About Mt. Satopanth
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 makes for a compelling proposition to mountain junkies, willing to make the transition from ‘trekking’ peaks to ‘climbing’ peaks and experience the high alpine environment at 7,000m+!! The route includes a complex glacier approach, high angled snow slopes and knife edge ridge, before the final section to the summit. At just over 7,000m, the effect of high altitude is a significant factor, as is the remote location and possibility of extreme weather.
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.
DAY DATE Scheduled Activity
01 19 Sept 2018 STAY AT UTTARKASHI, EQUIPMENT HIRING & PRE EXPEDITION BREIFING
02 20 Sept 2018 DRIVE TO GANGOTRI & STAY
03 21 Sept 2018 TREK TO BHOJBASA & STAY
04 22 Sept 2018 TREK TO NANDANVAN
05 23 Sept 2018 TREK TO BASUKITAL
06 24 Sept 2018 REST DAY FOR ACCLAMATIZATION
07 25 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
08 26 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
09 27 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
10 28 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
11 29 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
12 30 Sept 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
13 01 Oct 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
14 02 Oct 2018 RESERVE FOR CLIMBING
15 03 Oct 2018 MOVE TO CAMP 1
16 04 Oct 2018 MOVE TO VASUKITAL (BASE CAMP)
17 05 Oct 2018 MOVE TO BHOJBASA OR GANGOTRI (OPTIONAL)
18 06 Oct 2018 DRIVE BACK TO UTTARKASHI FROM GANGOTRI
19 07 Oct 2018 EXTRA DAY
EXPEDITION FEES: ₹ 1,00,000 per Climber
REPORTING DATE: 19 Sept 2018
REPORTING PLACE: Uttarkashi
NOTE: Name of the Accommodation at Uttarkashi will be informed 15 days prior.
EXPEDITION FEE INCLUDES:
All land transport of the members and support team will be provided from Uttarkashi to Gangotri to Uttarkashi.
All accommodation on the trek on twin sharing basis.
All meals on the trek.
Services of a guide, sherpas / high altitude porters (HAPs) on the mountain; cook & an assistant till base camp.
Group climbing gear (Ropes, Anchors, Shovels, Slings etc).
Kitchen & Dining Tent till Base Camp.
Tented accommodation after Gangotri and Hotel accommodation at Uttarkashi & Gangotri.
IMF Peak Booking fee.
Uttarakhand State Royalty Fee.
Porterage of all the personal climbing equipment per member to & from Base Camp.
GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules).
EXPEDITION FEE EXCLUDES:
Sleeping Bag & items of personal clothing.
Any costs arising from early departure from the expedition.
Any extra costs incurred caused in the event of finishing the expedition early.
Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beverages, insurance & tips.
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
Tips for porters, guides, sherpas etc.
In case of any emergency evacuation the charges will be borne by the climber.
1. Single Room during your stay in Uttarkashi can be booked at an additional cost.
2. Personal Sherpa who will accompany you throughout the climbing period can be arranged at an additional cost.