Saptrishi Pass trek

duration Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 17060 ft.
Pickup Pickup Point Rishikesh
visit Best time to visit April to June
Camp Thrill Level Extreme
About the Saptrishi Pass trek

The Saptrishi Pass Trek begins when you arrive in Rishikesh. Meet with our representative and take a cab to Joshimath. On the way, you will be passing through 3 major confluences of Hindu mythology- Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Karnaprayag. Check into your hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour in the local market. After you've finished your supper, relax and rest for the day.

The following day, have breakfast and drive to Govindghat. The hiking part of the trek begins here. Journey to Ghangaria, travelling along the beautiful river and passing by Hemkund Sahib Pilgrims. There are several real traditional dhabas along the path where you may rest and eat delicious food. Arrive at Ghangaria, check into your hotel, and unwind.

Also See: Kedarkantha Trek

Wake up to an exciting morning, have your breakfast and move towards Advanced Base Camp (ABC). The trek route is mostly ascending, passing through some boulder sections and forest as well. And before you reach the Saptrishi Pass, enjoy a thrilling walkthrough over glacial moraines. After spending enough time at the pass, start to trek down to Camp 2.

The Saptrishi Pass Trek also visits the lovely Valley of Flowers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated at an incredible 14,107 feet. Besides, the Valley Of Flowers Trek is equally popular among both international and domestic visitors. Experience the charm of a peaceful alpine garden with unique flora and fauna. After spending enough time at Valley Of Flowers, return to Ghangaria.

It's time to say goodbye to Ghangaria. Get up and prepare to return to Govindghat. Savor your breakfast, head to Govindghat via Poolna. The next morning, drive back to Rishikesh and mark the end of Saptrishi Pass Trek.


Best time to go for Saptrishi Pass Trek

The ideal months to make this hike is from May till October. Saptrishi Pass Trek is the ultimate challenge for mountaineers who want to push themselves further into extreme hiking adventures.


Why should you choose Saptrishi Pass Trek?

The reason behind choosing Saptrishi Pass is that it is known for glacier treks, high-altitude pass trekking, camping in surreal sites, and expeditions.

Saptrishi Pass is the latest addition to hiking expeditions in Uttarakhand. Not known by many, Saptrishi Pass is an offbeat hiking adventure that is advised only for experienced hikers who wish to try extreme hiking adventures.


Saptrishi Pass Trek difficulty level

The expedition to this high altitude pass falls under the class of moderate to extremely difficult; depending upon the physical endurance of the hiker. Besides, it is known for its unpredictable weather and challenging terrains while ascending on this journey. It is why this adventure is ideal for mountaineers who have earlier experience of extreme hiking. Moreover, maintaining attentiveness while trekking assures your safety.


Other attractions at Saptrishi expedition

Although Saptrishi Pass Trek is known for its challenging terrains, merciless weather, and crevasses that look deep like hell; there are some other sites of attractions you can visit after this.

First, there is Valley of Flowers, which is nothing but is exactly how it's named. The Valley of Flowers Trek is one of the most renowned Indian treks, all across the continents. There's a perfect explanation behind its popularity. The entire valley blooms with numerous wildflowers when the season arrives. Transforming the entire valley into a literal flowerbed. Often called the garden above clouds.

Alongside this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there lies the spiritual silence of Hemkund Sahib. Popularly famous for being the highest Gurudwara in the entire world. It is said that Guru Govind Sahib Ji, the tenth guru of the Sikhs, spent 10 years in meditation here. This is why the place is mostly visited by Sikh pilgrims every year.

In addition to that, the holy site of Hemkund Sahib also has a small Laxman Temple. Set right by the sacred pool, this temple is among one of the only few Laxman Temple left in the entire world. So, don't miss out on paying homage at these sacred spots while visiting Hemkund.

Day 1: Rishikesh to Joshimath

 

Drive: 260 km

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Arrive in Rishikesh early in the morning, meet our team representative and board the sharing cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath.
  • During the journey you will cross Devparyag, Rudraparyag and the Karnaparyag.
  • Reach Joshimath in the evening, check in the property and visit the local market on your own.
  • In the evening have your dinner and retire for the day.

 

Day 2: Joshimath to Ghangaria

 

Drive: 19 km

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a hotel on a sharing basis.

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast and prepare for a short drive to Govindghat.
  • Post reaching Govindghat, start your trek to Ghangaria.
  • The initial trail is mostly motorable and you might see a few Sikh pilgrims making their way to the Hemkund Sahib. But the best thing is that the route also has several authentic traditional dhabas that serve amazing food.
  • Till halfway, you will trek along the charming river and then will cross over to reach the destination for today.
  • After you have reached Ghangaria, check-in with the hotel and relax.
  • Enjoy your time at the market and have your dinner and retire for the day.

 

Day 3: Ghangaria to ABC

 

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to an exciting morning, have your breakfast and move towards ABC.
  • The trek route will pass through some boulders, and you will cross forest sections.
  • 3 hours into the trek, you will move above the treeline.
  • Reach ABC, pitch your tents and with hot meals retire for the day.

 

Day 4: ABC to Camp 2, via Pass

 

Altitude: 17060 ft. (Saptrishi Pass)

Trek: 9 km

Meal: Breakfast: Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a sharing basis

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, have breakfast and start the adventurous day to pass.
  • The trek route is mostly ascending, you will be walking over the glacial moraines.
  • Reach the pass and have magnificent views of xxx peaks.
  • After spending enough time at the pass, start to trek down to Camp 2.
  • Pitch tents for the day and with hot meals retire from the day.

 

Day 5: Camp 2 to Ghangaria via Valley Of Flowers

 

Altitude: 10000 ft

Trek: 14 km

Meal: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks + Dinner

Stay: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

  • Have your breakfast and start your trek to Ghangaria while passing through Valley Of Flowers.
  • The descent route via Valley Of Flowers is very majestic, passing through different flowers.
  • After spending enough time at Valley Of Flowers, head back to Ghangaria.
  • End your tiring day at Ghangaria with hot meals in a guest house.

 

Day 6: Ghangaria to Govindghat Via Poolna

 

Drive: 4 km

Trek: 9 km

Altitude: 9,600 ft.

Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis.

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

  • It's time to say goodbye to Ghangaria. Wake up and get ready to trek back to Govindghat. After you have savored your breakfast, hop in with the group, and start.
  • The route remains almost the same. Enjoy walking through beautiful meadows and blooming flowers.
  • On this route, you will also find a lot of authentic dhabas where you can stop once in a while and taste some local cuisine food.
  • After you have reached the Govindghat, settle in your guest house. You will be served your hot dinner after the evening falls.

 

Day 7: Govindghat to Rishikesh

 

Drive: 270 km (10 Hours)

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Wake up fresh in the morning. Have your breakfast and get ready to drive back to Rishikesh.
  • Though the drive is fairly long, in case you wish to stop in between to eat some food, we will be happy to serve you.
  • Once you have reached Rishikesh safely, our trip ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for choosing us and giving us this chance to serve you well.

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 25km. away from the city.    

By Train: If you are planning to go from train best option is to catch an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Road: There are plenty of bus services available from Delhi to Dehradun.

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Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Joshimath.

2. All stays included from Joshimath to Ghangaria on sharing basis in tents.

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 7 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.

5. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.

7. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.

8. All trek essentials included–

 (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc

 (ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

 (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

4. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

5. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)

1. If cancellations are made 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.

3. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Q1. What is the best time to visit Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: April to June


Q2. What is the duration of Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Q3. How difficult is the Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: Saptrishi Kund Trek is considered one of the most difficult treks in Uttarakhand.


Q4. Is Saptrishi Pass trek good for beginners?

Answer: No, You must have a prior experience of at least 4-5 treks.


Q5. How much is Saptrishi Pass trek distance?

Answer: 16 km


Q6. What does Saptrishi Pass trek cost?

Answer: 30,000 + 5.00 % GST


Q7. What is Saptrishi Pass trek Temperature?

Answer: 10 °C to 20 °C


Q8. Can we have liquor or smoke while on Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: We prefer not to consume liquor and smoke while trekking.


Q9. What is the route of Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: Rishikesh – Joshimath – Ghangaria – ABC – Camp 2 – Ghangaria – Govindghat - Rishikesh


Q10. How much weight is allowed per person on Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: There isn’t any specific value of weight that a person needs to carry, we suggest you to carry a rucksack of 50kg capacity and carry least possible weight that may not act as hurdle during trekking.


Q11. Is a guide necessary for Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: Yes, you should hire a local guide as it is a less explored trek and there isn’t a specific route so you may loose your way.


Q12. What are the best months to visit this trek?

Answer: April to June.


Q13. How should I select my trekking shoe?

Answer: Good trekking shoes with good, soft and sole.  


Q14. What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Answer: Uttrakashi, Kalpa, Kanatal, Kinnaur, Dhanaulti, Tehri.


Q15. What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

Answer: Min. 8 years and there isn’t any upper age limit.


Q16. What type of meals will be available at Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: Vegetarian meals.


Q17. How to reach for Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: 

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 25km away from the main city.

By Train: If you are planning to go from train best option is to catch an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun.

By Road: There are plenty of bus services available from Delhi to Dehradun, you can choose as per you convinence.

 

Q18. What things are must to have on Saptrishi Pass trek?

Answer: A Hiking backpack, Weather-appropriate ,Hiking shoes, Plenty of water, Navigation tools such as a map and compass, First-aid kit, Knife or multi-tool.

 

Q19. What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

Answer: Hotel and tents.


Q20. What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Answer: Vegetarian meals will be served.


Q21. Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Answer: Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will share tents with each other. In case if there is only one woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.


Q22. What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Answer: Driving license, voters ID, Medical Certificate, etc.


Q23. What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Answer: Light weight and waterproof alpine tents.


Q24. Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Answer: Yes


Q25. What equipment can I rent from you??

Answer: We don’t rent any equipments but may guide you to the local retailers who provide the things on rent.


Q26. Is the trekking pole necessary?

Answer: Trekking poles are not a strictly necessary piece of gear, but you may choose to take them because they provide a lot of benefits.

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