost of the ticket ranges between Rs.200-1500 depending on your train and coach preference.

Reaching Joshimath from Dehradun:

1) Both government and private buses are available from Dehradun to Joshimath. The distance is covered in 12-13 hours and the cost of the ticket ranges between Rs.500-700.

2) One can also hire a private taxi from Dehradun to reach Joshimath. The fare is usually upwards of Rs.3500 depending on the number of persons and the type of vehicle being hired.

Read more on How to reach Joshimath

You will find network at Joshimath but once we leave from here, the connectivity is good till the first campsite i.e. Gulling but is patchy from here on. You will get network on the last day, though, at the top most point of the trek.

The nearest ATMs to the Satopanth Lake Trek are located in the town of Joshimath, which is the starting point of the trek. There are several banks and ATMs located in Joshimath, including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank.

The pickup will be from outside ISBT, Dehradun at 7:00 AM to drive to Joshimath. The cost will be shared by participants and paid on the spot.

Expect to reach Joshimath late in the evening where arrangements for overnight stay will be made at a local hotel. Make sure your bus bookings from here are on the next day. If you have chosen to drive with us to Dehradun, expect to reach Dehradun by late evening.

Once your trek is completed, there are many places in Joshimath that you can visit. Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, is where you get to spot some of the endangered species. Narsingh Temple is a sacred place in Joshimath visited by pilgrims in huge numbers. The temple is a part of Sapt Badri. Visit Shri Shankaracharya Math which is one of the four monasteries founded by Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharya. Kalpvriksh in Joshimath is a 1200-year-old Mulberry tree considered to be the oldest in India. The tree remains evergreen throughout the year and never sheds a leaf. For more details on Joshimath read, Joshimath - The gateway to Heaven


All the common gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc. are provided. All the technical climbing equipment needed for the trek are also provided to you. Safety equipment used for rescue is carried by our trek leaders.

You can rent trekking shoes, trekking poles, a fleece jacket and a rucksack from us. In case you have any other requirements, you can talk to our representative and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

You will receive your rented equipment at Joshimath, on Day 1.

Our trek leaders will collect the rented equipment from you at the end of the trek on the last day.

For a detailed list, check the Packing List section on this page.

Joshimath is a small town with a very small market. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.


Although not recommended, you can off load your bag at an additional cost. Add a request while making your booking for the trek and it can be arranged.

(Note: We don’t recommend offloading because the extra resources on a trail - ponies or porters depending on the trail - means extra load on the environment which can easily be avoided. It also goes against the spirit of trekking by eliminating a level of endurance and discomfort from the experience which are factors at the very heart of an outdoor adventure activity.)

You may leave the extra baggage at the guesthouse in Joshimath. It can be picked up on our way back since the trek ends at the same location.

On all trek days, we provide 3 full meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in addition to evening snacks and tea. The meals are vegetarian and the menu is pre-decided for all days of the trek. We do provide eggs as well on certain days. If you have any specific food-related allergies or restrictions, you can let our local staff (during the trek) know, and your requests will get accommodated. We try to provide a variety of food across meals so as to avoid repetition as well as cover all nutritional needs.

On campsites, our team will dig dry pits and assemble a toilet tent to provide for safe and secure quarters. A shovel will be provided within the toilet tent as well. Using water in the toilet tent is restricted; you will need to carry your own toilet paper. On the more difficult expeditions, toilet tents are not carried to the higher camps (above base camp) due to restriction of space (to pitch the tent).

In case you get your period on the trail and don’t have sanitary napkins, our trek leaders can provide them to you. If you need any other kind of assistance, you can let our trek leaders know. Irrespective of gender, our leaders are gender sensitised and equipped to assist you in any way you need them to. You can carry your sanitary pads but only biodegradable ones.

Our team carries a first aid kit and all the basic medicines required during the trek. They are equipped to be the first responders in case of any injury or health-related issues. For higher expeditions, we also carry a HAPO Bag and oxygen cylinders to tend to any altitude-related health conditions.

You will get electricity at the guesthouse in Joshimath and Badrinath. Once on the trek, we will be camping in the wilderness with no access to electricity.


A copy of your ID Proof and Medical Certificate are the mandatory documents required for this trek. (Soft copies for all of these are to be sent to us & originals should be on your person while on the trek.)

Yes, insurance for any high-altitude activity is highly recommended to cover for the cost of rescue, evacuation and any other emergency service required as well as to cover for medical cost in case of injury or illness during the trek. You can buy it on your own. Alternatively, if you want us to buy it on your behalf, you can speak to our post-booking team and they can arrange it for you. They will send you a payment link when it is done.

Yes, there are multiple permits required for this. We obtain the permits on every trekkers’ behalf. All the permit costs are included in your trek cost.


Yes, you will receive e-certificates (of completion) after the trek. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek. In case you were unable to finish the trek, you will get a certificate of participation.

On completion of the trek, the certificate will show up on your dashboard on our website. You can download it directly from there.


Satopanth Lake Trek is in India. If you are coming from outside, you will need a visa to enter the country. You should be able to find the rules for obtaining a Visa based on your home country on the internet. This information is easily available.

This does not apply to you if you are an Indian citizen. In case you don’t hold an Indian passport, you will need to check online for Visa application rules based on your home country.

If you are not an Indian citizen, you will need Travel Medical Insurance to travel to the country. Please make sure that your insurance policy is valid for the altitude you are going to and the activity you are undertaking, to cover risks during the trek. The insurance policy provided by Bikat Adventures does not cover foreign nationals. So, please do not purchase it while making the booking from our website.

Satopanth Lake Trek is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. The Himalayas house the tallest mountains in the world and have long been a treasure trove for all adventure enthusiasts. The variety in terms of beauty, terrain, landscape, geography, culture and opportunity for adventure in the Himalayas, remains undisputedly unmatched.

You can make the booking any time depending on availability of slots in our fixed departure batches. You will get this information at the top of this page.


A Basic Mountaineering Course certification from one of the five recognized mountaineering institutes in India is a minimum requirement to join our team. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. We also conduct on-ground training for our staff once a year as a refresher for old skills and to learn some new ones. During this training that we call APW (Adventure Professional Workshop), our leaders learn close to 25 topics and techniques of rescue which are not covered in the BMC and AMC courses. For practical training, we simulate on-ground situations to prepare them for quick thinking and quick response during emergencies.

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts on the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. The interview process to bring a trek leader on-board is close to 6 months long where we assess various skills as well as personality traits of an individual. They also go through an on-field assignment as part of the hiring process. Trek leaders also progress in time from leading easier treks before advancing to the more difficult ones where the stakes are higher. For detailed information on our selection process, please visit Forerunners - The Making Of A Trek Leader

It absolutely is. We recognize, value and embody the ideology that the world of outdoor adventure can benefit from diversity. We make it our mission to create outdoor spaces as equally accessible and safe for all genders as possible. We also encourage women leaders in the outdoors and all of our staff (irrespective of gender) is gender sensitised. As for accommodation, in case there are no other women on the trek, a solo female trekker is provided with a separate single-occupancy tent.

Our batch sizes for Satopanth Lake Trek are capped at 15 with the trek leader to trekker ratio of 1:8.

In addition to their qualification, our trek leaders are trained to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on ground. During our recce stage, we study the trail in great detail and map out rescue routes before opening it up for our trekkers. We also have local support staff stationed in each area to arrange for emergency services at the place of need as quickly as possible.

We mobilise road rescue efforts where our trek leaders bring the person to be rescued down to the trailhead of the trek from where a car can take them to the nearest healthcare facility. The cost of rescue is not covered in the trek fee that we charge. It must be borne by the participant. However, if you opt for the insurance the cost of rescue operations can be claimed from the Insurance company on production of valid proof e.g. doctor’s prescription & hospital bills etc. Please note that Bikat Adventures is only a facilitator & not a party in the Insurance policy. You need to raise the claim request directly with the Insurance company. Bikat Adventures is not responsible for any rejection of claim. You can call the insurance provider directly for any clarifications related to the Insurance policy. Although not mandatory, we recommend buying the insurance. You don’t necessarily have to get the insurance we provide, you can pick an Insurance company of your choice and get a policy directly from them. If you need more information on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy, get in touch with our customer support team.

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality and is overall top notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

That will depend on the nature of your medical condition. Do give us a call, and one of our people will help you understand what is best for you. If not this, we are sure there would be plenty of other options you can choose from our vast portfolio to pick as your next adventure.


We have rolling camps on all our trails. To know why we are strictly against the concept of Fixed Camping, read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

This is a complex question and has a compound answer. The simple response is that because it is bad for the environment which we dearly love but if you are interested in a more detailed response to this question, please read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

There are a number of measures that we take to prevent overcrowding on some of the most popular trails. Some of them are capping our group size at 15, capping the number of trekkers on a trail to 250 per season, constantly looking for newer trails and routes to spread the crowd around and providing incentives to our trekkers to try unexplored territories with us. We put in place the system of dynamic pricing, which is the first of its kind in the trekking industry, which incentivises trekkers to choose less crowded trails by offering higher discounts. We have noticed, since we started this system, that this has helped in a big way to spread out the crowds between trekking routes. We are also going international so as to relieve some of the stress on the Himalayan landscape as well as explore newer ranges and design newer experiences for our community. If you want a more detailed description of all our measures in this regard, please read Simple solutions to overcrowding on Himalayan Treks

Some basic things to remember are: do not use water, do not dispose of anything non-biodegradable inside the pits, carry your own roll of toilet paper and remember to cover up after yourself to leave a clean toilet for your fellow trekkers. Everything else is much the same like using an Indian style home toilet!

Most wet wipes are not biodegradable which means it could take 100 years or more for them to decompose – not the best thing if you are trying to ‘Leave No Trace’, right?

This is quite a tricky situation but not a hopeless one. Since most of our sanitary waste is not biodegradable, we recommend that you pack your pads/tampons neatly, store it in a zip-lock bag and bring it back down with you where there are better options to dispose of them. In case you do not have zip-lock bags, ask our trek leaders for them and they should be able to provide them to you.

Each trekker is responsible for the use and hygiene of their own eating utensils. And as a measure to maintain proper hygiene, we do not provide plates and spoons. Also, dipping your hands in cold water to wash your own utensils adds something to the overall joy of high-altitude living, wouldn’t you think?


On making the payment, you will receive a booking confirmation along with the packing list and a copy of the undertaking form via email. You will subsequently receive emails detailing documents required, how to prepare physically and mentally for the trek, information on pick-up location on the first day etc. Please add info@bikatadventures.com in your trusted emails list to make sure our emails don't go to your spam folder.

A Whatsapp group will be formed a few weeks before departure. Members from our team are on those groups as well. Feel free to seek any clarifications you require in regards to the trek, on the group itself. Updates related to transportation/pickup point/pickup timing, accommodation etc. will be shared on the Whatsapp group as well.

Yes, we create a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the departure date so that the flow of information remains smooth and transparent.

Yes, it is one of the mandatory documents you will need to submit before the trek starts. The soft copy is to be sent to us & the original should be on your person while on the trek.

Yes, we will provide you an undertaking form through email which will need to be filled up by you and submitted to us post booking.

Why Bikat?

Small Group Size


Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.


Qualified Trek Leaders


We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures


Guided Progression


Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.


Equipment Quality and Check


All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.


Support Systems


Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Communication


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.


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Cancellation Policy


Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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How to select a perfect pair of trekking shoes?   Give a trekker a right pair of trekking shoes, and he or she can conquer any mountain.     That being said, a pair of trekking shoes is the most important gear for a trekker. A tre...
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10 Best Treks To Do in Uttarakhand
Trekking In Uttarakhand - A List of 10 Best Treks    Uttarakhand is called the “abode of the Gods” for good reasons. The Indian state situated west of Nepal is considered to be the epicenter of the great Himalayas. A holy lan...
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Eye Protection 101 - How to Choose Sunglasses
Last week, we told you about protecting yourself from sunburn and worse in our Sun Protection 101 blog. Surprise, surprise - your eyes need protection from harsh UV rays as well. India receives almost 3000 hours of sunlight in a year, which is why i...
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Bucket List Treks For 2019
As travelers, we have constant urges to explore new places and expand the picture gallery of our phones with the bittersweet memories from our trips. Our love for the unseen places just keeps increasing and trust us, it becomes an addiction before yo...
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Campcraft L1: How to pack a rucksack/backpack
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11 Best Offbeat Treks In India Nobody Knows About
11 Best Offbeat Treks in India   Offbeat Treks, the moment you hear this word, you start imagining untouched and pristine treks with the virgin beauty of shimmering waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes. Well, I am convinced as your imaginat...
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10 Mountain features that must be a part of any trekker’s vocab!
MOUNTAIN FEATURES THAT MUST BE A PART OF ANY TREKKER’S VOCAB!   While the terminology used in mountaineering is decently complex but the features that I am going to talk about are mostly the common ones. When we go to the mountains, trek...
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