Satopanth is a mountain lake arranged near Swargarohini Peak in the Chamoli area of Uttarakhand. It is arranged at a height of 4,600 m (15,100 feet) in Garhwal Himalayas. It is one of the notable goal for trekking in Uttarakhand.
Satopanth is a triangular lake with three corners spread inside the circuit of about a kilometer. The lake is encompassed by snow secured tops and is named after the Hindu divine beings Mahesh, Vishnu and Brahma. It is trusted that the awesome Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh had thought here and each edge of the triangular lake is named after them. The lake is viewed as of religious noteworthiness to the neighborhood individuals. There is a holy person known as Moni Baba, who quit talking quite a while prior. There is a typical conviction that he can live just on sun and air, if nourishment is inaccessible. Likewise some special fowls are found here, which get the poisons of the lake and consequently keep the lake clean. The neighborhood conviction is that these fowls are Gandharvas who watch the lake against indecencies. The lake can be come to by trek crossing Lakshmivan and Chakratirtha. It is said that goddess Lakshmi and her better half Narayan pondered in Lakshmivan and Chakratirtha individually and keeping in mind that thinking Narayan kept his well known Sudarshan Chakra on the valley which discouraged by the heaviness of that Chakra to frame a wonderful round molded knoll encompassed by grand mountains.
Satopanth Lake is one of the troublesome trekking trails in Uttarakhand and a standout amongst the most lovely trekking courses in Himalayas. The trek to Satopanth begins from Mana, 5 km in front of Badrinath. Guests need to take the normal trekking course to Vasudhara, the trail rises higher and afterward crossing a risky Dhano Glacier. The lake could be come to in the wake of intersection Lakshmivan (8 km from Mana) and Chakratirtha (13 km from Lakshmivan). Characteristic Caves along the way are utilized as the night shield. From Chakratirtha, Satopanth Tal is just a 4 km trek. This trek needs least 4-5 days. Voyagers need to convey their stoves or cooked sustenance from Badrinath as there is no arrangement of nourishment on the trail.
The best time to visit Satopanth Lake is from May to September. The lake stays solidified from October to April.
You can reach Mata Satopanth by trek 26 Kms from Badrinath Temple.