Mount Satopanth Expedition

Altitude 7075m, Grade 4C

Our expedition to Satopanth combines the ascent of a magnificent, remote 7000m peak with a genuine cultural experience. Satopanth is situated deep in the Indian Garhwal Himalaya – the home to India’s most spectacular peaks, on a par with, or even better than, the best the likes of Nepal has to offer.

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The approach to Mount Satopanth is overland from Delhi, a ‘traditional’ journey rather than the whistle-stop helicopter approach used so often in other countries.  This approach is shared with pilgrims to one of India’s holiest sites, Gaumukh, the source of the Ganges which we pass on trek in to the mountain.

Above Gaumukh a long glacial approach leads up to the north east ridge of Satopanth, which is ascended via steep mixed climbing, broad and narrow ridges and an exposed traverse across a 50 degree ice slope. Usually we place three camps between base camp and the summit, from where you can feast your eyes on nearby Shivling and beyond to Nanda Devi, Kashmir and Tibet.

Please note, India operates a very formal system for climbing. Satopanth has to be booked well in advance to guarantee a permit.

Photo: Gilles Privat

Trip dossier

Mount Satopanth expedition

  • Estimated International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader. 
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition. 
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley/town accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. 
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies
  • 90-120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified
  • Personal medical supplies 
  • Personal use of communication equipment
  • Excess baggage
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances

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Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
4th Sep 2022 - 2nd Oct 2022
18th Sep 2022 - 16th Oct 2022
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
3rd Sep 2022 - 2nd Oct 2022
17th Sep 2022 - 16th Oct 2022