Sapt Kund Trek (Saattal), Uttarakhand Overview

The Sapt Kund Trek in Chamoli is a beautiful and challenging trek that takes you through stunning alpine forests, snow-clad peaks, and crystal-clear mountain streams. The trek is named after the seven small lakes (Sapt Kund) that are located at an altitude of 4,600 meters above sea level. These lakes are considered sacred by the locals and are believed to have healing properties.

Sapt Kund Trek

Sapt Kund is a group of mysterious lakes nestled in the foothills of the gigantic Nanda-Ghunti peak. The lakes are located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 4600 meters. The trek to the lakes is an arduous one, but amassing with flora & fauna, pristine landscapes, and unpredictable Himalayan weather.
Sattal also known as Sapt Kund (Lake) is the most challenging one in the area because of this, it is still not on the bucket lists of many people. As the name denotes, Sattal is a group of seven lakes situated in the inner regions of the Himalayas at an elevation of 4600m and at a stretch of 53 km in the Chamoli district. This trek is also a sacred pilgrimage for locals as it is believed that Lord Shiva resides here and an annual fair is conducted to worship the almighty. Surrounded by vast grasslands (Bugyal) and flower beds make the journey more picturesque and majestic and simultaneously we walk with the views of Nanda Ghunti and Trisuli Peak. The trail is full of adventure and thrill as we climb steep mountains and experience the best of nature.

Location : Distt. Chamoli, Uttarakhand
Trek Length : 53 Kilometers
Altitude : 4600 meters
Trek Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult

Sapt Kund Lake Trek Route
Pipalkoti → Pagna Village → Jhinjhi Village → Gochal Gufa → Saat Taal → Gochal Gufa → Pagna Village → Pipalkoti

Best time to do Sapt Kund Trek

The best time to do the Sapt Kund Lake trek in Chamoli is from May to October, when the weather is relatively stable and the snow has melted, making the trek more accessible.
The monsoon season (July-August) can bring heavy rains, which can make the trail slippery and difficult to navigate. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid trekking during this period.
The months of September and October are ideal for trekking, as the weather is pleasant and the foliage turns into hues of orange, red and yellow, making the views breathtakingly beautiful. However, it is important to keep in mind that weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, so it is always best to check the local weather forecast before planning a trek.

    Sapt Kund Lake (Sattal) Trek Packages are

  • Rishikesh to Rishikesh (6 Days & 5 Nights)-
    We start our journey from Rishikesh, which is well-known as a holy place in Uttarakhand. This is simply Rishikesh - pipalkoti - Jhinjhi Village - Saat Taal - Pipalkoti - Rishikesh.
    Packages start from - Rs. 14,999 Per person (Including Accommodation and Meal + Transport) + 18% GST
  • If anyone is interested in booking a private tour for their friends and family, we have a distinct procedure in place to accommodate your needs.

Why Should you plan Sapt Kund Trek?

This trek is known for its stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas, lush green forests, and scenic valleys. Here are some reasons why you should plan the Sapt Kund Lake trek in Chamoli:

Breathtaking Scenery:
The Sapt Kund Lake trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including the majestic Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks. The trek passes through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and deodar trees, and offers stunning views of the Alaknanda River and the surrounding valleys.

Offbeat Destination:
The Sapt Kund Lake trek is an offbeat destination that is perfect for those who want to explore the lesser-known trails of the Himalayas. This trek is not as crowded as other popular treks in the region, making it an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature in peace and quiet.

Cultural Experience:
The Sapt Kund Lake trek takes you through several small villages that offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their customs and traditions.

The Sapt Kund Lake trek is a moderate-level trek that offers a good mix of adventure and thrill. The trek involves crossing steep ridges, rocky terrain, and narrow trails, which makes it an exciting adventure for trekkers.

How to reach Sapt kund?

The Base Camp for Sapt kund lake trek is Pipalkoti in Chamoli district. To reach Pipalkoti in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, you can follow these general directions:
1. By Air:
The nearest airport to Pipalkoti is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 209 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Pipalkoti.

2. By Train:
-The closest railway station to Pipalkoti is Rishikesh Railway Station, located about 192 kilometers away. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Pipalkoti.

3. By Road:
- Pipalkoti is well-connected by road, and you can easily reach there by taking a private vehicle or a bus. Here are a few common routes:
- From Rishikesh: Take the National Highway 7 (NH7) towards Karnaprayag. Pipalkoti is located on this route, approximately 192 kilometers from Rishikesh.
- From Delhi: Take the NH7 towards Rishikesh and continue on the same highway towards Pipalkoti.
- From Haridwar: Take the NH7 towards Rishikesh and then follow the same route as mentioned above.

4. Trek to Sapt kund lake:
- First book a Trek Guide and Another neccessary items trek
- Next Morning start your beautiful trek

Key Points of Sapt Kund Lake Trek:

Duration 6 days & 5 Nights from Rishikesh to Rishikesh (Kindly allocate an extra day in your schedule to account for acclimatization and potential weather conditions.)
Trek Start and End Point Pipalkoti Town
Trek Type Trails, steep at points
Temperature at Trek Summer Day (5°C to 8°C) and Night (2°C to 5°C)
Altitude of Sapt kund: 4600m
Trek Weather In the winter season, Sapt Kund Lake transforms into a captivating sight with its snow-covered summits and peaks, forming a breathtaking panorama. As summer approaches, the temperature gradually increases, ushering in slightly warmer weather to the region. The climate in Sapt Kund Lake usually follows predictable patterns, maintaining a consistent rhythm with the changing seasons. Nevertheless, there are occasional delightful surprises as rain showers unexpectedly grace the area, introducing an element of spontaneity to the otherwise anticipated weather.
Best Time: The pre and post-monsoon season, which takes place from May to mid-June and mid-July to October.
Trek Level: Moderate to Difficult
Trek distance: 53 kilometers
Trek Group Size: A minimum group size of 9 people and a maximum of 30 & More people.
Trek Fee Rs. 14,999/Per Person-
Items included Vehicle (Rishikesh to Rishikesh), Accommodation (Pipalkoti & Trek Route), Food (Basic Breakfast & Dinner), A Trek Guide.

Sapt Kund Trek (Saattal), Uttarakhand Itinerary

  • Day 1- Rishikesh → Pipalkoti

    Board an early bus from Rishikesh to Joshimath and get a ticket up till Pipalkoti. If you are driving by your own vehicle it is suggested to leave early and reach the base point before sunset. The drive from Rishikesh to Pipalkoti is a beautiful one with Alakhnanda flowing beside throughout the journey, have lunch at a local restaurant to experience the local flavors and cuisines. On reaching Pipalkoti, our team member will escort you to the stay for the night. Your stay will be arranged in Biotourism Park Cottages. Take proper rest as the journey for next 5 days is not going to be as easy as imagined.

  • Day 2- Pipalkoti → Pagna Village → Jhinjhi Village

    Day 2 will be an exciting one for which we will leave early in the morning and drive 29kms up to Pagna Village, a small hamlet in the nature’s lap. After grabbing our breakfast from the village, we will begin our trek towards Jhinjhi Village which is 6km from the previous one. Passing through the forests and vegetation and keeping a rhythmic speed we will reach the camp before the sunset. This would be last point to have shops and civilization to the closest. Buy your last minute purchases and sleep early because tomorrow is a challenging day.

  • Day 3- Jhinjhi Village → Gochal Gufa

    Wake up early and wrap up your camps and bags and prepare yourself for a steep hike towards Gochal Gufa. Today we will walk about 10kms and witness nature in it’s various forms. Bugyals, fresh flower beds, lush green pastures and water sources making the loudest sound you could hear in the entire valley. Camp at Gochal Gufa and keep your spirits high. Keep up with the guide and follow his footsteps as mid way a trail diverts towards Lord Curson Pass as well and you may follow the wrong path.

  • Day 4- Gochal Gufa → Saat Taal →Gochal Gufa

    Today we will reach our destination Saat Taal. Surrounded by huge mountains and at the base of Nanda Ghunti Peak rests a beautiful lake devoted to Lord Shiva. We can consider today to be an easy day, as we will camp back at Gochal Gufa and there will be no need to carry our camps and bags up till Saat Taal. Today we will have enough time on ourselves to relax and breathe at the final destination, take pictures, meditate, make memories, and maybe stretch a little while you see the mesmerizing view of Nanda Ghunti Peak. After spending enough time at the lake we will head back to Gochal Gufa and camp there after walking a total distance of 12kms.

  • Day 5- Gochal Gufa → Pagna Village → Pipalkoti

    Walking down is easier than climbing uphill, so today we will head back to Pagna village and from there to Pipalkoti. Don’t forget to bring your trash back along with you as nature has a lot to give to us and we should respect it by not littering around and increasing the carbon footprint. Please, be responsible. Rest at Biotourism Park at Pipalkoti and cherish the days spent in the lap of the nature away from the hustle and bustle of regular days.

  • Day 6- Pipalkoti → Rishikesh

    Today is the day when we say Goobyes to the team and leave for Rishikesh to head back to our lives but if you got some time in your hands and want to explore a little more then do visit Chopta, another beautiful hamlet.

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People Also Ask About Sapt Kund Trek (Saattal), Uttarakhand

Q.1 What is the best time to go for Saat Taal Trek?

Looking for a peaceful and adventurous journey towards Himalayas, it is best trek to visit in March to May and June to October. You will get to see snow capped mountains throughout the year.

Q.2 What is the Distance between Rishikesh to Pipalkoti?

The distance between Rishikesh (Yoga Capital) to Pipalkoti will be around 250km.

Q.3 What my package includes?

Food | 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation | Tour Guide |Entrance Fees | All transportation in destination location

Q.4 What is the Sapt Kund Lake Trek in Chamoli?

Sapt Kund Lake Trek is a popular trekking route located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. The trek takes you to the beautiful Sapt Kund Lake, which is situated at an altitude of 5,000 meters above sea level.

Q.5 How difficult is Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

Sapt Kund Lake Trek is a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, and the high altitude can also cause altitude sickness.

Q.6 What is the duration of the Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

The duration of the Sapt Kund Lake Trek is around 8-9 days, including travel time from Delhi.

Q.7 What is the maximum altitude reached during the Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the Sapt Kund Lake Trek is 5,000 meters above sea level.

Q.8 What is the accommodation like during the Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

During the trek, accommodation is in tents or homestays. The tents are usually twin-sharing and equipped with sleeping bags, mattresses, and pillows.

Q.9 What are the essential things to carry for the Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

Essential things to carry for the Sapt Kund Lake Trek include trekking shoes, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottles, first aid kit, and a backpack.

Q.10 What is the cost of the Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

The cost of the Sapt Kund Lake Trek varies depending on the tour operator and the inclusions. On average, the cost ranges from INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 per person.

Q.11 Is it safe to go for Sapt Kund Lake Trek?

Yes, it is safe to go for Sapt Kund Lake Trek. However, it is always advisable to go with a certified and experienced trekking guide who can help you in case of any emergency. It is also important to follow all safety guidelines and instructions given by the guide.
All Sapt Kund Trek (Saattal), Uttarakhand Customer Reviews 11 Users Reviewd
Sanna Bisht
Sanna Bisht, 2023-06-18 06:13:27

The Sapt Kund Trek organized by FirstTrek was an absolute delight. The entire team was passionate about their work, ensuring that every aspect of the trek was well taken care of. The trail was challenging yet manageable, and the guides provided constant support and motivation. The views from the summit were awe-inspiring, and the serene lakes left a lasting impression on me. Thank you, FirstTrek, for an incredible trekking experience.

Indu sharma
Indu sharma, 2023-06-12 16:08:35

FirstTrek organized an outstanding trek to Sapt Kund in Chamoli. The guides were knowledgeable about the region and provided interesting insights along the way. The trek itself was challenging but doable, and the reward of reaching the seven stunning glacial lakes was worth every step. I appreciate FirstTrek's attention to detail and their commitment to providing a memorable trekking experience.

Jasmin, 2023-06-08 11:11:03

FirstTrek's organization of the Sapt Kund Trek was top-notch. From the moment we arrived, everything was well-planned and executed smoothly. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas. The guides were professional and knowledgeable, making the journey even more enjoyable. I had an incredible experience and would choose FirstTrek for future treks without hesitation.

Ansuman, 2023-06-04 13:07:02

FirstTrek did an excellent job organizing the Sapt Kund Trek in Chamoli. The trek was challenging but rewarding, and the guides provided great support and encouragement along the way. The camping facilities were comfortable, and the food provided was delicious. Overall, it was a well-organized trek that allowed us to immerse ourselves in the stunning natural beauty of the region.

Pradeep Chaudhary
Pradeep Chaudhary, 2023-05-28 06:12:42

FirstTrek organized an exceptional trek to Sapt Kund in Chamoli. The professionalism and expertise of the guides were evident throughout the journey. They shared interesting stories and information about the region, enriching our experience. The Sapt Kund lakes were a sight to behold, surrounded by pristine glaciers and towering peaks. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this trek and highly recommend it.

Rupali Kushwaha
Rupali Kushwaha, 2023-05-27 05:14:29

My experience on the Sapt Kund Trek with FirstTrek was outstanding. The team's professionalism and attention to detail were commendable. The trek took us through stunning landscapes, including lush meadows, gushing rivers, and snow-clad mountains. The guides were experienced and made the journey enjoyable with their engaging stories and knowledge of the local culture. This trek with FirstTrek was an adventure of a lifetime.

Raman Thakur
Raman Thakur, 2023-05-25 06:07:54

we had an incredible time on the Sapt Kund Trek organized by FirstTrek. The team was professional, experienced, and ensured that all safety measures were followed. The trail was well-maintained, and the views of the snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes were absolutely breathtaking. It was a memorable experience, and I can't wait to join FirstTrek on another adventure soon.

shivani, 2023-05-24 06:06:22

I recently completed the Sapt Kund Trek organized by FirstTrek in Chamoli, and it was an absolutely amazing experience. The trek was well-planned and organized, with knowledgeable and friendly guides who ensured our safety throughout the journey. The scenic beauty of the Himalayas was breathtaking, and reaching the Sapt Kund lakes was a truly rewarding accomplishment. I highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a memorable adventure.

Suman Singh
Suman Singh, 2023-05-18 06:09:40

We recently complete our the Sapt Kund Trek with FirstTrek, and it exceeded all my expectations. The organization and coordination were impeccable, and the guides were friendly and supportive. The trek was a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. we highly recommend to do this trek with FirstTrek's team.

Sumesh Chauhan
Sumesh Chauhan, 2022-08-18 14:10:11

I recently embarked on the Sapt Kund Trek with FirstTrek, and it exceeded all my expectations. The organization and coordination were impeccable, and the guides were friendly and supportive. The trek was a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. The highlight was definitely reaching the Sapt Kund lakes and witnessing their pristine beauty. I highly recommend this trek and FirstTrek's services.

Himanshu Bhandari
Himanshu Bhandari, 2022-06-14 06:11:43

I had an unforgettable experience on the Sapt Kund Trek with FirstTrek. The trekking routes were well-selected, providing diverse landscapes and picturesque views at every turn. The guides were skilled and ensured our safety at all times. The camping arrangements were comfortable, and the food was tasty and nutritious. This trek was a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and tranquility.

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