The Satopanth Lake is a mythical glacial lake lying at an altitude of about 15000 ft ASL and hidden among the snow shrouded peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek route too encompasses the features of high altitude trek, walking on boulders, moraines and glaciers and ridges with the captivating views of the Himalayan ranges.
The road to triangular shaped lake is believed to the road to the truth or “Satya ka pantha". The five Pandavas along with Draupadi from the epic Mahabharata was said to take this trail while on their last journey towards the heaven. Legends still lives on and the Satopanth Lake is considered sacred among the people of Mana village, also the base camp of the trek. It is also believed that the holy trinity of Hindu gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva meditated at the three corners of the lake. Even to this day, many people make a visit to the lake for pilgrimage.
The Satopanth lake Trek is full of adventure and is for experienced trekkers. The trek route is a bit hazardous but the scenery is extremely rewarding. Infact, the place of rest in between the trek are mostly the caves on the path.